Friday, December 03, 2010

Ram this up your Key-hole

You don't call yourself "For Fairness, Balance and Accuracy in News Reporting" and then quote a nonsensical piece of scaremongering by Myron Ebell, like this:
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute [said] "As a candidate President Obama promised to work to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But the Obama Administration’s announcement of a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf is only the latest in a string of policies designed to make us more dependent on foreign oil by reducing domestic production. President Obama is dishonestly pursuing policies that are the opposite of what he promised and that are against America’s economic interests and opposed by a strong majority of Americans. The United States is the only country in the world with potential major offshore oil resources that is not actively exploiting them. The Obama Administration has decided that it is better for Cuba to bring in China, Russia, and Venezuela to drill a few miles off the Florida Keys than to allow American companies to drill in American waters."
Oh, I get it. All oil anywhere in the world belongs to the United States -- even if it happens to be under someone else's territory. Maybe if the US put a bit more effort into the thousands of its own wells it already has there wouldn't be so much spillage.

Maybe if you hadn't spent so much time invading Iraq, you could have pulled off your coup d'etat in Venezuala in 2002 and completely starved Cuba into submission with that blockade.

The man who thinks Ebell deserves more exposure and is Editor of the ridiculously named Accuracy in Media Report is Cliff Kincaid, who has appeared on...
The Today Show, Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, The CBS Evening News, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and The Glenn Beck Show. He holds a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Toledo and previously wrote for Human Events, Oliver North’s Freedom Alliance, and served as a guest co-host on CNN’s Crossfire. Mr. Kincaid is also founder and president of America’s Survival (
Oh dear, oh dear.

That USA survival has a lot of fun paranoia:
Appendix One: AIM Report on I.F. Stone August 1994

Newly-declassified FBI archives have provided smoking gun confirmation of a suspicion we and other conservatives harbored for decades: dispite his porturing as a non-political gadfly, journalistic icon I.F.Stone was an active member of the Communist Party, USA, at one stage of his career.
The rest of Cliff's site just gets better.

All I can say is Myron Ebell is in good company here.

Same can be said of a similar article over at the Washington Times:
"We are the only country in the world that has major, known, offshore energy resources that we are not exploiting," explains Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. A survey of oil executives reported Tuesday that the moratoria and regulatory slowdowns of western Gulf drilling - after the BP rig blowout - already was expected to hurt for many years to come. Before the ban, government was granting nearly 15 new Gulf permits per month; since the April explosion, it has issued only 16 total, even in shallow water. The result, according to the Energy Information Administration, will be a loss of 170,000 barrels per day in 2011 - which, in turn, will cause a greater dependence on foreign oil.
What do you mean "loss of 170,000 barrels per day"? The only way you do that is to leak it into the ocean. Seems to me that if you don't take it out, then it's still there, isn't it? Nothing is lost.

Or, to put it another way: If I don't eat my cake, then I still have it! Eh?

The Myron Ebell Climate says "Get Stuffed, Mr Kincaid and your UN-free zone." What are you frightened of? That they will send in their black helicopters and abduct you?


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