Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday odds and ends

Just looking at a few news articles after a long and painful week.

First up new EPA regs on ozone levels. See if you can find the alterior motive behind the new standards Remember the guy who came up with these rules was hand picked by Bush. Did George make a mistake and actually pick somebody with credentials? Or is this some kind of rouse?

Speaking of standards We now have new fuel econemy standards for cars 35mpg by 2020. Now you might think that this would be an accomplishment except that we all know that the EPA fuel economy ratings for cars and trucks are inflated anyway. The EPA takes a car, truck or whatever and runs it empty at a constant speed of 45mph to get the numbers. Anybody out there under the age of 85 do that? The other aspects of the article deals with trying to actually fund alternative energy. You know that won't happen until the oil companies get a strangle hold on other sources of energy. If they could make us pay for sunlight they would. You know it.

Last article The goofy security surrounding Mitt Rommney. All I can say is Barney Fife actually had a badge.

1 comment:

J. Marquis said...

I think this whole negotitation with the American carmakers about mpg is pathetic. By the time they meet these requirements the Japanese and Koreans will be selling us cars that get 100 miles per gallon or run on hydrogen.