Monday, August 28, 2023

Show me the infrastructure

Blue Virginia's love affairs with electric cars seems to rely more on projections and hope than the desires of the motoring public.
He doubts the coming rules on auto sales are "bans."
But if 95% of the public buys gas-powered engines this year and the new rule only allows 65% in 2026, isn't that a ban on buying the type of car you want?
If the state goal has been met, no gas-powered engine for you.
Sounds like a ban to me.
The argument of the benefits of electric vehicles ignores the infrastructure issue - what good is a car if there's no place to charge?
If you run out of power before your destination?
If governments were serious about a transition to electric cars, they'd be building charge stations at government buildings and rest areas on the interstate where they would be needed.
Selling lots of cars doesn't help if they can't be used as the motoring public has come to expect.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Winning matters

Blue Virginia likes a Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, but not sure they make the argument they think they've made.
The editorial thinks Governor Youngkin's "Parents Matter" agenda is not supported by the majority.
But he won election in 2021 with that agenda.
Does the editorial writer think the voters didn't really know what they're voting for?
The editorial mentions the Terry McAuliffe quote that Blue Virginia ignores.
“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision. … I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”
That was the majority maker.
That's how Youngkin's agenda can succeed.
There are more parents than teachers.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Blind Guides

The Other McCain tries to understand Michael Oher's motivation in suing the people who helped him during his teenage years.
We can only speculate on Michael Oher’s motives in turning against the Tuohy family like this. If I had to guess, I’d imagine Oher’s experiencing some financial difficulty in his post-NFL life, and listened to some of his “friends” telling him he had been unfairly exploited. The explanation from the film producer makes that seem unlikely, and this sad chapter in Oher’s life is an unfortunate turn in what had been an inspiring story.
Oher's gone from "The Blind Side" to following "Blind Guides."

Sunday, August 13, 2023

We must conserve liberal errors?

There's an interesting post on Blue Virginia today, calling out current Republicans for not being conservative like Republicans of the past.
The Supreme Court isn't conservative because it overturned Roe v. Wade
Ron DeSantis isn't conservative because he doesn't allow Disney to push a woke agenda without consequences.
And how can the family friendly support Trump?
The answers are obvious.
Democrats are worse.
Being conservative doesn't mean letting liberal changes be locked into place.
It means returning to the right way before liberals messed things up.
I know it's a hard concept for liberals to understand.
If you don't think current Republicans are following the historic conservative model, being conservative doesn't mean conserving liberal mistakes.