Today’s 15 Minutes on Latin America at NowLive: The Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Please note the new time: 2PM Eastern.
Save the neglected Obama school in Kenya! Juliette Ochieng has decided to save the Obama Kogelo Secondary School, which has been neglected by the annointed – who, as Neoneocon‘s commenter puts it, is following Clinton’s example of
On all issues, he tried to present an image of a man taking positive action. That he actually took little or no action was of no consequence.
Juliette, who takes action, is starting a non-profit. Go to her blog and scroll down, and contribute.
Since his inflated ego has gotten him so far, Obama’s now saying that inflating your tires will save as much gasoline as “all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling.” Hear for yourselves:
John Hinderaker of Power Line (h/t Larwyn) sat down and did the numbers:
Just for fun, I did the math. Properly inflating your tires can improve gas mileage by 3%. Of course, many people already keep their tires properly inflated, and many more are at least close to being properly inflated. Let’s be generous and assume that one-half of the total possible savings would be realized if we all inflated our tires properly; that’s a net gain of 1.5% fuel efficiency.
Americans drive approximately 2,880 billion miles per year. If we average 24 mpg, we use around 120 billion gallons of gasoline in our vehicles. If, through perfect tire inflation, we improved our collective fuel efficiency by 1.5%, that would be 1.8 billion gallons. A barrel of oil produces around 20 gallons of gasoline, so the total savings available through tire inflation is approximately 90,000,000 barrels of oil annually.
How does this stack up against “all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling?”
ANWR: 10 billion barrels
Outer Continental Shelf: 18 billion barrels (estimated; the actual total is undoubtedly much higher, since exploration has been banned)
Oil shale: 1 trillion barrels
So, on the above assumptions, it would take only 11,308 years of proper tire inflation to equal “all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling.”
Alfonzo has a new video, The Vote Reaper, martial arts and Kentucky Fried analogies included:
Update on the blog move:
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Obama (finally!) Reaching Out to American Muslims through the Chicago political machine:
In contrast, Obama’s point person is Mazen Asbahi, a longtime Chicago lawyer with heavy involvement at the grassroots level of the Muslim community there.
(h/t the Baron)