NY Times credits Bush, Cheney with US energy surge

posted at 4:30 pm on March 24, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

I’m getting ready to start any number of conspiracy theories here. Was the New York Times website hacked by Anonymous? Did someone accidentally click on a redirect to The Onion? Did some editor at the Gray Lady suddenly suffer from a stroke and go rogue on us? In any event, as Walter Russell Mead discovers, the Paper of Record unleashed some good news on the energy front this week.

Not only has the United States reduced oil imports from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries by more than 20 percent in the last three years, it has become a net exporter of refined petroleum products like gasoline for the first time since the Truman presidency. The natural gasindustry, which less than a decade ago feared running out of domestic gas, is suddenly dealing with a glut so vast that import facilities are applying for licenses to export gas to Europe and Asia.

National oil production, which declined steadily to 4.95 million barrels a day in 2008 from 9.6 million in 1970, has risen over the last four years to nearly 5.7 million barrels a day. The Energy Department projects that daily output could reach nearly seven million barrels by 2020. Some experts think it could eventually hit 10 million barrels — which would put the United States in the same league as Saudi Arabia.

That’s not the amazing part. (Well, OK… it’s somewhat amazing because you’d hardly expect this particular paper to act happy about any oil exploration. But it’s not the most amazing part.) The real, spill your martini in shock and awesome bit comes in the next graph.

The Bush administration worked from the start on finding ways to unlock the nation’s energy reserves and reverse decades of declining output, with Mr. Cheney leading a White House energy task force that met in secret with top oil executives. [...]

The Bush administration also opened large swaths of the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off Alaska to exploration, granting lease deals that required companies to pay only a tiny share of their profits to the government.

Of course, they talk about it in terms of some horizon where we reach hypothetical energy independence. As we’ve discussed before, this is almost entirely an illusion. Absent the essentially socialist nationalization of the oil industry, commercial producers will find a market for every drop of oil they can process all across the globe. But it’s still good news for American jobs and insurance against supply line disruptions.

So this can cap the weekend with a love letter nobody was expecting to see. “Dear Bush and Cheney. Thanks for the successful energy policy. Love, the New York Times.”

Whodathunkit?


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Someone is on drugs!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I’m using my evil Joo mind control ray on them.

Rixon on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

JugEars is trying to reverse everything!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

King Obama is not going to like this one single bit.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Up is down and down is up, but if you think otherwise “you are deranged against Obama”.

Media, spontaneoudly combust, for dereliction of duty, most all of you.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Two possibilities:

1. They view this as EVIL and of course want to blame Boooooosh.

2. They are warning Soetoro to SHUT UP about pipelines, drilling, and bringing gas prices down (even if he’s lying and doesn’t mean it) because it means being associated with Booooooosh.

wildcat72 on March 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Obama is the child of group sex from: Muenchhausen, Machiavelli, Orwell and Pinocchio.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Someone accidentally reported the truth?

silvernana on March 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Will wonders never cease…?
The lefties are now cheering for oil drilling like some Texan tycoon.
It never fails to amaze me how fast a liberal will drop any sacred cow just to win an election.
They would go to the Arctic and club baby seals to death with Prada handbags if it would guarantee Obama’s reelection.

NeoKong on March 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

The predicate they are trying to inject is the idea that we’ve tapped all available sources thanks the the rapacious oil-fiends of Bush Co. Inc. LLC.

It’s part of the effort to deflect blame away from Obama administration.

I can see Obama’s next press conference already:
“See! We’ve done everything possible to increase oil (ignore that 96% of the increase is non-Federal land operations)! What more do you people want?

We must invest trillions of dollars with my best campaign donors to make previously inefficient and wasteful technologies only slightly less so.”

chimney sweep on March 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM

This was just so Bushitler and Darth Cheney could enrich their evil Big Oil cronies.

juliesa on March 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Separate audits by the IRS and the Black Panthers to follow at the NYT Headquarters.

NapaConservative on March 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM

OH dear something is afoot here! How many times since bho was elected has this happened? Credit Bush/Cheney for anything? My smell factor is going off the radar on this one! Somehow or someway bho will take credit for this, just you watch and see? This is not normal?
L

letget on March 24, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Every once in awhile the NYT has to go through the motions of not appearing to be a tool of the DNC by publishing something nice about a Republican, so they can point to it when accused of being biased propagandists. It doesn’t happen very often and it is usually notable for that reason.

farsighted on March 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Meh, the Bush/Cheney love is fleeting before they get to the real hero of their story. The last page and a half are vintage NTY…pure propaganda. And very little on Obama’s moratorium on the Gulf

industry-friendly policies started by President Bush and largely continued by President Obama — many over the objections of environmental advocates —

More recently, with gasoline prices rising and another election looming, Mr. Obama has struck a different chord. He has opened new federal lands and waters to drilling, trumpeted increases in oil and gas production and de-emphasized the challenges of climate change.

he (Obama) has proposed expansion of oil production both on land and offshore. He is now moving toward approving drilling off the coast of Alaska.

“Our dependence on foreign oil is down because of policies put in place by our administration, but also our predecessor’s administration,” Mr. Obama said

If there is a loser in this boom, it is the environment.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I’m reporting the NYT to Attackwatch !

Ragnar Danneskold on March 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

I’m using my evil Joo mind control ray on them.

Rixon on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

He’s a Marxist, Goyim from a racialist, America-hating church.

They’re immune.

Tim_CA on March 24, 2012 at 4:48 PM

A love letter to Bush and Cheney? Then there’s the earlier-in-the-week Washington Post story highlighted on Limbaugh’s show, about Obama’s failure as a budget negotiator. Budget, energy…

The first time is happenstance, the second time coincidence, the third time is enemy action.

de rigueur on March 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I expect no postings from looney4life on this thread.

itsspideyman on March 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

A sign of the Apocalypse.

clippermiami on March 24, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Before I read this, is Jazz drunk again??

Southernblogger on March 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

JugEars is trying to reverse everything!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Someone accidentally reported the truth?

silvernana on March 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Naaaaaahhhhhh, NYT is just trying to keep the paper alive….just in case we need some more birdcage liner. :)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Before I read this, is Jazz drunk again??

Southernblogger on March 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Could be. Its a long read and I considered drinking after the first page.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I’m getting ready to start any number of conspiracy theories here. Was the New York Times website hacked by Anonymous?
====================================================

Speaking of the NYT,I think the building is Evil,and tried to
kill this clown!!
(sarc)

Man climbs New York Times building ‘to get copy of newspaper’; taken to hospital for psychiatric evaluation, authorities say

@NewYorkPostStory
Submitted 6 mins ago from http://www.nypost.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/
===========================

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

JugEars is trying to reverse everything!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Didn’t bother to read the article did ya’?

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Why? Easy, they desperately want little Bammie to win in November, but they fear he is blowing it with his petulant anti-business attitude. They want a course correction, until the election is over anyway.

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

OMG! That is too funny…..and scarey. “to get copy of newspaper”? He should have just checked the local birdcages or sumptin. :)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Some experts think it could eventually hit 10 million barrels — which would put the United States in the same league as Saudi Arabia
==============

Well thats gonna throw a wrench into Hopey/Changeys Crisis Operations,and even worse…..more Superior Smart Power Spe
echys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Cheney and mmmmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH also get Credit for Getting 10 CFR Part 52 and the Design Certification Process for Nuclear Power Plants passed through – as well as the Design Certification of the AP1000 Advanced Passive Reactor that addresses ALL concerns from the Tohoku Earthquake (Fukushima) AND resulted in:

– China Purchasing 4 AP1000s
– Southern, SCANA and Progress Energy purchasing 6 More AP1000s

…the rest of the world realizing that Nuclear Power is a GOOD Idea!

williamg on March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The persons responsible for canning the persons responsible for this have themselves been canned.

thirtyandseven on March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

… or the GOP candidates could roll up this news paper and smack Obowma and the Democrats across the nose with it.

What…?

… Oh.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

An RAJ (Random Act of Journalism), that’s all it can be.

TXUS on March 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Man there are a lot of trolls on HA. Didn’t know that when I registered.

farsighted on March 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

this is all a little too much titanic chair shuffling for me.

Steyn has one of his pieces up…I mean really. We’ve had every variety of leftist in and out of the government dragging the engine down and drowning it with water and throwing a few hundred wrenches in it just to be sure.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/294304/sun-also-sets-mark-steyn

I was in Australia earlier this month and there, as elsewhere on my recent travels, the consensus among the politicians I met (at least in private) was that Washington lacked the will for meaningful course correction, and that, therefore, the trick was to ensure that, when the behemoth goes over the cliff, you’re not dragged down with it. It is faintly surreal to be sitting in paneled offices lined by formal portraits listening to eminent persons who assume the collapse of the dominant global power is a fait accompli. “I don’t feel America is quite a First World country anymore,” a robustly pro-American Aussie told me, with a sigh of regret.

It goes downhill from there.

Then Althouse, the obama-voting Ann looking at the wreckage that is coming our way wrt obama.care

Initially, yes, but it’s not going to work, and many people suspect we’re simply entering Phase 1, which seems more acceptable, but it’s built to fail — that’s the plan — and when it does, at Phase 2, the American people will accept the “socialist” solution, which they would not have accepted at the outset, because there will be no way to restore the private insurance business destroyed in Phase 1. Now, I have heard this conspiracy theory stated many times — e.g., by Rush Limbaugh — and I am certain Dellinger knows it. And yet it does not appear on his lists of myths. The inference is clear:

It’s not a myth!

So if you are nyt, why not give the bitter-clinger losers a small bone? After all, the leftists are winning. And obama will be a seminal figure in the future American landscape.

r keller on March 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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OMG! That is too funny…..and scarey. “to get copy of newspaper”? He should have just checked the local birdcages or sumptin. :)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

sicoit:Birdcages…lol:)

I’m afraid its even more sinister,the person in question is an
African American,so the NWT Building is also RACIST TOO,and so
with the War on Blacks,according to Jesse Jackson on Drudge Re
port,now its buildings….I’m speechless!!!(snark):)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Man there are a lot of trolls on HA. Didn’t know that when I registered.

farsighted on March 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Ooops. Wrong thread.

farsighted on March 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Look here

Yes, you can.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

You have some more man goo from Obomwa on your chin…

… you’ve been busy.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

so put this on radio and tv and drum it into the sheeple so all will know.

I won’t hold my breath.

losarkos on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I’m speechless!!!(snark):)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

*wink wink* ME TOO! *wink wink* ;)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

ROFLMAO! Now THAT was funny…..and probably true! :)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence
==============================================

But,we know the Liberal Democrat track record on Drill Baby Drill,
they will pull out!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Looks like they don’t think they can win with O and are going to recruit Hilary. A few other honest stories came out this week. Something going on that’s for sure.

BobScuba on March 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM

This is what happens when you leave a junior editor in charge.

Don’t worry, tomorrow it will be “corrected” to: “Bush/Cheney responsible for global warmening.”

rbj on March 24, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Someone is getting the pink slip today.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

the industry is extracting millions of barrels more a week, from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the prairies of North Dakota.
============

Wait a tick,I thought the deep well drilling made ProgressiveTards
Environmental Wacko’s paranoid,

jus say’n!!

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Well, reverse from drive us to recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities by way of Obamacare.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

FIFY Sparky.

chewmeister on March 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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*wink wink* ME TOO! *wink wink* ;)

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

sicoit:Lol,good to see ya!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

You too my friend! :) I love the smell of snark in the afternoon!

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

You have some more man goo from Obomwa on your chin…

… you’ve been busy.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Seven Percent Soltion:As he chases it down with a cup of
bitter KOOL_AID,haha!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Headlines on all the lefty blogs and comments from all the lefty trolls?

The key takeaway from the story:

… with Mr. Cheney leading a White House energy task force that met in secret with top oil executives.

Halliburton! DOJ investigation! Indictment! Or something …

ShainS on March 24, 2012 at 5:14 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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You too my friend! :) I love the smell of snark in the afternoon!

sicoit on March 24, 2012 at 5:12 PM

siciot:Hehe,this appears to be quite the glowing article,just in
time for Political Narrational ReShaping!!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Look here

Yes, you can.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Isn’t insolvency and the failure of America the wish of rush bimbo and the house tea party? Every year there are over a trillion dollars in tax breaks and tax loop holes thanks to selfish interest politics that now reigns in the republican party. Bohner walked away from the so called grand bargain because the house tea party nut jobs will not exchange 10:1 cuts to tax increase. This is the same thing that the ratings agency’s said. The insanity that is prevailing in the republican party is truly bordering on treason!!!!

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

That’s nice… why the hell am I still paying over $4 at the pump?

rightConcept on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The predicate they are trying to inject is the idea that we’ve tapped all available sources thanks the the rapacious oil-fiends of Bush Co. Inc. LLC.

It’s part of the effort to deflect blame away from Obama administration.

I can see Obama’s next press conference already:
“See! We’ve done everything possible to increase oil (ignore that 96% of the increase is non-Federal land operations)! What more do you people want?

We must invest trillions of dollars with my best campaign donors to make previously inefficient and wasteful technologies only slightly less so.”

chimney sweep on March 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM

This

chewmeister on March 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

…you can’t read can you?…and you do know … what an ‘unfunded liability’ is?…since ‘Present’ seems to thrive on them. Don’t tell me!…You’re a HARVARD grad!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

O/T,for you Hot Gass’rs in Harms Way!!

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Submitted 1 hour ago from twitter.com/breakingweather by editor
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canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

That’s nice… why the hell am I still paying over $4 at the pump?

rightConcept on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Increased demand due to economic activity and slight decline in the dollar value.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

and the Jooooooos. Don’t forget the Joooooos. You know they get blamed for everything wrong as well.

Philly on March 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

…you can’t read can you?…and you do know … what an ‘unfunded liability’ is?…since ‘Present’ seems to thrive on them. Don’t tell me!…You’re a HARVARD grad!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Let me guess, you did not hear about the prescription drug freebies that they republican party tacked on to the US debt without accounting for how to pay for it in the budget did you?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Increased demand due to economic activity and slight decline in the dollar value.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Wrong again. Demand is relatively unchanged. It’s due to the fact that current production of domestic oil is from sources that cost more to extract and are sold at a higher price to recover those costs.

chewmeister on March 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Data Highlights—-Posted March 23, 2012
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Crude oil futures price
3/22/2012: $105.35/bbl

up$0.24 from week earlier
down$0.40 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price
3/22/2012: $2.269/mmBtu

down$0.010 from week earlier
down$2.066 from year earlier

Weekly coal production
3/17/2012: 18.799 million tons

down0.362 million tons from week earlier
down2.497 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories
3/16/2012: 2,380 Bcf

up11 Bcf from week earlier
up766 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories
3/16/2012: 346.3 mmbbl

down1.2 mmbbl from week earlier
down6.5 mmbbl from year earlier
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Today in EnergyU.S. coal production in 2012 falls below five-year range
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Coal production the week ending March 10, 2012 was below the five-year range and 10% lower than the week ending March 12, 2011, according to weekly preliminary estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the latest quarterly production data from Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Warm weather this winter along with high stockpile levels and strong competition from natural gas depressed demand for coal by U.S. electric generators, which accounted for over 93% of total domestic coal use in the first nine months of 2011.(More…)

http://www.eia.gov/

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

They don’t write stuff like that for nothing. See what comes out.

tomas on March 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

That’s nice… why the hell am I still paying over $4 at the pump?

rightConcept on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Because markets are forward looking. In 2008, when Bush opened more areas to drilling, the market foresaw this increase in production. So prices went down, expecting greater supply in the future.

Now, in addition to the unrest in the middle east (also Obama’s fault), the market knows Obama and his bureaucrats won’t be opening any more oil up, so they expect that supply will be rather unresponsive (in this country) to the increases in price. If you can’t drill new areas, you can’t produce much more oil.

makattak on March 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

You have some more man goo from Obomwa on your chin…

… you’ve been busy.

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I just threw up a little in my mouth! The mere thought of the purple-lipped wonder’s man goo- EWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Sasha List on March 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Had a hostage. Now I have to give Sulzberger his Patek Philippe back.

IlikedAUH2O on March 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Let me guess, you did not hear about the prescription drug freebies that they republican party tacked on to the US debt without accounting for how to pay for it in the budget did you?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Let me guess: You didn’t hear about the:

1. The Part D plan that Democrats wanted, which was twice the size

or

2. The $4,939,693,780,832.86 that Obama has added to the national debt in 1,151 days

or

3. The $4,512,919,378,688.72 that Obama has increased the debt held by the public in 1,151 days…an increase of 71.55%

or

4. The 67.38% in the share of the national debt owed by every man, woman, and child

or

5. The +$1.7 trillion Obamacare boondoggle

or

6. The stunning 18% in Federal spending (a rate of increase “nearly three times the average growth rate of federal outlays over the previous 10 years,” according to the Congressional Budget Office) that Obama is demanding in his 2012 budget, A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America’s Promise?

Resist We Much on March 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I Dunno!!
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Tighter Oil Supply in 2012?
2011/08/01
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Predictions for the future? Here’s one based on the available pointers:

Tighter oil supplies in 2012.

In fact, brace yourself, a potential demand surge could, in essence, bring this faraway calculation of next year, nearer by three months.

And with it higher price for oil. Last month, the IEA announced release of strategic oil reserves to the market through August. Historically, such a measure is taken during desperate times like war. Well, goes to show how tight supply really is.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has, in a recent report, said that oil supplies would become “critically tight” in 2012.
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Analysts of the bank predict that oil prices could go even higher as spare production capacity and inventories are “effectively exhausted.”
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So, why not increase production, from say, Saudi Arabia?

Well, Goldman has also shared apprehension on the ability of Saudi Arabia to raise oil production in the face of eventual scarcity as it believes that Saudi Arabia won’t be able to pump as much extra oil as many people believe.

On a scary note, the scarcity could occur as early as later this year.(More….)
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http://www.oil-price.net/en/articles/tighter-oil-supply-in-2012.php

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

O/T
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canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Oops,and so the Perception/Deception Operation,is the appearance that Hopey is BendingOverAckBackWards in asking for more Production
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Obama administration asks oil, gas industry for input on whether to explore drilling off Alaskan coast – @politicoStory

Submitted 9 hours ago from http://www.politico.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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W.H. requests Alaska drilling input
3/24/12 7:29 AM EDT
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF, Alaska — The Obama administration is asking the oil and gas industry for input on whether to explore drilling off the coast of south-central Alaska,

the Interior Department announced Saturday, as the White House continues to fight criticism over rising gas prices.

Interior is hoping to gauge interest ahead of a potential oil and natural gas lease sale in the Cook Inlet Planning Area,

though the department cautioned that the request doesn’t mean drilling there will be approved.(More…)
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74423.html

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM

You’re even Simpler than simon and getalife were.

But that’s not surprising; after all O’bama set a new alltime record in 2008 when he got 70% of the high school dropout vote.

Isn’t insolvency and the failure of America the wish of rush bimbo and the house tea party?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

No, it was your Democrats who cheered for the US to be defeated in Iraq.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyDOAmJYFFA

And remember, this statement came just 2 months after Reid told the New York Times this:

WASHINGTON — As he prepares to lead Senate Democrats in the debate on President Bush’s Iraq policy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada says he has no second thoughts about his vote in 2002 authorizing the president to go to war.

“The evidence at the time was persuasive — especially if you go back and look and see what Secretary of State Colin Powell did at the United Nations,” Reid said Tuesday.

-snip-

n a vote that split Democrats, 29 voted for war while 21 voted against it.

Since then, a dozen of the Democrats who voted aye in 2002 and who still serve in the Senate have said they regret their support for the war, according to a survey this month by The Politico, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Among them are presidential contenders Joseph Biden of Delaware and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, who also is running for president, also has expressed regret over his support for the war.

Reid says he is not sorry for his vote. His stance is similar to that of presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who voted to go to war but has declined to express regret.

Ms. Clinton didn’t say the Iraq War was “lost” like Reid did. All she did was call General Petraeus a Liar to his face before he had even uttered a single word of testimony.

Why do your Democrats Hate America?

Del Dolemonte on March 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM

JugEars is trying to reverse everything!
KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Well, reverse from recession and economic collapse, and unfunded liabilities.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Didn’t bother to read the article did ya’?

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Aww, c’mon cozmo…you perfectly well that Libbies just “know” things based on how they feel. The facts? They don’t have any use for them.
Research and deduction? Not a concept they are familiar with.

Snark and opinion? Bias and prejudice? Those are the tools of the Proggie/Libbie.

ProfShadow on March 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

This is going to lead to some article about Obama and it will turn it around and blame Bush/Cheney.

carolt2 on March 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Before I read this, is Jazz drunk again??

Southernblogger on March 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I believe you meant, “still

Jazz Shaw on March 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM

No one can lie all of the time.

DannoJyd on March 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The Kennedys have their trust funds in the Caymens. Tell them to voluntarily bring their dough back.

Or, ask Obama to force them, meh…teh-heh…

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM

“NYT, you are dumb, but do you expect me to believe you don’t know left from right?!”

“SIR NO SIR!”

“THEN YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE!”

Ugly on March 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

NYTimes to pull an Etch-o-sketch in 5, …

DannoJyd on March 24, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Sorry, NYT I ain’t buyin’ it. It’s definitely a ruse, or a new “strategery” that kinda reminds of Bill Maher “nicely” asking us all to get off his back. It’s like they think if they throw us a few crumbs of validation that we’ll believe they’re really changing and starting to listen to us and hear us and maybe even agree with us bcuz they in fact believe we are stupid and they loathe the very ground we walk on and the web sites we post at.

This is their desperate attempt to pat us on the head in hopes we’ll finally shut up and go away. And if it’s not that benign a conspiracy, then they have serious, disastrous or even catastrophic issues in their camp that are threatening them and scaring them sh!tless and this is just them laying the groundwork for their cover.

stukinIL4now on March 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Not only has the United States reduced oil imports from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries by more than 20 percent in the last three years

You’d think a TANKED economy would have been more responsible for that then the NYT gives it credit for – oh, it doesn’t even mention that!

GarandFan on March 24, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Isn’t insolvency and the failure of America the wish of rush bimbo and the house tea party? Every year there are over a trillion dollars in tax breaks and tax loop holes thanks to selfish interest politics that now reigns in the republican party. Bohner walked away from the so called grand bargain because the house tea party nut jobs will not exchange 10:1 cuts to tax increase. This is the same thing that the ratings agency’s said. The insanity that is prevailing in the republican party is truly bordering on treason!!!!

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

S o l y n d r a ?

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The Kennedys have their trust funds in the Caymens. Tell them to voluntarily bring their dough back.

Or, ask Obama to force them, meh…teh-heh…
Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Grover Norquist has the house tea party by the sack, they can’t so much as breath without his permission. He even opposed the 9-9-9 tax plan by Mr. Cain because his selfishness and special interest friends who get away with over ONE TRILLION of tax lope-holes and breaks EVERY YEAR. No wonder we’re in the hole. Everyone is screaming patriotism but will not skip any opportunity to CHEAT the country.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

…you can’t read can you?…and you do know … what an ‘unfunded liability’ is?…since ‘Present’ seems to thrive on them. Don’t tell me!…You’re a HARVARD grad!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Let me guess, you did not hear about the prescription drug freebies that they republican party tacked on to the US debt without accounting for how to pay for it in the budget did you?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

…are you asking what the voting demographic make up was of the House and the Senate at the time?…you took Civics at Harvard too?…That Booooooosh thought he was the Emperor or ? !

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

…..scaring them sh!tless and this is just them laying the groundwork for their cover.

stukinIL4now on March 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

theres going to a time, very soon. where there will be a lot of butt-covering man. the party when it realizes that obam is going to be trounced, will have to throw him overbaord. he must be sacrificed. for the ideology. you see, its not the dems POLICIES that were the probelm…is was obama; himself. he was too arrogant. coulsdnt work with the gop OR the dems in congress. and oh gosh, ya know, he was a genius, but garsh for a genius he sure did some dumb things. things that WE didnt want. he will be a sacrificial lamb, again, to save the sinking party ship. there will be a LOT of truth telling styartin in dec 2012. and by may 2013, it’ll be a deluge. you may start seeing more and more late summer. early fall. if they really pull ther plug on him. so they ahve some cred going into nov.

t8stlikchkn on March 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

You’d think a TANKED economy would have been more responsible for that then the NYT gives it credit for – oh, it doesn’t even mention that!

GarandFan on March 24, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Eh, If Mitchell and her boyfriend Obama are tanked, ‘sall okay! We just have to make more algeae. And, stuff.

Key West Reader on March 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Let me guess, you did not hear about the prescription drug freebies that they republican party tacked on to the US debt without accounting for how to pay for it in the budget did you?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Toadally Mitch.

Toad ally

Key West Reader on March 24, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Let me guess, you did not hear about the prescription drug freebies that they republican party tacked on to the US debt without accounting for how to pay for it in the budget did you?

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Er, Mitch? You wanna check the yay’s on the Dem side before you throw your … errr.. whatevah… under that bus of yours?

Key West Reader on March 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

…are you asking what the voting demographic make up was of the House and the Senate at the time?…you took Civics at Harvard too?…That Booooooosh thought he was the Emperor or ? !

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I have to say, I’m impressed by your ability to shift arguments. Bush signed the bill but that is of no consequence. You want me to go look at the make up of the house and senate as if most republicans did not vote for the bill. I wonder if you would be so nuanced things that happened during the second half of Obama’s presidency.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

because his selfishness and special interest friends who get away with over ONE TRILLION of tax lope-holes and breaks EVERY YEAR. No wonder we’re in the hole. Everyone is screaming patriotism but will not skip any opportunity to CHEAT the country.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 6:49 PM

“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.”

- Judge Learned Hand

Resist We Much on March 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Obama is the child of group sex from: Muenchhausen, Machiavelli, Orwell and Pinocchio.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I was about to say the exact same thing. (:

SparkPlug on March 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

The Zero-Bama troll is referring to this article which BROADLY defines ‘tax breaks’ to include employer deductibility of employee health insurance premiums and pensions. I expect mortgage interest is in there too. Not really right-wing giveaways.

U.S. Tax Breaks Valued at More Than $1 Trillion, WSJ Reports

slickwillie2001 on March 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom

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I’ve been reading your… droppings. You are one headless birdbrain.
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RalphyBoy on March 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

0bamaderangementsyndrom

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I’ve been reading your… droppings. You are one headless birdbrain.
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RalphyBoy on March 24, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Thanks for your meaningful contribution to the dialogue.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Thanks for your meaningful contribution to the dialogue.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Whaddaya’ know, this is the first time you have been right about anything.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Well, shiver me timbers. The NYT has some scallywags in their midst?

lynncgb on March 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

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