Thursday, August 13, 2009

Environmentalists Against Wind Power

Well, now that some environmentalists are criticizing the impact of wind turbines, maybe Republicans will start supporting this alternative source of energy.

It will only be a matter of time before this news is all over right wing radio as "evidence" of the idea that all environmentalists and, by extension, all liberals and, by extension, all Democrats, are crazy folks who would rather see us in the dark ages than kill a few birds.

Just wait.



patsbrother said...

Note 1: You may know this already, but environmentalists have been complaining about this problem for a very long time.

Note 2: Some Republicans already support wind energy. See T. Boone Pickens, billionaire Republican, who is perhaps the nation's most visible and ardent public supporter of wind energy.

Note 3: This post included jokes before my internet temporarily went away and I had to re-write this tripe.

nikka said...

it seems the bird chopping could be solved the same way we solve finger chopping in household fans - just put a cage around the spinning knives.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Or placing a net at the bottom to collect bird carcasses for composting.

A large cage around the windmills may reduce the amount of power generated and increase the cost of windmill construction. It would be a worthwhile innovation, but none yet exists to be economically feasable.