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Spend three minutes to watch something that the rent-seeking utilities, GE and of course Big Wind don’t want you to see. This Canadian nightmare, being replayed in Wisconsin and many points south, is the sort of genius on which your money is being wasted by the bloated federal government, loopy states and even more frivolous local governments, paying for the contraptions in subsides, for the bureaucracy to bully you into accepting and then in facilitating this hell, which then once more you pay for with higher electricity rates. Ah, yes, and again, when the obvious, predictable, yet always ‘unforeseen’ consequence of exporting jobs to less mad worlds emerge.
Doesn’t create jobs on net. Doesn’t help the economy. Has no climatic impact. Doesn’t reduce emissions on net. Doesn’t help the environment. It just robs Peter to pay Paul, wreaking havoc and wrecking lives along the way.
And you, the federal taxpayers, now spend more on wind subsidies than you do on ethanol. Before any haircut the poor moonshine peddlers will take in the form of cutting their subsidies…because they got a mandate. A mandate so huge they cannot meet it despite diverting fallow and productive cropland to try and feed the beast. Wind is now bigger. Great.
Yes, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’ is terrifying.
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?