No Drilling In Alaska For Shell

Gas prices keep going up and the unrest in the Middle East will not make things any better. Some analysts predict $5.00 a gallon gas this year and if that happens any hope for economic recovery will rapidly fade. We have plenty of our own resources but we are not allowed to use them. We already see how the Obama policies are affecting Texas (in the spotlight of the Superbowl) and now we see the result of his oil policies.

Shell will not be drilling in Alaska this year.

Shell Alaska has dropped plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort Sea this year and will concentrate on obtaining permits for the 2012 season, company Vice President Pete Slaiby said Thursday.

The recent remand of air permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency was the final driver behind the decision, Slaiby said at a news conference. Yahoo News

The administration is doing everything it can to keep us from using our resources. Hell, Obama and his minions are in contempt of court for the refusal to follow court orders related to drilling in the Gulf because they do not care about the law.

The regime has an agenda and it will keep pushing until it destroys us.

How long will this continue before we have push back?

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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Democrats Will Offer Drilling Plan

Demonstrating that they will change positions in order to win an election, the Democrats will offer an offshore drilling plan when the Congress reconvenes in September. The Democrats have been opposed to drilling despite record gas prices and huge amounts of money going to foreign suppliers. Though the Democrats have had a clandestine plan for vulnerable members to support drilling, this plan will mark the first time they have openly, as a group, offered a plan that will allow drilling on our own property.

I had predicted this would happen once Barack Obama had changed his position on drilling. Obama criticized John McCain for a similar reversal earlier in the year when Democrats did not support a plan to ease the price of gasoline which has risen since they took control of Congress. I knew once Obama threw his party under the bus in order to align himself with public opinion that it would not be long before the entire party began lining up to change their opposition to offshore drilling. As it turns out, they have embraced much of what John McCain wants (and that Obama followed on) so who is the real leader here?

In reality, this is a ruse. The Democrats are saying they will have a vote and the process will go along with them demanding that oil be released from the strategic reserve as part of any deal. The legislation will probably drag on until they recess prior to the election. If anything is passed they will recess confident that they will win the presidency and more seats in Congress. When they reconvene in January they will have the votes they need to overturn anything done prior to the election. If the Republicans capitulate and allow the release of oil then the Democrats will have gotten what they wanted and can reverse positions.

This is not a far out idea. They reversed their position on drilling in order to win the election. They would like to see prices go down prior to November so they can lull voters into a false sense of security. Once they take control they can undo all of it and voters will not be able to do anything about it. If they changed position to win the election what makes anyone think they won’t change again after it?

Nancy Pelosi is playing games with the public and with our energy future in order to win an election. She has been opposed to drilling and for energy independence her entire career and she is in the pockets of the environmentalists who want us eating dirt and walking everywhere. There is no way she will do anything that will permanently tick off that group of supporters.

People who vote to put these cretins in control of our government will get what they deserve. If voters were smart I would say that it might be good for them to suffer with the pain for four years so that they could learn a hard lesson. Unfortunately, the bulk of the voting public has the attention span of a goldfish and it never remembers how badly it was screwed in the last election. All the Democrats have to do next time is promise more hope and change and people will line up to sip from the Kool Aid cistern.

Democrats are dangerous to this country and we should never, ever trust them.


Big Dog

Don’t Let Pelosi Fool You With Slick Oil Talk

I told you it would not be long. I was right on top of it after Barack Hussein Obama stated that he would be open to drilling for our own oil. I remarked at that time that it would not be long before people from the left who opposed drilling would jump on board. That has happened as of this week when Nancy Pelosi stated that she would be up for drilling our own oil with certain conditions. One of those conditions is a release of oil from the strategic reserves which is unwise to say the least.

Pelosi called the Republican request to drill a hoax and stated that she was trying to save the planet. She adjourned the House for a five week vacation without scheduling a vote and had all the lights and cameras turned off on the way out the door. When Republicans stayed behind and started making noise Barry Obambi changed his mind (dare I say flip-flopped) and stated he would be OK with drilling, and basically endorsed the plan John McCain has been pushing.

I knew it would not take long. Pelosi was (and still is) vehemently opposed to drilling. She knows that some of her Democrats are vulnerable and has secretly told them to push for drilling so they can win over people in their districts. Pelosi knows that she cannot go against Obama if she wants him to have a chance to win so she has to take a position under the bus in order for Obama to look like a leader. Pelosi is also aware that the ban on drilling must be renewed each year and it looks like she will not have the votes to renew it. If they wait too long all the names of the Democrats who dare to vote against it will be fresh in the minds of voters come election day.

But none of this should fool anyone. Pelosi is only playing to the majority of people who want us to drill for our own oil. The oil off our coasts, in ANWR, and the shale in the west will provide us with oil for many years to come especially when we consider how many places there are to get the oil. But none of this will matter because it is all smoke and mirrors. Pelosi believes that Obama will win and that she will pick up plenty of seats in the House and that the Senate will gain as well. With a Democratic president and a huge majority in Congress Pelosi will be able to bring the issue up for a vote after the new president and new Congress swears in. At that time they could put a complete halt to any drilling and take us right back to where we are now. She can do this and there won’t be a thing the American public can do about it.

Don’t let Nancy Pelosi or any other Democrat including Hopie Obama fool you. They will say anything to win but as soon as they do they will forget any promise they made and will impose their wills, their true intentions, upon us.

And just remember, there is no cure for buyer’s remorse. We will have to wait until the next election to express our dissatisfaction and by then most people will have forgotten. It has been said that we get the government we deserve.

Certainly we deserve better than this.

Big Dog

Obama’s Crude Oil Plan

Nancy Pelosi has called the Republican plan to drill America’s oil resources a hoax. Pelosi and many of her Democratic partners have been opposed to America drilling for its own oil for quite some time and it matters not to them that the money we pay for oil goes to people who do not like us very much. Truthfully though, it did not matter to most when the price of oil was low.

Now that it is high and people are feeling the pinch, Republicans and many Blue Dog Democrats want to drill our own resources. The problem is that Nancy Pelosi will not allow the issue to come up for a vote. Pelosi claimed that the Democrats would work for Americans to find solutions. They were not going to obstruct like the other party. The Democrats obstructed when they were the minority and now that they are in control they, under the leadership of Pelosi and Reid, have done everything to ensure that items they do not like never see the light of day.

Republicans staged a coup yesterday by staying and debating the drilling issue long after the Speaker had banged the gavel of adjournment. That gavel signaled the beginning of a 5 week, taxpayer paid, vacation. Yep, Congress will be in recess for the entire month of August. This, of course, is in addition to the week long holidays they take all year and the end of work as the election approaches. Can anyone explain why we pay them so much for so little? They never work.

Anyway, Pelosi had the lights turned off, the cameras turned off and the microphones shut down but that did not keep the Republicans from continuing to debate the issue while the Democrats left ensuring at least 5 more weeks will pass before this issue is addressed again. The issue now becomes, did Barry Obama add Pelosi’s name to the never ending stream of people who are ending up under his bus?

Barack Obama, who was once very opposed to drilling our own oil so much so that he chided John McCain for changing his position of the subject, has now changed positions on the subject. Yes, in June Obama stated that McCain had changed his position because of political expediency and that drilling would produce no oil for 10 years. Yesterday, the sainted one, stated that he would be open to drilling our own oil. He stated that he would make the compromise in order to have a path to alternative energies as long as we did it safely. In other words, he is now taking the very same position that McCain took only when McCain took it, it was a political move and when Obama takes it, it is compromise.

How will Nancy Pelosi look at Obama’s words? Will she say that his plan to drill is a hoax? Will others who called McCain a flip flopper and only changing for political reasons now call Barry a flip flopper who changed for political reasons? The absolute truth is that Obama DID change for political reasons. If he really felt compromise was in order he would have jumped on board when McCain did (and if he were the leader he wants you to believe he is, he would have been the first to propose it). The only reason Obama is jumping in now is because his poll numbers are flat (and Democrats are nervous) and he is tied with McCain. He realizes that people from all political backgrounds want to drill and he is pandering to them in order to get votes.

The important thing to remember is that John McCain was first on this issue just as he was on the surge. McCain was right about the surge while Obama was saying it would not work. To this day Obama will not admit he was wrong. Now McCain was first out of the gate on drilling for our oil and Obama criticized the position and, like his position on the surge, said it would not work. He stuck with the hard left and their desire to have $10.00 a gallon gas. Obama was Barry come lately. In other words, McCain demonstrated leadership and Obama demonstrated a lack of it. He followed the leader on this one. Don Surber notes that this position changed in just one day:

The Empty Suit on drilling on Thursday, as blogged by the New York Times:

“It won’t lower prices today. It won’t lower prices during the next Administration. While this won’t save you at the pump, it sure has done a lot to help Senator McCain raise campaign dollars.”

The Empty Suit on Friday, from the NYT:

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”

Now who is trying to raise campaign dollars?

Here is where the fun will begin. Obama has made it clear that he disagreed with McCain on this issue in the past and had unflattering things to say about him because of it. All the liberal media and the toadies who bow down to the greatness of Obama have been claiming that drilling our own oil will not work and that McCain is out of touch and it won’t help in the short term and any number of other reasons it was a bad idea. What will they say now that the sainted one in OK with drilling? Will they now say it is a brilliant idea? This is the way they play the game. Idiots like Keith Olberman decry George Bush as a criminal for supporting a bill that gives cell phone companies immunity but when Obama votes for it, he demonstrated courage. That is how this will be viewed. Obama will be hailed as a genius who is ahead of his time. Unfortunately, he was way late to the party on this one.

Pay attention over the next few weeks and see how the tone of the debate changes in the liberal media now that the sainted one agrees with drilling. Watch and see how many people change their positions as well. What will really be interesting is seeing how Pelosi reacts to this. It was a hoax when Republicans were pushing it. How will she view it from the Messiah?

Keep in mind that no matter what happens drilling was the plan from Republicans while Democrats refused debate on the issue. Now watch and see who tries to take credit if they change position.

Obama is pandering for votes. He already said he was happy with high gas prices but just wished they had risen more slowly. The Democrats have already stated they would be fine with $10.00 a gallon gas and Obama was totally opposed to this plan until his poll numbers fell flat. However, in two months Obama will be saying he has been consistent in his position on this and has always espoused it.

We do not need these people running the country.

Sources: (Amazing how they report the comprehensive plan when it comes from The One)
My Way News
Palm Beach Post

Big Dog

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