when conservatives rock out about oil

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    Gosh, that Mike Huckabee sure has a hot little variety show, don't he? ... And what a well-disciplined and unified studio audience!!!

    This classic is a couple years old, but really needs a bump like no other. Such an important issue!!

    "DRILL HERE!!!... DRILL NOOOOOWWWWW!"

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkUVURTbiDo&feature=related]YouTube - Huckabee Show, Aaron Tippin Performs "Drill Here, Drill Now"[/ame]

    ... the lyrics, because you demand them:

    Hello…..Is anybody out there listenin’ in Washington D.C.
    This is the suffering voice of America crying out for relief
    Now I don’t know what a gallon of gas costs up on capitol hill
    But we sure know what it cost down here in reality-ville
    And the damage already done has been a mighty heavy toll
    And if we’re gonna fix it we gotta start right here at home

    CHORUS:
    Drill here, drill now
    How ‘bout some oil from our own soil that belongs to us anyhow
    No more debatin’ we’re tired of waitin’ everybody shout out loud
    Drill here, drill now

    Every time a foreign tanker pulls up to our shore
    They got us over a barrel while they bleed us a little more
    And think how much it costs just to bring it all that way
    And how many American jobs that’d make if we were drillin’ in the USA
    Oh and God forbid if our oily friends should decide to cut us off
    We’d be standin’ around with our britches down now listen to me ya’ll

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Well the winds of change are blowin’
    Yes and we recognize that need
    But tractors, trucks, cars and planes can’t run on tomorrow’s dreams
    So while we’re workin’ on the future we can’t ignore today
    Cuz who knows how much time the alternative might take
    Somethin’s gotta be done right now cuz friends it won’t be long
    Before this great big country comes grinding to a halt

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Aaron Tippin/Thea Tippin/Philip Douglas/Dan Murph
    Songs of Kicking Bird Music(BMI)/TCT Wind(BMI)/Songs of Windswept Pacific(BMI)/All rights obo Songs of Kicking Bird Music and TCT Wind adm. by Songs of Windswept Pacific/Thea Later Music(BMI)/LisaMane Music(SESAC)/Loud Hungry Lion Music(BMI)
     
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    wow, that was a non-response if there ever was one...
     
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    Not really giving people much to respond to.

    You suggesting that we don't need oil?
     
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    He's suggesting that he thinks Mike Huckabee is a dork and has a dorky show.
     
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    This... No doubt.

    But also, cons usually don't seem to have a clue about just how minuscule our off-shore reserves are, no matter how much data they are shown. All they think they know is that if we just keep drilling holes in the ground, God will put more oil down there.

    Cons won't admit there's a serious (and widening) global supply problem. They just demand that we keep feeding the beast for a system based on a myth: "infinite" growth. Environmental factors be damned.
     
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    The same thing was said about Prudhoe Bay and the Alaskan pipeline back in the '70s, and both are still churning out the goods today.

    You nutty leftist anti growth and development types really need to get some new talking points.
     
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    It's not anti growth and development. It's sustainable growth and development. How much longer can we hitch our wagon to the star that was fossil fuels? Oil is 1) limited in its supply. No more oil is being made, it's only being burned. 2) difficult to get. Either by location (North Sea, a mile below the Gulf of Mexico) or by political conflict. 3) dirty. Oil does not enrich the environment when it is used for transportation. and 4) expensive. the price of oil is set by speculators and a foreign cartel. The consumer has very little to say in setting the price in the "Free" market.

    And we use over 70% of the oil we use for transportation. We will still need oil for the other products that come from oil. But getting around by gasoline or diesel fuel is a near term use, but it can't be a long term solution.
     
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    Ah, Pastor Williams' fake panacea? Thank you for confirming my theory that cons look to clergymen for their oil drilling data.

    Please show where anyone said such about Prudhoe Bay, and then I can link you to how much proven reserves are there. Keep in mind, we consume 21 million barrels of the stuff per day. Prudhoe Bay has provided a relative Dixie Cup worth of energy, and has always been an exaggerated claim.

    Edit: Nevermind, you won't step up to the plate.... I'll do the work for you:

    Prudhoe Bay Oil Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Total capacity: 25 billion barrels (4.0×109 m3)
    Produced: 11 billion barrels (1.7×109 m3)
    Total recoverable: 13 billion barrels (2.1×109 m3)
    Remaining recoverable: 2 billion barrels (320,000,000 m3)

    That's right... Not a big field, and all but exhausted.

    You wanna talk about a big oil field? You gotta find one in excess of 50 billion barrels -- or, the kind we haven't found in over 30 years, when we used to find them every 3-5 years.
     
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    Who said anything about a panacea?

    I was alive and paying attention back in the '70s, when people like you were wringing your hands about Prudhoe Bay and the Alaskan pipeline...They said the exact thing about the supply of oil that (they said) would likely run out inside 20 years...Well here we are more than 30 years later and both are still productive.

    On top of that, if there really was as little oil that closeted Luddites like you claim there to be on the outer continental shelf, what's the harm in letting those giant evil BigOil companies waste all their money drilling for a pittance in resources?
     

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