T. Boone is back, advocating his plan to replace all the natural gas used to generate electricity with wind power and then use that natural gas to replace all the oil we use for transportation. Natural gas, says Pickens, is "cheap, cleaner, abundant, and it's ours."
Pickens takes a bite of the "Be afraid of terrorists" apple, telling reporters that the failed Christmas crotch bomber reminds that "we are still at war."
Tell you the truth, when it comes to fighting terrorists, I'd rather put up windmills than drop my pants at the airport.
- I appreciate Rep. Dan Lederman's effort to get South Dakota to yank its state investments in Iran. However, from the "tip of the iceberg" department, the U.S. imported 1.5 billion barrels of oil from other "dangerous or unstable" countries... and that doesn't include 435 million more barrels that year from Venezuela (and Republicans chide President Obama for talking to Hugo Chavez).
- Oh, and did I say failed crotch bomber? NDSU prof Jarret Brachman says the jihadis think otherwise:
"They have a fundamentally different understanding of what success is. For them, as long as they're in the fight, they've succeeded. As long as they're generating media attention, as long as this dominates our minds, they're winning. They don't have to actually execute the attack [Dr. Jarret Bachman, interview with Deborah Amos, NPR Morning Edition, 2010.01.14].
It makes me nervous that I can think like a terrorist.