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Obama is out of excuses

January 25, 2013

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved a new route through his state for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast....

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locomotive

Jan-31-13 12:10 AM

PJ, do you have a favorite quote from President Obama you'd like us to see?

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locomotive

Jan-30-13 1:57 PM

WA, I do remember Pres. GHW Bush stating those words. And did he pay the political piper for them!

Now fast forward (or should I say forword - I can't decide) to 2013. Are any of Pres. Obama's quotes coming back to haunt him?

Uh, maybe that football comment ("If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football") but precious little else.

Happy Superbowl

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-30-13 9:18 AM

loco Do you remember another presidental candidate by the name of George H Bush "Read My Lips No New Taxes!"

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locomotive

Jan-29-13 4:01 PM

Democrat Candidate for President, Barack Obama, Sept. 2008

"I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

Yeah, right. Item 1: Payroll taxes went back up 2% this January, in spite of that pledge or any other pledges made.

I don't believe just any Republican, and I don't believe just any Democrat either.

Proof's in the pudding. Actions, not words.

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JackAaah

Jan-28-13 12:03 PM

What difference does it make...when all it is we old dogs want to do is move forward...

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locomotive

Jan-26-13 4:56 PM

Veritas, surely you're not bringing out that old multiple personality thingy again, are you?

It's been run (just for PJ) through the wringer so many times, there's just no more washings left.

Before it completely comes apart at the seams, you should retire it to the rag bag.

RIP, DID.

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JackAaah

Jan-26-13 12:06 PM

I feel it's the ONLY way to move the nation fourword.....

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locomotive

Jan-26-13 11:20 AM

Oh, that schtick thingy of Jack's.

Now I get it.

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locomotive

Jan-26-13 9:24 AM

"Hope four?"

Not getting it....

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JackAaah

Jan-26-13 8:25 AM

Peotic, don't tell me you don't have a single reason.....

There has gots to be brazillions and brazillions.....I feel.

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disgusted

Jan-25-13 7:59 PM

Curly, more like with Chinese dollars ;-)

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rajiihammr

Jan-25-13 7:43 PM

Mmmmm...tar sands.

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PoeticJustice7

Jan-25-13 6:35 PM

Drill, Baby, Drill!

Gov. Bobby Jindal bluntly informed fellow Republicans they "must stop being the stupid party."

Drill, Baby, Drill!

Bring it on!

Dead or Alive!

Stay the course!

Read my lips!

We Built That!

The Stupid Party!

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locomotive

Jan-25-13 4:18 PM

"A pipeline made in India that has a history of failing time and time again? Dirty sand oil that is the equivalent of 80 grit sand paper? A pipeline path over a 7 state aquifer? A net job gain of 20 employees?"

So the (highly vaunted & rarely seen nowadays) bipartisan support of members of Congress, support from both ND Senators Heitkamp & Hoeven, support from many others experienced in pipeline development and construction, and support from many people just looking for good jobs are all trumped by this list?

Who exactly put forth this list, BillGarr? Is it your own? Or will you cite your source?

Energy development should and can be done responsibly. We've been proving it in ND for decades (Gov. Art Link gets thumbs up). Come on into the 21st century, BG, and learn how it is.

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Curly1

Jan-25-13 10:35 AM

Is this pipeline paid for with tax dollars?

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locomotive

Jan-25-13 9:59 AM

You can't discuss the Keystone project without slamming into the JOBS issue, up close and personal.

Is Keystone the 2013 version of the CCC? If so, wouldn't FDR have done it in a heartbeat?

So Canadian and Chinese interests now trump US interests? We've borrowed money from China. A lot. Wasn't that a compromise to us somehow?

If oil is a way to help us pay off our debt, we've got plenty of oil. I'd rather have our country owing less than owing more.

And oil independence is a valid objective, if that could be figured in as well.

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locomotive

Jan-25-13 9:51 AM

ProgLib is right about addressing the president as: President Barack Obama, President Obama, or Mr. President.

I've abbreviated before (Pres. Obama), but it isn't right not to include his title, that of President.

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Nodakranger

Jan-25-13 8:17 AM

No benefit? Now I know we who live here in ND are a bit immune to the national unemployment rate but other states this pipe line will run through would benefit Jobs Jobs Jobs not to mention ptpeline right of way permanent maintenance jobs it is only positive results to approve it unless you would rather keep the people on Government assitance which obama seems to like and no I didnot call him pres because I didnot vote for him. yes he is running out of excuses but he will likely come up with sme more to appease you ProgessiveLiberals

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muleskinner

Jan-25-13 3:42 AM

There are thousands of miles of pipelines crisscrossing the entire continent. Keystone XL can go to the back burner.

The dog ate his homework.

The Minot Daily is right on track, again.

The time to expose Obama is now. How can you be so naive?

Warren Buffet owns the BNSF. The Burlington Northern hauls oil from the Bakken. If Bakken oil wasn't in high demand, the BNSF wouldn't be hauling it. Refineries want Bakken oil.

The financial world can delay the Keystone XL because profits are on the line.

For you see, Obama has his reasons for his decision making policies. The number one reason is to protect financial interests of TPTB.

Jobs can wait.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Jan-25-13 1:14 AM

And...I like the way the MDN doesn't even have the courtesy to call Barack Obama by his deserved title, "President". What a joke of a newspaper. How's that declining paper sales going for you, you lying right wing propaganda machine?

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ProgressiveLiberal

Jan-25-13 1:09 AM

The Keystone pipeline, has absolutely no benefit to the US other than the actual cost to build it. All of that oil is already bought and paid for by China. They do need our Bakken oil to dilute their sludge crude enough to actually be able to shove it down a pipeline. Of course, that ruins the value of our sweet crude and the penalty will be substantial. They should just build their own pipeline over the mountains to the Pacific Ocean and be done with it.

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