Sunday, June 22, 2008

It’s getting so depressing.


John McCain has found an issue but so far has not been able to exploit it. He now says he wants to drill on the outer coasts of the country to try to find some of our own oil.

I get so sick of hearing the liberals (and quite a few non liberals) saying that the ANWAR will not solve our problems if we drill there. Drilling off shore will not solve our problems. Nuclear energy will not solve our problems, blah, blah,….

If we didn’t do something until we had a complete solution to it, we would probably still be living in caves. There may be some one solution to the high price of oil but so far no one has found it. We cannot afford to sit back and wait for that to happen.

There are a lot of solutions to the oil problem. Insist on better mileage in the vehicles we buy. It is not a good idea to do that by law but we all know how well SUV’s are selling since the price went up. The pits!

Build Wind turbines and do not let small groups of people get away with “not where I can see them!” Work on Solar energy. Bio-fuel works but is too expensive with today’s technology. Hydrogen could be good but there is a long way between current technology and perfecting it. We can’t wait. We need to drill now. ANWAR and offshore are both viable if allowed to proceed. There have been NO major oil spills in the Gulf in 30+ years. Even with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, there were no big leaks. Oil Shale in the west has the possibility of making a huge impact. Just let us do it. Get out of the way.

Build some refineries. None have been built here since the 1970’s. There does not need to be any government research grants. Just get out of the way. Let supply and demand work.

John McCain has taken a small step in saying we should be drilling offshore. It would be a winning strategy to push for this now. He doesn’t want to drill in ANWAR but if he were to really look into current technology in the oil industry, he might notice it is a lot more environmentally friendly than it used to be.

The choice seems to be to do all of this or get ready to start giving up the American way of life. If you are ready to do that, I’m happy to let you do it. I am not ready to give up our mobile way of life yet and I don’t think most people are ready to give up things like their summer vacations either.

Happy Motoring!