Obama Blows Smoke Up Your... Tires

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8-1 Obama Blows Smoke Up Your...Tires
Well, Nancy Pelosi and her henchmen (& women) pulled up stakes in our nation's capitol and headed of for parties unknown (whoops, that should read - parts unknown). Having them out of town for awhile is always a good thing as our remaining freedoms will remain untrammeled until their return and our incomes will not be taxed any more. Of course they hit the road without a vote on the minor issue of re-instituting off-shore drilling or other ways to increase our independence on foreign oil. Pelosi couldn't risk having that come to a floor vote because the mood of the American People has shifted so much she was afraid of a stinging and embarrassing defeat if the will of the people was honored.  ( I love writing about Pelosi because her names' not in my spell checker and every time it asks me I just say 'Ignore'. If it was only that easy.)

Did you know that a group of Republican lawmakers stuck around to debate the issue and Pelosi ordered the lights, microphones & cameras turned off  and the chamber doors locked? As of recent reports they had the doors open and the lights and microphones powered back up but the issue can't be transmitted to the American people showing a House devoid of Democrats. Probably becaused if people saw things getting accomplished when the Democrats weren't around, they might actually wake up and make it a reality. Naw, that's just silly talk.


No, Pelosi et. al. would rather feed you the li(n)e that prices have dropped like a rock the past month because we Americans all did such an excellent job of driving less and conserving such vast quantities that we shifted the WORLD balance to an over-supply of oil. Apparently China and India also curbed their gluttony for the product as well so Arab countries are now awash in oil with no buyers in sight so they're cutting prices. Yeah, that's what happened.

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Well, that plus I know we all rushed out and checked the air in our tires to make sure they were properly inflated and got tune-ups to assure that our vehicles are running at peak performance. Because as our erstwhile candidate for President, Barack H Obama, tells us - those two simple things can save as much oil as we would gain from new drilling. Hmmm, even by Democratic low-ball estimates that amounts to a few million barrels a day. Properly inflated tires could save that much? Puh-leeze. You've gotta love it when Obama speaks off-the-cuff because he is not as good an extemporaneous speaker as the media would have you believe. He is prone to this kind of mis-statement because he IS SIMPLY TOO INEXPERIENCED TO KNOW THE FACTS.

Could it be that OPEC producers realized that with this latest ploy they may have gone too far and riled up the American hornets nest? That Bush and most prudent voices are calling for increasing our domestic exploration & production, reducing our dependence on them, seriously looking at nuclear, solar & wind alternatives and so they pulled back. Get the Americans back in their comfort zone which seems to currently reside somewhere just south of $4.00/gallon and they'll shut up about drilling and exploring like we did last time, and the time before that and... Then they'll start the slow creep until our new comfort zone becomes $5.00/gallon by this time next year - especially if Obama becomes Pres and Pelosi & Reid continue their control of Congress.

Go ahead - tell me this isn't true. I hope you're right and I'm wrong on this but I don't think so.

Gene Wunderlich - Selling Southwest California Homes including Temecula, Murrieta & The Southern California Wine Country
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Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Regardless of ones culture, it cannot be imposed on another!! Culture is only changed from within. That is why military intervention does not work.

Yep. Japan is living proof of that. So is Germany.  Let's see, the former eastern bloc countries, they certainly didn't have a culture imposed upon them by the Kremlin. Canada certainly didn't have any culture imposed militarily.

History is full of culture being imposed by military intervention.

Platitudes really sound great, until you shine the light of reality on them.

August 03, 2008 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Ann-Marie Clements
M.S. Ed., Principal
Kezhi International Consulting Co. - Vancouver, B.C.

Mike, the 1940's are over.... It's now a very different time...

What's your thoughts on NAFTA economic theory??  You haven't addressed my previous comment...  ;>)

 

 

August 03, 2008 04:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Ann-Marie - there are actually many comments you have not addressed before that. This blog is about Obama's oil plan, not NAFTA.

However, Newt Gingrich voted yes on NAFTA. He was a supporter of it. So was Pelosi, she also voted yes.

The democrats had control of both House & Senate at the time. In the house, NAFTA passed because of Republican votes, 132 ayes, 75% of the republican minority in the house. The democrats voted 60% against NAFTA. Again, get your history straight.

BTW - NAFTA was a George H.W. Bush deal. Not WJ Clinton. Also, both Senator Clinton and Obama have expressed their opposition to NAFTA and free trade.

August 03, 2008 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Gene Wunderlich
Realtor & Legislative Liaison
1st Action Real Estate

Another country heard from - now we've trotted out the other old liberal bugaboo - Bush, Cheney & Halliburton. And here Ann almost had me convinced it was the darn oil companies that had bled us dry in collusion with the auto makers who forced us to buy gas guzzlers - of course in lockstep with Bush. Jeez, for a ineffective schlub who is pretty dumb, he seems to have been up to quite a lot of nefarious activities and done them all very effectively over the past 8 years. Which is it guys?  Dum-ass or master conspirator? I'm leaning toward dumb-ass myself but you guys might convince me otherwise.

And to top it all off - Tony lets us know that the laws of supply and demand are no longer valid either. Tony, I sincerely hope you can convince the housing market that even though we have an over-supply right now, we should be charging more for all those houses, not less. That would be a big help. Any changes to the law of gravity I should be aware of? Murphy's Law?

I do agree with Ann about Samuel Adams, however. He's the Boston Brewer, right? I was communing with him just this afternoon. He gives me great insights too, Ann.

Well, enough of this jocularity. I'm off to Kauai leaving at 4 in the morning and I've still got to pack. It's been a real slice of heaven. Please have this all sorted out by the time I get back.

As the graphic below says - bunya-bunya. Same to you.

August 03, 2008 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Noper... Bush is no master-conspirator.  He was over his head as governor of Texas... and for the last eight years has played the fool for his "handlers" in the Republican party.  Joke all you want, Mr "fun guy..." they are all guilty of criminal activity, and of breaching the Constitition.  And... you have a great trip... ya hear ?  I think me and my cat Mollie T are about done with this cat box.  Bye bye, now...

August 04, 2008 01:45 AM
Rainmaker
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