In Cincinnati gas is $3.83 per gallon for one reason, because a certain percentage of our government has listened to special interest green technology lobbyists who have prevented the use of oil in our own country. On Earthday, which is today, if you want to see where we’re going and why the economy is having trouble, and why gas prices are going up, read the book Atlas Shrugged. You’ll learn how thieves like the woman on Doc Thompson’s show have shaped public opinion to achieve the economic situation we find ourselves in. We are being “nudged” to green technology by the same tactic that government seeks to combat smoking and alcohol consumption, and that’s through increases in cost. Listen to the mind of such a person, captured here for your amusement on 700 WLW.
I’m not sure who she’s talking about, but there isn’t anybody smarter than me to make decisions off in some far away land. But that’s how progressives think, that somewhere out there, there’s people more qualified to make decisions on our behalf. No they’re not. There isn’t anybody on this planet that I I’d seek advice from, certainly not some goofy politician in Washington. I enjoy talking to other intelligent people, but they often come to the same conclusions as I do because right is right and when you know the right answers everybody that knows it can see it. They may not agree word for word with the things I do or say, but I don’t look to them to guide me in any way. The chick in that interview is a big government progressive and is useless to American society.
My wife and I took my daughter car shopping today and I made sure she didn’t pick some electric car that had trouble running under 100 MPH. My mind was on the recent reports on electric cars while we looked. The day before today’s Earthday show on WLW the Nissan Leaf won the 2011 World Car of the Year award at the New York International Auto Show, beating out the short list of three finalists — the Audi A8 and the BMW 5 Series. The Leaf was the first electric vehicle to win the award.
According to the jurors, Nissan‘s electric car has a lot going for it:
“The Leaf is the gateway to a brave new electric world from Nissan. This 5-seater, 5-door hatchback is the world’s first, purpose-built, mass-produced electric car. Dropped onto a unique platform and body, the Leaf’s lithium-ion battery modules and electric motor generate 108hp and 206 lb ft of torque, propelling the hatch from zero to 60mph in 11.5 seconds and a top speed of 90mph. It has a range of over 100 miles on a full charge (claims Nissan), takes around 8 hours to recharge using 220-240V power supply and produces zero tailpipe emissions. Its low center of gravity produced sharp turn-in with almost no body roll and no understeer. The good news? It feels just like a normal car, only quieter.”
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Is it any surprise that our government, which is pushing green technology isn’t doing anything about the extortion of fuel prices, so that Americans go out and buy cars like this stupid “Leaf.”
I’ve driven for many years electric-powered forklifts. They work well enough and similar to propane powered lift trucks without the emission. The biggest downfall of electric vehicles is the battery technology. It takes too long to charge them and they run out of power too fast. And they aren’t new. It’s been over a decade with millions and millions of dollars of research done and battery technology still can’t last much longer than 8 hours with constant use on a shipping dock. And a car that only goes 100 miles per 8 hour charge is not a replacement for oil powered vehicles. Not even close!
100 miles won’t even get you from Cincinnati to Lexington. What good is that in the United States? If someone drives from Cincinnati to Columbus and they go 100 miles, do they plug in their car to their business power supply? 8 hours later, they can drive home, is that how it works? Because who is paying for the power station, the persons employer? What happens when the government nudges everyone into electric cars? With gas prices being as high as they are, I have to conclude that the government under the Obama and the gang intend for everyone in America to buy electric cars, which is why the government swept in and bought General Moters, so they could build the “Volt.” What happens when everyone plugs in their cars when they get to work and everyone has to unplug them when it’s time to leave and return home?
I currently have employees that drive over 50 miles to get to work. What if their battery doesn’t fully charge, because I’m not going to let them plug the vehicles in at work? They will have to plug them in at home. Having a fully charged battery is their responsibility. So what if they get to work but don’t have the power to get back to their house? Will they have to stop by Burger King on the way home and plug into some outside power outlet? Then will they have to wait for 8 hours to get a full charge, because if they short-cut the charge, they’ll shorten the life of the battery. If they plug-in for an hour, just enough to get home, they’ll screw up the battery capacity. Then, how do they pay Burger King for the power? Who pays for that portion of the electric bill?
And nobody has explained to me how this electric car saves emissions, because the power plant is still producing the energy of the combustion engine, it is just producing it in stored energy that is manufactured at a central location. The energy created is actually lost along the line of moving from the power plant to the outlet of your house. The energy produced in a combustion engine is more efficient because there is less lost in the drop off of an immediate explosion as opposed to the manufacture and distribution of creating electrons. The process of creating power still comes from a process of turbulent, explosive energy converted either to the force of driving an engine piston, or the creation of an electron to travel down a power line to a power outlet hundreds of miles away.
Then another problem emerges; a 220 outlet is not a typical outlet. That’s what you might run a washer and dryer off of. So to charge up the car, you’ll have to have a special outlet in your garage. A standard outlet is 110 so people won’t be able to do like I suggested at Burger King and sneak the power away secretly from an outside outlet.
All those things are bad, but the worst of all is the name of these stupid electric cars. In America we have names for cars like Mustang, Charger, Firebird, Thunderbird, that’s what American’s like to buy. What did they call this stupid car……………….a Leaf? A LEAF! Who wants to drive around a car named after a plant? Leaves are something that decays and blows away. Whose stupid idea was it to name a car after something fragile like a leaf?
That is a typical government type of name for a product. These are the same type of overly specialized fools that conceived that the solution to the unemployed in Florida was to buy people who didn’t have job capes. What a brilliant marketing idea by clueless, useless people, the same type of people who came up with the name “The Leaf.”
So, what kind of mind created those types of people? What are the students that go to college and learn how to brain-storm and come up with names like “The Leaf” and capes for the unemployed like? Have a look at what students do in their leisure time to understand how they’ll behave in business when they graduate. Here are tomorrow’s keepers of the world taking a little downtime from the hard studies of university. Progressives think all this behavior is good and healthy for young people.
While you watch the gas prices go up, know in your mind the type of fool and thief that is creating policy that is hurting your pocketbook on half-baked, thoughtless endeavors suitable only for a drunk. That is what the Leaf is and the stupid cape ideas are and the nudging of American society into electric cars while we function with our hands tied behind our backs with regulation is an attack on Americanism. Meanwhile, the Obama administration will grant Brazil a deep-sea drilling license to help that country economically and distribute the wealth of our nation and allow our economy to crumble…..on purpose.
Here are those spring break kids all grown up. These are the people who stand in the way of American growth and economic development. They are parasites that loot our taxes and fill their pockets. These are the progressive groups behind the electric car push.
These are the people who are distracting us with their progressive agenda while the Federal Reserve has robbed all American’s of 21.4% of the value of the dollar over an 8 year period. Do you know what that means? That means each dollar you make is only worth .79 cents on the dollar over an 8 year period. Why? Why are we worried about unions and pensions for public employees and collective bargaining while the Fed is openly robbing us, and our government won’t let our nation drill for oil while driving up oil prices to push people to buy electric cars?
Here Obama calls people like me, that want government to be smaller, radical. This is the “soft sale” where he sits down with a bunch of kids and sells a progressive agenda, which he has no right to perpetuate. Yes, people like me do appear to be radical from the view-point of the radical left, that is hell-bent on a progressive government.
See, here’s the problem. I don’t want the world those idiots are selling us. I don’t like what Obama is doing. I don’t like the green movement for all the reasons shown in the interview with Doc Thompson. And I will not put up with union officials breaking the law to advance a progressive philosophy that they expect us to pay for with tax payer dollars all the while the Fed is lowering the value of our money to reduce the wealth of the United States to be redistributed to Brazil and China. We are at war ladies and gentlemen. Progressives against traditionalists.
So here’s how it’s going to work, and this is a note to progressives. You better respect the law because once you eliminate it, such as what the union boys of Trumka and his thugs are doing, you create a free-for-all environment where the rules can be broken the other way too.
So bring it on all you goons, punks and freaks. I will not allow you to advance a progressive agenda and you will not be able to stop me. Attack all the big media names and networks, but it won’t matter. Because you are on the wrong side of the law right now and you leave yourselves open to retaliation with your lack of legal respect and manipulation.
This kind of fight does not require armies of people, just the truth. For every cent of fuel increase, you are breaking the law more and more, because you are stealing from us all in so many ways that everyone now realizes that we’re being taken advantage of. So call us radical, but that’s calling the kettle black. I’m like many of the so-called radicals that just want you fools out of our lives while the progressives are involved in a massive social engineering experiment that I want no part of. And once you involve me, and you have, you started a fight you won’t win.
As to those silly little electric cars, 90 mph isn’t fast enough to be relevant on the highway. I’ll leave a fair warning to stay in the slow lane or I’ll run right over them with my motorcycle. Better go back to the drawing board and rethink that whole concept, because electric cars are underpowered and useless in American society and are not part of the future of this country.
Oh, and good news while I’m writing this: the book Atlas Shrugged is now number 4 on Amazon.com’s sales list. That’s great news. People are learning how the game is played, and they’re primed to take the nation back from the clueless progressive.