With that said, I've been trying to occasionally update everyone on Minnesota Senate race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Stuart Smalley, er Al Franken. I felt compelled to take proverbial pen to paper when I saw this story, courtesy of Agri News.
THe crux of the story is the Democrats and other patsies for the Green movement are still trying to pimp alternative energies, an unproven source of fuel for this economy. But does it surprise ANYONE that Democrats are hedging their bets on the WRONG team? We witnessed this for the past few years in Iraq, as the Left and their Democratic enablers essentially made a pact with Islamic fundamentalists, as they shamelessly and overtly rooted for the "bad guys" to defeat our forces there.
A few utterly laughable moments in the story came to mind:
First, Franken regurgitates the Daily Kos talking points by accusing Coleman of pandering to Big Oil, "Democrat Al Franken answered the first question, saying the nation has increased its dependence on foreign oil with Sen. Norm Coleman, a Republican, in the pocket of Big Oil."
Hmmm, let's examine this point rationally. Ideally, this economy is driven by CHEAP OIL in everything we do. Furthermore, "big oil" returns about $.08 for every $1.00 invested, compared to over $.25 for companies like Microsoft; manufacturing on the whole recoups over $.10. Can we start accusing politicians of participating in the "war dance of the handmaidens of big...MANUFACTURING?"
Note the following from noted columnist John Hawkins (one of my favorites):
Unsurprisingly, given the outrageously high cost of gas and the Left's penchant for pointing the fickle finger of blame at big corporations, we've heard a lot about how big oil is gouging consumers.
However, when you take a look at the actual numbers in California, for example, you find that the "Distribution Costs, Marketing Costs and Profits" for the oil companies make up only 8 cents per gallon of gas.
That doesn't sound like gouging, does it? But if you believe it does, what would you say about the 70 cents per gallon in taxes that's paid by California consumers? Additionally, as Karl Rove has pointed out,
(Oil companies) make about 8.3 cents in gross profit per dollar of sales....Electronics make 14.5 cents per dollar and computer equipment makers take in 13.7 cents per dollar, according to the Census Bureau. Microsoft's margin is 27.5 cents per dollar of sales.
Sure, these oil companies are huge and therefore, even an 8.3% profit adds up to billions of dollars, but when you look at the relatively small percentage that they're putting in their pockets as compared to the humongous share that the government is raking in, it's pretty clear that it's the government, not the oil companies, that is gouging consumers.
Second, Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley stated that ""Brazil can be energy independent, why can't we?" It's sad that not only are our potential public servants completely uninformed, our public is generally misinformed thanks to clowns like Franken and Barkley, whose messages are disseminated through the corrupt liberal mainstream media.
Furthermore, BONEHEAD, Brazil is energy independent because they have large reserves of oil NOT because of ethanol.
Third, Independent Shill Barkley states the following, "The nation sends billions to Venezuela and the Middle East each year, instead of tackling the energy problem at home." Well, actually "comrade," the #1 and #3 oil exporters to this country are Canada and Mexico, but nice try.
It's sad how so few people consume the garbage disseminated from the MSM rather than read the internet.
It's ALMOST funny how the Leftinistra screams and shouts for "energy independence." Of course there idea of "energy independence" consists of driving small cars and waiting for wind. I don't know about you, but that's not my idea of a viable energy source.