Obama Does Nothing While Oil Prices Rise

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  1. lady_love158 profile image57
    lady_love158posted 7 years ago

    http://biggovernment.com/asparks/2011/0 … il-crisis/

    Not entirely true he did have a party at the White House... and I'm sure Muchelle had a healhty menu prepared roll
    I realize Obama can't do anything about what's happening in the middle east but he can and should be doing more here...alas all he's good at is community organizing... maybe he should organize the Libyan protestors and let an adult run the country?

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do I smell the wish for another little messy war in an Arab State?

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nah... she just wants him to nationalize all of America's oil companies smile

  2. lovemychris profile image65
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    He's pushing for alternative energy...something that we should have been well into by now. In fact, it could all be free-- Tesla thought so.

    But we know what drives Ammurrica---$$$$

    You'll notice who is against alternative energy, btw...the entire GOP fundraising component!

    If you've been paying attention, that's 7 out of the 10 biggest political contributors...

    Going to oil-favoring Republicans.

    Obama is fighting a Behemoth of money and psy-op campaigns, owing to GOP tv and radio.

    But he is speaking common sense and something that should have been a no-brainer. Ooops, did I just stumble on to truth?? No-Brainer...yeah, that's how the Koch's and their ilk get away with it.

    People don't think. They only react.

    1. lady_love158 profile image57
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nobody is against alternative energy!! I just don't think the government should decide which alternative is best... as of right now none are too good so why not access the sources we have?

      1. recommend1 profile image69
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is not true - Everybody in the oil industry and the industries that rely on it is against alternative energy that is cheaper, in some cases free.  There is no day after day profit from a windmill,or a water fuelled car.  No profits = active and aggressive opposition.  But if you like to support a system that charges you high prices for your energy every second of every day then that will be ok.

        1. lady_love158 profile image57
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I guarantee you if someone invented a car that runs on water we'd all be driving them and if windmills made enough electricty we'd all have one. There are reasons we don't and it isn't because the oil companies want to protect their profits... in fact those companies are investing part of their profits on alternative energy.

          1. bgamall profile image84
            bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            They are not serious about alternative energy. Bet you didn't know that the Taliban went to Texas in 1997. Look it up. They then refused to let Unocal build a pipeline to the Caspian Sea and Halliburton investments. Some say that gave Cheney motive for 911.

            But the point is, we are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq for more oil. Oil companies are ruining our country.

          2. rhamson profile image76
            rhamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Big oil already has the patents under wraps for water and hydrogen energy so when the crisis becomes more dire they can spring another expensive only choice on us to produce the alternative.

            Cheap energy is not in big oils best interest so it will not happen until it becomes impossible to avoid.

            Keep electing the same slime that is bought by big oil and the scenario will play right into their hands.

      2. kerryg profile image87
        kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The government has been deciding for decades. We subsidize oil companies to the tune of tens of billions of dollars every year. Why are those subsidies good and alternative energy subsidies somehow evil?

  3. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/edito … z1FGrt8xpt



    In other words the fascist lefties will nudge American toward green, no matter how much damage they do in the process.  No matter that our entire infrastructure and culture is based on automobiles.  No  matter that most of what we use every day of our lives is in some way associated with petroleum.

    A tiny little bitty partial list:

    ammonia
    anesthetics
    antifreeze
    antihistamines
    antiseptics
    artificial limbs
    artificial turf
    aspirin
    awnings
    balloons
    ballpoint pens
    bandages
    basketballs
    bearing grease
    bicycle tires
    boats
    cameras
    candles
    car battery cases
    car enamel
    cassettes
    caulking
    cd player
    cd's
    clothes
    clothesline
    cold cream
    combs
    cortisone
    crayons
    curtains
    dashboards
    denture adhesive
    dentures
    deodorant
    detergents
    dice
    diesel
    dishes
    dishwasher
    dresses
    drinking cups
    dyes
    electric blankets
    electrician's tape
    enamel
    epoxy
    eyeglasses
    fan belts
    faucet washers
    fertilizers
    fishing boots
    fishing lures
    fishing rods
    floor wax
    folding doors
    food preservatives
    football cleats
    football helmets
    footballs
    footballs
    gasoline
    glycerin
    golf bags
    golf balls
    guitar strings
    hair coloring
    hair curlers
    hand lotion
    heart valves
    house paint
    ice chests
    ice cube trays
    ink
    insect repellent
    insecticides
    life jackets
    linings
    linoleum
    lipstick
    luggage
    model cars
    mops
    motor oil
    motorcycle helmet
    movie film
    nail polish
    nylon rope
    oil filters
    paint
    paint brushes
    paint rollers
    panty hose
    parachutes
    percolators
    perfumes
    petroleum jelly
    pillows
    plastic wood
    purses
    putty
    refrigerant
    refrigerators
    roller skates
    roofing
    rubber cement
    rubbing alcohol
    safety glasses
    shag rugs
    shampoo
    shaving cream
    shoe polish
    shoes
    shower curtains
    skis
    slacks
    soap
    soft contact lenses
    solvents
    speakers
    sports car bodies
    sun glasses
    surf boards
    sweaters
    synthetic rubber
    telephones
    tennis rackets
    tents
    tires
    toilet seats
    tool boxes
    tool racks
    toothbrushes
    toothpaste
    transparent tape
    trash bags
    tv cabinets
    umbrellas
    upholstery
    vaporizers
    vitamin capsules
    water pipes
    wheels
    yarn

    Second list found on Gasprices-usa.com:

    air conditioners
    ammonia
    anti-histamines
    antiseptics
    artificial turf
    asphalt
    aspirin
    balloons
    bandages
    boats
    bottles
    bras
    bubble gum
    butane
    cameras
    candles
    car batteries
    car bodies
    carpet
    cassette tapes
    caulking
    cds
    chewing gum
    combs/brushes
    computers
    contacts
    cortisone
    crayons
    cream
    denture adhesives
    deodorant
    detergents
    dice
    dishwashing liquid
    dresses
    dryers
    electric blankets
    electrician’s tape
    fertilizers
    fishing lures
    fishing rods
    floor wax
    footballs
    glues
    glycerin
    golf balls
    guitar strings
    hair
    hair coloring
    hair curlers
    hearing aids
    heart valves
    heating oil
    house paint
    ice chests
    ink
    insect repellent
    insulation
    jet fuel
    life jackets
    linoleum
    lip balm
    lipstick
    loudspeakers
    medicines
    mops
    motor oil
    motorcycle helmets
    movie film
    nail polish
    oil filters
    paddles
    paint brushes
    paints
    parachutes
    paraffin
    pens
    perfumes
    petroleum jelly
    plastic chairs
    plastic cups
    plastic forks
    plastic wrap
    plastics
    plywood adhesives
    refrigerators
    roller-skate wheels
    roofing paper
    rubber bands
    rubber boots
    rubber cement
    rubbish bags
    running shoes
    saccharine
    seals
    shirts (non-cotton)
    shoe polish
    shoes
    shower curtains
    solvents
    spectacles
    stereos
    sweaters
    table tennis balls
    tape recorders
    telephones
    tennis rackets
    thermos
    tights
    toilet seats
    toners
    toothpaste
    transparencies
    transparent tape
    tv cabinets
    typewriter/computer ribbons
    tires
    umbrellas
    upholstery
    vaporizers
    vitamin capsules
    volleyballs
    water pipes
    water skis
    wax
    wax paper

    1. kerryg profile image87
      kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Dude, you're making environmentalists' point for us. Oil is a finite resource that is used to produce many products that make our lives much easier and in some cases even save lives.

      It is extraordinarily selfish and short-sighted to waste it as casually as we currently do. I know people who hop in the car to drive their kids two blocks to a friends' house. That's ludicrous.

      Another example: Obama was ridiculed during the presidential campaign for suggesting that we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by making sure we keep our tires properly inflated. But he was absolutely right. It's estimated that Americans waste more than 1 billion barrels of oil per year by driving around with under-inflated tires. Sure, that's just a tiny fraction of our total consumption, but imagine how many heart valves and hearing aids you could make with a billion barrels of oil...

      http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/ho … ?series=19

    2. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can have all of the above and still have less oil being used as gasoline. Sheesh.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In fact using less gasoline would mean that you would have more of the listed for a lot longer!

        1. lady_love158 profile image57
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps Obama should make posession of cars a federal offense then he can solve the energy problem and obesity at the same time! God I should be a lib! Lol

  4. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 7 years ago

    Alternative energy has been around before most of you were born.  Big oil companies were not about to give up their grip on the economy and so alternative energy has been blocked, thwarted and lobbied against for years and years.  So peak oil reached it's limit is about 2004 and now the sky is falling Henny Penny, but hey, big oil got rich and getting richer.  To blame a President,then start oh say about 40 years ago or so and every President from then on.  Are you foolish enough to think this is a 'new' idea?

  5. Hugh Williamson profile image92
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    The SF Examiner is hardly an unbiased source for any lib vs conserv. issue. Here's a snippet about it's new owner:

    "A conservative Christian, Anschutz, who could not be reached for comment, has long contributed money to political causes and candidates, including former Sen. Bob Dole. Anschutz also backed the 1992 campaign in Colorado that opposed municipal ordinances that would provide civil rights protections for gays and lesbians.

    "He's a very religious man -- it's very important to him," said Martin Fridson, a Wall Street specialist in the high-yield bond market who included a chapter on Anschutz in his book, "How To Be a Billionaire."

    http://articles.sfgate.com/2004-02-20/n … p-anschutz


    You should find a better source than the Examiner.

 
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