California’s failed renewable energy programs

If you live in California, you’re likely all too familiar with all of California’s green and renewable energy initiatives. Many of these eco-friendly programs are funded by taxpayer’s dollars. However, I’m going to let you in on a little secret that California doesn’t want you to know. Many of the renewable energy programs in California are dysfunctional at best.

Last week, I decided to take a trip to Death Valley National Park. In the 500 miles of driving I did, I passed by two wind farms. The first wind farm I passed was small, only containing about a dozen wind turbines. Because the turbines were built on top of a hill, it was easy for me to drive and keep an eye on the turbines for a couple minutes. None of them were turning. That’s right, not a single wind turbine was turning, and that means no electricity was being generated at all.

Later, I passed a much larger wind energy farm, containing at least a few hundred wind turbines. I kept a close eye on them, and I’d guess that only about 10 percent of them were turning. It appeared that many weren’t even pointed in the right direction to capture any wind. Maybe it wasn’t a very windy day, but it looked like an absolute economic disaster.

The fact of the matter is that the technology needed to make reliable, clean, renewable energy just isn’t here yet. Sure, there are reliable sources like hydroelectric dams, but California’s wind energy programs are a complete failure. There is absolutely no excuse to have a wind farm where barely any of the wind turbines were spinning at all. On my way back a few days later, perhaps 25 percent of the turbines were functional. Still, I shudder to think of how many tax payer’s dollars are wasted on trendy yet dysfunctional systems. The state of California is nearly broke, and the taxes have been increased very recently. Yet the state still manages to lose an incredible amount of money to projects that barely work.

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McCain sees results of his negative campaigning

Is is no secret that McCain and his campaign have been participating in aggresive negative campaigning against his opponent, Obama. Commercials, flyers and radio advertisements have been showering people with lies and false claims. McCain’s advertisements often include false information about Obama’s policies or history, but many of McCain’s campaign advertisements go far beyond that. John McCain and Sarah Palin have continuously and repeatedly tried to linked Obama to terrorism, claiming that he is good friends of terrorists, and that he is an Arab, or extreme Muslim. After so many weeks of lying to the American public, John McCain has finally seen the results of his negative campaign!

It’s important to remember that the absolute most right winged republicans are easily brainwashed. For example, many of them believe the world is only 6,000 years old (and no, I am not joking). They’re ability to learn and think critically has been severely compromised due to how their parents brought them up. They believe anything they’re told, including that Obama is an Arab. John McCain has now seen, first hand, how his negative campaigning has started brainwashing his supporters. What else did he expect from running a campaign based on mean-spirited lies?

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This post was written by admin on October 11, 2008

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McCain’s campaign tries to use the current economic crisis to their advantage

If you haven’t noticed, the DOW Jones index is falling fast, along with people’s 401k value and property values. Even today, the DJI fell over 670 points, and people are feeling the effects of the economy. While there are many people to blame for the shattered economy and people’s lives, this problem is mainly seen as a problem caused by republicans simply because they have been in control of the presidency for the last eight years. The number one issue in the 2008 presidential election is the economy, and McCain has already said months ago that economy is not one of his strong points. The economy certainly isn’t any of Palin’s strong points either.

Now that economy is in serious crisis, people are smart enough to connect McCain and indeed the entire republican party to the financial crisis. This is the main reason why McCain’s polls have been dropping rapidly, despite viscious and false accusations against his opponent Obama. So what is the McCain campaign doing? They’re trying to exploit the economic crisis in a pathetic attempt to get more votes! I recieved this in the mail today:

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The three points this piece of propaganda lay out are as follows:


1) Will raise taxes in 2009

FACT CHECK: If you make under $250,000 a year, your taxes will not increase, even by a penny if Obama were president

2) Will raise taxes on small businesses, putting the jobs of millions at risk

FACT CHECK: The vast majority of small businesses make under $250,000 a year, and will not see any additional taxes if Obama were president

3) Will increase the budget deficit by billions of dollars with no plan to reduce debt

FACT CHECK: National debt was decreasing rapidly under Democratic leadership eight years ago. Now, under Republican control, national dept is at an all time high. Today, the famous national debt counter ran out of digits. FACT: Ending the war in Iraq is the best way to start decreasing the national debt. Everyone knows this. Everyone except McCain’s Campaign.

There are a couple interesting points in this piece of republican propaganda. The word ‘families’ is mentioned a lot. I graduated from college a couple months ago, so of course, I don’t have a wife or kids yet. I guess I’m not in their target audience…

Anyway, there is one conclusion to be made from this piece of filth: McCain and his campaigners are filthy liars. They always have been, and they always will be. Much of what they say is factually incorrect, but they don’t care. McCain’s campaign shows what McCain’s character is really like, which is disgraceful. They want your votes. McCain tries to exploit the economic issues right now, but in reality, the only people he’s able to fool are middle school students. Unfortunately for McCain, that target audience is too young to vote. McCain is one of the most disgraceful candidates to ever run for president, and the most responsible thing we as Americans can do is vote against him in the election.

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This post was written by admin on October 9, 2008