More on Black Car Ban

At first, we all thought this was an April Fool's joke. Coming from the halls of academia, nowadays, it is difficult to sift through all the absurd just to find something ridiculous.

However, Daniel Sperling has created a considerable uproar with his proposal to ban black cars in California. Why? Because they absorb more heat and use more air conditioning to keep cool. That uses more gas and using gas is bad.

What will be interesting is how this is implemented since many people will insist on purchasing 'cars of color'. Like the KNOX device, and other California after market albatrosses, the coating will have to be applied after production and probably somewhere in California. This will create problems with the already draconian Coatings Rules In California, where not so much as a fart goes unregulated.

Since California is so heavily populated in some areas, and the freeway system was intentionally made inadequate, (didn't know that? Ask Jerry), so as to curtail vast expansion into the surrounding environments, there are a lot of cars sitting on one place. In fact, you have millions of cars idling on freeways that are falling apart (and that's another issue).

Bottom line: Painting a car 'muddy brown' so that it will use less air conditioning in the middle of rush hour can only come from the mind of someone who thinks that more and more regulations will set the people free.

California has the worst credit rating in the union. Businesses are so over regulated and over taxed that people are fleeing in droves.

What Sperling needs to realize is that every week some doomsayer comes along with another book that feeds institutional cynicism, creates panic, and costs tons of money.

Thanks for nothing, Dan. And the guy who appointed you, Arnold



California to ban BLACK CARS

Just when you thought that the stupidity spotlight might spend a minute in Washington DC, it swings right back to the land of fruits and nuts.

The California Air Resources Board, CARB, has proposed a mandate of 20% solar reflectivity by 2016.

Link to Autoblog and the presentation by CARB

When entering CA will they take away your fruit and paint your car white as well?

This defies imagination; in a state that is bankrupt, still raising taxes, and awash with non-taxpaying 'undocumented residents', is this really a good use of time?

Oldie but a goodie

This clip is about a year old. The Amnesty Bill was not passed, thank god. However, thanks to the recent elections full of hope and change *read: taxes & socialism, this bill will again come to the floor in another form.
Just as the 'Hate Crimes' bill (as opposed to 'Love Crimes'--those are okay), and the 'Fairness' bill, these are centered around THOUGHT CRIMES. If you THINK there is something wrong with any of those boneheaded ideas you will be treated as a criminal.
In many communities, like Berkley and Santa Monica, just noticing that Rome is burning will get you targeted, with your name and address on activists google maps to boot! (That's jack-boot)
Please remember that if you think this stuff is wrong and downright evil, you are among the vast majority of Americans.
You work, have families, and usually go to church (or at least contribute to related causes). Most of these people don't like being called conservative, or neo-con, or republican, any more than they would like being called stingy, mean, or intolerant. These are names crafted to shut you up. Stop being cowed by the minority nutters who are all mouth and no mind.