Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nannies and dirtbags and morons, oh my

Let's start with nannies:
If California regulators get their way, auto makers may soon be forced to rewrite a cliché from the Ford Model T era and start telling customers they can have any color they want as long as it isn’t black.

Some darker hues will be available in place of black, but right now they are indentified internally at paint suppliers with names such as “mud-puddle brown” and are truly ugly substitutes for today’s rich ebony hues
The problem stems from a new “cool paints” initiative from the California Air Resources Board. CARB wants to mandate the phase-in of heat-reflecting paints on vehicle exteriors beginning with the ’12 model year, with all colors meeting a 20% reflectivity requirement by the ’16 model year.

Because about 17 other states tend to follow California’s regulatory lead, as many as 40% of the vehicles sold in the U.S. could be impacted by the proposed directive, suppliers say.

The measure is aimed at reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and improving fuel economy by keeping vehicles cooler on sunny days and decreasing the amount of time drivers use their air conditioners
Which fits in with the nanny plan a while back to control the amount of electricity going to your house to control how much you use your a/c; never mind that crap like that will destroy equipment, It's for the children, and your own good!

On dirtbags, Sondra points to both politicians and Soros:
‘I’m having a very good crisis,’ says Soros as hedge fund managers make billions off recession

George Soros said the current economic crisis has been the culmination of his life’s work

A hedge fund manager who predicted the global credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been ‘stimulating’ and the culmination of his life’s work.

George Soros, who predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse
As I recall, on more than one occasion this bastard has deliberately acted to screw some countries' economy and make a big profit doing so; would anyone be surprised if he were doing the same now to aid Obama?

And on morons, I present our Treasury Secretary. Add to that this clown demanding the power to take over any business he thinks necessary, and you have one of the more dangerous morons we've ever had in a position of power.


BobG said...

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
- Thomas Jefferson

Chris Byrne said...

Well, when you deliberately help cause a crisis, you are of course better prepared to profit from it.

Oh and dude, could you PLEASE reduce the height of your banner pic? O browse on small screens sometimes and I have to scroll forever to see your latest content.

Thud said...

great! knitted hemp and tofu cars.That will get us buying again.

Mattexian said...

I want Science to take it's rightful place, and make happen that old Bugs Bunny cartoon where he sawed off California. This is why I call that place "the Granola State- full of flakes, fruits, and nuts!"

Firehand said...

Changed the picture, Chris, hope that helps.

Ah, yes, granola country. Used to piss off a lady I knew who was originally from that place. I just had to mention that after the Big One, there'd be all these new reefs to dive on...

martywd said...

Changed the picture, Chris, hope that helps.   Thanks, too, for the banner pic change at the top of your blog!   On smaller screens the original banner was a bit much.

Firehand said...

Under the heading 'never occurred to me', I'd never thought of that being a problem. But yeah, with so many smaller screens in use now...