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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    and there's another thing

    y'know, obama's the kinda guy who...

    well...

    he doesn't always finish what he starts

    LOL!

    i mean, there was that STATE OF THE UNION

    remember that?

    cuz he sure don't

    what was it---a BANK TAX?

    LOL!

    (you gotta forgive me, it aint my fault, he's FUNNY!)

    a DEBT COMMISSION?

    whatever happened to the SPENDING FREEZE?

    it is absolutely ridiculous that any president ever, anywhere, even in your imagination, could ever make a state of the union and then in front of everybody just go out and forget all the major crap you were just talking about

    what happened to the special prosecution of the cia?

    what's goin on with DADT?

    McHugh reversal: No DADT change - Jen DiMascio - POLITICO.com

    this president doesn't have PRIORITIES

    he has his OBSESSION, ahab like, his whale

    he went swimming with moby again TODAY

    LOL!

    in MAINE!

    this guy is hilarious

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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    all of which means---just cuz he SAYS he's gonna explore offshore...

    well, if it's not HEALTH CARE...

    he's shown a marked propensity to forget what he was talking about

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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    obama in maine, chasing the whale, omnipresent olympia not on board:

    PORTLAND, Maine – President Barack Obama had a new message Thursday for the critics, reporters and slumping polls that have defined his health care reform package so far: “It’s only been a week!”

    “Every single day since I signed reform into law, there’s another poll or headline that says ‘Nation still divided on health reform! Polls haven’t changed yet!’” Obama said in a speech at Portland Expo Center.

    “Well, yeah. It just happened last week. It’s only been a week!”

    Obama then departed from his prepared remarks to take a further stab at the press. “Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm, and you planted some seeds, and they came out the next day and they looked and said, ‘Nothing's happened. There's no crop! We're going to starve! Oh, no! It's a disaster!” he said, laughing and ginning up cheers from the crowd.

    “It’s been a week, folks. So before we find out if people like health care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place.”

    Speaking a day before the Labor Department releases the latest monthly unemployment numbers, Obama topped his remarks with a reminder that despite his recent health-care-centric events (LOL!), he is still focused on jobs. He tied health care directly to that effort and presented himself as a champion of the middle class.

    “I want you to know that we are working every single day to spur job creation and turn this economy around,” Obama said. “That's why we worked so hard over the last year to lift one of the biggest burdens facing middle-class families and small-business owners, and that is the crushing cost of health care right here in America.”

    Obama’s speech in Maine continued his health care hard sell, a venture that has so far followed the presidential campaign trail.

    Last week, after signing reform into law, Obama touted it in Iowa. Thursday, in traveling to Maine, he covered the New Hampshire media market. Even the music that played as he shook hands after Thursday’s speech was — as in Iowa — from his campaign: Brooks and Dunn’s “Only in America,” U2’s “Beautiful Day” and “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen, rather than the usual presidential march that plays.

    The president sprinkled plenty of politics throughout his remarks. In between explanations of how health care reform will benefit Americans — such as tax incentives for small businesses — he repeatedly mocked Republicans, none of whom voted for the bill.

    It was an exercise the raucous and supportive crowd appeared to enjoy.

    As soon as Obama said the name of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) to point out that the Ohio Republican has called passage of health care “Armageddon,” the audience booed.

    “No need to — we don't — we don't need to boo,” Obama said. “I just want to give the facts.”

    Obama urged Republicans to bring on their efforts to repeal reform. He chastised their plan to “repeal and replace,” saying they “want to deregulate the insurance market.”

    And when he went off script to tout the reform to the student loan system he signed into law Tuesday, Obama dared Republicans to try to repeal that, too.

    Despite polls that show health care reform has support among fewer than half of Americans, Obama cast his victory tour as not his but theirs.

    “Because of people like you it happened,” Obama said. “And when the pundits were obsessed (LOL!)over what the polls were saying and who was up and who was down and what would this mean for Democrats and Republicans, you never lost sight of what was right and what was wrong. You knew it wasn't about the fortunes of one party; it was about the future of our country.”
    that's one funny president
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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    all of which means---just cuz he SAYS he's gonna explore offshore...

    well, if it's not HEALTH CARE...

    he's shown a marked propensity to forget what he was talking about
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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    I suspect this is a political ploy to get more Repub votes for the mid terms. Since not one single drop of processed gas or oil is expected to be produced for what, 10 years, this will do nothing for gas/oil prices now. Our supplies will not help us at all. We need new sources of energy. And they need to start developing them now.
    THIS. I bang my head against the table when people talk about opening up these oil reserves. These new fields amount to a couple % increase in our nation's production. It doesn't change the fundamental problem: we burn oil far, far faster than the earth produces it. The earth's reserve of fossil fuels is vast, but the reserve of fossil fuels we can extract cheaply is not. Forget global warming or pollution concerns, this is one issue we just can't get past.

    The sheer magnitude of our energy requirements leads me to believe that nuclear fission and fusion are the only really viable options because of their energy density. Solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, etc, all make nice supplements in their niches. Nevada is great for solar, North Dakota is great for wind, Iceland is great for geothermal, but in the end they just lose out to mathematics. In 2008, the world used about 474 exajoules of energy. Most of that was from fossil fuels.

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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Obama's ploy is a joke.
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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I rode my bike to work today. It took me the same time as public transportation or driving. I had no traffic. I will have two workouts done before I get home. I paid nothing for it. I felt great when I got to work, not frustrated from traffic. I was one less car on the road too.

    Nobody says EVERYONE should bike to work, but if more people who can, do, everyone benefits because there are fewer cars on the road.

    Try it sometime. It's good exercise and good for you mentally. You might not be so angry and incoherent.
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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    So to speak.....
    I do think we should be looking at drilling down by Cuba before someone else does.....
    We should leave our strategic supplies untouched, for when we really need them.....
    ..... andpump the Middle East dry, then we won't need them.......
    You mean like the Chinese?
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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Upon learning more about Obama's plan I think it's just a political ploy. His emphasis is on exploring for oil, not really drilling it. It's good to explore and find oil, but we should be drilling where we already know where it is. Lets start now while we explore. If Obama was truly for this and for drilling he would open up ANWR and more along the gulf coast and not just OK "exploration."

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    Re: Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Upon learning more about Obama's plan I think it's just a political ploy. His emphasis is on exploring for oil, not really drilling it.
    In the world of politics, it's always prudent and wise to look beyond and below the surface. I don't take a single politician at face value. I watch his actions for awhile and try to get a look at his character. From there, it's pretty easy to know what the real story is.
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