Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast and Gulf

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    Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast


    By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    The Associated Press
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010; 12:37 AM

    WASHINGTON -- In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

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    wow, how big of him.

    the Dear leader has spoken.
     
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    Obama, obviously, hates the environment, correct lefties?

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    And Virginia has stated that it will not allow Obamacare to be practiced on its citizens.
     
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    As long as it's done safely, why not?
     
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    I agree.

    Let's see what the left has to say about Obama's decision. I mean, they wanted to "kill Bush" for the perceived lack of concern for the environment.
     
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    That must be payback for buying a vote for Obamacare.
     
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    It appears that it is a deal to get a yes vote on the proposed CO2 reductions (17% decrease by 2020) legislation in Congress. I hope Virginia keeps its head.
     
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    I expect Republicans to suddenly become environmentalists. :lol:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/31/obama.energy/index.html

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    The "left"?

    Which one?

    Just in case you don't know it, there's no group of people with less idealogical coherence than what most people here think of as "the Left".

    Group think? Hardly.

    I've been in rooms of people that most of you would clearly identify as "Leftists" who couldn't reach consensus on whether gravity was really real, or the world just sucked.

    There is no more a monolithic "Left" than there is a monolithic "right".

    If you doubt that, you really ought to read who the first people Lenin killed (and who tried to kill him, too) when the Bolshies took over Russia.

    I suggest you read John Reed's account of the Communist takeover Ten Days that Shook the World.
     
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