April 27, 2006

Shocker: Kennedy Opposes Wind Power Project
— Ace

Some actually thought, given his enviro-rhetoric and the soaring costs of gas, he might back down.

Nope.

He's all for alterative fuel sources except when he might possibly see a glint of a windmill while on his yacht. Then it's just a horror.

I've been told you cannot see the windmills, or the land on which they will be built, at all from his Hyannisport villain's lair. You can't even see them; they're over the horizon. You can only see them while far into the water.

And for Ted Kennedy, that's just too much of a sacrifice.

Posted by: Ace at 07:53 AM | Comments (53)
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1 Ace! Please link to this greenpeace video mocking ted kennedy!

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/stop-dirty-politics-save-offs

Posted by: Village Idiot at April 27, 2006 07:55 AM (qixtX)

2 Odds of the Drive-By Media bringing the Swimmer's hypocrisy to the attention of the unwashed masses: Googolplex to 1.

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 27, 2006 07:58 AM (iDneH)

3 Kennedy's for off shore drilling, i.e., porking his girlfriend's on his boat. Maybe, that's why he objects to the project. Kills the mood.

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 08:00 AM (wvZPG)

4 Anon: uh-yup. This will merit nary a mention in the MSM. You can't even get pissed about it anymore, its just so par for the course.

Posted by: Fred at April 27, 2006 08:01 AM (0iMKq)

5 Just like when they lecture us about suvs, conserrving energy, etc. And ignore their 7 suvs, 9 mansions, private jets, etc. Apparantly, we are the little people. The really important people due to their birth status get to have these things.

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 08:06 AM (wvZPG)

6 He's been blocking this stuff for years.
But he did change his position on offshore drillin'.

Posted by: Iblis at April 27, 2006 08:08 AM (9221z)

7 If this jerk says WORD ONE about alternative energy in the future, there should be a stampede of people telling him that he's lost the chance to flap his porky piehole on that subject forevermore.

Walter Cronkite has a place near there too and was on the record a while back opposing the project, but at least he admitted he was a hypocritical sack.

Kennedy will never have any shame.

Posted by: lauraw at April 27, 2006 08:13 AM (RMMp2)

8 at least he admitted he was a hypocritical sack.

Did he use those exact words?

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 27, 2006 08:14 AM (iDneH)

9 Screw ANWR. Drill off Cape Cod. Now. Right at the HH buoy at the entrance to Hyannis Harbor.

Posted by: pistolero at April 27, 2006 08:18 AM (yGhBp)

10 Don't expect him to have to field too many questions about his severe case of NIMBY. What a fucking snob.

Posted by: Mark V. at April 27, 2006 08:20 AM (2ipxY)

11 Is Robt. Kennedy, Jr. any better? He's mister enviromental whacko activist. Has he taken uncle teddy to task? If not, he's an ahole, too. I know - no shock.

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 08:23 AM (wvZPG)

12 OT, I would call this a good start.

Keep going Alberto.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at April 27, 2006 08:25 AM (pzen5)

13 Here he is on the yacht, but not on a diet:

http://www.fatboy.cc/images/Ted%201.jpg

Can anyone identify the cute little dude in the blue hat? Could it be Mike?

Posted by: Old Coot at April 27, 2006 08:33 AM (K13iK)

14 What do the Kennedy's miss most about Hyannisport?










The Runway.

An oldy but a goody.

Posted by: Shtetl G at April 27, 2006 08:35 AM (VOWis)

15 Think of the added danger that someone submerged in a car will encounter with windmills nearby. I understand that happens a lot in that part of the country.

Posted by: insider at April 27, 2006 08:42 AM (w45Cz)

16 Update:WaPo and MSNBC are reporting on this.

Posted by: Larry the U at April 27, 2006 08:43 AM (Lpswv)

17 There's a famous photo of teddy doing suzy chapstick on the bow of his boat - the sun on his white ass almost blinding, that appeared in some tabloid with the headline: Drilling off Hyannisport. I would love a copy. lol!

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 08:44 AM (wvZPG)

18 WaPo completely underplays it though:

But while everyone was clucking at the Kennedy hypocrisy, few noticed that Cape Wind had a much more dangerous opponent: Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).

What a cop out.

Posted by: Larry the U at April 27, 2006 08:45 AM (Lpswv)

19 And all this time when Robert Kennedy Jr is a big time eco-freak with the wacko group WATER KEEPERS ALLIANCE. Is CHAPAQUEDIC TED afaraid they would spoil his view of the ocean? HEY WIND TURBINES ARE BIRD KILLERS AND ALL THE EC-FREAKS WANT THEM NO WAY I CANTS STANDS ECO-FREAKS RRRAAWWKK

Posted by: spurwing plover at April 27, 2006 09:00 AM (V8weA)

20 spurwing: I saw where a local union that represents gov. employees gave a huge whopping contribution to something named, if I remember correctly, Wild Rivers or something. There are no wild rivers in LA. There LA river is a cement channel that is merely a trickle until it rains. I then learned that it was his group and it was nothing but a political contribution. Bleh!

Posted by: at April 27, 2006 09:06 AM (wvZPG)

21 While I hate Kennedy, opposition to Wind Farms is a smart thing. Like most environmental pipe dreams, their benefits are over-stated when selling the projects, and their true costs are downplayed:

http://urbanelephants.com/nyc/node/460

Posted by: Sean at April 27, 2006 09:10 AM (29u+V)

22 I find myself in the very unusual and uncomfortable position of actually being on the same side as fat boy on this one (excuse me I just threw up in my mouth). The reported gain from these windmills is not all that large and they will truly be an enormous eyesore in one of the most beautiful parts of the New England coastline. This is prime fishing and sailing territory and I know its very nimby of me but damn, I hate this idea.

Sorry, Ace. I don't know who told you these things won't be visible from land but there are to be 130 towers, each taller than the Statue of Liberty between Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. You'll be able to see these babies for miles.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 27, 2006 09:12 AM (J8+2b)

23 Got anything more current?

This has been around for quite some time.

Maybe a better news source??

And, by the way...damn near everybody, everywhere...doesn't want them near their homes.

Do some research before you jump on the trash Kennedy bandwagon.

Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 09:20 AM (leJWb)

24 Odd. Trucks carrying wind turbine blades have been driving down the street next to my office for the past week, bound for the north country in Maine.

Those things are huge.

Posted by: Slublog at April 27, 2006 09:27 AM (R8+nJ)

25 Maybe you should do some research, Mary. They are debating this as we speak.

Here's a ball of string. Go play now and let the adults talk.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 27, 2006 09:27 AM (J8+2b)

26 If Ted really cared about tourism he would wear a freakin shirt, his massive manboobs are an eyesore that can be seen for miles.

Posted by: scott at April 27, 2006 09:29 AM (Ffvoi)

27 So which is it Mike? Are you for or against renewable energy sources? Your side is against nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, natural gas. I'm assuming you aren't peddaling a generator ala Gilligan's Island while you make your ridiculous posts. How do you propose we get the power we need to be able to read your valuable insights?

Posted by: pistolero at April 27, 2006 09:41 AM (yGhBp)

28 Has anyone sent Teddy a Manssiere? Ace had some ads for some nice 54 DDD that would be perfect for him.

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 09:41 AM (wvZPG)

29 I tried to think of an intelligent addition to this thread. But, I'm just too tired today. I gonna have to go with "Kennedy's a jackass". Not original, but still applicable.

Posted by: at April 27, 2006 09:56 AM (EI+zd)

30 I, too was against wind power until I discovered a very important fact: they kill birds, beautiful birds. I don't know how you can get any better than that, except maybe photovoltaic power from the light of burning baby rabbits. Sure, oil supposedly comes from dead dinosaurs (and plants), but it's missing one important aspect--I didn't get to _watch_.

So, how do I go about getting one of this wind dealies put up right outside my bedroom window during springtime at 4am on a Saturday when Chirpy-Mc-Sqwauk-Sqwauk won't shut the hell up?

Posted by: Tom at April 27, 2006 11:30 AM (89h2e)

31 I'd say Teddy is more in line for a "Bro". Those are some huge melons he's got there.

Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 11:32 AM (70wcC)

32 Preach it, Tom!

I am currently engaged in a battle against birds in my backyard. We have a bird feeder up, but the little bastards would rather eat the grass seed I planted nearby.

They've mostly stopped, now that I've emptied an entire container of red pepper flakes onto the area I seeded.

Posted by: Slublog at April 27, 2006 11:40 AM (aGpO3)

33 You'll be able to see these babies for miles

At least the public could see what its ultimately paying for then. Better than those dollars that mysteriously disapear down some black hole never to be seen again.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 27, 2006 12:07 PM (XbJeu)

34 Pestolero,

You ask: "So which is it Mike? Are you for or against renewable energy sources?"

Of course I am, but the thread relates to Kennedy not wanting the wind turbines near his house...as if it's some kind of amazing fact that a Democrat might not want them nearby.

If you took some time to read, instead of jerking off with your mouth, you'd know that this has been and will be a controversy for quite some time. Some people think they're ugly, some thing they're inefficient, some think they make too much noise.

Regardless...if you think it's only Ted and the Democrats who are up in arms...YOU'VE GOT YOUR HEAD UP YOUR RIGHT WING ASS.

Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 12:59 PM (leJWb)

35 Michelle,

Jerk off with your mouth? Please post a video of how you do that because if I could do that I wouldn't have to waste my time reading your inane rants. I'd be busy, if you know what I mean. How do you do it, Michelle? No really. HOW?

But seriously. I don't think the Nantucket windfarm is a good idea either, but it just goes to show you that all liberals are the same. They claim to be for alternative energy, but they don't want to put up with the ugliness of reality. They also claim to be for people, but they don't much like them either, as a species.

As a former resident of Cape Cod and a frequent boater in Nantucket Sound, I love that area. But it's one of those reap what you sow things. Liberal Ole Mass wants everybody else to put up with eyesores for the common good, but golly, don't fuck with where WE live. Like, it's OK to bespoil the environment in the Middle East, Venezuela, etc. so I can drive to the Dunkin' Donuts, but don't do any drilling in my neck of the woods.

You are just a typical liberal hypocrite.

But I anxiously await your instructive video just the same.

Posted by: pistolero at April 27, 2006 01:54 PM (EtT3N)

36 You morons don't understand.

The water off Hyannisport is where Kennedy's dump their dates when the night is done.

It's like a nesting area.

sorta.

Posted by: Reddish Jode at April 27, 2006 03:42 PM (ivNO2)

37 shawn-

Just like when they lecture us about suvs, conserving energy, etc. And ignore their 7 suvs, 9 mansions, private jets, etc.

Did you see the "big story" yesterday about the Repub. Congressman who now supports global warming because he 'personally' went to the South Pole? (I'm too drunk to go looking for a link...)

I'll bet my entire lifestyle contributes less towards global warming in the next 5 years than his one trip did...

Posted by: fletch at April 27, 2006 05:38 PM (wd4XV)

38 Shawn-

Has anyone sent Teddy a Manssiere?

Nikkolai-

I'd say Teddy is more in line for a "Bro". Those are some huge melons he's got there.

You took the words right out of my mouth... )

Posted by: fletch at April 27, 2006 05:51 PM (wd4XV)

39 Pistolero: So which is it Mike? Are you for or against renewable energy sources?"

Idiot: Of course I am

..and he calls us dolts.

Posted by: wiserbud at April 27, 2006 06:08 PM (56ssE)

40 I'll bet my entire lifestyle contributes less towards global warming in the next 5 years than his one trip did...

Let me guess -- it was an all paid free trip courtesy of an interest group. Or, was it courtesy of the American taxpayer?

Posted by: shawn at April 27, 2006 08:21 PM (wvZPG)

41 I have seen some wind turbines and not any time were they turning

Posted by: spurwing plover at April 28, 2006 03:12 AM (760E/)

42 There is more bull$hit and cherry picked "facts" on this energy subject than most any other - besides ANWR, that is. A local private school just put one up in Portsmouth RI and that single turbine will provide 50% of their electricity, generate cash during peak and pay for itself in no time. A private entity gambling with their own dollars says it's viable. The thing is huge, prompting folks to come out and visit (it is suprisingly quiet). It is also a fraction the eyesore of the massive high voltage towers - necessary to get electricity from it's current few sources to points far and yon. Oh, and Slublog - I don't think birds can taste pepper flakes, they add it to birdseed to keep squirrels out of the feeders.

Posted by: rhodeymark at April 28, 2006 03:56 AM (Mv/2X)

43 I live near the wind turbines that are just west of Palm Springs, CA, though I can't see them from my place, and almost every time I've been by them they have been chugging along. They are visually awesome, and I wouldn't mind seeing them from my home in the least. Of course, I have an education and a perspective that allows me to appreciate the feat of engineering and ingenuity that they represent. It doesn't surprise me that Kennedy can't see in them what I can. Although I'd have thought the the fact that he would normally see twice as many of them as I do would make up for it.

Posted by: Tim Higgins at April 28, 2006 04:44 AM (lbmO+)

44 One item that hasn't been mentioned is that these windmills off the Cape are planned for installation well past the viewable horizon. Even from the upper floors of his house, Ted would have to use binoculars to see even the barest hint of these things.

Typical, NIMBY attitude of the left. Everyone should be willing to sacrifice except them. And when they do face a minimal intrusion on their perfect little dream-world, they screech like Mike at a Backstreet Boys concert.

Plus, the arguement that we should find alternative solutions to these "eye-sores" is typical of these cry-babies as well. Let's not solve today's problems with today's technology, while we continue to find better solutions for tomorrow. Let's do nothing at all, until the absolute perfect solution (in their minds, anyway) is available. Meanwhile, they can complain about how nothing is getting done at all, mainly due to these same malcontents' whining and complaining.

What's to stop these windmills from being dismantled once an alternative solution is found?

Posted by: wiserbud at April 28, 2006 04:56 AM (AQGeh)

45 Kennedy is and has always been a hypocrite and he'll never change. It appears that is all Ma. has available, hypcrites, liars and traitors. He's hyped as the leader of the real party of corruption, bet he led the charge to kill all oil/gas drilling in this country, and now everyone is scratching their head and wondering why we're so far out on the energy problems. Give the democratic party another term or two in the white house and a red star will be flying over the white house. They won't have to conquer the country, the democrats will sell it to them.

Posted by: Scrapiron at April 28, 2006 05:36 AM (y6n8O)

46 There are few things more pathetic than a person so wrapped up in partisan politics and plebian enslavement to political leaders engaging in rank hypocrisy and blatant self-contradiction like Mike is displaying in this thread. That is absolutely the lowest form of political discourse and it has always made me sick inside to know people that willfully blind and foolish exist.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 28, 2006 05:48 AM (1Vbso)

47 wiserbud,
Don't waste any more of those brain cells, dude...you only have so many.

Try reading more...and talking less.

Posted by: Mike at April 28, 2006 06:00 AM (leJWb)

48 ...and this from someone who constantly cries and whines about how no one addresses the "points" he makes in his pathetic blatherings.

No comment about what I said, you lazy drunk? Can't address your own hypocrisy or that of your heroes, so you, once again, rely on simple, repetitive ad hominem attacks.

You are beneath contempt. But please, don't let that stop you from continuing to confirm my opinion of you and your ideological brothers and sisters.

Now go back to begging for blow jobs, you pathetic cumstain. I can only imagine how sorry your father is for not pulling out of the whore who eventually shit you from her diseased twat when he had the chance.

Posted by: wiserbud at April 28, 2006 06:10 AM (AQGeh)

49 Don't feed the troll, guys. If he makes a point that's worth refuting, refute it. Otherwise, just scroll on past his noise — don't add to it.

Posted by: Roy at April 28, 2006 06:18 AM (2XXia)

50 You do...lts! Ted Kennedy... is a great America hero and not... at all a worthless piece of... crap drunk and vehicular... manslaughterer. And Bill Clinton is... the greatest President... ever! Who cares about... a few felonies anyway?

Posted by: M/ke at April 28, 2006 06:22 AM (EOytx)

51 I think we have all been missing the REAL reason Teddy is against this. He knows that once windmills are set up within viewing distance of his speeches, he will create enough wind energy to power the all of humanity and soon be removed from the Senate in order to solve our energy problems.

Posted by: Chris Ross at April 28, 2006 07:24 AM (4E4bu)

52 I think it's an example of the hypocrisy of profit on the left. They are for the alternative energy sources but the problem they have is someone profiting off of it. The socialism, they represent, err, usually resemble, err, sometimes resemble, doesn't allow for shameless private profiteering that would go on. I say that someone who can create an opportunity to make money while providing a clean, renewable (as long as the wind keeps blowing that is) resource should be allowed to make as much money as they can.

I just don't see where they feel they can unilaterally speak for the whole country or state. For example, drilling in Anwar. Most of America supports it but it's blocked the houses. More of they think they know what's best for us. Go BIG BROTHER!

Posted by: Pixelflash at April 28, 2006 07:41 AM (O+1/6)

53 Some actually thought, given his enviro-rhetoric and the soaring costs of gas, he might back down.

Some people smoke waaayyy too much crack.

Posted by: physics geek at April 28, 2006 09:05 AM (ed4GZ)

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