Rally In Georgetown: A Chill is in the Air – Drill Now!

Posted: 08/01/2008 by that's Elbert in Delaware, gas, georgetown, Politics
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Here is the contents of the press release for Saturday’s rally in Georgetown:

A Chill is in the Air – Drill Now!

The revolution begins in Georgetown, Delaware. Saturday, August 2, 2008, between 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. at The Circle. Sponsored by WGMD Radio.

A rally to demand that the Congressional Delegations of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore back offshore exploration for oil and natural gas and drilling on the north slope of Alaska. Attendees are urged to sign petitions which will be mailed to Washington. WGMD’s Bill Colley will broadcast live from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell will offer her support for the effort as well as candidate for Delaware Governor, Mike Protack. Angry members of the general public will be available for sound on tape or quotes.

The message for Carper, Biden, Castle, Cardin and Mikulski: It could be a very, very cold winter. Do you feel a chill in the air?

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Comments
  1. Michael says:

    Unfortunately, the chill can only start on this Election Day for two of them, and after perusing the Democrat candidate websites it’s doubtful you have much to choose from insofar as your Congressman is concerned.

    The rest of the races will have to wait until 2010 or 2012 to rectify the situation – Lord knows what we’ll be paying for gasoline then if nothing is done.

  2. Howard says:

    I have never viewed myself as a tree hugger but I think opening more areas for drilling is a mistake. I can remember in 1974, the same thing, and at that time we were going to find alternative ways of energy instead we did nothing, our car manufacturers continued to sell gas guzzler and our government did nothing. All of them brought off my big oil. One of the best things Delaware has done or will do is to put wind power in. I am sure it will become screwed up by special interest groups but it is at least a start. Wind, solar, tide, water power should all be used before more oil wells are put in.

  3. swampcritter2 says:

    Howard, I hate to correct you on your birthday. Listen up! Yesterday Barack Obama made the statement that he would support offshore drilling (a flip flop BTW) if that would facilitate a shift towards alternative fuels. The operative words are “offshore drilling.” Now 2 weeks or so ago our Prez said we need to drill NOW, and dropped the presidential ban on drilling imposed by his father back in the ’80s. The price of oil dropped by $15 a barrel nearly overnight. Now if the Democrat Party nominee makes a portentious statement like this, and Nancy Pelosi returns to Congress and sees their party’s nominee making statements like this and goes along, what do you think the price of a barrel of oil will do, go up? Speculators trade on the premise of a commodity’s price rising and falling. If we increase supply, how can the price go up? Obama doesn’t understand a whole lot beyond what it takes to get him elected, but right now we could use a shot in the arm. We’re borderline recession right now, and not out of the woods by a long shot. This is needed NOW! Cheaper oil would be a fine start. It’s certainly more do-able than alternatives, and Obama is wrong, it won’t take 10 years no matter what anyone says. I’ll still not vote for the clown.

  4. Wondering says:

    “Obama doesn’t understand a whole lot beyond what it takes to get him elected.”

    Do you have any proof?

  5. Howard says:

    That is the point I am trying to make. The oil companies will play with the price and quantity of oil and continue to hold us in their power until we reduce the amount of oil we use. I saw it happen in 1974 and it is happening again. They will also reduce the price of oil if a major program is started for alternative fuel/energy, so go for the alternative methods.

  6. swampcritter2 says:

    My apologies Wondering. I take it back. Obama doesn’t even understand what it takes to get him elected. That means IMO he understands nothing. If you can’t see this then you’ve picked yourself a good “handle,” you’ll always be wondering. Nothing personal, you understand, just an observation.