Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Problem...

What can I say?

I have been slack. Fallen behind in my ranting and raving.

But I'm back, so, here we go.

How much petroleum can you eat?

Who among us hasn't enjoyed a nice evening, hanging around with friends, tossing back a couple of quarts of 10w30 and enjoying an asphault burger hot off the grill?

Which one of us doesn't tear up when we remember how our dear old Mom slaved over a hot stove when we were young, cooking up a pot of home-made tar for our supper? (Sticks to the ole' ribs, don't it?)

I personally simply CANNOT get going in the mornings until I've had a steaming hot cup of diesel fuel...

Sounds silly, don't it?

We all know that we cannot eat or drink petroleum products...

You know what we CAN eat, though?

CORN!

That is, unless stupid Liberals among us mandate that we burn our corn in the gas tank instead of eating it...

From the New York Times...

Fuel Choices, Food Crises and Finger-Pointing

The idea of turning farms into fuel plants seemed, for a time, like one of the answers to high global oil prices and supply worries. That strategy seemed to reach a high point last year when Congress mandated a fivefold increase in the use of biofuels.

But now a reaction is building against policies in the United States and Europe to promote ethanol and similar fuels, with political leaders from poor countries contending that these fuels are driving up food prices and starving poor people.

Biofuels are fast becoming a new flash point in global diplomacy, putting pressure on Western politicians to reconsider their policies, even as they argue that biofuels are only one factor in the seemingly inexorable rise in food prices.

In some countries, the higher prices are leading to riots, political instability and growing worries about feeding the poorest people. Food riots contributed to the dismissal of Haiti’s prime minister last week, and leaders in some other countries are nervously trying to calm anxious consumers...

So, in order to solve a problem that does not exist, the Democrat-controlled Congress voted to burn the World's food supply in our cars (even though by all accounts, ethanol is horribly inefficient and almost impossible to transport), while insisting that we leave our own oil supplies in the ground so that we will not spoil the view.

REAL smart.

And get this-

The EU Commission on Monday rejected claims that producing biofuels is a "crime against humanity" that threatens food supplies, and vowed to stick to its goals as part of a climate change package.

"You can't change a political objective without risking a debate on all the other objectives," which could see the EU landmark climate change and energy package disintegrate, an EU official said.

So, basically, Liberals and Global-Warming Environmentalist Know-It-Alls all over the World are saying that they are willing to starve the poorest children on the globe to death rather than admit that they are wrong.

So, let's recap.

Oil is the cleanest, most efficient substance currently available for use as fuel, it isn't good for anything else, and we (The U.S., We The People...) have BILLIONS of barrells of the stuff right here at home, which we cannot access because of Liberals.

Corn is sadly inefficient in the gas tank, is an important part of a nutritious breakfast, but it is being burned by mandate of our Government while the children starve because of Liberals.

So, the problem isn't a shortage of fuel supplies, the problem isn't global Warming, the problem isn't high food prices.

The problem is Liberals.

6 comments:

tugboatcapn said...

Bear with me...

I should have Haloscan back online within a couple of days...

-TBC

Trader Rick said...

welcome back

Mike's America said...

It's about time you climbed back on the blog pony Tug!

tugboatcapn said...

Thanks, guys...

It's been a rough couple of months...

Mark said...

I read somewhere recently that said, in order to switch to ethanol, 97% of America would have to be cornfield. Of course, Liberals won't tell you that stuff.

Welcome back, Tug, we've missed you.

Jedi Master Rob said...

Woo Hoo! You're back! It's been a long, dry season - missed ya!