17 Feb 2009, 11:20pm
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Tear Down Those Dams, Mr. Goober

In a hysteric vote today the Oregon Senate okayed Governor Ted “Raze the State” Kulongoski’s bizarre plan to tear down four dams on the Klamath River and charge electricity ratepayers the $4.5 billion tab for the demolition of their clean, safe hydropower plants.

Ore. lawmakers OK rate boost to remove dams

By BRAD CAIN Associated Press Writer, San Jose Mercury, 02/17/2009 [here]

SALEM, Ore.—A bill to impose a surcharge on PacifiCorp customers to pay for removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River was endorsed Tuesday by the Oregon Senate. The bill goes to the House.

State Senate advances Klamath dams removal bill

by Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian, Tuesday February 17, 2009, [here]

The state Senate passed a bill today to build a fund for removing four Klamath River dams with a surcharge on Oregon ratepayers.

Senate Bill 76 was approved 18 to 12 on largely partisan lines with Sen. Jason Atkinson of Central Point the only Republican voting yes.

The bill was introduced by Gov. Ted Kulongoski and is part of tentative dam removal agreement the governor signed in the fall with California, the federal government and Pacificorp, which owns the dams in question.

Funny thing, at the very same time President Barry “Messiah” Obama was signing a record $787 billion pork barrel bill that is targeted at, among other things, building more dams:

Transcript: Obama’s Remarks at Stimulus Bill Signing

Denver, CO, Feb 17, 2023 [here]

… Because of this investment, nearly 400,000 men and women will go to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our faulty dams and levees…

The ratepayers will foot that bill, too, and their children and grandchildren. We all will.

Tear them down, build them up, throw money away, “create” jobs, bankrupt the taxpayers, drain the economy, pour cement, jackhammer cement, run around in circles like chickens with their heads cut off — it’s all a three ring circus of absolute dunces.

We elected these idiots. We pay their salaries, and handsome salaries they are, too.

Wouldn’t it be better, and cheaper, if we paid our public “servants” to take long (permanent) vacations in Bermuda or Timbuktu, and kept them thousands of miles away from the vaunted Seats of Power? Put them someplace where they could do no harm?

Because harm is all they seem to be able to do.

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