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  • Was Ethan Allen a wing nut?

    Posted by Mrs. Davis on August 8th, 2015 (All posts by )

    First Bernie Sanders, now this:

    Now that Vermont has a mandate to get 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2032, residents will have to ditch automobiles and embrace a whole new way of life, the state’s top renewable energy CEO says.
     
    “We’re probably going to have to abandon the car,” David Blittersdorf, president of All Earth Renewables, told Addison County Democrats in a recent presentation titled “Vermont’s Renewable Energy Future.
     
    “The idea that we’re going to be flying around in airplanes — it’s one of the worst consumers of energy and emitting carbon. … I tell my kids … if you’re going to travel, travel now. Don’t wait 50 years. It’s going to cost you 10 times as much for every one of those flights.”

    It’s as though Julian Stanley never lived.

     

    12 Responses to “Was Ethan Allen a wing nut?”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      Go back to horses?

    2. Jonathan Says:

      I got yer renewable energy right here.

    3. Mike K Says:

      Vermonters were already buying their cars in New Hampshire to about the high sales tax. I suspect they will just ride the horse to the Connecticut River and take the car out of the garage that New Hampshire will build.

    4. Mike K Says:

      To avoid the high…
      Damn autocorrect.

    5. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Don Surber has written some short portraits of Exceptional Americans

      Here is one about Ethan Allen:

      http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2015/07/ethan-allen-before-he-was-furniture.html

      And one about John Stark:

      http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2015/05/john-stark-live-free-or-die.html

      Who was the original bad@$$:

      The Abenaki took John Stark to Canada, where they forced him and Amos Eastman to run a gauntlet of warriors who would beat them. Stark took the first warrior’s stick and killed him, which greatly impressed the chief. The tribe welcomed John Stark as a member.

      I don’t think those guys would have put up with this $#;+.

    6. RonaldF Says:

      Germany was going to be 70% solar by now, thanks to government decree. It turns out that the sun does not shine at night or during Northern Europe’s cloudy winter and the devices to store electricity have not gotten beyond the lead acid battery. Who would have thought wishful thinking couldn’t solve the problem.

    7. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Indeed … one of the last ongoing projects that my father was involved in was a life-study of the California desert tortoise. This was shortly before he retired, and I was away into the Air Force in the late 1970s … but IIRC, this whole project was in aid of a plan to cover large swaths of the Mojave with solar panels, which would affect the California desert tortoises in certain likely-adverse ways.
      Dad drove out with me to Texas in 1995 when I did my final PCS – and as we went past the region around Barstow, he pointed out to me one of those flawed experimental solar energy-generation schemes. This was a set of mirrors on the ground, focused on a tall center tower … which unfortunately (as Dad explained it) instantly fried any bird unlucky enough as to fly into a particular airspace around the tower.
      Dad was a research biologist, and skeptical in the extreme about all sorts of pop-sci fads. Also the reason that I got high grades in HS and college science classes without being interested in it all. I got the pure scientific ethos over the dinner table.

    8. Mr Black Says:

      This is good news. I can think of no better way to encourage all the productive people to flee the state, leaving just the socialists and parasites behind. It will be an excellent lesson for the rest of America.

    9. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      >>I can think of no better way to encourage all the productive people to flee the state, leaving just the socialists and parasites behind.

      They need each other. It’s a symbiotic relationship.

    10. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      >>I tell my kids … if you’re going to travel, travel now. Don’t wait 50 years.

      The left increasing resembles a Doomsday Cult. They’re not as violent as islam yet, but there are parallels and they’re moving in that direction. If they make the proper sacraments and sacrifice their children’s future upon the burning pyres, only then can they be saved and walk as The Holy into the Kingdom of Utopia.

    11. Joe Wooten Says:

      I can think of no better way to encourage all the productive people to flee the state, leaving just the socialists and parasites behind.

      They need each other. It’s a symbiotic relationship.

      Look at Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. The productive members of California moved there, causing a fashionable trend, because the cost of living was lower and opportunities were greater, and the parasites followed, convincing them to follow in California’s example. Now those states are circling the drain, following California into the cesspool.

    12. Whitehall Says:

      I’ve officially left California and taken formal residence in NW Florida. I’ve already made a contribution to the county Republican party.