Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling

President Obama, bless his heart, has to date prevented off shore drilling off our shores basically on environmental grounds.  This is regardless of the fact that the majority of Americans believe the time is now...Drill Baby Drill!

A recent court ruling has opened up the possibility of off-shore oil leases in the Gulf, but still not in Alaska, and the East and West coasts. August 19th was the date set for negoiations to start.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a vocal proponent of offshore drilling, had plenty to say.

"So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than $2 billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation's state-owned oil company, Petrobas, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources?" she asked on her Facebook page.

Ugh... Let me get this straight Brazil is in our environment last time I checked. Where is Obama's concern?

OK now IF and only IF drilling starts in Brazil AND the US anywhere soon, AND wells are actually producing oil as one would suspect, then loaning Brazil the money to develop might just make sense. Let's loan money to other South American countries as well. Let's flood the market with oil and get the prices back down to rock bottom prices.

If this should happen, commodity speculators would have no other choice than to speculate the prices as dropping. OPEC of course could reduce production to offset that but how far can they drop production and maintain thier economy?

It's a big shell game that we could ultimately win....but we gotta drill and do a lot of it as soon as possible to see the results. Even that though is not the whole solution...we need more refining capacity to go along with it.

Whitehouse Blame 3RD Party for Emails

Adding a checkmark to prevent someone from recieving unsolicited emails is a joke. How about requiring an email confirmation that you in fact do want to be on the Whitehouse list...and then when you click on the email link, it take you to a page with a challenge response like CAPTCHA for confirmation. The blame clearly rests on the shoulders of those in charge of Whitehouse.gov....which extends all the way to the top. 

White House Acknowledges Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Care

The White House for the first time Sunday somewhat acknowledged that people across the country received unsolicited e-mails last week on health care from the administration, suggesting the problem on third-party groups it claimed placed the recipients' names on the distribution list. 

In a written statement released exclusively to FOX News, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said the White House hopes those who received the e-mails without signing up for them were not "inconvenienced" by the messages. 

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The alarming part about this is that it is following the Presidents request to turn in your friends by forwarding emails of dissent toward the heathcare bill to flag@whitehouse.gov. By law, all emails sent to the whitehouse cannot legally be destroyed if you didn't know. It is also illegal for them to use that information by law except under certain circumstances...this is not one of them!

The American's Creed

The American's Creed

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.


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The President Thinks he is above the law!

5 U.S.C. § 552a, United States agencies, including the Executive Office of the President shall, “maintain no record describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.”

'Flag@Whitehouse.Gov' A Snitch Line


Is the White House Compiling an Enemies List?

The Obama administration seems to have committed another political misstep when it set up an email address, 'flag@whitehouse.gov', in order to allow supporters to report on "misinformation" on health care reform.

Ubuntu Update

I finally looked at my server the other day to see if I could get a new printer working on it. I picked up a Brother MFC-5460CN on sale and Brother said it was compatible.

Ubuntu was telling me there was an Ugrade available and also 59 updates. Each and every update failed as in the file no longer existed. So I ran the Upgrade and all went well. I also installed the drivers and setup the printer on USB. After a little cattle-prodding with the chief cook and bottle washer, we even got it working on her machine.

I also hooked it up to the network for my Windows Machines. Not sure how the server felt about being shutdown but has been running reliably for what seems a couple of years.

It'a about time that it can Print!

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