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Whatever happened to the greatest threat and all that?
Here we see a Reuters article revealing that, in a desperate scramble to avoid further losing popularity, falling prey to and further stoking fear German Chancellor Angela Merkel is shutting down seven of Germany’s seventeen nuclear reactors, which overall provide about one-third of the country’s electricity. The price for CO2 emission ration coupons has soared. That’s ok. Consumers pay it.
It seems there were some anti-nuclear protests in conservative strongholds so she’s shutting down reactors just reviewed and declared safe as part of the (now somewhat less operative) decision to extend the county’s use of nukes because, well, otherwise that leaves them with coal. Shuddder.
This not only goes back at least in part on a hard won and thoroughly considered position, but appears to be unconstitutional. Worse, Merkel added to alarmism to deflect claims that she was acting political. Perish the thought. Better whip up some more fear.
Which sort of pandering to a lobby by advancing their scare campaign, come to think of it, is what got Germany in this position to begin with. If they hadn’t sworn off their abundant coal, this wouldn’t be an issue.
And so, as I note here, please do not feel secure leaving the choice of energy source to politicians. They’ve loused it up, spectacularly, all along. And now are steering societies all around the earth to energy poverty. Instead of just letting people use what works economically. Coal, gas, and (for transport, even if some still use it for electricity) oil.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?