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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    If they hadn't been forced into deep water and ultra deep water by envirofreaks, we wouldn't be having this problem in the first place...
    No one forced anyone to drill anywhere.

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    No one forced anyone to drill anywhere.

    Sometimes, I just wonder how people think the things they think.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
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    I for one am thrilled about this. One thing Florida definitely does not need is a repeat of this oil spill. Of course, Florida already bans offshore drilling, but a constitutional amendment is probably the best way to preserve the lesson from this tragedy and protect Florida's beaches from a future of short sighted oil-drilling.

    Of course, this is being turned into a Republican talking point, to be used as a bludgeon against Crist in his upcoming Senate race against tea party hack Marco Rubio. What else is new. But I don't think it will work, the people of Florida know what is in their best interest and Crist really is looking out for the state here.
    Actually, I don't know that Crist wants to ban drilling, but he at least wants to give Florida voters a say in what happens. I'm not a fan of governance by constitutional amendment, but in this case, it's the only way to give voters a direct vote on the issue. Half of our House has already sold out to big oil, in spite of the deepwater horizon disaster. ****ERS.

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Sometimes, I just wonder how people think the things they think.
    Does the idea of Florida voters having a say on this issue bother you, Mr. V?

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Another lefty wants people to be unemployed and poor. Who is surprised? Going to get your oil from China? Put drilling on the ballot will likely backfire on you.
    I'm guessing you don't realize that a hefty percentage of our economy in Florida is reliant upon tourism. Deepwater Horizon is having a major impact on the panhandle already, and could affect the rest of Florida, as well, particularly the west coast. You want to drill? Do it in your own damn state, NOT MINE.

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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Another lefty wants people to be unemployed and poor. Who is surprised? Going to get your oil from China? Put drilling on the ballot will likely backfire on you.
    i don't want tar balls on my beaches. period.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I'm guessing you don't realize that a hefty percentage of our economy in Florida is reliant upon tourism. Deepwater Horizon is having a major impact on the panhandle already, and could affect the rest of Florida, as well, particularly the west coast. You want to drill? Do it in your own damn state, NOT MINE.
    i've heard from a lot of sources that the chances are virtually none that the oil will migrate here. i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i've heard from a lot of sources that the chances are virtually none that the oil will migrate here. i'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    It's not quite here yet, though I've heard that Pensacola is having major issues. You know who has good coverage? Mother Jones | Smart, Fearless Journalism.

    I'm dreading when it reaches Panama City, Destin, and Cape San Blas...some of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches on earth, and still wild and lovely.

    We tried to buy some oysters this weekend, and apparently, they're cleaning out Appalachicola bay in advance of the oil since it will be closed soon. They're shipping all the Appalachicola oysters to NOLA, because they have a huge demand and are having difficulty finding them now, so they're paying a premium. Bastards.
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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Does the idea of Florida voters having a say on this issue bother you, Mr. V?


    How do you make such a leap from me questioning TennesseRain's silly comment about "No forced anyone to drill anywhere" to trying to claim I have a problem with voters having a say about anything.

    Personally, I think such a moratorium would be dumb. Plenty of foriegn countries are looking to drill in and around Floridia in the Gulf (around Cuba for example, out in international waters). So such a ban would do little to protect the state from "an oil spill".

    You've got a serious problem with attempting to cast other people into views you think they should have, and you need to stop that crap.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Crist wants drilling ban on the ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post


    How do you make such a leap from me questioning TennesseRain's silly comment about "No forced anyone to drill anywhere" to trying to claim I have a problem with voters having a say about anything.
    IT was actually a simple question. It seemed...out of character for you.

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