If Gasoline Is Bad Then Quit Using Gasoline!

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
August 4, 2008 12:19pm CST
I keep hearing politicians saying that we need to get away from using gas, yet everyone of them drive a car powered by gasoline. There are electric car available why is not Al Gore, or Barack Obama driving around in one? They drive somewhere in a huge limo where they give a speech about getting off of gas. Now I know I am not suppose to call politicians, as long as they are Democrats, hypocrites, but is that not the height of hypocrisy. Why not Al Gore, why not Barack Obama since you are against gasoline put up your limos and jumbo jets for electric cars? So show us the way our leaders, you first!
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14 responses
• United States
4 Aug 08
Ha! That's funny. Those two or any of the other band wagon riders who say we're destroying the planet with global warming because of fossil fuels will never, and I mean never give up their way of life. Don't call them hypocrites because dumocrats are unblameable, if they try a program and it doesn't work its not their fault, its yours. See how that works. Al Bore and B.O. are above you, didn't you know? You're too stupid to think for yourself so they will do it for you. BTW, they buy carbon offsets to pay for the "supposed" damage they are doing to the environment, that's their way of saying they are doing their part, how about you, do you feel guilty enough to buy something to cover up something else? We can't destroy this planet, we didn't make it and its been here for billions of years. I hope you know I wrote this with a whole heaping of saracasm.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
If we would just turn our life over to the Democrats full their programs would work. We are just being uncooperative.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
4 Aug 08
This is a case of do as I say and not as I do. You should look at the energy comparison of Gore and bush. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/gore-bush-houses.htm
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Thanks for the link it is a good one.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
4 Aug 08
I always hate it when the people who say you should not do this, go and use the do as I say and not as I do theory. It sounds like what I went through. I was told you should not learn to drive a car by the lady I was boarding with, an old maid. Well later on she got married and she learned to drive a car. I figured when someone told me not to do something when they did it themselves, I went and asked, "so everyone in the whole universe can do it, but not A?" So if they do not want Americans to use cars, let them buy the electric cars and use them, and if you cannot ride around in a jumbo jet, then walk.
@Annie2 (594)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have already turned down the heat, turned up the air-conditioner (or off whenever bearable), hang the clothes outside to dry, walk and ride a bike more, drive less to use less gas, plan to garden next year -- and yet, I still have to work 3 jobs and sit and ponder on how I'm going to pay for the food we need to survive, and keep our house and utilities, and pay medical bills without insurance and pay taxes. I want to believe in our politicians. I want to believe they are not dishonest. I don't want them taking more choices away from us. I want to vote for the right person for the job of being our next President. At this point, I feel like this: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
6 Aug 08
I figured that much. It is a shame when you have to work three jobs at once and you cannot even make it. And much is it because most of the decent jobs have gone overseas. We here so much about we having to cut down, but how far do we have to go? When I was married but a short time, there was all this talk about budgeting and if you felt the pinch to downsize. We never had a large house, just a regular three bedroom, and we were mortgaged to the hilt, and I started to think what do they tell the poor people, do move from their apartments and then keep going down farther. What is next? A tent? Sleeping in a car?
• United States
4 Aug 08
Same Ol, same Ol, if you know what that slang means.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I do not understand slang language, remember RYBD I am one of those embarrassments:-)
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Same old $hit, Same old $hit. Same Oh, Same Oh, or Same ol Same ol for short.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Well RYBD I can tell Obama that I know another language. I can add slang to English, BS, Dumba$$ and Politician.
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• United States
4 Aug 08
Here here Gew, i couldnt agree with you more. Al Gore getting around in a vehicle that uses Gasoline, is like a cancer doc smoking and telling his patients not to. How do you "preach" to not do a certain act, when you are out doing it yourself. If that isnt the picture of hypocracy i dont know what is.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I am glad to have you as a friend, and a long frienship it shall be.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Great question, Gewcew! Perhaps the reason is that Gore and BO fully recognize that the alternative technologies that they are pushing on us are woefully inadequate? So, perhaps this is simply one more, glaring example of ... "Do as I say, not as I do". Which, no matter how one looks at it would definitely fall into the category of glaring hypocrisy. Though, you're absolutely correct -- we're not supposed to highlight those kinds of examples of hypocrisy. To do so is "mean spirited".
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
But LadyLuna is not Obama a new kind of politician. To say that this is just do as I say, not as I do, Obama is just another politician.
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@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
5 Aug 08
It is still much cheaper to have a gasoline car, because off mass production. If they would make billions off electric cars then they will become cheaper too.. And it is not easy to just stop using gasoline, we are so used to it.. Have a good day..
@baileycows (3668)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I know you have heard the saying "Do as I say not as I do". Well that is a politician for you. They are not going to because they are invested in the oil industries and your taxed 18.6 cents for gas and the government does nothing. Can we really be stupid enough to think that they are going to do away with gas? I don't think. But EFFORTS to get rid of gas keep the consumers happy.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That is very well said but I don't think they ever consider that themselves. I know that when prices started going up. Other alternatives should have been put into play more that what they have been. If anything gets worse with the prices then they will really be trying to work something out with the alternatives other than just an electric car.
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• India
4 Aug 08
I agree fully with your views ... I once read that the PM of some European nation used to travel by a scooter ... thats wat one calls leading by example ... unfortuanely such leaders are rare ... the same cannot be an excuse for us to be irresponsible ... we need to kno the problems of our planet and take appropriate steps regardless of whether the leaders do it ot not ... God Bless !!
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• United States
4 Aug 08
They probably can't or won't get an electric powered vehicle. The reason for gasoline is because gasoline powered cars are cheaper then nongasoline powered cars. They do need to travel to meet people and make press conference and do use those vehicles without realizing that it uses gasoline.
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@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Oh, ok. You're a firebrand and you are trying to light the butts of people. I admire that. I would much better admire some positive action rather than some tirade which results in nothing. Lead the way friend, show us how to do things right and many will follow instead of the politicians you so despise. Cheers!!
@tarachand (3895)
• India
6 Aug 08
I am from India and am just surmising here : One of the biggest problems with electric cars is range limitation with a fully charged battery, and the battery requires quite some time to charge - 4-8 hours. The range per charge for a small car is limited to just 70 kms or so (about 40 miles). Security measures force political celebrities to move around in heavily protected cars which by themselves could weigh twice as much as a similar ordinary car of the same model, I don't think that technology has evolved to the extent that a heavily armored car can travel a long enough distance at sufficiently high speeds with an electric power train. Note assassins could chase a car for long distances with high powered vehicles, hence people like Al Gore and other potential assassination or kidnap targets have no option but to travel in the most powerful vehicles, irrespective of the pollution implications - imagine the amount of power, money that would be spent in rescue attempts just because Al Gore drove in a fuel efficient or non-carbon drive vehicles and was kidnaped or attacked. Then charging the battery with electricity that has been generated by burning carbon fuels does in no way help reduce pollution - ultimately the carbon (I think a major amount of power generated globally is by burning of carbon fuels - coal, oil, peat, wood, etc) is being burnt and pollution being generated. The best thing to do is to cut down use of gadgets, use of air conditioning etc, and do what people like Al Gore suggests for ordinary humans to help save the planet. No offense intended, just sharing my two bits.
• United States
6 Aug 08
Ok, I'm not going to get into a political debate here, but the reason that neither they (nor ANY politician) rides around in an electric limo is because of the automobile and oil lobbies. Many patents for electric and hydrogen-powered cars have been purchased and then buried by these powerful lobbies, and now that it's become a crisis, the automobile industry is trying to back pedal. Has ONE major car company come up with an affordable alternative-fuel vehicle? No. It has come out that many of the hybrids will take seven YEARS before the consumer breaks even. How many people even keep their cars that long? This is just an example of BOTH parties allowing two major industries protect their interests, instead of looking to the future. PUT THE BLAME ON THE INDUSTRIES, and not just on two politicians!