Midnight Thought on Breaking the Silicon Cage

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)



The key factoid to be used here is the National Petroleum Reserve. 9.1b barrels of oil. As much or more than ANWR (h/t psychbob).

The sharp edge of the ax is the fact that everyone who is persuadable hates oil companies and their bloated profits.

The tie is simple: “9.1b barrels of barrels of the National Petroleum Reserve. As much or more than ANWR. So why do the Oil Companies want ANWR? Is it because they want the price of oil and gas to go down? Why would they want that?

Its because its cheaper to drill in ANWR, so it will give them more profits from the same amount of oil.

Once you land the hatchet, you got to give it a twist to make a maximum amount of split in the log before going for another swing.

“Why do you think McCain picked the Governor of Alaska? People in Alaska get royalty checks that go up when the price of oil goes up. They’ll get bigger royalty checks from ANWR than from the National Petroleum Reserve. Hell, she’s married to a guy who has a lucrative job working for an oil company in Alaska.

Flip-flopping on offshore drilling was McCain telling the Oil Companies that he would do their bidding and give them bigger profits. And picking Palin was crossing his fingers and swearing, even if he died in office, the gravy train would continue.”

OK, now, write that up in your own words, put it in a text file, and hit the newspaper sites on every article about McCain or Palin that has right wingnuts jumping up and down and shouting rah rah.

Then come back and leave a link to the site where you did it, and someone else can go there and write the same basic thing except in their own words.

Hit and run, hit and run, hit and run.

This drill in Breaking the Silicon Cage is guerrilla war. The right wing figured out after 2006 that fewer people were coming to their blogs because, really, their blogs are less interesting, with so many people repeating off of such a limited range of talking point sheets. And so they decided to go and take over the online comment threads of newspaper sites.

But … the McCain campaign has two economic policies, and they are both Bush policies … tax cuts for the rich and Drill, Drill, Drill. Every person who sees through the Drill, Drill, Drill argument is someone that much more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket … especially when the economic contraction for the third Quarter is announced the week before the election, on the back of ongoing bad news in the unemployment rate.

Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mine



But if I work all day at the Blue Sky Mine

(there’ll be food on the table tonight)

Still I walk up and down on the Blue Sky Mine

(there’ll be pay in your pocket tonight)

The candy store paupers lie to the share holders

They’re crossing their fingers they pay the truth makers

The balance sheet is breaking up the sky

So I’m caught at the junction still waiting for medicine

The sweat of my brow keeps on feeding the engine

Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another night

And if the Blue Sky Mining company won’t come to my rescue

If the sugar refining company wont save me

Who’s gonna save me?

But if I work all day at the Blue Sky Mine

(there’ll be food on the table tonight)

Still I walk up and down on the Blue Sky Mine

(there’ll be pay in your pocket tonight)

And some have sailed from a distant shore

And the company takes what the company wants

And nothing’s as precious, as a hole in the ground

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    • BruceMcF on September 7, 2008 at 3:28 am
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    … a McCain voter to vote Green instead, hell, I’ll take that too.

    • Edger on September 7, 2008 at 6:53 am

    That didn’t take long!

    Asked by Invester’s Business Daily “Some politicians and presidential candidates say we can’t drill our way out of our energy problem and that drilling in ANWR will have no effect. What’s your best guess of the impact on prices?” Palin responded, “I beg to disagree with any candidate who would say we can’t drill our way out of our problem or that more supply won’t ultimately affect prices. Of course it will affect prices. Energy being a global market, it’s impossible to venture a guess on (specific) prices.” [Investor’s Business Daily, 7/11/08]  

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