Posted By LambChop
From the Herald Sun:
London Mayor Boris Johnson is without a doubt the funniest high profile global politician. Boris has now taken on the forces against fracking, applying his contumelious wit to attack the green energy moonbats. Johnson called wind farms a “disease,” accused the wind turbines of blighting the famous pastoral British countryside and challenged Britain to embrace fracking and nuclear power. Johnson reportedly took a road trip to Scotland where he encountered hundreds of wind turbines which fueled his rant against wind energy in favor of new generation nuclear power and fracking so that the UK would have secure energy stores without relying on Russia.
"It is a good 20 years since I last drove all the way to Scotland, and in the interim something unbelievable has been done - in our name - to our green, pleasant and precious countryside. I mean the windmills, the turbines - whatever they are called. I mean the things that look like some hideous Venusian invasion, marching over the moors and destroying the dales; the colossal seaside toys plonked erratically across our ancient landscape; the endless parade of waving white-armed old lunatics, gesticulating feebly at each other across the fields and the glens. They seemed to be everywhere, and I asked myself, when were we consulted? Was there a referendum? Did someone ever warn the British people that these moaning seagull slicers were going to be erected on some of the most sensational scenery that God ever called into being? The answer is that no one warned us, because no one really took the decision to do it. It just sort of happened. We have contracted these mills like a disease, because of our pathetic apology for an energy policy. It is time to take the fight to the energy companies, who have been ruthlessly exploiting their position - and the best answer is an enormous increase in supply. We can do it, and we can do it in a way that is as clean and green as any technology on earth. First we need to grow some collective cojones and launch the nuclear energy programme that this country has too long delayed. Do you know how much of their juice the French get from their nuclear programme? Almost 80%. They are laughing at us - us, the nation that split the atom! Next, we must stop pussy-footing around, and get fracking. Even if we have 100s of fracking pads, they are nothing like as ugly as windmills, and they can be dismantled as soon as the gas is extracted."