New Jersey suburbanites are upset about solar panels appearing on utility poles:
“I hate them,” Mr. Olsen, 40, said of the row of panels attached to electrical poles across the street. “It’s just an eyesore.”
Around the corner lives Tom Trobiano, 61, a liquor salesman, now adapting to the lone solar panel hanging over his driveway. “When it’s up close,” he said, “the panel takes on a life of its own.”[…]Some residents consider the overhanging panels “ugly” and “hideous” and worry aloud about the effect on property values.
You know what else are hideous and ugly eyesores? Utility poles and power lines. I realize that the kind of stupidity that would let birtherism become mainstream is killing us, but its handmaiden is the inability of the average white burbclave-dwelling Christian to accept even the smallest change or sacrifice to their culturally venerated 100% American way of life.