Today, in a total change of direction, mr. obama announced increases in permits to be allowed for oil exploration. Is this a victory for common sense? Has obama really decided to tell his environazi base to go chop down a tree? Should middle America jump for joy as our fearless leader has grown some common sense? Absolutely not and here's why.
First, here are the areas he opened and closed up:
I do not know how much oil anyone thinks is off the coast of Delaware or South Carolina, maybe they think there is a lot. Environmentalists and Conservationists both seem to be happy about the removal of the Bristol Bay area for exploration because it is the best fishing in the entire country, and to look at that map you would think, “so what it is a small area”. Think again, it is the size of the Texas pan- handle, or maybe as large as Virginia. Oil exploration and oil production and Fishing and enjoyment our natural wildlife are not mutually exclusive no matter what those environutters say. It is not as if once there is an oil well all wildlife dies, in fact in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tx fishing around the oil platforms is where the best action is.
I think it is important to point out. Obama did not open up oil D-R-I-L-L-I-N-G ;
he opened up oil L-O-O-K-I-N-G.
This: Not this:
Also, any benefits to exploration allowed in this proposal won't be seen until after obama is long gone. One has to wonder if this is some sort of first step to nationalization of the Oil Industry a’ la’ Chavez. The oil companies better read the (new) leases with the hubble space telescope sized magnifying glass. Beware the fine print. I have yet to hear anyone else mention this notion but with the banks, car companies, and now the healthcare system, obama says he has no desire to control such companies, but he has yet to give up even 1% control of any private entity or industry that the federal government has taken over. So when the regime starts talking about getting it's fingers in the energy business, I get concerned that those fingers will ultimately belong to the hand of the grand puppeteer. After all, that has been the means that this regime has used to gain control of everything else it has touched, right?
So, there is a lot of oil that we a) already know is down there; and b) are not allowed to drill for; while we have oil and know where it is, the administration is proud to tell us that they are going to start thinking, and looking, and studying, and they are going to start doing all that thinking, and looking, and studying real, real soon.
Meanwhile we are left with wishin’, and hopin’, and prayin’, and dreamin’ and wantin’.
Just like always.
-AD33 and KOOK