liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Where is Venezuela?

I wonder what most Americans would give as the answer to this question.

Could it be that Gail Norton sees the need to soften the loss of Venezuelan oil from our energy supply for a while? She makes a big case for drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge.

Then there's HR 807, introduced last month and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. This bill provided for a
`(F) BICYCLE COMMUTING ALLOWANCE- The term `bicycle commuting allowance' means an amount provided to an employee for transportation on a bicycle if such transportation is in connection with travel between the employee's residence and place of employment.'
Who knows what kind of a well-funded, energetically promoted and community-organized bill like that could do to our oil consumption?


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