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Neil Young’s Electric Car Breaks Down, Left ‘Helpless’ on California Highway
Free Beacon ^ | 9/10/13

Posted on 09/10/2013 4:53:44 PM PDT by Libloather

Neil Young, a high-profile proponent of cars powered by alternative fuels, was recently stranded on the highway when his own $1 million biomass-powered hybrid car broke down.

**SNIP**

Young was on his way to an environmentalist festival in Canada, according to the Sierra Sun, driving his custom-made hybrid electric 1959 Lincoln Continental.

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He should've taken the train.


1 posted on 09/10/2013 4:53:44 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

heh heh heh


2 posted on 09/10/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

We’ve ALL been there...whether gas, electric, hamsters or biomass.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 4:56:49 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Libloather
A million dollar 1959 Lincoln. I think this is Mother Nature's way of telling Neil Young he has too much money.
4 posted on 09/10/2013 4:57:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather

I don’t really have a problem with this: if someone wants to convert a ‘59 Lincoln to biofuel, God bless ‘em.


5 posted on 09/10/2013 4:57:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Libloather

$1 million????


6 posted on 09/10/2013 4:57:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Libloather

Helpless helpless hell-elpless.


7 posted on 09/10/2013 4:58:01 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Libloather
I guess it will drive him to drinking:Hot Rod Lincoln
8 posted on 09/10/2013 4:59:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: moovova

However, the difference is that with a gas car, a cab ride and $5 will get you on the road again. With an alt-fuel car, not so much.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 4:59:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Libloather

So, let’s see... Near zero tailpipe emissions had he done a (maximum) $12,000 CNG conversion, assuming that everything would have to be custom made to go with the big engine. Or a million dollars for a biomass electric system?

I’d say he had more money than brains, but that’s kinda to be expected when dealing with the globullwarmists. A penny has more brains...


10 posted on 09/10/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Libloather

Long May You Run... ;-)


11 posted on 09/10/2013 5:00:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Libloather

Well I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road / And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me: / (He) said, I’m going down to ...

Have to laugh. Love his music.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 5:00:55 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is really starting to suck.)
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To: Libloather

Guess he was searching for a heart of gold to pull over and help him


13 posted on 09/10/2013 5:01:25 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: hinckley buzzard

“A million dollar 1959 Lincoln. I think this is Mother Nature’s way of telling Neil Young he has too much money.”

Better than blowing it on cocaine. He was a huge pot head. I read his biography and was surprised how often him and his crew were smoking pot


14 posted on 09/10/2013 5:01:45 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Libloather
Didn't he originally find that car? On the beach?


15 posted on 09/10/2013 5:02:19 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: moovova

Yep.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Libloather
Hope Neil Young will remember a 1959 electric Lincoln don't get you around anyhow :)
17 posted on 09/10/2013 5:02:38 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And another yep.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 5:02:59 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Libloather

” A Southern Man don’t need him around anyhow...”


19 posted on 09/10/2013 5:03:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Libloather

Salvation does not come by worship of the earth, via driving an electric car that hypocritically has to be plugged into an outlet to get juice created by nasty coal, hateful nuclear, or dastardly oil...I’m sure there is a way to make a Subaru Outback or a Volvo station wagon make a turbine go around cleanly...well, just thinking...in the meantime, where is Nelson and ahahahaha???


20 posted on 09/10/2013 5:05:38 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: dennisw
He is full of cr@p...so can get one of these as a back up vehicle....


21 posted on 09/10/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: OwenKellogg

“I heard Neil Young sing about her. I heard old Neil put her down. I hope Neil Young will remember, A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow”

I wouldn’t have stopped.

That said. At least he doesn’t drive a Prius


22 posted on 09/10/2013 5:06:52 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Libloather
Neil Young had this happen before;

"Well it was back in Blind River back in 1962..."

When the transmission let go in his 1946 Buick Roadmonster Hearse...

"But we missed that shift, on the long decline.
Long may you run."

That's what that song is all about.

23 posted on 09/10/2013 5:07:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: OrangeHoof

Better to burn out than it is to rust (in this case, looks like he got both).


24 posted on 09/10/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: over3Owithabrain

A man needs a mechanic.


25 posted on 09/10/2013 5:08:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 1rudeboy
I don’t really have a problem with this: if someone wants to convert a ‘59 Lincoln to biofuel, God bless ‘em.

It's all fun and games until they make YOU buy one.

26 posted on 09/10/2013 5:09:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Libloather

Reality can be a bitch sometimes.


27 posted on 09/10/2013 5:09:23 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: The Cajun

Bump!


28 posted on 09/10/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Libloather
biomass-powered hybrid car broke down

He should have eaten more bran for breakfast.

-PJ

29 posted on 09/10/2013 5:10:27 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: tumblindice

Sedan delivery.

but it’s hard to make arrangements with yourself.


30 posted on 09/10/2013 5:10:53 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Libloather

What, no Car-ma jokes yet?


31 posted on 09/10/2013 5:11:20 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Jonty30

yeah but rust never sleéps


32 posted on 09/10/2013 5:12:10 PM PDT by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: Wu

Hey hey my my.

This POS car was to never die

There’s more to the picture

than meets the eye


33 posted on 09/10/2013 5:14:18 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Libloather
Reminds me of "Escape from New York" cars...


34 posted on 09/10/2013 5:15:40 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA Obama ass lickers!)
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To: Libloather

Electric cars would be funnier on the Rockies during winter.


35 posted on 09/10/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Hey hey, my my, Gasoline will never die!

CC

36 posted on 09/10/2013 5:18:14 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Libloather

Good thing there were half a dozen biomass auto service centers in the nearby town. He was back on the road in 2 quick hours after signing autographs and having lunch at the diner.

Oh, wait...


37 posted on 09/10/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Libloather

Think I’ll pack it in and buy a pickup....


38 posted on 09/10/2013 5:20:21 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Even the liberal media can't keep lipstick on this pig.)
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To: 1rudeboy

at least it was HIS OWN money he spent doing it.


39 posted on 09/10/2013 5:21:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather
Aww, cannot help but love him anyway. Thanks for all the truly great music!

too excellent at the time and still awesome.

40 posted on 09/10/2013 5:21:28 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Libloather

i do wonder if you can poop right into it from the driver’s seat.


41 posted on 09/10/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather
I've had no use for Neil Young since I read about him turning his back on his handicapped son. As far as him getting stranded.....good!
42 posted on 09/10/2013 5:22:32 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Libloather

BTW... I was disappointed to see the website was freebeacon.com and not freebacon.com


43 posted on 09/10/2013 5:23:27 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: kingu

he could convert it to run on compressed air like some vehicles do. just lighten it up a bit, since there’s no huge engine in front there’s that gone already.


44 posted on 09/10/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Think I’ll pack it in
and buy a Prius.

Take it down to L.A.
Find a place to call my own
and try to dictate.

Start a brand new wave.

The car I’m thinking of,
she loved me all up
and I’m so down today
She’s so fine, she’s in my mind.
I hear her cough’n.

See the lonely boy,
out on the weekend
Trying to make it gay.
Can’t relate to joy,
she tries to move and
Can’t begin to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyruylD0BWQ


45 posted on 09/10/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: spokeshave

i think that’s sheryl crow’s ride there.


46 posted on 09/10/2013 5:25:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mylife

Never thought I could see that the beach looks 70’s.


47 posted on 09/10/2013 5:25:21 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Libloather

It’s a sound concept. Neil just didn’t spend enough money on it.


48 posted on 09/10/2013 5:25:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

Wish it happened in Alabama.


49 posted on 09/10/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: Libloather

“Some get stoned, some get strange. But sooner or later, it all gets real. Walk on, walk on, walk on, walk on, walk on, walk on.”

This guy said walk, not drive, Neil.


50 posted on 09/10/2013 5:26:57 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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