LiveShot Says “Only Peasants Pay Taxes”
From the Herald: Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman | Read More »
A fitting memorial for Sen. Ted Kennedy.
One that I can think that we can all get behind: The first U.S. offshore wind farm, a giant project 5 miles/8 km off the Massachusetts coast, was approved on Wednesday after years of opposition involving everyone from local Indian tribes to the Kennedy family. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gave the green light for the 130-turbine, 420-megawatt Cape Wind project in Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket | Read More »
Boston Globe: Well, he ain’t getting any deader.
So now’s a great time to bring up the Cape Wind wind farm project again (some background on the topic here). As near as I can tell, the Globe got this one in before the first spadeful of Virginia earth got put on former Senator Kennedy’s coffin: The proposed offshore wind project has sustained more than seven years of heated debate; political maneuvering, including some | Read More »
Dear Mr. Pickens: I Hate to Say I Told You So…
Here’s an excerpt from a RedState diary written by yr humble correspondent dated January 18, 2009: Wind Energy: How Con-veeeen-ient! T. Boone Pickens’ wind energy plan calls for blanketing the Great Plains [with wind farms], from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakotas. That’s because that’s where the wind resource is best, right? Wrong! That’s because “nobody lives there”, at least from the perspective of the | Read More »
Bush Green-Lights Cape Wind; Pass the Popcorn, Please!
Promoted from diaries, with some maniacal laughter mixed in. – Moe Lane. Yr humble correspondent recently provided a run-down on the Cape Wind Project, a private initiative to construct a 130-tower windfarm in Nantucket Sound. As it happens, offshore Massachusetts has the combined advantages of being ideally suited to wind power, while being relatively close to population centers. It has the distinct disadvantage of also | Read More »
Navajo tribe tells Kennedy to go to the Devil, or Nantucket.
Well, they were more polite about it than the title suggests, but the sentiment is real: Joseph P. Kennedy II, whose father Robert F. Kennedy championed Native American rights, is at war with a band of Navajo Indians. The Cameron Chapter of Navajo Nation is charging that Kennedy, president of Citizens Energy Corp. and its for-profit business Citizens Wind, is trying to seize control of | Read More »