Carbeque: Why is this a new year’s tradition in France?

    Why do French youths burn cars every new years’s day? If everyone knows this is going to happen, why doesn’t someone stop it? From Reuters: Hundreds of cars torched in France at New Year PARIS (Reuters) – Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year’s Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday. World Car burnings are regular | Read More »

    Dollar Daze

    National Public Radio is reporting that the Dollar has fallen, and foreign banks are increasingly keeping Euros and, of all currencies, the Yen as their reserve denomination. The Dollar has fallen 12% from its recent peak, and appears likely to lose additional value. Quote: In March 2008, before the financial crisis, the dollar was at historic lows against a basket of currencies. Then, when the | Read More »

    What C.A.R.S. Can Teach Us About Government Programs

    Strange that a government program costing $1 billion would be considered small, no? A small government program can teach us a lot about government: C.A.R.S. Referred to in the media and by politicians as “Cash for Clunkers,” the Federal Car Allowance Rebate System gave rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for qualifying automobiles. It was allocated $1 billion and intended to last five months.  Those who | Read More »

    The Ban on Black

    California craziness continues! Their environmental agency plans to ban black cars, claiming that drivers use air conditioners too much when dark-painted cars heat up from the sun. Get the details and further links here from The Heritage Foundation. Regulating the color of cars—or anything else—is the mark of an overly-intrusive government and a lessening of our freedoms. Teabags are quickly becoming the symbol of too | Read More »

    Obama Compares Model T to Modern SUV

    In a speeech yeasterday Obama said that the Model T got the same gas mileage as today’s SUV. I won’t go into the detail but this is a monumental statement of IGNORANCE beyond comprehension. If anyone at the RNC reads Redstate, including obviously the diaries section, it is time to start a conservative education project with Youtube type videos. This would be a perfect way | Read More »

    What Obama Said that Bush Would Be Slammed for…

    During his not-the-state-of-the-union speech last night, president Barack “givitaway” Obama said the following: “I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it.” Sorry, Prez, but while we did make the automobile an integral part of American life, while we did popularize the personal vehicle for the whole world, and while we certainly revolutionized its manufacture… we just didn’t invent the automobile.

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    Hydrogen Fraud

    Some may have heard of a plan to drive Hydrogen-fueled cars across the country, in a demonstration of technical maturity and practicality. It’s a great idea if you can do it, but it turns out to have been a lie. Says Gizmodo: …if you’re going to heavily promote your cross-country trek as the “first ever” for hydrogen-powered vehicles, at least make sure large, 1,000-mile stretches | Read More »