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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Environmentalists 

"Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars. "Coal Rollers" are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. 

These modifications are not new, but as Slate's Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, "rolling coal" has begun to take on a political dimension with pickup drivers increasingly viewing their smokestacks as a form of protest against environmentalists and Obama administration emissions regulations." 

And these unfortunate people wonder why they're perceived as not too bright?  This "protest" they're engaging in does no harm to President Obama whatsoever nor the environmental "libtards" they love to hate.  

The spiteful spewing of noxious fumes will, in fact, affect their babies, children, the elderly and others who have breathing problems.  That'll show Obama!  

Their way of protesting?   Hurting themselves, while acting like demented fools.

Stupid is as Stupid Does.


Anonymous said...

Nothing surprising here. They've been screwing themselves with their political choices for decades.

FreeThinke said...

Stupid is as Stupid does, indeed. You'll get no argument on that from me.

However, everything depends on what your definition of "stupid" happens to be.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Here's the definition of "stupid," directly from the dictionary, and it fits this spiteful phenomenon precisely:

lacking intelligence or common sense.

People who ride around with their trucks belching noxious fumes in the air for their families and neighbors to breath in and who those actions hurt environmentalists who live in states that respect laws that protect and promote clean-air policies are, by anyone's definition, STUPID.

Yes, Anon @9:09, these folks apparently are not self-aware enough to understand their silly protests hurt themselves, their families, and their neighbors.

Shaw Kenawe said...

should read "...and who THINK those actions hurt environmentalists..."

Jerry Critter said...

It is kind of like shooting yourself in the head to protest gun regulations. Hey, maybe that will be next.

Shaw Kenawe said...

okjimm, I guess they've never heard the saying "Cutting off one's nose to spite one's face." Because that's exactly what they're doing.

okjimm said...

black hot air????? sounds like same old stuff. When in doubt, say or do something stupid.

what is really stupid....running a 'coal burner' can't be cheap. Fuel prices are up....'let me protest by wasting money'


KanaW said...

I grew up with asthma, and one thing that would kick off an attack faster than anything else was always diesel smoke.

Thanks to those jerks, the person they may be sending to the hospital isn't the person in the Prius they're targeting, but the kid in the car next to them.

Stupid, uncaring, (insert your pejorative of choice here).

Rational Nation USA said...

There's stupid and then there's insanely stupid.

Shaw Kenawe said...

KanaW, think of all the asthmatic kids they're affecting with their stupidity.

RN, it ODS on stupid steriods.

Anonymous said...

Cutting of their noses to spite their faces. How stupid can you get.

Dave Miller said...

They should thank Obama for a health care plan to treat their coming diseases...

Cladira Dreckne said...

These are the people who embarrass our country, not President Obama and his wife.

Duckys here said...

This is what we miss in New England.

Can't say I've run into this.

Progs Rule! said...

Nobody said rednecks were smart! Here is a YouTube video to this story!

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Domestic terrorists, that's what they are.

Lemon Cello said...

Spiteful morons.

Dervish Sanders said...

Wonkette describes it as "assholery as political statement". Apparently it costs anywhere from $500 to $5k to have a vehicle modified in this manner. It's also illegal, however, under an EPA regulation that says nobody can "manufacture, sell, or install a part for a motor vehicle that bypasses, defeats, or renders inoperative any emission control device".

I don't know what the penalty is, as the article I pulled this information from does not say... what about seizing the offending vehicle? Sounds like a good idea to me? Perhaps a hefty ticket first and then forfeiture of the vehicle for a second offense.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Another example of these folks doing things that harm their best interests.