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Opening Arguments

Shut up and enjoy your progress

Well, well, well, well, well.

Sometimes you have to read almost to the end of a story to get the really fascinating stuff. This article is about how the state's growing enthusiasm for wind farms might be dampened by the reality that getting the electricity generated to a grid and actual customers can be tricky. You have to click through to the second page to find out that in some parts of the country (not Indiana, though) NIMBYism has slowed the development of wind fars, since the windmills are getting taller and more visually intrusive. Finally we get a quote from Gov. Mitch Daniels, a huge fan on winde energy:

Daniels said Indiana would not allow NIMBYism to halt wind farm development in the Hoosier state. "If we find resistance," he said, "the state will be on the side of progress."

Ve haf vays of dealing with you. Resistance is futile. Even those thought of as conservative Republicans can sound downright scary whenever they start talking about "progress." It's supposed to be for the benefit of "the people," but heaven help any real persons who get in the way.


eric schansberg
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 12:06pm

If the State is on the side of progress, then they'll be opposed to subsidized wind farms!

Bob G.
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 1:28pm

All this "Wind" resistance...is becoming a real drag!
(all you REAL PEOPLE may now groan)