Is this the Stimu-Wagon of the Obama administration?

posted at 10:14 am on February 11, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Guess what the government plans to do with your tax dollars to stimulate the economy?  According to the New York Post, $300 million of Porkulus will go towards purchasing a fleet of “neighborhood electric vehicles”, or NEVs, along with more than $500 million for more traditional electric cars.  Ever seen an NEV?

We used to call them “golf carts”:

The $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate yesterday contains $300 million for the government to purchase a fleet of “green” cars.

But the money won’t just go to buy fuel-efficient hybrids such as the Ford Escape or Chevy Volt.

The cash also can be used to purchase “neighborhood electric vehicles.”

The NEVs, which resemble streamlined golf carts, scoot at up to 25 mph, operate on battery power and can be plugged into 110-volt outlets for charging.

They are sometimes used at hospitals, college campuses and retirement communities, and can cost around $8,000 each. They don’t produce carbon emissions.

The House-passed version of the stimulus provides even more money for federal car purchases – $600 million. The pot of money also specifically includes the NEVs.

During Obama’s current campaign to get his stimulus bill through Congress, he’s talked about infrastructure — roads, bridges, energy grids, and so on.  This doesn’t do anything for real infrastructure, but it does help out Earl Pomeroy.  Who’s Earl?  He represents North Dakota, where Global Electric Motorcars produces NEVs.  He and Senator Byron Dorgan apparently inserted this pork to throw federal business to GEM.

Remember when Obama insisted that this bill contains no pork?  It all depends on how one defines pork, stimulus, and infrastructure.

Just words.  Just words.

Update: I forgot to mention the absurd notion that the NEVs don’t create carbon emissions.  Not from a tailpipe, of course, but they create higher electrical demand, which gets provided by coal-burning plants, for the most part.  The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.


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Building some nukular power plants would help stimulate the economy in places where the plants are located.

kirkill on February 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Iowahawk is a prophet

Theworldisnotenough on February 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

My Grandma was going to buy a little hybrid car, but they’re unsafe and she can’t take that risk with the new Medical Rationing. Sorry Barry.

marklmail on February 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Zero to sixteen in 30 seconds. Peppy!

Mr. Joe on February 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Michael Graham and Camille Paglia agree the first few weeks of this new Obama administration has been awful.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/02/michael-graham-969-wttk-channels-his.html

Dr Evil on February 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM

WOW so this is the Obama car we have been waiting for.It needs no gas and runs on hope ahd change and 4 guys pushing.America want a country.

thmcbb on February 11, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Building some nukular power plants would help stimulate the economy in places where the plants are located.

kirkill on February 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Mye teecher sed thats hait speach. ;o)

Of course, this is a big part of any realistic move away from fossil fuels; but the left is FAR too invested in frightening people about nuclear energy to make that move. “Power to the people” comes only in solar and wind flavors, and is to be used only for gub’mint approved purposes.

RegularJoe on February 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Nothing beats, dare I say, fur.

Limerick on February 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM

No you dare not!!!

Even though it is a completely renewable resource…….

How, exactly, does the left keep all their crap straight?

Jim708 on February 11, 2009 at 11:21 AM

WOW so this is the Obama car we have been waiting for.It needs no gas and runs on hope ahd change and 4 guys pushing.

LOL

beachgirlusa on February 11, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Does it come factory equipped with an air pressure gauge? Did anyone check the air pressure in those tires?

petefrt on February 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM

Way ahead of ya, Pete. Those tires are solid cellulose, made from recycled election ballots.

BobMbx on February 11, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Yeah, I heard that there’s a Democrat in Minnesota who’s trying to unload a bunch of them.

obladioblada on February 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM

but the left is FAR too invested in frightening people about nuclear energy to make that move.

The nuclear issue was settled by science in the China Syndrome and Silkwood, we must embrace caves and huts.

Happily though, we will sleep soundly on our rock pillows, knowing that our Democrat overlords will still have their mansions. So we have that going for us.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM

The door design is so the the Messiah’s great big ears can fit inside… Look at the picture, the doors look EXACTLY like his ears… WOW, it IS the MessaihMobile…

Mark Garnett on February 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM

NEV–great idea! If you take one out on the road, you will be killed in the first fender bender, thus reducing the load on taxpayers to pay your future medical care, Social Security, etc.

PattyJ on February 11, 2009 at 11:38 AM

When the secret service uses these to drive the Obama kids to school (or Al Gore to the airport), then I’ll be happy to buy one. Until then Bambi, live up to your own lofty BS ideals.

Laura in Maryland on February 11, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Nitpicky complainin’. That’s this story.

Had McCain won, his stumulus package would have contained these kinds of stupid things too.

Next.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Such is the idiotic superficiality or willful stupidity of the liberal free-lunch crowd: Electric cars don’t produce carbon emissions. Well, not that the intrepid driver can see anyway. It just emits them in some Republican’s area. Energy is energy, but liberals are fooled by the manner of its transmission and storage. Nuclear energy doesn’t produce carbon emissions, but, of course, it’s verboten, for no real rational reason.

It’s the same with government borrowing to “stimulate” the economy. If current-account deficits and massive government debt were the way to prosperity, why aren’t the current economic basket-cases in Africa (we know who they are) exceedingly wealthy?

In economics, as in physics, there’s no “perpetual motion” machine that can conveniently produce wealth without producing value, just as you can’t reduce entropy without expending energy. But of course that simple observation of fact will never cloud the mind of a Marxist who’s bent on manipulating a poorly-educated and gullible population into signing on to the destruction of their very own country.

Let’s face it: the “stimulus” is going to choke off borrowing for productive uses (ie: corporate bonds used to buy new machines and build production facilities). There will be more dollars chasing less value (productive assets depreciate and will eventually fall into disrepair as the financial instruments used to raise cash to maintain them become unaffordable), so inflation must therefore increase, and eventually the bill will come due and the debt will have to be repaid.

So how will this debt be repaid? Two ways (ignoring further borrowing, which will eventually become impossible even for the government): raise taxes, inflate it away, or both. The most likely scenario is “both”, for the simple reason that there will be insufficient production to produce the value to be taxed. The liberal prognosis when this phase of national suicide begins is that “we didn’t do enough”, and the prescription will be more of the same. As “Fred” says, it’s like prescribing more donuts to a fatso because “something has to be done”.

The big question is: will America wake up and take the action required, electing anyone who can restore order, or will the entire edifice crumble, like the ex-USSR. My bet is on the latter, as there’s no real circuit-breaker. People will become addicted to more and more “stimulus”, and the number of taxpayers will dwindle to less than 40%, so they will have no political power. Eventually the whole mess will be unsustainable and chaos will ensue. Let’s just hope that the “America 2.0″ that emerges will learn sufficient from this fiasco so as not to ever, ever repeat it.

mr.blacksheep on February 11, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Squash …

tarpon on February 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Mining and refining the metals to make the batteries produces more GHGs than a gas powered vehicle.

goat on February 11, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Mining and refining the metals to make the batteries produces more GHGs than a gas powered vehicle.

goat on February 11, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Party pooper.

mr.blacksheep on February 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM

***
The 1960′s Isetta and Messerschmidt 3 wheel 2 seat “cars” used a small motorscooter engine and went faster than these CLOWN CARS can. Only a few were sold–a motorcycle was a lot better choice.
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Injury rates (and insurance rates) will be sky high for these “cars”.
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Expensive battery replacements will be needed every 3 years. No air conditioning–expect 130 degrees in the Southwest.
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An idea whose time has come and gone. In Spain these cars are called NO–NO’S–bought by someone with no money for a real car and no cohones to ride a motorcycle.
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However, these cars could be a lot of fun. Load one up with 10 Gitmo Jihadis and turn them loose on I-10 in Texas halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. And stand by for the carnage!
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on February 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Had McCain won, his stumulus package would have contained these kinds of stupid things too.

Well that settles it then.

So Barry can blame the former President and the candidate who lost to him and the election, for this jackass of a bill.

Just to narrow it down, is there anyone Barry can’t blame for his administration crapping the bed, right out of the block?

Because that would make it easier to keep score.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Well I believe the original ‘green’ vehicle of choice for college campuses used to be the ‘bicycle’.
A bike for every home!
What a stimulus that would be.

Do you realize how much methane is released pumping those pedals?

Sheesh! :-)

Methane is an issue if the riders are carbo loading.

A more important issue is carbon dioxide. Humans exhale CO2. At aerobic exercise levels, like riding a bike, humans put out CO2 at the same order of magnitude as an internal combustion engine. While an ICE puts out about 4X the amount of CO2 as a human on a bicycle, the human carbon emissions are non-trivial. Put three more carpoolers in the car and it’s actually got a smaller carbon footprint than the same four people riding bicycles to work.

I do a lot of cycling. For a lot of transportation purposes, a bicycle is a fine alternative to cars. For commuting, though, weather is an issue and you also need shower facilities at work. I commuted about 9 miles to work on a bicycle 7 months out of the year for a long time. Depending on my route and time of day, it took between 15 and 25 minutes to drive the route. My best time on the bike was 21 minutes, but I was doing intervals all the way there. 26-28 minutes was more typical. So the difference in time wasn’t significant other than getting cleaned up when I got to work. Fortunately there was a locker room with showers.

So commuting on a bike can be a practical alternative to a car. Bikes aren’t without drawbacks. Safety is an issue. More people get hurt bicycling than any other sporting activity in the US. Drivers can cripple and kill you.

BTW, Global Electric Vehicles is owned by Chrysler. Supposedly Chrysler’s ENVI electric vehicles development works is leveraging GEM’s experience with EVs.

rokemronnie on February 11, 2009 at 12:01 PM

I wonder how long the battery charge would last in -40?

Thinking it would be an even match with how long the driver lasts in an open air car in -40.

Jim708 on February 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM

The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.

That’s a ridiculous assertion Ed. There’s plenty of room for a wind turbine above the cab. Besides generating electricity for the batteries, this could also provide direct thrust under favorable wind conditions.

The sustainability of these eco-friendly vehicles can easily be proven by prohibiting installation of any interface to an external power grid. Integrated wind and solar sources is all it needs.

DarkCurrent on February 11, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Well that settles it then.

So Barry can blame the former President and the candidate who lost to him and the election, for this jackass of a bill.

Just to narrow it down, is there anyone Barry can’t blame for his administration crapping the bed, right out of the block?

Because that would make it easier to keep score.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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No. I’m just saying pork sucks, but both guys would do it, and these are extraordinary times, so suck it up.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Eat shit moron. You Godless liberal sissy-Mary’s can suck it for the next four years.

csdeven on February 11, 2009 at 12:15 PM

No. I’m just saying pork sucks, but both guys would do it, and these are extraordinary times, so suck it up.

Extraordinary times call for desperately ineffective, demonstrably failed ideas to deal with the situation, I get it.

If this were WWII, Obama would have dealt with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by reorganizing our health care system and sending money to Milwaukee to build schools they don’t need.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Update: I forgot to mention the absurd notion that the NEVs don’t create carbon emissions. Not from a tailpipe, of course, but they create higher electrical demand, which gets provided by coal-burning plants, for the most part. The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.

Well Ed, if we’re becoming more like the French, hopefully that won’t be far off either.

Widespread Nuclear Power is about the only good thing about the frogs.

BKennedy on February 11, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Well Ed, if we’re becoming more like the French, hopefully that won’t be far off either.

Widespread Nuclear Power is about the only good thing about the frogs.

Barry’s vision is to turn us into the French, sans the good food and the good hootch.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 12:27 PM

“Becoming more like the French.”

You realize that would make us less socialist than we are presently, right?

World B. Free on February 11, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Obama and the Democrats would probably like to replace all of those big gas guzzling Tanks the military uses with these cute little golf carts.

Maxx on February 11, 2009 at 12:34 PM

The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.

Sorry Ed,

No money for that in the Spendulus bill…

RocketmanBob on February 11, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Has anyone looked to see if Al Gore’s investment PAC is invested in the maker of these “green” machines??

jeffersonschild on February 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM

They are sometimes used at hospitals, college campuses and retirement communities, and can cost around $8,000 each. They don’t produce carbon emissions.

I suppose the next step is to find a way to charge these pieces of crap (I know whereof I speak. I used to drive one occasionally when I worked at a University) by setting up mobile solar panels that gather the blinding light of President Obama’s heavenly glow and winning smile. Until then, the majority of the power will come from good old-fashioned COAL.

Duh!

Wingo on February 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM

I’ll take one if you add some knobby tires, paint it with camo paint, and add a gun rack. They are great for hauling deer out of the woods and don’t tear up pastures like an ATV. They are best in dry weather and generally flat terrain, which describes south Georgia in the fall.

Buford on February 11, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Fore!

PaddyJ on February 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM

How many times are these liberal morons going to repeat the lie that electric vehicles don’t produce carbon emissions.

In actuality, electric vehicles produce more CO2 per mile than even your biggest SUV.

MarkTheGreat on February 11, 2009 at 12:56 PM

C’mon hope’n changers! Let’s hear it for the old Quid Pro Quo!
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2008/01/31/news/update/doc47a1f9cfecea9007122765.txt

PaddyJ on February 11, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Cardigan sweaters, anyone?

Cicero43 on February 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM

I suggest mandatory Snuggies for all. complete with a ShamWow!

mjk on February 11, 2009 at 1:01 PM

If this were WWII, Obama would have dealt with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by reorganizing our health care system and sending money to Milwaukee to build schools they don’t need.

LOL. And perhaps appointing a few tax cheats and criminals to cabinet positions?

mjk on February 11, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Now I get it, Obama wants people to live just like Patrick McGoohen did!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061287/

Gives the whole green global village a new look!

All we will need is a Village Idiot (VI) to be in charge!

Freddy on February 11, 2009 at 1:06 PM


Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Keep movin’, movin’, movin’,
Though they’re disapprovin’,
Keep them golf carts movin’ Porkhide!
Don’t try to understand ‘em,
They’ll be free so just grab ‘em,
Soon we’ll be living high and wide.
Boy my heart’s calculatin’
My new health plan will be waitin’, be waiting at the end of my ride.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Porkhide!

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Though the deficit is swollen
Keep them golf carts rollin’
Porkhide!

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 1:13 PM

See how they like to scare kids?

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08060609.html

See if YOU deserve to die.

Badger40 on February 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM

So, they can take you around campus and the hospital grounds about as far as you can/should walk, anyway? But charging them results in carbon emissions at the power plant? What am I missing here?

FalseProfit on February 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM

“Power to the people” comes only in solar and wind flavors, and is to be used only for gub’mint approved purposes.

True, but it gets worse. The second solar power became cost-effective on a large scale, it would be opposed. We’re already seeing the signs of that in the Left’s opposition in California. The committed ones don’t want a solution that involves cheap, practical, non-polluting energy. They want people to scale back to the level of pre-19th century America to a faux-Eden of pre-technological life.

JDPerren on February 11, 2009 at 1:29 PM

What do we want: NUKES!
When do we want ‘em: NOW!

A “stimulus package” that wastes so much money without a nod to the need for and job creation of nuclear power?!?

Get a rope!

connertown on February 11, 2009 at 2:00 PM

The committed ones don’t want a solution that involves cheap, practical, non-polluting energy. They want people to scale back to the level of pre-19th century America to a faux-Eden of pre-technological life.

JDPerren on February 11, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Along with that, lower life expectancies & high infant death rates.
Think Africa!

Badger40 on February 11, 2009 at 2:03 PM

On the subject of “Green”:

Angry survivors blame council ‘green’ policy

* Andrea Petrie, Arthurs Creek
* February 11, 2009

ANGRY residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk.

During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne’s northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council’s help or permission to clean up around their properties in preparation for the bushfire season. “We’ve lost two people in my family because you dickheads won’t cut trees down,” he said.

“We wanted trees cut down on the side of the road … and you can’t even cut the grass for God’s sake.”

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 2:04 PM

On the subject of “Green”:

Angry survivors blame council ‘green’ policy

* Andrea Petrie, Arthurs Creek
* February 11, 2009

ANGRY residents last night accused local authorities of contributing to the bushfire toll by failing to let residents chop down trees and clear up bushland that posed a fire risk.

During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne’s northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticized the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council’s help or permission to clean up around their properties in preparation for the bushfire season. “We’ve lost two people in my family because you #ickheads won’t cut trees down,” he said.

“We wanted trees cut down on the side of the road … and you can’t even cut the grass for God’s sake.”

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Of course, this is a big part of any realistic move away from fossil fuels; but the left is FAR too invested in frightening people about nuclear energy to make that move.
RegularJoe on February 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Yeah, its really too bad that nuclear energy got swept up in the Soviet propaganda push to have the US disarm itself, but, you know, poisoning the minds of a populous is an organic process.
/is is sarcasm if its true?

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

The committed ones don’t want a solution that involves cheap, practical, non-polluting energy. They want people to scale back to the level of pre-19th century America to a faux-Eden of pre-technological life.

JDPerren on February 11, 2009 at 1:29 PM

…which produces even more pollution per person than we do now.
The reason that the Native Americans got pushed out by settlers had a lot to do with how inefficient they were at using resources, and how they lay wast to the countryside.

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:15 PM

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 1:13 PM

great job

Mark Garnett on February 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM

So, they can take you around campus and the hospital grounds about as far as you can/should walk, anyway? But charging them results in carbon emissions at the power plant? What am I missing here?

FalseProfit on February 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Union rules. Campus employees are all unionized.

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:16 PM

The reason that the Native Americans got pushed out by settlers had a lot to do with how inefficient they were at using resources, and how they lay wast to the countryside.

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:15 PM

As well as the fact that Caucasians were better conquerors than they were.
For the purist types who think the subsistence ways were good, consider mortality & starvation & disease rates.

Badger40 on February 11, 2009 at 2:18 PM

As well as the fact that Caucasians were better conquerors than they were.
Badger40 on February 11, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Which has a lot to do with the way the Caucasians were more efficient at using resources (and less likely to burn down hundreds of miles of forest to make room for buffalo).

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Count to 10 on February 11, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Hee hee! Hence the Western way of life- higher standard of living, more education, longer lifespans, good medicine.

But how romantic it would be to spend your whole day, every day, searching for plants to eat & chewing on hides?

Badger40 on February 11, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Update: I forgot to mention the absurd notion that the NEVs don’t create carbon emissions. Not from a tailpipe, of course, but they create higher electrical demand, which gets provided by coal-burning plants, for the most part. The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.

Glad I read all the way through the post. As soon as I read that in the quoted section I had it highlighted and was raring to go on that falsehood. It’s always nice when you finish reading and see that the writing’s been done for you. ;)

JadeNYU on February 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM

They want people to scale back to the level of pre-19th century America to a faux-Eden of pre-technological life.

So using our backyards and streets as sewers is “green”?

Change you can believe in.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM

which gets provided by coal-burning plants

Did everybody hear that? Ed hates the coal industry, coal plants, and coal workers… he hates them…

On another note, your front page doesn’t display correctly in Firefox…

PresidenToor on February 11, 2009 at 3:11 PM

In other news, CNBC is now hiring comedy writers:

Stocks Get Lift From Stimulus Agreement
CNBC (Wed 3:00pm)

Apparently, the Dow going from up 0.5% to up 0.7% is a lift, and entirely due to the brilliance of our government…

Vashta.Nerada on February 11, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Apparently, the Dow going from up 0.5% to up 0.7% is a lift, and entirely due to the brilliance of our government…

Great news, I’m going to cash out and buy a Zagnut.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 3:13 PM

This is ridiculous. Can’t people just WALK instead of using this stupid battery-operated golf cart that probably costs about 5 thousand bucks?

You’d probably arrive in less time by walking anyway.

UltimateBob on February 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM

So the country goes to electric vehicles…where do we get the electricity? With brown outs in many major cities, during hot spells, imagine adding a couple of million electric cars to the grid…

right2bright on February 11, 2009 at 3:54 PM

This is ridiculous. Can’t people just WALK instead of using this stupid battery-operated golf cart that probably costs about 5 thousand bucks?

You’d probably arrive in less time by walking anyway.

I think it’s actually $8K and yes, you’d save more time walking, along with getting some exercise.

And in the urban areas where this thing would be feasible a few months out of the year, there’s no parking anyway and it would probably cost you another $8K a year to house this idiotic contraption.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 3:54 PM

I wonder if NEVs come with cigarette lighters…

Wyznowski on February 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM

It should be the symbol for Democrasts

notagool on February 11, 2009 at 4:03 PM

I wonder if NEVs come with cigarette lighters…

Doobie lighters only, cigarettes are bad for children and other living things.

The Ganga tho? Legalize it, dude, gimmee drugs man.

NoDonkey on February 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM

awwwwww how cute they dont emit carbon AWWWWWWW :)
that makes me feel SOOOOOO much better about the TONS AND TONS OF FRICKIN” LEAD THAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHEN THE BATTERIES DIE YOU FRICKIN SELF IMPOSED RETARDS!!!!!!!!

huff huff sorry went Glenn Beck on ya’ll there.

sorry I’ll just regain my composure now…

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on February 11, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Eat shit moron. You Godless liberal sissy-Mary’s can suck it for the next four years.

csdeven on February 11, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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4 years of you crying and wetting your pants over every single thing Obama does might give you high blood pressure and you might have to be hospitalized and then you could complain about universal healthcare while lying in a universal healthcare provided bed.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Update: I forgot to mention the absurd notion that the NEVs don’t create carbon emissions. Not from a tailpipe, of course, but they create higher electrical demand, which gets provided by coal-burning plants, for the most part. The NEVs would only eliminate carbon emissions if we started a massive program of building nuclear power plants.

Not even then, Ed. How do you think these things get made?
It isn’t sun, wind, and unicorn farts, my man. Put it this way- it takes nearly as much energy- carbon output- to produce one of these as it does to produce a car. Even factoring out the energy needed to create the manufacturing process, you still have emissions. To eliminate those emissions, the cost to consumer will not remain at $8K apiece. You can bank on it.

BillH on February 11, 2009 at 4:54 PM

and you might have to be hospitalized scheduled for euthanasia and then you could complain about universal health care Daschle guidelines for what treatments and procedures are most cost-effective. while lying in a universal healthcare provided bed riding in a green golf cart to the graveyard.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 5:05 PM

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Yeah, I sent a link to that “green” story to HotAir but nobody ran with it.

Old enough to remember Rawhide hun? I doubt most of our youngsters here got that.

Maxx on February 11, 2009 at 5:13 PM

git ‘em up, head ‘em out, RAWHIDE!

I suggest mandatory Snuggies for all. complete with a ShamWow!

mjk on February 11, 2009 at 1:01 PM

mjk is brilliant, just make Snuggies out of ShamWow and none of use will even need houses!

kirkill on February 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Electric vehicles for us mean the end of Iran’s power.

faraway on February 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Electric vehicles for us mean the end of Iran’s power.

faraway on February 11, 2009 at 5:52 PM

An electric powered car in every garage and a nuclear power plant in every county!

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 7:27 PM

They don’t produce carbon emissions.

Of course not, because electricity comes from magic!

Back in the real world, I bet that somewhere along the line something that generates the juice for these overgrown scooters does, in fact, produce carbon emissions. (Not that I care.)

If liberals really wanted to increae the nation’s electricity supply with bonafide clean energy, you’d see some funds for nuclear power in that good old “Stimulus!” bill. But somehow I suspect that isn’t in there.

Blacklake on February 11, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Incidentally, is this thing by any chance designated The Pelosi GTxi SS/RT? Iowahawk calls himself “satirist,” but I daresay “prophet.”

Blacklake on February 11, 2009 at 7:37 PM

If you look closely at the NEV you can distinctly see the “O” shape quite clearly.

Why spend $8000 on a NEV? Total waste of money. Get an electric bike, a scooter or something.
http://www.electric-bikes.com/

Kokonut on February 11, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Now that’s an “all weather” vehicle. What’s Obama gonna do when all those NEV’s get plugged in and no juice comes thru the wire?

GarandFan on February 11, 2009 at 9:18 PM

If they would mandate that all Democrats ONLY drive these 25 mile an hour NEV cars, I’d support the Porkorama Bill!

profitsbeard on February 11, 2009 at 9:55 PM

and you might have to be hospitalized scheduled for euthanasia and then you could complain about universal health care Daschle guidelines for what treatments and procedures are most cost-effective. while lying in a universal healthcare provided bed riding in a green golf cart to the graveyard.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM

MB4 on February 11, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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commie commie pinko bla bla leftie bla bla ZZZzzzzzzzz snore.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Great!
Let all the stupid Leftos buy them, and then watch all the drunk illegals in 1978 Ford pickup trucks crash into them.
With that side impact profile – problem solved!

TexasJew on February 11, 2009 at 10:20 AM

+1000!

Sign of the Dollar on February 12, 2009 at 1:38 AM

Well, there goes the highway death rate. A bicycle hits you on that thing and your dead let alone a delivery truck going 50 mph. Its the 1970′s again and we’re still using technologies from the early 1900′s. The stupid government is doing it to itself at our expense.

johnnyU on February 12, 2009 at 8:26 AM

What I would love to see is if someone has the numbers on what President Obama’s PR trips to the different states with town hall meetings are costing the taxpayers after me bashed CEO for using private planes. Unlike those smaller planes, President Obama’s cost $70-75k an HOUR to fly and each of these trips was about 2 hours each way. Then add in the cost of his entourage and the fact that a C-141 also fly’s where every he goes with his limo and other vehicles. I am guess these trips cost at least $500k each if not more yet he bashed the exec’s for a $25K flight.

JeffinSac on February 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM

PLEASE. SOMEONE… Someone has to ask Barry why he’s against Nuclear Power Plants. We need to hear a specific and meaningful reason.

marklmail on February 12, 2009 at 8:53 AM

I suppose the next step is to find a way to charge these pieces of crap

Wingo on February 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM

You use a real long extension cord.

Johan Klaus on February 12, 2009 at 8:58 AM

commie commie pinko bla bla leftie bla bla ZZZzzzzzzzz snore.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM

You seem to be obsessed with communism.

Johan Klaus on February 12, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Maybe he is one, Johan?

Kokonut on February 12, 2009 at 9:16 AM

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commie commie pinko bla bla leftie bla bla ZZZzzzzzzzz snore.

Dave Rywall on February 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Dave, you seem very upset. Was it something that someone said?

MB4 on February 12, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Dave, you seem very upset. Was it something that someone said?

Dave is dismayed that we all haven’t bowed down to worship the Barak Obama cult of personality, just yet.

NoDonkey on February 12, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Iowahawk is a prophet

Theworldisnotenough on February 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Bwahahah! I loved it! That was totally hilarious.
I especially love the optional jumbo mizzenmast!
For a nice realistic thought, perhaps this won’t be such a bad thing after all-it will reduce the mortality of liberals!

Badger40 on February 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM

If the plan calls for the purchase of certain “GREEN” vehicles that will be purchased rather than the “non-green” vehicles……

Then………the current companies that make standard versions will suffer, and the net gain will be ZERO

So, therefore, NO NEW Stimulous Here.

Dpet on February 13, 2009 at 10:24 AM

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