Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Fallen Empire(s).

See what it takes to get Richard Fernandez to say this:

Come to think of it, Jesse Jackson Junior’s speech is sober, thoughtful and considered in comparison to the savants who now guide our world.

Hint, it's related to the United Kingdom's slow descent from Empire to Third World Nation.

Because being green means abandoning such uncouth ideas as 24-7 power, but don't worry instead of being a sign of failure blackouts will become a "feature."

Yes, that's what Peter Holliday head of the UK's power monopoly called it:

Holliday has for several years been predicting that blackouts could become a feature of power systems that replace reliable coal plants with wind turbines in order to meet greenhouse gas targets. Wind-based power systems are necessary to meet the government’s targets, he has explained, but they will require lifestyle changes.

But don't worry, important industries and other locations will get priority power. No chance for abuse there. Well... unless you happen to know your history.

It's like watching someone bleed out in the bathtub.

Not that the US is doing so hot either.

And that's not counting Rep Jackson's bright idea tht the  First Amendment gives the Federal gov the authority  to create jobs for everyone.

Well... if you've already got mandatory health insurance why not?

As Drew M says:

It's fun to mock an idiot like Jackson, Jr. but let's be honest, his "understanding" of what rights are and how the economy works is shared by a lot of people.

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