Powerless: Conservative Failure Returns Us to the Dark Ages

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    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.
     
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    The kicker is that nitwits like him are being taken at face value.

    a-amz-ing.
     
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    Hmmm...... Having lived in many in Oregon and Washington state, I have experianced both PUDs and privately owned power companies. The PUDs on the whole delivered power at a cheaper rate, and were more custumer oriented. That has been my experiance, limited to two states.
     
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    I have a 500 gal propane tank buried in my yard. That's good for about 10 days more if I put less of a load on the generator

    Local zoning doesn't allow for buried diesel tanks. And I don't live in an earthquake zone and it is not useless in a hurricane I don't know how you came up with that one.
     
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    obama said that he was going to close down the power companies. This is what it looks like when he tinkers with the grid.
     
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    Why do right wingers believe "deregulation" means better? Are they that indoctrinated against common sense?
     
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    What part of "it did not get deregulated" didn't you get? Maryland has the Government running Utilities as I understand it. Not private Companies.
     
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    Perhaps you missed my point. The guy was complaining about how deregulation made things worse, and missed the point that deregulation did not happen. That means that, whatever caused the problem he is having getting his power back, it was not deregulation.
     

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