Day By Day

Monday, December 19, 2011

hee hee

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Is it too late to grow up?

I'm a grandfather now

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Climategate 2

Key phrase: “Basic problem is that all models are wrong,” writes Phil Jones, bluntly, “not got enough middle and low level clouds. - Phil Jones”

All the models are wrong? say it isn't so, where's Al Gore? Amazing!
 “The science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run,” laments one scientist, Peter Thorne. 
Al is that you??

Isn't the science "settled"?
“What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation?” muses one scientist. “They’ll kill us probably.”
The Goracle is not pleased! You don't want to anger the Goracle!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quotable quotes

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck." — Robert A. Heinlein

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.— Robert A. Heinlein

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.— Robert A. Heinlein

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.— Robert A. Heinlein

You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.— Robert A. Heinlein

Love your country, but never trust its government.— Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. — Robert A. Heinlein

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. — Robert A. Heinlein

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. — Robert A. Heinlein

Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty.— Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy— Robert A. Heinlein

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.— Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult anyone by accident.— Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. — Robert A. Heinlein

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.— Robert A. Heinlein

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.— Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.— Robert A. Heinlein

I've read every one of his books multiple times. Heinlein never fails to educate, entertain and amuse.


The making of video is awesome.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Arthur James & Northbound

This is my friend Arthur James with his band, Northbound. I jammed with Arthur in Laconia this past Saturday night we had a blast.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Soundcheck video

I wish we had a video of the entire show

The criminals in charge

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Right now

Friday, September 16, 2011

Well blogger is kinda hozed

I was going to add these to Everyday I have the blues but the software keeps putting the popup behind the vids so here we go...

I just got these two pics in email from the Opera House Show

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Everyday I have the blues...

I have the blues because the camera ran out of memory in little by little....

Monday, July 25, 2011


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stacks of glory

Still in the inventory from the days of old.

Yeah I need to get on craigs list and move some of this out

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday morning I packed up and headed out. Stopped for a cooler full of groceries and then stopped on the Androscoggin River near Bethel, Maine and fished for a couple of hours.

It was breezy and very sunny. No bugs were hatching and while I had a nice time in the water the fish were not biting.

I headed over to camp. I unpacked and worked on a beer. We headed over to the Androscoggin at about 6 pm to see if the alder fly hatch was on. It was. I stayed at my usual spot. I managed a few trout but was amazed to watch the show upstream; huge trout 4-6 lbs were in a feeding frenzy and jumping clear out of the water in pursuit of the alder flies. What a show.

No big fish for me from the Andy this year.

The next morning we intended to get up and do a dawn assault on the Rapid River. Instead we slept in. Later that morning we went over to look at the Connecticut River and scout of a put in and take out spot for a pontoon boat trip. Here's the take out.

After scouting the drift we decided to fish a bit.

The Connecticut was pretty dead but we both managed to put the hook in a couple of small browns, but they all came off before we could land them.

That night we went back to the Androscoggin in Errol, the alder fly hatch was apparently over and the river was dead. Not a fish moved.

The next morning we again planned to go to the Rapid. We suited up in our waders and trudged in. This trail used to be fairly nice and could be navigated in a pair of bean boots, now you need waders because about 3/4 of the way in you end up wading through 100 yds or so of calf deep boot sucking mud and water. The mosquitoes were insatiable, swarming us the entire way. Thanks to liberal application of natrapel I was able to survive with only a small number of bites. Arriving at the river we discovered we owned the spot, no one had come in from the camp side. I rigged up my rod and was about to head out when it started to pour.

Upstream from our walk in spot.

Downstream from my fishing spot.

I could see some fish working upstream so I worked my way up there to fish. Once there I could see a couple of really large fish working but they were out of my reach. First cast I hit an 18" salmon, while trying to get him into my hand for a picture he spit the hook and disappeared.  A few casts later I hit a 14" salmon, once again losing him while trying to line up a picture. After stinging about 6 more fish they stopped hitting. I switched to a caddis emerger pattern and got a fish on the first cast, a real racer (skinny river fish).

Later as the rain ended I moved down stream and managed a few more on caddis emergers. We decided to leave about 11am, the fishing had slowed as the sun started to peek through the clouds.

That night we intended to fish the Magalloway river but it was extremely crowded so we decided to head back to camp and feast on hot wings and beer and watch a movie.

Sunday morning's plan was to hit the rapid again at dawn but it was not to be, at 4:30am it was 38 degrees with near gale force winds and we decided to go back to bed.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New to me

Just in this past week. Brand new old stock 1998 Olympic White. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The blues here in Maine....

Click the pic for the homepage....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nice piece

I picked this up for my other guitarist a couple of weeks ago. I was impressed with how well it plays and sounds.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pat nails it

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mitt Biden?

Like Mr. Obama's reform, RomneyCare was predicated on the illusion that insurance would be less expensive if everyone were covered. Even if this theory were plausible, it is not true in Massachusetts today. So as costs continue to climb, Mr. Romney's Democratic successor now wants to create a central board of political appointees to decide how much doctors and hospitals should be paid for thousands of services.

The Romney camp blames all this on a failure of execution, not of design. But by this cause-and-effect standard, Mr. Romney could push someone out of an airplane and blame the ground for killing him. Once government takes on the direct or implicit liability of paying for health care for everyone, the only way to afford it is through raw political control of all medical decisions.

Mr. Romney's refusal to appreciate this, then and now, reveals a troubling failure of political understanding and principle. The raucous national debate over health care isn't about this or that technocratic detail, but about basic differences over the role of government. In the current debate over Medicare, Paul Ryan wants to reduce costs by encouraging private competition while Mr. Obama wants the cost-cutting done by a body of unelected experts like the one emerging in Massachusetts.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Joy Behar may be one of the stupidest people alive

Not this shit again....

GENEVA, May 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights official called on the United States on Tuesday to give the U.N. details about Osama bin Laden's killing and said that all counter-terrorism operations must respect international law

Hey Michael Moore - eat shit

Out of the mouths of babes....
Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the devastating change in Bush's expression when White House chief of staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the al-Qaeda attack. Lazaro Dubrocq's heart started racing because he assumed they were all in trouble — with no less than the Commander in Chief — but he wasn't sure why. "In a heartbeat, he leaned back and he looked flabbergasted, shocked, horrified," recalls Dubrocq, now 17. "I was baffled. I mean, did we read something wrong? Was he mad or disappointed in us?"

One thing the students would like to tell Bush's critics — like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the students after getting word that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center — is that they think the President did the right thing. "I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us," says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: "I think he was trying to protect us." Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, "I don't think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?",8599,2069327-1,00.html

Monday, May 2, 2011

Better off dead

insenstive of me? I don't give a fuck.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thatcher on the wealth gap

We could use a few politicians like her

The days of future passed - remembering earth day

A few of the choice highlights taken from I hate the media
“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” 
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist
“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.” 
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
• Sen. Gaylord Nelson
“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.” 
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
 Same shit, different day....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So who said it?

“That’s not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he goes along,” Obama said. “I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.”

 Yeah ok the iWon said it and he meant it then. Signing statements are only bad if Republican Presidents named Bush use them, otherwise the use of signing statements is fully constitutional.

The EPA your government at work

The country is in great hands!

Let me get this straight?

So Obama thinks I need to prove my identity to use the internet but don't need to show ID to vote?


And now he proposes forcing us to adopt a national internet identity scheme where everyone will be in a central registry? Oh yeah baby what could go wrong with that?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

There is at least one adult in the congress

How I hope that this message takes hold


Any surprise he's a freaking Dem?  Duty and/or honor is beyond this guy. What a dipshit.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mark nails it

Andrew, ever since I ran into a spot of bother in Canada, I’ve found myself giving speeches in defense of freedom of expression in Toronto, London, Copenhagen, etc. I did not think it would be necessary quite so soon to take the same stand in the land of the First Amendment against craven squishes of the political class willing to trade core liberties for a quiet life. I have no expectations of Harry Reid or the New York Times, but I have nothing but total contempt for the wretched buffoon Graham.
A mob of deranged ululating blood-lusting head-hackers slaughter Norwegian female aid-workers and Nepalese guards — and we’re the ones with the problem?
nailed it, go read the whole thing. Lindsey Graham may be one of the most disgusting rinos in the Senate. He's certainly more than willing to vote away my freedoms so he can feel better. How is that different from any social engineer?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Is Obama's house of cards unraveling?

Not many Senators or Congressmen are this plain spoken.

When it was done Harry Reid adjourned the session rather than allow a vote that likely would have gone against the President. Hacks of a feather stick together.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The silly season will begin this year

Eat the rich part 2

we could start by taking all of Michael Moore's money but that wouldn't cover the costs until noon today...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

While I'm on the topic of the almost terminally stupid

the stupid, it burns....

It is interesting to see that commie shill Andrea Mitchell and Feinstein, both of whom have rattled off the "illegal war" in Iraq canard, suddenly talk about how we "declared war" on Iraq. Which is also untrue..we haven't declared war on anyone in decades....

ahh the stupid it burns....

The silver lining

I know that I'm glad that the country is in such great hands. I'll bet that every unemployed & underemployed person in the US is fucking ecstatic that our CO2 emissions are down.

Of course we all know Clair's emissions aren't down, but she did have to pay the back taxes on her private aircraft....once she got caught...taxes are for the little people, so are carbon limits. So as you freeze and starve to death in the dark take heart that people like Clair can still see that silver lining.

Oh the irony!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's new to me

Fender Classic Players 60's Strat in sonic blue another evilbay score

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Farewell Mr. Perkins

A long full life of music. Rest in peace.


As seen on Drudge this morning:
- Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated
- French propose a new political ‘committee’ to oversee operations
- Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign’s direction
- Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
- No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes ‘neutralises’ Libyan military machine
- U.K. ministers say war could last ’30 years’
- Italy to ‘take back control’ of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
- Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians – calls bombing a ‘crusade’
The vacationer in chief and his teleprompter are busy voting present on this subject. Once again we see how his community agitator roots play out in the Presidency, he agitated, then walked away because leading is actually hard work. You have to do those "D" word things like decide or do. How uncomfortable that must be for someone who apparently thought that being President was the political equivalent of "American Idol" without all that pesky singing and stuff. Community agitators just agitate, they don't actually do anything themselves, they produce nothing more than tension and chaos. They're consultants who tell others what they should be doing and then walk away without getting their tender hands dirty. Can't interrupt the old golf game or my taxpayer paid vacation to bask in the adoration of the mobs of the 3rd world.

There's an old saying "Never do an enemy a small hurt" or perhaps "If you strike the king, you must kill him". Sage advice. Unless you're a Democrat. Or an idiot, but I repeat myself.

Obama's lack of leadership is almost criminal. In that leadership vacuum we see just how decisive the Europeans are, which is not at all. Behind the very thin veneer of civility in the EU lie the old grudges. Could this break up NATO? Possible but not likely, but it certainly doesn't bode well for future cooperation within the alliance. Meanwhile Qaddafi now has a new grudge of his own to nurse against the west. How long before it starts raining airliners again?

It's amateur hour in the White House and the President is busy playing tourist. Meanwhile the world burns. I've seen more leadership in a pack of girl scouts. No doubt he'll be heading back to Norway soon for another Nobel.

Sure Joe

This embarrassing idiot is Vice President of the US.

So go for it Joe, impeach your President.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The new media meets the new civility

The thugs in Wisconsin aren't going to go down without a fight, and their idea of a fight is hate, violence and intimidation. Democracy in action left wing union style. Check it out:
This isn't a one way fight any more. We will take it from the internet right to 2114Chamberlain Avenue. Do you have any idea where you live? Let us spell it out for you.We understand that you like to eat on the square. You like the Baked Potato at the OldFashioned, do you? There were five of us in there last Tuesday. You like to eat atFresco? We're in the Overture eating, serving, cooking, playing, and performing. Atleast twenty of us have worked for Food Fight. You like to fucking drink at FAIR TRADEdo you? At FAIR TRADE? You are citizen-BANNED from Fair Trade. We will Walker youstraight out of the place whenever you show up. We are at every coffee shop on State,open to close, all the time. We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you liketo go. We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day.We will harrass the ever loving shit out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. Statestreet is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk's Corners, Atwood, WillyStreet – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all aboutthe Capitol? Fuck the Capitol, we are the CITY.

I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for the disbanding of public unions. We've allowed a culture of entitlement to run amok for far too long. This reads like the tantrum of a 4 year old.

Friday, March 18, 2011

the tower of London is a must see

Been there twice and while the tour is always fun and funny this guy takes the cake

Moron calls Rush, hilarity ensues

I'm not a big fan of Rush, I don't listen to his show. I saw this elsewhere and just had to post it.

Like Rush I'm mystified as to what that asshat was trying to say...

The shame...

Three questions for you.
  1. Do you think of Republicans and the Tea Party as dangerous, violent extremists?
  2. Do you think the Wisconsin protests over GOP Governor Scott Walker's move to strip public sector employees of collective bargaining were peaceful?
  3. Do you scoff at the right wing notion that mainstream media like the New York Times, the TV networks and NPR have a liberal media bias against the conservatives?
If you answered 'yes' to all three of those questions, then let me ask you one more...
Why isn't the mainstream media talking about the death threats against Republican politicians in Wisconsin?

ding ding ding ding ding! we have a winner!

published at a most unlikely source, the Huff post...

Read it all it will be time well spent.

Meanwhile here at home....

Larry Bliss couldn't find work in his home state of Maine so, like many unemployed, he broadened his search and located a job elsewhere in the country. Unlike most unemployed, however, Bliss had "state legislator" listed on his resume as his current title during his entire 16-month job hunt.
Our fine Democrat ex-legislator adds this snippit of sudden self awareness:
"The irony is both sides of the aisle are all talking about the need to move forward with economic development to create jobs," he said. "It's frustrating to admit that we as a state have so failed our citizens that I have to leave to find a job. It's a sad comment on how the legislature works." 

40 years of Democrat dominance in Maine government has culminated in one of the worst job markets in the US and a business hostile state Bureaucracy. Oh the humanity!

America's chickens are coming home to roost! - the iWon's spiritual advisor Rev. Wright

President Obama has accomplished what was once believed to be impossible making the French look like decisive world leaders....

And the UN has almost outdone itself by making a decision in record time! Now that Gaddafi has all but totally destroyed the rebels, the UN has forced itself into protecting them.

Is it too little too late?

Will a no-fly zone bring an end to Gaddafi or just create a festering civil war that never ends? I'm betting on a festering civil war.

No doubt a 6th fleet carrier is moving into position and the US will take the lead on this. I'm hoping the French and Italians put their military where their mouths are and step up, wouldn't that be a change?

cuz it's hard being President....

Joe Bonamassa

This is sort of old news. Last fall I went to the Hampton Casino and saw Joe Bonamassa perform, it was a fantastic show. I found these videos from the show posted on you tube.

Joe is a fantasic player! You can get some free Bonamass downloads and a constant stream of news if you go to and join.

the left continues the charm offensive in Wisconsin

Some children apparently never grow up. The temper tantrum continues. Big Government has an excellent compilation of the on-going union thuggery in Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How bad is it?

Tax the rich? Eat the rich?

The cure to all of the US's fiscal ills according to the left is to "tax the rich". I agree that many of the rich could certainly afford to pay more in taxes but the cure according to fish is a flat tax so that the loopholes, which mostly only work for the rich, are gone.

Lately that idiot Michael Moore has been telling the US that there's plenty of money. I found this article quite interesting:
The United States of America has about 400 billionaires. Moore calls them “400 little Mubaraks.” About half of those have less than $2 billion each, and those with a net worth in the double-digit billions is an exclusive club of about 30.
The grand total of the combined net worth of every single one of America’s billionaires is roughly $1.3 trillion. It does indeed sound like a “ton of cash” until one considers that the 2011 deficit alone is $1.6 trillion. So, if the government were to simply confiscate the entire net worth of all of America’s billionaires, we’d still be $300 billion short of making up this year’s deficit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This just says it all

the tantrum continues

Now with mafia-like thuggery:
The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor
Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in
Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this
request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not
respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with
Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters,
and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.

In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining,
please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the
goods and services provided by your company.....
Mob rule in action.

Death threats:
SHEBOYGAN — State Sens. Joe Leibham and Glenn Grothman said they are among as many as 18 Republican senators who received a death threat following their votes to eliminate most collective bargaining powers for public workers.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Now more than ever it's time to stand up to these union thugs and the Democrats behind them and say no.

Friday, March 11, 2011

NPR stealing from the poor to entertain the rich since 1970

Straight from the horse's mouth:

What happened as a result is that we unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite

Read more:

Everyone knows the predominately white, liberal, high educated, elite need subsidies for their radio station...

This is the face of the new civility

glad we could clear that up

The Union/Democrat circle jerk of corruption

The ongoing temper tantrum of the left in Wisconsin demonstrates the left's lack of respect for our representative democracy. Remember when Obama told the republics "I won"? Remember when the Democrats jammed their ill conceived "ObamaCare" down our throats? Remember Obama telling Republicans they could "come along for the ride" but they needed to "sit down and shut up in the back of the bus"? Remember all the talking heads of the party mouthpiece telling us "elections have consequences"?

Democrats only support democracy when they are winning. The rest of the time they undermine the legislative process with threats, coercion and legal action.

But in this case the underlying reason for the Democrat's hysteria is money; funds derived from a circle of corruption. It is no secret that the vast majority of political donations coming from unions goes to Democrats. So when a "public service" union sits down at the table to "negotiate" for wages and benefits with the politicians the negotiation is always win/win for the union and the pols, while the public gets to pick up the tab. As union wages and membership rise, union dues increase and that gives the unions more money to give back to the very politicians that negotiate their benefits and wages.

While I believe that unions, like all parasites, eventually sicken or kill their host, I have no objection to public employees forming unions. I do object to public unions making political contributions.

The congress and all the states should pass legislation blocking political contributions from unions that represent public employees. Failure to do this is de facto consent to corruption.

My sympathies go out to Japan

There is nothing like mother nature to put humans in their place. My sympathies to the Japanese people. I hope you can pull your lives back together quickly.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fish awakens

Over on the pub a discussion broke out because my wife recently bought a Prius. Some people thought that planning for increases in energy costs was akin to asking for prices to rise. I posted this in response

I've been an advocate of an "apollo" like program to end the US dependence on imported oil since about 1974. 

We cannot drill our way out of this, but not drilling doesn't help even more. In the meantime I don't believe that the attitude of 1 of us, or even 50 million of us will impact the price at the pump for the foreseeable future. We are held hostage to a legacy of bickering and indecision reaching back to the first Arab oil embargo in 1973-74. Every President and every congress since then has failed us in a most fundamental way. We should have realized then that it was only a matter of time before this would undermine our country. 

I honestly believe that we need a leader who can stand up and make this stick:

"Part of what makes the US both free and successful is the fact that we have millions of cars. Personal transportation is one of our greatest success stories. Instead of insisting that Americans change the way they live, limiting our freedom, our choice and destroying our standard of living, our very culture, we should instead embrace this fundamental fact and address the real issue, that being our dependence on energy imports. The fix for this is twofold; 1. we drill every greasy spot in sight in order to increase supply which will reduce prices (short term fix) and 2. we invest in converting ourselves to a hydrogen economy (the long term solution). That investment will be expensive but in the end the US will once again be the innovator of the world by being first. That investment will pay us back many times over just as the Apollo program has."

In the meantime reality rears it's ugly head, gas will hit 5 or 6 dollars a gallon this year and it's a damn good bet that it won't go down much. Smart people plan for reality, I'm also installing a new highly efficient furnace this spring and doing a fair amount of work to the house intended to cut my heating and cooling costs because those are going to skyrocket along with gas and every other thing we purchase.