So Chavez says we can't kick our oil habit:
I have total and unconditional belief in America's ability to rise to a challenge. We came up with assembly lines and tanks and know-how and, despite what Marc says, the ability to beat the Nazi's. We invented the Internet - or Al Gore did. We came up with Unix and computers and the ability to beat our own human chess whizzes with a computer.
We can come up with ecologically friendly energy solutions. I'm sure of it. I just don't know what we need to do to motivate us to action. What is the call? How many plants & animals need to go extinct first? Or maybe we could just get our ego dented... Chavez says we can't.
We don't like Chavez. He says we're dumb... we should prove him wrong. Maybe we can get Putin to say the same thing? And Jintao could say that their Communism will bring our oil dependent Capitalism to its knees. Insult our ego! Say we're not good enough and maybe that will get the Heartland motivated to prove our worth. Bring it on!