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February 24, 2012 | 2,218 views | 58 comments

Life according to President Barack Obama is really simple: Check the air in your tires, paint your roofs white, don’t allow students to drop out of school, allow your children to stay on your insurance plan until age 26, set your thermostats appropriately, and extend unemployment benefits.

None of these actually solves a problem or creates jobs, but kicks the can down the road -- or buys votes for the administration.

Gasoline prices have never been so high. When George Bush was president, it was the fault of the “rich Republicans who were in bed with big oil.” Or it was all Dick Cheney’s fault because of his association with Halliburton. There was no doubt about it.

Now that fuel costs continue to rise unchecked, they can’t blame Bush and Cheney, so the cause is “instability in the Middle East.” To stabilize prices, Obama says we need to spend more on alternate energy sources. We’ve tried ethanol and that ran up the cost of corn so that people almost couldn’t afford to buy it for food consumption; it was all being made into fuel.

“There is no silver bullet,” the silver-tongued Obama told us in his energy speech last week. He ridiculed the idea that drilling could bring down the cost of oil. “It would take too long,” he said, and besides, that idea “has been around for 30 years.” Indeed, it has.

If we had begun drilling 30 years ago during the Carter administration, oil would be abundantly cheap in America, and instability in the Middle East would not affect the cost of fuel. Instead, environmentalists and Democrats have blocked drilling, canceled leases, and placed increased restrictions on any new drilling.

But now, there is hope. In Obama’s energy speech last week between campaign stops, he said he has found a way. He will spend $14 million on finding ways to use algae for transportation fuels.

“We could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States,” he said, almost breathless at his brilliant idea.

So, we agree on the use of algae for producing energy. I’ve often thought that if the pond scum growing so prolifically in my fishpond could be harnessed into making some sort of fuel, our energy shortage would be solved!

We may have the same idea, but the difference is, I am not spending millions of taxpayer dollars to try to prove that my idea is viable for development, and I am not risking our future energy supply to prove a pie-in-the sky idea.

Sadly, he is.

“If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be alright,” he said.
 
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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 21, 2012 8:29am
 
"How in the world can people like that get into places of authority" Universal suffrage.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 20, 2012 2:04pm
 
I toned down the language for those liberal loons mainly cause I couldn't think of any worst words.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 20, 2012 1:50pm
 
4th Gen Texan......Mercy.....such language from a genteel pig farmer.....

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 20, 2012 9:00am
 
My all time quotation: "We have to sign the bill before we can find out what's in it", so says that GDF far left liberal, looney *B* from California, Pelosi. How in the world can people like that get into places ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 20, 2012 8:29am
 
Rambler....yeah you may be correct.....Just read.. persons signing up and on disability is at a all time high. The ratio is now around six percent. That's up from under two percent during the Nixon years. It's going to ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
April 20, 2012 6:39am
 
".....I read today that " You shouldn't believe everything you read. The sacred cow is on life support with borrowed money. A lot can happen between now and 2037....none of it good if we don't cut spending drastically ... More ›

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
April 19, 2012 5:07pm
 
Giggling that so many fools still blame Bush for their president's mess. What the hell- I blame Clinton. Why not?

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 19, 2012 5:05pm
 
Rambler.....I read today that SS benefits would be paid fully until 2037 so you should be able recoup most if not all of your contributions. You just need to get ornerier to live longer.

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 19, 2012 2:54pm
 
Yes, I have about a ten mile stretch of I-35 that I have title to. So, stay off I-35 if you go to Dallas! As many people know, it's stupid to try to talk to Democrats, liberals, and fools.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 19, 2012 2:04pm
 
4th Gen Texan.....DDAB (the extra D is for dense)... How big is the portion of the highway that you paid for ? Do you own just a small portion of a particular highway a very tiny portion of all highways? Sounds like you might ... More ›

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