Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Proof Armageddon is right around the corner...

This is a legit story, which is even worse...

'Baywatch' actress arrested in protest over electric cars
Associated PressMar. 15, 2005 07:15 AM

BURBANK, Calif. - A "Baywatch" actress and another woman were arrested in Burbank during a protest to save about 70 GM electric cars from destruction.Alexandra Paul played Lieutenant Stephanie Holden on the TV series. She and a fellow electric car enthusiast were arrested Monday for blocking the path of trucks hauling the EV-1 electric cars to a recycling plant in Mesa.They were among dozens of protesters holding an around-the-clock vigil outside a General Motors center, where the last EV-1s have been stored. The vigil began Feb. 16th when the company took back all of the one thousand battery-powered cars it had leased and sent them to the plant.GM said there wasn't a big enough market to support the EV-1, and refused to resell the car because it has many unique parts that are no longer available.Paul described it "the cleanest car in the world." She said she used the EV-1 as her only car until GM declined to renew her lease in 2001.

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Consider this... They could've held a vigil/protest for the war in iraq... child labor... missing children... HIV... death row inmates... save the animals/trees...

but nope.

They held a vigil/protest to save... Cars. Cars. Cars. Lemme say that again:

THEY HELD A VIGIL TO A SAVE A CAR!!!!! AND IT MADE THE NEWS!!!!

We're doomed. Just pack your bags, folks because we're taking a trip. the show's officially winding down. we've lost our minds and souls.

4 Comments:

At 2:16 PM, Blogger DocRichard said...

Well, yes, I see your point in a way, but at least it was clean cars; that was the point. Technically, your point comes under "Never mind the dog poop, what about the litter" , number 3 in 7 reasons for committees to do nothing.
http://greenerblog.blogspot.com/2005_01_30_greenerblog_archive.html

I just thought you might like to know that.

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Hajpaj said...

believe me, i'm all in favor of cleaner fuel and healthy environments, i just don't think this is the way to get it.

let's try buying the cars and recycling first. then when the companies jerk us by giving us less choices, let's raise cain...

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger PuzzledPatriot said...

Isn't that exactly what they were doing? Raising Cain when the companies jerked them around by giving them fewer choices?

I don't have data on whether they actually bought the cars themselves or not, but still...

 
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