Chuck Norris to Congress … GET OFF YOUR GAS AND DO SOMETHING!!! … The People Say Drill


America … high gas prices, have you had enough yet?

I do not usually follow or recommend  the advice of actors when it comes to Gas pricesgovernment policy; however, in Chuck Norris’ case I will make an exception. Gas prices have reached critical mass and its about time that Congress do something. We have not had an energy policy in the United States in 30 years. Republicans and Democrats have done nothing. Its about time “do nothing” politicians actually work for “We the People”.

For some reason it is more important to protect a postage stamp sized piece of land on a tennis court in Anwr than it is to save Americans from going poor. Congress, Obama and McCain best get a clue. The American people have just about had it. Recent polls have showed a dramatic increase in favor of drilling in Anwr, increased to 57 percent from 41 percent.  There is only so much conservation that can be done. Alternative forms of energy need to be developed; however, that is not the present case scenario. Anwr is not the only option; however, it is the most obvious and a start.

So what is the present policy, Save the world at the risk of losing America? That’s brilliant. Or is the policy, support terrorists and be extorted by OPEC when the US has its own supply of oil it refuses to drill for?

However, Chuck Norris is not saying anything any different than many of us have not already thought or said … CONGRESS, GET OFF YOUR GAS AND DRILL!!!  For heavens sake,do something. Justify the fact that you actually work for “We the People”. Every member of Congress for the past 30 years should be ashamed of themselves. This is a must read, common sense approach article. It is about time “We the People” bring these elected officials to task. Enough of this nonsense of politicians arguing over trivial BS. This is a real issue and there best be some real answers. If not … Vote them all out of office.

Average Americans literally are driving to the poorhouse on financial fumes. With gas at $4 per gallon, roughly two cars in every household, and the average annual gas usage at 700 gallons, you do the math. Americans are being forced to use their hard-earned money that once put food in their stomachs to put petroleum in their tanks and to drive the exact same distances they drove a decade ago for four to five times the price.

As oil and gas prices skyrocket, Congress continues to play the blame game. In April 2006, with the Democrats poised to take over Congress with Nancy Pelosi at the helm, she released a statement saying, “With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear that the American people can no longer afford the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress.” She followed that with a commitment, “Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging.” So, has the Democrats’ common-sense plan worked? Average gas prices were about $2.50 a gallon at the time. Now they’re $4 a gallon and rising. Some crackdown plan.

Congress sits by and does nothing but blame each other while American’s are driving themselves to the poor house. Why the hell are we dependent on foreign oil when we have an abundance of oil right in out own back yard?

Though we have more oil in the shale of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming than there is in the Middle East (800 billion barrels), liberals and environmentalists have made it illegal to touch it.

  • – It’s illegal to drill in northern Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or off the coasts of Florida or California.
  • – It’s illegal to explore the Atlantic Ocean for oil.
  • – It’s illegal to explore the Pacific Ocean for oil.
  • – We’re not receiving leases anymore to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, while China, Venezuela and Cuba are.
  • – We haven’t built an oil refinery in more than 30 years and have reduced in half those we have.
  • – American airlines are in danger of going out of business.
  • – American truckers are being stranded on the sides of roads.

Read the rest of the article, Congress, get off your gas, and drill!

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  • Comments

    38 Responses to “Chuck Norris to Congress … GET OFF YOUR GAS AND DO SOMETHING!!! … The People Say Drill”

    1. nurturer on June 10th, 2008 10:56 am

      Prediction: In November 2008, election month, the price of a gallon of regular gas will be $5.00 minimum. IF Barack Obama is elected President, he will raise taxes. He has already admitted that he will. Coupled with the high gas prices, he will send the country into a recession. So, I predict: Official recession for 2009, if not an all out domestic depression.

    2. Susan on June 10th, 2008 10:58 am

      I was “fighting mad” last night when I heard how much it cost Saudi Arabia to produce ONE, UNO, EIN BARREL OF OIL, grrrrrrr!! It cost Saudi Arabia TWO (2) DOLLARS ($2) to produce ONE BARREL OF OIL!! How in the hades did the price of OIL get way up to $138 (one hundred and thirty eight) dollars PLUS?!?!? Now how freaking “WTF” crazy is all that???

      WAKE UP AMERICA!! Time to fire every and anyone in charge…

    3. caesu on June 10th, 2008 11:06 am

      i wonder how high the prices need to go before those ridiculous SUV’s will get banned.

      maybe it will drive people to get some exercise and go on a bicycle.
      that would lower the health costs then of the most obese country in the world.

      this is what you get with big oil running the country and a President madly in love with the Saudi oil sheikhs.

    4. caesu on June 10th, 2008 11:13 am

      Republicans block extra taxes on oil companies
      By H. JOSEF HEBERT 06.10.08, 12:09 PM ET

      WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans have blocked a Democratic plan to tax the windfall profits of the largest oil companies.

      Democrats on Tuesday failed, 51-43, to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster of the energy package, and bring the bill up for consideration.

      Democrats said the huge profits enjoyed by the largest U.S. oil companies should be reined with motorists paying more than $4 a gallon for gasoline and oil prices soaring well beyond $100 a barrel. But Republican critics said higher taxes on oil companies would increase – not lower – gasoline prices and reduce the incentive for domestic oil exploration and production.

      that’s what i said: big oil running the country

    5. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 12:19 pm

      CNN has talked about drilling in Alaska. I don’t know about Colorado and Wyoming, but they said that if they started drilling today in Alaska, it would take 10 years before any of that oil got to consumers. Also, the estimates of how much oil is there would only provide anywhere from 4 months to 2 years of our gas guzzling energy needs and that’s assuming usage doesn’t increase. We’ve known for a long time that we need to get off oil, but our government hasn’t offered the incentives to start generating fuel and energy by other means. Fox News reported that most cars in Brazil don’t run on gas. We know how to use solar and wind power on a small scale. So why are we still years away from reducing our need for oil and people who want us dead? Do we not have engineers in Detroit who can build a car that doesn’t require gas but performs as well? I say put them and those unemployed auto workers to work getting it done. If Ed Begley can sell power back to the power company, why can’t we harness wind and solar power on a large scale?

    6. Gunslinger on June 10th, 2008 2:10 pm

      caesu, not intending to flame you, but if the dems put more tax on oil companies, who do you think is gonna pay for it? Right, we will. And it’s not the big SUVs that need to be banned, it’s all the red lights!

    7. murph on June 10th, 2008 2:31 pm

      Congress is in the back pockets of oil PACs and will not do anything. Congress does not buy gas for there cars nor do they buy cars, we do!!!! When was the last time Hillary,Obama or McCain ever drive a car? Hillary probably doesn’t even have a car. Did you see Hillary trying to pour coffee at a store,she could not do it. These people do not live in the real world. We are in deep trouble people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8. SUPER DAVE on June 10th, 2008 3:30 pm

      all politicians should be paid minimum wage and drive the smallest cars, fly coach, and be required to do at least a third of their terms doing manual labor. then we would see how many of these idiots want to really represent the citizens ! our tax dollars are making it way too easy on politicians.

    9. Jame on June 10th, 2008 4:15 pm

      Newt Gingrich stated on Fox last night that the USA had 3 TIMES the amount of oil resting in “oil shale” in I believe the Rocky Mtns yet it’s legally tied up preventing extraction.

      I donot suggest destroying the Mtns but we’ve got technology sufficient to get it out, at a low cost, w/o hurting the environment.

      He futher stated that there were oil pools in the Atlantic Ocean I believe that are within USA territorial waters but again illegal to drill there.

      It’s time to make changes. I’m spending one day per week working just to pay for the gas to get to work for that week. My Jeep gets 22 MPG and I’ve cut back 1/4th of what I used to drive.

      Plus my speed has gone back 10MPH below any posted speed limit.

    10. Allan on June 10th, 2008 4:33 pm

      Politicians serve their own interest and that of lobbyist. We get the best you can have the rest.
      Trickle down economics.

    11. john staton on June 10th, 2008 4:49 pm

      Having been in a position to know, and I can back it up, there is enough oil and natural gas in Alaska un tapped to eliminate 100% of US imports for a period of 150 years. The 10 years required to bring oil to market is due to US Government Red Tape….JS

    12. Katablog on June 10th, 2008 5:06 pm

      caesu: Your lunacy is showing again. Yes, the Democrats attempted to pass a bill that did have those provisions – along with a big barrel of pork – which is how they serve every bill these days.

      I agree the oil companies should lose their tax incentives if they don’t comply with what those tax incentives require. But blaming the oil companies is ludicrious. Where’s Nancy Pelosi’s plan? The oil companies haven’t changed. Pelosi lied.

      Are you aware that for every $0.09 of profit the oil companies make on 1 gallon of gas, Congress throws on an additional $0.37? So if the oil companies are gouging us – congress does it 4 times as much.

      In addition, any punitive action on the oil companies will only drive up the price. Surely you don’t think that they will react kindly to Congress interfering in their business. History tells us exactly what happens when the government interferes. You may not remember the high gas prices and long lines during Jimmy Carter – I do.

      The answer is not interfering with business and the market. The answer is in making the USA independent on other countries for its fuel needs. China is drilling off the Florida coast, but we are too big of “principled” idiots to do the same. The USA has oil resources in the Dakotas, Colorado and Alaska but we refuse to use them.

      You just ain’t thinking if you believe that Congress gives a damn about you and me.

    13. caesu on June 10th, 2008 5:38 pm

      #12 Katablog

      that’s exactly what i mean.
      Big Oil is running to country (together with the defense companies and pharmaceutical companies).

      capitalism spinning out of control.
      even the Wars are outsourced now.
      did you know that there are more private contractors (who are above any law) in Iraq now than troops?

      of course they don’t want to make the USA energy independent by investing in drilling for more oil or alternative energy sources.
      because then the oil prices might go down.

      they are driving the price higher and higher.
      and the more and the longer unrest in the Middle East the better.

      compare with Enron, shutting down power plants ‘for maintenance’ or letting fires burn uncontrolably under power lines – so the energy prices would go up.

      so regulation is needed.
      or do you want to continue to facilitate the endless greed of Big Oil.

      i think Big Oil knows their greedy free ride is coming to an end.
      so they try to cash in now as much as possible.

    14. Scared Monkeys on June 10th, 2008 5:54 pm

      OK for the people who think taxes on oil companies are a brilliant idea … please get your heads out of your gas.

      The tax will be filtered down to the consumer … DUH!!!

      This is not about creating socialism and going after private companies. Thie Govt better start doing something and fast.

      This is about holding Congress accountable to produce an ENERGY POLICY that works. Not one that caiters to environmentalists.

      In this day and age we can drill in a safe and eco-friendly way.

      BTW … you are correct Katablog

    15. Katablog on June 10th, 2008 5:59 pm

      caesu: Lay off the koolaid boy! You only show your own lack of knowledge.

    16. caesu on June 10th, 2008 6:19 pm

      #15 Katablog

      are you getting lonely there with your head stuck in the sand?

      what part of my posting do you dispute?

    17. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 6:26 pm

      I thought the Dems had control of the Senate. If that’s incorrect, someone please advise. Now if they do have control of the Senate, a majority, then why didn’t this pass?

    18. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 6:29 pm

      I’m not running on a full tank today. :-) My post #16 is a reference to the vote today on taxing the windfall profits of big oil (or awl, as they say in Texas).

    19. A New Girl on June 10th, 2008 6:44 pm

      Katablog is a walking book of knowledge, as evident when reading her very informative website….

      Not Rocket Science to ascertain that Kata is always correct…love how she sticks to the facts w/accurate data to back everything up.

      Guess there’s no sense in trying to re-educate the Nay-sayers or some of the trolls on here….I will continue to:



      *AND SIDE WITH KATABLOG and those in the know, so to speak.

      Rock On, Katablog & SM !!

    20. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 8:32 pm

      JS and Katablog. Thank you for your informative posts. Now I have some e-mails to send to some people, including CNN, about Alaska, and I know why not all Dems voted for this oil company tax. Why didn’t I hear this on Fox News tonight? I was listening up until Dana’s show came on.

      For all the endless discussion and analysis of campaign promises and platforms, I don’t hear enough of the simple facts of life that I get here and occasionally another website. Interesting that on that other website, where there are some very knowledgable people, many of them seem to be Canadian. It’s beginning to bother me that Canadians are better informed about how things really work in this country than some of my US acquaintences are. Makes me think we should let them vote.

      John, I’m going to quote and possibly link to your post. Thank you.

    21. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 8:35 pm

      14. SM: This is the same concern I have with Obama’s idea of taxing the rich and big companies while offering lower taxes to middle and lower income people. Obama slams the Republicans saying we shouldn’t just hope the benefits trickle down, but won’t his plan trickle down also?

    22. LilPuma on June 10th, 2008 8:43 pm

      Many of you are “shouting” DRILL DRILL. Why are we onlyy dabbling in getting off our need for oil instead of putting the technology we have into practice on a larger scale? Are we not capable of doing so at this point or are we simply clinging to what we’ve been doing? You may not agree that we’re causing global warming, but we are certainly polluting the planet.

    23. Katablog on June 10th, 2008 9:32 pm

      Thank you New Girl. That’s very nice what you said about my blog.

      LilPuma: Our way of life in America would vastly change and the big question is – why should it? If there’s a good reason, then change isn’t necessarily bad. But no one (political candidates or congress) has presented any ideas to do this. Barack Obama, the daddy of “change” hasn’t presented any method that would work in changing our dependence on oil. Our airlines are going bankrupt. Truckers are going out of business. Food prices and many other commodity prices are raising at alarming rates. Something needs to happen NOW.

      The alternative fuels thing is a hoax. It costs more and does more to the environment (and food costs) to develop fuels from Corn or Soy than to develop our own fuel resources. Why should we not develop these? Why not drill now?

    24. Kay Zee Ess on June 11th, 2008 4:47 am

      For decades we decried the welfare cheats of stealing our hard earned money, yet 17 BILLION dollars of the same is going into the coffers of the oil companies while they gouge the you know what out of us.

      Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new welfare queens of the 21st century…big oil.

      We as a society and humankind must evolve out of the present energy dependence and develop other methods of effiency in energy. We have evolved in almost everything else. Phongraphs, radios telephones,you name it.

      Even in energy, from wood to water(steam) to coal and eventually oil and gas. Clearly we possess the resources and have the right economic system to ENCOURAGE alternative energy solutions. Let’s start now, not tomorrow. At least our children or grandchildren will benefit from it.

    25. LilPuma on June 11th, 2008 5:03 am

      Katablog, my only comment about food costs and developing fuel from corn or soy is that there are corn and soybean fields just outside the city where I live. I went to college in the middle of those corn and soybean fields. Now I drive out there and there are Walmarts and track housing and a lot more traffic. The developers are buying up the farm land from the small farmers and those fields are quickly disappearing.

      I find it hard to believe that solar and wind power are hoaxes. If a few wealthy individuals can build homes that are powered mostly by sun and wind, certainly we can start doing that on a larger scale.

    26. LilPuma on June 11th, 2008 5:11 am

      I did a quick search about Brazil, since the media has reported on their reduction in use of oil in automobiles. This doesn’t give much info, but FWIW:

      Among all types of vehicles, flex fuel vehicles are widely accepted by the Brazilians due to their multi-choice of refueling system. Flex fuel vehicles, with supportive government regulations on biofuel use, witnessed a rapid growth in 2006.

      I’m not arguing against what you’re saying, Katablog; I’m not even playing devil’s advocate. I am trying to separate fact from fiction so I know what sort of e-mail to send to my Senators: Durbin and MObama.

    27. LilPuma on June 11th, 2008 5:18 am

      Here’s another article about Brazil and ethanol from 2004.

      Brazil Ag — and Biofuel — Powerhouse
      24 June 2004

      Brazil has become the world’s largest exporter of soybeans, and leads in the export of agricultural products including sugar, coffee and orange juice. It is also becoming a major influencer in biofuels. Brazil is the world’s largest ethanol producer and runs most of its autos on ethanol made from its sugar cane (rather than corn in the US).

      As posted earlier, Cargill is trying to avoid ethanol tariffs by doing a two-stage import of ethanol from Brazil through El Salvador, much to the concern of corn farmers in the US. Brazilian ethanol costs approximately half as much to produce as US ethanol.

      We have sugar cane and corn. We have also been paving over our farmland and continue to do so. So I’m not convinced that we can’t get off our oil dependency, no matter where it’s from, in the same amount of time that it would take to drill and get that oil to market. But I’m listening and trying to learn ………..

    28. caesu on June 11th, 2008 6:53 am

      the USA needs to work on their oil addiction.
      still gas is cheaper compared to the rest of the world.
      so people continue to drive in SUVs and refuse to treat their body with a nice exercise by going on a bicycle.

      if you ever been outside your country you now that the roads and bridges are in a deplorable state.
      in no western country i’ve even seen the road infrastruture in such a bad state.
      put more taxes on gas so with the revenue the roads can get fixed.
      in the same time it maybe will do something towards to oil addiction.

      and with the revenue from the taxes on Big Oil investements can be made in alternative energy, or more efficient energy methods.

      in the mean time the war costs 2.5 billion a WEEK. also tax payer money.
      and everytime at the pump, you pay saudi-arabia and iran – who in their turn pay the iraqi insurgents and the shia militias – and hamas/hezbollah.
      war pays fot itself – just like cheney said in 2003, only he didn’t mean the enemy.
      (only he expected it to cost only 80 billion in total – now estimates are 3 trillion).

    29. LilPuma on June 11th, 2008 7:54 am

      I keep hearing how much Iraq is costing us. I also notice neither candidate is discussing the cost of illegals. Obviously, they don’t want to offend Hispanic voters, but if anyone knows what the estimates are for what illegal immigrants are costing the US taxpayers, please please post.

    30. LilPuma on June 11th, 2008 8:00 am

      The only statistics I found that don’t seem to be from bloggers or political groups is from 2004, based on 2002 numbers by the Center for Immmigration Studies. They say they’re non-partisan:

      The Costs of Illegal Immigration
      Illegals Cost Feds $10 Billion a Year; Amnesty Would Nearly Triple Cost

    31. caesu_Who? on June 11th, 2008 9:20 am


      Have you ever read a history book? We don’t have to look very far to see what happens when you make it more expensive for oil companies to do business. Remember Carter?

      BIG OIL? How much of the world oil supply do you think Exxon (the great Satan) controls? 2%… That’s right, 2%… So, I really don’t think they are enjoying the high oil prices either.

      Also, as for profits, they make around 8.5% profit on a gallon of gas. If you know anything about business, you know that is far from “obscene”. Especially considering the government takes around 15% for doing nothing!

      Just my two cents…

    32. caesu on June 11th, 2008 10:40 am


      any why wouldn’t supply and demand work for gas?
      better cut down on the demand by banning those SUVs and other military vehicles on the roads.
      those vehicles damage the roads and bridges who are in such a deplorably state due to neglect even more.

      tax revenue can be used for alternative energy projects. and fix the road networks.

      the 1979 oil crisis was due the iranian revolution and lower oil output after the shah was exposed.
      so don’t blame Carter entirely for that.
      Nixon reacted in a simular way in 1973.

      energy market is such a vital part of the country, it can’t be entirely deregulated. look how Enron took advantage in california when the energy got deregulated there. all those “maintenance shutdowns”. result: rolling blackouts. energy prices skyrocketing.
      now everytime some leader in israel, venezuela or iran says something, the oil prices jump.

      the USA is a classic case of self-destructing addict.

    33. SUPER DAVE on June 11th, 2008 10:40 am

      anytime a politician promises us that he or she will do something to our benefit will eventually cost us anyway. just like SM says, the cost will trickle down to us and we will pay in the end anyway.
      neither bush, obama,clinton,nor mccain have the power to stop what is going on with the price of gas but, are unaffected buy it because we, the taxpayers are paying their way. they only tell us what we want to hear to get into office, then we are no longer important.
      we pay taxes until we die then your life is only worth $250.00 to our government. we can only hope that our votes lands us a president that will be for the people but i only see more of the same old bs that we have experienced. democrat or republican it’s all the same.

    34. Susan on June 11th, 2008 10:50 am

      Are you kids having fun…LOL? Just kidding :-)

    35. Sam on June 11th, 2008 9:19 pm

      while it may not be practical in every situation, my bicycle’s gas milage is currently undefined due to the fact you can divide by 0. what about instead of fixing the supply side of the equation, we fix the demand side?

    36. tuyvnsurvivor on June 12th, 2008 5:58 pm

      For my own thinking, I am totally certain, the public, particularly accusing democrats can take a far more productive stance. One that will supply more energy. It is simply: *We appreciate the risks those in oil and gas have taken, right along with the types of risks known in any free market place. We recognize everyone has the opportunity to jump right in the energy business, and we are delighted you know how to do it successfully. We offer you no resentment, in fact we recognize you as as often patriotic Americans as with anyother endeavors. We do not intend to over tax you, infact we will stand guard to see that you are not over taxed by every possible gov jurisdiction from dog catcher to pres of the US. We the public ask you to now do what you can for our country and our energy independance, for the lowering of fuel prices, to do what you can to make new discoveries, bringing new wells on line. As fellow patriots we thank you.

      To those in search of alternative energies we extend the same. We will not tax your pants off if you happen to find something out of the greater odds of failure, out of public greed that be if we did. ANd we will not resent the Hatties out of you.


      More energy will magically appear.

    37. wyomingwind on June 13th, 2008 5:56 pm

      Why drill for more oil? In Wyoming there is plenty of oil. Because it is difficult to transport, it is not being drilled to capacity now. Oil from Wyoming sells for at least $25.00 per barrel less than current price. Our gasoline is the same or higher than other states, even though the oil is pumped from Wyoming, is cheaper, is refined in Wyoming, etc. There is plenty of oil and gas here, but our prices are higher. Explain how more drilling would improve our prospects of cheaper gas????

    38. wyomingwind on June 13th, 2008 6:01 pm

      Try to find the amount of crude oil Wyoming produced in May of 2008. Try and find out the price. Try to find out where it is refined. Try to find out where the local Wy. stations receive their gasoline from??
      I counted 40 wells (already in place) in one 3 mile section of highway that are currently pumping oil like crazy (these wells have not been in use for over 10 years) There are many more wells I can’t even see from the road that are pumping. Wyoming is producing at least twice as much crude oil as last year, but where is it going??? To Saudi Arabia???

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