Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Obama Car

Now Obama’s decided to ban cars outright. Not in so many words, perhaps – but the end result of his just-announced “proposal” that new cars be required by law to average 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025 will be pretty much exactly that. Not one car sold in the United States currently gets 56 MPG…

Good Cars are Bad for Business!

Good cars are killing the car industry. Think about it … After decades of consumer complaints about often-iffy quality control, the car companies (the American companies in particular) performed the equivalent of a parking brake 180. New cars (almost any new car) can be counted on to last longer than most people’s marriages. A 150,000…

Where it all Began…

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It’s not hard to pinpoint the exact moments when the Constitution was explicitly disavowed by the robed shysters charged (by themselves) with “interpreting” it. Once such moment was 21 years ago, in 1991, when the robed shysters of the Supreme Court “interpreted” the plain meaning of the Fourth Amendment to mean its opposite. This was…

The Old Kaw

Back in 1976 if you wanted to go fast, you had three choices: Buy a car made before 1976 (long before 1976), buy an exotic car (if you could afford it) . . . or buy a Kawasaki Kz900, aka The King. Nothing on two wheels was quicker – few on four were faster. We…

To cheap out – or not cheap out?

People are understandably edgy about the Obama Recovery – not – and trying to avoid as many unnecessary expenses as they can. When it comes to your vehicle, there are some things you can cheap out on to save a few bucks – and some other things you shouldn’t neglect, even if it costs you…

RIP, Tesla: You Deserved to Die

Chalk this up to Lesson Not Learned. The Tesla electric sports car is dead – a victim of its own defective economics. This was not unpredictable. The company created an electric version of the gas powered Lotus sports car – and tried to sell it for twice the price of the gas powered version. Just…

Skip These … If You Want to Save Gas

Getting a car to burn less fuel is actually pretty simple. It boils down to – make it do less work. Here are five ways to do do that – no hybrid technology required: * Skip the all-wheel-drive – AWD may be the most oversold feature for the average motorist since 4WD. Certainly, AWD can…

Goodbye, Number Five

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Next time you get pulled over by a cop – or stopped for absolutely no specific reason at one of those random “sobriety checkpoint” – you might want to remember the following laugh line: It’s called the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights, which reads, in part, that “No person… shall be compelled in…