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Oil Foibles and Obama

Posted by madjillmom on February 24, 2012

Old Spin:

Democrats have told us for years that we cannot drill our way out of this mess.  Drilling in ANWR (Alaska National Wildlife Refuge) is not the answer because it will take years (6 to 10) before that oil is on the market pulling the price of gasoline down. This has been on of the reasons given for twenty years.  A similar meme is spouted as a reason not to build the XL Pipeline.  It won’t do anything in the short-term.

New Spin:

PresBO and his Minions tout the fact that US oil production has grown since he has been president. This includes the time of moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

Truth:  It does take several years to get the oil  to market through state and national permitting.  So the increase in production is due to the Bush Administration.  Plus there is no increase in oil production on land controlled or owned by the US.  This the stuff that is controlled by the Obama administration.  The increase in production is on state controlled and private land.

In the PresBO alternate reality, he and his administration take a victory lap and slip on a little oily spot.


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Aspen for First Lady and the Girls

Posted by madjillmom on February 21, 2012

I don’t really love picking on Michele Obama.  But, sometimes, I have severe class warfare envy when it comes to her vacations.  A few months ago, we were all treated to a picture of Michele shopping incognito at the local Target.  This was put out to tell us she really isn’t highfalutin, but rather, just like us, picking up a few downscale designer duds for a night at the White House.

Now, just a few months after their long Christmas vacation, Michele and the girls are skiing in Aspen, staying at a millionaire’s home (gratis, I guess).  If, as I hope, this is the last year the Obama’s are our nation’s first family, I hope Michele goes on lots of vacations.  Just please don’t tell us in one breath you are just average folks, and then jet off to Aspen, while I am thinking about if the gas it takes to get to Target will eat up the money I have to spend there.

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