Burning Fuel

John Kerry flies private jet aircraft, a lot. I did a little checking around. His plane burns likely 6 to 7 gallons of fuel per minute, about what I burn in a week.

I think before he has the right to tell me anything about saving fuel, he needs to start flying commercial.

If he wants to go around boring holes in the sky at speeds approaching the speed of sound, i have no problems with it. However, if he wants to be the spokesman of global warming, he really should stop contributing so much to warming the globe.

Going Green and Socialism

Considering the way that going green is joined at the hip with socialism, one might think they are inseparable. Yet, history proves just the opposite.

When the Berlin wall came down, one of the biggest surprises about East Berlin was the tragic level of ecology in the east. West Berlin: Freedom, good economy and clean. East Berlin:suffering, failed economy and ecological disaster.

Moreover, had the socialist had their way and West Berlin were swallowed up by the east it would have become as filthy as the east. As it was the east prospered as the west. Even more, it has become much cleaner.

Let us go down the list. The Soviets, the Chinese, Venezuelan, and, oh, yes. Let’s not forget The People’s Republic of California, which actually was pretty nice when it was in the hands of Republicans. All of these shows what happens to the ecology when the socialist take the helm.

So, maybe socialism and going green aren’t nearly as compatible as some would like us think.

Cutting Costs

Joe says it’s not his fault. He says that there’s nothing he can do about it. Yet since he occupied the Oval Office, things have been going up, fast…gas, milk, cars, rent, cable, dining out, etc, etc.

I’m retired now so I thought I was immune somewhat from the increase in gas costs. Wow! Was I wrong! I mean I only fill my 13 gallon tank every other week but it over costs twice as much to. Every time I go into the grocery store, it costs me $130 or more to get out…and we visit the local restaurants quite often.

The realization has hit me. It’s time to cut costs or our bank accounts will start shrinking. So I’ve started preparing a list of things we won’t need.

1st. Cable and internet. They are really nice but we don’t need them. Dropping them will say more $150 a month. I’ll have to rely on the old antenna for entertainment. Oddly, I’ll miss the DVR more than the stations. Other than a few news stations, I watch very little. Though I must admit I will miss watching Hannity, I can still listen to him 3 hours on the radio. Besides all this, they raise their costs every now and without my permission.

2nd. Cell phones. This one is painful for a number of reasons. Mostly I, it is a matter of emergencies. For instance, if I need to call a tow truck or I have an accident. The alternative to T-mobile is going with the cheapest company I can find.

3rd. We will need to eat at home more. I don’t mind cooking. I just don’t like the clean up. Besides, with just the two of us, we end up wasting a lot. I hate that. It rubs me the wrong way. Well, the going green folks would like it. It would cut back on my fuel usage. On the other hand, those at the local eateries wouldn’t like losing my business. On the other hand the cable company will not miss me. In Indeed, they sort of act like they want to get rid of me.

Beyond that, I guess I will have to go back to work. I’ve already considered that option. I’d already be punching time clock but my wife panics when she’s left alone. I guess if Joe keeps running things, I’ll have to figure out something.

The Biggest Fear of Our Forefathers

As they were froming the federal government, one fear drove them more than anything else. It is the reason for having 3 separate parts:legislative, executive and judicial. Each has its own powers and limits. That way, the hope was that no one person or group of people would exceed their authority.

In addition, they added 10 amendments. If you study them carefully, you’ll see that, while each has its purpose, collectively they have 1 purpose, to protect the individuals from the government.

Now, why did they feel the need for protection from our government. It’s because they were afraid of the tyranny of the majority.

Without the bill of rights, the majority could take control of the government. Then, ironically it could be ruled by a small minority. If you doubt the fear to be valid, look at what we have now, a one party rule.

The hope of the forefathers was that a free press would keep them in check. On the contrary, they are doing all they can to assist the overthrow of our constitution.

Now the Bill of Rights is on the verge of being trodden under the feet of socialists. They hate freedom of religion and they are destroying our rights to have our say. They want to remove our right to defend ourselves. I could go on but I’m sure you get the picture.

Still, I must add one more remark i heard lately. It would seem that the dems interpret the 10th amendment as reserving all powers not specified in the Constitution to the democrat party.

Maybe it’s a joke, but I am sure they would accept said power without a second thought.

To be sure, we just might be realizing the tyranny of the majority within the decade. It was the primary fear of the framers of our Constitution and today, the threat stands before us and it isn’t even well hidden. What a legacy to leave for our children, especially considering the freedom we inherited.

Long Range E.V.s

As I have a minor interst in electric vehicles, I generally try to keep an eye on them, especially concerning their range. As near as I can tell, none have a range of more than 500 or so miles between changes. Most are limited to 300 to 350.

Now, to my surprise, I hear Representative Debbie Stabenow bought a new E. V. and drove it from Michigan to D. C. , waving as she passed the gas stations.

Now, considering that is about 700 or so miles, that really surprised me. I didn’t know any E. V. has anywhere near that range.

Then, maybe, and I do mean maybe, she was being followed by a pickup carrying a heavy duty generator. On the other hand, she could have driven straight through, though if I did it, I’d be so stiff I’d need help getting out of the car.

Oh, there I go assuming things again. The car might have very comfortable seats in it. Still, that is a very long time to sit behind the wheel at one time me.

I simply have no idea why she didn’t take a plane, which would take far less time. Better yet, it would be more green to take the bus. That way she could do some paperwork on the way.

Regardless, I’m glad she can afford the E. V. Conveniently, she will not pay the road tax charges, which the rest of us pay when we fill up at the pump.

It’s the Saltwater!

For many years, I’ve wondered why almost all the people in states with coastlines seem to have lost their abilities to reason. California and New York, the states with the most coastline are the states are also the states with the least people with good reason.

Then, I considered Chicago. OK. They have no saltwater but they do have a coastline. I guess I need to modify my theory, all coastlines.

Wait a minute! Maybe Florida has more saltwater coastline than any other state.

The question does, however comes to mind. Is it the coasts that warp the minds or does the water simply attract those who lack reasonable reasoning.

There seems to be no doubt. You look in any of the states with coasts and the problem is always worse the closer they are to the water. Consider Long Island and San Francisco. They are almost surrounded by water.

Maybe we need to quickly put some kind of barrier arround Florida before they become the liberal capitol of world.

THE PROBLEM WITH BEGGING!

There is an old adage. (I know adage means old saying and saying old adage is being redundant. However, nowadays, many are unaware of that and expect the word pairing.)

At any rate, as I was saying, it is an old saying that beggars can’t be choosy. Certainly that’s so, so true today as well as when the adage was first uttered…or written, whichever.

So, the day Joe became the occupier of the Oval Office, he set this nation on a path to begging. So, it would appear his wish has come true.

About 18 months ago, the US was an exporter of energy. Now, Joe is going around, hat in hand, begging for oil. As a beggar, he will need to accept their conditions or we’ll need to cut down our forrests for fire wood to stay warm.

This would cut back on fossil fuel usage; but it sure would increase the pollution. Also, with no more trees, the birds would have to build their nests on the ground, on power lines or tops of buildings.

Maybe the better idea is as it was when Joe took office…DRILL, BABY, DRILL.

He might not like fossil fuel but it would be our fossil fuel and it would be so much better than chopping down all those wonderful trees. Still, chopping down the trees is still better than freezing to death. Besides, what do we use in the place of fire wood when the trees are gone, fossil fuel?

There are a few asides. I can’t get my car to burn wood. 2nd, with the price of oil back down at 40 dollars a barrel, it would sure slow inflation. Finally, possibly most importantly, Putin couldn’t afford to wage wars at the lower price. Neither would he be able to make his threats.

Oil; Good & Bad

If we were to believe the going green crowd, all oil is bad. However, this isn’t the way they act. When the price of oil started going through the ionosphere, we find that oil coming from any or all other countries must be better than the oil from within the US.

This is simply not true. The oil and natural gas within our country is cleaner and better. Besides, our drilling and pumping procedures produce less pollution.

This makes American petroleum products far better. Oddly the going green crowd prefers to have us pay twice the price for half the quality.

This tells me the only green they want is the green of cash. They don’t reduce carbon emissions. On the contrary, they cause far more.

I assure one and all, Rusky oil is not as good as American oil but it is over twice as expensive. Worse, when we buy Putin’s crude, we pay for his war.

When we buy Iran crude, we help them build nuclear weapons that they just might use on us.

I hate to think this is the purpose of the going green bunch, but I can’t imagine any other logical reasons.

2 Questions for the Going Green Folks

First, do you use drive throughs instead of going indoors for eating, banking, etc.

Second, do you let your engine idle or turn it off whilst waiting to move forward in line?

No cheating now. It matters not if it is over 90 or under 30. Letting a car idle to stay cool just isn’t cool.

As for me, I don’t like drive throughs. Whenever possible, I park and go in.

As my aside, I visited a McDonald’s a few days ago and they said I had to use the kiosk. I said, “Bye.”

As I drove off, I suggested to my wife that we could have gone through the drive through, parked the car and then then ate inside. Instead, we went to the Subway right across the street and ate healthy. As I said, I don’t like drive throughs. It also rubs me the wrong way when I’m told to use kiosks that never work for me. It might be different if I could actually get the thing to work.

Besides, I don’t like letting my car idle without a good reason. It wastes gas and generates pollution for no reason.

So, those of you going green, do you use drive throughs?

A Call to Action

WOW! Did you ever see anything get mobilized so quickly?

One day there is a leak. The next day the demonstrations start. It was as if they were in the wings waiting to jump out at a moment`s notice with all signs prepared for action.

It sort of makes one wonder if they had it all planned in advance.

Regardless, it is a shame they can’t do a few other things with such outright effectiveness. If they could, if they would, the border would be sealed up tight, the freighter ships would have never had to wait off shore and we would not still have Americans stranded in Afghanistan.

One improvement I would just love is to get the welfare checks into the hands of the folks who actually are in need of them. We don’t need to support those healthy and able.

As an aside, they don’t seem to be doing well at going green either. Instead of using the cleaner oil right under us, they insist on shipping dirty oil in. Did anyone tell those guys it takes a bunch of energy to have that stuff imported from the other side of the planet?

Then again, we must remember, going green is not truly their goal, but power… control… world domination. Going green is just their means to their ultimate goal.