Low fuel prices are giving people breathing room whilst they focus their
attention on the depressed home sales market. There's a lot of people
getting crushed by their variable rate no principle mortgage. Their old
clunker will have to see a few more days. Or at least wait until a Democrat
gets into the White House. Inflation is bad for those of us who own what we
own but it's good news for that segment I just mentioned.
I think that is both inaccurate and useless. I know some truly brilliant
people who would never think of voting Democrat and some truly brilliant
people who would never think of voting Republican. Opinion and logic are
I vote Prius. My wife and I have now cast two votes totalling over $30K US.
My guess is that in a decade or two those are the only votes we are casting
now that will still mean anything, as the Prius and its descendants will
ride the wave of acceptance to dominate the passenger car industry. 'Bout
Not all politics are off-topic. If the winners in yesterday's election
demonstrate some modicum of sincerity about energy issues we might see
meaningful changes to the ridiculous energy bill passed last year. It's
possible (one can only hope) that some of these folks understand the simple
fact that there is a buck to be made cleaning up the environment. Building,
installing and maintaining wind generators, for example, creates jobs.
Stimulating our automotive industry to produce clean, fuel efficient
automobiles manufactured here creates jobs and improves our trade deficit.
The problem of late has been too much emphasis on protecting outdated,
polluting industries and not enough emphasis on creating environmentally
We agree. It's never fair to compare what one party has done with
speculation about what the other party might have done. It is fair to
critique the action of any party to the extent that action (or inaction)
relates to the interests of people who operate the clean, fuel efficient
"Cool your jets" means allow a little more time before cracking the whip. We
bought our Prius many because we felt it was wrong to open up the Artic so
it could be wasted. So, in affect, our purchase was a political one. And it
bothers me to know there's so many idiots out there that don't have or don't
want to have a clue.
The Prius is surrounded by politics. My comment was on the fring and I had
no intention of continuing it any further.
That may be so, but the thing is, that doesn't mean someone else won't
come along and respond with something inflammatory, and before you know
it, we have a full blown-out political argument entirely removed from
anything to do with this group. I've seen it happen all the time,
including in the Mac groups, where there's an Islam vs Christianity vs
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster argument currently going on.
That's true. Doesn't take much to change one's name so they can jump in and
not tarnish their established conservative reputation. Unless they're stupid
enough to use the same computer and provider.
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