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The stimulus bill will force the military to buy electric vehicles
The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 2, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck

Posted on 02/02/2009 4:12:04 PM PST by Askwhy5times

According to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, the stimulus bill will force the military to buy electric vehicles. You have to wonder if the democrat's cheese has completely slipped off their cracker. Are electric tanks and helicopters next? The military can not depend on electric vehicles in a time of war or emergency. That is highlighted now in the State of Kentucky where Governor Beshear has deployed the entire KY National Guard to help out in an ice storm. There is now no power in the areas they are being deployed. Electric vehicles would be useless.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; bhoenergy; cicobama; electricvehicles; military; stimulus
This proposal shows how Democrats are willing to sacrifice our national security to appease their left wing environmental base.
1 posted on 02/02/2009 4:12:04 PM PST by Askwhy5times
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To: Askwhy5times

Obama went to the State Department before the Pentagon. Obviously he stopped by the EPA on the way to the Pentagon, too.


2 posted on 02/02/2009 4:15:48 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Askwhy5times

This kind of dumbass thinking could get a lot of our military people killed. I imagine the DemocRATS don’t have a problem with that.


3 posted on 02/02/2009 4:16:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I wish it was 20 January 2013. I've had enough of this crap already.)
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To: Askwhy5times

Evil electricity generated by coal-fired and nuclear power plants? Why that’s an outrage!

The stimulus bill should mandate wind-powered vehicles for our armed forces. Especially the Navy.

You can’t be too green!


4 posted on 02/02/2009 4:22:19 PM PST by Argus
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To: Askwhy5times

This is not a joke right? From The Onion maybe? Nope, it’s just libtards at work. Idiots. They cannot be trusted with anything, let alone national security. We are SO screwed.


5 posted on 02/02/2009 4:23:00 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (That's Mrs.Chief Master Sgt. to you sonny.)
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To: Askwhy5times
The replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle:


6 posted on 02/02/2009 4:24:15 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Where are the solar panels?


7 posted on 02/02/2009 4:25:29 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: Askwhy5times

You might want to study current military vehicle design, because you are acting a bit silly.

They ARE electric.


8 posted on 02/02/2009 4:26:09 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Perhaps this is what they had in mind.
9 posted on 02/02/2009 4:27:14 PM PST by Askwhy5times (http://bloggingredneck.blogspot.com/)
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To: Askwhy5times

Well, I suppose if there’s one way to get those electric cars to really work the way they are supposed to...forcing the military to use them is it. But you’d have to give them a big fat budget to completely redesign the things from scratch.

Or not.

If the military is only going to use them to shuttle around VIPs on base, then it’s pointless.

Maybe obama should force the US post office to use them first, and see how that goes.


10 posted on 02/02/2009 4:32:53 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: Askwhy5times
This proposal shows how Democrats are willing to sacrifice our national security to appease their left wing environmental base.

At the various navy bases I've been on, electric golf carts are used to ferry the aircrews, maintainers and equipment out to the flight line and to run errands around base. Obviously, they're very limited in what they can do but for what they can do, they're indispensable.

And for what it's worth, I'll take those little electric golf carts over the useless CNG duty vans that barely run and can't be refueled off base.

I really don't think anyone is talking about combat vehicles but eventually we'll need to. That black stuff in the ground ain't gonna be there forever.

11 posted on 02/02/2009 4:35:44 PM PST by Drew68
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To: patton
You might want to study current military vehicle design, because you are acting a bit silly.

They ARE electric.

Could you give us a nudge in the right direction to see an example for ourselves? I guess I wouldn't know where to start to search.

12 posted on 02/02/2009 4:36:35 PM PST by digger48
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To: Askwhy5times
You have to wonder if the democrat's cheese has completely slipped off their cracker.

It did that about the time Sam Nunn retired from Congress. But since then Nunn's cheese as also slipped, when he jumped on the bandwagon for Obama, in April of last year.

13 posted on 02/02/2009 4:37:24 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Askwhy5times
Electric vehicles, no problemo.
Just get some big honking generators that burn diesel and . . .
What, you can't burn diesel, . . .
How about gas, no . . .
coal, wood, . . no, no . . .
Wind power you say????

Well . . .

14 posted on 02/02/2009 4:38:38 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: patton

never mind....found some.

first glance seems that they’re mostly hybrid, but gonna look some more. thanks. Not something I’d really thought of.


15 posted on 02/02/2009 4:39:36 PM PST by digger48
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I agree.


16 posted on 02/02/2009 4:42:09 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Askwhy5times

DoD has been doing this for years. Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) for puttering around. The current rules require LSV when the vehicle is to be used in and are where they won’t be required to go over a certain speed (25 mph IIRC) or outside a certain radius.


17 posted on 02/02/2009 4:42:31 PM PST by TankerKC (Yes we can? I already could.)
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To: All

18 posted on 02/02/2009 4:42:47 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Askwhy5times
There's nothing wrong with electric helicopters. Heck, this one even comes in Obamessiah's favorite color: YELLOW!


19 posted on 02/02/2009 4:43:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Congress declares a National Dividend in the amount of $9,000 per taxpayer instead of Porkulus.)
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To: Askwhy5times; patton

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2009/February/Pages/ElectricCarsforArmyPosts,ButFuelGuzzlersforCombat.aspx


20 posted on 02/02/2009 4:43:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: Askwhy5times
...in the State of Kentucky where Governor Beshear has deployed the entire KY National Guard...

Does he mean Governor Brashear? He could help out with any ice-related difficulties!

21 posted on 02/02/2009 4:43:54 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (There's no such thing as "some" freedom of speech)
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To: digger48

FCS. That thing Obama wants to kill. Hybrid electrive drive tanks.


22 posted on 02/02/2009 4:45:07 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: Askwhy5times

The Manchurian Candidate is showing his true colors. He is here to destroy America, either intentionally or in a drunken commie stupor, either way the damage will be done.


23 posted on 02/02/2009 4:48:29 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Askwhy5times

24 posted on 02/02/2009 4:50:13 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: digger48

http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/02/28/7653-future-combat-vehicles-to-be-hybrid-electric/


25 posted on 02/02/2009 4:50:24 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Nope, it’s just libtards at work.

I've just added a new word to my vocabulary.

26 posted on 02/02/2009 4:50:27 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: patton

What I’ve seen so far, actually looks like it makes sense. Diesel electrics have lots of advantages


27 posted on 02/02/2009 4:53:43 PM PST by digger48
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To: Askwhy5times
Electric helicopters. I bet those will be a big hit.

However, to be fair, a big use on stateside bases is transportation to and from, not tactical battlefield needs. There is a whole lot of running around vehicles on bases.

But buying ridiculous electric cars, that's just a waste of money. Remember how much the post office wasted on similar projects?

28 posted on 02/02/2009 4:56:29 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: digger48

GE has been building choo-choos that way for about a hundred years.

Hmmm. I wonder why.

[IT FLIPPING WORKS? DUH!]


29 posted on 02/02/2009 4:59:55 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: digger48
The big 200 ton mining trucks are “electric” with electric drives on each wheel. The diesel generator on the truck powers the electric motors and indirectly supplies the power to move the load. I don't know the fuel usage comparison with, say, the old 75 ton diesels but can't imagine a difference that is that extreme.
30 posted on 02/02/2009 5:10:26 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: patton

Didn’t the ad say the tanks could power like 600 homes?


31 posted on 02/02/2009 5:32:57 PM PST by ASOC (This space could be employed, if I could only get a bailout...)
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To: ASOC

Shhh!

Yes. One of the benefits of fcs, is that it IS a power source in need.


32 posted on 02/02/2009 5:39:13 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: ASOC

Oh but wait, Obama has promised to delay FCS.

Sorry, Kentucky. Sleap warm.


33 posted on 02/02/2009 5:40:38 PM PST by patton (SPQA - the last, the least and the lost)
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To: Askwhy5times
Health care rationing also buried in the stimulus bill.
34 posted on 02/02/2009 5:43:52 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Askwhy5times

Golf carts with .50 cals. Now that’s a Sunday afternoon well spent.


35 posted on 02/02/2009 6:04:58 PM PST by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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To: digger48

Really all chemistry is electric. Burning fuel involves the transfer of electron bonds between atoms. Your brain is really an electronic computer. We should put an electric sticker on everything and be done with it.


36 posted on 02/02/2009 6:08:21 PM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Force of Truth

Libtards live in Libtardia, which is the deranged state of mind they live in where good is bad and right is wrong.


37 posted on 02/03/2009 1:14:41 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (That's Mrs.Chief Master Sgt. to you sonny.)
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