Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Say "NO" To Governor Crist. By Geniusofdespair

Crist flip-flopped. Contact Charlie Crist about offshore drilling. Tell him: NO! Tell your friends to call (850) 488-4441. The Herald said:

"Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday abandoned his opposition to drilling off Florida's coast, signaling he's ready to bet that public support is eroding for a ban that has prevented oil and gas exploration off the state's beaches for two decades."

Let's tell him this isn't ture. Public support to the ban is NOT eroding.

By the way Charlie: You are not going to be the Vice President so stop pandering. Your single status won't fly with Republicans.

More from the Miami Herald:

Still, his support -- and McCain's proposal -- drew immediate fire from environmental groups and Democrats who said further domestic drilling would not lower prices, which they said are being fueled by speculation.

''For a major candidate to say his answer is to drill off the coast of the United States shows a lack of vision,'' said Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, speaking on a conference call arranged by Barack Obama's campaign. Nelson accused McCain of flip-flopping, noting he opposed lifting the ban when he ran for the White House in 2000.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gov Crist may be single but he ain't dumb. He's aiming for a cabinet position, Secretary of Oversight for all closeted gay Republicans in Washington,DC.

Max Rameau said...

Crist supports off-shore drilling for the exploration of vice-presidential opportunities

Mensa said...

I should have waited before putting my two cents in in the above blog. It looks like there are many others who recognize what is going on with our hungry for big office Governor.

Anonymous said...

The last deal I recall was for drilling 150 miles off our coast. I am very OK with that, as technology has improved dramatically for safe drilling. And it reduces our reliance on foreign oil and increases supply, which has the effect of lowering costs (that, and it signals to the world spot market that new supplies will come on line, thus ending speculative price spikes). Or we can continue to rely on Chavez and the Saudis for our energy needs. We can ALSO increase investment in new energy sources, but they will not be viable substitutes anytime soon.
And BTW, I am a Florida-born native.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Florida should step up to the plate, as you can see on the
Gulf of Mexico Region Lease Map , Florida is the only gulf state not contributing its own share. From what I have seen on the non-Florida gulf beaches drilling has not spoiled their beaches. I am also a Florida-born native and for opening the rest of the gulf to drilling.

ned said...

Interesting how Sen Nelson is used by Obama's camp to attack McCain. I'm very curious to see what Sen Nelson's vision is all about---could it be rubbing 2 sticks together.

Genius of Despair said...

Boy, where are all these knuckleheads coming from...I think they are surfing the web for Crist & McCain...

Anonymous said...

It is important to note that the oil companies already hold thousands of leases with the US for oil and gas exploration that are not producing any fuel. The fact is that these leases are projected to contain much more oil an gas than the contemplated new lease areas. Before we issue more leases, we should require companies that are just sitting on leases to make them productive or resell the leases to companies that will make them productive.
j

Anonymous said...

Read this again people that only can see as far as their own pocketbook:

''There isn't enough oil in the U.S. to make even the smallest dent in world oil prices, which largely are being run up by unregulated traders and speculators, including the oil companies,''

Anonymous said...

What are we willing to give up for cheap gas...our first born, Isreal, our environment? Cheap gas is over. It is not coming back. You can flail your arms, listen to Bush, open up the coasts to drilling: It is not going to get you anywhere.

Mensa said...

Even at my age I am thinking very seriously about buying a good bike. I don't know any better answer for right now. Of course once there is a change of administration from one tied to the Oil people (hopefully) they can pass laws that will stop the speculation that is causing much of the gas rise.

off with their heads said...

Annoymous with the link...stupid is as stupid does...is that your answer?

Anonymous said...

G,O,D – I may be a knucklehead but I am a regular reader and sometimes commenter on the blog. I tend to agree with your points on local government, moving the UDB and other local issues. That’s how I found the sight and started following it. I don’t see eye to eye with you on your or Gimleteye’s positions on energy. Even when I don’t agree with you I have never resorted to the childish nature of name calling. I’m the same person who wrote the comment about sniping at each other. If you guys want to “win” over people with you believes on your near and dear agendas you are not going to do it by name calling at people who do not always agree with you.

As to the anon who wrote “Read this again people that only can see as far as their own pocketbook:” – please add a reference to a source so those who disagree with you can verify your “facts”, you may covert some of us if you can provide facts to back up what you say. My issue is not pricing but energy independence. I also think that if we expect others to provide “dirty old Oil” to us we should step up to the plate and be willing to get it at home also. BTW I also support more Nuc Power Plants.

As to off with their heads who wrote “:Annoymous with the link...stupid is as stupid does...is that your answer?” Read the first paragraph above. I could back you on some of your comments on the county government but would not associate with people who handle their issues by publicly calling people stupid.

Also I’m not a lobbyist, county employee and do not have any association with any level of government or developer.

Genius of Despair said...

I have to have fun on this blog or I would go nuts. Are you really insulted if I call someone writing anonymously a knucklehead. I don't think I could win you over if I threw hundred dollars bills at you. I don't expect to win anyone over and I am not trying to. We don't have enough oil to be energy independent EVER. The problem is: We should have started addressing energy/solar/ etc. ten years ago...and why did we manufacture all those SUV's. We should have seen this coming like the transit problems in Miami. People are short-sighted and now to try to fix it: we are willing to embrace nuclear, drilling off our shores anything because we were dumb f--ks. So, don't get me started on this. We all are buying Chinese good and they are now big users of oil...our economy is tied to their economy and it is like a lead weight on us....

So, you might buy into all the stupid crap they are going to do now...that they are doing because they are desperate but I just can't buy into it. I was waiting for gas to go up to $4 a gallon to get all those damn unsafe SUV's off the road. Thank the lord it is going to that. But the reality is: we should have not been building gas guzzlers for the past 20 years. Your at fault, the government is at fault and I am at fault. But I am not going to kill the golden goose...florida...the very magical place to save human error. We are a bunch of greedy ass...
oh, that's right you want me to be polite. Damn, you are on the wrong blog... i have to attend to my fingers, they are numb. I am in a shitty mood thanks to Crist. I am not going to even read this...if it doesn't make sense i don't care.

Anonymous said...

This is typical of liberal democrat rantings. Any chance Bob Rubin is a speculator of petroleum? The party in the White House always takes the hit on the economy, sort of a vast left wing conspiracy perhaps at play.

Anonymous said...

The "Sunshine" state can make a contribution to the energy problem by mandating solar water heating on ALL new construction, mandating thermostat settings in ALL public and commercial buildings of 78 degrees, and offering property tax reductions for residential and commercial buildings that install solar or wind power or other energy conservation measures. None of these ideas are complicated and can be done quickly. I like it better than oil drilling.

Mr. Sunshine said...

I love when people say that energy conservation and investments in clean energy alternatives are "liberal democrat rants." Since when did efficient use of a FINITE resource and the long-range planning for the scarcity of that resource become a liberal issue?

I'm fine with that, I just thought efficient was synonomous with conserv(ative). Or is that only for labor?

We most certainly should have been investing in energy conservation technologies and deployment of alternative energy throughout the country. Instead we got a VP giving efficiency advocates the middle finger during an artificial energy crisis of his pals making.

It's deja vu all over again huh?

Oil futures are the latest bubble. First it was the stock market, then real estate, then metals, now oil.

This run-up has nothing to do with supply and demand. It has everything to do with traders gaming the system - good ol' pump and dump.

According to the data available from the Energy Information Administration (eia.doe.gov), the average amount of finished gasoline delivered in the US so far this year is averaging nearly the same as 2007, which is more than 9.66 million gallons more than was produced in 2001. That's gas available here. Delivered to gas stations. None of which are running dry.

The proven reserves off the coast of Florida are puny. A recent study of the Alaskan oil fields (again done by the EIA at the behest of Senator Stevens of Alaska) showed that if those reserves actually were economically extractable, that at FULL PRODUCTION, the cost of a gallon of gas would go down by a PENNY, maybe two. And Florida's potential reserves are a fraction of those.

Anonymous said...

The main reason SUV's are sold is because you can write the cost off to your busiensss in one year. Such a dumb fuelish special interest deal!

We can cut our consumption drastically in 2-3 years by giving tax breaks on the purchase of new and used effieicent vehicles.

Maybe then, every poorer drivers
(if there is such a person) can purchase a more efficient vehicle in stead of thirsty monsters.

If we gave people a break on solar water heaters or instant hot heaters we could rack up more fuel savings.

I am adding more insullation to my actic.

If we paid for auto insurance thur a tax on gas, more drivers would take public transport occasionally as their fixed cost for insurance would then become a measured cost.

Or if we ahd national health, we coue eliminate health coverage on auto policies.

Why not increase the federal gas tax and provide health insurance for everyone.

Steve Hagen, Miami

Anonymous said...

Three in four likely voters – 74% – support off-shore drilling for oil in U.S. coastal waters and more than half (59%) also favor drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.
The Governor deserves more credit than what alot of people are giving him. Many Democrats love him cause he has the uumph (balls) to cross party lines on different political issues. Now he does it to try protect our pockets and he is getting lambasted.

Anonymous said...

are you crazy...this little puddle of oil is not going to help our pocketbooks. Let's invade an oil rich country to solve our oil needs...wait we already did that. Maybe we had better invade a second oil rich country. Our country cannot make a dent in our oil needs.

ned said...

We should all buy skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles...We would be in better shape, need no gas, and our environment would be better off.

Anonymous said...

Years ago I heard a person using the analogy about employees complaining about customers, it was “The conductor complained that if we could just keep these people off these trains we could keep them running on time’. So maybe we could just get all the people off this earth it would be a much better place to live.