Republicans need to to stop denying climate change. It’s happening, whether you like it or not. Even without that, it’s ridiculous that they are coming up with new ways to block investments in renewable and/or alternative energy sources. Old news flash: Oil is going to run out. Not necessarily “all oil will be gone,” but “no cheap oil.” We’ve found almost all the stuff we can get out of the ground easily. We are never going to find enough now to make us energy-independent. We’ve known that since the 70’s. If you’re willing to pay $20 to $30 a gallon to run your car, great. No, coal won’t save us either. Turns out it’s a pretty crappy fuel when you take into account all the other problems, like disposing of the ash, acid rain, and mercury deposition.
When it comes to alternatives, various liberals need to stop their knee-jerk response against nuclear energy. I’ve heard the same arguments used since the 1970’s. If you look around, you’d realize that the technology has changed, and most of the old obstacles and objections have been overcome. Basing your objections on something designed in the 1950’s is ridiculous. Is nuclear power a complete replacement? No, but automatically dismissing it is dumb.
Bobby Jindal was on television today complaining about federal spending. Considering the amount of money his state gets, and that earlier this year he was pleading for federal help, I think it’s a good thing for him that hypocrisy isn’t fatal. I have a great deficit-cutting idea though. The next governor of any state that complains about federal spending, we cut off the federal money to their state. Obviously, that’s what they wanted!
The fact that Sarah Palin is being touted by various Republicans as a candidate for President in 2012 shows more about the state of the Party than anything else. Jindal thinks she can make a compelling case. I think a compelling case can be made for Jindal being an idiot. Ye gods, she couldn’t even make it through a term as Governor.
Is it just me, or is there something strange about people who claim that they want to protect the Constitution by advocating a military coup?