The Impeached Insult Comedian’s pathological hatred of windmills is on display again. This time in response to a question about Ukraine. I am not making this up:
“Green energy. The windmills,” he said, skipping literally not one beat. “They don’t work. They’re too expensive. They kill all the birds. They ruin your landscapes. And yet the environmentalists love the windmills. And I’ve been preaching this for years. The windmills. And I had them way down. But the windmills are the most expensive energy you can have. And they don’t work. And by the way, they last a period of 10 years and by the time they start rusting and rotting all over the place, nobody ever takes them down. They just go on to the next piece of prairie or land and destroy that.”
This is not a new phobia. He said this in 2019:
Trump had taken his wind energy ire all the way to the White House. In 2019, he suggested that the “noise” of windmills “causes cancer” and continued with this fatalistic defense of birds, an issue seemingly close to his heart.
“I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much,” Trump said at the time. “They’re noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? Go under a windmill someday. You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen in your life.”
Dead birds presumably. I’ve seen some avian corpses in my day, but I’ve never sought them out. Roadkill is not my jam.
It’s odd that a windbag hates wind power. It makes no sense whatsoever but when did the Kaiser of Chaos ever make sense? Stop making sense, making sense.
The whole thing reminds me of this song:
The featured image at the top of the post is from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 movie Foreign Correspondent. Let’s segue to our next segment with another Hitchcockian image:
New Orleans has experienced a series of serious power outages this week. The hapless hacks at Entergy New Orleans have blamed animal activity. They claim it’s a bird. It’s not the first time. This image has been making the rounds on social media:
This whole thing is for the birds. I wonder if the cat was chasing a bird when it allegedly caused that outage in 2018. Chasing birds is part of their lifestyle.
I hope Entergy removes playground equipment near their power stations. Birds like to gather on the monkey bars:
Shouldn’t they be called bird bars instead?
I think Ian Anderson was on to something when he wrote this song:
It must be a powerful secret language if it can knock out power to a major American city. New Orleans is a major league city with a minor league utility company. Incompetence and arrogance are what they do best. Entergy has proposed a costly high-tech solution involving lasers instead of using nets and other humble techniques to keep the critters at bay. Oy just oy.
Repeat after me: Entergy Can Go Fuck Itself.
The last word goes to The Eels followed by Bob Marley & The Wailers: