Full of gas!

Bruce McQuain, of the always thought-provoking and very economically libertarian QandO blog, has an interesting post that provides a good overview of just how many large natural gas resources there are in the U.S. and the world.

http://www.qando.net/?p=10647

 

Add to that our vaste coal and oil resources…

 

Folks, there is absolutely no excuse anymore for the United States (or the world, for that matter) to be dependent upon Middle East oil and gas resources.

 

Does anyone disagree?

 

Alternately, we could simply follow the President’s advice and go out and buy new fuel-efficient electric cars that cost a small fortune.

 

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  • Zoe

    “Alternately, we could simply follow the President’s advice and go out and buy new fuel-efficient electric cars that cost a small fortune.”
    Electricity from coal most likely.  Such a fraudster.
     

  • MacG

    Or we could just properly inflate tires and get a tune up like the One suggests.

  • Spartacus

    Hmmm.  Well, now, this is embarrassing.  And it just goes to show how important it is to read quotes in their full context.  Taken out of context, I thought Barack had just had an outstandingly magnificent idea.
     
    Responding to criticism about high gas prices, he said, “You might want to think about a trade-in.”  I was surprised that he would make the suggestion, but I now realize he was talking about cars, and not himself.

  • MacG

    Sparticus ““You might want to think about a trade-in.”  It is part of the job recovery plan don’tcha know, give a used car salesman a job to make for the cash for clunkers program that took all of those used cars out of the inventory and put some mechanics out of work too…

  • Charles Martel

    Spartacus, crack me UP!

  • Mike Devx

    Spartacus: Responding to criticism about high gas prices, he said, “You might want to think about a trade-in.”  I was surprised that he would make the suggestion, but I now realize he was talking about cars, and not himself.

    Brilliant!  If only we had a quick wit like yours in Congress!  A GOP Senator steps to the microphone.   “Mr. President, we *are* thinking about a trade-in.  In November.  2012.”  All the other GOP Senators put on party hats and blow party horns.  Or something else camera friendly like that.   Despite being shills for the Democrats, the msm wouldn’t be able to resist showing it on the evening news.

  • SADIE

    Take it away Spartacus……. give’em a good fracking ;)
     
    Here’s last night’s quotes:
     
    Speaking at the National Action Network Annual Gala, hosted by Al Sharpton, Obama added: “I don’t pump gas now, but I remember what it was like pumping gas …. I remember the end of the month (paying bills). … I remember that.”
     
    “I try to remind people when they say, ‘well, you’re president now, you’re out of touch,’ ” Obama told a New York City event last night. “I said, ‘listen, it was only a few years ago I was still paying off my student loans.”

  • Spartacus

    Oh, Devx, dontcha know?  Senators just don’t *DO* that sort of thing.  Not “commensurate with their senatorial status” and all that.  Too confrontational, insuficiently bipartisan, not “reaching across the aisle,” not conducive to the “comity of the body,” yadda, yadda, yadda.  Maybe DeMint, but… crikey, 1 out of 100?  Them’s slim pickins’.  But hey, try the House.  ;)
     
    Yall are entirely too kind, but at the risk of apparent ingratitude, may I point out that Danny actually posted something of weight (and volume: 20.6 trillion cu. ft.) and significance (as usual), and all I offered was a wisecrack?

  • Mike Devx

    > all I offered was a wisecrack?

    Sometimes you have to focus on silly.  Life is too short!

    The qando.net article is good.  Wikipedia’s entry on “hydraulic fracturing” seems like a good one and reasonably unbiased.  Lots of information.

    It seems clear to me that the nationap EPA should keep the hell out of this.  And leave it to the states to perform their own regulations on hydraulic fracturing.  This is true primarily because there is ZERO evidence of contamination.  There is *potential* but unproven risk, and without the proof, you don’t get to stomp on people and their livelihood.  But since when have the Democrats and the environmental whackos operated ANYTHING that is based on actual proof?

    So if New York State wants to adopt draconian regulations, and North Dakota doesn’t, let them each go their own way.  The national EPA getting involved is a completely unnecessary waste of time and money.  Especially the true horror of the Obama Administration EPA, which would like to see us all living in caves, our living standards reduced to huddling in groups in the candle-lit gloom, huddling for body heat.   Hunting with rocks; chanting around the campfire in the latest venison skin wraps, sewn together with rawhide and flexible but durable prairie grasses.  The campfire, by the way, also serves to scare away the wolves, but might not work so well against those damned bears. Too bad.  Surely I’m exaggerating.

  • Old Buckeye

    Sadie’s quote about paying off student loans leaves me scratching my head. I thought he went to school on scholarships? Because after all, he is so much smarter than the rest of us.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Obama is never as smart as people want him to seem.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    If the US had to conquer the whole world, this logistical bottleneck in the ME would  cripple the war effort, both militarily and economically.

    Strategically, it’s a horrible state to be in and the only excuse for a nation tolerating it would be lack of power. The US never had that excuse.