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Democrats Finally Respond to High Gas Prices.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JBrooks, Aug 1, 2008.

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  1. JBrooks

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    "Hoping that the nation's energy problem will go away if they just go home and ignore it for a few weeks, the Democrats have voted to adjourn early, turned off the lights in the lower chamber, and are trying to lock the doors to make sure no business can be done until September.

    The fly in the ointment? Fifteen or so House Republicans, led by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), refused to leave the floor, where -- after the Democrats turned off the lights and the microphones -- they continuied talking gas prices and energy solutions, which the House was scheduled to do this afternoon already before Pelosi, et al declared an early adjournment..

    Pelosi is currently trying to have the press gallery cleared and the doors locked, but Rep. Bunt, Shadegg, and Hoekstra have been taking turns remaining with media in the gallery in order to keep it open."
     
  2. School Teacher

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    I think that the energy issue is going to build and build. It could be the undoing of the Democrat's hope to retake the White house.


    Maybe we need a real showdown between the tree huggers and the mom's and dad's who need to have fuel for their vehicles, heat in their homes and food on their tables.


    It is simply not possible for a nation the size of the USA to save the planet when other nations like China, Brazil and India are working to improve the standard of living of their people.


    With the budget problems that California is facing, and its dependence on the automobile, it seems only logical that California would desire more off shore oil production and the revenues that it produces.



    Ed Ward
     
  3. SeldomShoots

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    JB, you know what is really sad, is the fact that apparently no democrats and only 15 republicans stuck around in protest. What is wrong with the conservative democrats and the rest of the republicans, (because there is more than 15 of them)? I guess the dems and most reps had to hurry out of the chambers rather than address the issues, so they wouldn't miss their tee times, meetings with lobbyist, rendevous with house pages or guys in the bathroom stalls at airports, fundraising events or attempts to make it on Obama's or McCain's short list for V.P.

    Just another example of how screwed our country is because of self-serving, a-hole politicians, and it looks as though Nancy is the right person to be the leader of such a group.

    John E.
     
  4. tad houston

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    It just keeps getting better. This blog is keeping tabs on it.

    Thank goodness for my boy Roy! Read on another site that the Dems have "polling data" that shows America agrees with their "Energy Policy"?!?!?!?

    I hope they keep relying on them polls!
     
  5. JBrooks

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    I hope there is room for our traps guns in the Democrats Car of the Future!
     
  6. JBrooks

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    If you have a Republican Congressman, call his office and tell them he needs to get on the flor of the House and join his fellow Republicans right now. Just google his name and you can get his number.
     
  7. bigdogtx

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    Must be nice for them to take their vacation when, because of not drilling here...drilling NOW...and PAYING LESS, that the average American CANNOT afford a vacation. The want the average American to get a hybrid car and save all this fuel. I may be mistaken, but how great is a hybrid, if the majority of your miles are on the highway. They seem to forget middle America, where it is 15+ miles to the local town.

    I also hope they keep polling in Hollywood about their enengy plan.
     
  8. JBrooks

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    10% of wholesale gas at $1.50 is 15 cents. 10% of $3.00 is 30 cents.

    What kind of idiot does one have to be not to understand that 100 million gallons at 30 cents a gallon is going to generate more profit than 100 million gallons at 15 cents? The oil companies don't control the oil, they just buy, refine and distribute it.

    Oil company profits flow back to their shareholders who are, guess what, primarily US pension funds. Duh.

    But of course the Feds get 18 cents per gallon for doing nothing. The Dems want you to pay $10.00 per gallon. That's just another way they can control your life and THAT is what they really want. They know what is best for you, SUCKER!
     
  9. JBrooks

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    Here idiot, read and learn. It is amazing that all one has to do is google a question to overcome the embarrassment of posting pure, distilled ignorance. However, with Liberals, ya just can't fix stupid:

    "The large, global companies commonly known as Big Oil - companies such as Exxon, Chevron, BP and Shell - are having a hard time finding enough new oil fields to replace the petroleum they pump out of the ground. And the fields they're finding are in hard-to-reach places like the bottom of the sea, where drilling and pumping costs far more than it does on land.

    The oil fields they do control account for only about 6 percent of the world's known oil reserves. Government-run companies in oil-producing countries, such as Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia or the National Iranian Oil Co. in Iran, have the rest."
     
  10. Old Cowboy

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    The Democrats don't want the price of gasoline to drop until AFTER the fall election.

    John C. Saubak
     
  11. halfmile

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    Problem solved, just blow up your tires.

    From the lips of Mohamma......er, Obama. Lots better than drilling according to him.

    HM
     
  12. blizzard

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    Yeah, it's the repubs fault, then explain why your liberal/dumbocrat ahole buddies want to put ANOTHER .10/ gallon tax on gas????????????????????



    Anyone in this country that works for a living and votes democrat needs their freaking head checked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Tom Strunk

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    Omama's energy plan. Air up your tires and get a tune up.

    Tom Strunk
     
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    Anyone want to make a bet on whether Pelosi is sleeping with Obama? And I mean literally.
     
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    So-----the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress 2 years ago in part by promising to bring down those high $2.50 gasoline prices........whata'we got two years later? $4 gasoline. Now------as long as they can still bullshit the people into believing the Republicans are to blame, you can damn well bet the LAST thing they (the Democrats) want to see is gasoline prices coming down.......before the fall election.

    John C. Saubak
     
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    2str8, Exxon-mobil makes exactly one half of the profit on sales that both Pepsico and Coca Cola do. The reasons the profits are record is that sales are record BECAUSE IT COSTS 3 TIMES AS MUCH AS IT USED TO!! Corn sales are at record profits too. Housing prices were at records a year ago. The word "record" is deceiving and as a consumer you need to understand why it is so. Exxon-mobil makes around 9% profit on its sales. Thats probably little more or less than any business standard. Its not like they have no capitol at risk. Financial giants were making 200% profits as little as a year ago. Drug companies, who actually have research and development costs were making well over 20% profits on sales. Buy yourself some energy stock and when gas goes up you will get a nice little dividend check.
     
  17. larryjk

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    bigdogtx, 15 miles! Hell, take a look at a map of Wyoming. 100 miles between towns where you have services.
     
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    Things usre have turned around since the Democarts took control of Congress! God help us if the Muslim get in the White House
     
  19. k3uro

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    Hey,

    8 years of Republican control.

    Take care,

    Jim
     
  20. blizzard

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    Hey Goose- You're on a shooting sports website stating that you are going to vote for the very people who want to take away our guns. Wow, you're a smart one!


    "Are" country? Well, maybe your dem vote won't cancel my repub vote.


    Seeing as you can't spell "our", I'm betting that you're too ignorant to find your way to the booth on election day, let alone keep the date that election day is on straight.


    Call up your former special ed. teacher. Maybe they'll bring you down to vote!
     
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