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Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Enviros
Business Insider ^ | 5JUL2014 | Hunter Walker

Posted on 07/06/2014 2:08:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars.

"Coal Rollers" are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate's Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, "rolling coal" has begun to take on a political dimension with pickup drivers increasingly viewing their smokestacks as a form of protest against environmentalists and Obama administration emissions regulations.

Last month, Vocativ noted many coal rollers focus their fumes on "nature nuffies," or people who drive hybrids, and "rice burners," or Japanese-made cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: coal; msnbcconservatives; obama; roller; smoke
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Full title is:

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Environmentalists


2 posted on 07/06/2014 2:08:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I only wish I could have Mooch and Barry’s faces the target of the smoke! Cough cough!


3 posted on 07/06/2014 2:09:44 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Isn’t black smoke from a diesel merely a byproduct of steppin on the go pedal?


4 posted on 07/06/2014 2:11:54 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Viennacon

Just burn an old tire on Earth Day...it’s easier.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 2:12:22 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: paintriot

To the point of making a car disappear in the smoke? Nope!


6 posted on 07/06/2014 2:12:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is pretty hard to believe. Sounds like the stuff of urban legend. Would somebody REALLY spend the money to do this?


7 posted on 07/06/2014 2:13:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: paintriot

See the videos at the linky.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 2:13:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d rather have an after burner for tailgate huggers.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 2:13:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; moder_ator

This Thread Topic outlived its usefulness yesterday. Dupe...


10 posted on 07/06/2014 2:14:15 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

HuffPo has a story on it.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/06/rolling-coal-photos-video_n_5561477.html


11 posted on 07/06/2014 2:14:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Never seen it before. Oh well.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 2:14:18 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

13 posted on 07/06/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL


14 posted on 07/06/2014 2:14:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: hal ogen

That’s what they do in south africa. Different purpose but still smokey. May trade the Hemi in for a coal fired motorized truck. Of course I’ll have to hire a stoker. ;>}


15 posted on 07/06/2014 2:16:58 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Conservatives? The ones around here doing that are white trash that just want to be as obnoxious as the ghetto boom-boom car drivers. If you asked them if they were protesting anything they wouldn’t know what you were talking about.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"Sounds like the stuff of urban legend."

Negative.

You can purchase fuel management software that will make a diesel pickup blow black smoke in quantities that would make a steam engine blush.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

17 posted on 07/06/2014 2:20:25 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: rktman

“Of course I’ll have to hire a stoker.”

Naw! Just marry one! “Stoke that coal, and make me a sammich!”


18 posted on 07/06/2014 2:22:18 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Krankor
"Release the caustic vapors!"


19 posted on 07/06/2014 2:24:22 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The writer really does not know what he is talking bout. He talks about cars spew black smoke. Then he talks about modified truck with chimneys?


20 posted on 07/06/2014 2:25:07 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdDxjge5hmY
21 posted on 07/06/2014 2:28:46 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Any truck or vehicle that purposely does this is making themselves a target for severe retaliation. A lot of people (Prius owners included) don’t need much of a reason to develop a hot case of Road Rage.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 2:30:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Douchebag with a diesel truck” and “conservative” are not the same thing.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: CrazyIvan
Conservatives? The ones around here doing that are white trash that just want to be as obnoxious as the ghetto boom-boom car drivers. If you asked them if they were protesting anything they wouldn’t know what you were talking about.

Why are annoying kids called "conservatives" when they make their cars smoke, but not when they put oversize chrome wheels on their cars?


24 posted on 07/06/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: lee martell

“A lot of people (Prius owners included) don’t need much of a reason to develop a hot case of Road Rage.”

Against armed conservatives?


25 posted on 07/06/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Textide

LOL!


26 posted on 07/06/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Textide

(Truck intentionally “coal rolling” a bunch of bikers going up a hill...) What an a-hole!


27 posted on 07/06/2014 2:45:13 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Guy gets yelled at by a fat Prius lady for having a diesel truck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBV486ignTk


28 posted on 07/06/2014 2:47:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why do I suspect that two guys in Podunk did this, and the writer decided to call it a “movement” by “conservatives”?

For example, well over half the states require emissions testing, so this would be effectively outlawed. And even in the non testing states, if a police officer sees your vehicle belching smoke, he will likely pull you over for safety reasons.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 2:50:05 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Maybe I missed something in the linked article, but I didn’t see anyone “admit” to being a conservative. Just because they don’t like obammy or environmentalists? That does not a conservative make.


30 posted on 07/06/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lee martell

There’s nothing (conservatively) wrong with driving a Prius. I don’t have one, but they’re actually pretty cool technology-wise. Conservatives were actually some of the first conservationists, i.e. conserving and providing for reasonable use of our natural assets.

That said, I’d have a hard time convicting any Prius owner who was coal rolled, suffered a bout of road rage, and took it out on an instigator’s truck.


31 posted on 07/06/2014 2:51:50 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My motorhome puts out some smoke, but only because it’s 41 years old. One day a guy parked next to me in a parking lot and turned up his stereo. So I started my engine. He moved.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 2:52:09 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Keep it off when the cops are around and when the vehicle is tested.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 2:52:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: jeffc

Didn’t you know that everyone who drives a big diesel is a conservative these days?


34 posted on 07/06/2014 2:53:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: CrazyIvan

Didn’t realize white trash could afford 50k for a diesel pickup to start out with, prior to any mods.
Geez in my younger days it was see how loud you could get your 440 six pack. 3 inch straight pipe connected to a set of Hooker Headers was a start.


35 posted on 07/06/2014 2:53:53 PM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: Sooth2222

You should laugh at those idiots who use the oversize chrome wheels/low profile tires. I know someone who did that, and he has to carry an air pump with the car wherever it goes. There’s so little rubber on those extremely low profile tires, they won’t seal well to the rims, the side wall gets tore up easily, they cost a fortune, and it feels like you’re riding with solid metal wheels (which you almost are).

None of this has to do with coal rolling of course...8)


36 posted on 07/06/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Initially I chuckled at this video then I thought about it for a minute.

The dickhead in the truck is coaling people simply because they're bicycling?

I bicycle. I bicycle ALOT and not because I'm some "greenie" or am looking to save the planet by not driving. No, I bicycle for my HEALTH. I do it to lose weight. I'm also a Conservative. A Conservative who drives a gas guzzling SUV that gets a whopping 14 mpg.

The guy in this video is nothing more than some ignorant dickhead who thinks he's making a point? Right, and what point would that be --- that he's nothing more than an ignorant redneck dickhead? Ah, that must be it.

Carry on!

37 posted on 07/06/2014 2:57:26 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: Jack Hydrazine

The only thing spewing black smoke screens is Obama.


38 posted on 07/06/2014 2:58:04 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Uh, she ain’t buyin’. LOL!


39 posted on 07/06/2014 2:59:11 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: cork

Oh I forgot emission testing. Tell me how many stickers you want and give me an hour. Payment in advance required


40 posted on 07/06/2014 3:00:34 PM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Typical emissions testing has looked for catalytic converter bypasses for years. By bypassing it, your mileage goes up considerable, at least in older cars. Computer controlled cars likely adjust for it.

Even if you created such a bypass for a diesel, you would likely get so much waste carbon in your exhaust that your particulate readings would still be high 20 miles later.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: CrazyIvan
Conservatives? The ones around here doing that are white trash that just want to be as obnoxious as the ghetto boom-boom car drivers.

Around here they usually have the stars and bars flying from a pole mounted in the bed--between the coal pipes.

42 posted on 07/06/2014 3:27:53 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We have enough jacks here in Houston that spew crap out their tailpipes to put them to shame.


43 posted on 07/06/2014 3:38:19 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What a bunch of male bovine manure... liberals are easy to annoy...


44 posted on 07/06/2014 3:42:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Being a penny-pincher, all I see is unburned carbon pouring out the stack. When I was in the coal burning business, we went to incredible lengths to make sure there was the absolute amount of unburned carbon in the fly ash. That’s the engineer in me.


45 posted on 07/06/2014 3:46:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
we went to incredible lengths to make sure there was the absolute amount of unburned carbon in the fly ash.

Which ends up going into the ground.

We are a carbon-based life form, dependent on the soil for our very existence. That includes lots of carbon.

A little more never hurts.

46 posted on 07/06/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: BobL

If I made my chainsaw do that would it count?


47 posted on 07/06/2014 3:57:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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48 posted on 07/06/2014 3:58:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"This is pretty hard to believe. Sounds like the stuff of urban legend. Would somebody REALLY spend the money to do this?"

Think hot rods modified with tanks and plumbing to "shoot flames" out of the exhaust. Very popular with some of the "second childhood" set. I stopped by my local post office, and two guys (old farts about my age) had the hood up on a Chevelle 427 (obviously lovingly restored) with the mod.

49 posted on 07/06/2014 3:59:22 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If it’s two-cycle, it’s probably doing that already...and it’s probably two-cycle.


50 posted on 07/06/2014 4:02:16 PM PDT by BobL
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