Pols never fail to deliver comedy. The definition of coward. It’s electric! Plus more.
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I also couldn’t get home if I did drive it to work. They should have changed the name from EV-1 to Pelosi. That describes it in a nutshell: very expensive and useless. But it did save gas and, if used in my situation, could have provided many opportunities for long walks. And a few million of them might have saved some gas.
But every time Americans do what they are asked to do, like save gas, a new tax arises. Here in North Carolina our fully Democrat state government is considering a mileage tax. Why? Well, because we did as we were asked to do and cut down our driving. This reduced the funds available for mass transit (hidden in a roads fund). So now when we get our vehicles inspected the mileage from the previous year will be recorded and a per-mile tax will be assessed.
For those of you thinking of moving here, everything in North
Carolina that moves is taxed and so are most things that don’t,
and often twice. This is a state that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid
would feel very comfortable in. Like California, the government
gives you a small allowance and takes the rest. I’m
— Jay Molyneaux
What is the true cost of using oil as a fuel, the price at the pump? Might you also consider the other costs of gasoline?
Ninety billion in subsidies to the oil companies such as no royalties for drilling in U.S. territorial waters? A nine billion dollar a week war in Iraq? Billions spent protecting oil fields in the Persian Gulf, in fact more money spent protecting the oil than the value of the oil imported? The billions in health care costs due to lung disease, and related illnesses? The many billions in cost of CO2 emissions to the environment, and the financial losses due to extreme climate conditions as a result of excessive carbon emissions?
So if you look at the economics of oil, it really doesn’t make
much sense. We could have used the 700 billion we gave to hostile
foreign governments in oil exports last year to completely
convert our economy to run on renewable energy and electric
cars, and create a sustainable energy future for us and our
— Peter Oppewall
THE PISCOPO EFFECT
Re: John C. Wohlstetter’s Awaiting Obama: Can “The One” Learn From “The Voice”?:
Sinatra was a man with a wonderful singing voice, and the ability to use it. But I first knew him as a celebrity icon and not a singer, and that celebrity icon came across as an arrogant blowhard who was more likely to be the butt of jokes than the idol of millions.
It took me years to get past that to appreciate his greatness —
my music collection has very little Sinatra in it even now —
and, I imagine, many others cannot get past it yet.
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
YOU CAN KICK HIM OUT, BUT HE’LL BE BACK
Re: Chris Reed’s Benedict Arnold:
How can we kick this Hollywood clown out of our party? Is there
any precedent for doing so? He is a “Republican” by name
— Chuck Volker
Liberty Corner, New Jersey
Republicans, this is what happens when you compromise your
principles: everyone is angry at you.
— P. Aaron Jones
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?