by Jeff Davis
Back during the 2008 election, Obama repeatedly promised to be the “Infrastructure President”. This promise played upon the ignorance of millions of voters, who should know that most infrastructure work is actually the responsibility of your local mayor or governor –many of whom are Democrats, who tend to preside over the worst pot-holed streets and worst neglected power grids.
Democrats have been playing a trick on voters for some time, in which they collect pictures of deteriorating schools and potholed streets, and then feign outrage so that they get elected. A few years later, nothing has been done and they may use those same photos to try to get voters to elect them again.
In addition to rough roads, ever-growing pot holes and crumbling moldy schools, our power grid has suffered some major failures lately. One news article reports “A single worker caused the massive blackout across the Southwest on Thursday night, the power company admitted. The blackout, which left about 5 million people without power, may be one of the biggest caused by human error, MSNBC reported. Officials believe the outage, which hit at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sep. 8th, 2011), happened when a power worker removed a piece of equipment at a substation… It took more than 12 hours for power to be restored for people affected by the outage, an area that ranged from Mexico to Southern California to Arizona.”
You’d think one massive power outage would be bad enough for the “Infrastructure President,” but the US was hit with another massive power outage in 2012. One source notes “On 29 June (2012), a line of thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds swept from Iowa to the Mid-Atlantic coast and knocked out power to more than 3.8 million people in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, Kentucky, and metropolitan Washington, DC.”
Hundreds of thousands of Americans were still without electric power in the middle of an oppressive heat wave on July 4th presided over by the first Black American president quite appropriately.
An article on NaturalNews.com reports “…a blistering heat wave has swept across nine U.S. states, causing the power grid to fail for millions of residents. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency.”
“‘Millions of people across nine states were reeling without power …after fierce thunderstorms pounded parts of the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard,’ reports CNN ‘In storm-affected areas, many people had no electricity to run fans, air-conditioning and refrigerators. Even in places where power was not disrupted, people with no air-conditioning were advised to spend the day in a library or a cooling center to avoid heat exhaustion.’ ”
Cooling centers? That’s the first I’ve heard of those. But considering all the elderly people who can’t afford the monumental electric bills to run their air conditioners, I’m not surprised.
The article goes on “At the same time, a crushing, violent storm swept through Washington D.C., killing at least 10 more people and bringing down the power grid to millions more. More than 3 million are without power — and without air conditioning — as crews work to clear downed tree limbs and restore electricity.”
“Power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic region. Earlier Friday, the nation’s capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101 set in 1934. Mother Nature’s way of reminding us all to live in a state of ongoing preparedness. These events are often called natural disasters, but that’s a misnomer. These aren’t disasters except for the fact that so many humans depend on the power grid for their very survival. Nature has, for millions of years, functioned just fine with forest fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and violent storms. It is only modern human civilization — and its remarkably fragile state of existence — that has turned such events into disasters.”
It’s been sheer luck that California has not suffered a major brown out or black out (aside from San Diego getting caught up with the Southwest power outage). If Los Angeles were hit by a week-long heat wave with temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, it’s fairly certain we would add a major California black out to the list. Last summer, the government of California ran ads telling people to set their air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher in the event of a “Flex Alert“. The truth is that California has been swamped with millions of illegal alien invaders, who have overloaded the power grid. A good heat wave will still collapse the grid even with people raising their thermostats to 78 degrees.
The bottom line is that there is no excuse, none, for this state of affairs. There is no excuse for a super power like the U.S.A. not to be able to maintain basic services. It’s just that Democrat politicians have been allowing millions of Third World people to invade the US both legally and illegally and the government has been squandering all our taxes on wasteful things like endless Middle East wars that go nowhere, aid to Israel, bailing out banks and Wall Street and soon ObamaCare will impose the largest effective tax increase in the history of the world. The federal government already devours our wealth and time and energy like a cosmic leech.
And so every year it gets worse. I wonder when the whole house of cards will come crashing down.