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Obama’s Energy Secretary Refuses to Discuss Drilling in ANWR / Open Thread

Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu refuses to even discuss drilling in ANWR, while his Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar is downright delusional.

CNS News reports:

Following his testimony to a House subcommittee on March 4, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters that the Obama administration opposes drilling in ANWR.

“We don’t believe that you need to drill everywhere and we don’t believe that the ‘drill, baby, drill’ program is the way that’s going to get us to the energy independence that we need for America or that will power our economy,”


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  • M_Minnesota

    Test. First?


    Palin/West 2012


      MM….LOVE the avatar. :)

      Palin/West 2012

  • CBDenver

    Yesterday Glenn Beck suggested that Obama’s energy policy is wind, solar, and cow farts. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    • gahanson

      He could set up windmills whenever he gives a speech, and his blowing hot air would generate at least enough electricity to keep his teleprompter powered up.

  • quidam65

    OK I’m on the new system, and even got to keep my name and avatar!

  • gahanson

    Since BOR has chosen to hype the Washington Post – ABC poll, mayber someone could analyze that poll, as compared to a Gallup Poll that showed much different results, which was taken about the same time.

    I have a real distrust of any polls sponsored by the MSM. The WaPo admitted after the 2008 election that they ran a disproportionate number of negative stories about McCain-Palin, and a disproportionate amount of positive stories about 0bama – Biden. No real surprise, but at least they admitted it. We all know that ABC has also been carrying water for 0bama and the DNC. I doubt if any of them could run an honest poll or report their findings honestly.

    • c4pfan

      Polls mean nothing. Hell, if it did, the idiot would focus those in Congress and in the White House!

  • RefudiateGOPe
    • c4pfan

      Do they realize that Rubio is one of these ‘right wing’ they are griping about?!

      Maybe, he will wake up about the GOP leadership using him to bash other conservatives like Sarah.

  • ymchoo

    "Why drill in ANWR when you can have more power from nuclear plants." Steven Chu a physicist more interested in nuclear energy. "President Obama can handle any nuclear fallout better than the Japan PM as fully demonstrated by the Gulf oil leak. He would have more experience and expertise in scheduling his golf games and lavish vacations amidst any crisis."

    Why drill in ANWR when Col Gaddafi, Chevez and Iran are winning against political dissidents and thus securing a durable supply of oil to America.

    Why drill in ANWR when China and Russia have gobbled up all oil wells in Africa and South America so that America don’t need to export more oil to them.

    • CBDenver

      My car doesn’t run on nuclear power

  • BoxHead1

    testing the new comment platform

    • c4pfan

      It’s a bit to get used to.

  • c4pfan

    I know it’s bad when I am beginning to hate the GOP as much as I do the Rats. :(

    Saturday can’t come soon enough with Sarah’s speech.

    • TexMex817

      Well I’m not far behind you, buddy. There’s only so many times you get popped in the face before you pick up the little squirts and body slam them.

      I have a sinking feeling that there are those in the GOP that would tolerate an Obama win so that they can have a clear field in 2016.

      They basically want to throw the game. It’s demoralizing and disdainful.

    • TheTotalConservative

      Absolutely. I think I pretty much hate everyone that worked for Bush. They are not Conservatives and Palin is in their way.

  • palinsupporter1
    • palinsupporter1

      there is a picture of RAM also… first one I have ever seen.

      • palinsupporter1
        • Angel

          Yikes !

          • palinsupporter1

            I think RAM looks very regal, we can’t all look like Sarah Palin.

            • TheTotalConservative

              RAM is one the smartest people around. If Palin wants the White House, I say clone a team of RAMs.

              • Firelight

                Amen TTC!

          • TexMex817


            That’s C4P’s creator, you’re "Yikes-ing"

            Watch it, bub.

            • Nicole Olmstead Coulter

              I wish I had half of RAM’s brainpower!

        • c4pfan

          I guessed that was RAM the first time I saw a pic or something of where Tammy was seating.

    • Jim R

      Interesting. If I had a bone to pick with the article is was the mis- characterization of Going Rogue calling it a "score-settling bestseller". Bestseller it was, but score-settling it wasn’t.

    • grizzlyrising

      RAM is awesome!

      • Jim R


  • palinsupporter1
    • wisetrog

      I maybe a bit dense but I don’t see a picture.

  • ripcurl2121

    look how townhall runs their ad here for their straw poll. what a joke, they make it look like there is a running total and palin is behind gingrich. every monthly result so far has palin blowing everyone out. they’re making up that graphic on their ad just to create a false perception – pathetic

  • tingale12

    An excellent piece by a contributor writer in

    "The pertinent question we might ask is, "What has President Obama done in the past two years to limit the rise of oil and gasoline prices, if anything?" The answer is…nothing. If anything, his policies have contributed towards rising prices. Recall the moratorium he enacted on oil drilling following the BP oil spill that further limited the supply of the commodity from our own waters. His failure to support drilling in ANWR and his overt allegiance to the anti-drilling environmental fringe has also directly contributed to less supply of oil and therefore higher oil prices."

    For more on the article: Chad Stafko: Obama’s First Two Years A Disaster For America

  • TexMex817

    “We don’t believe that you need to drill everywhere and we don’t believe that the ‘drill, baby, drill’ program is the way that’s going to get us to the energy independence that we need for America or that will power our economy,”

    *laughs uncontrollably*

    Pray tell, Mr. Chu, are we to drill SOMEWHERE at least? I don’t know about you, sir, but my car does not run on skittles and unicorn piss and until such a day arrives, I must fill my car with factory specified go juice–gasoline.

    I would like to know why it is okay for Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to punch holes in their ground but we are not permitted to do so here? It’s okay for them to "dirty up" their lands. That’s called relative environmentalism: "They can pollute their areas as long as my space stays nice and clean." And why they can employ their citizens to work their rigs, on their land, but we may not employ Americans to work our rigs, on our land?

    This magic bullet "clean energy" is a fantasy. Alex B. Berezow wrote today in Real Clear Science that "All sources of energy pose some sort of risk or cost. Risk-free, cost-free energy is a complete myth and simply does not, and will not, exist." Coal is dirty. So is oil and natural gas. Nuclear power? Ditto. But human ingenuity and good stewardship of our environment can lessen those impacts and not require us to revert to pre-Industrial days where horse and buggy and water powered mills were the height of technological sophistication. Perhaps the rivers were cleaner back in 1750 but they also crapped outside too. By the rivers.

    We shouldn’t have to stunt our growth because certain circles crave golf claps from their American peers and European society. We shouldn’t have to slow down so developing economies like China, Brazil and India can catch up. This isn’t a giant game of T-ball where everyone gets a trophy at the end. It’s a competitive world and to stay on top we need fuel to keep going. We are geographically blessed to be parked on this Continent so rich in natural resources and it’s a god*mn sin not to be allowed to utilized those resources.

    And there’s the rub of the whole rant: Allowed. We are free men and women and we do not need permission to use what we own individually or with partners. To hear Mr. Chu and by extension his boss, Mr. Obama say they will not even entertain the idea of looking at ANWR or other places offshore galls me to no end.

    Foolish men. Don’t they know you should never tell an American, "You can’t do that."

    Watch us.

    • Nicole Olmstead Coulter

      I would hate to face you in the courtroom, Tex! :-)

      "And there’s the rub of the whole rant: Allowed."

      My sentiments exactly. Are "We the People" in charge or "They the Government"?

      Sounds like the Obama administration thinks that what it believes should be "allowed" is the end of the matter. Funny me, I thought we had a free market that decided what is "allowed" …

      Some day someone is gonna bring up the point that the frickin’ EPA is unconstitutional. Since when do animals and land have rights that people don’t????

      • TexMex817

        Right, it’ll be a cold day in Houston before I concede to a Delta Smelt or a Caribou.

        • senator20526

          Its time for John Boehner to go…..along with Eric Cantor.

    • senator20526

      Tex….to expand on your rant…..We loaned Brazil and Petrobras which is half owned by George Soros 2 BILLION dollars to drill off shore in Brazil…..Obama thinks its OK for Soros to make money on oil, but not US citizens….He should be impeached…

  • danielvito

    No doubt that Steven Chu is an extremely smart guy, but his views are very liberal;

    *Chu has been a vocal advocate for more research into alternative energy and nuclear power, arguing that a shift away from fossil fuels is essential to combat global warming. (Basically, he wants to slowly do away with oil/coal because of their effects on Climate change.- (Barbara Boxer loves him)

    *He believes, Chu warns that global warming could wipe out California farms within the century. Very radical.

    *He’s also knee deep w/BP, did you know, Chu was instrumental in submitting a winning bid for the Energy Biosciences Institute, a BP-funded $500 million multi-disciplinary collaborative project between UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and the University of Illinois. This sparked controversy on the Berkeley campus, where some fear the alliance could harm the school’s reputation for academic integrity

    *Chu has also advocated making the roofs of buildings and the tops of roads around the world white or other light colors, which could possibly reflect a lot of sunlight back into space and significantly mitigate global warming. The effect would be, according to Chu, similar to taking every car in the world off the roads for about 11 years. (society all looks the same-scary)

    Chu, is not a bad guy, he just believes in Global warming, Cap &Tax, the elimination of oil/coal and every building roof and road top in the world being white. Regarding, nuclear, his support is principled, his boss Obumbler’s nuclear support is because of GE donations.

    • CBDenver

      Didn’t the government already wipe out the farms in California’s central valley by refusing to give them water? All for the sake of an allegedly endangered fish?

      • danielvito

        CBDenver, the fish that’s stopping the water flowing and killing the farmers is no bigger than half the size of your pinky.

        Same thing w/ANWAR and the carbou. As sarah says, hey Mr. Carbou, take one for the team so we can be self sufficent with our oil needs.

        • senator20526

          The central valley of Calif. was known as the breadbasket of the nation.It’s now a dust bowl…

          And for Mr. Chu….one herd of carbou has 250,000 animals in the herd, and that’s just one herd.

    • Bogdan51

      Daniel, Hitler was an extremely smart guy whose views were very SOCIALIST.

      Hitler was also a commited enviromentalist and a vegan.

      He minded well…

      He promised every German security and care from the craddle to the grave.

      In result, Krauts ended up with having their grandpas forced onto barricades with panzefausts against the soviet tanks.

      And Hilter’s corpse being burned and Goebbels with poisoning his own six children and shooting his wife.

      Chu is not a smart guy. He is a sort of a cunning CRETIN.

      Drug addict or alcoholic can also be cunning.

      But they are certainly not smarts as they are totally incapable of predicting their own demise.

      Obama and his cohorts like Chu aren’t even capable of predicting thet they are creating the world in which their own children shall be living less worthy life with less freedom and less opportunities to succede.

      Perhaps they don’t even care about their own children…

      • danielvito

        Bogdan51, you make some excellent points!

    • senator20526

      He’s worried about global warming and Japan has a nuclear disaster on her hands….what a putz.

  • inde4sarah

    From … Rick at Wizbang:

    "Sarah the Barracuda seems to be the only conservative politician out there willing to take Obama and his policies on… and she’s doing so effectively…"

    Drill Baby Drill… You betcha!

    AKA indemind

    sarah 2012

  • Jean_A

    RAM better be ready. One article will lead to another and another.

    • c4pfan

      I think she knew that would happen when she went to see the speech, don’t you?

      Perhaps it was to set the stage for more appearances?

  • c4pfan

    I guessed that was RAM! I think Tammy sat at the same table.

  • TheTotalConservative

    Fox News is a Disgrace. I wonder if Bill O’Reilly is Roger Ailes Hatchet Man! Like I said before FNC does not do Palin any favors and I think they are harming her. O’Reilly now parrots Shit Polls to a Mostly Loyal Conservative audience of 3.5 to 4 Million People. I hate what Fox News has become even Hannity and Beck never stick up for Palin the Way Rush and Levin Do. That is why I turn that shit off and watch the Food Network and Listen to Levin instead of Watching O’Reilly. Fox News is shit lately and I can’t even bear to watch even Hannity. O’Reilly is a Petty Asswipe and Roger Ailes may actually be behind it. Palin has to Leave Fox! They are trying to ruin her chances of being President!

  • c4pfan
  • Jim R

    On that WaPo bogus poll today:

    Normally Allah at Hot Air would use a poll like this to bludgeon Sarah, but surprisingly he throws her something of a bone. In part:

    "And since so much of the primaries is about momentum, there’s no reason to think Palin’s favorables wouldn’t boost if she ended up winning Iowa. Obviously she’d rather be in a different position, and this isn’t the only poll out today seeing a slide in her numbers over the last few months, but even unfavorables like that aren’t fatal. No matter what Ari Fleischer thinks."

    • Guest

      Allahpundit has a FEE-VAH…and the only prescription is MORE ‘CUDA.

    • TheTotalConservative

      Those polls are made up crap. Gallup and even PPP/KOS/SEIU are have more honesty than ABC/Washington Post and Bloomberg/Seltzer. We are living in a freaking upside down world. It is such Bullcrap.

    • TheTotalConservative

      Give Hotair Time. They hate Palin at Hotair, not the people that comment, but the three Dongs that Run Hotair, Ed, Allahpundit(100 IQ version of George Will), and Patrick Ishmael. Not a Fan of Hotair or HateHer. They always post anti-Palin stuff to get hits and get a rise out of people. Because Ed and Allahpundit are morons. The site was a go to site when Malkin ran it now these bozos are running it into the ground.

      • Jim R

        Oh c’mon. They don’t always post "anti-Palin stuff". Geez you hate just about everyone. Ed had a nice post today on Sarah’s Facebook note from last night. Allah came to her defense during Tucson and he really came to her defense after she was criticized for giving her Tucson video statement. It’s no mystery that Ed prefers T-Paw and that in all likelihood Allah prefers anyone but Sarah. But I can guarantee you this; if Sarah runs and wins the primary Ed and Allah will be solidly in her corner during the general. I just think that whenever someone like Ed or Allah says something good about Sarah it should be appreciated and not derided.

        • TheTotalConservative

          The Bastards at Hotair posted it Jim R. Do I know those creeps at Hotair or what. Ed and Allahpundit suck big time. Neither one wants Palin, but the majority of those that post comments do. I hate Ed and Allahpundit. Allah is a Romneybot and Ed is stuck on Pawlenty. That site is garbage since Malkin sold it.

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