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Bloviating Zeppelin: Government Control, You Ask?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Government Control, You Ask?

1. Controlling The Color of the Car You Buy:

California wants to eliminate the color black from vehicles, thinking it's too expensive and draining on the environment to cool them:

In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black.

What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings – especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours.

Bill Dupray then asks the next logical series of questions:

So what about a red Corvette? Too dark? How about burgundy, or are we stuck with pink? And what about visitors to California? Will Grandpa have to pay a sin tax on his navy blue Cadillac when he visits from Nevada? With all of California's existing restrictive fuel economy standards on large cars, and now color restrictions on the cars you can buy, it seems that in California you can buy any car you want, as long as it is one of these.

2. The UN Wants To Run The World; AND The United States:

A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body.

And then read this paragraph:

In an influential but highly controversial paper called "Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change," British economist Nicholas Lord Stern, formerly a high British Treasury official, has declared that industrial economies would need to cut their per capita carbon dioxide emissions by "at least 80% by 2050," while the biggest economies, like the U.S.'s, would have to make cuts of 90 percent.

Stern also calls for "immediate and binding" reduction targets for developed nations of 20 percent to 40 percent by 2020.

To meet Stern's 2050 goals, he says, among other things, "most of the world's electricity production will need to have been decarbonized."

Had enough yet? Time to read 1984 or watch THX1138? Just you wait; it's only to become more onerous and each day passes.

Each day, I tell you, brings a greater and greater press from governments on all sides to control every little aspect of your lives.

And I'm telling you, the government, our government, had best not press too hard. Americans are amazingly resilient and amazingly tolerant.

But only to a point.



Anonymous WMD_Maker said...

Isnt trying to eliminate BLACK cars racist?

Fri Mar 27, 04:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Carlisleboy said...

I am SERIOUSLY Consideing joining the Alaska Independence Party so that Alaska can can take the noose and anchor off our neck for when the idiots in Washington sink the USA!!
Scum, they are all scum just trying to take the word back to the age of Feudalism!!

Fri Mar 27, 04:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greywolfe said...

BZ, what point is it that you think Americans will twist off? Personally, I think America has watered itself down to the point where the spirit of our forefathers has been all but erased from our collective psyche.

And if they do twist off, what incarnation will it take? Marches on Washington? Armed rebellion? Assassination? What do you think it would take to stop our officials?

Fri Mar 27, 05:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ~Leslie said...

Read "The Forgotten Man" too. You will learn so much more than you ever did in school.

Fri Mar 27, 05:50:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

Well Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next thing you know, I'll have to get rid of the maid, being Black and all.

Fri Mar 27, 07:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Ranando might have a point there.

Do dark-skinned people drain the environment by dint of their color?

Sat Mar 28, 04:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Addendum: Black leather interiors will have to go, too, I suppose.

Sat Mar 28, 04:38:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Dammit, WMD, good point!!

CB: question for you: did you EVER believe you'd be thinking this way? Aren't you kinda like me, with a VERY liberal background?

Greywolfe: wish I knew, I'd be buying more 9mm. And the form? I really don't see armed insurrection until and unless the government becomes truly face-to-face; that is, agents of the government actually begin to knock on doors and demand to see ____ or _____ or do you have ______ or where is the paperwork for you _____.

The government goes THERE, I'd say it's gloves OFF time.

Leslie: "The Forgotten Man." I am ashamed to say I am not familiar with it. Fiction? Non-fiction? Who is the author?

Ranando: SEE???? Fornicalia's UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES! :^)

AOW: I would assume, either black leather or black cloth interiors also.

BUT WAIT: that means the cars of politicians and celebs in Fornicalia CAN'T be black any more; perhaps a nice pastel pink?


Sat Mar 28, 07:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger ~Leslie said...

"The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression" by Amity Shlaes

Non-fiction. An accurate history. wait a minute: Of course the celebs and politicians will be excempt from the law...they are entitled to do what they want, when they want, how they want. Since the celebs campaign and financially support the politicians and the politicians NEVER practice what they preach to us minnions.

Nice post by the way. Well presented!

Sat Mar 28, 08:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

My tolerance has already run out, BZ, and I don't even live in California! I heard the other day that they are going to try to control what we grow in our own gardens!

Sat Mar 28, 11:09:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ron Russell said...

It use to be and still is that we lose most of our freedoms in the name of public safety. Now that trend has shifted radically to enviromental safety--look for many, many more rules and restrictions on individual rights in the very near future in the name of "Enviromental Safety". Black cars will just be the tip of the iceberg (sorry, I forgot they are gone).

Added you to my blog roll at Penny Patch and my new site at ""

Sat Mar 28, 12:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Don't worry, their army will come to get you...

Sat Mar 28, 12:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

This is getting scary. What's next? My question is what about police cruisers that are black and white? Do they get a pass or do you change the color to, oh I don't know, pink or more importantly green?

California is a symbol of the coming government. That's scary.

Sat Mar 28, 07:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

What would they do to Henry Ford, who, in the beginning, would only make black cars?

I wasn't fond of the U.N. when it was established. Less so now. It is beginning to be less of a hindrance and more of a threat to the world. I don't think they will really be happy until the whole world is economically like Zimbabwe, and religious like Iran.

Sat Mar 28, 08:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LOT: why didn't I think of that?? OUR cop cars are black and white! We got tired of everybody's cop cars being white with a teensy strip of color along the side. CHP'd have to change their cars too.


Sat Mar 28, 08:16:00 PM PDT  

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