Thursday, April 27, 2006

Didn't His Brother Say Something About Violent Revolution?

Ted Kennedy and his limousine liberal fanclub are at it again with this fucking windmill business. They're using the same bad arguments as usual. It doesn't matter to them that they're wrong on every point. These windmills aren't going to kill birds. No worries then. They can switch to the argument that the windmills will upset the fish. Hey Ted and whoever is in charge of the Army Corp of Engineers, if you care about the fucking fishies, why don't you use some of your political clout and have the Navy stop using all that whale killin' sonar? Until then you have absolutely no right to complain about disturbing anything underwater.

There's also the argument that an offshore industrial site will be a hazard to navigation, particulary with fishermen. I'm no stranger to coastal navigation. I hold a basic navigation and seamanship certificate and much of my life has centered around PHRF and One Design yacht racing. To those who would consider windmill towers spread a half mile apart to be a dangerous obstacle, I have just one thing to say, fuck off, you have no business being on a boat. In fact, just such a field of towers with known heights and spacing would be an invaluable triangulation reference to those of us who still know how to dead reackon. Just in case the GPS loses power or the military sets SA to high.

So what is it really? Are the opponents upset that a windmill ranch will disturb the tourism industry? This outfit makes a nice chunk of cheese from a family of four. Add in a boat cruise and tourists might actually have something to look at when the Navy kills off the last whale. Put in a glass bottom and they can even check out what happens to an Oldsmobile Delmont 88 after thirty-seven years under water.

Really what all this comes down to is, in fact, the postage stamp sized smearing of white metal on the horizon that will ruin some yuppies view. Guess what, it will be one or two pixels on the CCD chip in your shiny new Canon Elph. You'll have a greater chance of simple shot noise ruining your vacation pictures.

For the rest of us it's a step in the right direction toward getting away from the wasteful burning of pollutants to power our lives. One last thing Ted, on Boston's North Shore, that's our typical view, cocksucker.

By the way, I grew up at -70.84897 and 42.51124 on that chart. That's 70° 51" 1' and 42° 30" 38' for those who know how to read one. Lisa grew up at 70° 51" 36' and 40° 32" 56' about 2.5 miles from me. We didn't meet until our late 20's. The power plant takes up much of the square 70° 52-53" and 42° 31-32"


Anonymous Daren said...

But we can just buy more oil. Problem solved.

(I saw this article in the printed Globe today at lunch and wondered if you had, too. I guess so.)

Apr 27, 2006, 1:04:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Actually, I didn't mention it in the story but I hear Kennedy and his oil swilling nephew Joe have an interest in a pipeline for a gas power plant that will compete with the windmills. I don't have a link for that so it's not on the main page. For now it's just a rumor. I think the anti-windmill argument is weak enough as it is without having to resort to unconfirmed rumors.

Apr 27, 2006, 2:41:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

Figured you’d get a kick out of this, Dean:

This windmill fiasco is reaching a level of irony not intended for mere mortals.

Apr 27, 2006, 3:52:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

Apr 27, 2006, 3:53:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

gott in himmel!!

RI link.

Apr 27, 2006, 3:55:00 PM  

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