The headline of this was so funny I laughed before I read the first word of this idiot's blog. Good thing I did, because reading the blog made me sad. First thing you have to understand is that this guy is busy complaining about how Maryland was convinced to deregulate electricity and allow competition. This deregulation, which didn't actually happen, resulted in a power utility that is taking longer to restore power that the companies in Virginia that were faced with the same storm and the same power outages. He sums it up thusly. Powerless: Conservative Failure Returns Us to the Dark Ages | OurFuture.org Amazing, the deregulation that would have eliminated the monopoly, and did not happen, is responsible for the monopoly that he hates, so he wants to have more regulations in order to make sure the monopoly gets stronger. Then he has the gall to write this. Gotta love progressive logic.