Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Obama's Night Cap

Remember when Obama wondered whether he could "mobilize the citizenry" into accepting "skyrocketing" electrical rates and bankrupted coal-burning power plants?
The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket
Obama made that statement in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle as the nation moved into January of the last presidential election year.

Here in Progressive Paradise, even Obama's most ardent supporters never did get entirely "mobilized" into the "really important" desire to suffer from the cold all winter because they couldn't afford to pay for heat.

Regulatory chicanery via unelected czars being what it is, however, Obama did manage to mobilize the owner of my local coal-fired power plant into bankruptcy, and he did mobilize the folks who sell electricity and natural gas to the people in our area to include the following friendly note with our December energy bills. Read it and weep.
Help Avoid Hypothermia
Cold Weather Can Put You at Risk of Hypothermia, a dangerous condition caused by a lowering of body temperature. Symptoms include feeling very cold, tired and weak; shivering and confusion. To help avoid hypothermia:
  • Wear a hat indoors, outdoors and even in bed. Half of our body heat is lost through the head and neck.
It used to be that the power company focused on selling energy to consumers. Now, it seems, they are worried that those customers might freeze to death.

Reality check:
Current temperature here in Progressive Paradise: 12F.

Current temperature in Obama's vacation paradise hometown, Honolulu: 79F.

Current temperature in the White House: 80F.


  1. This is just insanity. There's no other word for it. :-(

  2. @Tina--The current Prog/Socialist/Dem/Occupier administration knows full well that, once the U.S. is permitted to unleash its enormous untapped energy resources, they will lose their huge following of people desperate for government handouts.