I condemn in the strongest terms possible Biden’s decision to meet with the Saudi Murderer. It is morally indefensible at every level. It is also strategically illogical. So now we’re not only going to kowtow to a killer, but we’re going to invite him to hold us hostage economically?
This is about nothing other than oil, and gasoline, of course. Energy independent? We could be. And should be. And not because we keep drilling until we suck the last drop of oil out of the ground. That’s just a different form of dependence, imprisonment and inevitable disaster. But because the Sun is going to keep shining and the wind is going to keep blowing.
Biomass. Solid waste. Hydropower. Geothermal. Solar. Wind.
And the wind cries “Mary,” even as rational people mutter, “Jesus…”
We’ve had the ability to make a sensible, gradual, incremental transition to renewable energy for about a half-century now. But, as always, we lack the will and the foresight. Because we can’t ever seem to see past the weekend. “Conservatives”? What the hell is it that they “conserve”? Certainly not coastlines.
Warning. Putin may very well be right about one thing. He has said all along that he will outlast Western values. His strategy in Ukraine has been to simply wait it out until we get bored, distracted and tired. Yep. How can we remain committed to Ukraine when k-pop supergroup BTS is breaking up?
Three-quarters of a point. That’s a lot. And this is like threading an economic needle or hitting the right re-entry angle from orbit. Don’t eff up. Absolutely, we have to cool inflation. But we don’t want to put our entire economy on ice. Good luck with that.
I admit it. I’m going to enjoy hearing the “clang” when the prison bars slam shut on John Eastman. Does that make me a bad guy? I’ll live with it.