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Posted on Aug 7, 2008

“The Daily Show” tackles the campaign’s premier nonissue: offshore oil drilling. Experts agree that new drilling won’t have an impact anytime soon, but that hasn’t stopped McCain from bloviating, Obama from hedging and the punditry from setting the bar even lower.

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By yellowbird2525, August 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment

if you go to you can find how to convert easily your vehicle from diesel to run on vegetable oil & how to outfit your car/truck for hydrogen (brown gas) which is the “run your vehicle on water) which is the same fuel cell being shown as “developed” in Japan supposedly when in fact if you google brown gas will see it was developed here in the USA; but hey, American’s will buy anything a Gov figure has to say huh; might google bakken & see where in only 1 spot in USA 8 times more oil than in Saudi Arabia; go figure; just like the SCIENTISTS told us for years; no need to drill in wilderness, etc; no need to buy from overseas; lots of oil right here in good ol USA; same with Natural gas; but hey, American’s will keep paying & paying & paying & do nothing so lets take it globally;

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By msgmi, August 9, 2008 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment
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For the makers & shakers of communism, religion was the opiate of the people. For us it’s oil. It rules our life like no other commodity. Both political aspirants are talking the talk to the addicted consumers who in in most part agree with the drill drill mentality. Neither one has expressed the rebalancing of energy production and its consumption. The talk goes on and the walk is nowhere in sight since 1973. The political spin continues.

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By cyrena, August 9, 2008 at 3:01 am Link to this comment

Crystal Meth Olympics???

Jon Stewart is hilarious. And it’s true. DRILLING is a NON-campaign issue, that the repugs have managed to use to divert attention from all of their real crimes, and NON-ideas for anything that will assist in our survival.

Krugman is right. Thanks for the link McHammered

‘Republicans, once hailed as the “party of ideas,” have become the party of stupid.’

To be honest, I haven’t been alive long enough to remember when the repugs were the party of ‘ideas’ least not any good ones. But they’re damn sure really STUPID now!

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By yellowbird2525, August 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm Link to this comment

I watched an energy committee talking to members (a few) of Congress: one gentleman said that there is a KIT available readily for about $100 that easily converts cars/trucks to run on natural gas or hydrogen (as in water running the car making the hydrogen) & suggested a rebate like the one for the HD converter; I would like to know more about this & am searching everywhere; googling brown gas there is information there that you can easily make even a panel that can replace electricity in your home; furthermore, at there is information on making inexpensive panels for solar etc; gosh, the LAWBREAKERS who are our “supposedly” lawmakers sure don’t want the PEOPLE to know anything but lies huh. The ORIGINAL CARS did NOT run on oil, folks; check out hydrogen peroxide that has always been a green alternative & others that would NOT pollute & be far cheaper but then they wouldn’t be able to get all the wealth huh. WATCH OUT for the next line of attack which is already underway: “they” have determined that WATER is NOT a human right but a human need; you can only live without it for 3 days; “they” claim THEY (govenors & Congress) own the RIGHTS to the water; & THEY will of course sign it over to the big Corp’s to make more money off us slaves; but hey, read terror inside for more up to the latest on what is REALLY going on in USA; one person’s opinion is that we are NOT enslaved; all other countries SEE & VIEW us as being & wonder why WE put up with it; and our country is running everywhere paying all these major $ (while telling us they are broke!) cuz they think we are dumber than animals folks; they are giving them to the heads of other countries; telling them how to put it “off shore”; & saying “we have done it to the American’s for years & gotten away with it”; sad, but true.

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By dihey, August 8, 2008 at 11:19 am Link to this comment

Everyone bleating one way or another about oil ignores the simple fact that humongous volumes of oil and gas will continue to be needed by the chemical and pharmaceutic industries long after wind, water, sunshine, and cow dung provide the propellant for our cars, planes, and ships.

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By GW=MCHammered, August 8, 2008 at 8:35 am Link to this comment
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Krugman nailed it:

‘Republicans, once hailed as the “party of ideas,” have become the party of stupid.’

‘What I mean, instead, is that know-nothingism — the insistence that there are simple, brute-force, instant-gratification answers to every problem, and that there’s something effeminate and weak about anyone who suggests otherwise — has become the core of Republican policy and political strategy. The party’s de facto slogan has become: “Real men don’t think things through.”’

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By kelster mcgil, August 8, 2008 at 8:18 am Link to this comment
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McCain is a clueless old shmuck.

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By Moud Dib, August 8, 2008 at 6:03 am Link to this comment
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What’s really funny is the old white-hair dude isn’t telling everyone the oil that does come out of those wells won’t go into the US consumer market. Rather, it goes into an international pot that sells the the highest bidder. So offshore drilling would satisfy global demand, not national demand. Big difference!

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By nino, August 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

Of course, as funny as Jon Stewart’s “commentary” is, the sad fact is after our lawmakers, fat from oil company contributors, sign over the rights to drill-drill-drill, they will most likely sell-sell-sell to other customers than Americans…

Ah, corporate America. All about themselves and f the rest of us.

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