The Miracle of Wind

Some data courtesy of the USGS, The US Wind Turbine DB, YMBK (Your Mom‘s Breezy Knickers), and Bernie Sanders.

Some of the data I will unabashedly pull out of my ass and fling it with style and aplomb.

New York City would require 4,000 of the big ones to stay powered up.

Currently there are around 69 (heh) thousand bird beaters in the US.

They are pumping out 124,555 MW – or in Emmett Brown talk “enough jiggawatts for a whole bunch of DeLorean’s to get their freak on

For bird lovers – FF to around 1min fitty.

It’s weird when even shill outlets like NPR pan wind energy.

“Also, the turbines sometimes fall over, catch on fire or hurl dangerous ice projectiles. They kill birds and bats in large numbers. And there’s more.”

169 Comments

  1. “”12 Monkeys involves time travel, so it doesn’t matter when it came out.

    Yes, of course. Don’t know why I didn’t see that. Makes perfect sense.””

    Winning discourse from yesterday.

  2. Strange – my data was not included in the post. Must not have hit save or something.

  3. Oh well.
    At least it edited out the pics I had in there of your mom doing that thing that she’s known for.

  4. I bet Oso has had one of these

  5. Wind power is pretty much the biggest scam going.

  6. maytag closed in Newton iowa. that plant now make wind turbine blades. they are all over iowa. another way for farmers to supplement income.

  7. Paula’s dad let them build a cell phone tower on a hill he owns. They pay him regularly (not sure how much) and maintain his dirt driveway now which is about a half mile through the woods.

  8. Well, aside from Fauci Flu.

  9. wakey wakey

  10. Drive over to the other side of the state today to run that crazy race. We are missing TWO runners, so that sorta sucks. But whatever. /stares at MJ

  11. But if anyone’s free ….

  12. They haven’t fired me yet.

  13. I’m really enjoying Steve Deace on Rumble. I realized a big part of it might be his accent. Almost no one from Michigan is in media, it seems. I’m not sure what it is, but I picked up on it right away, then he mentioned it and it clicked.

    He appears not to have picked up any Hoosier taint, either.

  14. Love this vaccine mandate mania. sports radio making fun of one of the hosts, for being afraid of giving blood. One of the jabs (SWIDT) was that he’s now just as selfish as those who refuse to get vaccinated.

    I’ll bet his twitter feed lit up, because later in the show he says that silence is golden for him, without explanation.

    I was even more surprised by my reaction to that simple phrase, which was pure white hot anger at a stupid statement on the radio.

  15. I figured you would identify with Todd Erzen, leon.

  16. Drive over to the other side of the state today to run that crazy race. We are missing TWO runners, so that sorta sucks. But whatever. /stares at MJ
    ——————
    I’m really sorry. Beyond the lack of prep and bad timing I am actually doubtful I’ll run again. It’s been months and I can manage about 20 mins. That’s it.

  17. Todd and I are closer theologically, Jay. Pretty sure Steve is a TULIP Calvinist based on his references to “total depravity”. I get where Calvin (and Zwingli) were coming from, but I reject a lot of their premises.

  18. MJ will never run again.

    Let’s all bow our heads in silence.

  19. Steve used to do sports radio in Des Moines, and owned the Cyclone fan site cyclone fanatic before selling it to the current owners. He’s been a bit stubborn in his views all his life, and is quite judgmental. Not that I can’t identify with that at times.

    He hates NASCAR. Friend of mine took him on on-air and Steve tried to get him in a gotcha question, “Name one other sport where the object of the game is to go fast and turn left!”

    He answered “baseball” and steve about exploded. funniest radio evah!

  20. Mj’s happily married with a kid. He’s going full dad-bod.

  21. He’s been a bit stubborn in his views all his life, and is quite judgmental.

    He was double-predestined to be so.

  22. Does he drink craft beer and smoke cigars as well?

  23. he is a recent christian convert, and like an ex-smoker’s vendetta about second hand smoke he has jumped into those waters with both feet. It serves him well because it really focuses his attention, and he researches very well.

    Go figure why he butted heads when he was in local talk radio, after he made the jump from sports to political speech.

  24. I’ve been drinking local wine from a winery in Buchanan, Tabor Hill.

    I pour it over a full glass of ice, because I’m a barbarian who doesn’t GAF.

  25. Cigars? Nope.

  26. I was asking about Steve. Calvin’s joke.

    I know MJ doesn’t smoke. Because his growth is already stunted as it is.

  27. https://lifeandtimes.substack.com/p/the-culture-of-the-single-millennial

  28. pretty sure steve is a wine drinker. All the blaze hosts are, because Patriot Wines is a sponsor, and they always have some on set. think that’s from Argentina or Chile, too, grown in the mountains. Maybe it’s different.

    Built bars too, and beet juice.

  29. Talk about obvious baiting.

    Jeez.

  30. Dana, I accept your terms. Sounds like a solid plan. Let’s go.

  31. If I want to very slowly render some chicken bones and scrap for broth and fat in the oven overnight, what temp should I set the oven at? I would crock pot it all, but there’s too much. I need to put a stock pot in the oven instead.
    I want to start it to boil on the stovetop and then put it in the oven. Would 250 degrees keep it at a low simmer?

  32. For those outside the state, Dana is a Soros-placed slave of Satan. Every single act in office has been in service to her masters, she has never even accidentally been on the right side of an issue.

  33. Here’s the funny thing: if she’s refusing to enforce the law, then she’s failing at her job, and in fact is undermining our democratic system by de facto repealing a law. Furthermore, if she believes that the law is wrong, or that enforcing it would waste resources better spent on other crimes, then she should make an effort to vigorously enforce the law, forcing the legislature to address the issue. Either they agree with her, in which case they’ll repeal it, or they will disagree with her, in which case she’s carrying out their intentions. Simply choosing to ignore the law simply enables the legislature to continue to pass laws without thought for the ability of the executive branch to enforce them. It’s like a parent who continually supports a spendthrift or addict child.

  34. lumps, I would think that 215 or so would be the temp. Keep the oven just above boiling point.

  35. I might go even lower, 225 or even 200. Fresh water boils at 212, and you don’t want to boil it all night.

  36. Leon has a new workout program.

  37. Good thinking, thanks. It’s a little irritating that my crock pot doesn’t list temperature. Just High and Low. Suppose some day I should plop a temperature probe in there when it’s running and see what I get.

  38. Is that the “amazon position” that’s so popular with the soyboys still pretending to be heterosexual?

  39. Just High and Low.
    —–
    Crock pot technology is ripe for hacking

  40. The only problem I’ve had with overnight crock pot stuff is with oatmeal or congee. No matter how much extra water you put in it always seems to stick to the bottom even on Low.

  41. Crock pot technology is ripe for hacking

    Found my post-fedgov career.

  42. Jimbro, I know a dude who did exactly that.

  43. Wouldn’t be too hard. Simple controller board linked to a thermometer to control voltage to the heating coils, a little bit of code to keep it out of feedback loops. You could probably just repurpose a thermostat if you knew it well enough.

  44. Big Crockpot will take a page from John Deere.

  45. Apparently the market backlash was so bad on that that JD backed down a lot, at least at the “small farm” end of the market. The used tractors from those years sell for half the price of similar tractors from before and after.

  46. Dana, you vapid cunt, never ask a question for which you don’t already know the answer.

    Yes, I would like you to treat adultery as the crime that it is, Please prosecute.

  47. We’ll never get back to the world before No-Fault Divorce, but I’m not seeing a downside here.

    Particularly if the first case is gay dude mad at his ‘husband’ for going to the gloryhole club in Lansing that never closed during lockdown.

  48. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to see their philandering spouse locked up with the mother rapers and father rapers?

  49. Think about it:

    – Adultery breaches a legal contract
    – Inflicts pain and suffering
    – Abuses children

  50. Cops will love it. Talk about easy busts. That’s even easier than catching those awful monsters selling raw milk.

  51. Wouldn’t be too hard. Simple controller board linked to a thermometer to control voltage to the heating coils, a little bit of code to keep it out of feedback loops. You could probably just repurpose a thermostat if you knew it well enough.

    Welcome to Sous Vide!

    https://sousvidesupreme.com/products/sousvide-supreme-touch-9l?variant=31118292746263&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=CjwKCAjwy7CKBhBMEiwA0Eb7am3FGY6oO278YLksuGq3Qd7XMhMD4AgQyfvyp1WF5JUgLZkYas7HABoCfdIQAvD_BwE

  52. For those outside the state, Dana is a Soros-placed slave of Satan. Every single act in office has been in service to her masters, she has never even accidentally been on the right side of an issue.
    ****

    This. She is such a fucking bitch.

  53. similar tech for fermentation chambers in brewing. cheap temp controllers are your friend.

    I have a small freezer from my MIL that I was going to convert into a 2 chamber fermentation chamber, one cooler for lagering and another for fermentation. Doing it with 2 temp controllers (about $15 each wired to a switch) and some computer fans.

  54. laura, i’m in the 200-225 camp for long term simmering. probably more like 200.

  55. Regarding crock pots: The only difference between the HIGH and LOW setting on a slow cooker is the amount of time it takes to reach the simmer point, or temperature at which the contents of the appliance are being cooked at. The LOW setting takes longer than the HIGH setting. This means most recipes can be cooked on either setting.

    https://treehozz.com/whats-the-difference-between-low-and-high-on-a-crock-pot

  56. Good thermometers are also a key in alcohol distillery. You can manage without them, but you’re much, much safer with them.

  57. watch those first runnings!

  58. AZ audit still plugging along…

    https://tinyurl.com/jjwap9xn

  59. saw that sidney powell’s legal team is deposing Eric Coomer of Dominion. Didn’t realize that case was moving forward.

  60. We’re advertising for an Administrative Assistant.

    Some requirements:
    – nice tits (no bolt-ons)
    – no tattoos
    – no piercings (pair of earrings okay – note the word – earrings)
    – no huge cabooses
    – fingernail maximum length 1/8″ to 1/4″ beyond fingertips
    – no glitter polish
    – must speak English fluently
    – excellent grammar and spelling skills mandatory
    – no kids
    – no baby daddies
    – no democrats
    – teeth

  61. – no huge cabooses

    I think it’s important to define “huge” here, especially if she’s at ~0.7 WHR.

  62. I don’t know about MI but in the Permian Basin that job would go unfilled for years.

  63. If I can set my coffee cup on it while you are standing at the copier, it’s too big.

  64. If it has it’s own zip code, it’s too big.

  65. Eh, we’ll have to agree to disagree.

  66. When you hire that chick and introduce her to the Mrs. at the Christmas party, can I be there?

  67. I broke down and watched Gutfeld last night, because Tucker was going to be on. that segment was gold, debating Greg on who was more stupid, Chris Cuomo or Don Lemon. Tucker bringing facts was hilarious.

    Nevertrumper Guy Benson was on, very disappointed, but so was Dave Rubin. That show is like Red Eye on steroids with a budget.

  68. We don’t have a Christmas party. Problem solved and money saved.

  69. Scrooge

  70. That’s hilarious, J’Ames.

    Can you imagine Lemon and Cuomo attempting a rebuttal?

  71. Maybe that girl is supposed to be Mrs Leon.

  72. There is also that.

  73. https://www.eviemagazine.com/post/study-miscarriage-rate-covid-vaccine

  74. i’m sure lemon and cuomo will have some snarky response on their show, and the seals will applaud them for it.

  75. Don Lemon is the guy whose lunch money we stole.

    Chris Cuomo is the guy whose girl we took to grassers after he dropped her off from the movies, then watched the sunrise with her.

  76. Grassers?

  77. It’s where you went to buy the onion you’d tie to your belt.

  78. We’d have these huge parties late at night out in the middle of fields way away from any houses or roads. Everyone would pull their cars around a circle where we would light a bonfire, and everyone would tune their radio to the same station. We’d drink beer and hang out with chicks.

    We called them grassers.

  79. Sometimes we’d do the same thing on beaches, but for some reason we didn’t call those beachers.

    I don’t think we called them anything. We’d just say, “We’re meeting at the lake tonight.”

  80. As was the style at the time.

  81. What are kids going to do now?

    Pull up on their electric bikes and circle around a glow stick. Drinking soy with other incels.

  82. Brag to each other about the biggest tool their GF ever pegged them with.

  83. “Virtual Grassers”

  84. Virtual Grassers, with corporate sponsors.

  85. It’s now been raining here for 4 days. 4 straight days. I wanted to cut my hair on Monday. No dice. Getting itchy.

  86. I just take an electric razor to my scalp daily.

  87. I like to have enough stubble to velcro my hat on, which means I use clippers and then a razor when the time comes.

  88. So…you’re not allowed to get your hair cut when it’s raining Leon? Strange rules.

  89. I want a croisshark. I’m wearing a Nova SE shark shirt. Ocearch is currently tagging off the coast of Nova Scotia. I was craving pancakes. We went to Cracker Barrel…wait was 20-25 minutes. We decided to cruise Rt 66/Central Ave. Last time we were at the restaurant by Old Town, ICE showed up and arrested the line cooks and the owners. Way better than CB. Renewed our zoo membership. We got to see the baby hippo. She was on her mom’s back.

  90. In NM, we would cruise Main or Central, we’d meet at the Y or a restaurant and hang in the parking lot.

  91. I too love eat at the Y. Usually not with my friends.

  92. I cut it outside so there’s no mess in the house.

  93. well, leon is weird, so there’s that

  94. I cut it outside too.

    Phew.

  95. i cut mine in the bathroom, tile floors

  96. so we’re all a bunch of weird cheapos?

  97. CoAl…low hanging fruit.

  98. Ah, I see. I just thought it was odd, tying a random grooming task with meteorological events: “I need to cut my toenails but the wind is blowing.”

    Qui a coupé le fromage?

  99. Brewers went up 4-0 in the first, grand slam, oso.

    but…

  100. Our version of a grasser was the pit party held at a gravel pit. Another frequent gathering spot was behind a cemetery on the south side which oddly enough left their gates open and never had a police presence. And the Skyview drive in theater where I don’t think I ever actually watched a complete movie.

  101. Sausage fest!!!

    Ohai, Oso.

  102. They called them grassers, because the horses could eat when they unhooked them from the carriages.

  103. so we’re all a bunch of weird cheapos?

    My hairline is on the back of my head. I’d be a retard if I paid someone to buzz the rest of it once a week.

  104. Erin’s future bumper stickers

  105. wow, lots of cardinal fans at Miller today.

  106. haha, car in is gonna kill us all

    bring it, grandma

  107. That fat, dumbass needs to stop eating out.

  108. *sprays hose*

    Go be fat somewhere else!

  109. Comment by Jimbro on September 23, 2021 5:27 pm
    Erin’s future bumper stickers

    It’s true.

  110. We, The People of Girth are opposed to transgressive terms like “fat” and “fat community”! They are hateful and hurtful. The appropriate label, if you must use such a thing, is “Pro-calorie”, or “Calorically-Enhanced”. Adjust your dictionaries please.

  111. Dishonorable Discharge means no Tri-Care, so Biden’s bullshit on that front is hitting us twice if it stands.

  112. J’ames, YouTube is airing the game with Ueck. We’re binging Brooklyn 99. None of the zoo workers were wearing masks inside.

  113. Dude, your problem isn’t chairs.

    Your problem is that every time your elbow bends your mouth opens.

  114. That fatty’s chin has been graced by balls.

  115. Y’all are on Notice: I’m reporting your hateful, phobic comments to The Girth Squad.

  116. When I first saw the fat dude, I thought about HS and his story about fatty furniture. I regret teasing my sister for being a fatty BITD. She wouldn’t even be considered obese in 2021.

  117. The Y for non-Hostages is the place where the main road in town splits off and goes in a different direction. YMMV. I went to the MVD to get my new ID. Woman next to me was claiming her weight like a mattress duster on BBF. No way in hell was the chunky Messican #120.

  118. Women always put their goal weight on their license.

  119. Dishonorable Discharge means no Tri-Care, so Biden’s bullshit on that front is hitting us twice if it stands.
    ——
    The new guy in Rush’s old slot were talking about that getting to the SCOTUS level PDQ so there’s still hope.

  120. “No. I have to put down what you weigh now. Not what you weighed before you got fat.”

  121. My old ID had my weight before I gained 50#. They still made me take off my glasses. My mask was around my neck. MVD chick asked if I wanted to take it off. Fuck no. Mask BS needs to be recorded.

  122. Y’all are on Notice: I’m reporting your hateful, phobic comments to The Girth Squad.

    S’ok, we can outrun them.

  123. What are they gonna do? Sweat at us?

  124. The new guy in Rush’s old slot were talking about that getting to the SCOTUS level PDQ so there’s still hope.

    Not for Air Force Reserves. Our best bet there is to claim “might be pregnant” and play the Catholic card as a backup. And even if SCOTUS slaps it down, RTN might still push ahead for brownie points.

  125. Pendejo, have you ever been to Cloudcroft? I’ve never been. It’s always been a gringo Texas destination in my pervue.

  126. Stockpot in the oven at 200 degrees set to stop automatically at 6 am, Checked a couple times, it’s just popping the occasional bubble to the surface. Perfect slow simmer. Thanks, guys.

  127. The H2. Love you guys.

  128. I am not looking forward to the slaughter and butchering I have to do in a few weeks. I am absolutely looking forward to lamb and pumpkin stew this winter.

  129. Dude. One of the best meals I ever had was some middle eastern style slow cooked lamb shank. Save them shanks. And get a pressure canner, if you don’t have one already. It’s so great to have jars and jars of lovely broths and stews ready to go on the shelf.

  130. Ive not been to cloudcroft. Just Ruidoso. And Red River and Taos but those were a generation ago.

  131. Oh, and this is an interesting bear encounter. Comments are fun too.

  132. See how he didn’t want that bear to get close? Didn’t want to get any of that bear-poison on them.

  133. I’ve got a gimungous All American canner. I have to run it outdoors now, though, my stove doesn’t have the headspace or great temp control.

  134. I don’t do lamb/mutton. It tastes the way it smells. DIT used to call me “Clarice”. Pendejo, we are looking at a Cloudcroft vacation. Lumps, NM has immigrants from Greece. Best Lemon chicken EVER. Gyros are great. Local restaurants would get mad at me when I would order “Beef only” gyros. True Story, we have quite a few restaurants that started over 50 years ago that can be linked to the same Greek immigrant family.

  135. I wonder what was in that pic-a-nic basket.

  136. Oso, these are hair sheep, not wool. No lanolin. Perfect livestock for a small farm like mine.

  137. Pâté?

  138. Leon, that is awesome. I’m the 99% that is allergic to aloe and lanolin

  139. Blanco Basura post, Dan makes homemade beanie weenies. They are awesome. I never had beanie weenies before I married Dan.

  140. Greeks are longtime NE residents as well. Probably more than half our pizza places are “greek pizza,” here. Can’t say I have ever made an effort to really discover too much authentic greek food, though.

  141. Stockpot in the oven at 200 degrees set to stop automatically at 6 am, Checked a couple times, it’s just popping the occasional bubble to the surface. Perfect slow simmer. Thanks, guys.

    I used to make beans in a wide, shallow calphalon crockpot that way; put them together the night before, put them in a 200 degree oven and go to bed. I’d wake up to a wonderful smell throughout the apartment.

  142. Leon, are you intending to harvest any rennet from those lambs?

  143. Not only did I date a Greek girl in high school I also worked in a Greek restaurant as a busboy.

    When I wasn’t giving her my sausage she would give me her kind of sausage

    https://honest-food.net/loukaniko-traditional-greek-sausage/

  144. Dan had never had SPAM before he married me. There are quite a few Whipipo/Messican comparisons. White people have art on their walls. Mexicans have family photos. Y’all need to watch Coco. Mi familia never ever celebrated Dia Los Muertos, yet my Grammo always had an ofrenda.

  145. A couple of my fellow busboys were Greek kids who dreamed of one day opening their own pizza places.

    Nearest pizza shop to me in residency was Niko’s Pizza which a quick internet search reveals to be one of the more common Greek pizza joint names

    https://www.nikospizzahousemenu.com/

  146. I hadn’t planned to, Lumps. I’ve never harvested an animal that size and I’ve got no help. I’m going to count it a huge win if I get meat in the freezer and the suffering is minimal. If I had a cow or other dairy I might try to save rennet, but I don’t have any immediate use and no idea how to store it.

  147. I’ve been exiled to the family bed. Dan is watching football. I’m snuggling under my weighted blanket. Life is good

  148. Well, I got a warning from Facebook today, and my comment was taken down.

    Apparently, if you see a photo array of all kinds of creepy crawl he’s (mice, snakes, spiders, cockroaches, etc.), you are NOT allowed to say that if you found any of them in your house that you would have to B*U*R*N it down, just to be sure.

    The Facebook cops sure saved the day today, huh?

    They are Victorian scolds…..

  149. Ncaaf

  150. who’s your football team, PG?

  151. listening to the crew at Timcast discuss nuclear energy is painful.

  152. And they look like shit all over West Texas

  153. Timcast is usually pretty good. That Ian guy has fried too many brain cells.

  154. https://tinyurl.com/9zse4jeu

  155. I drove 20 hours Friday and picked up my puppy Saturday. I then drove 20 hours Monday and I hate life
    Sugar
    https://thehostages.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/sugar.jpg?resize=219%2C219

  156. Congrats on the puppy, VMax!👊

  157. This whole Fauci Fuckup Flu is about population control. It’s always been about population control. Design a virus to specifically target old and unhealthy. Design a “vaccine” to target the young and healthy while also damaging their reproductive systems. Mandate the fake “cure” to everyone or lose your livelihood. Grant exemptions to the Aristocrats and their flunkies.

    They say there’s a lot of ruin in a nation. I think we’re in for a lot of ruination.

  158. She is a cutie Vman. Congratulations on the new pup.

  159. I would like to subscribe to Mitchell’s newsletter.

  160. Oh, man! Sugar is beautiful.

  161. Dithering, Ellis remained perplexed.


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