We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum. Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR. Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida. Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast. Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast. Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast. Democrats have blocked building oil refineries. Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production. Democrats have blocked clean coal production.
But, they’re funding projects in Brazil.
We have the Chinese drilling off our southern coast, and Brazil is drilling everywhere they can. I think the Dems have an aversion to American oil.
Barrister ... What the Liberals have is an aversion to America's energy independence, unless they can control it, and tax it. And further impoverish the working/middle classes.
And that's just plain wicked.
In the Monday, May 10 issue of The Wall Street Journal there was an article entitled "How Shale Gas is Going To Rock the World". It's interesting, well done and I wish/hope it were true. But I think a better title would be "How Shale Gas Could Rock the World." Because it won't happen unless the progressives are thrown out and the more conservative grown-ups take over.