Another week in the can

Several interesting comments on the Chuck Norris thread (Chuck Norris doesn’t drill for oil, he sticks his finger in the ground and the spinning of the earth on its axis drills the hole) left me wondering whether or not to jump in. I’m still there, pondering.

I’ve followed developments on the alternative energy front for the last couple of years, and posted on quite of few of the more promising ideas.

Until there are cost-effective alternatives, then oil remains the driver. And, as long as substantial domestic supplies remain undeveloped, then importing crude is a necessity. The lead time on new production is 5 to 6 years, so why wait around?

Reducing consumption through conservation and increased efficiency, as well as the natural reduction in consumption that occurs as the pain of higher prices causes behavioral changes, are taking place as we speak, and will continue. The difference between us and our political opponents on the left involves a single word: Liberty. We on the political right insist on preserving the liberty to decide for ourselves just how we, as individuals and as families will deal with the challenges that face us. We don’t care a whit for the cap and trade redistribution hokum that emanates from the “debate is over” crowd, nor do we respond to guilt-inducing labels such as “selfish.” Why should we? We selfishly protect the liberty to choose for ourselves, willingly accepting for better or worse, the consequences of of our own decisions.

I could go on, but then again, why bother? There isn’t a persuadable argument to make. Experience is the only teacher that will change an otherwise unpersuadable mind– e.g. the liberal who gets mugged, yada, yada. And sometimes, even experience fails to enlighten. How else to explain the resurgence of socialism: as if 100 years of failure means nothing.

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread.

WFFOT: Your thread in times of high gas prices, high food prices, market tumult, and exhausted liberals (they must be exhausted; toting those big brains around all the time).


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14 Responses

  1. Well, dang. I should have put my rant on this thread.

  2. The Libtards won’t accept anything less than living in caves and wiping your a$$ with rocks. No amount of logic can deter them.

  3. Qbama is a Post Turtle

    While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with him. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our President

    The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Obama is a post turtle.” Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

    The old rancher said, “when you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle” The doctor looked at him with a puzzled look on his face. So the old rancher continued…. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there.”

  4. WooHoo! Hehee

  5. I thought you’d like that. 🙂

  6. I missed the “Big Brain” part of your post the first time around. 😆 !!!

  7. I thought Chuck just told the oil to get in the barrel, and it complied. Hunh, didn’t think he had to actually get his hands dirty.
    And you know, generally, if an unapologetic liberal speaks his piece, and states that his/her opinion, and is courteous about it, I have no problem. It’s the stating opinion as fact that really irritates me.
    I’m all for reducing demand. I drive a lot, and no I don’t have a big Ol’Pickemup truck, cause I don’t need one, but I have for years always tried to think ahead, and combine trips out to include any little thing I may need so I don’t have to make a special trip tomorrow, when I am already out. Many people are starting to do just that, and finding out more, and taking more action to reduce the energy demands in the homes.
    But for those who can afford the expense of gas, irrespective of the cost, I say why should they alter their lifestyle just to satisfy some little nazis idea of being selfish?
    I was in high school when I was reading about how rough folks had it during the depression, and one story I read was about a mob that started throwing rocks and debris at some one that came by in a limo. I was young, but still my reaction was “well, screw those losers!” They are angry at some one who doesn’t have to sell apples, and want to harm them for living the life they want or are accustomed to? Most of us get what we deserve, and some of us win the lotto. That’s just the way life is, and no amount of gubmint intervention, of desires for equality of outcomes will ever change that.

  8. I agree with you. (imagine that) We live about 60 miles from the major stores and have always planned our trips to make the most of it. We have a 4WD pickup because it happens to snow a lot here and it is useful in traversing the terrain in bad weather. We also have a Big Bad Ass Bronco if the snow gets too deep. My go to work car, which I dearly love, is a ’90 Ford Taurus. I need the front wheel drive for the occasional snow storms that make it hard to get home from work. So I guess what I’m saying is, if you live in the city and have never had to drive 50 miles to work at 4 am and, drive 50 miles home at 8pm, maybe you should shut up about those of us that depend on many gallons of gas to get us to work. Oh, and while I’m at work, I mostly burn diesel to bring you the comforts you have become so used to.

    /rant off

    dang n2l, you have a way of making me join in……

  9. Hee-Hee…don’t blame me, Robert D. You can rant on just fine without me.
    I saw a report the other day, and didn’t save it, but it still showed that even in these difficult economic times, charitable giving by Americans set another record. Things ain’t great, I’ve seen better times, and I believe I will see them again. Shrieking and hand-wringing won’t change a thing.

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  12. Dang!
    I completely missed this story about the case involving Mark Steyn in the so-called human rights tribunal.
    The Canadian Human Rights Commission blinks.

    So they blinked. Against everything in their DNA, they let Maclean’s go. That’s the first smart thing they’ve done; because the sooner they can get the public scrutiny to go away, the sooner they can go about prosecuting their less well-heeled targets, people who can’t afford Canada’s best lawyers and command the attention and affection of the country’s literati.
    Human rights commission…*spit*

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