Maryland Governor Pulls a Ted Kennedy

The governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, is a far left politician who governs like most from the left. He takes feel good ideas and runs with them regardless of fact or reason. He has bought off on global warming and intends to make Maryland the model of being green. The boy governor just signed legislation requiring an increase in renewable energy but like all liberals, he does not want the requirements to interfere with life. Ted Kennedy opposed wind farms because they blocked his view and O’Malley opposes them on state owned land because they will take away from the natural beauty of the areas set aside for residents.

“While we must continue to explore and make progress on creating a more sustainable and independent energy future for Maryland, we will not do so at the expense of the special lands we hold in the public trust,” the Democratic governor said.

O’Malley spoke at a news conference at a scenic overlook in the Savage River State Forest. Opponents had claimed that allowing 40-story windmills on state-owned land in mountainous western Maryland would reduce its recreational value, spoil the landscape and lower property values, especially in the thriving Deep Creek Lake resort area of Garrett County. WBAL

I am willing to bet that if the state decides that wind turbines will go in a neighborhood or on lands near a neighborhood he will not allow citizens to nix the deal based on natural beauty or property values. I am quite certain that the lands that home owners hold dear will be confiscated under eminent domain and used for the turbines. The people will have little say in the matter and O’Malley will chide those who oppose as enemies of the environment.

This is just another example of a liberal making a rule that only applies to others. The state should be the leader in this effort and state lands should be used to put up the wind farms. Instead, private property will one day be confiscated for this purpose. Mark my words, private property will be taken for the common good and the harm to property owners will not be a problem the liberals will care about.

If this state wants to put up wind turbines to generate electricity I suggest putting the turbines outside the governor’s mansion. O’Malley is so full of hot air he could power the state for decades. If they ever figure out how to produce electricity from manure then the Maryland legislature could provide power to the country for the rest of the century.

Big Dog

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6 Responses to “Maryland Governor Pulls a Ted Kennedy”

  1. Larry Sheldon says:

    Whew! Scared me.

    I thought he had killed somebody.

  2. Big Dog says:

    To tell the truth, he is killing us all with the taxes….

  3. Jack says:

    Ya Governor Martin O’Malley passed the largest tax hike in Maryland history. The guy ran a campaign that railed against BG&E, our local utility and then his hand-picked Public Service Commission rubber-stamped massive electric rate hikes. Oh, and then he gave his PSC a pay raise. We call him O’Taxey.

  4. Big Dog says:

    Hey Jack,
    Thanks for stopping by. I can feel most of your pain here in the People’s Republic of Maryland. I don’t have BG&E but I know full well what he did.

    He promised to stop rate hikes, and then found out there was no way to do that. This was after he went to court to shoot down the deal that Ehrlich made which would have been at least better than what you have today…

    The Teflon Leprechaun is a liar. He parses words, he double speaks and he lies any chance he gets. He is an idiot who thinks he will have a position in the next president’s cabinet. I hope we get rid of this jackass in 2010 and that the Democrats in the legislature go with him…

  5. Joe Albero says:

    Hey ‘Big Dog’ ever in combat or did you sit on your ass collecting pay and free benefits in the military? Coward!

  6. Big Dog says:

    Hey Joe, Do you always start off by calling people you do not know names?

    It is always amazing to me how many people will be brave and call someone a coward over the internet but would never do it in person.

    You are a brave guy Joe.

    Let me ask you Joe, did your mother have any children that lived?