First of all, hasn't October been great? The weather's been phenomenal! But I sense a change is coming. Oh well, it is CNY.

Now then, a point made numerous times by many conservatives now being pointed out by some Democrats is that ethanol in gasoline is a "flop".

The amount of energy that goes into making a gallon of ethanol is a lot! I hear 28 gallons of water to make a gallon of gas, 170 gallons to produce a gallon of ethanol. Absurd. Plus, there's an environmental disadvantage and there's been an economic disadvantage to many parts of the country despite the positive benefit for the Corn Belt.

But wait...Isn't it all "for the children"?