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Senate Dem: Save the US Postal Service with Wind Farms (video)
FoxNews.com ^ | April 25, 2012

Posted on 04/25/2012 11:04:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

As the potential collapse of the United States Postal Service looms on the horizon, one Senate Democrat has proposed an unusual plan to solve the crisis.

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) looks to harvest the electricity that windmill farms produce in order to power a new fleet of battery-operated postal delivery vehicles, replacing the previous '25 to 30 years old' 'dilapidated' vehicles.

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1 posted on 04/25/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That old saw seems true: If Wishes were horses then beggars would ride.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Delaware’s a small state. You’d have thought that by getting rid of Biden, the median political IQ would have increased.

But noooooooo


3 posted on 04/25/2012 11:07:46 AM PDT by will of the people
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Same on the Northeasterns for continually sending idiots to Washington.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 11:08:14 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So Tom, do you think we can build enough windmills off the coast of Guam to keep it from tipping over and capsizing?

I know one of your fellow dems is very worried about that I thought maybe the two of you could put your big giant brains together and come up with a solution to help the poor people of Guam.

I think it’s worth considering.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 11:09:18 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dumbass Idea of the Month award right here!...


6 posted on 04/25/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These dems and their stupidity is just so cute sometimes.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh my goodness. Guess Delaware went looking for somebody to fill the Biden moron seat - and succeeded.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 11:10:37 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No electric vehicle has the range to deliver rural mail. More pollution would be generated by people diving miles to get their mail every day.
9 posted on 04/25/2012 11:10:53 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ayep! that oughta do it!


10 posted on 04/25/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like before Tom was elected he wrote children's fairy tales.
11 posted on 04/25/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: samtheman
So Tom, do you think we can build enough windmills off the coast of Guam to keep it from tipping over and capsizing?

Wouldn't the windmills cause it to float around the ocean? Then how do we find it? /s

12 posted on 04/25/2012 11:12:46 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: samtheman
So Tom, do you think we can build enough windmills off the coast of Guam to keep it from tipping over and capsizing?

I know one of your fellow dems is very worried about that I thought maybe the two of you could put your big giant brains together and come up with a solution to help the poor people of Guam.

I think it’s worth considering.

Never laughed so hard!!!!!!!

13 posted on 04/25/2012 11:13:00 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: demkicker

Local post office here just LOST a letter we had sent and paid for to be registered, certified, returned to us, etc.

They LOST it.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: jazusamo
Sounds like before Tom was elected he wrote children's fairy tales.

His first idea was unicorn farts but Biden was able to convince him that unicorns don't fart.

15 posted on 04/25/2012 11:13:59 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“windmills”
Tom’s right. Or maybe spinach, dog turd or algae powered golf carts that sell ice cream and stamps, too.
Ken Salazar


16 posted on 04/25/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: demkicker

:)


17 posted on 04/25/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

About a week ago I saw a bumper sticker on an SUV that read, “Letter Carriers For Obama”.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 11:14:48 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Prototype postal vehicle.

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19 posted on 04/25/2012 11:15:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: mountainlion

I thought rural routes were delivered by carriers with their own cars.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 11:16:59 AM PDT by Misterioso ( The difference between stupidity and intelligence is that intelligence has its limits)
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To: LibsRJerks

Registered mail and certified mail are different. BS story.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT by Misterioso ( The difference between stupidity and intelligence is that intelligence has its limits)
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I’m actually embarrassed for this guy. The thing that’s going to save everyone is unicorn dander. What makes it so special is it’s both a fuel source AND legal tender. I feel bad letting the cat out of the bag a little early but the fact is it’s a food source too. It’s tastier and is packed with more vitamins and minerals than dog.

When you think magicially, magic things happen!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: mountainlion
No electric vehicle has the range to deliver rural mail.

Exactly right. In a way I almost hope they try this stupid idea. I will laugh my ass off as I drive by the stranded electric postal vehicles on the backroads of upstate NY on a 20 below zero winter morning. There is no way in hell a battery vehicle will work in the dead of winter on long country ice-covered roads, much less provide heat to the driver.

Idiotic idea.

23 posted on 04/25/2012 11:24:42 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Misterioso

I have an uncle who is a mail carrier and two other friends who deliver also. They all use their own vehicles. I suspect it’s the Cities that have fleets.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Free ThinkerNY
....to power a new fleet of battery-operated postal delivery vehicles

Huh? My post office down the street can't even buy new light bulbs for their office where half the lights are out.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Carper is the weakest US Senator. Just see how many news stories he’s been involved in over the last year.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These Commurats are on drugs. No doubt in my military mind.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OOoOhhhhh! I thought the genius senator was going to suggest AIR mail with wind tunnels, but the USPS just cut some of those services. ;)


28 posted on 04/25/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Had a check sent to me on April 12th from Jacksonville, FL coming to East Tennessee. I’m still waiting for it to arrive.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boondoggling all taxpayers with one stone.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good thing he's not a witch though, they're crazy.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: animal172

“The check is in the mail....”


32 posted on 04/25/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: FatherofFive
Now THERE's an idea !

The faster the car goes, the more wind, right?

The more wind, the more electricity, right?

The more electricity, the faster the car goes !

It's genius, I tellya, pure genius.

33 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: samtheman

Both Wind Mills AND that guy saying Guam would tip over are both Knee Slappers.

I have laughed until tears rolled down my face on Dem Hank Johnson very sincerely telling that military brass that Guam would tip over if we put more troops there. The man answered “we don’t anticipate that”...... BWAAAA

Does this scream of stupidity or what? It’s snows where we live - yeah - go ahead and put an electric car with 12” tires on the road. Try it. I dare ya.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:40 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Feed them enough sasquatch scat and arugula and they become
quite flatulent.
35 posted on 04/25/2012 11:52:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: x_plus_one

Got a bafflingly naive Facebook post from an ultralib “friend” that reminded me of this.

“All of these people crying about how expensive and impossible all of the ‘green technology is going to come about...hell,why not get the dudes in prison to help along w/the project? Win/win situation for everyone involved, including educating the criminals to instigate a new way of living using these things that they are building...and, who know...if/when they actually get out of jail, perhaps they would have this brand new, very valuable and in demand skill that would finally help them build a decent lifestyle/world view for them, finally....?”

Normally this girl, who has hundreds of “friends” gets a dozen or so “huzzahs!” and likes whenever she posts something brilliant, but this one landed with a splat, not surprisingly.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

The combined IQ of the entire Democrat Party would still fall into the category “too small to measure”.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

Another clear example that intelligence is not a requirement in politics.


38 posted on 04/25/2012 12:10:35 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good job, Delaware... you keep rolling out the winners, don’t you?

How about... we pay Senators ONLY through proceeds from nuclear power production? Imagine how many reactors we’d see popping up all over the country...


39 posted on 04/25/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: agooga
...hell,why not get the dudes in prison to help along w/the project?

Isn't she precious... ya just want to pat her on the head and give a pained by patient smile... my response would be:

"Hell, how ya gonna get that past all those, y'know, like UNIONS who, like, wanna have, y'know, a piece of the, like, action?"

40 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: ScottinVA

by=but


41 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012.)
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To: samtheman
"So Tom, do you think we can build enough windmills off the coast of Guam to keep it from tipping over and capsizing?"

Windmills to save the Postal Service. Guam tipping over. "I wanna' see where they put the flag (on Mars)."...

I tremble with fear for my country when I consider the very real possibility that these people will soon control the House, Senate, White House, and SCOTUS. I can't laugh at this anymore. It's dreadful. Simply dreadful.

42 posted on 04/25/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

It is dreadful, you’re right.

And what makes it a hundred times dreadful is that these are the same subterranean-IQ scum who laughed at what they were TOLD Sarah Palin said.

And guess who told them? SNL! Tina Fey! But they believe it was really Sarah who said all those things.

They are far more stupid than any oxygen-breathing creature has a right to be.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 1:36:30 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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