It's a very good thing my Jetta TDI gets 40+ MPG or this would really hurt where it counts. Fortunately, we don't have to fill up the gas tank very often, so when I traveled home a different way from daycare yesterday and drove past this local gas station, I was shocked to see the price posted for diesel fuel!
This is Bad (capital B), and I feel worse for those of you with long commutes or who make a living off of travel. Isn't it long past time our country makes some real, solid long-term plans to cut our dependence on foreign energy? I don't want Lukas growing up in a world fighting over ever dwindling supplies. We really need to buckle down and break our nationwide addiction to oil, especially so our children and grandchildren don't have to live with this legacy.
I know the current presidential candidates, especially Barak Obama, have proposed great ideas and plans to move in the direction of alternate energy sources. Even if only some come to pass, it would be a welcome move in the right direction. So, I am excited to get a new administration into place. One which will hopefully look at our energy issues and find new solutions for our future generations, instead of being short-sighted and creating more tense and serious global problems and issues. (Something that has been happening in spades over the last several years). _
All that being said, November (and Jan 20, 2009) can't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned!