Hey, obuthead....get the f out......you are a worthless piece of crap that should never have been where you are in the first place........you continue to destroy the USA and it's fundamentals........ you continue to say one thing but do another.......leave office
The same failed policies are his own. He refuses to drill on federal land, closed down the east and west coast and gulf coast drilling and won't open the Keystone pipeline. Obama also gave other countries money to drill.
How can we become self sufficient with his policies. He is the worst president in history. Romney MUST WIN!!
Didn't get to see the first debate so I don't know how hard it was hammered, but why hasn't Romney put out an ad or said in a debate this exact thing where Obama says "Under my plan energy prices will skyrocket..."
That's the thing about uninstalling. You think you've eliminated everything, but there are still bits and pieces still around, just waiting to screw things up.
Ah heck! How do people keep doing this percentage bar thingy? I've seen it before and the makers wouldn't tell me how it was made. I think they are just messing with my head. But I can't figure it out.
O/T: just a heads up, We have no power here, so I'm only gonna be participating weakly via my phone. ABiC and Ken will still be hangin' around though.
I have other stuff going down, too. Fill youn's in later. I'll probably be stewed, potted, hammered, in the bag, cocked, sh*t-faced, and many divers things by tonight.
In my prayers K-Bob. Post if you need something, even if it's a fifth of Jack Daniels. I'll figure out how to get it to you somehow.
Very nice of you to offer Orangeone! erm.... btw... does that offer extend to erm... (looks around and whispers) everyone? Cos I could do with a drop of the hard stuff myself! :-) Just kidding, but I did like your kind spirit of offering! :-)
I knew you were okay and joking around :) Keep your little friend out, he's quite entertaining. And I need a giggle today.
Sorry if I gave the impression that I wasn't in the all clear. it was the offer of the booze that made me do it! I've since knocked the little devil off my left shoulder. I'm keeping him in a glass jar on my desk! The language out of him! I think he's talking Arabic or backwards... Sounds the same to me. :-)
Thought you were in the all clear!
But I will offer that fifth is someone comes to my place and hunts down the pr!ck that stole my Romney/Ryan and Marriage Amendment signs that were 5 feet from my front door.
This is an excellent ad. People understand what hits their pocketbooks. But what they don't always realize is that the high diesel prices that hurt the truck drivers affects everybody as well. It raises the cost of everything that is transported across this country by truck.
When the government has brought down the price of gas temporarily to satisfy the consumer, by selling from the Strategic Oil reserve, people forget that diesel prices remain high and still kick them in their pocketbooks.
I'm all for transforming our national truck fleet to natural gas, which is very low cost these days, to alleviate the burden of deisel fuel. It would take a national effort, but the end result would be more energy independence, with as much natural gas as we have under us. We have more than Saudi Arabia has oil.
It would also bring down the cost of many, many products, which is where we have to go. It's more important to bring down costs than it is to raise wages. One way or another we have to control spending, both personally at home and nationally in government.
I'm surprised this didn't get more play in the campaign than it did.
Of course, that's because of the media's tendency to tout negative economic news when a Republican President is on the job, and downplay it when a Democrat is.
Rush Limbaugh pointed this out amusingly (and infuriatingly) in one of his books: how homelessness was rampant whenever a GOPer took office, then somehow disappeared from the headlines after the Dem took over.
We should keep in mind that gas prices jacked up in the 2008 election and came back down. But after the Hussein regime, they cannot come back down even to a level adjusted for inflation, because oil prices are tied to the dollar and we have both weakened the dollar, and driven inflation through unprecedented money printing.
Exactly , his pamphlet is promising more of the same...He got in no trouble for Solyndra and taxpayers loss..so why would he change..We still don't know where any of those green schemes money went..How do you fail when you are given 500 million..?? All I can say is those rising gas prices have an impact on everything else, food, heating our homes all of it..Everytime you fill up you car and it costs a weeks worth of groceries..I'm thinking "I don't want anymore of this!!" No one is bailing U.S. out..and the way to do that is to stop wasting our money on failed ideas..
Romney ought to run something like that in CA. pointing out where Europe's gas prices are and ask if they are ready for for $10/gallon gas.
The problem with overzealous green energy policies is the fact that it doesn't bother to account for economics. Its entirely ideologically based. It puts a huge burden on everyone as everything costs more as a consequence! (Newer regulations that strangle existing conventional energy prices.)
If it were based on economics, one would be intelligent enough to recognize that current green technology has yet to be cost effective and be able to produce the same energy output as conventional energy sources. Its a science/engineering problem, where the technology is not there yet. (It must be at least on-par or better.)
The Left completely ignore this reality. (They don't have scientific honesty to begin with. Nor do they have common sense economic views). Then they wonder why no one buys into the green policies in a big way. They try to ram it down people's throats through subsidies, heavier regulations, and in the case of Obama, crony-ism with green energy companies that have failed! This approach is like forcing a square peg into a round hole and wondering why nothing useful has been achieved!
Common sense will tell you that USA needs to invest in R&D of green technologies, while making efficient use of existing ones. Then when a breakthrough is made, one can transition over in a much smoother fashion. (One key characteristic I note about Americans is their willingness to modify and find ways to improve existing technologies and methods)...If you do things this way, you're trimming the square peg to fit into the round hole.
The Left don't like that, they want it NOW! (Because of their entitled and short term thinking)...Just remember those pro-Climate Change people that demand we all act. They chant: "To do anything is better than nothing". This is a demonstration of their reckless ignorance. For if you fail to have a good plan, you are planning to fail. The Left don't have a plan that is economically feasible...And they wonder why green companies in the USA have failed under Obama's Administration!
The political underpinnings of the green movement are important, but I wish that there would be a serious conversation on viability. When considering the alternatives being funded by government, none of them are viable as a replacement for current energy production means.
Ethanol is now mandated by states. 10% ethanol reduces fuel mileage, which requires more gas to be burned. Alcohol in internal combustion engines burns four times the amount of gasoline to produce the same energy. Our food crops are being replaced with fuel corn, which is putting our food supply in jeopardy. It's a total sham.
Wind energy is not consistent, requires local storage banks to provide continuous power, and is not produced at high enough voltages to carry throughout the grid.
Solar has the same problems as wind, and is not economically cost effective.
Everyone talks about drilling more oil in the US to become energy independent. Politicians just love to spew out their crap on this subject, yet I have never once heard any of them say "we need to quit sending into the global market".
The US is producing more oil, but our prices keep going up. Why? Because we would have to flood the world market to lower the price of gasoline. That will never happen, because our politicians work for banks and oil companies.
Finally, I promise, the single most important factor that influences our gas prices is the value of our currency. Do we hear any of the republicrats talking about "currency" issues, or inflation. That would be an emphatic "NO". (other than Ron Paul) Why? Because the Federal Reserve ultimately funds their campaigns, and controls our economy. You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
In closing, our government, and our media, essentially lie to us and deceive us on a daily basis. They hide the important issues, and continue to do the very things that are destroying our country, and we keep voting for them. We must have A.D.D.
Green is a scam. Green in the Brooklyn Bridge and the Sea front property in Arizona.
Green so easy to understand that children readily accept it and believe it and dedicate their lives to it, no proof required.
Like all facets of Islam and Communism, your barriers to making converts are small when you direct your arguments to the inner imbecile.
Look at the works and invention produced in Communist countries and the barren dung hills where the Muslim spawns.
I like the way aussieguy completely clears away the smoke and presents a clear vision of the green movement, both in this country and around the world. It is exactly the way it is.
The important consideration, "is it economically feasible," falls by the wayside.
I was listening to Hannity, while driving today. He had Ann Coulter on and she was talking about the different mentality of working in the private sector for profit, as opposed to working in Washington, in the government arena. Her point was, the private sector takes a good, long, look at a new venture or product, before they spend money on it. Risk capital is not foolish capital.
The government has no such restriction. They just jump in and start any silly program they think of, without any consideration for the taxpayer money lost, if it doesn't work. Solyndra comes to mind. The Chevy Volt, is another. It's easy to spend someone else's money.
One of the things that really bothers me is that we have known for decades that these "alternatives" are not viable. The physics dictate this, and technology won't make them viable. The government/media perpetuates and propagates ignorance intentionally to distract from what they are actually doing.
It is not hard to see. Our politicians call for more drilling under the guise of cheaper gas for Americans. No mention of the fact that it goes elsewhere. Regulation shuts down coal plants, and hydroelectric is being dismantled. New coal plants get built in Mexico, and we ship massive amounts of our energy resources to China, including coal and natural gas. Our government forces the hand of our industries to shut down and move outside of the country, where regulation is virtually nonexistent.
All the while, they are selling us on alternative energy that we have known was not viable for forty years. This is only to placate us until the shut down of America is complet. They have no intention of replacing what we are losing. They are shutting down this country, and both parties are securing the success of this agenda.
I suppose that Americans will just sit back and defend their political team, and even when they are throwing the game.
While I agree with where you end up, I would argue that although hapless leftist greenies have been fooled into supporting them, the Left's true green agenda/policies are not simply half-baked, misguided, nor hasty.
The green agenda has never been about the environment or successful alternative energy technology. It is carefully designed to use these hapless fools to siphon tax revenues into their coffers and cronies, and to then structure mechanisms that will allow them to control the conventional energy industries through taxation, regulation and prices.
The three pillars of modern socialism are education, energy and healthcare. All three are necessary to control a population. All facists and maxist regimes first establish control these. Controlling them at a global level takes the whole game of Freedom vs Tyranny up a notch - that was the game of global warming and carbon credits - global taxation.
sdee, your follow-up to aussieguy's comment, is perfect, because you bring in the elements of modern socialism. You make your point exceedingly well.
What the government gets away with, in broad daylight, is astounding to me.
I hope Mitt Romney does for the U.S. economy, what Chris Christie did for New Jersey.
I hope he is absolutely brutal, in cutting worthless programs and lifting burdensome restrictions on commerce and trade.
I couldn't agree more, Wolfie. I've been out there in the trenches, just like you. There is considerable intelligence on the internet, but it is often overshadowed by a degenerate element, who seem to think a good evening, is one where they insult the most people.
Scoop seems to be a beacon that attracts the best of America. I know that sounds arrogant, on surface, but you know what I mean.
Everyone here is proficient in their speech. You may not always agree with the ideas that are presented here, but you can never fault the individual who made the comment, for presenting it in a manner, that was not understandable.
For that reason, and others, that we are all aware of, Scoop stands out, against the competition.
Actually, Scoop doesn't have any competition. We have people here from Australia, and Wales. Let me not forget AmericanborninCanada. Who knows how many other countries?
Scoop has gone global.
I'm with Wolfie. Let's all of us work really hard, to make sure the image we present to the world, is something they want to come back to, again.
It's pretty cool, when you think about it. I would be glad to come here each evening, just to talk to fellow Americans.
But, I don't have to limit myself to that. You don't, either.
Scoop has gone global.
The posts and commentary on this website are always top notch! Intelligent people using rational arguments and facts to explain their views.
The level of respect here is through the roof too! I've been on other websites and was put off by the backbiting and sometimes downright near tribal warfare that I've seen there.
It really is a pleasure to read/post here. I learn so much all the time!!
Thanks to Scoop for providing the forum and thanks to my fellow Scoopers for making this site both educational and pleasurable to read!
You are exactly right..when you do the studies for a vaccine you make sure it works before you give it to the public, and that is where they are messing up, they haven't invented anything worth a damn but they do Want it Now..but I fear it's more then that , they are using it to prop up their own interests and getting very rich as a result with taxpayer money..
That could easily fit into 30 seconds by cutting out the last bit of text next to the pump and cutting a second of two from the beginning.
Well, they can't complain about that ad. It actually gives Obama credit for succeeding at something he promised!
That's a good ad , why wouldn't they air it... Do. All ads have to be 30 seconds, cost wise their cheeper but gas is price everyone pays . Effects everyone, worth the money air it .
Finally! I was wondering if they were ever going to bring out what Obama said from his own two lips. This needs to be a television ad.
They also need to bring to attention Obama saying he's going to put private health insurance companies out of business.
We can't afford four more minutes of obama's miserable administration and his bankrupting policies. He's clearly the worst president in American history!!!!!