Finished my coffee hours ago and it's almost lunchtime, but I've got work to do and little time to post today, but here's a little bon mot from Jonah Goldberg that echoes my thoughts nicely about the liberal hypocrisy on energy issues (and saves me the hassle of actually typing them):
We are horribly dependent on foreign oil. But we shouldn't develop domestic oil or boost our refining capacity. We need a gas tax to wean Americans from foreign oil, but high gas prices are an outrage. We need alternative forms of energy, but we shouldn't use nuclear power. We need renewable, sustainable energy, unless it spoils the view of rich liberal icons. [This refers to Ted Kennedy blocking a windmill farm offshore from his place in MA. - DB]I was watching Bill Richardson, former Clinton Sec. of Energy, over the weekend and he was nattering on and on about all the energy alternatives we needed to persue but never mentioned, as they never do, drilling in ANWR to tap our domestic supplies.
Imagine having a garden full of vegetables in your backyard. Now imagine that due to various causes that your supermarket has had supply problems and as a result, the prices they charge for food has shot up drastically and it's hurting your budget. Are you going to whine and cry that the government needs to step in to control what the supermarket charges or are you going to go out back and harvest what you have on your property?
WTF is that so hard to understand and to put into play for our energy needs? We're far more dependant on foreign oil than we need to be only because we refuse to exploit our own available resources. Next time you hear RFK Jr. and Al Gore yapping about conservation, ask if they took a private jet to the gig?