This is sure to be a huge saver or creator of Jobs in the Gulf: The White House has confirmed that it is extending the moratorium on new drilling in the eastern Gulf for SEVEN YEARS. The White House won't allow any new oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years because of the BP oil spill. A senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that drilling leases won't be considered in the waters off Florida as part of the change. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hadn't been announced yet. He said that because of the BP spill, the administration now understands the need to elevate safety and environmental standards. Before the spill, the administration had considered a plan to allow drilling in the eastern Gulf... Official: Florida Coast Drilling Ban To Be Extended : NPR But what kind of common sense can we expect from a government that forces a four year old boy who to remove his leg braces at airport security. TSA apologizes for forcing 4-year-old to remove leg braces at airport screening - An Obamanoid Motto: never use a scalpel when a chain saw is available.