Sunday, June 14, 2015

"Unless they're being used to protect people like me, of course."

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former President Bill Clinton told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Baltimore and Ferguson civil unrest is a result of too many, “people walking around with guns” combined with a lack community trust.
Yeah, I'm sure all those people committing robberies and murders and assaults obeyed all the gun laws to get them.  Right.

And that word coming from Bill Clinton...
...To hold a community together you got to have a high level of community trust.”
I'm surprised this clown can talk about 'trust' without bursting into flame.

Speaking of progressive dirtbags and morons, Los Angeles has decided to trash small businesses.  While pretending nothing can go wrong.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed a law hiking the city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, an increase that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.
Many of whom will become unemployed, and others will be forced to part-time, because of this.  And the assholes will blame the business owners for being greedy.

So, a hugely-expensive solar-power station is
kills wildlife,
uses fossil fuel, and
did I mention 'hugely-expensive'?
The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power project in California’s Mojave Desert is supposed to be generating more than a million megawatt-hours of electricity each year. But 15 months after starting up, the plant is producing just 40% of that, according to data from the U.S. Energy Department. . .
One big miscalculation was that the power plant requires far more steam to run smoothly and efficiently than originally thought, according to a document filed with the California Energy Commission. Instead of ramping up the plant each day before sunrise by burning one hour’s worth of natural gas to generate steam, Ivanpah needs more than four times that much help from fossil fuels to get the plant humming every morning.
Once built, U.S. government biologists found the plant’s superheated mirrors were killing birds. In April, biologists working for the state estimated that 3,500 birds died at Ivanpah in the span of a year, many of them burned alive while flying through a part of the solar installment where air temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.


Anonymous said...

Flash cooked birds, eh? No problem! Just put a few vats of BBQ sauce on the ground and wait for 'em to drop. Who said there's no free lunch??? (g)

Pawpaw said...

They call them "streamers" because they catch fire in flight over the mirrors, streaming smoke as their feathers incinerate.

Cool. Hard on the birds, but cool.