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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Vandals" Wreck Hummer "For The Environ"

A man who lives in a Hybrid-driving "progressive" neighborhood in Washington, D.C. bought a new Hummer and parked it in his driveway, as it was too large to fit in his garage. He knew that his neighbors would disapprove, but hey; Hummers (the SUV, perverts) are cool. Little did he know what would happen next: Windows smashed, tires slashed, body beaten and a scratched note from the local progressives:

"For the Environ"
WASHINGTON - When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer, he knew his environmentally friendly neighbors disapproved. But he didn't expect what happened next. The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men smashed the windows, slashed the tires and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON."

"The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock."

Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen anything so severe, or with such a clear political message, in recent years.

"This seems to be an isolated event,"

Undoubtedly the work of teenagers, I would agree. But I wonder, where did they learn to hate like this? That was rhetorical, I don't wonder, I think we all know. These were the same sort of impressionable young people that become Allah's martyrs or goose-stepping thugs beating homosexuals and Jews; the only difference was the message. These kids were influenced by some Eco-nuts on the extreme left, likely their parents considering the neighborhood, and so they acted out their programed hate on an obvious target, no different than a Jew walking down the street in Ramallah. I wonder if the kids considered how much more this vehicles carbon-footprint would be increased due to the $15,000 in repairs, the extra electricity people like me are using to write about this, or the dozens of hours the police will spend investigating?

The neighbors don't mind a bit, in fact there seems to be thinly veiled glee:
Now, as Groves contemplates what to do with the remains of his $38,000 Hummer, he has had to deal with a number of people who have driven by the crime scene and glared at him in smug satisfaction.

"I'd say one in five people who come by have that 'you-got-what-you-deserve' look," said his friend Andy Sexton.

Neighbor Lucille Liem, who owns a Prius hybrid, said that a common sentiment in the neighborhood is that large vehicles such as the Hummer are impractical and a strain on the Earth.

"The neighborhood in general is very concerned with the environment," said Liem, whose Prius gets about 48 miles a gallon compared with the Hummer's 14 miles a gallon. "It's more liberal leaning[no shit-ed]. It's ridiculous to be driving a Hummer."

Liem quickly added that she does not condone violence.

This whole thing is like the South Park episode "Smug Alert!" come to life.

Just for fun, here are some SUV's that get less MGP than a Hummer S3 4WD (City):

Porche Cayenne Turbo
Cadillac Escalade 2WD
Landrover Range Rover Sport
Infinity QX56 2WD
Nissan Armada
Landrover Range Rover
Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
Ford Expedition 2WD
Lincoln Navigator 2WD
GMC Yukon Denali
Audi Q7
Volkswagen Touareg (HAHAHAHA)
Chevy Avalanche
Chevy Suburban
Chevy Trailblazer
Saab 9-7x AWD
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD
Mercedes Benz ML63

Pickup Trucks:

Ford Explorer Sport trac 2 and 4 WD
Chevy Silvarado C15 2wd
Dodge Ram 1500 2WD
GMC Sierra C15 2WD
Nissan Titan 2 and 4 WD

Source: www.fueleconomy.gov



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