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Posts Tagged ‘Energy Independence’

Pain at the Pump

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on April 13, 2012

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page earlier today:

Here’s an interview I did with Breitbart News about our energy policies. Eric Bolling and I are hosting a special called “Paying at the Pump” at 10pm ET tonight on Fox News.


In an exclusive interview to Breitbart News, Sarah Palin discussed energy policy and her Fox News Special (with Eric Bolling) “Paying at the Pump,” which airs tonight on FNC at 10pm ET. The program will re-air on Saturday and Sunday.  She also touched on some other topics of the day…      More


Eric Bolling posted the following to his FOX News blog regarding tonight’s special “Paying at the Pump”:

In a special called ‘Paying at the Pump,’ Governor Sarah Palin and I are extremely concerned about the gasoline crisis in America. It’s an energy crisis that threatens our fragile economy at a time most Americans cannot afford it. The gas price spike affects every single American in ways you would never think of. That’s why we decided to offer the Obama administration our help. Combined, Governor Palin and I have five decades of experience in energy, and we will offer the administration some actionable steps they might take to save Americans hundreds of billions of dollars. But, will they listen? Will they act or let the American people suffer more pain at the pump? Don’t forget to tune in Friday at 10p ET.

There’s a series of 9 photos from the filming of the special here. You won’t want to miss them.


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Whose Baby is “Drill, Baby, Drill”?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on May 16, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

Who comes to mind when we hear the term “Drill, baby, drill”? Lisa Murkowski? Mark Begich? No. How about President Obama? Certainly not, although to pay attention to the news the last few days, one would think he was all about that all along. Governor Palin is the one who has adopted and cried out that steady refrain, advocating for years the domestic drilling that is not only possible in Alaska, but necessary for America. She is as tied to “Drill, baby, drill” as Ronald Reagan is to “Tear down this wall!”

How is it, then, that her name is eerily absent from most of the news stories about President Obama’s sudden willingness to explore drilling? Well, there is this one story which, for all its PDS snarkiness, managed to point out:

The president’s announcement, which included plans for expanded drilling in Alaska demonstrate[s] his commitment to reducing oil imports by increasing domestic production.


In crediting Murkowski and Begich for the policy change, The New York Times omitted the name of Sarah Palin, who’s been screaming about this for at least as long and even more loudly than have Alaska’s two U.S. senators.

I agree that Governor Palin has been shouting from the rooftops that drilling here and drilling now would not only be a doable, sound, economically advantageous practice, but a matter of national security. How many times has she begged that we stop relying on foreign regimes that do not like us and certainly do not have our best interests at heart? How many times has she said that Alaska offers a solution to that reliance and a remedy for soaring energy prices?

More and more people are coming to agree with the Governor’s insistence on tapping into domestic resources.

George Berkin of NJ Voices gives his take on it:

But might I suggest a simple step to help ease our dependence on foreign oil in New Jersey and across the nation. It is time – past time – to open ANWR in Alaska to active oil extraction.

The U.S. currently imports more than half its oil. More than 80 percent of New Jersey’s gas usage comes from foreign oil, according to one study.

Oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the 49th state’s northern shore would boost the supply of domestic oil. That in turn would reduce the price of a barrel of oil and thereby lower the price of gasoline at the pump.

ANWR holds 10.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil, nearly half the total U.S. proven reserves of 21 billion barrels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Put another way, the reserves add up to a million barrels a day for 30 years, a congresswoman says.


While not a panacea for all that ails the American economy, drilling for oil in Alaska would be a positive step toward easing gas prices that have been steadily rising over the past year. In the past few months, the price of regular gas has risen past $4 a gallon in much of the nation.

The author’s concession that drilling won’t bring immediate, on-the-spot results, is in line with Governor Palin’s assertion that this is more of a reason why we need to get moving now since we haven’t done so already. He continues:

But gas prices are going up today, and consumers want relief today. It is not surprising, then, that one commonly expressed objection to drilling in Alaska to solve today’s gas prices problem is the matter of time. Developing the Alaska fields and bringing that refined oil to the pump would likely take several years.

But opponents of drilling in Alaska have been raising that objection for years. We should have begun long ago. But as gas prices rise, it is time to get started. Drill, baby, drill — as soon as possible.

Multitudes espouse this mantra, and a recent Gallup poll shows a majority supports exploration in ANWR.

So are we to believe that President Obama has joined the masses and has seen the light himself? Well, not everyone is convinced. In “Obama’s Latest Fake Plan for More Drilling,” Conn Carroll writes:

First he promised to open up the Atlantic to exploration. Then he reneged. Then he said he’d lift his oil moratorium in the Gulf. Production has only decreased since.

Yesterday Obama again played Lucy to the American energy consumer’s Charlie Brown.


Will Obama ever allow actually drilling on ANWR? No. The exact same is true of the National Petroleum reserve. No new oil will ever be produced from the National Petroleum Reserve while Obama is still president.

Same with drilling in the Atlantic. Here all Obama has promised is to speed up the evaluation. If he follows through on this promise, all that means is we’ll get an ultimate ‘no’ quicker.

Read the full article here.

Again, not everyone is convinced. President Obama’s record doesn’t scream energy independence. Don’t get me wrong: Americans who are paying more than $4.00 at the pump long to believe him. Those who understand the link between energy and security desire for him to follow through this time. We want our President to take the lead on this, but it’s time for him to put up. Unfortunately, he has not given us anything to hang our hats on. So forgive us if we aren’t yet buying into the idea that he will follow Governor Palin’s advice and tap into our own resources, particularly in the Last Frontier. Excuse us if we don’t feel quite assured of a Drill, baby, drill commitment on his part, but right now what’s still ringing in our ears is his Drill, Brazil, drill support:

We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.

This, ladies and gentleman, came from the President of the United States of America–to Brazil.

The Governor recently wrote:

Is it really any surprise that oil and gas prices are surging toward the record highs we saw in 2008 just prior to the economic collapse? Despite the President’s strange assertions in his press conference last week, his Administration is not a passive observer to the trends that have inflated oil prices to dangerous levels. His war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production has caused us pain at the pump, endangered our already sluggish economic recovery, and threatened our national security.

I hope he’s finally gotten her message. Look, I’m rooting for President Obama to do the right thing here, and so is America. No doubt, Governor Palin would rejoice to see Alaska take her place as a supplier of domestic resources once this administration gets out of the way. If President Obama does, in fact, tap into our resources and abandons his commitment to depending on foreign countries to supply what we have an abundance of ourselves, I’ll be the first to say that my doubt in his follow-through abilities was wrong–right after I say, “It’s about time!”

In the meantime, while we wait, let us not forget that Governor Palin has led the debate, forced the issue, and cried out for energy independence all along. “Drill, baby, drill” is her baby, and we join her in wanting to see the application of that common sense principle–and the sooner, the better.

Although this is not a complete list, you can read more of Governor Palin’s domestic drilling article here, here, here, and here.

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Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 31, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. Those words, used as the title of a book authored by Judith Sheindlin of “Judge Judy” fame, seem particularly appropriate of late. Some leftists must think the rest of us are crazy, stupid, or both.

Let’s begin first with their continued and beefed up efforts to convince the American public that they are hoping and praying for Governor Palin to become the 2012 presidential nominee because, they say, it’ll guarantee President Obama’s re-election. They say this, mind you, all while doing everything in their power to destroy her chances, to run her off before she even declares her intentions. But we’re to believe she sparks no fear in them, for they know she could not destroy the President in an election?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times: as a coach, I never spent one moment focusing on a nonessential opposing player, I’ve never devised a game plan around a bench warmer, and I’ve never run a box-and-one defense against an offensive non-threat. It would have been a waste of time, energy, and resources, allowing the real threat to wipe the floor with us as we messed around with a garbage-time player. The PDS sufferers, however, have coordinated a full-blown strategy to take down Governor Palin–to assault her character, distort her record, and attack her family. But they want us to believe she’s a non-factor. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

Second, President Obama has stated, as have members of his administration, that he doesn’t ever think about Governor Palin. However, he makes a speech to the nation on energy this week and alludes to her drill, baby, drill mantra. If he can do so without thinking about her, he surely is the Messiah the left has made him out to be–and we know that’s not true. The truth is the Governor’s name is almost synonymous with energy expertise. President Obama would have us believe, it seems, that her outspoken advocacy for energy independence and her energy credentials have gone unnoticed by the White House–even while he quotes her during his speech to the nation. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

Furthermore, what about those looking to portray Governor Palin as a hypocrite because of recent talks about a tax credit for film production in Alaska? Notice how some are gloating over this non-story set straight by the Governor herself. These are some of the self-same people who insist she lacks the intelligence to be leader of the free world, yet they expect her to be smart–and clairvoyant–enough to have known years ago that a show called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” would hit TLC/Discovery Channel. She addressed this herself:

The accusation hinges on the notion that I signed the legislation into law knowing that it would personally benefit me. That’s totally absurd. It wasn’t even my bill, and obviously I had no intention of benefiting from it when I signed it into law in 2008 because I had no idea I would be involved in a documentary series years later.

So one moment she knows nothing, and the next she’s a prophetic genius. And they want us to believe both scenerios, apparently? Not to mention, they disingenuously twist the facts to suggest that the law proves Governor Palin, the obvious common sense conservative that she is, really is some kind of big government proponent. Again, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

The vast majority of Americans are neither stupid nor crazy. We know that the ceaseless efforts to stop Governor Palin exist because she’s fully capable of stopping President Obama. There’s a reason they’re so viciously targeting her rather than Tim Pawlenty, for example, who has already made it clear he’s running. They insist, however, that they’d quickly join us in a sign-waving “Run, Sarah, Run” rally because it would be like Christmas morning for Democrats if she did. She’s the bench warmer, the weakest link, the insignificant other, they say. And every time they say it, something smells funny, and it sure ain’t rain.

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Who Needs Domestic Oil Production? We Can Get All We Need From OPEC!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on December 11, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

Alternate headline: Why We Need President Sarah Palin STAT!

Actually the article below was tweeted by Sarah, so she’s already all over it.

Seems as the geniuses in the Obama regime aren’t concerned that they have all but stopped domestic oil production. It’s all good, because we can just send ALL of our oil purchasing dollars to OPEC, including nations that curse our very existence. I mean how else will these nations fund terror against us and our allies?

When speaking of his tax “compromise” Barack Obama had the gall to refer to Republicans as “hostage takers” and included all of the images to go along with his crass statement. I wonder if he can comprehend the irony here? Barack Obama is willfully, even gleefully, making the United States hostage to OPEC. You couldn’t make up a story this fantastic up if you tried.

From the Institute for Energy Research:

One of the sad truths about the Obama administration is the indifference they have for producing energy domestically.

The administration has given us another piece of evidence of their hostility toward energy production. On page 69 of a new proposed drilling rule, the administration argues that we don’t need to worry that their permitorium will reduce oil production in the Gulf (and destroy good paying jobs) because we can always get more oil from the oil dictators at OPEC:

Here IER refers us to Page 69 of the Interim-Final Drilling Safety Rules. One should read the entire report. These people understand it will harm American companies, many small businesses, and consumers. Evidently they do not care.

b. Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions. The impact on domestic deepwater hydrocarbon production as a result of these regulations is expected to be negative, but the size of the impact is not expected to materially impact the world oil markets.

The deepwater GOM is an oil province and the domestic crude oil prices are set by the world oil markets. Currently there is sufficient spare capacity in OPEC to offset a decrease in GOM deepwater production that could occur as a result of this rule. Therefore, the increase in the price of hydrocarbon products to consumers from the increased cost to drill and operate on the OCS is expected to be minimal.

Sadly, our Lords and Masters in the Obama regime fail to define “minimal” as in the increased cost of gasoline and other petroleum products is “expected to be minimal”!

The IER finishes with a statement we wholeheartedly agree with.

It’s a sad state of affairs when our government halts domestic oil production and tells us to just buy oil from OPEC. Will the Obama administration ever get serious about creating jobs in America?

If you are not outrageously outraged at this point, you may want to see a doctor to make sure you are, indeed, still alive!

It doesn’t take an Ivy League education to understand what the Obama regime is doing is insane. It’s national suicide. We already send somewhere between $700 billion and $1 trillion out of the country every single year to purchase much needed oil. This will, of course, increase dramatically.

Despite what the radical leftists will tell you, oil is the lifeblood of our economy. The lifeblood of our Freedom, and the lifeblood of democracy. It’s an essential commodity. We don’t have to be held hostage by foreign nations, many of them who hate us to their very core, nor do we have to be held hostage to radical environmentalists, whose rhetoric is being proven wrong on a daily basis.

We have the ability to safely extract oil and natural gas, with minimal environmental impact.

One of the first things that excited us about Governor Sarah Palin, years ago, was her proactive approach to energy production and environmental safety. She went so far as to create an integrity commission to hold Big Oil’s feet to the fire on safety, and production. She also understands that energy is not just an economic situation, but one of national security. No one seems to understand this better than Sarah.

I ran across an interesting piece a while back in the American Thinker, written by Chad Stafko, and entitled The President’s Oil Reserves Lie. In this article, which is essential reading, Stafko quotes from an article written in Kiplinger Magazine that states:

… untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand-at today’s levels-for auto, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.

This is an attention getter, to say the least!

So here is the United States sitting on reserves three times the size of all of the OPEC countries combined. And yet, we’re going to send our trillions of dollars to OPEC, and other producers, rather than use our own?

This does even count coal, which reports say we have over 200 years worth of, and doesn’t mention nuclear. With nuclear our resources would be almost unlimited. Nuclear power is the one thing that disappoints me as much or more than anything that is part of America’s insane and suicidal energy policy, a policy that has been in place for decades.

France gets over 70% of it’s electricity from nuclear powered facilities. FRANCE. Are you telling me the United States, the nation that basically created the concept of nuclear power, can’t do better than France?

Our Navy has a great fleet of nuclear powered submarines and surface ships. These ships are battle hardened and proven safe. Why Americans can’t wrap themselves around this efficient source of energy is a real mystery and tragedy.

As I look forward, past the Obama fiasco, and on to 2013, I envision an effort similar to JFK’s vision of sending a man to the moon in a decade. It will take that sort of herculean effort, to do what needs to be done, to get us to real energy independence.

Thankfully America is well positioned to do this. When Kennedy had his wonderful vision of exploration and knowledge, we barely had a rocket that could get off the ground safely. They were more likely to blow up in spectacular fashion than actually get off the ground. NASA scientists had to create everything from scratch and at a breakneck pace. It was an effort like no other.

With energy, we have well proven science and production methods. We know HOW to do this and have everything we NEED to do it. We don’t have to invent systems and experiment with them. It’s all proven and time tested.

We have everything we need to become totally and completely energy independent by the end of this decade.

Well, almost everything.

The one thing we are lacking as a nation is the collective will to do it.

That’s it.

We need strong leaders to help America understand that we simply must summon up the will to get this done. Becoming energy independent will create jobs, well paying, durable jobs. Since trillions of dollars won’t be leaving our shores it will supercharge our economy and help lower our budget deficits, even eliminate them.

As a bonus, we’ll no longer find ourselves beholden to anyone for one of the most essential elements of our economy, our Liberty, and our Freedom. We will indeed be in charge of our own destiny. We’ll also no longer fund terrorist nations who then use our own dollars to attack us and our allies.

In short this would be a world wide game changer.

We know of only one leader in this country who can make this vision for America come true. One leader who has the guts and the backbone to get it done, and that’s Sarah Palin.

We need her and we need her STAT!

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Sarah Palin’s Goal Of 50% Renewable Energy Use In Alaska Signed Into Law

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 25, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

One of the first things Barack Obama did, once he took office, was to announce a pretty ambitious goal of having the United States get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, little if anything, has been done by the Obama regime to reach this goal.

On January 21, 2009 (Obama’s first full day at work) Sarah Palin, writing in the Wall Street Journal, praised this initiative strongly, while reminding Obama that conventional sources of energy will always be needed. She also announced that she was working on the goal of having Alaska get a full 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables in that same 2025 time frame.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Tax Cuts and Fiscal Discipline

By Sarah Palin

Especially evident in these trying economic times is America’s need for affordable, abundant and secure energy. This means American energy resources developed through American ingenuity and produced by American workers. I applaud President Obama’s focus on alternative and renewable energy, and here in Alaska we’ve joined the effort: I have asked Alaskans to focus on obtaining 50% of our electric generation from renewables by 2025. In the meantime, we must not abandon oil and gas exploration and development. In fact, Americans should demand the cooperation of the major oil producers so that Alaska’s vast supply of clean natural gas can be brought to market. Alaska stands ready to positively contribute to the nation’s markets and energy needs.

Another step on the path to economic recovery is to let Americans keep more of their income. Mr. Obama and Congress could make this happen with permanent tax cuts and by adhering to a path of fiscal discipline. When congressional appropriation trains run too hastily, they accumulate excess baggage, spending more taxpayer money. Leaving more money in American pockets through tax cuts and fiscal discipline stimulates the business-investment and job-creation climate — the climate for economic recovery.

Finally, we are extremely proud of our men and women in uniform. Mr. Obama and Congress must continue to guarantee a strong national defense by modernizing and equipping our armed forces; by treating active-duty military and veterans fairly; and by supporting the families of our service members. America will face difficult challenges in the years ahead. As Mr. Obama takes the helm, our prayers are with him as he seeks direction for our great nation.

Now one must understand the rest of the story here. While Obama wanted to have the entire nation at 25 percent on renewables, Alaska was already there, and had been for some time. Many people don’t understand that while Sarah Palin’s Alaska was a leader in conventional energy production, environmentally responsible energy production, and the leader in weeding out corruption in the business and in the governmental agencies that regulate it, the state is also a leader in renewables. In other words, Alaska already gets 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources.With that said, shooting for the next 25 percent is big, bold, and ambitious.

Sarah understood this was a long term goal, just like AGIA, her natural gasline project, and something that would be ongoing well after she left office. Sarah left Alaska in the very capable hands of Sean Parnell, who has performed admirably as Governor, and continued on with Sarah’s policies. He has especially worked hard on energy related issues.

That brings us to this announcement, as reported by Wind Power Monthly:

US: Alaska has passed legislation calling for the state to derive 50% its electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025.

House Bill 306 reinforces a 50% renewables goal announced by former governor Sarah Palin. Notably however, the goal is not binding on utilities.

The bill calls for Alaska to encourage economic development by promoting the development of alternative energy sources, including geothermal, wind, solar, hydroelectric, hydrokinetic, tidal and biomass.

Paradoxically, the bill also calls for the development of non-renewable resources including coal, oil and natural gas. It says the state should “remain a leader in petroleum and natural gas production“.

The bill says the state should review and streamline energy regulation, but does not offer details on how this would be accomplished.

Governor Sean Parnell said: “The policy encourages coordination of government functions and streamlines regulatory processes across all levels of government.

Parnell has also signed into law SB 220, which calls on the governor to submit a report to legislature recommending how best to increase coordination and efficiency between energy-related agencies.

The report is due by January 31, 2011. Alaska has 7.8MW of wind installed, placing it 32nd among the 37 US states with wind capacity.

Its largest and most recent wind farm is the 4.5 MW Kodiak Island wind project, which came online last year.

I love how this report says “ paradoxically” talking about conventional energy sources. This reporter doesn’t realize that while Sarah Palin may have set this incredibly ambitious goal, and Governor Parnell and the Alaska legislature is doing it’s absolute best to achieve this for her, and the state, the rest of the country, sorely lacking leadership, is nowhere near meeting a far less ambitious plan.

We aren’t going to be getting away from a petroleum based economy anytime soon. As we reported here, quoting a study from 2008:

…… untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand-at today’s levels-for auto, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.

That’s three centuries worth of oil. Longer than The United States has been a nation!

This also doesn’t take into account the estimated billions of trillions of cubic feet of clean burning natural gas that also sits in the ground waiting to be used. We’ve long said if the environmentalists were serious, instead of chasing electric cars, hydrogen, or other money pits, they’d be working on converting the fleet to clean burning compressed natural gas for fuel.With the technology that currently exists, it’s a no brainer.

The Big Three automakers: Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors already offer CNG powered vehicles. Better yet, they offer dual fuel vehicles that can run on either gasoline, or CNG, so availability of either fuel is never an issue.

So, as shocked as the above reporter may be, tapping these incredibly abundant resources is not only smart, but essential. Can you imagine how the world, and America, would look if we weren’t sending somewhere between $700 billion and $1 trillion a year out of the country to buy crude oil?

Job creation alone would be staggering. The national security implications incredible. Much of those nearly $1 trillion spent annually go to nations that actively work against our interests. Many openly hate the United States, but take our money, and then use it to fight against us.

With that said, Sarah Palin’s goal of making Alaska energy independent just moved forward in a big way. If she can do this in Alaska, just think what her leadership, and inspiration, from the Oval Office could produce.

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Sarah Palin: Fuel America By Being Lap Dogs To Chavez And Ahmadinejad Instead of Drilling Our Own, Baby?

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 14, 2010

It should be interesting to watch the loons on the radical left as they go through all sorts of mental and verbal gymnastics trying to justify buying oil from terrorist nations, after this hard hitting bit of writing by Sarah Palin!

Remember when Bush and the evil Darth Cheney were in office? Hollywood and the radical Marxist-communist-environmentalists were running television ads and producing You Tube videos telling us that SUVs were the greatest threat to mankind ever, because they used gasoline, and that gasoline, …. wait for it …. funded terrorism!

Oddly enough, now that they have one of their fellow travelers in the White House, it’s all good!

This one is gonna leave a mark:

Fuel America with Terrorist-Tarred Oil Instead of Drilling Our Own, Baby?

Am I the only one who wonders what could possibly be the agenda of any politician who would thwart our drive toward energy independence? Continuing to lock up America’s domestic energy reserves, including the energy-rich Last Frontier of Alaska, only equips dangerous foreign regimes as they fund terrorist organizations to harm us and our allies. I’m going to keep speaking and writing about this in the simplest of terms until someone can provide a simple answer as to why liberal Democrats don’t understand that we have safe, warehoused onshore and shallow water reserves waiting for permission to be extracted. They either choose not to understand the geology, science, and technology behind an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy security, or they understand it, yet for whatever frightening reason choose to be lap dogs to Chavez and Ahmadinejad.

Shoot, I must have lived such a doggoned sheltered life as a normal, independent American up there in the Last Frontier, schooled with only public education and a lowly state university degree, because obviously I haven’t learned enough to dismiss common sense (a prerequisite for power in Washington these days). Help me out, friends! Help someone like me – and the majority of Americans – understand why we would ever kowtow and bow to foreign regimes that hate us, instead of doing all we can to starve the beast of terrorism in our plight for security, prosperity, and peace.

There’s an obvious common sense answer to our need for security and energy independence, but don’t hold your breath waiting for common sense to surface in Washington – it’s an endangered species there. Obviously we must responsibly develop our God-given domestic oil and gas reserves right here, right now; we must conserve energy; and we must develop renewables that are based on sound science, not snake oil and favors for political pals.

Please read the following Newsmax article (posted below) summarizing GOP efforts to push the Obama Administration to produce a plan to potentially wean us off one source of dangerous foreign oil. (Of course, I think the prodding should be even more aggressive to shake up the naVve complacency of anti-development Democrats and some deer-in-the-headlights mainstream reporters who are finally realizing they’d been buffaloed into believing any politician had all the answers.)

We must understand the imperative nature of energy security, along with America’s life and death need to secure our borders. Baby, this is why I won’t sit down and shut up about the need to drill.

– Sarah Palin

Boomshockalacka, baby!

Obviously this is spot on. There is absolutely no good reason for a nation that has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, billions, of trillions, of cubic feet of natural gas reserves, and hundreds of years worth of coal reserves, to be getting oil from terrorist nations.

There is also no reason why we shouldn’t be building nuclear powered electric generation plants nationwide either. France gets around 70 percent of it’s electricity from nuclear. FRANCE.

This is incredible.

Of course, we know the real reason why Barack Obama and his buddies Al Gore, George Soros, and others are against using America’s energy, and why they are milking the disaster in the Gulf for all it’s worth. They have around 10 TRILLION REASONS to be against “drill, baby, drill!

It’s time to stop this nonsense, and get on with the business of keeping America safe, strong, and prosperous.

Here’s the Newsmax article Sarah references above.

Senators Demand Answers on Venezuela’s Links to Terrorism

A dozen Republican senators have sent a letter challenging the Obama administration to explain what it knows about Venezuela’s support for terrorism and suggesting that the country be declared a “state sponsor of terrorism.”

“Hugo Chavez’s relationships with Iran and other foreign terrorist organizations continue to grow and pose a serious threat to our hemisphere,” Sen. George LeMieux of Florida, one signer of the letter, said of the Venezuelan president.

I encourage the State Department to thoroughly evaluate Venezuela’s actions and determine if the country needs to be added to the official U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.”

John Ensign of Nevada, who drafted the letter along with LeMieux, declared: “It’s no secret to the American people that Venezuela wishes harm to the United States. What is secret is how many more ties to terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism does Venezuela need to be declared a state sponsor of terrorism.”

The letter addressed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points to a number of concerns raised by Chavez’s Venezuela:

* Surface-to-air missiles and other weapons have reportedly been provided by Venezuela to FARC guerrillas in Colombia. An arms cache captured from FARC in 2008 included Swedish-made anti-tank rocket launchers that had been sold to Venezuela.

* Venezuela provides cross-border sanctuaries for Colombian guerrillas.

* A United Nations report last year disclosed that nearly one-third of all cocaine produced in the Andean region passes through Venezuela. The senators question how much terrorist groups such as al-Qaida profit from trafficking drugs that originate in or flow through Venezuela.

* The U.S. has frozen the assets of two Venezuelans, including one working for Chavez, for providing direct support to the terrorist group Hezbollah. The senators ask the State Department for an assessment of the activities of Hezbollah inside Venezuela.

* Chavez’s “extensive support” of the Castro regime in Cuba is calculated to amount to $1 billion a year, and Cuban advisors are involved in the intelligence and security apparatus of the Venezuelan government.

* Chavez “has repeatedly expressed support” for Iran’s covert nuclear program and announced a plan for the construction of a “nuclear village” in Venezuela with Iranian assistance. Also, Chavez has pledged to provide Iran with 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day.

* As for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, “recent years have witnessed an increased presence in Latin America, particularly Venezuela.”

* Weekly flights connecting Iran, Syria, and Venezuela raise suspicions of “nefarious purposes” because passengers on these flights have been subject to only “cursory immigration and customs controls.”

Newsmax magazine’s May issue disclosed that Iranian security officers seal off the airport in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, two hours before Iran Air jets arrived. Those officers supervise cargo unloading with no inspection by local officials.

Iran could easily fly in highly enriched uranium that could then be carried into the U.S. from Mexico, increasing the risk of a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon.

If the U.S. did declare Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism, American arms sales to the country would be prohibited, as would U.S. economic assistance, and severe restrictions would be placed on bilateral trade.

The Obama administration’s decision to pull the trigger on Venezuela may hinge on whether the United States can afford to forfeit petroleum exports from that South American country,” Roger F. Noriega, a former assistant secretary of state and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, observes on the Institute’s journal, The American.

Anticipating the argument that Venezuela’s oil supply is too essential to the U.S. economy to risk slapping that country with the terrorist label, the senators ask the administration to explain its ‘contingency plan’ for dealing with a ‘sudden and prolonged unavailability of Venezuelan oil exports to the United States.’

In answer to the question, the U.S. would likely find new sources of oil on the international market — but Venezuela’s economy will be crippled by the loss of oil revenue and consumer imports, Noriega notes, adding: “Since the last years of the George W. Bush administration, U.S. diplomats have steered clear of Chavez for fear of ‘provoking’ him. Thanks to congressional oversight, we are about to confront the terrible downside of that naive, passive policy.”

Other senators who signed the letter include John McCain of Arizona, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, and Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona.

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Sarah Palin: Obama Has Snookered You Again America!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on March 15, 2010

We have been reporting on the massive blow Barack Obama has done to our national security, and how his hostile take over of Sarah Palin’s gasline project is an attempt to either take credit for this project as his own, or to simply shut it down.

We are busily researching all of the ins and outs, and the relationships between Obama’s new “Pipeline Czar” Larry Persily, and members of the “Corrupt Bastards Club” in Alaska. So there will be a lot more to come on this.

For now, Sarah Palin is speaking out against yet another evil Barack Obama is visiting on the American people and the American economy. If you notice, one of the first things Sarah talks about is the deal Obama made with Brazil.

Last year, a mere three days after Obama’s puppet master, and self proclaimed “owner of the democrat party,” George Soros, bought controlling interest in Brazilian oil giant, Petrobas, our President loaned Brazil $10 BILLION American tax payer dollars. Chicago thug politics at it’s finest.

Now, in what can only be seen as a way to help his master out, Barack Obama has banned all off shore drilling in America. This is beyond evil, but really par for the course from the most corrupt man to ever step foot in the White House.

Let’s let Sarah tell us what’s on her mind:

Nonstop D.C. Nonsense: Drilling Down on Energy Doublespeak

It may be tempting to feel worn down as we take one step after another towards the “fundamental transformation of America” that Barack Obama promised. But we mustn’t let our energy be sapped, even in the face of the mind-boggling leap the Obama Administration just took that fundamentally shifts us towards more reliance on foreign energy sources. Hang on to your hat and take a look at this.

Months ago I discussed Washington’s decision to allow U.S. dollars to flow to Brazil for that nation’s off-shore oil drilling projects, while D.C.’s attitude towards America’s own offshore developments appeared less-than-enthusiastic. We gained hope though when our President promised in his State of the Union address that he’d be “making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development.” Most of us optimistically assumed that “making tough decisions” meant allowing at least some offshore drilling. In fact, on national television that night I said that the President deserved kudos for acknowledging our need for domestic energy development in his speech.

Turns out that was just more drilling doublespeak: America has been snookered again.

While everyone has been focused on Obamacare, the Obama administration took advantage of America’s distraction and quietly said that it’s planning to place a hold on offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf until at least 2012.

At a time when our country is desperate for job growth, deficit reduction, and energy independence, it’s simply astonishing that the administration refuses to allow additional offshore drilling, even while supporting energy development in foreign countries.

According to a study by the American Energy Alliance, opening the OCS to drilling could create as many as 1.2 million new jobs and add hundreds of billions of dollars annually to the US economy. Those are real American jobs – and great American opportunities – that can’t be outsourced. Offshore drilling would provide billions in revenue for our states, allowing them to reduce their budget deficits without raising taxes. It would help reduce our trade deficit, which spikes with each rise in the price of oil because we’re so reliant on foreign sources of energy. And because we have some of the best environmental standards in the world, we should be drilling for our own oil instead of buying it from countries with less stringent standards.

When the Obama Administration first delayed offshore leasing on the OCS to allow for “an extended public comment period,” the comments it received reflected what all the polling tells us – that Americans overwhelmingly support offshore drilling. (Curiously, those pro-drilling findings weren’t heavily publicized by the Administration and the press.) Americans understand that a true “all-of-the-above” approach to energy independence must include responsible development of our conventional resources. Even as we develop alternative energy sources, we’ll still rely on oil and gas for decades to come. If we don’t drill for it here, then we’ll just have to keep buying it from others.

Using executive power to lock up energy resources ignores the will of the American people who want to develop those resources and know that we can do so in an environmentally responsible manner.

Ignoring the American people is never good politics, but whether it’s energy independence or health care, our leadership in Washington is tone deaf to the commonsense solutions that Americans want.

Watching this potentially earth-shattering energy policy decision made quietly while health care transformation distracts us, it makes one wonder what else our politicians are up to. An old trick is to intentionally consume attention with a “crisis” so as to sap the public’s energy, and then to conveniently push through rash measures that would receive great scrutiny at any another time. Remember Rahm Emanuel’s Saul Alinsky-style of political operation: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

America, we must resolve to stay engaged in what our politicians are doing. Don’t get tired and give up. All political power is inherent in the people. America can only be transformed into something unrecognizable if we get so tired that we give up our political power and close our eyes to what is going on. Find the energy to stand for what you know is right, including supporting leaders who don’t engage in energy policy doublespeak.

– Sarah Palin

Obviously, this is outrageous. But, it may be the only transparent think Barack Obama has ever done. This is a transparent attempt by Obama to further enrich his master, George Soros, by making sure than American oil companies, and the American people themselves, cannot benefit from the God given natural resources we have off our own shores. By banning American exploration, this guarantees that Soros’ company, Petrobas, has a market for it’s oil, unaffected by the vast amounts of oil and natural gas reserves her.

If this isn’t corruption of the highest level, I’m not sure what is. In fact, with millions out of work, and nearly a trillion dollars a year sent overseas for oil, when we have plenty right here, this is more than just good old Chicago style corruption, this is bordering on treason.

There is absolutely no good reason for Obama to ban offshore drilling in America, other than to put more money in George Soros’ pocket, a pocket that already has $10 billion of your dollars in it.

With all of the unconstitutional activity Obama is pushing in regard to ObamaCare, and now this, isn’t it time we demand either his resignation, or impeachment?

Obama is demonstrably corrupt. We, the American people, should not have to wait for 2012 to be rid of him and his corrupt ways. It is time for this man, and the Chicago corruption he has visited on our nation, to go.

We won’t be snookered again!

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Has President Obama Seen Governor Palin’s Light–or Does He Want to Snuff it Out?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 11, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

As the entire nation knows, Governor Palin has been a voice for energy independence for years. She has worked relentlessly to see a natural gas pipeline built that would flow resources from Alaska to the Lower 48.

After all of the governor’s hard work and unprecedented success in moving forward in this effort that would not only provide jobs and boost the economy, but would aid in national security–freeing America to rely on the resources God has given us, rather than foreign regimes that don’t like us–it seems President Obama has suddenly become interested in energy.

The president wants to take this effort to tap into Alaska’s resources to the next level, making it a White House executive office matter.

According to Juneau Empire, Mark Begich, the Democrat senator from Alaska, has “nominated legislative aide Larry Persily for the Obama appointment as federal coordinator. Persily has support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as well.”

This begs the question: Has President Obama suddenly seen the light–or is he trying to snuff it out?

Writing for US4Palin, Gary reports:

At first glance, this looks good, right? Obama is finally realizing we need to develop our own resources, after loaning his buddy George Soros’ Brazilian oil company, Petrobas, ten billion dollars to drill offshore in Brazil. And maybe Obama is trying to steal Sarah Palin’s thunder here.

Unfortunately, I believe you’d be wrong, and I believe my colleague is, as well. I don’t think Obama is trying to steal credit for this deal, I think he is trying to kill it.

Frankly, when has Obama done anything to support energy development in America? On the contrary, Obama and his minions have openly worked to thwart any and all domestic development of natural resources.

So what’s the deal?

First of all, let’s face it, that’s how these Chicago thugs work, period. We see it every single day. They strong arm and attack their own people if the don’t tow the line. Ask New York Governor David Patterson how Obama’s gangster tactics work.

Let’s take a quick look at Larry Persily himself. Persily is a self described “blue-collar Chicago democrat.”

Please click here to read more of Gary’s article and learn more about Persily and his connections.

Do you smell something fishy?

Gary is not the only one who has taken note of this interesting interest the President of the United States has suddenly developed. Conservatives4Palin has also covered the story.

Mel Bryant writes:

Almost one year ago, C4P predicted that the president would eventually attempt to take over, and take credit for, Governor Palin’s work to get Alaska a natural gas pipeline.


After spending months attacking Palin and obstructing her legislative agenda, Persily got called up to the big leagues. Just like Kim Elton. Funny how that worked out.

Now the president’s looking to increase the power of Persily’s position.


It’s not a surprise that Obama might want to take credit for Palin’s gas pipeline. After all, as Palin has pointed out over and over, America needs a source of clean, reliable energy that comes from domestic sources, thereby increasing our national security. But AGIA needs the free market to work. Much as he may wish to claim credit, Alaska’s gasline should not become an Obama public works project.

Bryant breaks down Persily’s associations as well, also leaving one to ponder what is really going on? Read that article in its entirety here.

Smell anything yet? Apparently Denmark is not the only place where rotten things reek.

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Sarah Palin Showing Barack Obama And The Democrats How It Is Done (Again)

Posted by Gary P Jackson on February 11, 2010

Just a day after helping expose yet another scandal in the Obama administration, one where Obama’s Energy Department has been suppressing the people’s desire for more energy exploration in America, Sarah Palin announces the success of an oil exploration initiative she put in place.

As most know, some oil companies have leased land but are not exploring it, for any number of reasons. One of those leases was Point Thompson, held by Exxon-Mobil. After some 30 years of dithering, Exxon-Mobil has now drilled it’s first developmental well.

From Sarah:

Alaska Steps Forward Towards Energy Security

Congratulations are due Exxon and the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources for completing the first development well at Point Thomson in northern Alaska. This is a huge field full of domestic crude, and it’s time to drill for it!

This week we’ve witnessed great progress toward more energy security for Alaska and our entire nation. What began as hefty trucks and hard working men and women heading up an ice road last year, to the commencement of drilling at Point Thomson, this progress has finally led to Exxon’s announcement today of completion of its first development well to produce oil and gas. Our “tough stance” with big oil and perseverance in insisting that Alaska’s resources be developed instead of warehoused while foreign countries are busy developing their oil and gas reserves has paid off to the benefit of everyone involved.

Drill here, drill now… energy independence is a national security issue that can’t be ignored any longer.

– Sarah Palin

Now this didn’t happen over night. It took a lot of hard work and a tough stance by then Governor Palin to force action at Point Thompson. Sarah played hardball with Exxon-Mobil. Threatened to take their lease and bid it to some other company.

When Sarah threatened to yank Exxon-Mobil’s Point Thompson lease, the world’s largest oil company threatened court action. Sarah laughed at them and told ‘em to go ahead, she knew the way to the courthouse too!

This folks, is how you get things done. Our current president doesn’t get it. Energy independence and national security go hand and hand.

Sarah Palin gets it!

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Sarah Palin Hammers Obama Over His Continued Lack Of Coherent Energy Policy

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 25, 2010

After slamming Barack Obama last year, in a Facebook note that was favorably quoted around the world, Sarah Palin is once again asking Barack Obama just what is he thinking.

While Obama has wasted an entire year pushing an unconstitutional government take over of health care, and globe trotting… chasing Olympic glory, Nobel Peace Prizes, all the while bowing to the world’s leaders and apologizing for America’s very existence, he is neglecting his job..

Obama also took time to try and garner support for the climate change crowd, further trying to promote the global warming fairy tale, the greatest lie ever told.

As we have written over and over, Obama and his cronies stand to make billions off of the global warming scam with a carbon credit trading scheme. And of course, Obama had also hoped to line the pockets of all of his corrupt Chicago buddies, by bringing the Olympics home.

Of course, while the most corrupt President in our nation’s history was trying to enrich his cronies, he was totally and completely ignoring his real job. First and foremost, Obama has totally failed on national security issues.

We’ve had no less than three major terrorist attacks on American soil since Obama took the reigns of Government. In a sane nation this man would have already been removed from office and replaced with someone who was competent.

The other important thing Obama has neglected while he has been more interested in enriching his buddies and feeding his massive ego, is the economy. To say we have a problem with the economy would be an understatement, for sure.

The biggest neglect though has been energy. Obama and his band of communists have no coherent energy policy whatsoever. Oh, they talk about mythical green jobs, but that’s all they are a myth. Pie in the sky.

Energy is the lifeblood of any economy. We can’t run without it. In our world, energy = oil. It’s a fact of life, and no amount of wishing that away is going to change things.

With that said, Sarah Palin again asks Obama just where his head is at:

Where’s the Oil in Our National Energy Policy?

America’s energy challenges are getting more and more serious every day, and yet the Obama administration just doesn’t get it. Please see this informative article that sheds light on one aspect of the president’s problem. It starts by explaining our energy demand will increase, and oil will be part of that demand.

Well, what do you know? The Obama administration, whose entire energy posture going back into the presidential campaign has been both ideologically and practically stridently anti-oil, both as an industry and as a form of energy, has suddenly become “concerned” about China’s oil grab.

This is, to say the least, disingenuous.

The U.S. government under Barack Obama has yet to acknowledge once, in spite of widely held estimates, that oil will continue to account for 40% of world energy demand 25 years from now — this while total world energy demand will increase by 50%, at least.

Read the rest here. I look forward to hopefully hearing President Obama acknowledge America’s need to ramp up domestic energy production, including oil and natural gas developments, during Wednesday’s State of the Union address. Let’s hope his advisers advise him accordingly.

– Sarah Palin

The report Sarah is talking about is from Investor’s Business Daily and is included below:

White House Needs New Look At Energy


It was a rubbing-the-eyes-in-disbelief headline even from an administration whose energy secretary, Steven Chu, suggested that America’s energy dilemma could be solved by painting roofs white, and whose interior secretary, Ken Salazar, talked of garnering 3,000 megawatts of wind-power capacity off the East Coast. (The current total electricity capacity from all U.S. energy sources is about 1,000 megawatts.)

Under the title “U.S. raises concern over China oil policy,” David Shear, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee on Jan. 13:

We are pursuing intensive dialogue with the Chinese on the subject of energy security, in which we have raised our concerns about Chinese efforts to lock up oil reserves with long-term contracts.”

Shear was responding to Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, who said he was “worried that the Chinese were aggressively buying up oil all over the world and might not share it with other countries in the future.”

Well, what do you know? The Obama administration, whose entire energy posture going back into the presidential campaign has been both ideologically and practically stridently anti-oil, both as an industry and as a form of energy, has suddenly become “concerned” about China’s oil grab.

This is, to say the least, disingenuous.

The U.S. government under Barack Obama has yet to acknowledge once, in spite of widely held estimates, that oil will continue to account for 40% of world energy demand 25 years from now — this while total world energy demand will increase by 50%, at least.

Nor has the administration, mired in Kyoto and Copenhagen global climate rhetoric, acknowledged that fossil fuels, oil, gas and coal will still account by then for over 85% of world energy demand, a largely unchanged contribution from what it is today.

Instead there is constant rhetoric about solar (the president’s favorite during the campaign), wind and “advanced biofuels” which, when combined, are not likely to account for more than 1% or 2% of the world energy demand over the next several decades.

In a Newsweek editorial last April 4, Chu expressed the administration’s energy philosophy and policy: “We must move beyond oil because the science on global warming is clear and compelling: Greenhouse-gas emissions, primarily from fossil fuels, have started to change our climate. We have a responsibility to future generations to reduce those emissions to spare our planet the worst of the possible effects.”

The Americans should not be surprised by the Chinese moves. A far more pragmatic nation, China is acutely aware that energy, in short domestic supply, will be the “choke point” in its future development unless resources are secured throughout the world.

That’s why the very capable Chinese oil companies — CNPC, Sinopec and CNOOC — have fanned out in dozens of countries, making hundreds of billions of dollars of oil and gas investments, including in America’s backyard, Argentina, Venezuela and Canada and a country America presumably dominates, Iraq. Their quest does not preclude unsavory countries such as Sudan or Iran.

The major Chinese oil companies have the full support of the Chinese government and, very importantly, they are admired and praised by the vast majority of Chinese people.

In discussions with Chinese intellectuals, government officials and company executives, the Chinese are often incredulous, all asking essentially the same question: Why is America letting us have a free and uncontested ride in all these energy ventures?

In contrast, American “Big Oil,” (ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron — the only companies really able to play along and compete with the Chinese) not only are not supported or encouraged by the U.S. government, they’ve been routinely vilified by politicians. To the sizeable portion of the American public that’s unaware of the role energy plays in the modern world, they are the devil incarnate.

What the world is witnessing is the largest peaceful transfer of power in history. Energy means power, and while the U.S. is consumed by environmental ideologies and climate rhetoric, it is committing economic hara-kiri in the process. China, riding on energy acquisitions with little competition, will propel itself into the economic stratosphere.

The U.S. should be concerned, but doing something about it will require an unlikely sea of cultural change in the Obama administration.

• Economides is a professor at the University of Houston and the author of “Energy: China’s Choke Point.”

This is quite outrageous, to say the least! This is a direct threat to America’s national security. A threat just as sure as the one we face from al Qaeda or any other terror group. In fact, it’s a quite larger threat, as this threat is being carried out, and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to stop it from happening.

Look, this is pretty simple. Anyone with a pulse understands that no matter what, we are going to need oil and natural gas into the foreseeable future. In fact, natural gas can be a true alternative to burning so much gasoline in automobiles and trucks. It’s a real clean and green fuel.

Energy independence is a national security issue. That should go without saying. Securing our energy supply, developing our own God given natural resources should be job one for any administration. Economic prosperity and national security go hand in hand when we talk energy.

We have more than enough oil and natural gas to be totally energy independent. In fact, we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. We have an estimated 200 plus years worth of coal reserves, and we haven’t even started talking about nuclear energy.

What say you Mr Obama? Are going to finally quit pushing your radical Marxist agenda on a nation that has soundly rejected it and start doing your job, and put together a coherent energy policy? Or…are you going to continue to send this nation over a cliff and toward certain destruction?

It’s time to choose buddy…time to choose!

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