Once every 41 years? Morning Joe lets the cat out of the bag…

Posted: May 3, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…While Charlie Crist and environmental activists and democrats jump all over the oil spill in the gulf Morning Joe accidentally undermined their argument while bringing on an environmental activist to argue against the drilling.

There are a ton of wells in the gulf and in Alaska etc that produce oil every single day. Joe asked why people weren’t prepared for this and the answer was because the last time something like this happened was 1969.

Run that number through your head and think of the reality once again:

Basically an industry that provides a vast amount of energy for the country has a bad accident once every two generations that might take say six months to a year to clean?

Think about the things we wouldn’t do if we judged what we do because of a problem once every 40 years.

The people who are suddenly running away from drilling are using Rahm rule of never wasting a crisis and have decided not to waste this one. Tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the worst economy we have seen in 70 years are going to be sacrificed due to the political advantage for the left.

Palin is exactly right on this, and moreover she is proving that she is one of the only pols with the guts to say the truth:

All responsible energy development must be accompanied by strict oversight, but even with the strictest oversight in the world, accidents still happen. No human endeavor is ever without risk – whether it’s sending a man to the moon or extracting the necessary resources to fuel our civilization. I repeat the slogan “drill here, drill now” not out of naiveté or disregard for the tragic consequences of oil spills – my family and my state and I know firsthand those consequences. How could I still believe in drilling America’s domestic supply of energy after having seen the devastation of the Exxon-Valdez spill? I continue to believe in it because increased domestic oil production will make us a more secure, prosperous, and peaceful nation.

The question is who else will have the guts or political will to say this aloud

Comments
  1. Show me a lib who understands any context other than ‘America is evil’ and I’ll reply, “He obviously isn’t a lib.”

  2. dnteatylwsno says:

    Wasn’t it 21 years ago? The Exxon Valdez happened in 1989

  3. Of course Palin is the only pol who can says what she wants. She’s the only pol out there in the national spotlight who doesn’t have a job!

  4. Using you same arguement for oil disasters is the same arguement that the right has has used regarding terrorist attacks. Hey, since we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan no 9/11 style terrorrist attacks have occurred…(in the US).

    See its working.

    Not mentioning of course the terrorist activities in Russia, London, Madrid and all the other violent activities over that last 9 years. Not to mention the foiled attempts of the Shoe, Underwear, and NYC Subway plots. Then there’s still the kidnappings, the fear, the online execution videos, and the violence.

    It is not happenening here. But it is still happening somewhere else.

  5. damichiganguy says:

    Just another excuse to “emergencyize” a sector that government wants to control. It’s all for our “safety” and “the greater good” of course. OBTW, they’ll be a new tax to do that too. Of course.