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Sell Out To Big Oil

Several Florida Congresscreeps have sold out the state and supported a law to open coastal waters to oil drilling. Led by Cruella de Harris’s cousin, “Howdy Doody” look-alike Adam Putnum and California’s “Pollution” Pombo, CBS reports that: House OKs End To Offshore Drilling Ban.

Of course, since this is a move that will devastate the coastal region of Florida’s first Congressional district, but not affect his income from the family agribusiness, Jeff Miller voted to pour oil all over our beaches and interfere with local military bases.

Naturally, JEB Bush thinks it’s a great idea.

Congressional Republicans – a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon.

Update: the Pensacola Beach Blogger expresses his dissatisfaction and provides more details.

Robert C. at Interstate 4 Jamming updates his post with the names of the traitors, including one Democrat, Allen Boyd of district 2. Miller and Boyd together represent the entire coastline of the Panhandle. The pair should be boiled in oil until it reaches a tar-like consistency, at which point we can add the feathers.

Even Cruella knew better than to vote for this.


1 The CultureGhost { 06.30.06 at 10:08 pm }

Bloody hell…those stupid, short-sighted bastards.

2 Jack K. { 06.30.06 at 10:45 pm }

…the ultimate irony is that Pombo is such an ardent leader of this drilling charge. Apparently he was either living somewhere else or trapped in a cave during the well blowout offshore of Santa Barbara back in 1969…

3 Bryan { 06.30.06 at 11:46 pm }

The two things that keep this area going are the sugar white quartz sand beaches and the military. This threatens both. These are the economy. No one is going live in a hurricane zone to stare at oil rigs.

As far as how “safe” the rigs are, somebody needs to get hauled out to the Gulf south of Louisiana to look at the pipelines scattered all over hell. The Gulf isn’t back to 25% of its pre-Katrina output. What’s the point of putting up more platforms in the path of hurricanes? I doubt the insurance companies will go for it, even if someone decided it was worthwhile to build the new rigs required.

The don’t have to look at Santa Barbara, they can look at the Alabama Gulf Coast. They had a rig ground over there during Katrina.

4 jillian { 07.01.06 at 1:52 am }

I’m back in my hometown of Santa Barbara, the site of a disasterous oil spill in 1969.

“It is sad that it was necessary that Santa Barbara should be the example that had to bring it to the attention of the American people. What is involved is the use of our resources of the sea and of the land in a more effective way and with more concern for preserving the beauty and the natural resources that are so important to any kind of society that we want for the future. The Santa Barbara incident has frankly touched the conscience of the American people.” – US President Richard M. Nixon


We know offshore oil drilling here. We don’t particular care for it.

5 Bryan { 07.01.06 at 12:27 pm }

Imagine what you feel like when you are looking at an oil rig in the path of a category 5 hurricane that is going to rip the rig loose and send it crashing onto shore.

Instead of looking for more oil, we should be working on using less.

6 andante { 07.01.06 at 8:46 pm }

By golly, he does look like Howdy Doody.

Where is the Florida tourism industry? Don’t they have just a wee bit of clout?

7 Bryan { 07.01.06 at 10:25 pm }

At last report the Tourism people are printing the programs for the tar and feathering. There is some controversy as to where to hold it the main program, TV rights, and what pictures to use on the Wanted posters.

The Florida lobbyists have been blind-sided by this move.

8 Steve Bates { 07.01.06 at 11:17 pm }

I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of these people. Of course, having both worked in the “awl bidness” and also served on the local Sierra Club executive committee, I’ve observed some offshore oil people from both sides of the table; no doubt they assured the politicians that there was no danger at all… the (expletive deleted)s. I’m sorry about your pure white beaches, Bryan… genuinely sorry.

9 Bryan { 07.02.06 at 12:28 pm }

It’s not just my beaches, it’s your air, Steve. We need to move beyond oil to something that doesn’t pollute the planet and cause hurricanes. A butterfly’s wing, in theory, can start a storm, but a million vehicles spewing carbon dioxide are, in fact, impacting the weather and people’s ability to breathe.

Next I’m expecting them to tell us that oil slicks reduce the mosquito population and improve public health.

10 pissed off patricia { 07.02.06 at 12:53 pm }

Pombo also wants to destroy the endangered species act. He’s evil!

11 Bryan { 07.02.06 at 3:01 pm }

Why have a separate list when you are intent on destroying the entire planet? Every species is being endangered by these people.