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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    One company's disaster shouldn't dictate where we should drill. I am not an oil well expert but is seems to me that the problem was not having secondary shut off systems to deal with such an event. Like any disaster we should learn from it and make drilling oil much safer in the future. In my opinion this should be a sign for us to stop being half-assed about drilling for oil. If we are going to do it let's go all out and make is safe, efficient and effective. Enforce regulations and safety requirements.

    This is really embarassing for the oil industry that so soon after the United States decided to relax some drilling restrictions these assholes screwed up so badly. It really pisses me off and BP should have to pay dearly for their mistake. As for Obama's fault in this matter, it is probably more a PR disaster then anything else. I don't know what else the government can actually do to stop the leak but they sure could be doing more to mobilize cleanup and containment. We shouldn't be waiting for BP on that count.
    "One oil company's disaster"????

    Do you have any real idea of just how damage that "One oil company's disaster" has done and will continue to do to the Ego-system and lives of MILLIONS of people on the Gulf Coast??? Are you kidding?

    I'm sorry my friend, but I'll never believe a word coming from anyone in the "oil industry" again. They are ALL liars. BP is merely the current posterchild.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Seriously how can anyone compare these two disasters? They are different in every important area, deaths, property damage, areas affected, people affected, response required, etc etc etc
    How?

    Responsibility and action. That's how.

    Bush was in contact with the NO/LA folks before Katrina made landfall.

    Obi was on the campaign trail shooting arrows at Republicans; his version of being a Uniter. Then, on Day 9... when Obi created the world... he sent out the lawyer brigade.

    You see, Obi claimed to the world to have impeccable judgment, and was a fiery feces flinger when it came to Bush and Katrina.

    Now it's his time to shine and well... The Emporer hath no clothes.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    "One oil company's disaster"????

    Do you have any real idea of just how damage that "One oil company's disaster" has done and will continue to do to the Ego-system and lives of MILLIONS of people on the Gulf Coast??? Are you kidding?

    I'm sorry my friend, but I'll never believe a word coming from anyone in the "oil industry" again. They are ALL liars. BP is merely the current posterchild.
    Ego-system.

    Is this intentional or a typo? It's hilarious and quite true (if you're snarking on the big oil ego-issues)
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    "One oil company's disaster"????

    Do you have any real idea of just how damage that "One oil company's disaster" has done and will continue to do to the Ego-system and lives of MILLIONS of people on the Gulf Coast??? Are you kidding?

    I'm sorry my friend, but I'll never believe a word coming from anyone in the "oil industry" again. They are ALL liars. BP is merely the current posterchild.
    I haven't been around this forum very long but did you believe anything coming from the oil industry before this disaster?

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ego-system.

    Is this intentional or a typo? It's hilarious and quite true (if you're snarking on the big oil ego-issues)
    A unfortunate typo. I find it all but impossible to see much humor in any part of what these people have done to our one and only planet, so pardon me if I don't laugh along with you, Aunt S.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    I haven't been around this forum very long but did you believe anything coming from the oil industry before this disaster?
    Fair enough.

    Nope, not much. With very good reason, given their history.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I thought it was a states issue?
    Read the Constitution some time.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sarah Palin...accusing Obama...of being in bed with big oil. Wow.
    Next up: Larry Craig accuses his critics of being closet homosexuals.
    Except that Palin is squeaky clean when it comes to oil. In fact, it was always one of her pet projects in Alaska...to bust up the alliances politicians had with big oil.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Except that Palin is squeaky clean when it comes to oil. In fact, it was always one of her pet projects in Alaska...to bust up the alliances politicians had with big oil.
    Really?
    Palin represented one of the few real petro-states within the United States. Big Oil is big business in Alaska, and the state relies on oil and gas tax and royalty revenues for more than 80 percent of its budget. The state's coffers runneth over; every resident of Alaska gets a check from the state, a dividend for his or her share of the oil and gas extracted from the ground. Oh, and Palin's husband works as a field operator for BP, one of the main operators on the North Slope. Oil interests are largely Alaska's interests.

    Palin is aligned with the oil industry on two key issues. She favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and many offshore areas. At the same time, she has bargained hard over the gas pipeline and seems to be pushing the long-stalled project forward. She has said that TransCanada can build the pipeline and has convinced the state legislature to back $500 million in grants and benefits for a company to get the permit and design process going.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Really?
    Palin represented one of the few real petro-states within the United States. Big Oil is big business in Alaska, and the state relies on oil and gas tax and royalty revenues for more than 80 percent of its budget. The state's coffers runneth over; every resident of Alaska gets a check from the state, a dividend for his or her share of the oil and gas extracted from the ground. Oh, and Palin's husband works as a field operator for BP, one of the main operators on the North Slope. Oil interests are largely Alaska's interests.

    Palin is aligned with the oil industry on two key issues. She favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and many offshore areas. At the same time, she has bargained hard over the gas pipeline and seems to be pushing the long-stalled project forward. She has said that TransCanada can build the pipeline and has convinced the state legislature to back $500 million in grants and benefits for a company to get the permit and design process going.
    And how does that, in any way, make her anything less than clean when it comes to her dealings, politically, with big oil?

    And you are totally ignorant of how the dividend works. You should probably read up on that again before you come at me with a total lack of understanding. Next time, rather than give you a chance to educate yourself, I will be more than happy to smash you over the head with your mistake.

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