OBAMA says, "Blah, blah, blah...."

United States
August 5, 2008 4:44pm CST
Yes, it is true. Obama is starting to say so many far out things that many of us are only starting to hear, "Blah, blah, blah...." Here's the latest. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=5518237&page=1 I say, "Ending the age of oil in our time is not only not possible, it is a stupid idea anyway. The age of oil brings with it not only fuel, but plastic, organic chemistry, fertilizer, medicine, lubricants and who knows what else." What do you say?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I say that Oabamoron is an idiot, that even though he admits that his ideas sound like "pie in the sky" he insists on spouting meaningless rhetorical drivel. Nylon and plastics are petroleum products, as are most everything that we use. I see no way to completely eliminate oil usage, and as far as fuels for vehicles... none of the alternatives being considered are even close to being ready for general consumption. The best thing to do is get govetrnment and environmental influences and regulations out of the way, and let Capitalism and Free Enterprise solve the problems. In the meantime, we need to institute domestic drilling, and we need to drill now. The price of oil would drop literally overnight if all moratoriums on domestic drilling were immediately dropped. We have vast quantities of coal, which with the proper equipment is a lot cleaner burning then it used to be, and we have nuclear power capability. The only reason we are not using them is because of the liberals being in bed with the envirofascists who for whatever reason want to turn us into a Third World country. Obamoron is part of the problem, not the solution.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I think the liberals and envirowackos are short term thinkers or people unskilled at analysis of complex interactive events. Otherwise, they are just evil, and I don't think that.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
Destiny, A customer of mine makes a bio-diesel product so pure that you can run it 100% with no LSD diesel. This is made with a product called switch grass which grows like weeds, requires little water, and can grow anywhere. If you can cut diesel full consumption in half you will lower demand, and prices will decrease dramaticly. You make it sound like the government regulations are influencing oil and causing the high prices. The fact of the matter is the oil market is opperating in a capitalist enviroment, and they couldn't ask for anything more. See you want us to institute domestic drilling, yet no oil company has come out and said they if we did allow for more drilling, they would. It sounds to me like you want the government to make them drill, because the oil companies aren't going to. You say that the price would drop over night, yet oil will not flow for 5 + years, and try getting oil equipment today. The other problem is it doesn't make business sense to drill today, there is little equipment available to drill, and when you are making record profits why would you want to rock the boat? I have said this before, if you want to build new nuclear power plants, call your local energy company, and tell them you want them to build one of them in your back yard. I have one in mine, see what that does for you, and your family.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
The capitalist market that you are so proud of is being strangled by overegulation. Calling that local power company is NOT going to do a thing towards building nuclear power plants. This friend, customer, whatever of yours should see about marketing this miracle fuel as there could be a possible use for it. You should see about informing yourself on the issues. Thanks for the laugh... that was a good one!
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Well, I think he was referring to oil being used for transportation and heating, lol. But you are right otherwise, we can't get away from it, at least not that quickly. Although we probably could use the alternative oil production (from corn and soy) to produce lubricants, medicine, and the like. Plastic uses a lot of oil, but there may be in alternative. We have to look for alternatives, and soon. Obama is good at big speeches, but not good at actually providing a plan. While the direction is applaudable, he really needs to lay out more detail as to how to get there. Of course, on the other hand, McCain doesn't really provide us with a solution to the current energy and economic crisis either. Neither one of them has a realistic plan. At the end they'll blame it on the opposition that nothing was done. Just the old game of politics....
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Elect me. We'll built nukes. We'll take the protectionism off US Oil companies so Mexico and Venzeula (or anyone else) can sell direct in the US market undercutting the US companies. Put real honest to god competition back into the international oil market selling to US consumers. US companies really don't drill because they make more pumping less selling it high than pumping more and selling it for less. I'm not kidding.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
red, this is the first time I have ever agreed with you on anything. I agree 100% that the oil companies don't want to drill, it doesn't make sense, and all of this we need to start drilling is pure politics. Show me on oil company that has said it will drill in ANWR. But I don't agree with the nukes, I have one in my back yard that has one of the worse track records according to the NRC.
• United States
7 Aug 08
It has been my experience that many who disagree with me do not understand what I've said. I'm working on expressing myself better. If you understand the point about oil drilling and the profit incentive, then I must be learning how to say what I mean in a manner others can understand. Yippee!
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@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
5 Aug 08
When Obama starts lecturing the masses, I am amazed that the Democrat party keeps this witling. To say we need to end the age of oil in our life time has to be the most nonsensical utterance I have ever heard. Even if we quit using oil to power our automobiles, we will still need oil for every other thing that you have listed. What a faux pas it would be to let this dolt become President.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
In fact, when countries do go with the idealist who sounds good and appeals to masses of people with emotion more than logic, it almost always turns out badly. Mugabe in Zimbabwe comes to mind. Sure, he's on everyone's $hit list now, but remember 20 years ago? He was the Obama of Africa at the time. I find the similarity chilling.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
it makes for a great sounding speech. just don't get caught up in the details and real world.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
Yep.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 Aug 08
So - we will all be speaking spanish, riding donkeys and sharing our worldly goods. wow where do I sign up?
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• United States
10 Aug 08
Down at the democratic party headquarters.
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@N4life (851)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Well, guess you will find out when Obama is president!
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• United States
11 Aug 08
Obama's answers are basically all socialism. Let's consider the previously socialist Israeli Kibbutz. The Israeli Kibbutz system is one of the modern experiments in socialism. While the Kibbutz still exist, practically none are still socialist. Over the long term this does not work. It has been proven over and over. I read an interview done with an old Israeli woman who had lived on a Kibbutz for years and she had the best explanation of why socialism doesn't work I have ever seen. Here it is. "Under socialism you have to work really hard to help support people lazier than yourself who you don't even like.".
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Well, I am not from the US but I am tired of this Obama issue and the things he is doing now. As if he is overacting? He is still a Senator not a president yet but why is it that he is very popular more than BUSH?..
• United States
7 Aug 08
I can certainly tell you why Obama is more popular than Bush. Short answer, people don't know Obama yet and are tired of Bush. Long answer. The public of the USA is rather fickle and quite demanding. They want whoever is president to perform miracles. You know, things like cut taxes without reducing or eliminating government programs, increase government programs without raising taxes, stop tryants from killing people or threatening war, (Stop them without actually hurting anybody), provide health care free for everyone, and things like that. When Americans finally figure out any given President is not going to deliever these miracles, they get mad at him. Right now, they are mad at Bush as he has been in almost 8 years. If Obama becomes president, the same people who are mad at Bush now will be mad at Obama in 4 or 8 years.
@N4life (851)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I agree that many will be unhappy with Obama no matter what happens in his administration. I think however many of these people will not be the same who were unhappy with Bush. Most,not all, will be the staunch Republicans. I wish we could work together a little more in this country instead of being divided so strictly by party lines. This is the problem. Without the backing of the people nothing will get done.I am a Democrat who respected Reagan and think he did a lot of good things. No I don't like Bush that does not mean if the right Republican came along I would not support him or her. Whatever happens I just hope things work out.
• United States
7 Aug 08
What I believe what Obama ment was ending the age of oil running our lives. Today, the price of oil effects every single American, and has more of an effect on our economy then anyone every thought it could. I am happy that someone wants to find other ways to power our world, and end our reliance on oil. I had to laugh at McCain talking in front of Fermi nuclear power plant; does anyone in this campaign know the history of this power plant? The fact that Fermi I had a fuel meltdown that could have killed millions. How about Davis-Besse nuclear power plant about 30 miles away, this plant has had 3 of the top 10 worse accidents since 1979 according to the NRC. For all of those that want more nuclear power plants then I say call your local energy company, and tell them that you want them to build one of them in your back yard. When John McCain offers to put the first new reactor in his back yard, I will vote for him. Till then, it is all talk.
• United States
7 Aug 08
I would love to have a nuclear plant nearby. The economic benefit for the community is huge and the designs are much better than in the past.
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Obama even admits his plan sounds too good to be true. I suspect if they tried to put it on paper in terms of all the uses of petroluem that keep America going, it would be perfectly obvious to everyone that it is only another moronic nonsolution he has fabricated to get America off foreign oil dependency.
• United States
6 Aug 08
I wonder how many polling points this is going to cost him?