03 September 2008

Thoughts from the 50th Floor: Breakfast at the RNC

So breakfast this morning was on the 50th Floor of the IDS building in downtown Minneapolis: "Windows on Minnesota". This is the view out one of those windows, an iconic downtown Minneapolis office building on the right and the Mississippi River flowing on the left.

As we walked out of the hotel this morning on our way to Windows, we were immediately hit with the after-effects of Labor Day - Fall has fallen on Minnesota. The brisk breeze this morning was an amazing refreshment after months of heat and humidity, and served to wake us all up in a hurry, despite the early hour. (I was up working on the blog and still unresolved video issues from yesterday until about 2AM... 0730 meeting in the lobby came awfully early today.)

Our speaker this morning was also well worth the wait - one of America's finest entrepreneurs, T. Boone Pickens. Mr. Pickens is out working on promoting his energy program, which largely consists of expanding our domestic energy production, especially revitalizing our transportation infrastructure with natural gas and our home energy needs with wind, solar, and nuclear. The environmental impacts of this would be remarkable, but the key point, as you will see below, is removing America's dependence on foreign sources of oil. I suggest watching all five in order - this was pretty much the full speech, divided up this way so I could load on YT.

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Part IV:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was a comfort to remember that Gov. Palen also suggested that we do D)all of the above, as well as drill here, drill now! This was very informative. What a guy! Thanks again Joshua