Cramer and Kalk: Stuff those blades where the wind don’t blow

Urgent Memorandum
Date:  May 17, 2012
To: ND Wind Energy Companies (LM Glasfiber, DMI Industries, Proposed Wind Project, Windustry Employees)
From: Kevin Cramer & Brian Kalk
Re: Time to Close Shop

Gentlemen (we can’t imagine women running your companies):

We want to take time out of our busy schedules trying to win the Right Wing Wacko Republican Primary.  Today we had to make a choice on renewable energy. We could either:

  1. Curry favor with the nut jobs who compose a big portion of our ND GOP, the out of state Super PACs like Freedomworks for America, Club For Growth, and others; OR
  2. Stand up for the wind energy industry and companies that depend on renewable energy in North Dakota.

We chose the nut jobs – Option 2Here’s what we said:Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

Kevin, “This is an area where I’m going to be at odds with our current delegation. I do not support the extension of the Production Tax Credit.  I think the energy approach of this country should not be determined by a federal policy. It ought to be determined by consumers. And consumers ought to be able to choose the fuel of their choice, they ought to choose the vehicle that they want to choose.   Lowest cost ought to be the standard, that ought to be the policy of the United States when it comes to energy.”
Brian, “I support a fully balanced energy program.  but they all have to be cost benefited out. These subsidies need to stop.  The subsidies to green energy need they need to stop, they need to cost out and when they cost out they can be part of the power mix.”


We’re sorry for this inconvenience and we know that it will cost around 1000 North Dakota jobs.  We acknowledge that we’re opposing getting more efficient cars on the road.  We understand that repealing renewable energy requirements will shutter plants (including ethanol). But look at all of the opportunity North Dakota has in store for you.

  • LM Glasfiber‘s Grand Forks blade factory could be used as a place to park oil field travel trailers to keep them out of the elements in the winter months.  A few extra toilets, a couple of shower stalls, and you are good to go.  You could even put together a bus company to transport workers to the oil fields out west.
  • DMI Industries‘ West Fargo wind tower business could be turned into a pipeline company to send Canadian tar sand oil to China.  This is all good.

And for all of you who are proposing wind projects…  just throw in the towel.  When one of us gets to Congress, we’re going to put an end to all of this clean energy crap.  If we really needed clean energy, we wouldn’t be flaring all of that gas in the ND oilfields.  Why there’s enough wasted natural gas out there on a daily basis to dwarf our existing wind energy production.  The way we see it, if you can’t compete with federally subsidized oil, you need to quit.

We’re writing this memo to you so that you don’t waste anymore time hoping that a Republican Congress would do anything green.  We’re the guys that burn things, that’s our tea party policy and we’re sticking to it.

Gotta go, we’ve got urgent memos to write for the ethanol industry!