Drink It, Drive It Or Try To Forget It

The approximate shape of a molecule of ethanol...

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

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I don’t imbibe, so I won’t drink it.  I drive, but I won’t use it in my vehicle.  It’s too expensive, so I can’t forget it.  I’m talking about ethanol again and it isn’t a friend of mine anymore than it was the last time I posted on the subject.

ReasonTV has a video about the stuff and its real cost to the United States and hungry people around the world, so I thought I would avail myself of their generosity in offering their great presentation to the few readers of my blog.

Remember, this is the same ethanol that was to help save the world and the folks living on it.  Also remember, that it was our friend Al Gore, the fellow who now says that warm is cold and cold is hot, who also said that Ethanol would be one of our saviors from dependence on foreign oil.  The Mr. Gore who recently admitted that his reason for saying so, was to impress the folks in the corn-growing part of our farm belt, that he would make sure the farmers and refiners would get their subsidies if they agreed to grow and refine ethanol.  Surprised?  Me neither, nor should we be so.

I trust you’ll watch the video just below and then you’ll follow any links you find toward the bottom of this article.  Thanks to ReasonTV and all the fine folks who work for and with them.

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Finally A Gore We Can Believe In — Somewhat

Al Gore's Hearing on Global Warming

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This information is new only because it comes from Mr. Gore as a sort of revelation to himself.  Well, not really; as the story now goes, Mr. Gore was a little more than a lot disingenuous with his support of corn ethanol.  I wonder if this is a convenient or An Inconvenient Truth for the gentleman.  Let’s allow Mr. Gore, through the Reuters reporter, Gerard Wynn to give his confession:

ATHENS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.

U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on Dec. 31.

Now, we next see where the wheels start to come off the wagon and the confession begins:

“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.

“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.

The above is from Mr. Gore’s recent statements as quoted by Mr. Wynn.  We, the collective we, can only pick our bottom jaws up off the floor as we marvel at the effrontery of Mr. Gore’s unabashed touting of the global warming agenda, as he used his power to seek political office.  Of course it was a mistake and all the skeptics in the world said so, but Mr. Gore and the rest of the Warmers were not interested.  They were hell-bent to extinguish the fires of hades, while insuring that the refiners and growers of corn got the subsidies and Mr. Gore got the votes in return for his support … or so it seems from Mr. Gore’s own words:

“It’s hard once such a programme is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”

He explained his own support for the original programme on his presidential ambitions.

“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”

Thanks to bad memory or  Mr. Gore’s very own epiphany of major proportions, we now know the truth after an unnecessary period of dog and pony shows.  In the story filed by Mr. Wynn, Mr. Gore reveals yet more information that logically follows what he has said thus far into the article.  We’ve included a link to the entire story, so the readers can sample the corn syrup.  Shuck this link and shell it.

Whatever may have happened with Climategate, “GoreGate” is very revealing, coming as it does at the closing demise of the current Congress.

Flaps of the cap to Reuters and Mr. Wynn for their story AND Mr. Gore for confessing.

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