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“Hate Crime” Protection For Heroes?

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Should it be illegal – a crime in and of itself – to dislike cops? The Fraternal Order of Police – the union for cops – thinks it ought to be. It is officially demanding that cops – already a protected (and entitled) class – be further set apart from ordinary folks by passing legislation that…

Lock-Down Nation

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While waiting for a dentist appointment, I was listening to a news report about NewYork City being on “lockdown” because of snow. Only the official vehicles of the anointed were at liberty to be out and about. Ordinary citizens were subject to arrest merely for daring to attempt travel. It reminded me of the old Soviet…

All Over The Road Clover

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But, he’s not “drunk” – so it’s ok! The driver (loosely used) in the video above was almost certainly sober. But his form of impairment (incompetence? senility?) is not socially stigmatized, much less savagely prosecuted. Mind, I am no defender of “drunk” driving. I’m critical of anyone who can’t control their car for any reason.…

Automotive Affirmative Action

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Would you buy a money hog? Arguably, that’s what any hybrid – or electric – car has become given what’s happened to the price of gas. Hybrid and electric cars aren’t selling well all of a sudden. In October of 2014, they were down 30 percent – and that was when unleaded regular was averaging $3…

Roaches Don’t Like The Light

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What possible legitimate objection could any cop have to being video/audio recorded while performing his “duties”?  As the saying goes, if you’ve got nothing to hide… . But of course, there is much to hide – such as the recent choke-holding death of cigarette scofflaw Eric Garner. Take away the inconvenient video and the official story becomes:…

Electric Pegasus

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Pegasus was a horse with wings who was supposed to be able to both run and fly. Of course, he could do neither – because to be a horse means not being able to fly. A horse is too heavy too fly. He’s built for running. Which brings up Tesla… again (god help me). As…

The Veal Pen… aka What Clover Believes

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A reader submitted the following in response to an article I wrote deriding “for profit” law enforcement:  “Clover (for newbies, the term is EPautos.com inside baseball; it refers to a persistent troll who is also an authoritarian control freak … in other words, the the typical American today) could likely come up with the idea that his safety is…

“Good People”

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I’ve mentioned my neighbor, the state cop, before. We know one another; I’ve been over to his house – and he to mine. He has an old bike – and we’ve hung out in our respective garages talking bikes (and cars). He seems to be a nice guy and probably is a nice guy ……