racist allegations from Don Imus and additional calls for Alberto Gonzales to resign is the fact that gasoline prices have risen once again.
I paid $2.61 a gallon at my local gas station. Despite urgings that gas prices will ease off in the next couple weeks, I am not comforted. If I was convinced that the major oil producers were providing more than lip service towards alternative sources of fuel, I would bear this discomfort.
But what has happened is essentially this: a new baseline has been established. Gasoline will, in my humble opinion, never fall below $2 ever again.
The main issue is that we need to convert cars over to alternative sources as soon as possible. Ethanol is just a start. What about some radical thinking: perhaps every car could be equipped with a mechanical means to burn fuel more efficiently.
I wonder about this upcoming hurricane season and wonder what global warming induced storm we'll see this summer and early fall.