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Lager
06-04-2008, 09:58 AM
It's the typical, shallow hyperbole a rabid lib spouts against something they've illogically made a symbol of. But this little nugget uncovers a quick glimpse of the their envious souls,which drives their socialist tendencies.

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opihimoimoi (1000+ posts) Wed Jun-04-08 07:45 AM
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3. All fuel hogs will be passe soon enough,,,,The STARES should do it...

Now, it doesn't matter if you can easily afford to drive a gas guzzler, even if it's your money and you earned it. The zealots and disciples of DU will point their gnarly fingers and stare at you! Shame, Shame, how can we cope with that? They will probably make a screeching sound like something out of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". What's next? Staring at those who come out of the grocery store with a multitude of bags? A mass "shame in" outside of big houses? Will they stare at me if they found out I keep my thermostat too low in the summer? Next, it will be stopping on the street to stare and condemn guys whose girl friends are prettier than theirs!

The reason this caught my attention is that envy often seems just as large a contributor toward a drift to socialism as a true concern for the welfare of others.

LogansPapa
06-04-2008, 11:00 AM
If you drive a vehicle that gets 4-6 mpg, on the weekends, does that make you the spawn of Satan?

jinxmchue
06-04-2008, 11:29 AM
When I drive my Blazer, the last thing I'm thinking about is what other people are thinking. I most certainly would not notice anyone staring.

BSR
06-04-2008, 11:43 AM
When people stare at me in my car, I like to stare back.. About 20 seconds or so of that and the other person gets uncomfortable and turns away..

Junebug68
06-04-2008, 11:53 AM
I don't give a flying rat's ass what those morons think of my SUV. I worked hard in school, got a great job, and I can afford my SUV. Hell, they make Escapes as hybrids and I still bought a real one. If they start staring at me, I'll be too busy laughing at them to stare back :D

linda22003
06-04-2008, 11:57 AM
I truly don't care what anyone drives. Presumably if someone bought an Escalade or a Hummer, they're not so stupid as to complain about gas prices now.

biccat
06-04-2008, 12:02 PM
I don't care about what people drive, but I just can't understand why you would choose to spend more money than you have to on transportation. I drive a Honda Civic and it does it's job very well - gets me to and from work, and wherever else I need to go.

I would rather spend the extra gas money on something fun. To each his own I suppose.

linda22003
06-04-2008, 12:05 PM
Exactly, Biccat. I'm at the point in life where I could buy any car I want with cash (with the possible exceptions of a Bentley or a Testarossa), and I commute just fine in my nine year old Saturn. I fill it once every two weeks, and it just takes care of itself.

enslaved1
06-04-2008, 01:27 PM
I don't care about what people drive, but I just can't understand why you would choose to spend more money than you have to on transportation. I drive a Honda Civic and it does it's job very well - gets me to and from work, and wherever else I need to go.

I would rather spend the extra gas money on something fun. To each his own I suppose.

You just nailed two of the libs foundational cornerstones. One, everyone should always care what others think of them. Acceptance from others is libs only source of validation in life, as opposed to personal successes, achievements, salvation, ect. Two, the idea that we are entitled to personal feelings and ideas. Directly tied to the first, if everyone thinks and feels exactly the same about everything, then it is much easier to ensure that you will be acceptable to others.

Lager, you nailed another cornerstone. Libs don't want to work for anything, and they don't want anyone to have more than them. Their answer then of course is to take everything away from those who have worked for it, simply because the libs don't have it. Those evil folks who busted their butts in school and afterwards, set and achieved goals, planned and saved, and now aren't reliant on gubment handouts. I'm jealous of them too, but I know my situation is my own darn fault, and don't demand that they be knocked down to my economic level. Personal responsibility is beyond the liberal mindset.

Zafod
06-04-2008, 02:41 PM
It's the typical, shallow hyperbole a rabid lib spouts against something they've illogically made a symbol of. But this little nugget uncovers a quick glimpse of the their envious souls,which drives their socialist tendencies.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3383194



Now, it doesn't matter if you can easily afford to drive a gas guzzler, even if it's your money and you earned it. The zealots and disciples of DU will point their gnarly fingers and stare at you! Shame, Shame, how can we cope with that? They will probably make a screeching sound like something out of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". What's next? Staring at those who come out of the grocery store with a multitude of bags? A mass "shame in" outside of big houses? Will they stare at me if they found out I keep my thermostat too low in the summer? Next, it will be stopping on the street to stare and condemn guys whose girl friends are prettier than theirs!

The reason this caught my attention is that envy often seems just as large a contributor toward a drift to socialism as a true concern for the welfare of others.

Every time I see a "smart car" I point and laugh.

Junebug68
06-04-2008, 03:55 PM
I don't care about what people drive, but I just can't understand why you would choose to spend more money than you have to on transportation. I drive a Honda Civic and it does it's job very well - gets me to and from work, and wherever else I need to go.

I would rather spend the extra gas money on something fun. To each his own I suppose.

It would cost more to sell my car and buy a more gas efficient car than the savings on gas would be. Besides, I own my dream car and I spend a lot of time in it, so I consider it a good use of money.


Zapod: Every time I see a "smart car" I point and laugh.

Bwahaha me too! They're basically a shoebox on wheels. :p

biccat
06-04-2008, 04:39 PM
It would cost more to sell my car and buy a more gas efficient car than the savings on gas would be. Besides, I own my dream car and I spend a lot of time in it, so I consider it a good use of money.
Good point! I always laugh when I hear about people dumping their SUV's to buy a sedan when they will never earn that money back in gas savings.

movie buff
06-04-2008, 04:42 PM
The reason this caught my attention is that envy often seems just as large a contributor toward a drift to socialism as a true concern for the welfare of others.
True. Most ultra- liberals I know are textbook examples of two of the Seven Deadly Sins (And they're two sins which often go hand- in- hand with each other): Envy, and Pride.

LogansPapa
06-04-2008, 05:45 PM
SUVís here in the OC are parked on every corner with ĎFor Saleí signs and car dealers are giving joke sized compensations when people attempt to use them for trade-ins.

Personally, I have an addiction for "hurting the pavement", so I donít care.:cool:

Cold Warrior
06-06-2008, 08:20 AM
The price of oil is a serious matter, as it is having extensive ripple effects throughout the economy, from the cost of transported items, including particularly food, to the basic cost of doing business (travel, etc.). As transport becomes more and more expensive, Sam Walton's business model, i.e. produce things where they can be made cheaply and transport in bulk to the buyers, may be invalidated.

However, it is very, very amusing to watch defenders of the SUV pay through the nose for their gas. I once started a thread asking (seriously) why people bought them as they obviously (to me, at least) cost more to operate, were bulky and harder to handle, and possessed all the style of a pick up truck. Most people answered that they needed them for their family (not commercial) transport. I translated that into needing a place to put the screaming brats as far away as possible, in front of their individual DVDs to keep them pacified.

Most amusing, however, was a recent thread at Clietus' Cesspool, started by one of the very posters who defended the SUV here, bemoaning the high cost of operating the same! :D Life does, indeed, work in mysterious ways.

lacarnut
06-06-2008, 07:25 PM
The price of oil is a serious matter, as it is having extensive ripple effects throughout the economy, from the cost of transported items, including particularly food, to the basic cost of doing business (travel, etc.). As transport becomes more and more expensive, Sam Walton's business model, i.e. produce things where they can be made cheaply and transport in bulk to the buyers, may be invalidated.

However, it is very, very amusing to watch defenders of the SUV pay through the nose for their gas. I once started a thread asking (seriously) why people bought them as they obviously (to me, at least) cost more to operate, were bulky and harder to handle, and possessed all the style of a pick up truck. Most people answered that they needed them for their family (not commercial) transport. I translated that into needing a place to put the screaming brats as far away as possible, in front of their individual DVDs to keep them pacified.

Most amusing, however, was a recent thread at Clietus' Cesspool, started by one of the very posters who defended the SUV here, bemoaning the high cost of operating the same! :D Life does, indeed, work in mysterious ways.

All I can say about your post is this; I was working as an assistant golf pro at the primo country club in Baton Rouge and the golf pro was checking out these expensive shirts and sweaters that the salesman had brought in. The Golf Course Superintendent comes thru the door and after listening to the golf pro tell the salesman what he likes and what he does not like, he blurts out "Charlie you are not buying that for yourself" in which this irishman with a flushed red face whips around and replies "It's my fucking money and I will buy what I want." That was 40 years ago and I still find that very amusing.

Cold Warrior
06-07-2008, 03:48 AM
All I can say about your post is this; I was working as an assistant golf pro at the primo country club in Baton Rouge and the golf pro was checking out these expensive shirts and sweaters that the salesman had brought in. The Golf Course Superintendent comes thru the door and after listening to the golf pro tell the salesman what he likes and what he does not like, he blurts out "Charlie you are not buying that for yourself" in which this irishman with a flushed red face whips around and replies "It's my fucking money and I will buy what I want." That was 40 years ago and I still find that very amusing.

Front porch life parables told by grandpas chawin' tabac are interesting, particularly if they are applicable to the discussion. Unfortunately, yours was not. The point of your little story would seem to be that people can spend their money any way they want. That is something I agree with and did not dispute in my post. In fact, I didn't even dispute the fact that people have the right to complain afterwards about how they have spent their money. I simply pointed out that it's amusing that those SAME people are now whining about the consequences of their decisions. Some of us on this board frequently make this point with regards to the DUmmies, btw (oh! I forgot MrBackoftheBus' Rule: When they do it, they're stupid; when we do it, we're smart).

Your story would have been more to the point if the Superintendent had told red-faced (probably drunken Irish) Charlie that while the shirt was expensive, cleaning the shirt required a special detergent that was expensive and was likely to increase in price. Then, weeks later, Charlie, when he finds himself spending more on cleaning the shirt than the benefits he is deriving from it, comes into the shop to complain that the Superintendent should have warned him about the attendant costs of the shirt.

ppffftttt .................................................. ....................................... ding!

AmPat
06-08-2008, 09:04 AM
I like SUV's. I don't have one now but I like them. If people can afford them I don't see any problem. My friend has one that gets slightly less mileage than my Jeep. He has at least a thousand pounds and two cylinders on me and only slightly less mileage. My Jeep gets about the same mileage as my Mustang. I can't put the whole family in the Miata so mileage is a secondary consideration.