I’m not sure everyone plays “H-O-R-S-E” the way we played it when I was a kid, but at the end of our games, the person who got the “E” had the option of taking a second chance on the last shot or making the other player “prove it” by making the shot again. The latter option was preferred when your “E” came by your opponent tossing up a running half-court hook shot, or something equally un-re-make-able. “Prove it!” you’d say.
In the current debate over using higher blends of ethanol, our opponents have been allowed to say things like “I guarantee E20 will destroy our engines,” E15 will “increase auto emissions, ” and “E15 will shred engines” – without so much as a shred of evidence.
I’m getting tired of the naysayers just being allowed to say “nay.” Go ahead and throw out those wild shots at ethanol, but it’s time for all of those ethanol haters to “prove it.” The truth is the only reason they haven’t done it before now is that proof doesn’t exist.
Posted by Ron Lamberty (3/23/09)