Monday, June 13, 2011

The Trouble With Wind

Many of you will remember the original Star Trek episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles.” The Enterprise is transporting grain to a planet with the unlikely name of Sherman's Planet, which is in dispute between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. But Kirk et al discover their ship has been invaded by thousands of cute, furry, purring little critters called tribbles. They do no harm, except they eat voraciously and reproduce prodigiously. They're so cute that no one has the heart to do them any harm, but pretty soon, they've eaten all the grain and threaten to take over the ship. (Without going into plot details, Kirk and crew escape this predicament when Scotty, ever the resourceful engineer, beams the tribbles from the Enterprise onto a Klingon ship.)

Wind turbines are a little like tribbles. They're appealing, they can displace kilowatt-hours from carbon generators, and they seem to do no harm; but they consume prodigious amounts of money, and they're reproducing all over the countryside. Everybody seems to think they're wonderful, but are they going to contribute anything to our energy requirements? And, if they do, what are the downsides, if any?

Read more here...

I fully agree with George C. Loehr's basic thesis.  In fact, I think he's too kind to the wind turbine proponents.  I encourage you read it and take Mr. Loehr's warning to heart. 

I'm a big fan of alternative energy, but wind turbines are NOT the way to go. 

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Anthony Weiner - More Diversion By The Democrats And Their LIB Media Allies

The President's daily failures continue to mount.  Yemen is imploding.   Syria is torturing its citizens in broad daylight proving our diplomatic impotence.  Libya screams in agony of civil war.  The price of gas is high.  The price of food is going up.  Unemployment won't go down no matter how many "stimulus" dollars we spend.

You'd think the news media would report these things and provide some novel solutions.  You'd think the President would work longer hours.  You'd think Congress would roll up their sleeves and work with a sense of urgency... and you'd be wrong.

Having played the "Israel card" to divert our attention away from the President's overwhelming failures, we now have Anthony Weiner.  Ah!  There's nuthin' like a good old fashioned SEX SCANDAL to commandeer our attention. 

I'm still not sure what this scandal is all about, but anyone with the name of Weiner emailing pictures of his dick on the internet really should have thought of a career path other than the U.S. Congress.  I mean... it's not like I have figured out "what it all means".  The simple conclusion that has long existed is that Americans are stupid and continue to elect scoundrels to lead our country.  I really hope that's not news to you.  If it is, you're either very young or... well... you know.

In the mean time, I think you should all look past the Weiner news articles and observe what is going on in the rest of the world.  It ain't a pretty picture.  Count your blessings and don't let all these silly Weiner news stories distract you.


There is NO Santa Claus

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I'll meet you halfway

Since Jimmy Carter was elected President, the battle cry heard from Muslim nations has been "Death to America!".  Every President from Jimmy Carter onward replied: "We're willing to negotiate.  Certainly there is a compromise to be had.  We'll meet you halfway."

Reagan (Yes!  Reagan too!)
Bush Sr.
Bush Jr.
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