NIMBY

wee bit of hypocrisy from some rich liberals:

Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, a part-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose famous political family has a compound in Hyannis, began campaigning against the renewable energy project last year.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough recently jumped into the fray and can now be heard on one-minute radio spots decrying the project.

“I’m not against wind turbines,” said McCullough, who has been a full-time resident of Martha’s Vineyard for 30 years. “I’m against 130 of them over 400 feet tall right smack in the middle of one of the most beautiful places in America. That’s a hundred feet taller than the Capitol dome in Washington.”

So, what we need are very few short turbines in ugly places where no one lives? Sounds like a plan to me.

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Comments

  1. Emporers without clothing, methinks…who still listens to these bozos?

  2. Eric says:

    Take a drive between Rankin and Iraan, through Pecos County, Texas, and you’ll notice that the hundreds of turbines lining the edges of a score of successive mesas detract absolutely nothing from the landscape. The landowners don’t seem to mind the extra income, and the neighbors…well, there ARE no neighbors.

    The only downside is that there’s not an extension cord long enough to reach Martha’s Vineyard.

  3. John says:

    Got to agree with you here. They should walk the walk.