"Like a broken clock that's correct twice per day, Rall occasionally gets a few things right.
For example, what does Barack Obama have in common with Warren G. Harding? Both are awful Presidents, but at least give Harding some credit. He openly admitted he had no clue as to how to do the job of a President. Obama has no clue, but won't dare admit it. So even Warren Harding is one-up on Barack Obama.
"Resign, Mr. President", says Rall, "You won't be missed". Indeed. A great many people are resenting the fact they voted for this charlatan.
But that's the extent of any credit I can give Ted Rall.
If Rall had a real job, one, for example, that involved actually doing work, he might realize (as he suggests) banning light trucks is a bad idea. Many small business owners, particularly those involved in manual trades, depend on light trucks to carry tools and equipment and haul loads. And Rall wants to screw them by making light trucks illegal, a strange wish coming from someone who cares so deeply for the working man, don't you think? Then again, if this self-described Really Smart Guy actually took the time to think through his half-baked suggestions, maybe he wouldn't make them.
One other question Rall might raise - if he didn't so thoroughly hate Big Oil - would be to ask why energy companies are forced into the logistical nightmare of drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place. See: Domestic Bans on Drilling. Government and so-called environmentalists should admit their role in pushing drilling off the continent into the middle of the ocean.
It was just a matter of time before a venture such as BP's Deepwater Horizon went so horribly south. As a result, everyone (and not the least the environment and the Gulf Coast states) will be paying through the nose for the limitations concerning onshore production.
Add to that, we are utterly dependent on foreign sources of petroleum - much of it from countries that don't like us very much - to meet our energy needs. It would be at least ten years before we could develop the infrastructure capacity to meet the needs ourselves. Add another ten years before alternative energy sources become viable enough to fully replace the demand for fossil fuels.
It's an old saying, but it bears repeating - "screw the oil companies, and you'll end up freezing in the dark".
Let’s hope we don’t have to find out how true that really is."