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March 16, 2011

Obama Channels Scott Miller

Filed under: Energy,Politics — The Professor @ 5:29 am

Obama at his press conference, 11 March, 2011:

You may want to buy a fuel-efficient car, but you may not be able to afford it. And so you’re stuck with the old clunker that’s getting 8 or 10 miles a gallon.

Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, 8 Miles a Gallon:

From Washington to Arlington to the House of Saud
They’ll all be buying shovels so they can have a job
And I’ll be living happy in the Shenandoah Valley
Rollin’ down the road on 8 miles per gallon

Miller does have a suggestion for a fully organic, alternative energy source:

So I invent a big engine
make it run on bullshit
put in on a chassis
Buddy, it’ll never quit
invent a big engine
make it run on bullshit
put it on a train track
Buddy, it’ll never quit
invent a big engine
make it run on bullshit
put it on the highway
Buddy, it’ll never quit

Hey, we could tell the Middle East to pound sand (which they have a lot of) if we could make engines run on bullshit (which we have even more of, especially in the 202 area code).

But seriously: who do you know who drives an “old clunker” that gets 8 miles a gallon?  Yes, there are a few people in this vast land of 300+ million souls who do, but not many.  Is this just another revealing insight into how Obama envisions what life among the bitter clingers who can’t afford arugula is like?

But Obama has a solution, of course: his magical electric cars.  Which require batteries, of course.  But Obama has found the cool solution:

U.S. President Barack Obama has championed “multi-megawatt vanadium redox fuel cells” for mass-storage batteries as “one of the coolest things I’ve ever said out loud”. [Which means, I guess, that he is always saying even cooler things in his head.]

How cool does it sound to say “China currently dominates world vanadium production and has been restricting exports“?

When does reality intrude?  Ever?

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