atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5274: That's $14 per kilowatt-hour, but who's counting?

South Australia pays $14,000 per megawatt-hour for renewable electricity. Absent government subsidies that is prohibitively expensive, far beyond a reasonable premium. Using other methods to generate electricity, it costs perhaps $100 per megawatt-hour, about ten cents per kilowatt-hour--which is a typical price for electricity.

"Once again renewables are demonstrating their total inability to cope without backup from real power generation systems," the article says dryly.

Bear in mind, right now it's winter in Australia. So electricity is extra-expensive right when people need it to run furnaces and things. The $14 that they're paying for a kilowatt-hour down there would buy enough electricity here to light 140 100-watt light bulbs for an hour.

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From time to time, when going over to Og's cave for this or that, I saw yard signs: "PENCE MUST GO!" I kept meaning to ask Og who the hell Pence was, exactly, and why he had to go, but never thought of it; anyway I inferred that Pence was a Republican and probably the governor of Indiana, the guy who'd signed that religious freedom bill into law that affirms the freedom of association guaranteed by the First Amendment. And he had to go because progressive idiocy.

Now I believe I'd like to grab one of those yard signs and add " the White House!" Just to tweak their noses.

Further? All the blurbs in that post from commie-lib publications convince me that Pence is the best possible choice for Trump's running mate. And somehow I have a feeling I won't be the only one who feels that way....

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Stupid, stupid, stupid. Three women decided to go tubing on the Muskegon river. They did not consult a map, nor did they do anything to prepare for emergencies. Then, even better, they listened to someone who told them that the river goes in a circle and would naturally deliver them back to their car.

Their votes count the same as yours. Enjoy.

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This is also stupid. "Bonfire log", a mere pittance at $10. Apparently hipsters love them.

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Blacks kill a hell of a lot more blacks than whites do. Blacks have also enslaved other blacks for a hell of a lot longer than whites ever did, and furthermore slavery continues in Africa to this day.

Facts are irrelevant to that crowd, though.

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"Direct quote from a BLM protest in New York: 'What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want 'em? NOW!!' And then one of them got busy and went out and gave them some. Not a whole lot more needs to be said, really."

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Let me say it again: gravity is an acceleration that arises from the shape of spacetime. It is not a force. Stop trying to unify it with the THREE fundamental forces. The reason gravity doesn't care about differences in quantum spin is the same reason gravity doesn't care about differences in mass.

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Hillary is a terrible, terrible candidate. I think Vox Day's strategy for Hillary is the best one possible: just lay low and hope the demographics work in your favor and let the press (which is unabashedly and obviously in your camp) sing your praises. Whatever you do do not open your mouth in public because believe me, you're gonna "remove all doubt" faster than Bill can drop his pants.

Without doing any serious campaigning Trump has closed the gap with Hillary. What does that say? Furthermore, since the Democrats quashed Bernie's run and forced him to endorse Hillary, now it's a clear race between a major D.C. insider (Hillary) and an obvious outsider (Trump)...and the candidacies of Trump and Sanders, respectively, demonstrate that people in this country are sick and tired of insider candidates. It's just that the Democrat party previously emplaced methods to ensure that the anointed candidate was not elbowed aside by a dark horse.

Next few months should be entertaining.

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"Don't you ever just want to yell into vegetables, honey?"

So there I was, trying to make dinner. I had just cut the top off a green pepper, and was cleaning it out, when Mrs. Fungus grabbed my hand, put her mouth to the open top of the pepper, and yelled, "HEEEELLOOOOO!" into it.

Me: "What the hell are you doing?"

Her: "I'm waiting for Mr. Tablecloth to come out!"

Me: "Damn it! He's not in there! He's in RED peppers!"

Yes, I rinsed out the pepper before I diced it and put it in the spaghetti sauce.

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