Thursday, August 07, 2008

A Promising Development

I've been very disappointed in the Democrats spineless lack of ability to slog through the goulash that is The Republican world view game of lies, demonization, humiliation, repetition, chest thumping- mix of privileged Christianity and patriotism, and obfuscation. It should be obvious by now that they run the same campaign every time. Who's the most liberal person in the in congress or the country? Who ever is the Presidential candidate in the Democratic.....oops forgot....Democrat party. Purple band-aids mocking John Kerry(which I still think was far beyond the pale for such “patriots”) and tire gages to mock Barack Obama. John Kerry was the enemies friend so is Barack Obama. Their general themes haven't changed since Dukakis. At least McCain hasn't said we'll all die if we don't vote for him like Cheney did. That's the bottom of a very deep Republicon barrel. The Democrats just haven't seemed to have much fight in them. It makes it difficult when your only other realistic terms is the Republican. Hate what they do. Unfortunately the Democrats have done a horribly poor job or representing me.

Finally somebody in the Democratic party acted like they have a brain. Hallelujah!

John McCains ad.

The reponse from the Democrats.

It's time to give it back. There's no doubt they have the media edge in spreading their message with special thanks to uncountable hours of right wing radio. As long as they control the game, which they obviously have figured out how to do, then it's time to beat them at their own game. They have nothing to crow about except in their fantasies and self delusion.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

New Email

My yahoo account is no longer functional. Seemed to happen right after I went to an Obama smear site and pointed out their lies.
New one is
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FORGET ABOUT OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The oil lobby is insisting that we MUST do more drilling in sensitive areas that are key to tourism dollars . But tourism dollars and the idea of preserving some of Gods most beautiful creation be damned. We MUST have the oil. Don't worry about the naysayers. It will be ok, TRUST US! Ya right. This is the dumbest method of problem solving since the war in Iraq. Remember that war was initially pushed by the same damned idiots. Oh by the way, at the time they told us that all that oil would pay for the war and a victory would bring the prices waaay down. Ya, trust you.

I've been over it before but let's do it again since they have decided that they are going to blather on.

First, their so called solution, is not going to bring prices down by any large amount. If the price gets too low OPEC just backs off. Price goes back up. Continuing to think of oil as a solution is just playing into their hand. In this game their hand is a lot stronger than ours. We need to deal again.

Conservative and liberal pundits will tell you that this is a smoke and mirrors bone head idea. So who is pushing it? One guess....Right! The oil companies. Oh yes, they will tell you they have polls that say the people of the United States want it but I can find polls that say something far different. So there!

Oil is the problem so common sense tells you it is not the answer. You don't recover from an addiction by using more of what you are addicted to. Cold turkey is the only way to do it. That is the way we must think. Oil is the past, we will be living in the future. FORGET ABOUT OIL! Even talking about it gives many a reason to feel we don't need to go forward or do it as fast as it is necessary to do it.
As Larry noted in comments elsewhere, the industry is EXPORTING about 10% of our oil right now.

If we would have gone forward with sustainable energy in 1979 when Jimmy Carter proposed to do so or in the early part of the decade when I started pushing relentlessly to go forward as a national emergency situation, this conversation would not be necessary now.
Any money or effort that goes into more oil is using money that provides only a band aid and takes away from a permanent, sustainable solution. It makes it less than the 100% effort that we must have to get this done as quickly as possible.

With the way the prices are going the oil is worth more in the ground than it is being brought up. If we leave it there it is there for any unforeseen emergency.

More drilling provides few new jobs. Sustainable energy provides new jobs, new technology and new patents for the US. More oil gives us the discomfort of hanging on.

You have seen the wind generators, you have seen the solar panels. You have maybe used biobased fuel. We are well on the way. We just need focus and determination.

Sustainable energy gives us excitement for an exciting, proud future for our country, it's people and inventive minds. I hope we will not be snookered by the people that have been wrong about nearly everything over the past 5 or 6 years. It's time to go forward and quit living in the past. If we stay stuck, the world will pass us by and our position of leadership in the world will suffer yet another blow.

Join the cause and conversation that leads us to a brighter future.