Patrick Germond: Light at end of tunnel
Craig (Editor's note: This is the second part of a letter to the editor recently submitted by Mr. Germond.)
To the Editor:
There is some sweet justice on the way. The light at the end of the tunnel may be coming from the U.S. Air Force. It's going to start mixing a 50/50 blend of oil based fuel with natural gas and/or coal based fuel just such as the Germans did in World War II. There is no drop in performance from the 100 percent oil based gas. It's a good bet that soon afterward, civilian versions will start showing up. Since the environmentalists don't like the little holes punched in the ground by a drilling rig, and they have been trying to convince us the U.S. is out of oil, we can now start open-pit mining for coal across America. What rubs me wrong is that thanks to these people, who barely rank higher on the intelligence chart than a carrot, America may become energy independent. The hilarious irony of this is that the people who love the Earth so much may now have a valid point for open-pit mining. It may embarrass them more than the whole biofuel debacle.
As far as Gov. Ritter stopping oil production and exploration because of the spotted prairie chicken, he is as deluded as the environmentalists who want to shut down Alaska.
Please, no one tell him about the polar prairie dog that lives in the mountains here. The reason is, if he found out about them, he would try to stop further oil exploration in Northwest Colorado. I say we ask him if we can drill for oil when gas gets to $7 a gallon. My brother-in-law drilled a well in Walden this winter, and the thing went nuts. They had to bulldoze into it all winter on a daily basis so the trucks could get to it, it was producing so much.
Nothing so far has been shown to limit the size of the lake of oil we are sitting on here in Northwest Colorado or in Alaska. I would drill through a polar bear to get to the dragons in the ground. So next time one of these people come up to you and they are wearing a save the cows T-shirt or a chicken foot peace symbol, just smile politely and refer them to a good rehab center where they can get some help.
Then tell them life is about dealing with their problems, not checking out with marijuana.
If they say "the debate is over," ask them how that worked out with the whole "the world is flat" debate. Tell them the debate will be over when they shut up.
They are self delusional because of the THC intake, and this may last for sometime before their head clears up after they quit. We must vote against and fight Big Weed. "Fight the Haze," I say. I'll give up my SUV when potters quit lighting up and go to work. Hey, hippies, stop global warming. Put your bong out.