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By Curt_Anderson
March 10, 2022 11:28 am
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(Yahoo News)Former President Donald Trump somehow turned a question about the Ukraine crisis into an opportunity to bemoan windmills during an appearance on the “Full Send” podcast hosted by YouTubers.

“What do you see happening next, then? Cause it seems like the tensions are high. How does this all end? Is this going to be a long-term thing? How do you see it unfolding?” Nelk Boys founder Kyle Forgeard asked the former president during a sit-down discussion about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Well, and I said this a long time ago, if this happens, we are playing right into their hands. Green energy. The windmills don’t work. They’re too expensive. They kill all the birds. They ruin your landscapes,” Trump answered.

"And yet the environmentalists love the windmills. And I’ve been preaching this for years. The windmills ― and I had them way down ― but the windmills are the most expensive energy you can have. And they don’t work.”
What sort of idiot would vote for this guy?

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  1. by HatetheSwamp on March 10, 2022 11:35 am

    Trump Trump Trump Trump...TRUMP!

    ...and who could doubt the HuffPo reporting on Trump!!!!!?

    Didn't Texas have an energy crisis last, winter was it?, because it put too many eggs in the windmill basket!!!!!?

  2. by Curt_Anderson on March 10, 2022 11:45 am
    You may have changed your moniker, but you are still the gullible Rube. You fall for every lie Republicans tell you.

    "State officials including Republican governor Greg Abbott initially blamed the outages on frozen wind turbines and solar panels. However, data showed that failure to winterize power sources, primarily those of natural gas, had caused the grid failure. Texas's power grid has long been separate from the two major national grids to avoid federal oversight; this disconnection made it difficult for the state to import electricity from other states during the crisis. Deregulation of its electricity market beginning in the 1990s resulted in competition in wholesale electricity prices, but also cost cutting for contingency preparation."

  3. by HatetheSwamp on March 10, 2022 11:51 am

    No doubt.

    I don't know anyone in either party who thinks windmills are a bad thing...

    ...but, for whatever the reason, many people in Texas were very cold because a poorly thought out, naive commitment to them.

    And, again. I despise Trump. I think he's despicable. I just don't have TDS.

  4. by Curt_Anderson on March 10, 2022 11:59 am
    "I don't know anyone in either party who thinks windmills are a bad thing..." --HtS

    You really I don't know anyone in either party who thinks windmills are a bad thing?! Did you read the opening post?

  5. by HatetheSwamp on March 10, 2022 12:20 pm

    That was my point about your confusing HuffPo with Huntley and Brinkley.

  6. by islander on March 10, 2022 12:26 pm

    What is happening today is what we liberals and wacko environmentalists have been trying to get people to understand for decades. 

Energy independence doesn’t mean, “Drill Baby Drill” !!!

    Extracting more oil and coal from a finite supply will only keep us where we are and we will continue to be at the mercy of the national and multinational oil producers, and the world will be still be dependent on countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, OPAC (Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait, Nigeria), etc. and wars will still be fought over the remaining oil reserves.

    For these past few decades we should have been investing heavily in clean renewable energy and not just to save our environment but to achieve energy independence.

    How on earth was the petroleum industry so successful in convincing so many people that clean renewable energy was just a foolish fantasy and it is a waste of money to try and pursue it? 

  7. by HatetheSwamp on March 10, 2022 12:37 pm

    Today. The 10th of March, 2022. Energy independence significantly does mean drilling of oil and gas and the mining of coal.

  8. by islander on March 10, 2022 1:17 pm

    The more astute among us know what energy independence means and we understand why "Drill baby drill" will never bring us energy independence !

    "Despite the oil and gas industry’s vigorous and incorrect public relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that their opportunism to drill more is a legitimate policy solution, the United States is already the world’s largest producer of oil and gas. Domestic oil production is at 90 percent of America’s all-time, prepandemic high, and the United States is producing more than twice as many barrels of oil per day as it produced in 2008. But energy independence won’t be found at the bottom of a well. We can never be energy independent while we rely on a fuel source that is both controlled by the global market and highly susceptible to international conflict and manipulation by autocratic regimes.

    The fossil fuel industry’s wish list—more taxpayer subsidies, more land opened for dirty drilling, and fewer environmental and health safeguards—will not help people struggling with the price of gas today. But granting them free rein will lock the United States into decades of higher and more volatile energy prices; higher toxic emissions; and greater climate destruction. Now is the time for the United States to finally achieve real energy security by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels."

  9. by HatetheSwamp on March 11, 2022 6:32 am

    Dang, isle. 3 or 4 nights a week, I lay awake at night, thrashing, in torment, wishing that I could be astute like you.

    And, Joe, too.

    He keeps picking up the phone, trying to get some despot dictator somewhere...any despot drill, drill, drill.

    Wouldn't it be a joy if the Roaring Bear from Delaware could be as astute as you?

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhhhhh.

  10. by islander on March 11, 2022 7:44 am

    If you really want to become more astute Hate, I think you too could become more aware of and have a better understanding of why we are not going to find energy independence at the bottom of an oil well.

    But it would require you to pull yourself away from Fox News and the celebrity right wing commentators, and instead spend more time learning about why fossil fuels are not the answer and will not be the answer to our energy needs in the future.

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