Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Sometime Mind of Joe Biden

In the comments to the previous post, David Foster provided us with a link to his piece on the mind of Joe Biden. Short answer-- it’s worse than we think. Long answer-- here is a sample of Foster’s excellent analysis:

Here’s President Biden, in his ‘infrastructure’ speech, talking about the future of transportation:

I tell the kids…they’re going to see more change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 years. We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds — supersonic speeds. Be able to, figuratively, if you may — if we decided to do it, traverse the world in about an hour, travel 21,000 miles an hour. So much is changing. We have got to lead it.

21,000 mph is about Mach 28, or 28 times the speed of sound. No aircraft goes this fast today, and that includes high-performance military and experimental aircraft.  Air resistance–which increases with the square of airspeed–limits the highest practical speeds for atmosphere-inhabiting, air-breathing vehicles.  If you want to go Mach 28, you need not an airplane but a spaceship.  It would certainly be possible to provide intercontinental rocket-based passenger service–Elon Musk has been talking about something of the kind–but there are serious problems, including the acceptability of the G-forces to passengers, and such a service would surely be very expensive, not something for the mass market.  And, very significantly, such vehicles would be completely incompatible with Biden’s hostility toward fossil fuels.

And that’s just the beginning. Follow the link and read on.

The most amazing part of this is that the mainstream media, not to mention the Republican Party, has not called out Biden on his constant errors and disinformation. At the least we know that he is not trusting the science. He does not know the difference between science and science fiction.

1 comment:

370H55V said...

Donald Fagen did it better--and made more sense.