Oh joy…

Well, the Lightbringer did it again…

The cost of your car just went up by $1300 and for this you get what???

Under the changes, the overall fleet average would have to be 35.5 mpg by 2016, with passenger cars reaching 39 mpg and light trucks hitting 30 mpg under a system that develops standards for each vehicle class size. Manufacturers would also be required to hit individual mileage targets.

The only way they are going to be able to do that is reduce the size of the cars and the engines in them. I believe someone from Ford said they would downsize engines, possibly add turbo or super chargers to “boost” power when needed. Also they will have to reduce weight, which means less steel, more aluminium, and more plastic…

But…but… to make plastic it takes… Petroleum!

Sooooo, you get to buy a smaller, less safe car, with less acceleration capability, for more money, and you’d BETTER enjoy it! Cause you sure as hell aren’t going to have any choices… sigh…

And this one just cracked me up!

Obama said the proposal would save 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of the vehicles sold in the next five years, akin to removing 177 million cars from the roads over the next 6 1/2 years.

Yo, Lightbringer, this doesn’t take effect until 2016, so howinthehell is it going to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil BEFORE IT TAKES EFFECT???

Oh yeah, while I’m on the subject, well more or less, where are all those “Porkulus” jobs that were supposed to be created? Hmmm?

Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline in April (-539,000), and the unemployment rate rose from 8.5 to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

In the even more stoopid category, it appears the Navy will have to forgo $450 MILLION in required maintenance on ships, submarines and aircraft in 2009 because the bill is too big…

Last time I looked, we were STILL at war with folks in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Can somebody PLEASE tell me WTFO???

I’m beginning to wonder when the other size 937 shoe is going to fall on us…

Oh, a “bright” spot… Health care jobs were UP by 17000 in April. Hmmm, betting on the come maybe? After all, Daschle DID get hired by GE to head up their medical records division.

Couldn’t possibly be they expect him to “lobby” the Lightbringer for contracts and money could it? Nah… the administration doesn’t ALLOW lobbyists, right?


Oh joy… — 15 Comments

  1. Washington State, circa 1976, saw the formation of the OWL party in a Tumwater bar. The OWL (Out With Logic; On with Lunacy) Party received something like 8% of the vote statewide. Maybe they didn’t go away. Maybe they won the last national election! Makes as much sense as anything else going on.

  2. Yep. 5 years in your driveway (if you’re lucky). Forever in a landfill.

    Sounds familiar don’t it?


  3. I saw in GM’s bankruptcy plan to sell its asset to the gov’t who will then create a new company to make cars—outside of the US!

    BO just stuck it to his faithful followers, the UAW. Serves’em right.

  4. WSF- Agreed!

    JR- Cause the adminstration says so… sigh…

    Assrot- Yes it does!

    Crucis- kinda, but the union gets 49% of the NEW GM…

  5. I remember the turbo chargers from the ’90s. Do.Not.Want.

    You know, I had hoped to own a boat and camper somewhere in the future.

    I can see me with my “boat” now- being pulled by an Obamasized vehicle. Looks like I’ll have a rubber dingy in a wagon, being pulled by a Kick n’ Go car.

    Oh the joy of it all.

  6. Stoopid is is certainly stoopid does….and I seem to remember large theatrical speeches about promising to bring the troops home….yet they’re still shipping out?

  7. A liar is a liar is a liar……. I am keeping my 11 year old tank til the old girl runs herself into the ground.

    Skimping on maintenance, lightening cars, and turbo boosting them is not going to work. More death’s and more junk.

    How many people will have to sue the government and Obambi when their family members are killed or seriously injured before they repeal this stupid thing.

  8. All good comments on a proposal that is just stupid.A lot of people actually have to use their vehicles to haul things to work with,or pull trailers,or hopefully transport their loved ones with some degree of safety. I think a lot of this proposal is designed to push mass transit,that Gore and the greenies are so in love with,that except for high population urban areas,is as useless,as tits on a boar hog.I’m sure if this takes effect,all us who keep older less fuel efficent transportation,because thats what works for us,will find ourselves paying a huge carbon “footprint” tax.

  9. Pretty sure I heard on the radio this AM that another 500K jobs have gone down the tube within the last week or so. Guess the O man better have the money presses rolling over time this weekend to print all that useless money! God how I do dislike this butthead. OBTW, that “O” has a fair resemblance to a part of his anatomy!

  10. ADM- Remember when the commentator slipped up at the Inauguration and said, “Obama is beginning his rule.” I wouldn’t be surprised if he tried it…

    Snigs- Buy a new one now, and hope to hell it runs long enough to get us through this crap… Agreed the Eco-nazis don’t care if we can work and they sure as hell don’t want us to have “toys” that can be enjoyed on the water or anywhere else…sigh…

    Kvegas- Yep, he got a reality check…

    CPD- Good question, I just hope none of us have to bring one of those suits…

    Fuzzy/Diller/Ev- Agree with ALL of your points!

  11. Sputter, snarl, choke, Damnit I’m going outside, start my car, and let it run all day.