Do you think he might have been driving his sons? Maybe that would be a
stretch for a left wing mind of yours. According to his public
statements he doesn't drive his own car much but when he rents he
apparently likes to speed in a 4 door gas guzzling Lincoln.
Yeah, but I bet that guy in the lawnchair with all the balloons I saw on the
news today got a lot better mileage than that. They say he went as high as
12,000 feet and traveled several hundred miles without burning a drop of gas.
Personaly, I think personal lighter than air vehicles might be a cheap,
environmental way to go.
Look at ya!! I make one remark about WC and you respond with a uncalled for
I'm shattered. So to recover, while you have your fat ass at work, hanging
over the fender of some 200 degree engine, I will drive my skinny ass to the
beach for a few hours and play in the surf and watch the girls. Oh, at
around noon, while your circling the "roach coach" like a friggin buzzard
I'll pop a cool beer and toast ya.
One of those wagons came around the shop about 10-15 years ago. It's hard to
believe that somebody could actually sell that crap. It's even harder to
believe that somebody would buy it more than once.....
Most roadsters aren't known for their great economy but there are a few.
I like the Soltice but its not very practical with a tiny trunk.
Thats the problem with most 2 seaters.
So its ok to own a gas guzzler if it meets a persons needs. Guess what
Tom, thats why most buy them. It fits their needs. Or is it just your
needs that count and only certain needs qualify to make it acceptable?
Gores house is not efficient. I do not consider $30,000 in gas and
electic bills to be efficient for a private home. Thats nearly 20 times
the national average energy consumption use. How many kids does Gore
have living at home? Does he need a 20 bedroom house not including the
4 bedroom guest house?
Now lets compare that to Bush who can't have the environment in his
interest right? His home is solar powered as well as has a rain water
collection and waste water purification system.
Yes, they are public. In most states anyone can call the power company
and find out how much the bills average. Helps potential buyers I suppose.
He uses over 200,000 kwh's in a private residence each year. Sorry
TBone, no matter how you spin it Gore is a wasteful rich energy guzzler.
If I want to live by example I'd pick Bush's energy efficient home to
Gores despite Gores talk about the need to be energy conservative. Bush
does a better job of it.
Yes and his spin is just that. Gores movie does have some good to it.
If it gets people to conserve and pollute less then thats a good thing.
But his methods and own lifestyle do not match what he himself says.
Why didn't Gore have Bush's home in the movie as an example of how to be
energy efficient? Why didn't he show his own home? Answers to both
those questions show who Gore truly is.
Yes, we should all live in homes that consume over 200,000 kwh's a year
with a bill of $30,000, drives a gas guzzling car and then uses carbon
credits to say its all ok for him.
Bush on the other hand has a fully energy efficient solar home with many
other energy efficient designs.
My only experience is with my brothers Lexus... Dunno what the model is, but
it's a mid-size luxury SUV that he paid about $50k for a couple of years ago...
It's the new breed of "performance" hybrids and it really impressed me!
I was expecting 0-60 times of about 5 minutes, like the hybrids I'd followed
before... This was very impressive, especially merging on the freeway..
If you didn't have the dashboard readout, you just wouldn't know it was a
It has 2 electric motors and a special design gas engine... 1 elec for each axle
and full time AWD....
The way he explained it to me is that an electric motor has good torque at any
rpm, so the car uses them to get the car rolling and at low speed, and mostly
the gas engine at speed... I guess the early hybrids did the opposite and the
little engine made them very slow..
He said that the engine was very efficient because it was designed mainly for
one thing, cruising, so it didn't need a wide power band or to be ably to idle
He's gotten up to 50 mpg on trips and loves the car... It is very comfortable
and the damn thing handles like a much smaller, sportier car..
He's not what I'd call a "tree hugger", but one of the reasons that he bought it
was for the much lower emissions, especially in traffic/city conditions.. YMWV
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