Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A cute headline

Tuesday's big story is about the generally worthless U.S. Senator Lamar ("I'm a lumberjack and that's OK") Alexander and his "worries" that "state's mountaintops are too tempting for builders of power farms."
The story is a localizing of the national story that environmental wackoes who have been for decades demanding alternative energy sources are suddenly changing direction and opposing the building of wind-powered generators.
Much of that is the old NIMBY syndrome: Not In My Back Yard.
Staff writer Ian Berry interviewed some people, specifically in the East Tennessee town of Oliver Springs, who love their proximity to a wind-generator farm, so there is more than one view presented.
Still, the headline does credit to the paper's usually-not-very-good editors: Tilting at windmills.


  1. You can`t win with those enviro`s; they SAY they wanted windmill farms, and now oppose them. The reality is they want a world with far fewer people living in some mythical Garden of Eden. They think they can create this by restricting energy usage, among other things.

    Michael, I see you are having the same problem that I frequently have with your formatting. This is caused by copying and pasting from a source which does not fit with E-Blogger`s formatting. Convert your posts to Drafts to find the offending article, then try copying into Notepad, click the Wordwrap button, then copy from Notepad back into E-Blogger. Craig Willms suggested I try that and it usually helps (not always).

    You get what you pay for, and E-Blogger is worth every penny! Actually, it really is good, considering the price. It sure can be frustrating.

  2. Anonymous2:35 AM

    Yahoo! Bloggers at War with PR Spammers
    There's an interesting little war brewing between Yahoo! bloggers Russell Beattie and Jeremy Zawodny, and PR trolls, led by Steve Rubel.

  3. Thank you, Tim. I'll try it.
    Re: the other comment, from "anonymous," I edited out the spam.
    If spammers are going to attack our blogs now, it is time for some kind of "war."