MoveOn.org Wants $10 Per Gallon Gasoline

I couldn’t quite believe it when I had a friend of mine tell me that he really believed that $10 per gallon gasoline would be a good thing.  He actually wanted the U.S. to face a recession similar to the one that Japan faced in the 1990’s.  Apparently my friend’s sentiments weren’t all that unusual.

In this video, Barack Obama supporters at a MoveOn.org rally readily admit that they want gasoline to cost $10, $20, even $30 per gallon.  When asked how this would affect a single mom with a minivan, their response was, “she shouldn’t be driving a minivan”.

These are the types of people that will be in an Obama administration.  For those of you on the fence, keep this in mind!  Don’t think that the “progressive” agenda won’t amount to outrageous energy costs.

They just want you to sit there and sweat in your hot, dark house all in the name of global warming.

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Brr! This Global Warming is Freezing My Skin!

It will be interesting to see how the global warming Nazis continue to spin the barrage of data against their cause. It makes me wonder how this can continue with the evidence just piling up against this movement. As reported several weeks ago, over 31,000 scientists across the U.S.–including 9,000 Ph.D.s in fields such as atmospheric science, climatology, Earth science, environment and dozens of other specialties, have signed a petition that rejects the basic tenants of “global warming”. The so-called “scientific consensus” supporting global warming does not exist and now even more data is available that debunks this wide spread unfounded notion.

But the latest news is that global temperatures continued to fall and did so significantly in May 2008.

From Anthony Watts:

Compared to the May 2007 value of 0.199°C we find a 12 month ∆T is -.379°C.

But even more impressive is the change since the last big peak in global temperature in January 2007 at 0.594°C, giving a 16 month ∆T of -0.774°C which is equal in magnitude to the generally agreed upon “global warming signal” of the last 100 years.

So, in other words, ever since this man-made global warming notion was sold to the general public, global temperatures have actually plateaued and even fallen slightly. Carbon emissions have continued to rise, yet there is almost no response in the temperature graph despite this rise.  No one is debating that the last number of years have been hot, but the cause is what is debatable.  It’s funny that the environmentalists ignore the fact that the temperature of several of the planets in our own galaxy have risen to a similar degree.

Man-made global warming is not based on fact. It is an ideology that is rooted in destroying the “western” way of life. It seeks to place us as the cause of all the problems in the world. The way we assuage our guilt is becoming poorer–we drive less, we use less, we eat less. There are even new “green” websites that will tell you when you should die, so that you don’t use up too much of the earth’s resources.

The goal of the man made global warming movement is to beholden us to environmentalism and their political views–not to actually save the planet. Besides, from much of the recent data, it looks like we don’t need saving from much of anything–other than perhaps global idiocy.

South Dakota To Build First New Oil Refinery in 32 years

South Dakota residents should be proud of themselves. In a time when Washington, D.C. offers no solutions and double-talking politicians complain about gas prices while blocking any effort to drill domestically, South Dakota comes through with a solution. Build a big new refinery and force more domestic drilling!

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Now, nothing has happened yet and the enviro-wackos have yet to swoop in and conveniently find some endangered field mouse in Union County, but 3,292 acres have been rezoned to build the nation’s first new oil refinery since 1976. That’s right. The environmental movement has been successful in blocking any new domestic refineries for that long.

Can anyone say high gas prices?

The same people that complain that we need to wean this country off foreign oil are the same ones that block any effort to drill. Just where are we supposed to get our oil from? NOWHERE! That is the million dollar answer. We aren’t supposed to get oil….we’re supposed to slink back to the days of cart and buggy and the wild west. People who oppose domestic drilling (i.e Democrats) aren’t interested in real solutions and block any effort to fix our problems.

What would drilling for domestic oil do? It would have an immediate impact in that it would send a message to OPEC nations that we are tired of the prices and we can get our own oil. Right now, we’re completely at the mercy of them. If we start drilling, those same nations aren’t going to want to lose our business. Prices will fall, while great companies like General Motors and Ford will continue to develop technologies that will utilize gas better than it is now. However, these things take time and there is clear public support for new types of energy.

So, congratulations to South Dakota for coming up with a solution to high gas prices, rather than playing politics and just complaining about the problem.

If you’re interested in sending a message to Washington to start drilling now, Newt Gingrich has championed an effort to get them to start. Click here if you’re interested.