The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Today, Reuters reports that the:
… government aims to have 1 million electric cars on the roads by 2014 as part of a plan to cut energy consumption and dependence on expensive imports …”

Wow, 2014, that’s only 6 years from now!

The news service also reports that a senior government executive stated:
…"Electric vehicles are the future and the driver of the industrial revolution …"

Man, that's terrific! The government is finally starting to get its act together. Oh wait, there’s a problem. The government isn’t ours. It’s Spain.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, DC, the Democratic Congress, lead by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid—more focused on making the Bush administration look bad (at any cost) and electing Barack Obama as President—does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to address the real crisis we face (no it isn’t the alleged “climate crisis”) — it's energy independence. Harry and Nancy talk about the problem, but taking a page from Obama’s playbook, offer no tangible solutions and absolutely no viable legislation to solve it.

If this is any indication of what Barack, Harry, and Nancy have planned over the next four years, ending rather poetically in 2014, be afraid, be very, very afraid. We’ll have more vacuous “hope and change” than we can stand, and Spain will have one million electric cars plying its roads.

Viva Espana.


At a recent campaign event, Barack Obama, who is against any increases in domestic drilling, stated: "We could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could save just as much."

The candidate of hope and change is supposed to be a really smart guy. If what he says is true, I'm surprised he hasn't figured out that if we inflate our tires and get our cars tuned and drill for oil, we would have twice the effective domestic energy increase in the short term. In the longer term, Obama has proposed no concrete plan for energy independence except "creating green jobs" and saving the planet. Maybe his "world tour" should have skipped the speech in Germany and stopped in Spain instead.