A piece from the Cascade
Policy Institute is what prompted this editorial.
Greenie Oregon Progressives would like to
shut off and
remove all the dams on the Columbia River for "environmental
Since they already scrapped the Trojan nuclear reactor and saw to it
that the attempt to enlarge/improve natural gas facilities down there
were blocked, too, here's what their fondest dreams would
Since coal is "dirty" and "oil" evil, that leaves eight thousand new
wind generators built by General Electric or picking a county in
Eastern Oregon, evicting all the people and covering every square inch
of it with solar cells. When the wind isn't blowing and the sun
gone down, of course, we will need five million Die Hard batteries to
keep Portland from going completely dark at nine P.M. each night except
This is because while water in the Columbia goes downhill
the day and during the night, wind and sun power only works when it's
windy and sunny. No wind or no sun and the result is no power.
If it's both windless and dark, every light in the state
would go out.
The Purity of the
While we at Oregon Magazine have fished both commercially
sportsmen for salmon for an accumulated three hundred years -- and
support the protection of most of our wonderful smaller (than the
Columbia) streams -- the Greenies want more. We see this
environmental green movement as being
infested with young people with modern college degrees.
By that, we mean, roughly 99% flaming idiots. What
Marx, Lenin and Stalin called "dupes."
The ironic thing about all this is the fact that the
of electric power in the PacNW is already solar and wind. It is
sun which picks up the moisture from the Pacific Ocean and the wind
carries it onshore, then drops it in the form of rain and snow on the
land. It is the sun that melts that Cascades reservoir on the
mountainsides, handing it over to gravity so that it can fill all the
waterways of this land, including the Columbia River.
A dual purpose
It is our opinion that the best way to utilize availble
power sources hereabouts is to deny it to any citizen who votes for
liberal Democrats and RINOs. In Oregon, these people are so
that power usage would drop 95% the first night. About the only
problem that would come up is that Progressives do their best plotting
in the dark. On the other hand, they couldn't use their home
to aid George Soros's attempt to collapse the national economy.
better yet, OPB would have to go off the air. One of the prime
sources for socialist propaganda would disappear from the scene.
So, as with many things in life, the process would have
both good and bad results.
But, some of that good would surely be saved for
bad. Since all Oregon liberals ride bicycles, they could
the air by riding them on a giant rubber belt in the now unused public
broadcasting parking lot. That belt could turn a generator that
power their grand source of video propaganda. We could
with the extra electricity, too. Lower unemployment and a more
beautiful state would result because Progressives look sweet upon the
seat of a
bicycle built for two.
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