Wednesday, May 09, 2007

WOW! HOLY SHIT! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER!

Hey everybody, it's The Genius. I am in such a good mood today. Did you hear that Senate Commerce Committee raised the CAFE standards!?! FUCKING FINALLY. I am so psyched, I haven't even read the whole article yet.

Wait a minute. The committee only raised the standards to 35 mpg with a deadline of 2020. Wow. So, we will raise the standards after everyone in the US has asthma. By 2020 the CAFE standard should be at least 50 mpg. The automobile industry has 12 1/2 years to develop new cars and if they can't adapt and are outcompeted by the free market forces of the Prius and its successors then fuck 'em. Ford and GM were great companies once. They helped make both America and the car what it is today. Unfortunately, both America and the car need to face the facts. Smog and air pollution are serious problems and require a serious effort, not some token change more than a decade from now.

Let's move the deadline for the 35 mpg standard to 2012 and then institute a further goal of 50 mpg by 2015. By 2020, make the standard 75 miles to the gallon. If the companies say that they can't match that with current technology, well let's subsidize some fucking research. Get cracking, cobagz.

9 comments:

Claire said...

Amen.

Chuckles said...

Here endeth the lesson or some such self-aggrandizing comment.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Your only in a good mood because we all know what you did in your work bathroom this AM.

Punk.

Jennifer said...

"I am in such a good mood today"

You took my mood, didn't you?!?! I want it back.

Chuckles said...

AG likes German poop videos.

The Uncanny Canadian said...

What's funny to me is hearing all the auto manufacturer's swear it up about the new standards. It's no different from chemical factories being pissed off about not polluting anymore or politicians being annoying at the expectation of ethical conduct.

Snag said...

It's nice that the President will get to practice vetoing things for a while. He's not much good at anything else.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Not as much as you do, lamb chop.

Chuckles said...

I have to agree with Snag, what's a second term President to do but veto bills? Why should he care about the will of the people? After all, the Republican'ts are experts at convincing the people that the blame lies at the Democrats feet. When the waters are creeping inland and DC and New York look like Venice, I am certain that the Republican'ts will manage to weasel all of the blame onto the Democrats. To be fair, no small amount of blame is due the Democratic party, but at least they are trying now. Sort of. Maybe.