Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quick Hits: Volume CII ("Awkward!" edition)

-A protest took place last week in (of all places) Madison, WI, specifically outside the Public Service Commission's office. This was in response to Madison Gas & Electric's proposal to raise utility rates.

The opponents of said proposal wanted to make it known that if MG&E would simply use more efficient energy sources (e.g. wind, solar, etc.) as opposed to "dirty coal", rates would be much more reasonable for energy just as powerful. As such, some of the protesters decided to use a machine powered by wind energy and solar power to inflate a replica of a coal plant.

While chanting "coal must go", the inflatable power plant collapsed due to a lack of sufficient power from the "energy efficient" device used to power the inflating machine.


-I'll just leave this here.


- There's a strong possibility that the Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate could flip to the Republicans after November's election. One of the crucial flips the GOP may need is in the state of Colorado where incumbent Dem Senator Mark Udall is receiving a legitimate challenge from Republican Cory Gardner.

In one of his latest TV ads, Sen. Udall touts his bipartisanship by reminding folks of his criticism of Presidents Bush and Obama for the NSA seizing of U.S. citizens' phone and internet records.

About 20 seconds into the ad, there's a caption referencing Udall's work against "spying activities." This was from an editorial in The Denver Post on October 10.

The content of the aforementioned editorial? It was the DP's endorsement of Udall's opponent for U.S. Senate.



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