perhaps we could not refer to some of us as "teabags"? although i suppose it is better than teabaggers.
he has opened some areas to exploration. he closed other areas. the net area is smaller than what bush had wanted. there is also a difference between exploration and actual drilling. i am afraid this is more of a feel good action. we shall see.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....
Alexis de Tocqueville