Monday, December 9, 2019

The Green Republican

It seems the Sierra Club got itself a Republican in Mississippi, finally.

The Sierra Club also reported donations of "research" and "voter education." 


Anonymous said...

In the current landscape of the Green New Deal and beyond, is the Sierra Club still as active and influential as they were back in the day? I feel like they would be considered right-wing in comparison to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the like.

Anonymous said...

Luckily, Brent Bailey can play dumb and people will believe him. It helps that he is pretty dumb as is.

Anonymous said...

I am assuming by taking this contribution that he opposes the Yazoo backwater pumps? Time for him to answer that question. If he ever lobbies against it, this will be why.

Anonymous said...

Green Republican? I would think that stopping the destruction of our home would be a concern that transcends party line. For some reason anti-science pro-billionaire propaganda has convinced the least educated among us that keeping the planet alive is somehow a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Brent Bailey was on the front lines fighting and defeating the $7 billion dollar Kemper boondoggle. Thanks to him, and the Sierra Club we ratepayers will not have to pay a $6 billion rate increase. Further, he is a bedrock conservative in his politics and personal personal life. He will be on the side of the people in every case and will not be told what to do by anyone, especially the monopoly utilities. He will work to end robocalls, expand broadband and improve cell service to all Mississippians. The citizens of this state owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many hundreds of Mississippians who dug into their pockets to support and elect this knowledgable, honest people’s champion. And yes, that includes the Sierra Club. By the way, the PSC has absolutely nothing to do the the Yazoo pump issue.

Anonymous said...

$20,000 PAC contribution will get your phone calls returned.

Anonymous said...

This is bizarre notion in bizarre times.
For centuries, conservation of our natural resources has been a conservative policy. Please note the similarity in the words.
In these bizarre times, it's "conservative" and thus
"Republican" to equate business profiteering at any expense, even our national interest, as conservatism.
For God's sake, we are having to buy or filter water. Why is that not a hint?
Please see the Washington Post's publishing of The Afghanistan Papers ( Pentagon Papers obtain under FOIA) and find contractors awarded $3 million a day to " improve" places the size of small counties.
Rumsfeld called those in the military who tried to point out the truth " snowflakes". Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

8:16 Be smarter. The argument isn't about whether the planet is warming, which is measurable, the question is how much is cyclical (i.e. there isn't much we can do) vs man-made. That equates to how much money should we spend now in direct costs and legislative burdens when it may not do any good at all? It is certainly fair to want some additional causal information prior to placing another huge burden on taxpayers.

BTW, whatever happened to acid rain? Did it just go away magically? In the '80's, I was always waiting on my umbrella to disintegrate in my hands, but the most exciting thing that ever happened was it folding up the wrong way in a stiff wind...

Non-Issue said...

Brent Bailey welcomes and returns all of his phone calls. Give it a try, and say hi to a great PSC Commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Finally we have a commissioner that has a clue about this job. You should post the utility contributions to Tate.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. You are trying to tell someone to "be smarter" when you don't even know that acid rain was an issue of damaging pH levels in rainwater and that the issue was reversed by the EPA and legislated by the Clean Air Act.

Anonymous said...

Brent Bailey is a Commissioner for the people. He will be the watchdog to protect all consumers. He has never and will never be beholden to any entity/person for any reason. He is an independent operator with the knowledge needed to be a responsible steward of our public utilities. His experience and know-how will benefit the entire state with lower power bills, more rural broadband, and more serious consequences for robocall offenders. Brent lives his life with conservative morals and values every day. You won’t find a more genuine person in the state. Do yourselves a favor and actually get to know him - you won’t regret it.

Anonymous said...

Donation says more about Stamps than it does about Bailey.

Anonymous said...

9:32, I nominate you for most gullible Mississippian 2019. Congratulations on your nomination and late entry into this year’s contest. I think you have a real shot at taking the top prize.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:56, 9:53 -

"This has been a paid political announcement, paid for by BB and/or TSC. I approved this message." - BB

Anonymous said...

8:56 - thank you Stan Flint for your confirming the conservative creds of your candidate. Don't know that anyone is more qualified than you to certify to us the conservative values of a good Republican.

I will give you credit, though, for pointing out that the PSC has absolutely nothing to do with the backwater pumps. There are some folks that have such blinders on that they want to blame anybody and everybody for things that don't go as they want.

Yes, the backwater pump situation needs to be addressed - but even despite Commissioner Brandon Presley's attempt to insert the PSC into anything and everything, the issues of the pumps is not now, nor never will be, subject to the Public Service Commission's opinion.

Anonymous said...

True, it was a tough call between Bailey and Nic Lott - whether to take someone with a somewhat liberal bent, or someone whose only qualification he could espouse was that he was black. (Just another black man who runs in Republican circles and feels he is entitled to jobs and positions, regardless of any qualifications other than his last name and the color of his skin.)

Then, wasn't a tough call between Bailey and the racist Stamps - who also had no qualifications for the position.

Granted - the position should be eliminated. Having three elected commissioners in today's time is ridiculous. (In the old days when they actually regulated things such as AT&T, BellSouth, Railroads, Motor Carriers, among others, there might have been a need for their existence. But today their realm is basically electric utilities and that is somewhat limited.

Bailey does at least have some experience and qualifications for the job - unlike ANY of the other candidates, either Democrat or Republican.

Maybe it proves that sometimes people will vote on qualifications after all - even for a job where it doesn't matter.

Kingfish said...

Yup. Lott literally went around telling groups the demographics of the district meant he was the only Republican who could win. Never touted any knowledge of the job or what he would do with it.

Anonymous said...

Lynn Posey was the last great PSC. Callawad, Bentzy and the rest were a bunch of prima donna(s) who couldn't work a real 9-5 job. Probably have their feet up on their desks now in their plush offices... well played

Anonymous said...

Lynn Posey was the last great PSC.

You're nuts. Posey couldn't find his way out of a paper bag.

Anonymous said...

9:32 am The notion that we can't mitigate and plan for climate changes or do anything about man made global warming, is ridiculous!

Species survived other climate events by finding ways to survive.

And, we can do the same by building /finding different habitats ( look up the word if you don't understand it) and finding alternative resources for growing food and replenishing/replacing resources. While we can still use computers, we have a better chance of survival than past periods in history.

You want to just let future generations of our species have fewer survival options?

You want to party while the ship is sinking rather than try to find a lifeboat? Or you do you just only care about your useless self?

It's bad enough that you believe some undereducated nincompoops instead of people who have spent their lives studying and measuring changes in our planet.

That you can't judge the difference between some live for today idiot who thinks wealth will insure their survival and who doesn't give a shit about yours make you a poster child for gullibility.

Bitter Fruit said...

Hey, Howie Morgan @ 10:56. Whoever helped Brent Bailey win converted a democrat PSC seat to a republican seat in a 63% democrat district. That gave conservatives a majority on the PSC. Meanwhile, the republican Transportation Commission seat went from republican to democrat. Brent Bailey’s victory was a solid conservative win that every conservative should celebrate. Meanwhile, your candidate lost due to liberal positions that sounded more democrat than republican. The good book says, “Sour grapes put an edge on the teeth.” Bless yourheart!

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