• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Gas Prices Expected to Rise Due to Biofuel Mandate

Biofuel Mandate Will Raise Gas Prices

July 11, 2014  from the National Center for Policy Analyisis:

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that gasoline prices will increase by 13 cents to 26 cents per gallon by 2017 if the Renewable Fuels Standard remains unchanged, according to the Daily Signal.

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) encourages increased production of various forms of ethanol and biodiesel, and it mandates that fuel contain a certain amount of renewable fuel. But despite the fact that consumers do not want these fuels (and that advanced biofuels have failed to meet production and use targets), the oil industry is forced to produce them.

  • RFS advocates promised that production of cellulosic ethanol (made from non-edible plant material) would be able to match projected use, but they were radically wrong. Cellulosic ethanol has been largely unsuccessful.
  • While corn producers have been able to produce plenty of corn-ethanol, the low energy content in each gallon makes the fuel unattractive.
  • Refiners cannot legally add any more ethanol to E10 gasoline (10 percent ethanol, 90 percent gasoline), as it can only contain up to 10 percent ethanol.
  • Refiners are having a difficult time getting consumers to buy their 85 percent ethanol blend (E85 — 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) without selling it below production costs.

In order to meet RFS consumption targets, the CBO estimates that refiners would have to lower the price of E85 by as much as $1.27 per gallon to encourage sales. To do this, they would have to raise the price of their lower-ethanol content gasoline.

Almost 40 percent of American corn goes towards ethanol, not food, production. Hence, the RFS drives up commodity prices, food prices and the cost of both gasoline — providing little environmental benefit along the way.

Source: David Kreutzer, “This Standard in One Reason the Price of Gas Will Increase,” Daily Signal, June 30, 2014.

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