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Section A: General News


Editorial: ‘Drill, baby, drill’ ... really?




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Tracy Joseph Bogert
Guest Column
March 28, 2012 | 1,373 views | 16 comments

For the last 40 years, the phrase of “drill, baby, drill” or some derivative of the phrase has been thrown about rather easily and with little hesitation. I had an idea for an article about the fallacy of the belief that if we have unlimited drilling, the price of oil will decline and therefore the price of a gallon of gas will go down.  . . .

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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 3, 2012 1:44pm
 
"I'll try to dumb down my next contribution on this here "blog". " Is that even possible?

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 3, 2012 1:40pm
 
"Resident"...nothing you say needs to be dumbed down (what an assanine statement from you). You haven't said anything that wasn't understood and why quibble on the difference between 25% and 30%...only politicians, ... More ›

 
Resident  
Stockdale  
April 3, 2012 12:51pm
 
Sorry Rockin & 4th. I'll try to dumb down my next contribution on this here "blog".

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 29, 2012 2:04pm
 
I missed the funniest part of that post: "Ms. Bogert".

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 29, 2012 12:53pm
 
"bwahaha.... and I thought my spelling was bad. Buddy, there just ain't no escuse for that. You cain't spel nuthin' rite." Spelin es ezay...jes tipe tha werd xackli lykes et sownds.

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 29, 2012 11:36am
 
"ps...sorry, not really sure how to spell disapated. " bwahaha.... and I thought my spelling was bad. Buddy, there just ain't no escuse for that. You cain't spel nuthin' rite.

 
Resident  
Stockdale  
March 29, 2012 11:27am
 
Ms. Bogert, Your rudimentary understanding of not only oil supplies but also economics precludes you from offering up reasoned commentary on this subject. For starters the decrease in oil production in the time period you ... More ›

 
Fred Ohnesorge  
Floresville, TX  
March 29, 2012 10:11am
 
I don't believe we are gonna put algae in the tank, so the real fact is the rest of the world is catching up to us in the use of cars and the neccessity for fossil fuels. This seems to me to be a great opportunity for AMERICAN ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 29, 2012 9:28am
 
Jimmy Carter delivered this televised speech on April 18, 1977. I REMEMBER IT WELL! I remember his very somber demeanor. And I remember the horribly long gas lines as people were panicked into thinking we were about to run out ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 29, 2012 9:21am
 
Oil is a finite resource, so let's punish ourselves now instead of utilizing what God gave us as our natural resources. Sounds like Jimmy Carter's warning to Americans that WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF OIL! And while we are punishing ... More ›

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