Skip to comments.DC Residents, Aren't You Glad You Don't Have Electric Cars?
Posted on 07/02/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
RUSH: If you're in the DC area, are you happy you don't have an electric car? Yeah, with the power outages, are you happy you don't have an electric car? Because two million, five million, three schmillion, whatever. Aren't you glad you don't have an electric car? By the way, how are those windmills working out for you? How are the windmills and solar panels working out? Are they running your air-conditioning for you? As you sit there and sweat away, how are things doing in the nation's capital? All those windmills are really working out, huh? Solar panels, yeah, man, that's the future. There you are, sitting there, sweating, stinking like a stuck pig for three days, and it's gonna be this way for another week. It's a good thing you don't have an electric car or you couldn't get around, you couldn't escape. Isn't it amazing.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm not kidding. DC area power outages after the storm could last for days. I wonder how many people have solar panels on their homes and are wondering why isn't their air-conditioning working. Well, seriously. And, of course, global warming is back. Forget the fact that it hadn't been hot like this in ten years. Global warming is back.
RUSH: How many windmills would have been destroyed by that land hurricane? I'm just sitting here wondering. How many windmills would still be standing if they were there in that land hurricane? It was 90-mile-an-hour winds that came along there. It didn't faze Tiger Woods, though. Tiger wins at Congressional in the heat and the humidity.
at the risk of sounding like Pat Robertson off his meds....I think the Almighty is trying to send a message to Beltway residents...
One of the more interesting things that happened Friday night was when about a dozen port-a-potties got picked up by the storm and were strewn across Independence Avenue in downtown DC. Kind of symbolic if you ask me...
Not to rain on Limbaugh’s parade, but when storms took down the electricity for most of East Texas in 1996 or 1997, I had to cancel an appointment I had in Lufkin (which had electricity) because none of the gas stations in the little town I lived in had electricity so the pumps didn’t work.
Easy enough to run a generator to run gas pumps. I suppose you could charge an electric car the same way but how long does a generator have to run to charge and electric car?
“none of the gas stations in the little town I lived in had electricity so the pumps didnt work.”
In rural Kenya the electric gas pumps also have a socket to insert a pump handle for use during the periods when the power is “out”.
Just the thought of using a fossil fuel (mythological) to power an electric car is falls into one of two categories for the electric car owners: Ewww that is like eating a still- beating heart, or.. yeah, I do it when no one is looking in a town far away.
It would be a petty inefficient use of a gallon of gas to charge an electric ca with a generator.
That same generator and gallon of gas can pump gas into dozens of cars if its powering a gas pump.
I feel really sorry for these people and I would rather have a power outage like this in Winter then Summer
Pat Robertson did say
“We have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, “Why does this happen?” It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us. Once that protection is gone, we are vulnerable because we are a free society.”
I feel sorry for the older ones, many of whom have no one to help them, and for the little ones, who must rely on their parents.
Go to Pass Christian, Mississippi, which had a 20-30 wall of water during the hurricane there. There was nothing left. Beautiful old homes where generations of the same family had lived and had accumulated their history and heritage. Nothing left but a slab. Talk to the people in Galveston who lived in tents for months after Ike hit and took their homes, their possessions and their boat which they used to fish so they could support their family. There was nothing left. Talk to the people in Joplin and parts of Alabama who survived the tornadoes that totally destroyed much of their area. All that was left was rubble.
So the people on the east coast don’t have A/C or their internet and some trees down. In the overall scheme of things they are merely inconvenienced and uncomfortable for a few days - they didn’t lose everything they had.
Surprise, surprise..., however brief the interruption in the gasoline supply was.
Yep. You can however keep a few 5 gallon fuel storage containers. That is good prepper practice. Using the additive called Sta-Bil will allow you to store gasoline for 1 to 2 years. Used 2 year old gas in my car with no problem.
Maryland "Freak State" PING!
This is good.