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Gore-mobile recalled as a fire hazard
Daily Mail (Charleston, WV) ^ | January 1, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 01/01/2012 8:24:32 AM PST by opentalk

Crony capitalism not only is a pain in the national wallet, but products from crony capitalists pose a physical danger. Fisker Automotive —fronted by Democratic eco-millionaire Al Gore —received a half-billion federal “loan” 2 years ago to make luxury electric cars.

Not only was this a sweetheart from the Obama administration, but the deal financed the manufacture of unsafe electric lemons.

From the New York Times:

Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Prices on the 2012 model start at $103,000, including the destination charge..

..So for $529 million, taxpayers received less than 50 automobiles sold (apparently) to people who can afford the $89,000 sticker price. The New York Times report failed to mention Al Gore’s connection to this dubious enterprise

...Add the Chevy Volt —another fire hazard when charging —and you have a nice pipeline from the Treasury to the wallets of the FOO (Friends Of Obama).

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.dailymail.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: algore; doe; obamacorruption; taxdollars

1 posted on 01/01/2012 8:24:34 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

what’s the brand/name of this vehicle?


2 posted on 01/01/2012 8:27:02 AM PST by brivette
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To: brivette
IMO, It has the perfect name.... Karma. kar·ma   karma pronunciation [kahr-muh] noun 1. Hinduism, Buddhism. action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation: in Hinduism one of the means of reaching Brahman. Compare bhakti (def. 1), jnana. 2. Theosophy. the cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation. 3. fate; destiny. Synonyms: predestination, predetermination, lot, kismet. 4. the good or bad emanations felt to be generated by someone or something: Lets get out of here. This place has bad karma.
3 posted on 01/01/2012 8:31:51 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: brivette

Fisker Karma

Although with the smiley-faced front end, it looks like an oversized Mazda to me...


4 posted on 01/01/2012 8:32:00 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: brivette
what’s the brand/name of this vehicle?

The Fisker Automotive Karma.

5 posted on 01/01/2012 8:32:13 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: opentalk

6 posted on 01/01/2012 8:33:43 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: opentalk

$529 million for 50 cars? I believe that’s about $10 million each. Weren’t the Volts costing something like $250,000 each? Man. Don’t let the government into the confection business. They’ll be making penny candy at $47,000 a piece.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 8:42:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: brivette

Fiskers just like the scissors and gardening tools.


8 posted on 01/01/2012 8:45:08 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: opentalk

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it..”
—Al Gore, Vice President


9 posted on 01/01/2012 8:51:01 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: opentalk

Can you say “sucker”? as in how Congress was possibly “scammed”? Even more to the point...what percentage of 1/2 billion dollars needed to return to which congresscritters “campaign funds” to get the 1/2 billion out of the US Treasury to Fisker?

kinda like this one...?

http://www.teslamotors.com/about/press/releases/tesla-gets-loan-approval-us-department-energy

these are basically cons...with an elaborate, “feel good” hook on them...


10 posted on 01/01/2012 8:55:33 AM PST by mo
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To: joe fonebone

Ping, I can picture my kids making a snowman like this when they were little....GG


11 posted on 01/01/2012 8:58:05 AM PST by goat granny
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“Fiskers just like the scissors and gardening tools.”

Unfortunately the Finnish scissors mfr. is spelled Fiskars.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 8:58:51 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: goat granny

There was a fraternity in my hometown who would make anatomically correct, very well endowed snow men and snow women.

Wasn’t very well received on Sunday morning after a fresh snow by the church goers.


13 posted on 01/01/2012 9:03:08 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

My kids made a snow toilet in the middle of our lawn...I was so proud. No snowmen for them....LOL


14 posted on 01/01/2012 9:22:46 AM PST by goat granny
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To: vette6387

Never mind. All eurotrash looks alike.


15 posted on 01/01/2012 9:34:47 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: opentalk

I went to their site this morning after reading online about their fire hazard problem. The car is actually pretty hot looking and could I afford one I’d probably have one in the driveway. BUT, I laughed when I spec’d the car with my colors and options. Wood trim from salvaged burnt trees from California wildfires or salvaged wood used for trim from the bottom of Lake Michigan. All sustainability, you understand. These folks are from the same stripe as the Gullible’s Travelers. What a crock of horsechit.

50 miles on a charge; 250 miles on a BMW produced back-up engine. Will the environmentally concerned buyers care to know that some of their recharging electrons were produced by nukes or a coal-fired plant? Naw, it’s all about the appearance of being PC for their lib neighbors and friends.

Too bad it’s a sweet looking ride.


16 posted on 01/01/2012 11:40:37 AM PST by CARTOUCHE
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To: vette6387

No! No! Even the Democrats can’t be this stupid! What we need are Cheap, dependable, Small, electric cars that can do 55 MPH and go at least 40 miles on a charge—AND NOT BURST INTO FLAMES! They need to be built in America by Americans and they should look cool! These cheap electrics don’t need to talk to us, park themselves or show us where to go—a Radio is all they need. They should have a decent American Name—No high end Teslas- but economical urban cars—they could even look like a 50s Retro like an old Metropolitan. That’s what we need.


17 posted on 01/01/2012 11:42:14 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: CARTOUCHE

The Karma looks like a $130k Maserati. Also like a $200k Aston-Martin.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 11:54:47 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Yes indeed. Whomever designed the car is very talented in that regard. However, the marketing team has to be pure California public education inspired. Thank God I received my California education prior to the illiberal teaching of the early 70’s and 80s.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 12:50:17 PM PST by CARTOUCHE (Mayan Angelou's calendar. The end is near in 2012. So is she.)
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To: opentalk

I have a great marketing idea for Fiskar or for the Volt. Buy an EV, get fire insurance for free.


20 posted on 01/01/2012 3:49:30 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: opentalk
Crony capitalism not only is a pain in the national wallet, but products from crony capitalists pose a physical danger.

The company is getting tax payer money. It's not capitalism; it's socialism

They should have called the car "The Phoenix."

21 posted on 01/01/2012 5:57:44 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: mo
Can you say “sucker”? as in how Congress was possibly “scammed”?

You are much more charitable than I. My belief is the bastards weren't scammed; they're in on it.

22 posted on 01/01/2012 5:59:44 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
What we need are Cheap, dependable, Small, electric cars that can do 55 MPH and go at least 40 miles on a charge—AND NOT BURST INTO FLAMES!

Screw that. I'll keep my Diesel 1-ton. It's an older model that doesn't require a pig urine derivative in the exhaust system as an antipollutant.

23 posted on 01/01/2012 6:02:01 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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