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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:40 AM
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Nancy Pelosi: “Two oil men in the White House” are responsible for high oil prices
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Who knew Nancy Pelosi was such a straight-shooter? When Wolf Blitzer tries to pin part of the blame for the current energy crisis on the Democratic Congress, Pelosi shoots back by saying her House did everything it could to institute a sensible energy policy, only to have “run into a brick wall” in the form of Senate Republicans — you know, the ones who broke the filibuster record for a full term last year.

“The price of oil is… is attributed to two oil men in the White House and their protectors in the United States Senate.”

While it might be easy (and typically accurate) to blame everything on President Bush and Vice President Cheney, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to lay the current crisis at the White House’s doorstep. Sure, there are some uncontrollable market forces at work, but both Cheney and Bush are oil patch guys; it would be the height of naivete to assume that they would have an energy policy that didn’t benefit Big Oil.

From Day One, Dick Cheney was plotting how to take over Iraq oil fields. Before the war, it was obvious to everyone that the invasion or Iraq, and the instability it would caused in the region, would only drive prices up further. For all the lip service President Bush pays to his commitment to renewable energy, the fact is spending has been on the stagnant since the mid-1990’s.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/07/19/nancy-pelosi-t... /
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:43 AM
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1. where is all of her new found "outrage" coming from? Hey Nancy, you had the power to impeach
but did nothing, remember...

You are just as responsible as are they because you let them get away with it. So piss of with all of your big talk.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:44 AM
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2. and their "protectors"
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:58 AM
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6. Is not their protectors public enemy #1? Would that not be Madame Speaker?
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:41 PM
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17. yes
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:44 AM
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3. Why hasn't she spoken out sooner?
Wolf Blitzer is an agent of the Dark Side.
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wurzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:47 AM
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4. Empty words.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 08:51 AM
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5. That's a great sound byte.
Well done.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:11 AM
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7. so it's all the fault of the Senate?
yes!

:bounce:
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:13 AM
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8. Talk is cheap, Nancy!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:17 AM
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9. blah blah blah and smile.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:20 AM
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10. She is so full of shit. She kisses their collective asses as they continue their crimes.
:grr:
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:31 AM
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11. It is an oilfield , not an "oil patch".
Here is a little FYI for everyone, anyone who uses the term "oil patch" is a con man, DO NOT take them seriously. Whenever I hear someone use this term it is like nails on a chalkboard.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:52 PM
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19. Not necessarily! One of the most knowledgeable
and levelheaded people I know on another forum uses the term "oil patch" all the time. He's an engineer and I believe he even worked in the "oil patch" at one time (not recently, however). He was one of the first to debunk the "drill, drill, drill" mantra from the righties on that forum and really shut 'em up good!
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:31 PM
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22. I'm not sure who you are refering to but as for me
I work in the oilfield and have for 14+ years. I am the third generation who has worked in the "oilfields". As oilfield worker whenever I hear someone use that term my reaction is to check for my wallet.
People who use this term are usually trying to downplay the size and scope of an oilfield by using a euphanism to buffalo his mark.
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fla nocount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 06:35 PM
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25. You're right, it's a diminutive like Chuck for Charles or Pootie Poo
but in the Permian Basin it's also the name of motels, RV parks, restaurants, streets, bars and, if you're a rough-neck, it's what your wife insists you wash off as soon as you come through the door... with coal tar soap. If you've worked in the "fields" you'll know what coal tar soap is. Thank God it comes in a shampoo too.

It might not be so much a diminutive as it is Texan.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:43 AM
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12. STFU Nacy, you are a co-conspirator and an obstructor of justice
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:44 AM
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13. It's only words . . . but I'm glad to hear them . . . at long last . . .
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:50 AM
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14. She's Telling a Half-Truth. The Other Half is that she is their Protection
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Riddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 12:32 PM
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15. And one worthless chickenshit in Speaker's position has allowed them to go unchallenged.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 12:43 PM
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16. A lot of congessional Democrats from rust-belt states have voted against
higher fleet mileage standards. There's blame enough for everyone, Nancy. Clean your own house first.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:43 PM
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18. Too bad she keeps shooting straight into our foot. n/t
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:56 PM
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20. Speaker Pelosi is correct. (nt)
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 03:57 PM by w4rma
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:00 PM
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21. OIL MEN IN THE WH are responsible for the invasion of Iraq on false pretenses
and should be impeached.
Thanks for tough words.
Please continue simple actions and have more articles of impeachment heard.
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GaYellowDawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:41 PM
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23. She'd have a lot more credibility if she wasn't so hell-bent on protecting them.
She did that administration the biggest favor anyone possibly could with all of the "impeachment is off the table" BS. Fuck her. I hope she gets ousted in the next election.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:46 PM
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24. Impeach Bush and the republican senators will shirk away from him.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 06:54 PM
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26. shut up nancy you fucking scumbag facilitating piece of shit
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 07:11 PM
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27. Pelosi says the right thing!
and that gives DU another opportunity to trash her!

LOL!

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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:24 PM
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28. And yet you help keep them in office.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:52 PM
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29. All the answers are in the hidden
Secret energy meeting transcripts. How our Supreme Court can justify keeping this information from us boggles the mind. What possible justification is there for keeping 'we the people' from knowing what went on in an energy meeting? This is proof that there is no justice in America now that the Bushies are in control.
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:01 PM
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30. Gee, Nancy
you still suck...

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