We could drill everywhere in the U.S. and not meet our energy needs or reduce prices. The U.S. contains only 3 or 4 percent of the world's proven oil and gas reserves. As the U.S. Department of Interior has indicated, at the most, only 4 billion barrels of oil reserves lie off the entire Atlantic coast - about a 200-day supply based on current U.S. consumption of 20 million barrels a day.
We do not need to open new areas for drilling. Four times more natural gas is available in areas a...
This week: There's not much bad to say about the final
2/3 of "There's No Place Like Home", but I give it my best shot anyway.
LOST, Season 4, Episodes 13 & 14
There’s No Place Like Home (pts 2 & 3)
I. The Future They Create
A. What about Locke’s reppaearance off the island makes it important to call him
“Jeremy Bentham” at every opportunity? You’re adding five syllables to the name
of a guy who’s had one name for the entirety of y...
This week: The greenhouse effect as everyone storms
towards The Orchid on "There's No Place Like Home."
LOST, Season 4, Episode 12
There’s No Place Like Home
I. Leavin’ On A Jet Plane, Don’t Know When I’ll Go Nuts And Demand To Go
A. It would be harsh to classify Jack’s schemes as harebrained (and I’m no
stranger to being harsh about what Jack does, doesn’t do, thinks, doesn’t think,
is, isn’t, etc.), but wh...
This week: Great, just what I needed, more story
complications in "Cabin Fever".
LOST, Episode 4.11
I. Locke To The Future
A. Maybe I should consult Juliet on this one, but I wasn’t aware that being six
months pregnant and getting hit by a car means you have to deliver the kid
immediately? I can see an emergency c-section if something went wrong with the
mom, but since Mama Locke has a Claire-like dexterity and suffered little more
than a scrape on the head...
This week: Jack wishes he had "Something Nice Back
Home," but we quickly learn again why Jack can't have nice things: because he's
LOST, Episode 4.10
Something Nice Back Home
I. Meet The New Jack, Same As The Old Jack
A. Every Jack-centric episode makes it more and more frustrating that he’s the
“focal” character of the show. This time around, as we watch his descent into
the bearded madness to come, it’s becoming painfully obvious that he&rsq...
I've maintained since W. was re-elected that the only way the Dems could lose in 2008 was if they nominated Hilary. This has been their election to lose for almost 4 years now, but darn it if they don't seem like they're finally getting around to doing it....
Among the many things that Hilary's insistance on staying in the race demonstrates is the primacy with which she views herself. She wants to be President so badly it is becoming evident she is willing to burn down the entire party to ...
This week: Benry deals with the changing of the rules
in "The Shape Of Things To Come".
LOST, Episode 4.09
The Shape Of Things To Come
I. The Benry Identity
A. When he jumped in the ol’ Dharma Port-A-Bear machine and beamed himself off
the Island, he either missed his connecting teleport or he has a poor grasp of
the climate in the Sahara region.
B. The two horseback marauders who found Ben were probably Libyan or some other
make or model of North African (aka not te...
“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
I distinctly remember going to see “Star Wars” in 1977. I was only 8 years old, but my parents took my sister and I to see the phenomenon. It was only showing at a single screen theater in downtown Lake Charles at the time, but we stood in line got our tickets and changed our lives.
From the moment the...
If you never actually saw “Exotic” Adrian Street live this won’t do the man justice.
Then again…maybe it will.
After yesterday’s carpet bombing of the “Star Wars” franchise I thought I should try to make amends to Hollywood.
Summer movie time is quickly approaching. It’s that special time of year where Hollywood depletes most of its budget for the year in hopes that we’ll all line up at the neighborhood googleplex to see the latest spin on an old TV show or Previous Blockbuster Plus Number.
I love what we loving refer to around my house as “popcorn movies.&r...