Ve Haff Vays Ov Makink You Green

Posted: February 1, 2012 by veeshir in Filthy Hippies, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Liberal Fascism, Nanny State

California is a perfect example of Jonah Goldberg’s book, “Liberal Fascism”.

Case in point, they’re demanding that 15.4% (more decimal points means more science!!!!) of all vehicles sold in CA be coal powered…errr…. battery powered or powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

In other words, they’re demanding that Californians buy more electric vehicles and that car makers invent a hydrogen fuel cell car and then make hydrogen filling stations (that’ll be funny when those start blowing up. Oh the humanity!) and then make Californians buy them.

Which is pretty darn funny, well, except that I live in AZ now and we’ll be seeing more Californians moving here and trying to turn AZ into California even though they come her to get away from California (I came here cuz I like free states).

It’s pretty funny that not enough of even the tofu staters will buy “clean” cars. I mean, they’re not clean, but green folks don’t really understand science so they think they’re green.
It’ll be even funnier when they find out exactly how polluting they are when they start getting in accidents and spilling all the lovely battery acid on the roads and throwing them away and all that sweet, sweet battery acid starts messing with their water supply.

Another hilarity is that California appears to be doing everything possible to reduce electrical generation so all those new vehicles will be further straining an already strained infrastructure.

Eh, I’d be more worried about it if I expected the current state of affairs to last until 2025.

Greens: Saving The Planet!*

*actual results may vary.

  1. Rip VanBullwinkle says:

    The irony of a state known for its rolling electricity blackouts mandating electric vehicles be purchased is breath taking. Add to that the electrical capacity of these cars versus commute distance / time stuck in traffic makes me wonder how many will die in traffic, causing even bigger traffic jams and delays. This makes me giggle.

  2. MikeD says:

    Only point I’ll disagree with is on the hydrogen filling stations exploding. You DO realize that gasoline is explosive too, right? That whole “internal combustion engine” thing? A hydrogen filling station is no more or less prone to explosion than a gas one (diesel WOULD be safer, as it is MUCH less combustible that either gasoline or hydrogen).

    Now, if you want to get on them for mandating hydrogen burning cars as a means of reducing pollution, I’ve got your back. To make that hydrogen takes a lot of electricity. What amazes me is where do greenies think all that electricity comes from? I mean, if they actually would LET us build nuke plants, then yeah… it might be cleaner. But for now, the overwhelming majority of US power comes from coal. Hell, given the power inefficiencies, it probably would be better for the environment to have a coal fed, steam powered car than a hydrogen powered one.

    • veeshir says:

      Hydrogen is hard to capture, it’s a very small, slippery molecule.
      When mixed with O2 it becomes very volatile.

      Gas stations blow up when too much vapor mixes with O2, that’s why you’re not supposed to use your cell phone while filling up and why you’re not supposed to leave your car running while you fill up.

      Hydrogen rises, so there is a good chance there will be a hydrogen cloud as you drive up to your filling station with your spark emitting electric motor or as you finish filling up and start your spark emitting engine.
      Hydrogen is far harder to keep contained than gas vapor.

      That’s far more likely than a gasoline-vapor cloud except when you’re pumping your gas.

      So I’ll stand by my “they go boom” statement.

      As for pollution, today’s greens call plant food (CO2) “pollution” and label it a greenhouse gas.
      Today’s vehicles are very clean, I’ve only looked closely at Honda’s emissions in the last 5-10 years, but hey emit so little CO that you couldn’t commit suicide with one of those. It might give you a headache.

      They want to get rid of internal combustion to stop emission of “greenhouse gases”.

      You know what’s a far more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2? Water vapor. The exact greenhouse gas emitted by hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

  3. SOYLENT GREEN says:

    Are you the only one blogging here anymore? 😉

  4. veeshir says:

    I think everybody else is joining Lemur King’s boycott.

    Well, that or we’re all just burned out on politics.

    That’s why none of us have our own blog I’d guess, we get burned out and sometimes just don’t feel like blogging.

    We just all burned out at the same time. I’m almost forcing myself to blog something just to keep things going.

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