While progressives in the U.S. and Europe whine about those of us who identify as ‘Rural-Americans’ with our big SUVs and flag-flying Super Duty pickups (about which we are unapologetic and have no intention of giving up), it seems several Asian countries are fixing to go big on coal-fired power plants. Go big or go home!
Carbon Tracker, a financial thinktank, has found that China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam plan to build more than 600 coal power units, even though renewable energy is cheaper than most new coal plants.
I don’t buy that renewable energy is cheaper than most new coal plants for a second, by the way; if renewables are cheaper, why the hell do we have to subsidize them?
It’s fun, though, watching American and European enviro-weenies whining about this when Asia cheerfully plugs along bringing reliable power to millions. And still – still – nobody in the West wants to discuss real clean energy in the form of nuclear power. What a bunch of schmucks.
On To the Links!
By the way, if you’re not checking the morning and evening links (7 days a week!) over at Glibertarians, you should be! There’s plenty more good stuff between the links, too.
Lauren Boebert lets fly. There may be hope for Colorado yet (I’m not moving back though.)
Target is closing all of their San Francisco stores. A retail establishment in a town where shoplifting is legal? Not a good business model.
Well, at least that’s settled. The paper goes over the roll, dammit!
Well, it’s a new record for Independence Day weekend. Look at the cities named and see what they all have in common. At least one Chicago alderman is calling it like he sees it.
This Week’s Idiots:
Wyoming, please primary this idiot. I know, I know, we’re still working on ditching Murkowski.
San Francisco is run by idiots, and these are the results.
33% of young people are apparently idiots. This is our future.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
1991 found me invited to a big party courtesy of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who had taken it in his head to invade his neighboring Kuwait. This necessitated a bunch of folks, prominently featuring the U.S. Army of which I was then a member, to go kick him out.
Post-fracas, while waiting for the Freedom Bird home, my then-new best gal (now my own dear Mrs. Animal) found ourselves gassing with three guys from one of the Armor divisions. These three outstanding soldiers made up part of an M1 tank crew. They had some great stories, but one of the best was their description of the crossing of the border from Saudi Arabia into Iraq and going into the attack with The Clash song Rock the Casbah playing on a boom box in the turret. Here, from their 1982 album Combat Rock, is that appropriate song. Enjoy.