Harry Reid Says Coal and Oil Make us Sick

Harry Reid, the mental midget who runs the US Senate, has declared that coal and oil make us sick. According to the Wizard of Odd we humans take carbon out of the ground and put it in the air and it makes us sick and it causes global warming. The same Harry Reid who could not pour water out of a bucket if the directions were written on the bottom is using his vast intelligence to tell us that all the oil and coal that we use is making us sick.

Harry Reid

Certainly, the process of combustion causes gases that can, in sufficient quantities, cause illness because, after all, the dose makes the poison (water is poisonous if you drink enough of it). However, we have been using these items for a very long time and we are not all keeling over and dying from noxious gases sweeping across the land. Oil and coal have no other purpose than what we use them for so it is reasonable to assume they are here for us to use just as we are.

In any event, the mortality rate for the United States is just over 8 per 100,000 and on the list of leading causes of death, I can’t find oil, coal or carbon listed so unless Harry has some super secret data, he is just pulling this out of his, well now that I think about it his head is already there.

Harry Reid and his Democratic buddies, including Senator Hopenchange, constantly repeat that we cannot drill our way out of the high oil prices. Sure, and starving people can’t eat their way out of hunger [Ann Coulter]. It is impossible to tax you way to prosperity but that does not stop the Democrats from raising taxes. This mantra about not drilling out of problems is not catching on because a vast majority of people in this country want us to drill for our own resources. So, the Democrats have to think of some other reason to not allow us to drill. Thus, oil and coal make us sick.

Ten years ago they were saying it would take ten years to get any oil from ANWR. We would be getting it today if we started then. The answer is always the same though, we need to end our dependence on oil. I have no problem with that but these nimrods have not come up with an alternative in all the years they have been saying they will end our dependence. We cannot stop using fossil fuels until we have something that can take its place so it is in our best interests to drill for our own oil and continue using it until something better comes along. If we don’t we will be sitting here in another ten years still looking for an alternative to oil with millions of barrels sitting under our feet and below the surface of our water. Gasoline will be $20 a gallon and politicians will still be whining about alternative sources and ending oil dependence.

Harry Reid has no idea about the medical issues that accompany oil and coal use and global warming is a scam to increase profits for a select few in this country at the expense of dolts who buy into it. The reality is, oil and coal are much cleaner than they were a century ago and we use these products more efficiently. The life expectancy in our country has gone way up even though we use more oil and coal now than we did back then and the leading cause of death here is heart disease. Coal and oil, contrary to what Harry Reid says, are not making us sick (at least no more so than ever before) but I am willing to look at any credible study on the issue, Senator.

What is making us sick is paying more than $4 a gallon for gas and knowing that the money for it goes to countries that are hostile toward us while we ignore the huge supply of oil under our own property.

We are also sick of Democrats telling us we cannot drill. Come to think of it, we are just sick of Democrats in general.

Contrary to what people might think, we can vote our way out of that problem…

Big Dog

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  2. Bosun says:

    Harry better be quiet or the Chinese make get pissed off with him as they are exploiting fossil fuel at an unprecedented pace.

    Harry may eventually loose support of socialists who have so far carried his lunatic ideas.

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  4. ClintJCL says:

    Wow. Can’t believe this.

    Wow. Quite moronic!

    Let’s Review:

    Continuous contact with motor oil causes skin cancer. Diesel Truck drivers are 50% more likely to get lung cancer, while auto mechanics are more likely to die from a wide variety of cancer-related diseases. 12,000 Coal Miners died of black lung disease between 1992 and 2002. According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, Vehicle exhaust emissions:

    …irritate the eyes and respiratory tract, and are a risk to health by breathing in. Petrol or gas (LPG) fuelled engine fumes contain up to 10% carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Prolonged exposure to diesel fumes, especially blue or black smoke, could lead to coughing, chestiness and breathlessness, and there is evidence that long term exposure may increase the risk of lung cancer.

    Run a car in a closed space, like a garage, and you will asphixiate very quickly. One gallon of motor oil can ruin a million gallons of freshwater if dumped into the public water system “- a year’s supply of water for 50 people.” At the Coast Guard base where I work, a small amount of jet fuel, which is kerosene-based, leaked into the ground at one site, it will take years of phytoremediation to make the field usable again.

    In Ecuador cancer rates were found to be 150 percent higher in an oil-drilling area than in other parts of Ecuador. Lukemia rates in those same areas where three times the norm.

    Coal Fired power plants shorten nearly 24,000 lives a year, including 2,800 from lung cancer. Fish populations across the globe are increasingly becoming contaminated with mercury, dumped into the environment by these plants. With levels rising, the American Geological Institute has issued fish advisories warning the public about the health risks posed by eating certain fish.

  5. Big Dog says:

    The object is to read for comprehension. I stated that drilling our own oil will not make us any sicker than it already does. I even stated that all things are poisonous, as in water is a poison if you drink enough of it.

    We have some pretty sound safeguards in place. The people in Ecuador are in a third world country that probably has few, if any, occupational health standards.

    People do not go around getting motor oil on them for the sake of it and the probability of cancer is low unless there is repeated exposure. Only idiots run cars in enclosed spaces.

    Your arguments are not well thought out and lack any logic.

    The issue in most of these is LONG TERM exposure. Most people in America will not have long term exposure and drilling on our own property will not change the numbers.