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On “World Car-Free Day,” Let’s Be Guilt-Free for a Change
CEI ^ | 9-21-11 | Christine Hall

Posted on 09/21/2011 5:43:09 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

On Thursday, September 22, environmentalists want you to feel guilty about driving cars. In other words, it’s annual “World Car-Free Day.”

Instead of celebrating the many ways that the automobile has liberated and improved the lives of ordinary people, environmentalists want to suggest that rejecting the car for a day is somehow virtuous. The governor of Massachusetts is going even further by advocating a car-free week – notwithstanding the governor’s real-world choice to drive around in an SUV this week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carfree; cars; drive; environutters; green; guilt; world
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I'm an excellent driver


1 posted on 09/21/2011 5:43:11 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You sure that didn’t say “Free Car” day?


2 posted on 09/21/2011 5:44:50 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: WOBBLY BOB

To me it will be KMA day.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 5:45:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Worry away. I´m driving.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 5:45:20 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

On thursday I may have to fire up all three of
my vehicles, my chain saw, weed eater,leaf blower
and my 40 horse Wisconson.

My only regret is that I don’t have a fire breathing
V-8 of some kind.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 5:46:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Say what?


6 posted on 09/21/2011 5:49:48 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

when did Ben Stein become Amish?


7 posted on 09/21/2011 5:50:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

8 posted on 09/21/2011 5:51:30 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Guilt free for a change? change from what?


9 posted on 09/21/2011 5:52:09 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I haven’t been using my car for 3 weeks now, since I broke my foot. I will sell my 21 ‘guilt-free days’ for a hundred bucks each.

Line forms here—————> X

*SMIRK*


10 posted on 09/21/2011 5:52:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

As much as I detest GM, I’d love to drive the biggest, baddest Hummer I could find tomorrow.

Die, die, die, science illiterates. ( Which would pretty much eliminate the lib house and senate).


11 posted on 09/21/2011 5:52:20 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: WOBBLY BOB

When is “Kick An EnvironMENTAList’s Ass Day”. I want a T-shirt too!


12 posted on 09/21/2011 5:52:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I demand a “Run an Eviroweenie Over” day! With a point system, like Death Race 2000!


13 posted on 09/21/2011 5:55:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
my only regret is i can't drive my car AND truck at the same time on car free day...
14 posted on 09/21/2011 5:58:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tet68

At one point, I had a screaming V-8 Ford Mustang
Two V-8 Fordn Trucks
A BIG Boat, with dual chevy V-8’s
And a little boat, with a V-8 ...

That’s 6 V-8’s, I guess. I dumped all the chevy’s.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by patton
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Perfect! I have to drive to my old job for a retirement of a friend, then back home to pick up another friend to then drive 200 miles to south jersey!! What a way to celebrate! That should be in the range of about 280+ miles!
16 posted on 09/21/2011 6:00:33 PM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: pnut22

I can’t decide whether to drive the old camaro, the z06 or the zr1 tomorrow. Maybe I’ll drive all three.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 6:00:59 PM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: pnut22

I can’t decide whether to drive the old camaro, the z06 or the zr1 tomorrow. Maybe I’ll drive all three.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

goes on the car for tommorow

19 posted on 09/21/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
since I broke my foot.

Do NOT rush the recommendations for weight bearing.....trust me - you could suffer another two decades of continual stress fractures. HEAL, mother gardener!!!

20 posted on 09/21/2011 6:01:03 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I am in the market for a replacement ford 5.0 liter engine.
Anybody got any recommendations?


21 posted on 09/21/2011 6:02:15 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a small monthly donor.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

COOL!
Tomorrow I’m going to commute 37 miles - each way - by myself.

Take that Watermelons!


22 posted on 09/21/2011 6:02:40 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Yeah...I thought it was for FREE-CAR DAY!!!


23 posted on 09/21/2011 6:04:26 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Repeal The 17th

http://www.roushperformance.com/engines/engines.shtml


24 posted on 09/21/2011 6:04:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
not THAT, is a real RAT...
25 posted on 09/21/2011 6:04:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: pnut22

400 miles on the bike in 3 days. Last weekend for the boat coming up. I love emissions.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 6:05:06 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Well I guess not driving a car for a day is a quaint idea if you are a liberal living off daddy’s trust fund or one of the chronically unemployed Starbucks bums. But the rest of us have to be adults and go to work.


27 posted on 09/21/2011 6:05:15 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Well, how convenient!
I need to make a long trip tomorrow, driving my 1978 pre-computer 350 V8 El Camino.

If anyone in my state is dumb enough to participate in this stupidity I will enjoy the reduction in traffic to drive faster and burn MORE fuel!

I think I will take the longer scenic route.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 6:06:40 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: ErnBatavia

I’m not! I want to walk again well into my 100’s! I really miss walking!


29 posted on 09/21/2011 6:06:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Chode
not = now...
30 posted on 09/21/2011 6:07:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation

Much obliged.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 6:09:28 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a small monthly donor.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I feel guilty that I don’t own a Road Runner with a 426 Hemi.


32 posted on 09/21/2011 6:10:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Da Coyote
As much as I detest GM, I’d love to drive the biggest, baddest Hummer I could find tomorrow.

While you weren't looking (or paying attention ...) GM sold the Hummer brand to the Chinese.

Pick your poison on that one!

33 posted on 09/21/2011 6:11:07 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Sept 22, an excellent day to start up my two trucks, auto, Jeep, tractor, lawnmower and garden tiller.

I may even start my weed trimmer to go along with it!


34 posted on 09/21/2011 6:14:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: nascarnation

Yeah Baby!


35 posted on 09/21/2011 6:16:01 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So sorry about that broken foot thing. Been there done that and it sux big time. Nothing is easy or familiar. I will fire up a gasoline powered engine for no apparent reason for you.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 6:22:36 PM PDT by lovesdogs (Q-How do starve an O supporter to death? A-Hide their foodstamps under their work boots.)
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To: tet68

My only regret is that I don’t have a fire breathing
V-8 of some kind.


You should smack your forehead with your palm and say,

“WOW, I could have had a V-8”. : }


37 posted on 09/21/2011 6:23:29 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: umgud

I suggest “eco-nut free” day or “lib free” day. Those I could do. Instead I’ll take out my big V8 and just drive for the hell of it tomorrow.


38 posted on 09/21/2011 6:25:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

let’s have an anti Birkenstock day to beautify the world. Let’s make it illegal to wear socks and sandals to further beautify the world.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 6:26:36 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Venturer

Bonus points!


40 posted on 09/21/2011 6:29:11 PM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: hal ogen

I have a V8 in my huge 4x4 truck and also in my Jeep. I’ll take turns driving them.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Loyal Sedition

“Well, how convenient!
I need to make a long trip tomorrow, driving my 1978 pre-computer 350 V8 El Camino.

If anyone in my state is dumb enough to participate in this stupidity I will enjoy the reduction in traffic to drive faster and burn MORE fuel!

I think I will take the longer scenic route.”

I hear that, I LOVE burning fuel riding my Shovelhead stroker chop!


42 posted on 09/21/2011 6:44:50 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Think I’ll go for a drive, traffic ought to be lighter.


43 posted on 09/21/2011 6:48:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Man, I didn’t even know about this. I’ll have to find some liberals to drive my truck past tomorrow.


44 posted on 09/21/2011 6:53:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So are Pious drivers excepted? After all, they are sooooo green with their little electric Matchboxes.

Think I’ll take the scenic route home from work. Shouldn’t be any traffic!


45 posted on 09/21/2011 7:01:17 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: yldstrk
let’s have an anti Birkenstock day to beautify the world. Let’s make it illegal to wear socks and sandals to further beautify the world.

I'd vote for that. I'd also vote for the "hippies/liberals wash their hair day" or "hippies/liberals use deodorant day".
46 posted on 09/21/2011 7:04:27 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: tet68
"On thursday I may have to fire up all three of my vehicles, my chain saw, weed eater,leaf blower and my 40 horse Wisconson. My only regret is that I don’t have a fire breathing V-8 of some kind." I will be firing this up: Shelby Pic #1
47 posted on 09/21/2011 7:06:53 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Average Al

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48 posted on 09/21/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I'm an avid environmentalist, but it makes no sense to abolish technology, including automobiles, instead we should be looking for better, cleaner ways to make 'em go, and many, many environmentalists are engaged in doing just that.

Next they'll want us to avoid flying our planes and that's against my religion!

E.

49 posted on 09/21/2011 7:11:25 PM PDT by endobenthic
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To: pnut22

I could go for a free car.

Looks like tomorrow might be an excellent day to run down to the local used car lot and test drive everything on it.


50 posted on 09/21/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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