We had a line of severe thunderstorms roll through last night around 8 p.m. knocking out power to my subdivision and surrounding area for about 7 hours. Within 30 second of losing street power, my whole-house generator powered up and transfered 20kw of blessed sweetness to my outlets. Lights on, A/C running, fridge/freezer cooling. Life was looking pretty good for me and Mrs. LTB. Then I looked outside and saw the abundance of darkness that had enveloped my whole neighborhood. I felt a little guilty that we had power and no one else did. One poor guy a few houses down was trying to start his 5kw portable Honda generator and couldn't get it cranked (old gas). Could my sense of guilt be the corrupting influence of liberals who preach that it's wrong to have something that others do not? I felt better by going next door to the young couple with a newborn baby and telling them they can plug into my genny to power anything they need for the baby. Blasted liberals! Curses!