Sources: The Detroit News, The White House
quote: Plopping down a billion dollars so only a few cities can benefit is also moronic and a waste.
quote: The sharp rise in the cost of energy imports added an estimated $28 billion to the nation’s trade deficit in 2007 and $120 billion in 2008.
quote: quote: Plopping down a billion dollars so only a few cities can benefit is also moronic and a waste.It appears moronic if you do not understand the economics. The federal government considers electric cars as trade deficit reducing investments. Promotion of pro-domestic energy facilitates more domestic currency circulation. Please read the summary of the government report in the link below. http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rs22204.pd...
quote: Upon being named energy secretary, the former college professor said the administration's strategy would be to raise prices high enough to make expensive alternatives more competitive. "Somehow," Chu told the Wall Street Journal, "we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."
quote: Can Steven Chu have a do-over? President Barack Obama’s Energy secretary unwittingly created a durable GOP talking point in September 2008 when he talked to The Wall Street Journal about the benefits of having gasoline prices rise over 15 years to encourage energy efficiency.
quote: Of course gas is more expensive in Europe, the argument wasn't that we were in the same neighborhood as far as cost is concerned, it's that this administration has publicly stated the goal was to drive the cost of petrol up to European levels.
quote: Good morning class.. .today we'll begin a short lesson how to use Google:
quote: I work for a living unlike most of you around here that have to sit on websites all day.
quote: I work too... problem is, I'm so F'n efficient at what I do, I have more down-time to troll your posts!
quote: the #1 thing is the economy and he is just retarded at it.
quote: Seriously, when you have people actually saying Obama isn't spending enough, and isn't Liberal enough, it really makes you wonder how far the Democrat base wants us to go. It's scary.
quote: A department that has become focused on indoctrinating the young into the beliefs of the left. I see it here at work with a 17 year old intern we have. A smart kid but if you heard him speak about religion...kids are being trained to believe it is evil and stupid.
quote: I can't prove to you that God exists nor more than you can prove that to me that he doesnt.
quote: There is a difference between Militant Atheists and just regular Atheists.
quote: Have you ever heard of faith? It's called having it. I bet $100 that at some point in your life, you've looked up or closed your eyes and said a silent prayer because something bad was happening/might happen and you hoped it worked out, or you wanted something to happen.
quote: I don't have all the answers. And mankind never will. Regardless of how advanced we get. So I choose to have faith in something greater than myself and all of man.
quote: You choose to ignore the plethora of things that have happened in the world that cannot be explained.
quote: You can call me and every other religious person in the world stupid all you want. But we vastly outnumber you.
quote: Most of the teachers who you claim are doing the indoctrinating are in fact religious.
quote: Most teachers are religious. And they're banned from even wearing a cross around their neck at school in many areas because god forbid they even show devotion to a religion.
quote: A smart kid but if you heard him speak about religion...kids are being trained to believe it is evil and stupid.
quote: But, as the founding fathers clearly laid out, it has no place in govt, or schools. No questions, no exceptions.
quote: To put plainly, Federal rulings on school prayer etc etc, clearly a states rights issue, would make the Founders turn in their graves. I can think of few cases where such a clear cut and gross abuse of Federal power has taken place.
quote: There are certain things that should not be left up to the states.
quote: In your ideal view of a country with states rights, states like Oklahoma would be no different than Iran
quote: Govt should not be involved with religion. To me that includes state govt.
quote: If you show me where it says state rights overwrith federal on issues that federal has specific guidelines on I will stand corrected.
quote: They had no desire for a god-less society that only worshiped its own accomplishments and greatness.
quote: As long as they're not lying about what those beliefs are. Like teaching that Islam is tolerant towards other religions or promotes the independence of women. Or that Christianity promotes racism.
quote: You choose to ignore the FACT that God is real to a vast majority of the world.
quote: Real scientists (NOT these so called "experts" that cherry pick others data to claim man made global warming or Al Gore moron types) that realize they really know very little have been increasingly turning to religion with the understanding that everything was created BY DESIGN, not just random chance.
quote: Evolution is no more fact than creationism is. It is a THEORY. It has not been proven.
quote: Where the hell do you think all modern laws regarding right vs. wrong come from?
quote: I find it funny though how only the Christian religion is referenced this way by liberals yet Islam to a liberal like Obama is full of peace and understanding.
quote: Here is the bottom line fact. Our govt has spent its way into a major problem over the past 50 years. It has been controlled by reps and dems roguhly equally, but in recent history, more by reps.
quote: Is it so hard to grasp that its not a rep or dem issue, its an "all of the above" issue. Our govt is selling the rug out from under us. Thats all Im saying.
quote: Have you seen the Republican primaries compete for who is the most conservative?
quote: Liberals, hates capitalism, loaths free market, Marxist...etc. You often abuse these words in most of your posts which makes me wonder if you have enough self awareness to understand that you are a polarized emotional individual.
quote: I fail to see how this is equal, unless you're strictly being a moral relativist.
quote: Tell the people of Iran or Pakistan that conservatism is working out great for them - let me know what they say. Are you actually saying that conservative policies never restrict freedoms or rights? Like the woman's right to choose?
quote: Are you actually saying that conservative policies never restrict freedoms or rights? Like the woman's right to choose?
quote: And, furthermore, Conservatism never hurt anybody, took away rights/freedoms, or bloated the hell out of budgets and tanked economies.
quote: However currently republican = religious
quote: Women's rights? Maybe you're not paying attention, but Obama and the Left recently waged a campaign to set women back decades. If I was a woman I would be VERY offended at what they were doing, especially with that Sandra Fluke fiasco.
quote: I love this universe you've created where only Republicans are religious, Obama is atheist, and NO Democrats have issues with gay marriage or are Christian themselves, but I'm sorry.
quote: There is NO threat to "secularism".
quote: Why did Bush veto stem cell research?
quote: Why did Oklahoma pass a personhood law?
quote: no quarter should be given to religion and any influence in government should be quashed with extreme prejudice.
quote: LOL okay dude, how many of those States are ran by Democrats? If gay marriage was just a Republican issue, over half the states would have allowed it decades ago. And who exactly stopped Obama from making it a Federal mandate when he had unopposed power from 2008-2010?
quote: Because he didn't? He veto'd Federal funding for certain types of cells.
quote: Because they are fully within their right to? Life isn't a religious aspect, it's a scientific one.
quote: But if that's what they felt they had to do to outlaw abortions in their state, and it passed legally with a vote, that's Democracy in action.
quote: Well I guess you should move somewhere else because I honestly don't see that happening here
quote: Ameica is beoming much less religious as time passes (awesome spelling)
quote: I'm tired of your constant excuses when I bust you on the fact that Democrats are responsible too. The economy had a much higher priority? Okay, whatever.
quote: Uhh this is what I just said and you argued with me with examples of how "secularism" is more threatened today than ever. Which is it? Are we getting more religious or less?
quote: He basically says if you're religious, you should be killed and thrown in a hole somewhere.
quote: It sounds to me like you are more angry with the religious right that took over 1/2 the party than the actual normal republicans. I dont blame you. These religious nutjobs are really at the low end of our gene pool.
quote: " think, for the first time in our history, we've appointed a President that fully and completely LOATHES our "free market" economy. He hates capitalism, utterly and completely. He's sickened by "American exceptionalism"." "Folks, the jury is in, you put a straight up Marxist in the White House. No possible other conclusion can be made."Wow... Right when I start thinking that you actually make sense... Then you jump off the deep end of the sane train. Now you are just sounding like a right wing radio nutjob.
quote: Liberals don't have a choice because they've built an entire party out of buying votes through Government spending. Obama's largest voting base, and Democrats in general, is comprised of people dependent on the Government to solve all the problems out there.
quote: They obtained my vote by making the most sense for the nation as a whole.
quote: Maybe you prefer the US car makers falling behind even more so that eventually no one will buy cars from US companies.
quote: Maybe when our cities are burning due to riots and we're sucking our neighbor's dicks like Greece for some bailout money.
quote: People who make 6 figures are more likely to buy upscale cars, not volts, priuses, or fits.
quote: Liberals are morons.
quote: 90% of the lithium for the batteries in these cars come from china.
quote: Most of the parts are made in mexico and assembled here in the us
quote: Hell more parts of a toyota are made in America than a volt
quote: Think about the impact of shipping the raw lithium half way around the world to be refined and then to possibly japan or china to be made into a battery then back to america to be put in your "green" automobile. What do you think those huge ships run on?
quote: Look at fisker. Millions of your tax payer dollars went to a company in finland because "you just cant build a car like this in america".
quote: It broke down in their driveway... having driven less than 200 miles it wont go into gear.
quote: BTW its a $100,000 car! Who buys a 6 figure car to save money on gas? An environmentalist that thinks co2 is responsible for any temperature fluctuations in the atmosphere.
quote: that way the lovely government can come in and regulate them! yaaaay communism.
quote: Wrap yourself in the flag all you want youre still mathematically and factually wrong.
quote: The research has already come up with good enough solutions for this particular problem. Getting production cost down through economies of scale are all that matter now
quote: Other EV troubles include the failure of Indiana's Think City EV plant, which contains 100 unfinished Think City cars waiting to be completed but can't.