Now he's turning over a new leaf and is going to
green vehicles a chance. He will be competing against other
celebrities in the
Green Car Challenge, a segment on the Jay Leno Show.
So far he's among the handful celebrities to publicly agree to race
on the segment. Drew Barrymore was the first to take a few laps
around the track while Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-wee Herman,
and sportscasters Bob Costas and Al Michaels have all since
The electric vehicle used in the challenge is a
retrofitted European Ford Focus Hatchback modified with a racing
suspension and beefy brakes, in addition to a battery system and
electric drive motor. Its electric motor is approximately as
powerful as the motor found in competitor GM's 2011 Chevy Volt, set
to release next year.
A production electric Ford Focus is
to be released in the 2012 model year. Ford also has other
electric vehicles in the works, including an electric commercial
It should be interesting to see how Rush Limbaugh, a
staunch critic of the green vehicle movement, enjoys the plug-in.
He may at least give Ford a break as, after all, they are the only
major U.S. automaker not to have gone bankrupt and taken
on government assistance.
quote: Does that make it an excuse?
quote: Unfortunately, theres a couple million illiterates in that country who wouldnt know satire (assuming it is..) if it jumped into their face and rammed its schlong down their throat... its sad, I know.
quote: But thats a problem the right wing republicans have to live with.
quote: Are you talking about viewers of "The Daily Show"?
quote: Oh, and BTW, you sound like an idiot when you say "right wing Republicans". It's redundant.
quote: Personally, I'm fiscally conservative and socially liberal
quote: Most of our views are not our own choice. They are usually formed subconsciously by a desire to either: - fit in with family and friends, or - differentiate ourselves from family and friends
quote: Labels like conservative, liberal, left and right are basically idiotic, and are embarrassingly broad.
quote: So much of our own formation is out of our control, a kicked dog grows up aggressive or scared, it's not his choice. It's sad to see how earnestly we uphold our beliefs and principles, even though they are hardly ours at all.
quote: Not really. Each group has core beliefs that define, for the most part, what the label means.
quote: That is true if it's applied to <them> . NOT <us> . Because <they> truly are ruled by their emotions and instincts, which is why so many times they exhibit a lack of common sense on various issues.
quote: That's nonsense. There are plenty of people I know that are "Conservative" that are against a ban on gay marriage, against a ban on abortion, for reckless spending (on the military, not social programs) and the like.
quote: Or they are "moderates" which is really a fancy word for idiots with no beliefs who never take a stand and place agreement over substance.
quote: Murder is a crime. Regardless of how old the person is. Go pull DNA off a fetus. It's human.
quote: Moore is a crying, liberal pussy who needs to go die in a fire.
quote: Listening to Rush is fine, just make sure you listen to Keith Olbermann to get the corrected version.
quote: In defense of the left, right-wing zealots seem particularly eager to jump on any bandwagon - birthers, guns rights, racists, and Confederates - they all just come off crazy
quote: Birthers - Indifferent. If they can prove something, fine. It's their time and money to spend. I do think Obama is one of the most mysterious presidents we've had in a long time since he has released extremely few records about his past and the majority of the media hasn't even mentioned it.
quote: Racists - Since when does Rush Limbaugh support racism? Wait, nevermind. You listen to Keith Olbermann. So you're probably just another idiot who thinks Limbaugh is one.
quote: Confederates - Where did this even come from? Again, I don't listen to Limbaugh, but I seriously doubt he has EVER supported the Confederates. Now maybe has he said another Civil War is potentially brewing? I could see that because I honestly see one if things continue to go as they are. That doesn't mean he's supporting the Confederacy of old. Even if he was, so what? The last Civil War was fought over what a new one would be, economics and representation in government(or lack thereof).
quote: He is the only president to ever release his birth certificate.
quote: Rush makes all kinds of racial jokes and lots of racial asides. It's a little more subtle and maybe not blatant hate-mongering, but he's not pretending to hide his racial views. Do you listen to him? I used to (not as a fan, mind you), for quite some time actually. That was before the Internet was as prevalent, so maybe he has toned himself down.
quote: Nope. A Hawaiian certificate of live birth is NOT a United States birth certificate.
quote: I guess that means that I wasn't born in the U.S. either.
quote: Note the quote refers to "right-wing zealots", not Rush specifically
quote: "They oughtta change Black History Month to Black Progress Month and start measuring it."
quote: "Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."
quote: "The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."
quote: "The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them."
quote: "The phony soldiers." --on U.S. service members who support withdrawal from Iraq
quote: It's so great when people can read and think at the same time, thank you Yawg. Here's some fun Rush quotes:
quote: It's so great when people can read
quote: "The phony soldiers." --on U.S. service members who support withdrawal from Iraq
quote: He is the only president to ever release his birth certificate. He released the last, what, seven years of tax records during the primaries? What records has he not released that so many other presidents have? Last time this topic came up, you said "he should release [his birth certificate]" many months after he already had and now you just call him "mysterious". Maybe he is mysterious because you just don't happen to know much about him
quote: Note the quote refers to "right-wing zealots", not Rush specifically. I've never heard Rush so much as bring up the Civil War in any memorable sense, but you can't deny that much of the right wing (Hint: the Southeast) is big into the Confederacy. Mind you, I will gladly admit that much, maybe most of that is more about their views of states' rights and the federal government than racism or slavery.
quote: I know the 2nd amendment gives the right to bear arms, but can't you just amend it again?
quote: I'm pretty sure circumstances have changed since the 2nd amendment was added.
quote: birthers, guns rights, racists, and Confederates - they all just come off crazy, and this comprises the majority of Rush's listeners
quote: listen to Keith Olbermann to get the corrected version.
quote: pro-reform, fiscal conservative
quote: the fear is that the right-wing is ruled by big business.
quote: In defense of the left, right-wing zealots seem particularly eager to jump on any bandwagon - birthers, guns rights, racists, and Confederates - they all just come off crazy, and this comprises the majority of Rush's listeners. If Rush just repeats what they want to hear, he may come off as crazy as Glen Beck.
quote: Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.
quote: "The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."James Madison
quote: I don't care what anyone says. I like Rush. I don't always agree with him, but he calls it how he sees it, and that's respectable. Which is much more than I can say for any politician out there. :)
quote: If we were to reprocess our spent fuel like France does, there is even less waste left over to store.
quote: accessible fuel
quote: current market prices
quote: The EU estimated 42 years with current sources, 70+ using the existing weaponized uranium if nuclear weapons were ever actually repurposed.
quote: ...although it is found in many rocks and some brines, but always in very low concentrations.... At 0.00002 kg lithium per kg of Earth's crust, lithium is the 25th most abundant element.
quote: Because of the method by which elements are built up by fusion in stars, there is a general trend in the cosmos that the lighter elements are more common. However, lithium (element number 3) is tied with krypton as the 32nd/33rd most abundant element in the cosmos
quote: 1. Power grid problems. 2. Power production issues (especially clean power production) 3. Availability of Li for batteries. 4. Production and distribution of hydrogen.
quote: I'm sure there's a few more 800-pound gorillas in the room
quote: 1, 2, and 3 are not problems.
quote: I disagree. I think hybrids make a lot of sense, especially in the near-term. The only thing hybrid technology is really doing is making the internal combustion engine more efficient by using it to drive an electric generator instead of directly powering the wheels (yes, despite your "worst of both worlds" opinion, hybrid technology does improve efficiency). That seems like a reasonable approach to me, and I don't see why anyone would be opposed to a technology that improves the efficiency of something that millions of people use every day.
quote: And as for #4, the rarity of lithium relative to oil is a non-issue, first because the lithium used to make the car isn't consumed by the daily use of the car (i.e. cars are not *made* of oil, they run on it) and second because the rarity of lithium is reflected in the final cost of the vehicle. If lithium is too rare to be practical, then the market will bear that out in the end, which seems like a fine solution to me.
quote: I think hybrids got subsidized because they were so popular.
quote: The only thing hybrid technology is really doing is making the internal combustion engine more efficient by using it to drive an electric generator instead of directly powering the wheels
quote: He is an far right oxymoron and also an idiot. Who care of his opinion is