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13. True - Reagan had learned from his California days to always stay in good terms with Big Awl
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 04:35 PM
Nov 2023

"Energy security" What's that?

The old fool even caved to their demands that he dramatically expand "lease stockpiling" - which really set off the practice of, as the name implies, stockpiling oil exploration land leases without ever actually doing any explorin'.

And sure enough, oil output steadily declined after Reagan green-lit large-scale stockpiling - from almost 9 million barrels a day in the early 1980s (which was enough to finally pop the OPEC oil bubble), to 5 million by 2008.

I suspect somewhere in Sawbone Arabia, there's a major avenue called Ronald Reagan Way.

"We owe the old falafel so much," a Sheikh might say.

Live coverage malaise Nov 2023 #1
What did they do this time? Try to talk to the poor guy? Hekate Nov 2023 #2
More than a few would've if they could've, the vultures peppertree Nov 2023 #4
The most wonderful thing that the.Carters did for me these past two days malaise Nov 2023 #6
Aww. And he did indeed try to put it in practice. peppertree Nov 2023 #9
Precisely malaise Nov 2023 #10
Thank you. Indeed, Carter was himself on the receiving end of some of that. peppertree Nov 2023 #11
Big oil as usual malaise Nov 2023 #12
True - Reagan had learned from his California days to always stay in good terms with Big Awl peppertree Nov 2023 #13
The only good news was that those panels went to Unity College in Maine, and may still be in use? Evolve Dammit Nov 2023 #15
That is good news malaise Nov 2023 #16
The veneer of civility that existed since Ronnie has been ripped off. We know who and what they are. Evolve Dammit Nov 2023 #17
Indeed malaise Nov 2023 #18
I was stationed at Plattsburgh AFB, NY during this time... SeattleVet Nov 2023 #19
Wow. Thanks for the great anecdote. peppertree Nov 2023 #26
Your post has even more meaning with the war criminal Kissinger's death malaise Nov 2023 #24
Thank you. What timing, eh? peppertree Nov 2023 #25
This should be an OP malaise Nov 2023 #27
Why, thank you. What a nice compliment. peppertree Nov 2023 #28
Back at yah malaise Nov 2023 #29
I loved the music and the quiet spaces between music and speakers. Hope22 Nov 2023 #20
I also loved the short lessons read by the great grands malaise Nov 2023 #21
That was a genuinely lovely and tender moment. calimary Nov 2023 #22
They lived its deep meaning malaise Nov 2023 #23
I didn't watch network news yesterday but some DUers were malaise Nov 2023 #8
Thank you malaise. Let's not ignore that the mfs were chasing Melania. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #3
K&R - "The ghoulish media" could not be more apt, Malaise Bundbuster Nov 2023 #5
Read the MAGA repub comments DownriverDem Nov 2023 #6
I'll pass malaise Nov 2023 #14
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