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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Funny Thing About Solar Power...

…. is how people lose interest in it when the gov't stops subsidizing it. Things are slowing right down at work!

Up here in Alberta, the commies NDP started a gubbimint program that subsidized the cost of solar power for private home owners. At work we couldn't bring the modules and panels in fast enough! The big players would gobble them up by the megawatt and be fighting over whatever we had left. It was sheer pandemonium.

I don't know if it is official or not yet but the incoming conservative gov't will, in all probability, cancel the program as it is a waste of money. With the program most home owners would break even on their solar array within about 15~18 years. If that program goes - chances are my job will go with it.

I personally don't care; my bills are paid and all I need is a job that keeps me off the street and out of jail. This job does that - but lord, there are some seriously shitty days and seriously shitty people in this business. It all goes along with the commercial/residential market. In this market you are a whore or a pimp and sometimes both - I ain't kiddin'. I've always avoided this market, preferring the sanity and professionalism of the industrial markets... but beggars can't be choosers.

I will keep going in every day and giving my managers 100% but when the layoffs come... I am kinda hoping I am first! HAR HAR HAR!!! Maybe I can move in with my parents and become the world's oldest cellar dwelling kidult?

Unfortunately, 4 years of the NDP, combined with the liberals at the federal leve - have gutted the industrial market in Alberta. I have been watching the job boards like a hawk and pickings are just dismal.

Maybe I can get a green job in the pot industry?


  1. Sigh. For what it is worth, Glen, I think marijuana is largely like solar. We have no long term data on the impact of these highly developed strains on the human brain and body (just as the tobacco smoked now has been completely changed from tobacco 200 years ago). Government does not care because they see revenue - nor will they care as the damage and casualties mount up.

    We demonize smoking and vaping - pulling things into your lungs - and glorify marijuana - pulling things into your lungs. My only hope is this is an indication that we are very, very close to the end of things.

  2. My take on Mary Jane; once it's not a "forbidden fruit" anymore, interest will wane, along with all those tax dollars the weasels in d'gubmeyent were envisioning.

    For the record though, Solar's a pretty good idea where I live, us getting over 300 sunny days per year... Of course, that sunlight attracts Liberal tubesteaks like moths to a flame... Funny, you would think the heat would make all those snowflakes melt... Oh yeah... 24/7 A/C... But... I though they said... they were... GREEN...

  3. I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
    I came home with a brand new plan
    I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico
    I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road

    Copperhead Road by Steve Earle; the Official State of Tennessee Anthem

    Just like anything else that's subsidized by the government, you have to keep an eye on two things: Who's in office, and how broke the government is. Wind and solar power are going to be the first to go; medical care the second.

    As for the pot business, you might as well try prohibition again for all the good it did. Sure, we'll just make whiskey illegal and that'll solve everything - right? And, like most governments, the U.S. of A. didn't learn a thing from the failed experiment that was known locally as prohibition. The vices people have are here to stay, one way or another. Mind altering substances or one kind or another, gambling, prostitution, just about any kind of moral perversion you can think of - it's not leaving just because the government makes it illegal.

    The best you can hope for is control, and advances in technology that make some of this irrelevant. Nuclear instead of solar and wind, for instance.

    I think I'm going to drop an M-80 down my neighbor's chimney. About four in the morning ought to do nicely.

  4. I'd never have anything to do with pot - it was a joke. I am dead set against the stuff and unlike most Canadians, I grew up when I got out of my teens.

    I hear kids bitching about how they are so hard done by because they can't afford homes and cars... but they have money for this crap? Enjoy your weed, kids...

  5. No pot for you, huh? Well, just brace yourself hockeyboy. I'm puttin' old Lash's Mustang under me and heading for the border with an ounce and a half of Maui Wowie. I'm going to sneak up to your house and burn it all next to your air conditioner, which will suck up the smoke and get you and the dog so screwed up you won't find morning until Wednesday.

    Then we'll see!

    I'm pulling out as soon as I find my map. Maps.