Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Atlas is getting ready to shrug.

" Get Our Petroleum ."
About time, Mr. President.

This is an issue voters can grasp, and polls show that they are,
as 81% support using more American oil and coal,
and "69% of Americans support lowering energy prices by using
domestic energy sources, even if it means drilling off our coasts
and in Alaska, rather than suing OPEC."
I got a haircut today. The customers at the barber shop
strongly advocate drilling American oil, for American cars, factories and jobs.
They know that corn ethanol is not the answer,
increasing domestic oil, coal , natural gas and
nuclear energy production is.
They are angry. Look out, Senator Harkin.

Is America 'addicted to oil' ?
Are you 'addicted' to oxygen? food? water?
The greatest gains in prosperity , productivity, comfort,
and liberty in America and the world have come in the age of petroleum.
Someday, perhaps, we will have some kind of generators and autos
that run on rainbows and exhaust butterflies and lollipops but it isn't so today,
and Congress can neither legislate or litigate them into existence.

Do you think CO2 is a pollutant?
Plants, green plants , thrive on it.
Do you think CO2 is a pollutant?
Don't exhale.
Do you think CO2 is a man made pollutant?
Volcanoes belch out more CO2
than man's entire history of energy production.

In an IBD editorial cartoon , Michael Ramerez compares the
proposed ANWR drilling site in Alaska to a flea on a caribou.

I prefer to use this illustration.
If Speaker Nancy Pelosi was tattooed with
a map of the state of Alaska over her body,
the ANWR oil drilling area would be smaller
than her botox injection sites,
as far as I can see.