Pixie Dust and propeller Beanies – that’ll be a change!
Obama vows to bankrupt coal industry. So that’s no nukes, no coal, but how much light do we really need to join hands around the campfire and sing Kumbaya?
Update: a reader says that, according to candidate Jim Himes, we’ll do everything with windmills, which is certainly reassuring. This article by British historian Paul Johnson, however, is less sanguine. The author concludes with this vignette
I don’t know whether this year’s financial catastrophe will shock the politicians and people of the West into a new seriousness. There’s certainly no sign of it yet. I had to laugh when a Chinese visitor recently said to me: “I see you’re going back to the windmill in Britain. We Chinese cannot afford that.”
Still more good news: In the same interview, The Messiah vows to “make energy costs skyrocket.”
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
Oh, we’re in for a good time!