"In a sane world, Barbara Boxer would have risen no further in life than assistant manager at a discount brassiere shop in Queens. "

So much for an open minded liberal. I had the displeasure of dealing with Barbara Boxer when she was involved in local politics. This is one Vitreolic,nasty,angry liberal midget who hates anyone that disagrees with her.

“I don’t think that you throw the Alaskan [Arctic] National Wildlife [Refuge] into oil drilling,” Boxer said. “You don’t need to do it. If you look at what’s in there, it would keep us going for six months when you can do so much more. I mean, with the acreage that is already in the oil companies’ hands. So, I think there are certain American values and you don’t throw them away for something that is so obviously necessary.”’

Boxer’s assessment that there is only six months’ supply of oil that could be recovered is on the low side. According to Arctic Power, an Alaska-based pro-drilling advocacy group – “with enhanced recovery technology, ANWR oil could provide an additional 30 to 50 years of reliable supply.”

The California senator’s claim that oil companies aren’t using lands they already have is also misleading. Richard Ranger, a senior policy adviser for the American Petroleum Institute (API) told the Business & Media Institute there’s no oil to be found in some of those areas.

“When you drill, you have results that are either sufficient oil or gas to allow production or a dry hole or somewhere in between where you think we may have production, but we may need some further work to determine whether this formation, this target is economic to produce,” Ranger said on June 12. “Those steps consume several years from the point of leasing to a point of decision.”

Despite Boxer’s unwillingness to “meet conservatives halfway,” as Scarborough put it, Alaskans support drilling. Some experts also predict a move to open ANWR would send a message to speculators about future supply that could cause prices to fall.

“The myths are that the Alaskans, the native Alaskans, do not want this,” Luke Puckett, an Indiana Republican candidate for Congress, said to WNDU, an NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind., on July 20 after returning from a fact-finding trip to ANWR. “The myth that the caribou are hurting. The myth [is] that we should not drill in a pristine environment.”

“Puckett says native Alaskans welcome drilling, that caribou populations have multiplied since drilling began in the area, and that the environment is barren,” reporter Marcie Kobriger wrote for WNDU.com


http://businessandmedia.org/articles...721152748.aspx

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Good grief! What is it with representatives from CA: Pelosi, Feinstein, and Boxer. Is it some kind of infection (i.e., the dreaded Dumb Virus originating with Harry Reid next door in NV) that's creeping in over the state line? Where does Boxer get her statistics? Six month supply? For whom...the entire planet? And does she think the 2000 acres that is proposed for drilling will impact the 19 million acres in ANWR? Gees...you're setting aside a tract of land the size of the LA airport from an area the size of South Carolina. Plus, it's so far north, nothing is there...even in summer there are no animals, just mosquitoes. Does Boxer really think this is a tourist attraction to the point she hold the American consumer hostage?

Man...I sure hope you people in CA do a better job of electing representatives in Nov, because the current crop sucks.
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Dearest Californians,
Your Senator doesn't care if she's called an @$$hole, because she is, and must like it ... but as representative of you, the citizens of California, and adamant in an @$$hole position ... and you DON'T vote her out, YOU, dear souls become the defacto BIGGER @$$holes, and one can only assume you like it too.
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Why doesn't someone refute this nonsense. 10 billion barrels are not going to be used up in 6 months. "
That's one of their one trick ponies to say it won't last but for six months. The truth is that 16 billion barrels at 1 million barrels per day would last 43 years and would reduce current import rates by about 10%.

Someone should point out to them that you cannot get 10-16 billion barrels of crude out of the ground in six months.

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The agenda is:
Drive up prices till the public will accept “anything” to get relief
Nationalize the oil industry.

Use control of energy to force nationalization of transportation - especially airlines.
Divert the flow of dollars now going from US taxpayers to arabs into the coffers of the left (i.e., democrats)
Once they have control open up drilling, shale, coal and nuclear (with government control) and maintain prices as high as possible while touting themselves and AlGoreManiacs as saving of the planet.

(You will be surprised how green carbon based energy will be found to be when they are reaping the rewards)

Simple!
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A citizen of a commonwealth with my OWN @$$hole(s) to contend with.
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