We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think making electricity from natural gas is not always its best use. It is okay, but it does seem sort of like making ethanol from corn. I think T Boone is right about using natural gas in vehicles. Could be running the big transport trucks and buses and heavy equipment that now run on diesel. The conversion is very doable. Makes for cleaner air and North America is rich in natural gas. I would like to own a piece of swamp in the Marcellus Shale right about now.
Santay ... love your comment about pumping up your tires. Goes with Pelosi's insistence that "we can't drill our way out of this oil shortage." How the hell does she think we get petroleum out of the ground? By thinking pure thoughts? No, Madam. By drilling, either onshore or offshore. Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, is she?
Dean Barnett at the Weekly Standard made a great observation. He said if a great quantity of gold were to be discovered and the discoverers said they were going to mine it the price of gold would immediately drop, even though it would take months if not years before products from the discovery came to market. The same holds true for oil, we know its there and if we announce we're going to drill for it the market price would drop.
Pelosi's holding out until after the elections figuring she'll have a filibuster proof majority and can enact her moonbat version of an energy bill, which I'm sure would include pumping up your tires!
Completely replacing all gasoline engine cars with all electric vehicles will require 6% of additional electric power capacity. Doing so in 10 years will require an additional 0.6% of electric power per year. Adding this additional electric power capacity using green renewable sources like solar and wind adds 1 cent of additional cost per mile driven as compared to using traditional sources for electricity like natural gas and coal. See Israel's Project Better Place.