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Dana Loesch 

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I Love Fossil Fuels

Green energy is cool until it literally freezes

DanaDana Loesch Feb 16, 2021

The current temperature in Texas is seven degrees.

I love fossil fuels. I love heating my home with them, cooking and storing my food with them, running my car on them, getting my deliveries with them, washing my clothes using machines made with them and run by them, storing my medicine in things produced using them, I love the petroleum in my lip gloss, I love the spray bottle made of plastic that we use to water our son’s pet scorpion, THANK YOU DEAD DINOSAURS AND ANCIENT PLANTS FOR YOUR GIFTS. I am a major fan of fossil fuels.

(I’m typing this while wearing two shirts, sweat pants, my ski socks, a hat I crocheted, sitting by my gas fireplace that is currently heating my home and checking email and trying to prep for an unlikely broadcast tomorrow during the short, 30 minute periods we have power. My oldest son’s dorm has been without power since last night and everyone’s back up chargers are almost spent, their phone batteries are next to nothing, the roads are coated in ice, and no one has had a hot meal in 24 hours.)

I am a busy person and am unconcerned if some folks disagree with me. It’s a free country — people can disagree with me and I can freely not care.

I don’t hate green energy, in fact, I don’t even oppose it, to the contrary: I love having alternatives and actually own some solar panels as an alternative way to power one of my back-up generators. What I don’t like is when activists, not experts, exaggerate the results of alternative energy or insist that it’s as or more dependable or affordable than fossil fuels in its current state of progression. I also dislike being told that my tax dollars must prop up some politician’s friend’s company — or subsidize wind turbines to generate energy only to have them freeze up when people need them the most, resulting in rolling power outages. Thanks, Texas Republicans. We never head to deal with this in Missouri, of course, we didn’t farm out that much production to taxpayer-subsidized win farms that freeze when they need to work the most.

Only the government believes that it’s a good idea to force taxpayers to support an industry that the private sector hasn’t yet embraced like traditional energy due to various factors including cost and reliability. I also dislike being told that to prove my commitment to a cleaner planet that I have to support an industry monopolized by the world’s biggest polluter, China, a country with zero environmental regulations or worker protections, a country that mines and supplies over 80% of the of rare earth elements (the U.S. can’t get one such mine into production whereas China will recklessly and happily fill the void — maybe by 2023 we will have one mine in operation) to manufacturing 70% of the world’s solar panels. I prefer to support an industry that the U.S. dominates (and will continue to, if allowed by the Biden admin), an industry that benefits U.S. workers and our national security. If alternative energy is profitable, the support will follow. If alternative energy is affordable, the support will follow. If alternative energy is reliable, the support will follow. If activists want these things to happen they need to press lawmakers to reduce certain big government regulations stymieing these efforts, driving up costs, and empowering China. Activists also need to not drive consumers into the hostile arms of China, with its ethnic minority genocide camps.

When consumers don’t respond to alternative energies at the rate activists want it is not the responsibility of said consumers to part with more of their wages to unfairly leverage the playing field for private alternative energy companies as a substitute for demand. Cronyism isn’t capitalism and it’s poor logic to claim that because it’s done elsewhere that it’s justified here.

Alternative energy simply isn’t there yet in may respects. Again, I rather like the technology in alternative energies, as a capitalist-loving consumer I love having options and making the market compete for my dollars but I’m not about to gamble my family’s safety on exploration. During ice storms, blizzards, and other natural disasters, I trust oil and gas.

Daily Caller @DailyCaller
Winter Storm Causes Frozen Turbines, Massive Blackouts In Texas
Wind Turbines
Winter Storm Causes Frozen Turbines, Massive Blackouts In Texas
Almost half of the wind turbines in Texas are frozen due to the historic winter storm conditions in the area.

February 15th, 2021

“We are experiencing record-breaking electric demand due to the extreme cold temperatures that have gripped Texas,” said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness in the press release.

“At the same time, we are dealing with higher-than-normal generation outages due to frozen wind turbines and limited natural gas supplies available to generating units. We are asking Texans to take some simple, safe steps to lower their energy use during this time …”

Disclose  @disclosetv  NEW – In Germany, millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and 30,000 wind turbines are sitting idle because there’s no wind (Sky News)
Solar Panels - Germany
February 15th, 2021

Relatedly, Claire McCaskill thought this was a good time to be cute about eight degree temperatures:

Claire McCaskill @clairecmc The Governor of Texas is telling Texans to stay home because it is risky to go out. Let that sink in.

February 15th, 2021

What a silly comparison to a year-long lockdown. There is a difference between advising people to stay home and forcing them under threat of government penalty. That she doesn’t grasp this is partly why she lost her seat to Josh Hawley and is no longer a senator in my home state. To put it in more accurate, comparable terms, Andrew Cuomo forced the elderly out on the ice and lied about it.

I’m unsure yet whether or not I’ll be on air tomorrow. Everything depends on if power is restored for any period longer than an hour. Any backup power is for maintaining a habitable inside temperature. If this changes I will post so on Facebook and Twitter because they load quicker when wifi is out due to no power.

A few headlines

• No one believes the Lincoln Project on anything nor will anyone ever again
• CDC is led by anti-science teachers’s union
• The world should turn its back on China and their image-rehabbing Olympic attempt
• Printed cathole Newsweek doesn’t understand satire or irony
• Disney tried to force Gina Carano for not writing pronouns in her Twitter bio. She also found out she was fired over social media.
• Minneapolis hired more police after all.


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