Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Trees? Who needs trees when you have a Hummer?

Comforting words from our president:

"One of the most meaningful things that's happened to me since I've been the governor--the president--governor--president. Oops. Ex-governor. I went to Bethesda Naval Hospital to give a fellow a Purple Heart, and at the same moment I watched him--get a Purple Heart for action in Iraq--and at that same--right after I gave him the Purple Heart, he was sworn in as a citizen of the United States--a Mexican citizen, now a United States citizen."

-Washington, D.C.; January 9, 2004

The AP reports that "the Senate, by a 51-49 vote, rejected an attempt by Democrats and GOP moderates to remove a refuge drilling provision from next year's budget, preventing opponents from using a filibuster -- a tactic that has blocked repeated past attempts to open the Alaska refuge to oil companies."

Basically, they said, "We know we can never pass this normally because all you liberal commie pussies will hoot and holler about some stupid endangered species and possibly attract attention to what we're trying to do. Then other commie liberals will get all worked up about it and it will get on the news and then we'll be forced to vote the measure down or you can filibuster it, pansies. So, you know what we're going to do? We're going to attach the provision to next years budget so if you raise a fuss we can blame you for wanting to close down the government, call you a partisan hack, blame you for being selfish, and then look all good on Fox News. This is as good as done now wusses. Now, I can go fill up my Hummer."

This is bull crap. There is believed to be billions of barrels of oil in the ANWR. Key word in that sentence, "believed." No one really knows. However, we're willing to go dig the place up and look because who cares! The rapture is coming so why give a damn!

Here are some ANWR facts lifted directly from CNN because I'm too lazy to go look this up myself:

ANWR Facts

--The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 19.6 million acres.

--It is home to 45 different species of mammals -- including the polar bear, wolf and moose -- plus 36 species of fish and 180 species of birds.

--The oil debate focuses on 1.5 million acres, where the U.S. Geological Survey estimated there could be 5.6 billion to 16 billion barrels of oil. --Drilling supporters say it would reduce dependency on foreign oil, add jobs and have little impact on the area. (Remember these are the same people who said Iraq has to many WMD they're practically oozing out their boarders. They also passed a 2004 Medicare "reform" bill insulated the pharmaceutical industry from price competition. Don't forget the recent bankruptcy "reform" act, passed last week by Congress, is a multibillion-dollar boon to the credit card industry. And who doesn't love the recent tort "reform" bill moved damage suits into federal courts, which are less likely to yield big judgments to Americans who are maimed by defective or shoddy products.)

--Opponents say it will irreparably harm a fragile environment, that oil won't flow for a decade and that it won't dent the 20 million barrels the U.S. uses daily. Sources: AP, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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