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Old November 6th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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It's crap like this annoys me. She grabs some crap from the Sierra Club and spews it as truth for people gobble up and not question.

I mean c'mon, like a Model T is a likely comparison to today. I hope that people can see through this, but I doubt it.

If nothing has been done, then let's take a Model T and any modern SUV and line them up head to head and crash them head on to one another at 35 mph and see who walks away. Of course, she has to drive the Model T. No helmets either. Let the safety devices do their job.

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November 6, 2007
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As she unveiled her energy plan Monday, Sen. Hillary Clinton said that engines have changed little since Henry Ford invented the Model T, adding "in fact, that Model T got better gas mileage than your typical SUV does today."

Clinton's line can be traced to a 2003 Sierra Club advertising campaign that said the Model T could go 25 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Federal statistics show the average 2007 sport-utility gets 18 m.p.g. in real-world driving. According to Ford Motor Co. and Model T clubs, typical Tin Lizzies averaged 15 m.p.g.

Those Model T cars weighed about 1,200 pounds, lacked any safety devices and hit a top speed of 45 miles per hour. A modern SUV tips the scales at 4,200 pounds, hits a top speed of 140 m.p.h. and usually can tow a few thousand pounds.

When adjusted for weight using federal formulas, the average SUV of 2007 is more than 4.5 times as efficient at burning fuel than Henry Ford's original -- a fact that's unlikely to be an applause line anywhere outside Detroit.
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I read that too! All I could do is laugh at the woman
If for some reason she gets elected, this is the crazy crap we will have to deal with.
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Actually, I had a brilliant idea, since politicians still do the same crap they did when the 1st Congress was assembled, how about we drop their pay to that level?

Actually, they do less. This is a well oiled machine after 200 years, we just need to keep it from crashing.
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