Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Government | No Comments

How many times have you heard a Republican interviewed about energy and they say we would have lower gas prices and wouldn’t need to rely on imports from the Middle East if us terrible liberals would just let oil companies have access to more public lands. Maybe dozens or hundreds of times right. Whenever you […]

The Real “Skinny” On Gas Prices

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Actual journalism being committed here: That’s because oil is a global commodity and U.S. production has only a tiny influence on supply. Factors far beyond the control of a nation or a president dictate the price of gasoline.When you put the inflation-adjusted price of gas on the same chart as U.S. oil production since 1976, the […]

Obama: Branding vs. Performance

Posted by on Jun 14, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

I like Barack Obama. Voted for him. Contributed to his campaign. But I wouldn’t call myself a “raving fan,” cause well he isn’t liberal enough for me and he has in fact broken some campaign promises that might be considered pretty unimportant by a vast majority of the public, but they matter to me. With […]

It Is A Reason, Not An Excuse

Posted by on May 28, 2010 in News | No Comments

In the last few weeks I’ve heard many on the right say that the BP oil spill gusher is being used by Obama as an excuse to stop the expansion of offshore drilling in US waters. A perfect example was Neil Cavuto on Fox News yesterday afternoon: I don’t want to sound too jaded or […]

Biggest Oil Spill In American History

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in News | No Comments

The sheer magnitude is just staggering. A federal team created to produce a more precise estimate of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico has determined that the rate is at least twice what was previously acknowledged and possibly five times as much, officials said on Thursday. If the team’s estimates are accurate, this […]

I'm Noticing A Pattern Here

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in News | No Comments

Lately, there seems to be a pattern in developments surrounding the BP oil gusher spill: the news is always bad and getting worse. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. […]

This Inspires So Much Confidence

Posted by on May 15, 2010 in News | No Comments

You have to be shitting me: That question hangs in the air here at a BP crisis center as hundreds of engineers and scientists work to cap the undersea well that for more than three weeks has spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with BP and other companies involved in the effort, who […]

Al Gore: The Crisis Comes Ashore

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

Al Gore says ee need to use a little reason, logic, and maybe some science to understand that we are utterly destroying the planet. Not going to hold my breath any of that will happen. However, in a wonderful article written for the New Republican Gore has his great graph. Just as the oil companies […]

Vitter And GOP Friends Lament Poor BP

Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Government, Politics | No Comments

You got to be freaking kidding me. Republicans now want Obama and the Federal government to bail out the poor folks at British Petroleum? About 10:30 Monday morning, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), an ardent foe of big government, posted a blog item on his campaign Web site about the huge oil spill in the Gulf […]