Monday, September 15, 2008

Reason 2

Why I'm voting and walking and calling and writing for Obama/Warner/RhymesWithSeder. Part two of a series:


Drill baby drill is not an energy policy. Looking for ways develop and promote renewable energy sources and to conserve what we've got? That's an energy policy.

One of the things that really frosts my cookies about the current administration and the backers thereof is the sheer waste. Particularly the waste of the opportunity given by 9/11 to shake us out of our routines and promote energy independence. Victory gardens in every yard and solar panels on every roof! And instead our bozo-in-chief told us to go shopping. Yeah. Nice.

Imagine what we could do to change our energy landscape if we had a president who cared about anything other than putting more money in his friends' pockets. Imagine investment in public transportation, solar and wind power, geothermal, non-toxic insulation, telecommuting, sidewalks and bike paths. And if all that helps slow down global warming at the same time, that's just icing on the cake!

So. Health care. Energy. Two down. More to come.


Madeleine said...

I'm humming along from the choir loft. You are doing a great job of laying out these arguments clearly.

kathy a. said...

also in the choir loft. but seriously, you'd think the gas lines and rationing of the '70's had never happened. that my state hadn't had rolling outages a few years ago due to manipulations by energy companies.

every time i see a hummer, i want to shoot non-toxic, biodegradeable paint at it. how could the urban hummer thing possibly have happened, when we have known for decades that we need to conserve and find alternate energy?

kathy a. said...

madeleine, you are humming, but i mean, of course, that noxious motor vehicle, designed to roll over any compact fuel-efficient matter in its path.

Madeleine said...

Right. I'm humming, not hummer-ing. Never. No how.