Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Energy Bill

What is the deal? If Republicans are so powerful and running all of Washington like facists than you might think an energy bill would have passed sometime in the last 5 years. Instead, no legislation and lots of whimpy talk.

Let's get an energy bill with some teeth. Oil is a wonderful thing. Is the environmental establishment that large in Washington that nothing can get done to create energy and increase the supply of oil?

Becoming more and more of an out right anti environmentalist every day. You have Sierra Club lobbyists flying and driving around the country--- with laptops, cell phones, palm pilots, etc-- talking about reducing the supply of fuel and energy. And they call all the shots in Washington. ANWR-- that's been an issue for 5 years now. Nothing. For all the election victories and so-called Republican dominance in Washington, there isn't drilling in 2,000 of 18 gazillion acres in one tiny portion of Alaska.

Either there need to be more Republicans in Washington, more agressiveness and cohesiveness among Republicans in Washington, or a marginalizing of the myth of thinking everyone in this country is an environmentalist at heart. Related to the last point, its time for some citizens (perhaps myself) to not give an inch and literally argue anti-environmentalism. Oil is good. And it is about time some politicians in Washington realize that there are real people out there that don't mind outright and hard-edged pro-energy, pro-oil legislation.

1 Comments:

Blogger 4feathers said...

I used to talk just like you until I read "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn five years ago or so. This is a mainstream book, a bestseller, that won a $500,000 prize (Ted Turner's Tomorrow Award) for books that can change the world.

I'll make you a deal. If you read "Ishmael" and you don't like it, I'll buy your copy from you via PayPal. I've made that deal about 50 times and I've never had to buy a single copy.

July 5, 2005 at 8:09 AM  

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