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IL: Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting
News Channel 6 ^ | August 14, 2006 | Staff Report

Posted on 08/15/2006 4:42:28 PM PDT by Peach

Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling. It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming. He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids. Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska."

After the meeting... Obama left in a GMC Envoy after admitting to favoring SUV's himself.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 109th; 4thecommongood; bisexual; energy; hypocrite; limosineliberals; limousineliberal; littlepeopleobey; muslim; obama; obamabahamamama; obamabindemocrat; scumbag; sleeper; suv
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1 posted on 08/15/2006 4:42:32 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach

Useless.


2 posted on 08/15/2006 4:43:05 PM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: Peach

The difference between Obama and Osama is BS.


3 posted on 08/15/2006 4:44:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Helen Thomas on anticipating and handling a crisis: "I'll live under that bridge when I get to it.")
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To: Peach
After the meeting... Obama left in a GMC Envoy after admitting to favoring SUV's himself.

Limosine libs: Do as we say, not as we do. Compacts are for the little people.

4 posted on 08/15/2006 4:44:27 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Peach

ok, someone here needs to snoop on this guy and find out how much fuel he uses flying around, cars he drives etc..etc..to show he's a "good for you, not for me" kinda guy..


5 posted on 08/15/2006 4:44:30 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: Peach
GMC ENVOY

Up to 16 mpg city

22 mpg highway

6 posted on 08/15/2006 4:44:47 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Peach

Elect me and I'll become an expert at everything too, huh?


7 posted on 08/15/2006 4:45:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: Peach

Thanks for posting this,,

I saw that on drudge a bit ago but the link he had went to 'Page temporarily unavailable'.. the little server at tthe station that posted that report was probably overwhelmed


8 posted on 08/15/2006 4:45:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Peach

coulda been worse... doesn't Al Gore drive around in a Sherman tank?


9 posted on 08/15/2006 4:45:36 PM PDT by verum ago (Proper foreign policy makes loud noises.)
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To: Peach
Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids so he and his fellow politicians can continue to go from point A to point B in chauffeur-driven luxury SUV's and private Gulfstream jets.
10 posted on 08/15/2006 4:47:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Anti-Bubba182
GMC ENVOY Up to 16 mpg city 22 mpg highway

And like their full size pick-ups,, reality is 9 -13 mpg

11 posted on 08/15/2006 4:47:56 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Peach
Looks like Osama hit Mckinney on his way out.
12 posted on 08/15/2006 4:48:40 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world ()
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To: DogBarkTree


13 posted on 08/15/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the muslim world ()
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To: gov_bean_ counter

"Obama bin Democrat"


14 posted on 08/15/2006 4:49:09 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: mewzilla

And that's the radical environmental movement in a nutshell. It's really not about "protecting" the Earth at all. It's about an elite class of people forcing others to dramatically alter their way of life while their lifestyles remain unaffected.


15 posted on 08/15/2006 4:49:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (404 Page Error Found)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
16 mpg city

22 mpg highway

Right on par with my 05 Tahoe.

Glad to know me n O'sama O'bama are in the same 'hood.

16 posted on 08/15/2006 4:49:46 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I liked Michael Crichton's description of these folks: limosine liberals and Gulfstream environmentalists.


17 posted on 08/15/2006 4:50:11 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Peach

worth a visit/revisit of this from 2004:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1189687/posts

Columnist Says Barack Obama 'Lied To The American People;' Asks Publisher to Withdraw Obama's Book



18 posted on 08/15/2006 4:53:55 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (GWB: 12 Aug 06: "...I ask for your patience, cooperation, and vigilance in the coming days.")
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To: mewzilla

You know the plane was going somewhere anyway.


19 posted on 08/15/2006 4:53:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Helen Thomas on anticipating and handling a crisis: "I'll live under that bridge when I get to it.")
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To: Peach

Bump to ya Peach!


20 posted on 08/15/2006 4:54:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Rooooooooters ~ Giving smoke and mirrors a bad name since 1937.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Not is that fact true,it's VERY funny !!!


21 posted on 08/15/2006 4:56:38 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: gov_bean_ counter; Peach
You know the plane was going somewhere anyway.

Well, while we're on the subject...

Obama in flight

22 posted on 08/15/2006 4:57:09 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Peach
Give the libs credit. They have stones. Doesn't an Envoy have a manufactures suggested retail price of over $38,000.00?

I can see millions of Americans switching over to cars costing that much. NOT.

To think that a couple hundred years of human activity on the Earth is leading to Doom is a logical leap only libs have the egocentric belief system to accept. It took giant asteroids to wipe out life on the planet eons ago, yet a 70 years of widespread auto use will do it faster. Give me a break!!

23 posted on 08/15/2006 4:58:02 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Peach

would that be Barak Hussein Obama??


24 posted on 08/15/2006 4:58:16 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com ----------------------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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Obama's Bahama mama has llamas in Yokohama?


25 posted on 08/15/2006 4:58:44 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Peach

Nice/s write up on obama at the muslim American society website...hmmmm

http://www.masnet.org/prof_personality.asp?id=1508


26 posted on 08/15/2006 4:59:02 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (GWB: 12 Aug 06: "...I ask for your patience, cooperation, and vigilance in the coming days.")
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To: Peach
"Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting"

Jeeze! Now SUVs are attending town meetings?

27 posted on 08/15/2006 4:59:17 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: tdewey10
Useless.

Totally. . .

Waiting for Repubs to crank up their rhetoric to take out these all these Lib fools who offer their 'sobering' analysis of all things political; but know that is useless as well.

As for Obama, an empty suit; with charisma. . .he surely makes a perfect Demrat candidate.

28 posted on 08/15/2006 5:01:06 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .)
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To: Lawgvr1955
Give the libs credit. They have stones. Doesn't an Envoy have a manufactures suggested retail price of over $38,000.00?

Is Obama's leased?

Taxpayers footing bill for Congress' car leases

29 posted on 08/15/2006 5:01:20 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
***GMC ENVOY

Up to 16 mpg city

22 mpg highway***

Is that good? I walk everywhere I go. /sarc
30 posted on 08/15/2006 5:03:32 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: Peach

31 posted on 08/15/2006 5:04:36 PM PDT by Redgirl
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To: Peach
Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling...

As he and his entourage arrived and departed in several chauffered limousines. One set of rules ofr the elite, another for the little people.

32 posted on 08/15/2006 5:08:05 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: Peach

A real man o' de pipples.


33 posted on 08/15/2006 5:16:54 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Peach; COEXERJ145

Does anyone have a list of all the times Obama has flown in corporate jets since taking office? It would be interesting to calculate how much carbon his activities emit.


34 posted on 08/15/2006 5:19:29 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Peach

Im shocked! Shocked I tell you.


35 posted on 08/15/2006 5:25:27 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Peach
Some of us who genuinely hate sending our money to people who want to kill us have altered our driving arrangements

My steed of choice...
Gas Mileage: 65-70 mpg

36 posted on 08/15/2006 5:25:54 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: verum ago

he doesnt have that much class. maybe with kerry in a leclerq


37 posted on 08/15/2006 5:27:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: LasVegasMac

I get that low mileage on my mid-size Jeep Liberty...IT PISSES ME OFF. It's NOT a big SUV...and the worst part is that there's a readout telling you what crappy mileage you're getting!


38 posted on 08/15/2006 5:29:02 PM PDT by Hildy (Love is fire. But whether will warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell)
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To: Hildy

Isn't Obama liberal? Is he a socialist?

does he ever see his father? Did his father raise him?

So many questions about him. He basically won an uncontested election to slip into the Senate.


39 posted on 08/15/2006 5:35:32 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mewzilla

"Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling."

Yeah sure the guy then jumps on his own gas guzzling Jet after exiting his gas guzzling limo.


40 posted on 08/15/2006 5:37:28 PM PDT by Gimme
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To: Peach

Our local paper covered this meeting in today's edition. Several of the folks who were there said that they felt they had just met 'the next president' of the USA. Stupid hillary! voters...


41 posted on 08/15/2006 5:44:31 PM PDT by SelmaLee (Woof!)
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To: Peach
I wonder if the Senator will "warn" about how much fuel the private jets he likes to ride burn.

Aside from illustrating that powerful and beautiful elites are happy to take full advantage of the double standard of petroleum usage: Al Gore can burn up tens of thousands of tons of jet fuel warning about Global Warming, but you are free to brag, like some libs do, about the great gas mileage they get in the Prius they use to run around town in.

Personally, I think we must resist viewing fuel usage as if it were competition in a zero-sum game. The game is not zero-sum, aside from the fact that government has rigged it through banning drilling in vast areas of the US. The laws of supply and demand cannot be suspended, except by the credible threat of deadly force.

We in the US are awash in a sea of hydrocarbons in various forms. A lot of conversion technologies have break-even costs that are below the present world price of crude oil.

When we think that if I buy a gallon of gasoline, there won't be a gallon for the other fellow, we are sunk and we will give up our liberties and freedom to Senators who will happily tell us they know how to solve the problem.

Yes, solve it just like Nixon, Ford and Carter did in the 1970s- lines at service stations, enforced car-free days, where you will have to get a ration card.
42 posted on 08/15/2006 5:50:00 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Anti-Bubba182

1 Highway

0 City


43 posted on 08/15/2006 5:51:29 PM PDT by GunRunner
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To: Peach

Sort of like Gore giving conservation tips from his three houses, a farm, a mine, his executive jets, and every single time he opens his mouth.


44 posted on 08/15/2006 6:15:26 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Obama was born to a white mother and African father. He was about 2 when his father went back to Africa. He was mostly raised by his white grandparents in Hawaii.

Acknowledging the white half (and white upbringing) would not be convenient since the African-American label is worth so much more politically.


45 posted on 08/15/2006 7:09:39 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: Peach

I was gonna ride my bike to the store in a minute... instead I'm gonna fire up the ZZ4 in my Vette.

Eat my hydrocarbons, Barack.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


46 posted on 08/15/2006 7:11:16 PM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (In which article of the Constitution is the Press assigned a role in government? Precisely.)
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To: Peach

Drudge tossed this one up.. lol

47 posted on 08/15/2006 7:21:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: speekinout

Halle Berry - white mother raised her. Same thing.


48 posted on 08/15/2006 7:25:55 PM PDT by sine_nomine (President Bush: Build that wall.)
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To: sine_nomine

Yes, I was amused by her Oscar award ceremony, when they made such a fuss about the "African-American" winners, and showed her thoroughly white mother in the audience.

It wasn't all that long ago that mixed race people tried to pass as "white", now they try to pass as "African-American".
Have we really improved anything?


49 posted on 08/15/2006 7:39:06 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: Argus

Yeah Obama we'll listen to you when you start going Greyhound and Amtrak.


50 posted on 08/15/2006 7:40:15 PM PDT by The Red Zone
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