Friday, October 19, 2012

Blown in the Wind

GREEN POWER is a huge success in Australia, as Alan Jones will learn when his officially mandated re-education begins in earnest, and the proof is in the Heritage Foundation's list of President Obama's subsidies to wind generators, tidal tappers and sundry other schemes to extract electricity from zephyrs and memes. Yes, those outfits have all gone broke, but there was good money for the taking beforehand, including a very generous $170 million in US subsidies to Babcock & Brown.

US taxpayers must be tinkled pink to have played their small part in helping to delay the bankruptcy-bound Australian outfit's appointment with the receivers. After all, no amount is too much to spend for a cleaner, greener world.

Just ask Goldman Sachs alumni Malcolm Turnbull or any other eco-aware merchant banker.


  1. The Old and Unimproved DaveOctober 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    "wind generators, tidal tappers and sundry other schemes"

    I'm not sure Gaia appreciates having her flows caulked.....

    1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.October 22, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      We ladies get very touchy indeed about such things, Dave. PMT tends to rule. Mother Nature, inhuman old bitch that she is to us human girls, clearly also gets tetchy sometimes. In New Zealand I visited a whiz-bang new Geothermal plant. I also visited a whiz-bang new set of volcanic sinkholes and bubbling mud the size of many football fields that suddenly appeared a few km away, as old Mother N hiccupped.

  2. Solar has it's upside... just not to business, Government, Bats, Owls and those who don't have them but pay for them through higher bills.

    Wind Power on the other hand would work on a gas giant planet... just not on earth.

  3. I bet Jones is looking forward to his re-education. He will have a ball with the moronic zealots who will attempt to teach him how to "report the truth".

    Can anyone sign on? It will be the comedy version of 1984.

    1. Well, if he doesn't co-operate I guess the next step is the Russian solution...send him off to a psychiatric institution for that dangerous disease of political incorrectness. I don't think they have a psychotropic drug for wrong-thinking yet but I wouldn't doubt they are thinking about it. After all, the ability to think correctly is surely a natural human right and you can't argue against our human rights. Even for Alan Jones.

      Pedro of Adelaide