“Delaying the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy is simply kicking the can down the road, making it harder and harder to do with each passing day. Drill baby drill is simply a method for screwing your head further into the sand.
Right wing operatives (like the orators on Fox) repeatedly said during the Bush era that the President can't be blamed for high gas prices since they are due to global demand and dwindling supplies, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. Now they say the opposite about Obama. They seem to forget they were videotaped saying those things on TV. Lately, those video clips are being aired more frequently, as their hypocrisy is increasingly put on display. I wish Obama would stop trying to appease the do-nothing Congress and use the bully pulpit to get more investment into alternative fuels, and not be derailed because of the failure of a couple of companies doing that research. Just as the oil barons did not get discouraged when Dubya ran several oil companies into the ground before he become a politician.”
Geffel on Mar 24, 2012 at 23:01:30
“F & F.
I'm so sick of reading the short term right wing viewpoint.
The fossil fuels WILL run out in our life time and yet no-one has a plan B.”
“It's ironic that the same right wingnuts (like the orators on Fox) who repeatedly said during the reign of Shrub that the President can't be blamed for high gas prices since they are due to global demand and dwindling supplies, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. They seem to forget they were videotaped saying those things on TV, and hope that repeating falsehoods over and over will fool some of the people some of the time. Lately, those video clips are being aired more frequently, in proportion to the increase of the hypocrisy of the right wing echo chamber.”
mikesells4u on Mar 24, 2012 at 22:07:00
“Go back and read my original post again, very slowly if you have to.”
“A previous poster wrote that it wouldn't hurt to drill for oil and natural gas there, since this area is burned.
I've heard many excuses for drill baby, drill, but that is a new one to me. The forest will rejuvinate and begin to recover soon with new growth, so climate change deniers will need tro look elsewhere to drill in order to feed our addiction to fossil fuels.
Climate change is indeed a factor. Warmer temps mean longer fire seasons and more combustible undergrowth during times of drought.”
Zhenya on Jun 11, 2011 at 15:41:14
“Oil and natural gas have to exist in a place before you can drill for them, of course. This isn't one of those places. I live aorund here. Magical thinking of the drill set.”
mioffe on Jun 11, 2011 at 15:07:46
“Climate change is real.
Wrong explanation for reason of climate change is dangerous.
It brings wrong tools to Obama Administration to fight climate change.
Please think about properties of water, they influent climate more than carbon dioxide and cheapwer to use to fight climate change, than reduction of clarbon dioxide.”
JimNast on Jun 11, 2011 at 15:04:42
“It helps if there is oil there, too. There is not.”
“Christie is the worst thing to happen to NJ in a long time. He blames public employees as a whole for transgressions of a few. There are many wealthy people in NJ, but Christie asks for little sacrifice from them.
His policies may weaken the public school system. Most towns in NJ do a great job affordably educating students at a cost under the state average. Meanwhile, Christie's administration lost $400 million in federal school aid due to errors in the application. He erroneously blamed his education commissioner, which was verified by a videotape of the federal hearing. Funding has been cut for the vast majority of districts in the state, where reforms should be directed to poorly performing districts. Many towns have to raise property taxes due to reduced education funding. Music and performing arts programs are being cut, and many schools now make athletes pay to play.
Christie has had an adversarial relationship with public employ unions. That's no way to create a political environment to effectively solve long-term problems.”
BPCentrisAmerican on Apr 14, 2011 at 16:22:47
“When the head of the NJ FOP calls a Republican governor a liar and a bully that's a really big deal.”
Pinchy on Apr 14, 2011 at 16:21:37
“You must not be listening to him then. His beef is with the Union heads, not with rank and file. The only thing he has said that could be considered an attack (a disingenuous one at that) is when he told a teacher nobody is forcing her to teach when she claimed she'd do it for free after ridiculing him for telling them they need to make sacrifices. When much, much fewer than 1% of the teachers are fired on merit, that is a serious problem. I know of no profession where more than 99% of the employees are proficient.”
thinkingwomanmillstone on Apr 14, 2011 at 16:02:52
“Christie's disdain for the people of New Jersey is palpable. He is setting up his oligarchy and then will leave to pursue his personal fortune. The only people in the state who feel he represents them are the CEOs of major corporations. He's doing well by the CEOs. He is trampling on school children, low income mothers and infants and the disabled.”
“Christie is the worst thing to happen to NJ in a long time. He was one of the GOP attorneys general who launched politically motivated investigations of Dem Senate candidates in 2008 at Karl Rove's direction, so GOP candidates could claim their opponents were under investigation. Right after the election, the investigations were quietly dropped, as with Senator Menedez.
He blames public employees as a whole for transgressions of a few - mostly bureaucrats holding 2 or more part-time jobs to double dip on pensions. There are many wealthy people in NJ, but Christie asks nothing from them.
He comes from the richest town in NJ where most families can afford private schools, and is weakening the public school system. Most towns in NJ do a great job affordably educating students at a cost under the state average. Meanwhile, Christie lost $400 million in federal school aid due to errors in the application, then lied by blaming his education commissioner (proven by videotape of the federal hearing.) He slashed funding to the vast majority of districts in the state, instead of reforming the worst ones, which has raised property taxes a lot. Music and performing arts programs are being cut. Many schools now make athletes pay to play.
From the start, Christie and his minions have attacked and mocked public employ unions and any other political adversary. He has acted like a schoolyard bully. That's no way to create a political environment to effectively solve long-term problems.”