Friday, August 8, 2008

Addendum to Obama's Energy Plan

I've noticed a strange thing recently. People driving down the highway in 95 degree Georgia summer weather with the windows down. I'm assuming this is in an attempt to save gas. The Messiah should have mentioned this option as well. After inflating your tires and getting a tune up (which 99% of cars don't require anymore) turn off the A/C and breathe in that nice sticky mix of gas, diesel and other interstate pollutants. Mmmm tasty.

Except turning off the AC and opening the windows doesn't save gas. The gas saved by not running the a/c is offset by the extra drag created from the open windows. Not that facts matter of course. People think driving and sweating will save gas so they do it. The same great unwashed masses that thing uttering slogans like HOPE AND CHANGE over and over will make the world a better place.

And speaking of Obama's plan, why stop at inflating tires? He should have also suggested getting a car wash. A clean car will use less gas than a dirty car. But oh, wait, that means using water which we're told we have to conserve. Scratch that idea. How about getting rid of all the extra shit in your car like golf clubs, baby seats, etc when you don't need it. Less weight = less gas. See how easy this is? We'll be off Saudi oil in no time if we all just sit down and think really hard about how we can add that extra 1/20 MPG to our cars. I say Obama creates a comission with a budge of $25B to come up with new ideas.

Or the Democrats can get some balls stand up to the eviro-nazis and allow drilling 50 miles offshore where nobody will even know the drilling is taking place. Nah, too simplistic.

Oh and the ironic (well ironic in the Alanis Morisette sense of the word which really is more a definition of interesting) part is most cars I see with the windows down are luxury or near-luxury cars/suvs. Must really suck to spend $50K on a Lexus and not have enough money left over to keep the a/c running. I believe the scientific term for such people is moronus maximus.

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