My Voice of Reason

November 3, 2008

Coal do we need it?

The three main providers of electricity in Oregon are the investor-owned utilities Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power (a PacifiCorp company), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal power-marketing agency. The two major sources of electricity in Oregon are hydro-power and coal, but natural gas is playing an increasing role in future supplies.

Coal accounts for 8% of Oregon’s electricity, while Natural Gas provides 20% and Hydroelectric comprises 69%. http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/supply.shtml#Sources_of_Electricity

http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/electricity.cfm/state=OR

Now I understand the need for American jobs, I really do.  Shouldn’t we be focusing our minds in the direction of development of new sources of CLEAN ENERGY?

How many jobs in Manufacturing and Research and Development along with Engineering could be produced by the necessity to create new energy sources?  But again today instead of focusing on the problem we are attacking an out of context statement made by Barack Obama.  My goodness give it a rest, present me with a solution to the problem, not a problem with the problem.

October 23, 2008

Drill Baby Drill, is Dumb Baby Dumb!

Filed under: Politics — Vaughn @ 9:42 pm
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One reason why we need to elect Barack Obama.  In the words of Marriner Eccles, FDR’s Chairman of the Fed, after the Great Depression – In consequence, as in a poker game where the chips were concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the other fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped.

The pendulum has swung so far right that in order to get it anywhere near the middle again we are going to need to go to the left. If we go even further to the right it will stick and the Middle-Class will never see it again.

We have been here before, tax cut’s for Billionaire’s is not going to get us out of this.

We need a New Deal again, a Green Energy New Deal. We need our Government to create jobs to get our economy going again. There are no more jobs we lost 159,000 last month and I think the latest figure this month is 60,000ish so far. Drill baby Drill is Dumb baby Dumb. The mantra should be Invent Baby Invent. But we will not get this for John McCain or Sarah Palin.

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