Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Obama Matrix

Barack was talking energy in Lansing yesterday. He said the nation should set a goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015. While we can't know if this plan would work, it would only cost $4 billion or so to find out.

Hmmm. Having to plug in every night to re-charge. It makes me think of The Matrix. That movie where everybody was living a simulated reality while plugged into electronic eggs (no, not Smart Cars), that is until Keanu Reeves takes this chill pill - unplugs from the Matrix and goes all super-slo-mo Chuck Norris on a bunch of Agent Smiths. But I digress. Who needs a Matrix thingy to brainwash the mindless among us when we have the likes of Moveon.org and the Daily Kos.

Barry O also said that we should sell 70 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum stockpile to help with oil prices. This has me confused because Barry has stated on numerous occasions that we can't drill out of this problem, and so therefore, supply doesn't matter. Why would increasing the supply from the strategic reserve matter now? It seems to me that all this would accomplish is diminished strategic supply for emergency use. Then again, what are the odds that we will have problems with Iran (that small little country that Barry says poses no threat to us)? Why go to the grocery store when you can just raid the 'fridge?

More from "the messiah":
"Breaking our oil addiction is one of the greatest challenges our generation will ever face. It will take nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy," he said. "This transformation will be costly, and given the fiscal disaster we will inherit from the last administration, it will likely require us to defer some other priorities."
This is one scary dude.

There is somewhere between 3 to 5 trillion barrels of recoverable oil still in the ground and would only last a hundred years or so. Then again, whose to say that another 5 trillion barrels won't turn up in Jed's back yard by then? The point is, oil will one day run out! Obama says we can postpone that eventuality with proper tire pressure, but drilling won't help. If that's the case, I think he should push for nationalized tire and car care. Don't we all have a right to well-tuned cars with properly inflated tires?

I am starting to see his logic now. Oil is a FINITE energy source. Therefore we must "transform" (READ:"ruin") this economy to find an alternative source (a perpetual motion machine) while there is still time. And let us not forget that Pelosi "has a planet to save." (yes, she really said that).

Obama did flip flop from his prior "no drilling" edict and stated that "he could support limited new offshore drilling if it were needed to enact a compromise energy policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and alternative energy sources."

In other words, the great one would appease us "supply siders" as long as he could transform us. But I thought you said oil from the reserve would help? Now you are saying oil from the ground will not?
McCain again advocated more oil drilling off the U.S. coast. "Anybody who says that we can achieve energy independence without using and increasing these existing energy resources either doesn't have the experience to understand the challenge that we face or isn't giving the American people some straight talk."
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If an engine is developed that runs solely on polar bear blood, and polar bear blood can be pumped for 2 bucks a gallon - I'd say, "fill 'er up!" I believe the time is now for investing in my idea for this renewable energy source. If Obama will send me a piece of that $4 billion I can begin my research by building my baby polar bear matrix. It has as much chance of working as his other bright ideas!

2 comments:

Monkeydarts said...

All of those plug-in hybrids draw power off the electric grid. Since The Barack of Obama is against nuclear power and clean coal how will we power these autos without massive brown-outs? These folks always act like vehicles that don't use gasoline don't use energy of any kind.

DaBlade said...

an excellent point MD! Careful though... Leftwingers may accuse you of playing the race card with that comment.