Wednesday, March 01, 2006

NIMBY- At it's finest

While the DemoncRATS like Ted Kennedy like to criticize others for standing in the way of progress and not being open minded when it comes to development, giving up their houses for the betterment of the community and raising of the tax base (see Kelo vs City of New London). Emminent domain cases seem to be supported mostly by liberals/DemoncRATs, who see it as a way to increase the tax base on someone elses dime.
However, I digress. NIMBY, or 'not in my back yard' describes a psychosis of hypocrisy (already you know I'm talking about liberals don't you?), where people are fully in support of something like a new jail, new factory, nuclear power plant, etc, as long as it's not in their back yard. The "oh I want this new prison built, but I don't want it anywhere near my neighborhood" people. While I can understand some of that, you have to live in reality people. There's only so much property in an area, and you have to build the stuff somewhere.

Well, Ted Kennedy and his fellow silverspooners have a severe case of NIMBY. They love to waltz all around the country in their private jets, expending untold amounts of jet fuel, polluting our air (with the jet), polluting our ears (with their speeches), telling us 'little people' how we need to conserve and how we need to support so-called alternative energy, or renewable energy.
But when it comes to actually putting their money where their mouths and considerable hiney's are, these people (as those of us who have actually WORKED for a living could tell you) are just a bunch of blowhards with no spine and no honor.
The Cape Wind Project would erect 130 windmills in Nantucket Sound and could provide three-fourths of the power needed by Cape Cod and nearby islands, which is now largely supplied by coal-fired plants. But who's opposing it? Only the largest (and by largest I do mean sheer mass) liberal in the land, Teddy-hic-Kennedy. The wind turbines would be built in Nantucket Sound, about six miles off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, the Kennedys wouldn't be able to actually see the turbines from their home. Instead Robert Kennedy Jr., who had been beating the drum for alternative sources of energy for more than a decade, complained that the project would be built in one of the family's favorite sailing and yachting areas.
Sen. Kennedy publicly called for further study of the project - but privately, he has tried to get the study canceled.

Ted Kennedy: He's a WHALE of a senator.

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