Aside from the few left leaning quips (I could give just as many from the right), you are largely correct. Regardless of anyone's political views, it's hard to see how the vast majority of Americans won much of anything yesterday.
Before you libs continue to blast away at us conservatives for our stupid, delusional, and illogical thoughts, let me leave you with this.
I'm all for a cleaner environment. I want my children to be able to live in a better environment than I have. I also want to see investment, and I mean real investment, in new renewable sources of energy. Think Manhattan Project or man on the moon type project for energy. However, I don't believe we should be doing that at the expense and destruction of what we have now. Invest, yes. Innovate, yes. Destroy and demonize, no.
DotP, your "logic" is what is delusional. You aren't asking anyone to err on the side of the planet. You are asking to destroy our industries for your delusional cause, not just create a "lag on our economy". Why are gas prices more than double what they were 4 years ago? It's not the price of oil. Oil is only up $2 a barrel when adjusted for inflation over the past 4 years. It's also not because big oil companies are making more in profit margin either (they average about 8%). Here's a hint: It's because of the lib policies and regulations that have been placed on the industry (i.e. your "economic lag"). You've done a great job for us there. Now you want to take this same approach to all the other industries in this country. All the while, China and India continue to belch out obnoxious amounts of carbon while our industries are dying because they can't compete with all the over regulation. But hey, you can feel good about yourself even though you haven't changed a thing when it comes to saving the planet.
Oh DotP, you are entertaining. I suppose I could use your logic and say that 50 years from now, when science has better equipment and all, they will probably conclude there was never any danger of man made climate change. Then you can change your mind again based on new information. In the meantime, if some of your lib friends have their way, we can all just hug trees, give up our cars, destroy our industries, and hope that we haven't offended mother nature.
The thing that most libs don't get is that even conservatives (me included) believe in a cleaner planet. Heck, I even recycle. I would love to see more adoption of renewable energy sources. The difference is that I'm not willing to regulate our industries to the point that we can't compete economically, or create hardships on people by demanding they use green this or renewable that based on an "educated" guess that can change based on newer equipment or better technology.
You misunderstand DotP. The issue isn't whether or not there are changes happening to our climate. The issue is whether this is a man-made phenomenon or a natural cycle. The evidence that it is man made is a far cry from being conclusive.
You're right Rickaroo. Gloom and doom for us all due to global climate change. After all, 97% of climate scientist agree on this, right? Are these the same climate scientists that were predicting a new ice age that was being taught in our schools in the 70's?
I don't think I'll address the global warming, climate change, or what ever you uber libs are calling it these days. I put you squarely in the same category as these folks on that subject. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFB7bGCAgc
Now, as far as your other argument, which is essentially to stop fighting wars over energy. I don't buy into that very simplistic minded nonsense but, I'll give you the benefit of indulging your fantasy for a moment as I make this point. Let's take a look at exactly what that means. It means that we are going to war over the price of a gallon of gasoline, pure and simple. We aren't talking about any other forms of energy here because approximately 97% of all power generation in this country is produced by domestic energy sources. The other 3% is generated primarily as back-up/peak energy usage by oil fired or diesel units. So, now we are down to gasoline and heating oil. Heating oil is used by choice, not by necessity. There are plenty of other forms of domestic energy that can be used in its place (i.e. natural gas, LP gas, or even wood fired furnaces to name just a few). So, now we are back to the price of a gallon of gasoline. So, if you really believe we are fighting wars over energy, then get off your high horse and accept the fact that you are just as guilty as anyone else if you use it to drive your car every day.
Lr103, that may be true so long as they aren't a Catholic organization that doesn't offer birth control.
I'm not going to use this space to try to make a political statement. I just wanted to say one thing. I don't see eye to eye with you on practically anything, Cook. But, I will say this. At least you took the time to do what many, many people wouldn't do. You actually took the time to try to find help for this family. I did notice one thing though, you reached out to a community based organization, not a big government program. Oops, sorry, I just couldn't help myself. Never the less, I give you credit for at least trying to help.
Nice comment arnold but you might want to try posting your comment in the article that actually has something to do with NP. On second thought, don't bother.