Skip to comments.Kerry outlines updated energy plan
Posted on 06/26/2006 8:10:17 AM PDT by Explorer24
With sky-high gasoline prices providing a fresh perspective, Sen. John Kerry on Monday unveiled an energy plan reprising themes from his 2004 presidential campaign. The Massachusetts Democrat called for reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Gee, no one ever thought of THAT before!
Why don't they just harness the hot air coming out of DC directly, and convert the BS flowing out of there into methane. We would be 100% energy independant.
No one in the press refuses to ask the question "How?" even once, let alone again and again.
the "plan" doesn't seem to include wind farms...
I could. You can read it if you're experienced in proctology.
Seems to me like everyone refuses to ask that.
How about drilling Massachusetts!!
"I HAVE A PLAN"
Oh! just STFU and get off the stage!
More "plans" that aren't plans.
John Kerry has a lot of these.
Cap and trade to minus 65% is a pipedream. cf Kyoto.
Reducing imports solves the energy problem. Friggin genius.
I'm sorry--but IMHO this guy is such a total dork that I can't spend one second even giving a darn about anything he has to say.
Updated plan, yes no longer calls for wind farm at Teddy Kennedy's resort. < /sarc >
I wonder if he voted fo Clear skies. That's cap and trade. I think.
Just shut up Kerry.. shut up
>>How about drilling Massachusetts!!
I'd settle for a few extra fire drills in the Senate bldg. That always brings down the gassy emissions levels.
"My plan is--
I WANNA BE PRESIDENT!"
In part, he suggested achieving that goal by requiring oil companies to provide at least one ethanol pump at their stations by 2010. He also called for a series of tax credits so consumers and carmakers will ensure 20 percent of all passenger cars and trucks as hybrids as of 2020.
Wonder what ethanol will cost per gallon since it's got about half the energy of gasoline.
Wonder how a tax credit is going to cover the difference in cost between a $15,000 Corolla and a $25,000 whatever hybrid? It's not going to get it done for me.
Maybe Kerry will trade his SUV for a hybrid.
When was he elected president? Did President Bush concede his presidency to this POCrap?
I'd be more interested if he passed gas.
I'm surprised that Kerry isn't proposing a 50 cent a gallon tax on gasoline. That was the Democrats' only answer until recently.
The U.S. should return to the "horse-face and buggy" days...
We need to let the engineers, scientists and market forces decide what happens. Every time petroleum rises in costs, the disadvantages of alternative fuels in general are reduced and the impetus for research increases. Furthermore, as prices increase more resources of petroleum become economically viable to access, such as oil sands and shales.
We DO NOT need some bunch of inbred bluebloods who collectively couldn't change a flat tire setting the course.
Sorry, I was re-writing the statement from it's original "Everyone in the press refuses to ask the question "How?" even once" when the Nurse said Mr Schweitzer turned blue.. for a moment we thought we'd lost him...
Sorry if I miscategorized, maybe mod can adjust if need be.
"....reducing oil imports, increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels and focusing on cutting greenhouse gas emissions..."
Pull the plank out of your own eye, Mr. Kerry, before you remove the splinter from your neighbors eye.
Conservation starts at home, don't forget the saying.
I'd like to see the South and farmers benefit from this. We should see a paradigm shift from the ME to the heartland/south re: energy production. It should be the world buying the most innovative energy from us, not us buying crap from crap.
It is like the typical Kerry plan. He says he has a plan, and that is it. Heck of a plan, eh, we'll use less oil, more ethanol (that takes energy to make and transport) and get better mileage...there's no "how" to any of it.
Can't. Remember he said he "doesn't really own it", it belongs to "the family", or some such double talk? Probably the same as Redford saying he can't get rid of his Explorer because he uses it for "exploring". Hypocrites...
It;s really easy to "call for" something, and one hell of a lot more difficult to describe just how you would accomplish what you call for.
Kerry proposed a hard target of reducing U.S. oil consumption by 2.5 million barrels per day as of 2015
-requiring oil companies to provide at least one ethanol pump at their stations by 2010.
-a series of tax credits so consumers and carmakers will ensure 20 percent of all passenger cars and trucks as hybrids as of 2020.
-reducing oil use through expanded availability of ethanol and hybrid vehicles, as well as increasing automobile fuel-economy standards.
He added: "I believe that if Al Gore had a vote in the United States Senate, it's what he would vote for."
So now you know that Kerry ahs a real plan....on how to continue being a major moron!
This guy honestly believes he can run again for President! How phenomenal is that? What a complete an utter maroon!
How are those wind-farms near Nantucket doing? Oh, unsightly? Not in JFK's backyard?
I'd like to see the south benefit in any way that didn't involve more socialism, more Yankees or more Mexicans.
I'd like to see some drilling off of Florida for a start.
However, as far as ethanol goes, corn isn't going to be the crop to make it from. Sugar beets and sugar cane are a better way to go. Furthermore, we should be using natural gas to operate vehicles, cook food and heat things and let nuclear do our electricity. Coal should be made into gasoline. Biodiesel has promise.
okay I have the picture, but am too ignorant to post it, but who esle has the pic of Moe (of the 3 stooges) looking at a book that says "Kerry has a plan" on it? :)
What a plan!
If Kerry was a football coach his gameplan would be:
1. Gain more yards than our opponent.
2. Score more points than our opponent.
3. But, Show our opponent we care.
Politics is the only place where this asshat can have fawning sycophants that Ooh and Ahh over his babbling and make him think he is actually saying something.
I have a plan for our energy. I have thown out these old ideas to convince you that I have a plan, but you will have to elect me as President of the United States to hear what my real plan is.
This is one of the best posts I've seen in a while! All others, yours were good too, but this analogy resonated with me.
I think you should funnel this to the GOP for a commercial, it would be hysterical! People don't understand that rhetoric = empty banter, this they would get!
The Massachusetts Democrat called ... increasing the number of cars powered by renewable fuels
Okay Alice, start chucking firewood for the Stanley Steamer, we're goin to town tonight!
Where's the part where Detroit starts making cars with holes in the floorboards, ala The Flinstones?
Oh yes and wind farm, but not near me as to spoil my view.
He should have been president. What a revolutionary idea--reducing oil imports. I suppose he has a magic wand that he would have used. The guy's is just flat out a genius.
This is the problem with many politicians--it's particularly a problem with liberals. They tend to act as if goals are a program. Reducing poverty is a goal. Not a program. Reducing oil imports is a goal, not a program. Reducing the deficit is a goal, not a program.
Liberals are particularly bad about this because the programs they think will achieve those goals tend to be either very expensive or somewhat totalitarian and thus, not very popular. And, they do not believe or admit that some goals are not achievable without sacrificing other, important goals. Finally, they regard most of the program implementation details as good in and of themselves because they invariably enhance the power of the elite in government, regardless whether the programs have anything to do with the ostensible goals.
So they stick with lofty goals to get elected. And then the populace gets the shaft when the programs get implemented.
Of course, if you disagree with their program--eg, no, I don't think forcing everyone at gunpoint to drive a little car with a windmill on the top or to ride mass transit is a good idea--they accuse you of being against their goal and their lapdogs in the media pile on. So folks opposed to the welfare state like poverty. Folks opposed to mandatory little European cars with windmills on top are in favor of pollution etc.
It's a worldview that has worked for almost 80 years now as the most effective power and money getter for politicians in America. It has been so successful that about half of the republican party shares that worldview while sometimes differing on implementation details.
The fact that this clown is still heard from tells the whole world what a joke the american political system is.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.