Friday, September 26, 2008

Here's my brief take on the debate tonight.

Obama was not nearly as polished as I expected.

I agreed with McCain more than I expected.

The biggest thing for me was when McCain said that we need to cut our dependence on foreign energy by installing new nuclear reactors (amen!) and we need to cut our spending (double amen!).

Nuclear power is the best answer to our energy needs. Not our 30 year old reactor technology, but the new stuff that's been happening since our last reactor was approved in the 1970's. Pebble bed reactors are great. Let's do it. He said 45 reactors. Where do I sign?


E said...

Most americans would agree...until you tell them they are building them in your bakcyard. Remember, at least half of this nation is comprised of undereducated idiots. Why else was G.W. re-elected??

Tim said...

I agree with you on the NIMBYs. I've already got on essentially in my back yard. Perry Nuclear Power Plant is less than 12 miles from my house.

BTW, not only are there NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) now, but there are also BANANAs (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.)

boilerdowd said...

Nice comment Eric. Elitism defined.

E said...

Elitism? You don't think this country is full of idiots? Why do you think our economy is in the toilet? People bought homes they had no business buying. I could have been approved for a 500K loan in 2004, but I laughed at that and bought well within my means. I don't think what I said was elitist. I have educated myself about Nuclear Power. I am not an idiot that allowed fear mongering to sway my opinion. But perhaps educating yourself is considered elitist these days.

boilerdowd said...


1. The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups are greater in society by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.

the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals