View Full Version : dubyah is at it again.....
07-14-2008, 11:55 AM
america doesnt need oil.... we need renewable resources and green minded politicians.... somebody give monkey a banana before things really hit the fan. this is worse than iraq in my oppinion becasue instead of fixing a problem, this is a blatently IGNORING the problem.....where is a lee harvey oswald when we need one..... wait.... doesnt the bush familly have oil wells.... and wouldnt off shore drilling, especially near texas be a possible chance for *gasp* propheteiring? usually when people say they are going to go out with a bang, they mean thier grand finale... if this is bushs last stand.... i sure hope his bang comes from a high powered rifle.....
07-14-2008, 12:21 PM
I think the plan is to hit the problem with several solutions.
Everyone knows (including the administration) that it would take 5 to 10 years to get an oil rig going.
Granted we are in the works for having alternative fuels, as well.
But it would be pretty silly to say "We are working on alternative fuels, we don't need oil any more!"
...Because even though alternative fuels sound like the magic pill, we are still going to have to use oil for *a lot* of other requirements. (ie: any factory work, any vehicle that is more than a commuter car, heat, industry, etc.)
...So...we can either throw a little rock at a big problem (alternative fuels), or we can throw a little rock at a big problem WHILE preparing a big rock.
I highly support the research on alternative fuels. We 100% need that...but we also need to ween ourselves off the nipples of other countries for utilities that require oil.
The need for Oil will never dissappear, unfortunately. We can either buy it from other countries or we can produce it ourselves, which is what this bill covers.
As far as the 'profiteering' remark...Whether the Bush family profits from any of this is sheer speculation unless we know whats going on. It has been proven time and time again that there have been poor contracts made, and it is no secret that there are questionable decisions made in the white house.
...But pointing our fingers at GW will *not* make this issue go away. Whether he is making money off it or not, the American people will have the noose loosened quite a bit as well. Considering this could make gas at the pump cost $1.40/gallon (which is what it *should* be costing us), a lot more money can be put into other energy conserving areas (as it should have, starting 10 years ago.) As well as keeping the single mother working her night job at the strip club, and keeping the high school student working as a busser at the restaurant.
This may be a very smart thing, if you look at the big picture of helping American people...It should have come 20 years ago...but just because GW is signing off on it, it doesn't make it a stupid idea.
...And speculating that he is making money off of it is pretty impotent ...unless you personally are going to look into the situation and build a case for his trial, in which there are a lot more people with a lot bigger fish to fry than this.
Just as a side note: I do not understand why people on this website are so against overseas manufacturing...but when it comes to manufacturing here in the US, they get their balls all up in a wad also...Manufacturing is Ugly....But who would you rather support? Us or others?
This isn't a BAD Thing. This is throwing several solutions at an exsisting problem
07-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Agreed. Liberalism just doesn't seem to be cutting it any more. Radicalism is looking mighty attractive for some folks.
07-14-2008, 12:26 PM
Drilling is a LONG term solution, as is alternative fuels.
I do, however, find it comical that he constantly refers to 'current, high gas prices' as a selling point for the drilling. It's nothing more than securing more supply to the market in the future.
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