Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 3 days ago

    Same deceptive garbage the Obamanation and other libs always pull. It was why they held off implementing that idiotic, disastrous Obamanationcare as long as they did. They knew the instant people started to find out what a miserable failure it was they were going to lose support.

  2. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Earth to clueless faux minion the ACA (Obamacare) is a success.
    8.1 million served and growing strong.
    Now the Keystone pipeline is another gift to the TBTF banks and big oil, interesting that during the Senate hearings the question of selling that oil to the Americans was asked and the Trans-Canada representatives refused to answer seems they have it already sold to Somebody else.
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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0309/Inside-the-Keystone-pipeline-How-much-would-it-really-help-US-consumers
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    Also the pipeline is now stalled by Kansas ranchers and farmers who’s lawsuits on their states right to give imminent domain access to the pipeline through their properties is being fought in the state Supreme court.
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    For the faux media impaired you do know we here in America have been sitting on a glut of oil since 2007.
    The only reason prices are so high is because the banking interests speculate, manipulate and hoard oil futures with their derivative trading games.

  3. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, 3 days ago

    Y’all should look a little into how much waste is created when the shale oil is refined. Great big piles of char that if used for fuel would turn the US air into what you see in China, smog so thick you cannot see the buildings across the street. And they never planned to sell the good part of the product in the US.

  4. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    Tell me again why the US needs to build a pipeline to ship Canadian petroleum products to China?

  5. Random Nick

    Random Nick GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Nebulous – We need to build the pipeline so we can use our water resources to let the Canadian oil magnates export their pollution to us, while the refined product is sold overseas raising our prices for the same product. Its’ a win for the rich in several countries and we get screwed as usual.

  6. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    @Random Nick et al – I think you are saying that only the rich benefit from shipping Canadian oil here to be refined. Let me poke a few holes in that.

    1) The pipeline is built by hardworking blue collar men and women that make a decent wage doing difficult work. They then take those wages back to their communities and spend it locally improving the lives of their neighborhood businesses.

    2) The pipeline is made OF Steel, Weld wire, bolts, pumps, etc. Much of which is manufactured in America by the same types of hardworking people.

    3) Refineries in the US employ thousands of people: pipefitters, engineers, cleaning crews, managers, accountants, etc. That oil doesn’t crack itself.

    There are many jobs and livelihoods on the line because Obama and his cronies have dragged their feet.

    Yes, the owners of the pipeline will make money. But so will many others.

    With the Economy still in the doldrums I would think you would be more supportive of good work out there.

    Obama talks a good game about wanting good jobs for America but when it comes to making decisions he is in the back pocket of big green.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, 2 days ago

    @Truist

    A digression from the cartoon follows.

    “Earth to clueless faux minion the ACA (Obamacare) is a success. 8.1 million served and growing strong.”

    If the number enrolling were the only criteria for success, yes, the PPACA has done well, but there was some criteria built into that number that was essential. They needed 40% of those enrolling to be in the 18-34 age group. As of the March report, that group was only 25%. Unless there was a significant change in the rate of enrollment within the three groups, there will be a serious monetary shortfall. There is yet no solid information on those that have paid. There is yet no information on the acceptance of the medical community. Just not enough time has passed so give it a little time before declaring success.

  8. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Frakking idiots!

  9. Mr King

    Mr King said, 2 days ago

    @mikefive

    The insurance companies love it. They’re rolling in dough thanks to all the new signups.

  10. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    There really is a question of the benefit to the US. It is not at all clear that there is a long run benefit other than the short term jobs to build it. Perhaps the pipeline oil will reduce even further the available refining capacity on the Gulf Coast and drive the price of gas up some more.

    Gas prices are high because this time of year the oil companies run up the price at the start of the summer driving season. It is even higher because of the crazy, fractured summer additive laws which are different from state to state. If prices lag, there will be a refinery break down some where or a hurricane to blame it on.

    Unfortunately the Administration is dedicated to reducing the use of fossil fuels so we see real cooperation between GOP oil interests and the Dem renewable energy effort. Washington really can compromise!

  11. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 2 days ago

    @Mephistopholes

    There are a few holes in your comment.
    Lots of info at the link below about the risks to the environment and how much land and water would be spoiled.
    Since you mainly mention jobs:
    “THE STATE DEPARTMENT
    SAYS KEYSTONE WILL BRING
    NO MORE THAN 6,000 DIRECT
    JOBS OVER THREE YEARS,
    MOST OF THEM NON-LOCAL
    AND TEMPORARY”
    http://priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2011/09/CU_KeystoneXL_090711_FIN2.pdf

  12. Condoreggs

    Condoreggs GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    “What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 2 days ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    “……Tell me again why the US needs to build a pipeline to ship Canadian petroleum products to China?…..”
    .
    The pipeline transports oil to refineries on the Gulf Coast and storage facilities at Cushing, OK (major trading hub and price settlement point) where it is sold on the open market to any customer, including the U.S. Except the U.S. has a price advantage over off-shore customers because of lower transportation costs.

  14. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 2 days ago

    Big Rail & Warren Buffett are very grateful for the stalled Keystone pipeline, and have extended gratuities to the Obama administration. Not so much the people of Lac-Mégantic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-Mégantic,_Quebec).

  15. stevenjohns

    stevenjohns said, 2 days ago

    The pipeline may create thousands of jobs for the duration of building it; but, once its built the number of jobs to maintain it will drop considerably, perhaps to the less than 100. And then the benefit to US will be virtually nil.

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