March 30, 2012

Obama Kills Atlantic Oil Drilling For Five Years
— Ace

All of the above?

The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.

Meanwhile he's claiming that oil exploration is at an 8-year high, which is true, due to his actions, which is not.

But these facts are not particularly impressive considering that production has been relatively static since 2003 -- it is only slightly higher now than in previous years. We pointed this out in an examination of the president’s State of the Union address, citing an Energy Information Administration graphic that shows production levels well below the rates from 1951 through 2002.

It’s also important to note that the Department of the Interior works with five-year lease plans for extraction. The last program, which came from President George W. Bush, ended just this year, meaning the production increase is mostly attributable to Obama’s predecessor. The ad states that production has risen “under President Obama.” This is technically true but misleading.

Posted by: Ace at 02:45 PM | Comments (82)
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1

All of the above.

Except for the ones that actually work, of course.

Posted by: Obama at March 30, 2012 02:45 PM (sWycd)

2 Thus opening the path to even more green job creation.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 30, 2012 02:47 PM (piMMO)

3 Don't worry; no one drills in the Atlantic for oil anyway.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia_oil_field

Posted by: andycanuck at March 30, 2012 02:48 PM (6RnvM)

4 Correction, this SCOAMF has killed Atlantic oil drilling for 9 months.

Posted by: deepelemblues at March 30, 2012 02:48 PM (lFU4D)

5 And it is shit like this that should go into commercials but the dumbass gop never does it.

Posted by: mike at March 30, 2012 02:48 PM (s6QDI)

6 Happy Document Dump Day!!!

Posted by: antisocialist at March 30, 2012 02:48 PM (j/nZn)

7 That's OK. President Panther can do whatever he wants.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 30, 2012 02:49 PM (vpe0k)

8 And it is shit like this that should go into commercials but the dumbass gop never does it.

And you're surprised, why? I've said before that the GOP is a protection-racket. Under the system of government we have now, that's all it can be.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at March 30, 2012 02:50 PM (QTHTd)

9 Oh. And I'm still willing to set up shell corporations in Canada for you guys to avoid the Biden Service Tax.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 30, 2012 02:50 PM (6RnvM)

10 Love me!

Posted by: the sidebar muse at March 30, 2012 02:52 PM (GTbGH)

11 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 30, 2012 02:52 PM (vd4t0)

12 He's already killed the rest of the economy why should petroleum feel so special . Justice fo' Treylanda .

Posted by: awkward davies at March 30, 2012 02:53 PM (Jp1VY)

13 ...and, YOUR WELCOME!

Posted by: TEH WON at March 30, 2012 02:55 PM (6DDE+)

14 Quick! Cut away from the President's "YOUR WELCOME" on the whiteboard.

Posted by: ESPN director at March 30, 2012 02:56 PM (6RnvM)

15

It struck me today.... Obama's Navy is experimenting with an entire Carrier Battlegroup using 'Green' fuel... which may or may not cause problems (and is way more expensive than normal AV Fuel)....

 

But Air Farce 1 still flys on normal fuel... wonder why...

 

Guess its only OK to gamble the lives of OTHERS...

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 30, 2012 02:56 PM (lZBBB)

16 Where's Greg with the irrelevant, half-assed, cherry picked load of bullshit today?

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (JEpGb)

17 Baracki must mean "all the above the ground" sources.

Do digging or extraction.  Just wind and solar

Posted by: Deli LLama at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (uv9eO)

18 Obama is simply evil.

Posted by: pat at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (UFxap)

19 Oh fuck him with a pineapple....

Posted by: Tami at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (X6akg)

20 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !

Posted by: Steve Chu at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (Jp1VY)

21 Are you serious? Are you SERIOUS?!!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at March 30, 2012 02:57 PM (niZvt)

22 My first action, after my lotto jackpot buys the presidency and SCOTUS, and any Dem serving in the Fed Gubmint more than six months ordered to repatriate or be executed:

52% income tax on any registered Democrat...

Posted by: model_1066 at March 30, 2012 02:58 PM (PWwbk)

23 Facts and reality are the only impediments to utopia.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 30, 2012 02:58 PM (TVvXc)

24 You should be thanking me!

Posted by: Barak Obama at March 30, 2012 02:58 PM (niZvt)

25 So we'll get to be green when we all go into the red.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 30, 2012 02:58 PM (xKC/c)

26
All of the above.

Except for the ones that actually work, of course.

****

On Drudge today there was a link to a study that proposed to prove, yet again, that conservatives are stupid.  The actual study, though, demonstrated that when subjects were subject to stress such as a time limit, their solutions were more conservative.  People use conservatives solutions when the solutions actually have to work. 

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 30, 2012 03:00 PM (TVvXc)

27 "But Air Farce 1 still flys on normal fuel... wonder why... " Well most jets don't run well on diesel. That and we spent a butt load of money making our jets hard to see on radar, sort of defeats the purpose when you can smell them coming because they are burning algae based fuels.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:00 PM (R5yLq)

28 When UrkeloftheClanofShitstain's health care boo-boo goes bye-bye, I want that gavel of Nancy Pelosi brought out and swaggered in front of their dumbasses like dey was skittles.  And then her skull shattered with it.

Posted by: model_1066 at March 30, 2012 03:01 PM (PWwbk)

29 "Oh fuck him with a pineapple...." Lol... stunning visual, as always Tami.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:01 PM (R5yLq)

30
All of the above.

Except for the ones that actually work, of course.

****

Does Peggy Noonan know about this?

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 30, 2012 03:01 PM (TVvXc)

31 Don't forget to turn over to CNN to catch Ms. O'Brien stir up racial tensions for an hour.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, formerly known as 'As If' at March 30, 2012 03:02 PM (piMMO)

32 Hey SOS!  Where ya been?  Anything new with you?

Posted by: Tami at March 30, 2012 03:03 PM (X6akg)

33 I read today that gas prices will be between $6-$8 a gallon this summer.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 30, 2012 03:04 PM (DGIjM)

34 What a dick.

Posted by: Does this leg smell gammy? at March 30, 2012 03:05 PM (/rU4A)

35 Go to the link below, it is the first chart of a series the scroll, it shows production from federal and indian lands (including offshore) and a decline beginning in 2010. Took "the one" a while to get his ducks in a row I guess. http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/

Posted by: jpinx at March 30, 2012 03:06 PM (jPH77)

36 "Hey SOS! Where ya been? Anything new with you?" Well had a date last night, we went out and didn't get in till late. Unlike Keith my place of employment actually expects me to show up - everyday no less. So I didn't do any blogging last night. Met her dog the night before.. lovable pooch but a bit on the nervous side. Took about an hour to and 2 bucks worth of pepperoni but I think the dog and I are on good terms now. Amazing what couple of bucks worth of pepperoni and a little patience will do for you.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:07 PM (R5yLq)

37 You'd think Zero would at least hold off until after the election for this kind of thing, and also reign in Biden from saying stupid things. Or do they have a strategy to drive away as many independents as possible?  I don't understand these people...and proud of that.

Posted by: Mayday at March 30, 2012 03:08 PM (orrLR)

38

O/T

 

Not-So-Sharpton and JJ in Sanford tomorrow to rouse the rabble.

 

I'm calling in to work. There' no fucking way this littls Boy's gonna be anywhere near there tomorrow.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 30, 2012 03:08 PM (d0Tfm)

39 Spent $72 filling up my tank last time at the pump (Costco, even!) Soon going to my summer job where my company has to make a profit on $400,000 of fuel costs for the summer as well as low numbers due to a failing economy and the price of transportation to/from the area.

Obama 2012 = Bankruptcy 2013

Posted by: WheelmanForHire at March 30, 2012 03:08 PM (l8nIR)

40 " and also reign in Biden from saying stupid things." Lol... I doubt there is that much duct tape on the entire planet.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:10 PM (R5yLq)

41 Met her dog the night before.. lovable pooch but a bit on the nervous side. Took about an hour to and 2 bucks worth of pepperoni but I think the dog and I are on good terms now. Amazing what couple of bucks worth of pepperoni and a little patience will do for you.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 08:07 PM (R5yLq)



She told us about her puppy.  It's a chocolate lab, a rescue that was abused.  Having owned a chocolate lab, they love nothing better than to eat....all.day.long.  Good strategy on your part.

Posted by: Tami at March 30, 2012 03:10 PM (X6akg)

42 I'm calling in to work. There' no fucking way this littls Boy's gonna be anywhere near there tomorrow. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, feeling all extra curmudgeony today at March 30, 2012 08:08 PM (d0Tfm) I dont blame you.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 30, 2012 03:11 PM (DGIjM)

43 What's this got to do with the price of birth control?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 30, 2012 03:12 PM (H84UO)

44 So in this case it actually is Bush's fault?

Posted by: RomneyBot Since 2007 at March 30, 2012 03:13 PM (cYMja)

45 this needs to be shouted from the rooftops, not merely bitched about at Boehner's saturday brunch at the country club. i won't hold my breath.

Posted by: what is and what shall never be at March 30, 2012 03:13 PM (ETgqz)

46 I like Adam Carolla but in his book he described Obama as a President who plays basketball not golf.  Um...Adam?

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at March 30, 2012 03:15 PM (FEzSe)

47 Ok, side rant then I'm off to the bar.

WTF is wrong with the Party of Stupid?!  I know they're not going to make use of this and if they tried, it'd be as inneffective as [insert something Obama's tried].

But what I'm really wondering is where the organizational problem is.  We have smart folks on the conservative/Repub/libertarian side. And they're not all in business / talk radio so some of them must be interested in winning elections.

Why aren't some of them running the state/national GOP organization(s)?  Is there truly a back room, filled with cigar smoking, scotch drinking mouth-breathers just keeping the compentent marketers/advertisers/campaigners/communicators out of the show? 

Is there an old-boy's club that just sits around eating lead-paint chips and isn't letting the competent people have a say?  How?  (I know how businesses run, but how does 'the GOP' organize?)

Why can't the Party of Stupid pull its shit together?  Something must be stopping it from happening....?

/rant.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at March 30, 2012 03:15 PM (X/+QT)

48 "She told us about her puppy. It's a chocolate lab, a rescue that was abused. Having owned a chocolate lab, they love nothing better than to eat....all.day.long. Good strategy on your part." Not the first rescue dog I've ever run into, so have a bit of experience. Pepperoni always works best, because it is very aromatic and get's there attention. Trick 2, as much as you can ignore the dog at first. Don't make eye contact, don't try to go to them, etc. That's the mistake most people make, they try to go to the dog. Sit down, eat a couple slices of pepperoni, wait for them to come to you and show interest. Throw them a piece, then go back into ignore mode. The dog has to know that this is all being done on their terms, not yours. As far as your concerned there is no dog until the dog demands your attention. And of course when you finally do get them to sit next to you for a while for more pepperoni, you let them smell your hand for a while and then when your ready to pet move it along the side of their head and keep physical contact. You don't try to go over the top of their head because that's where most abused dogs get hit. That motion spooks them. As long as they can feel your hand and they aren't taken by surprise, well before long your scratching their belly and feeding them pepperoni. Ok, ya, I've had a lot of dogs over the years.. lol.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:16 PM (R5yLq)

49 Obumbles is really just a carp-weasel lying sack of goat manure. Oh and his wife sucks too. 

Posted by: Killerdog at March 30, 2012 03:17 PM (CZrbJ)

50 46 I like Adam Carolla but in his book he described Obama as a President who plays basketball not golf. Um...Adam? Posted by: Walter Sobchak at March 30, 2012 08:15 PM (FEzSe) I meant he dribbles golf balls, man!

Posted by: Adam Carolla at March 30, 2012 03:17 PM (niZvt)

51 I read today that gas prices will be between $6-$8 a gallon this summer.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 30, 2012 08:04 PM (DGIjM)



Workin on it.

Posted by: Steven Chu at March 30, 2012 03:17 PM (KI/Ch)

52 Ok, ya, I've had a lot of dogs over the years.. lol.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 08:16 PM (R5yLq)



Well good for you for taking the time and effort to come prepared and do that.  Says a lot and I'm sure Hummingbird appreciated it.

Posted by: Tami at March 30, 2012 03:19 PM (X6akg)

53 51 I read today that gas prices will be between $6-$8 a gallon this summer. Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at March 30, 2012 08:04 PM (DGIjM) All that extra gas spending stimulates the economy.

Posted by: Liberal Media at March 30, 2012 03:21 PM (niZvt)

54 "Well good for you for taking the time and effort to come prepared and do that. Says a lot and I'm sure Hummingbird appreciated it." Honestly I think it freaked her out a little. I guess most of her friends haven't fared to well with Molly, she mostly just hides from them now. But Pepperoni is the key to any dogs heart. Just wish it were that easy with women.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:21 PM (R5yLq)

55 All that extra gas spending stimulates the economy.

In Mexico!

Posted by: toby928 at March 30, 2012 03:22 PM (GTbGH)

56 34 What a dick.
----   I wish.  BATTRIES BRING ME MORE BATTRIES

Posted by: Michelle O at March 30, 2012 03:22 PM (3Zo6I)

57 SOS --

Have you persuaded Hummingbird to keep the laptop yet?

Posted by: Empire1 at March 30, 2012 03:23 PM (1H25E)

58 But Pepperoni is the key to any dogs heart. Just wish it were that easy with women.

Such low hanging fruit.

Posted by: toby928 at March 30, 2012 03:23 PM (GTbGH)

59 Condoms are the key to my vajajay!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 30, 2012 03:23 PM (niZvt)

60 I read today that gas prices will be between $6-$8 a gallon this summer.

I'll gladly pay it if it ensures Barry's loss in the fall.

Posted by: pep at March 30, 2012 03:24 PM (6TB1Z)

61

Amazing what couple of bucks worth of pepperoni and a little patience will do for you.. lol

----

You said a mouthful there brother

 

 

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 30, 2012 03:24 PM (3Zo6I)

62 sorry, I goofed

Posted by: Killerdog at March 30, 2012 03:24 PM (CZrbJ)

63 All that extra gas spending stimulates the economy.

And as SCOAMF hopes, gives Big Oil more profits for him to tax.

Posted by: Retread at March 30, 2012 03:25 PM (joSBv)

64

Posted my first 'Thank You' love letter to Barry on a gas pump today.

Gonna happen every time i load gas between now and the election.

 

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 30, 2012 03:25 PM (3Zo6I)

65 sorry, I goofed

Shake your fist at the sky and shout  Pixxxyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Posted by: toby928 at March 30, 2012 03:26 PM (GTbGH)

66 This is like how lottery money goes to the schools, so they can take and use the previous school funding for something else and the schools get about the same

Posted by: doom am I, full-ripe, dealing death to the worlds, engaged in devouring mankind. at March 30, 2012 03:28 PM (ACMJp)

67 Why can't the Party of Stupid pull its shit together? Something must be stopping it from happening....?/rant.Posted by: Tonic Dog

I think it could be argued that the success of the Right's infiltration of alt-media has made the GOP lazy. They no longer feel that they have to explain how our conservative principles based on the foundation of the US are successful when applied. Bush never really took the time to explain much of anything he did, both the reach-across-the-aisle bullshit that never was reciprocated or the necessary risky stuff like the Iraq war.

I sympathize with those that emote about a clean sweep of the old-guard in the hopes that new blood wouldn't be as lazy or reactive, but I see the problem with throwing everything out in an emotional fury. It never works out the way you intend.

This is the state of the GOP and conservatism; the GOP fails to live up to its principles but the temptation to burn it down reeks of desperation and carelessness. We're stuck here waiting for the next Reagan and he ain't coming. 

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] at March 30, 2012 03:29 PM (JEpGb)

68 Gag me. Frigging O'Reilly arguing a sexually mutilated man with plastic boobs should be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 30, 2012 03:35 PM (niZvt)

69 "Have you persuaded Hummingbird to keep the laptop yet?" Lol... think I'm wearing her down at any rate. Her objection is that it's too expensive a gift since we haven't been dating long. I keep trying to explain to her that it's really not expensive at all, I picked it up with about 5 others at an auction about a year ago. I fixed and sold off the other 4, repaired this one but hung onto it so I'd have a spare if I needed one. So really I don't have any money into it at all. I think part of it though is she's still a bit nervous about having a computer at home again, I guess her ex really made her life miserable by stalking her on face book. As it is all she does with the laptop right now is AosHQ.. lol. Yup.. I've created a monster. An adorable monster. But yet.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 30, 2012 03:43 PM (R5yLq)

70 Senators Vitter, et al did a great takedown of these lies. I saw it on powerline.

Posted by: passably affable at March 30, 2012 03:46 PM (t+Vmm)

71 Hey you know whats great the GOP seems to not care one wit about stopping or even slowing down his plan to RADICALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA!!


We are fast approaching an In the course of human events moment!

Posted by: McLovin at March 30, 2012 03:48 PM (l14aH)

72 I've got to tell you, I'm feeling a little down on the GOP.

Do you realize that the President, of the United States, was caught, on tape,
conspiring, with the President of Russia to disarm his own country, a country
he has sworn to defend and protect.

Russia, a sworn enemy of our very way of life.

The GOP??

Crickets!!!!

Posted by: McLovin at March 30, 2012 03:54 PM (l14aH)

73 Yes, but how much algae can we tap in the Atlantic? Big picture, people.

Posted by: landofskybluewater at March 30, 2012 03:54 PM (JoIcn)

74 Are the Leases five years for the OCS only, or on land also?

Posted by: @ParisParamus at March 30, 2012 04:00 PM (KunEa)

75 Libtard energy police 101 final exam:

The United States of America should vigorously explore which of the following energy options:

A) Crap
B) Pretend Stuff
C) Wishes
D) All of the above
E) Things that actually work.

See, it makes perfect sense. Coal, oil, nuclear, etc., are part of "all of the below," not "all of the above." 
 

Posted by: vermin at March 30, 2012 04:12 PM (FjiUG)

76 Couple of points: 1) In five years, I'll still be President, because the 22nd Amendment is as useful as the 10th. 2) I can predict with confidence that the water shall have moved by the end of this moratorium, requiring a do-over. Bonus: 3) All you bitter cling-on morons are boned.

Posted by: #OccupyResoluteDesk at March 30, 2012 04:16 PM (+nCNS)

77

Since he's killing oil, that's black on black crime

But wait, the oil is blacker than Obama

So it must be white-black on black crime

So it's racist

or something

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 30, 2012 04:27 PM (3Zo6I)

78

Our high corporate tax rate has long made the U.S. an uncompetitive place for new investment. This has driven new jobs to other, more competitive nations and meant fewer jobs and lower wages for all Americans.

Other developed nations have been cutting their rates for over 20 years. The U.S. did nothing.

The U.S. was at least able to stay out of the top spot until now, because Japan had also failed to get its corporate tax rate in line with other more competitive nations. But Japan has finally seen the light and reduced its rate as of April 1.

Japan’s rate was 39.5 percent. That was just barely ahead of the U.S. rate of 39.2 percent (this includes the 35 percent federal rate plus the average rate the states add on). Japan’s rate now stands at 36.8 percent after its recent cut.

Posted by: Wolf Blitzer at March 30, 2012 04:45 PM (e8kgV)

79 I think part of the GOP's problem is there is so much to focus on with the SCOAMF, that it's hard to cover all the ground. 

Zero has overwhelmed so many different systems, has overreached in so many directions that it's hard to give any individual one the attention it deserves.  Any number of things, alone, should do him in:  economy, unemployment, price of gas/drilling, Afghanistan, Fast & Furious, stimulus, Solyndra & other companies, Israel, Russia, czars/commies, Eric Holder...the list goes on and on. 

I'm not excusing the GOP.  But hoping some of the PACs step up to the plate where the GOP fails.

Posted by: Mayday at March 30, 2012 05:30 PM (orrLR)

80

I think President Dipstick has set new world/universal records for shaemful dissembling.  Oh well let's just call it for what it is--he's a  friggin' world class liar and SCOAMF.

You can say that again. SCOAMF






Posted by: comanche voter at March 30, 2012 05:43 PM (6USwK)

81 I mayhap be wrong, but I think, in all of human history, never before has such an incompetent disaster been waiting to happen.

Posted by: Dwyle Flonking at March 30, 2012 06:31 PM (bVV5S)

82

Message to the Racist Right:
Obviously here IS something wrong with you. You are a racist, hateful, sick-demented scumbag! If you’re not a racist, you’re doing a horrible job proving you’re not, and a great job proving you are! This is without doubt a sick, sick, hateful country! All it took was a Black man to become President and the racism and hatred flows through liike a Volcano.
Obama is not a marxist; he is a flipping corporatist. In other words, no, you can’t name any Marxist things Obama has done, despite claiming he’s a Marxist. I see.
Obama is NOT a racist, you have a problem with that, why don’t you ask his White grandmother? He is a Christian who has attended Trinity United Church of Christ for nearly 20 years. And you low lives are quailified to judge another man’s belief? NO. Neither am I. I have met real Christians, and they are not haters who call Obama evil, they aren’t hateful racist, that’s you.

 You all are a bunch of idiotic hillbillies that need to open your closed minds did you forget that Mr. Bush is the one that single handed destroyed America. By the way, It does not matter whether or not the information is correct. Those who leaked it presumably thought that it was. It does not matter that the President says that he did not knife Israel in the back and has “no interest” in leaks of this kind, or that “…the US is crawling with thousands of intelligence and former intelligence officials.” The buck stops at Obama’s desk.

If you don’t like his views, or the views of well-educated, respected journalists, by all means unlike his page….no one is forcing you to be here……but at least for us please unlike because unfortunately we are forced to read the un-educated, racist remarks that someone like you who probably thinks an unethical person like Newt Gingrich should be President…lol

Posted by: Questionman at April 05, 2012 03:22 PM (k+Zrl)

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