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  •  because it's not a real story. (3+ / 0-)
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    TtexwiTyler, ByTor, alba

    These are tiny power plants running some  state facilities, not truly utility scale, no big money involved.

    We're in the Rotunda, 'til we take Scott Walka Unda. They thought they could plunda, but they woke the Drums of Thunda. Now we're in the Rotunda, gonna bring their whole game Unda.

    by ben masel on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 08:54:49 PM PST

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    •  I have to agree with you... (0+ / 0-)

      As a former Local #107 Boilermaker, I've worked on a couple of the state-owned plants and they are just as you have described them.

      "And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude, oil, that is, Black Gold, Texas T." (Bubblin'? My Ass!)

      by TtexwiTyler on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 10:34:00 PM PST

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    •  Then the premise of this diary (0+ / 0-)

      is not correct of there are no high-value state-owned power plants to turn over to the Koch brothers. I wondered why the diary did not describe the power plants that are supposedly at issue . .

    •  Could it be their connection (3+ / 0-)
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      to the Keystone XL  pipeline ?

       

      It's not just a zip code, it's an attitude.

      by sboucher on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 12:25:31 AM PST

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      •  No. (0+ / 0-)

        Diarist starts from a Koch obsession, seeks to fit any minor item in the bill to that brioad narrative, whether it fits or not.

        We're in the Rotunda, 'til we take Scott Walka Unda. They thought they could plunda, but they woke the Drums of Thunda. Now we're in the Rotunda, gonna bring their whole game Unda.

        by ben masel on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 04:57:13 AM PST

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    •  It will drive up the cost of energy because the (0+ / 0-)

      new owners will want to make a profit.

      "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

      by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 08:09:11 AM PST

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      •  If they're the local existing utility (0+ / 0-)

        they'll run somewhat lower costs, not needing fully dedicated secondary resources.

        Take over your own State Capitol. we got this one covered. We're in the Rotunda, 'til we take Scott Walka Unda.

        by ben masel on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 09:34:48 AM PST

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