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New rules: If you drive an SUV you are not allowed to complain about the price of gas while you are in line at the pump.
If you drive a Hummer, you can complain but only after you’ve paid for a fill-up for everyone else in line around you.
Lance Mannion on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 in Where the money is | Permalink
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Make that big pickups in addition to SUVs. Around here (Huntsville, Alabama) it seems that most of the vehicles on the road are SUVs, hulking pickups, or expensive BMW convertibles. One person per each.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I'm paying the equivalent of $ 2.00 a gallon can anyone guess what i'm driving? I bought it in 2007 during the Bush years when gas hit over $ 4. But now it's Obama's fault right?
It was time to take action then but America has the memory and attention span of a 3 year old. Keep buying the big SUVs and pickups . McDonald's has figured out what super size me means so does the auto industry. Big profits at our expense - keep eating and filling up both your tanks.
Food Doctor |
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Are you enjoying the quintessential human pastime of finding way to feel superior to others?
News flash - not everyone who owns an SUV has it as a status symbol. Mine was literally the last resort in finding a car than can haul greyhounds (station wagons are just as bad in mpg, if not worse). I have repeatedly looked for hybrids of any form (station wagon, crossover, SUV, anything) that can fit our dogs (all ~ 3 foot tall), to no avail. And if we don't sacrifice MPG for them, someone else will, or as you suggesting all the retired racers should just be euthanized for the sake of convenient generalizations and judgement?
We all have different priorities, and can help the environment in different ways - I drive and SUV, but am childfree (kids increase your CO2 footprint *seven-fold*). Someone else may spawn larvae, but rely entirely on solar power. An unfortunate consequence of our wasteful society is that any given individual can make significant reductions without really cutting into their cost of living.
Or, since your apparent goal is to sneer at those who dislike the expenses of their choices, perhaps I should sneer at all those who whine about the cost of daycare and other larva-related expenses?
Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Mok, why, yes I am, as a matter of fact, a pleasure you obviously share with more relish.
Lance Mannion |
Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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