December 16, 2005


Pop Quiz Time:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is writing in the NYTimes today in opposition to the construction of a wind farm off the coast of which island:

a) Cuba
b) Malta
c) Leyte
d) Nantucket

Well, if you can't figure out the answer, you automatically fail the class.

Bobby says wind power is a great thing, of course. But he feels the Greens and their engineering buddies ought to take their giant turbines and go play in someone else's panoramic view and sailing grounds. He makes plenty of good points on behalf of the people in the Cape Cod area (although neglecting to note his own local interests). But somehow I've just got to believe that if the wind farm were being proposed for some other populous spot - say, for example, Virginia Beach or South Padre Island, ol' Bobby would be singing a different tune about the eco-resposibility of the locals to suck it up and deal with it for the sake of Mother Earth.

*NIMBY - "Not In My Back Yard"

Posted by Robert at December 16, 2005 02:09 PM | TrackBack

Not be annoying, but what does NAMBY stand for?

Posted by: Gordon at December 16, 2005 02:12 PM

Man, there must have been a lot of inbreeding in that family. He wrote a profoundly dumb piece in Vanity Fair about how Bush's 2004 win was entirely due to Fox News & Rush Limbaugh spreading lies, lies, lies.

Because it couldn't be that Americans reject Kennedy's values

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at December 16, 2005 02:13 PM

Sorry, Gordo. Had an attack of acronym-dyslexia.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 16, 2005 02:14 PM

Can't stand hypocrites. He's done a lot of good environmental work, but this is no good. May have future political aspirations and doesn't want to PO the locals.

Posted by: LB Buddy at December 16, 2005 02:26 PM

Points to LB Buddy for that comment.

Posted by: Brian B at December 16, 2005 02:45 PM

Oh, yeah. That's why we like to have him around - he's insane, but it's a principled, honorable insanity.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 16, 2005 02:56 PM


Posted by: jen at December 16, 2005 03:24 PM

I was kinda wondering before the acronym correction what man-boy love might have to do with this...

Posted by: LDH at December 16, 2005 03:29 PM

Yeah, I'm that crazy drunk uncle that everyone is embarrassed about but can't make leave the reunion.

Posted by: LB Buddy at December 16, 2005 10:33 PM

Just how many Kennedyes do you have over there? Jeez, I thought they were all dead already.

Posted by: lemuel at December 17, 2005 01:59 PM