Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Operation Drill Bit- Or how do we get congress to change their minds about offshore drilling?

Todd Schnitt, a Tampa Bay, Florida radio talk show host, has a novel way to show our disdain for Congress's pitiful lack of concern for the outrageous prices we're paying at the pump by refusing to drill offshore. And although Obama is, once again, pandering to the American people by entertaining the thought of offshore drilling, Congress closed shop, on Friday, for their 5 week vacation, which means nothing will happen during the next 5 weeks- nada, zippo. Pelosi bid everyone adieu, effectively curtailing the debate, in spite of a semi-revolt by the Republicans, who stayed on the floor Friday, and were back on Monday, while their Democratic counterparts went their merry way.

Schnitt's "Operation Drill Bit" directive started off asking people to send drill bits to members of congress:

It’s time to reduce our dependency on foreign oil, and begin drilling our own resources… Now!

• That’s why we’re rolling out, “Operation Drill Bit”…
• Here’s what we need to do…
• Go to Lowe’s or Home Depot or whatever mom & pop hardware store you like, and buy a drill bit to send to your congressman or woman…
• In fact, buy at least 3…
• One for your Representative in the House
• And one for each of your two United States Senators.
• Tell them you are sick and tired of gas prices, and of watching this great country borrow money from the Chinese to buy oil from the Saudi’s
Click here to find the address for your senators and congressman.
• Click around on their web pages until you find their Washington, D.C. office… Don’t send anything to a local or district office.
• Include the message: IT'S TIME TO DRILL OUR OWN OIL NOW!
• Let’s flood Washington with drill bits to let them know it’s time to drill ANWR, the Gulf of Mexico and other domestic resources.
• We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore!!!

Since the Democrats inCongress have left us high and dry for the next 5 weeks, Operation Drill Bit has now morphed into

Operation Drill Nancy.

Schnitt is now asking people to send drill bits to Nancy Pelosi instead, so that when she returns from her lovely summer vacation, her office will be inundated with drill bits. If you love making a point, all drill bits should be placed in padded envelopes, please, and shipped to:

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
H-232, U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Maybe Pelosi has a date with her Plastic Surgeon,
and that's why she closed shop.

H/T: SchnittShow


WomanHonorThyself said...

all the libs can say is Big OIL..big OIL!..what nitwits!

Anonymous said...

Great post, Incognito. I love the spirit of America. Don't just sit back and let them rape, pillage and burn America. Lobby, lobby, lobby. The truth is, whatever happens, the individuals who sit in Congress and make these decisions will never suffer from them. They can afford to be 'ideological'.

Pat Jenkins said...

i kind of misunderstand something, congress is off for five weeks which means they wont be doing anything. somebody tell me what they have done up until now?.... right, nothing!!! but with a democratic led house nothing is a good thing i guess.... i digress, that ain't a bad idea incog. let us hope those who oppose the measure receive the most bits. they of course deserved to get drilled!!!

MUD said...

Congress is in Trouble and they don't know it. I predict the biggest turn over of incumbents ever this year. In Kansas former Congressman Jim Ryan couldn't beat the State treasurer in the Primary. Her words were, "You had your turn Babe". Now to beat Nancy Boyda's do a lot of thing campaign. She did a lot but nothing on the list of things that are important to us out here in the real world. MUD

Incognito said...

WOMAN: Nitwits, :-) That's a nice euphemism.

AURORA: Indeed, Americans do have an indomitable spirit. We will go down fighting. And sadly, Congress doesn't suffer, it's the people who do.

PATJ: Ha... they don't... and that's why so many like to get into politics, so they can get paid to do nothing. It's actually just Pelosi we're supposed to send the bit to, and I plan on sending mine.

MUD: Let's hope you're right. We need new blood.. that's the kind of change we need, not Obama's kind of change.

Nikki said...

Yea she is the biggest nitwit in america not Bush...funny thing is Caleeefornians will put her in AGAIN! Also her book was 8 hundred to 1 thousand to a total drop off on the NYT best sellers list...a new anti-Obama book is #1. Things that make you go hmmmm. :)N

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Good campaign Incog. Need to include Reid in the drillbit campaign too!

Incognito said...

NIKKI: What a kind way of describing her..and they probably will. I was thrilled to see how few books she's sold in comparison to all the anti-Obama books. There are 3, as far as I know.

PAN: I thought it was a clever, good idea.

Steve Harkonnen said...

"Operation Drill Nancy."

I nearly fell over laffing at that....

Incognito said...

STEVEH: Glad it made you laugh. Hope you'll join the rest of us from this coast and send one 2.

Dionne said...

Its so good to see all the different efforts to promote drilling and to make the Democrats accountable for not giving drilling an up or down vote before leaving on their break.