Dear President Obama,

This letter was recently sent by a JLL reader who has not yet registered to join the Cape Vincent Republican Party.

Dear President Obama,

The threat of industrial wind
will cost President Obama
support from those who will
lose home value and
lifestyle from proximity
to turbines.
I am sorry to tell you this.  As long as you advocate giving subsidy money to industrial wind energy I cannot support you for re-election.  In the past I have been a staunch supporter of many of your policies.   However, your position on industrial wind energy is pushing me away.  I implore you to delve into the issues surrounding industrial wind energy.  It is inefficient and expensive.  The materials used to produce the giant wind turbines are anything but green.  Excepting the construction phase, very few jobs are created.  There are many health and safety concerns.  Ice throw from the blades can be deadly.  Low frequency noise is a big problem affecting sleep.  Shadow flicker has a negative effect on people with certain conditions.  Property values of homes within sight of industrial wind turbines are drastically reduced.  Bird and bat kill from the turbines is very high. These 400-600 foot tall structures will become a blight on our American landscape affecting our beautiful scenic vistas. 

I live in New York state where Lake Ontario meets the St Lawrence River.  Our area thrives on tourism because of the natural beauty of these bodies of water.  Your recent support of Great Lakes wind development will be deadly to our tourism.  This is a major migratory flyway for birds and bats.  The delicate ecosystem will be compromised by the construction phase.  You must consider how devastating this would be for this area.  

Let’s work on researching better methods of energy production.  I will be looking for a candidate who understands that industrial wind energy is a very poor choice for America. Please don’t force me to have to vote for a Republican presidential candidate.  I have never done so and will be sad to have to do it this year.  It’s up to you.

Respectfully submitted,


  1. Anonymous4/02/2012

    He is hell bent on wind energy so naturally subsidies will be part of his agenda. Follow the money and I'm sure you will find big money in his campaign from those who benefit from wind energy. It always suprises me that he pretends to be "green" which is suppose to protect the environment, but is willing to decimate the birds to do it.

    Join with us and vote Republican.

  2. Anonymous4/02/2012

    I could have written that letter myself. Needless to say I agree 100%. I have always been a flaming liberal on social issues (sorry Rick (Santoram)), but here in Cape Vincent I am a registered Republican and proud of it (imagine). I too have supported Obama, but I too won't this coming election. I agree, stop the subsidies and invest in energy research. That's the place to create jobs - research.

    I hate to be a one issue voter, but Obama could care less for us little people and thinks he can solve the world's problems (climate change) using band-aids. The latest about putting turbines on Tibbetts Point, Wilson Bay and Hardscrabble is pure green agenda lunacy. He may be smart, but he's obviously not common sense smart.

  3. Anonymous4/02/2012

    Would it be smarter to just put some turbines in Rosiere?

  4. Join the GOP4/02/2012

    In Cape Vincent if you want to be involved in local public service being Republican is the way to go. The Cape GOP has a primary system of selecting candidates.
    You don't have to ask the pro-wind kings and wileys permission to run for office and swear your distaste for outsiders All you do is show up at one of the very friendly Republican committee meetings and express your desire. The Republican committee would then explain the very simple procedures on how to run for local office and enter the primary if there is more than the necessary number of candidates required to fill an office. Then, the citizens registered in the Republican party decide. Not some big old fat political boss.
    You then don't have to worry about party boss thugs freezing you out of a caucus.

    Interested in Village or Town Government?

    Don't sit idle,
    Be a smarty
    Come and join
    the Cape-Republican Party

  5. I was an Obama supporter (until his recent Great Lakes assault). I was at the Vatican on the day Obama's victory was announced and witnessed the enthusiasm of people from all over the world when they heard of his election. People waiting their turn to enter the Vatican were carrying newspapers, wearing his picture on t shirts and celebrating his victory.

    And, I am very proud of the way Obama and his family represent the United States of America and the White House to the world.

    However, I am not embarrassed in the least at becoming a one issue anti-industrial wind voter. Because, that issue is first and foremost in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence.

    Becoming an industrial wind waste land for the production of downstate "designer power" is reason enough to vote against any candidate at any level of government.

  6. Anonymous4/02/2012

    In a mid western newspaper article Mitt Romney blasted wind as a huge waste of money and time. Be patient other candidates will come forth and follow suit. You biggest problem is with Owens, Schumer and Gillibrand.

  7. Anonymous4/02/2012

    What do you have against Rosiere?

  8. Anonymous4/02/2012

    Rosiere wants turbines. That is the home of Darrell Aubertine, Mickey Orvis, Wind mogul Richard Edsall's absentee wind estate and many other pro-winders.
    We have rights, too.

  9. Anonymous4/02/2012

    11:54 Got nothing against Rosiere. I like Rosiere-some beautiful countryside.

    It will be sad if the town throws Rosiere residents under the bus just to satisfy the State Article X requirement for "reasonableness"

    gotta put 'em somewhere, it aint gonna be close to any waterfront areas. Rosiere area seems the logical dumping ground.

    who's gonna complain anyway?

  10. Anonymous4/02/2012

    I don't think you realize the number of homeowners in Rosiere who don't want windmills. I know of 7 in Rosiere between Dezengremel Rd and Favret Rd. on County Route 4. There were 8, but they packed it in and left a year ago. There are more if you count people who own land without homes on them. WE DON'T WANT WINDMILLS!!!

  11. Anonymous4/02/2012

    7:36 "We don't want windmills"

    Don't scream at me -I don't want any either.

    Better get those 7 folks (and more if you know of some)together and talk to your zoning and Comp. Plan committees before its a done deal.

  12. Anonymous4/02/2012

    Yea join the Cape Republican party, but it's the Democratic big wigs that want wind. You say put those turbines where? " Rosiere" Good throw your anti wind friends under the bus. With friends like you who needs the Republicans.

  13. Anonymous4/02/2012

    Your in a panic...nothing says there will be any turbines in Rosiere. Proper setbacks and noise requirements would not allow it. Why are you spreading false information. Don't panic.

  14. Anonymous4/02/2012

    8:58 No Panic here pal. Are you saying the zoning law will not allow any turbines in Cape Vincent? boy that's rich.What will Cuomo say about that?

  15. Anonymous4/02/2012

    8:58 If not in Rosiere, and not the riverfront, or the lakefront areas,then where?

    Where do we stick some turbines to be reasonable for the state?

    You have me all confused! You've been saying all along to the folks who want to prohibit turbines ,that they can't, but now you're saying there won't be any because the zoning law will be so restrictive . Which is it?

    Are you just playing with us?

  16. Anonymous4/05/2012

    Go Abama, those Wolfe Island turbines are beautiful.Put the in the lakes, Please.