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Greetings all — just back from ten days on Martha’s Vineyard, and ready to report back to my fellow earthlings. Aside from Obama bumper stickers, what I mostly saw around the Vineyard was the following sign:
Cape Wind is the massive wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound. The windmills will spoil a lot of oceanfront views and so the otherwise uber-liberal residents of the Cape and Islands have united in a classic NIMBY protest.
Personally, I think Cape Wind is a massive white elephant. But I still find myself cheering for it, because I so dearly want the liberals to live with the consequences of their nonsensical promotion of “alternative” energy.
Just take a look at the website for the “Save Our Sound” organization: it’s hilarious to see liberals tie themselves up in knots to justify their opposition to Cape Wind. The organization objects that the windmills aren’t economically viable and it decries the “special privileges” being granted to the wind industry by state and federal government. So far, so good. But then, under the heading “Alternatives to Cape Wind” the organization promotes solar, geothermal, and even windmills — as long as they’re someplace else (no, I’m not kidding). No mention of oil, gas, or nuclear.