Skip to comments.Going Green is Gauche on Robert Kennedy’s Private Ocean
Posted on 06/23/2012 5:07:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
Robert Kennedy Jr. wants you to know that hes all in favor of green energy projects.
As an environmentalist, he explained seven years ago in the New York Times, I support wind power, including wind power on the high seas. I am also involved in siting wind farms in appropriate landscapes, of which there are many.
That alone should qualify him for a Presidential Medal of Freedom if, you know, he hadnt supported Hillary Clinton for president rather than Barack Obama.
But Kennedy also thinks that we shouldnt get too carried away by the prospect of free wind power- especially when his pet projects like the Kennedy trust fund, the Kennedy ocean views and the Kennedy beachfront property on Nantucket Sound are in conflict with free wind power.
I mean there is free for me, and there is free for thee.
Which did you think Kennedy prefers?
There may be many sites, but come on: There arent THAT many.
I wouldn't build a wind farm in Yosemite National Park, he claims. Nor would I build one on Nantucket Sound, which is exactly what the company Energy Management is trying to do with its Cape Wind project.
Darn companies always trying to DO something. Why cant they be more like the Kennedys and get a trust fund and a few famous dead relatives, and then do nothing for a living except milk both?
Well, at least Robert Jr. admits hes God. For a Kennedy, thats a kind of progress.
The Cape Wind project has come under fire because SOME PEOPLE think that SOME OTHER PEOPLE are supporting or opposing the project to advance their own personal property, partisan or pecuniary interests.
Well, THATs the kind of liberal food fight I want watch.
Especially if it involves enviros heaving Big Gulps at other enviros, either in Manhattan- or Marthas Vineyard.
On the one side, we have Obama and the White House, along with Mass. Governor Deval Patrick, who Republicans have accused of using undue influence on the Cape Wind project ala other green schemes just like they did with Solyndra.
[E]mails obtained by Cape Wind foes through a public records request, reports the Boston Herald, and provided to the Herald do not specifically name Obama or Gov. Deval Patrick. But other public documents in the decade-old Cape Wind saga show that Patrick not only embraced the project but also was prodded to convince Obama to do the same.
The White House replied with something like: I am not a crook. Whats that stain on Monicas dress? I killed bin Laden. Its George Bush fault. Tax the billionaires! Take that Libya! I [heart] gays. I [heart] some Hispanics, but others not so much. Sandra Fluke may be loose, but shes not a slut. If only Catholics would pay for abortions out of priests salaries we really could get this economy going again. They picked to be born in a country where my tax dollars fund the roads they drive to church on. All Democrats might be half-Cherokee for purposes of federal set aside rules. Send more stimulus.
There was more, but I digress- which of course qualifies me to be a top Obama campaign strategist.
Forward! Or better yet: Digress!
Its kind of the Obama campaign equivalent of Monty Pythons King Arthurs call to Run Away.
On the other side of the Cape Wind dispute are rich, entitled, trust fund liberals who want to enjoy their tequila sunrise unimpeded, unhindered and undiluted.
While most polls show support for the project- even though it makes electricity at higher costs than regular power plants (this is Massachusetts after all) - Heartland reports that a poll by the College of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware, found high-income residents were the least likely to support Cape Wind.
Gee I wonder why that is? Its not that they own ocean-front property, right?
Kennedy cites the navigation hazards in the Sound, because thats where he and his friends drive big, bad, blinged-out boats.
Yeah: The boat Kennedy is on, pictured below courtesy MSNBC, is the BIG one in the background.
And of course, nothing drives enviros to even further extreme positions than big, bad, blinged boats when all they get is a raft with frumpy women. Is that Sandra Fluke hiding under that hat?
We are, simply put, in a state of ecological emergency," says a letter cited by MSNBC asking Kennedy to reconsider his position. "Constructing windmills six miles from Cape Cod, where they will be visible as half-inch dots on the horizon, is the least that we can do."
Well, the least we can do actually is consider the true economic costs- you know, the ones for me and thee- and make decision based on that. Thats where liberals really have a hard time. Because their belief system includes everything except for a belief in any fixed principle, while specifically excluding the concept of hypocrisy for themselves.
And thats what I love about in-house, liberal fights.I can condemn both side and still be right.
check out Brightsource, the Kennedy raid on the taxpayer to augment Bobby’s trust fund
He doesn’t want wind power because it would obstruct the view of his private ocean.
Wind power has to go to where there is continual wind, to get the most opportune advantage possible. If it has to go into Yellowstone Park....so be it. Since it’s all natural power, I don’t see why anyone would say much against it. Course, birds do whack against it and die off....but that’s just something you’d have to accept if you are into Green power.
Would very much like Mr. Kennedy to shove a wind farm up his ss.
The White House replied with something like: I am not a crook. Whats that stain on Monicas dress? I killed bin Laden. Its George Bush fault. Tax the billionaires! Take that Libya! I [heart] gays. I [heart] some Hispanics, but others not so much. Sandra Fluke may be loose, but shes not a slut. If only Catholics would pay for abortions out of priests salaries we really could get this economy going again. They picked to be born in a country where my tax dollars fund the roads they drive to church on. All Democrats might be half-Cherokee for purposes of federal set aside rules. Send more stimulus. Funniest vitriol i have ever read.
Typical liberal hypocrite
Not into green power or whatever. Most of it is a scam right to money launder.
Well, the Kennedys and like ilk are hypocrites.
However, I'm pretty sure Cape Wind isn't an economically viable project without taxpayer subsidies and government mandated over charges on a generic commodity.
If you live in MA, then you are being forced to give up more of your otherwise personally disposable income to Cape Wind so they can funnel some of that back to the pols as campaign donations.
Yep, it's a scam all right.
Back in 2004, John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) was against Cape Wind before he was for Cape Wind. That is, after he found out that Cape Wind and/or its principals made campaign donations.
Look up the economic term "Rent Seeking".
How about the Columbia River Gorge? Apparently that's okay for windfarms on the mountaintops.
Enjoyed reading this. Funny guy.
What a perfect desciption of these effete and priviledged elitists.
Look up the economic term “Rent Seeking”.
Embarrassed to admit that I’ve never come across that term before but its certainly a useful one to describe many financial contrivances that are of dubious value or social benefit. Thanks for posting this and brining an important term to our attention. Regards.
This is true ... not much of the wind generated power is actually of benefit. Some of it is off set continually by the cost of operating the generator accompanying it, 24 hours a day. Electricity must be produced constantly. Approximately 25%- 30% is lost in the beginning. Electric power must be constant ... This is another idea that is not truly worthwhile. There must be something, streamers, etc. to warn the birds of the fans danger.
BAD IDEA, ... wind chargers.
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