How Much Energy Can We Generate by Setting Feinstein on Fire?

Where’s the best place to build a massive solar power plant?  In the middle of a desert, of course.  And what’s to stop it?  Environmentalists, of course.

The Mohave Desert is the perfect place to build solar plants.  There’s lots and lots of sun, it’s far away from any development, and the worst ecological risk is that you might annoy a tortoise or a gerbil.  But that’s not good enough for Dianne Feinstein , who wants to make it a national park for the specific purpose of preventing development of the solar and wind plants that have been proposed.  She wrote an indignant note to Interior Secretary Ken Salazer: “This is unacceptable. I urge you to direct the BLM to suspend any further consideration of leases to develop former railroad lands for renewable energy or for any other purpose.

We have recently discovered oil fields so vast they’d completely free us from dependence on foreign oil .  We can’t develop them because, well, oil is bad, mkay?.  Mention Nukes and the eco-freaks scream about radiation and wave around DVDs of “The China Syndrome,” which they bought from the dollar bin.  And now solar and wind are being prohibited!  Aaaaanold put it best:  “If we cannot put solar power plants in the Mojave desert, I don’t know where the hell we can put them.”

I wish there was a way to prohibit these assholes from using any energy at all for a week.  Those who didn’t change their tune in a week would get to go three months energy free.  And if any hardcore tree huggers were still opposed to solar and wind in the middle of a desert they’d be moved into a replica of the Unibombers cabin with nothing but a bucket and a machete.

But we won’t do that.  Instead, the eco-freaks will continue their fight against civilization until we’re all freezing to death in the dark.


7 Comment(s)

  1. Oops, you got your liberals wrong, it was Feinstein, not Pelosi. I know, I know, Not much difference, as they are both Idiots, but it’s better to be accurate.

    Brian Riley | Mar 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Oops. Thanks for the correction. They are hot-swappable idiots (hot-swappable in as in RAID drives, not women), but I’ll fix the post.

    Dave Hitt | Mar 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. This is just typical of government.
    Ban or make something that is needed hard to get. Then provide no way to replace what was removed so that the government can comeback and use it as an excuse that government is needed to fix the problem it created in the first place.

    I seem to remember Kennedy was complaining about something similar where they wanted to put wind and wave turbines in the Atlantic Ocean and he was against that.

    Tom | Mar 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Don’t they understand solar is one of the cleanest form of energy? A better idea is to round them all up in a ghetto, and build coal-burning power plants all around them. Then let them complain about building solar plants in the middle of nowhere.

    Secret Agent X9 | Mar 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. Is she crazy? Does she not know that the High Desert is one of the most economically depressed areas of the country? Forget about the so-called morality issue in the oil vs. solar debate, think of the jobs that could be created by these plants! That’s TAXABLE INCOME to you, Ms. Feinstein!

    Peggy Smothers | Mar 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. Dammit. I’d much rather watch Pelosi go up.

    johnny virgil | Mar 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. because the opposite of that is just too much for my mind to bear.

    johnny virgil | Mar 24, 2009 | Reply

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