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(The Hill)   Senator Paul bashes "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" at coal-sponsored rally in Washington, apparently oblivious to the fact that electric cars are the only ones likely to be powered by coal   (thehill.com) divider line 61
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2013-10-30 12:25:10 AM
 
2013-10-30 12:32:41 AM
Shut up, Rand Paul, you cock!
 
2013-10-30 12:49:15 AM

Intrepid00: Nope


Here's a guy who doesn't understand the word "likely"

Also, is it me or does the GOP derp keep getting crazier?
 
2013-10-30 12:51:21 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Intrepid00: Nope

Here's a guy who doesn't understand the word "likely"

Also, is it me or does the GOP derp keep getting crazier?


It's not just you.
 
2013-10-30 03:32:01 AM
Damn Stonecutters.
 
2013-10-30 10:33:16 AM

propasaurus: Damn Stonecutters.


They've been slacking on the Steve Guttenberg front as of late.
 
2013-10-30 10:33:22 AM
Anybody feeling like scouring the net to find out who "Doctor" Paul is plagiarizing now?
 
2013-10-30 10:33:48 AM
Coal companies and coal communities should be screaming for two things that are perceived as primarily "liberal" causes

1) improvements to the national power grid, esp. transporting power long distances and any ability to store or reserve it somehow.
2) electric powered vehicles and/or other forms of transport

They'd be direct beneficiaries of both - since coal is used primarily for electric power generation.

It's possible to be pro-alternatives to oil and also anti-coal power plant emissions control.  They're just too dumb to realize it.
 
2013-10-30 10:33:53 AM
A Randian who has no idea how shiat really works? Nowai!
 
2013-10-30 10:34:21 AM
Damn libruls with yer lectric cars! Why can't you drive around in pickups powered by fermented dinosaur carcasses like the rest of us good honest folk?
 
2013-10-30 10:36:04 AM
Reminds me of Palin drinking a Big Gulp during a speech to get back at Bloomberg. It was very petty.
 
2013-10-30 10:37:02 AM
Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.
 
2013-10-30 10:38:20 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Intrepid00: Nope

Here's a guy who doesn't understand the word "likely"

Also, is it me or does the GOP derp keep getting crazier?


I work for a polling agency that contracts with a lot of far-right clients - Heritage, American Crossroads, etc.

Push polls.

And no, it's definitely not just you.

I hear from a lot of people, all day.

The Republican party is consuming itself. It wasn't three weeks ago, that these same, derpy-ass people we called were all about Cruz, and the shutdown, and farkin' 'no compromise, stick to your guns' all day.

Now, a lot of people are calling Cruz an idiot, and saying we need to compromise.

However, there's still a fairly large chunk of die-hard bunker dwellers, gumming things up. "We can't just lay down, and let Fartbongo have his way."

It's really awesome to watch, to be totally honest. I've been waiting for these guys to turn on each other for a while.
 
2013-10-30 10:40:11 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-30 10:40:48 AM

Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-30 10:41:18 AM
This is the intellectual side of the republican party.
 
2013-10-30 10:42:57 AM

Intrepid00: Nope


Maybe this will help.

37% of electricity in the United States is produced by coal

and/so electric cars are currently the only cars that use energy produced by coal

until I convert mine to Bio-Kingsford. (Yes, I am aware charcoal and coal aren't the same thing.)
 
2013-10-30 10:43:16 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Also, is it me or does the GOP derp keep getting crazier?


I don't know... I would argue it's actually getting considerably less crazy. Think about the 90s where you had nutjobs like Santorum operating almost exclusively on the basis of their own personal delusions. These days, you get a lot less of that from them and a lot more outright shilling like we have here.

They're not really crazy. Just insanely dishonest and greedy. It's like they're shifting from escaped mental patients to Crazy Eddie used car salesmen or something.
 
2013-10-30 10:47:49 AM

Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.


And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?
 
2013-10-30 10:47:59 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Intrepid00: Nope

Here's a guy who doesn't understand the word "likely"

Also, is it me or does the GOP derp keep getting crazier?


And they said it couldn't be done!
 
2013-10-30 10:50:26 AM
Anyone get a link to an actual story, or just a metric shiat-ton of blogs like me?
 
2013-10-30 10:50:55 AM
He should be all for extending the nation's railways so we can get those 19th century coal-fired steam engines on the track.
 
2013-10-30 10:51:30 AM
How's that Big Tent working for you, cons?
 
2013-10-30 10:52:03 AM

Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?


Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).
 
2013-10-30 10:54:21 AM

Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).


The statement "electric cars are the only cars likely to be powered by coal" does not mean "electric cars are likely to be powered by coal".  I think that's the confusion here.
 
2013-10-30 10:54:34 AM
electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.
 
2013-10-30 10:57:36 AM

Lost Thought 00: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

[i.imgur.com image 850x601]


Being an Ohioan, I'm jealous.
 
2013-10-30 11:01:00 AM
I think the real point is that coal is being used less and less for two reasons:

1) Coal plants are becoming more expensive to operate because they are no longer allowed to belch nasty things like murcury and carbon dioxide into the air with impunity like they used to.

2) New discoveries of natural gas sources have made the cost of operating those plants plummet.

So we're just witnessing the death throes of another large industry whose time has passed. It's never pretty.
 
2013-10-30 11:01:31 AM

spcMike: propasaurus: Damn Stonecutters.

They've been slacking on the Steve Guttenberg front as of late.


Oh realy?

I suppose you haven't taken a look at this "Justin Bieber" person. 

Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).


Not to mention that it is much easier to replace a couple of coal or natural gas plants with the green energy du jour than to replace millions of gas powered vehicles.  People seem to very much confuse the storage/delivery method of energy (electricity in this case) with the actual source of that energy.

I drive down the street once a week to fill up my car with gas. Meanwhile I have an energy source that is already wired into my garage, just waiting to be taken advantage of.
 
2013-10-30 11:02:22 AM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


Get back to me when they start talking to empty chairs.
 
2013-10-30 11:02:49 AM

Brick-House: Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


money = speech so that is the case, sorry.
 
2013-10-30 11:02:50 AM
There is no such thing as clean coal.
 
2013-10-30 11:02:58 AM

Tomahawk513: Lost Thought 00: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

[i.imgur.com image 850x601]

Being an Ohioan, I'm jealous.


You should be pissed, since Canada is using Ohio's natural gas.
 
2013-10-30 11:06:47 AM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


Amen! They are very much different from the likes of Ted Nugent, Chuck Norris, Victoria Jackson and Dennis Miller.
 
2013-10-30 11:12:44 AM

Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).


Okay, the joke in the headline keeps going over your head. Non-electric cars are powered by gas or diesel, not from any energy source derived from power plants. The coal-mining sponsors of a rally include "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" among their customers, but not necessarily drivers of gas or diesel cars.
 
2013-10-30 11:13:12 AM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


As opposed to redneck conservatives who think their opinion matters more than anyone else's AND will shoot you or bomb your health clinic to prove it?
 
2013-10-30 11:13:44 AM
He wants everyone to build their own railroads like Galt.
 
2013-10-30 11:13:55 AM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals  is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


Subject/verb agreement is an elitist liberal conspiracy!
 
2013-10-30 11:17:24 AM

Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).

Okay, the joke in the headline keeps going over your head. Non-electric cars are powered by gas or diesel, not from any energy source derived from power plants. The coal-mining sponsors of a rally include "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" among their customers, but not necessarily drivers of gas or diesel cars.


I wasn't responding to the headline, I was responding to Rand Paul's actual comments in TFA (a variation on the conservative trope "Electric cars aren't clean because they run on coal.")
 
2013-10-30 11:17:34 AM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


Yeah, I can't imagine another profession who thinks their opinions on politics are so uniquely insightful that everyone needs to know all about it.


patdollard.com
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-10-30 11:19:51 AM

Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).

Okay, the joke in the headline keeps going over your head. Non-electric cars are powered by gas or diesel, not from any energy source derived from power plants. The coal-mining sponsors of a rally include "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" among their customers, but not necessarily drivers of gas or diesel cars.


And to add, while the Fark headline makes it seem like Paul isn't making the connection between electric cars and coal, I'm pretty sure he's aware of the connection of how coal supports "Hollywood liberals".
 
2013-10-30 11:20:20 AM

BMulligan: Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals  is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.

Subject/verb agreement is an elitist liberal conspiracy!


[teachin-lady.jpg]
 
2013-10-30 11:20:42 AM

Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).

Okay, the joke in the headline keeps going over your head. Non-electric cars are powered by gas or diesel, not from any energy source derived from power plants. The coal-mining sponsors of a rally include "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" among their customers, but not necessarily drivers of gas or diesel cars.

I wasn't responding to the headline, I was responding to Rand Paul's actual comments in TFA (a variation on the conservative trope "Electric cars aren't clean because they run on coal.")


Yeah, I just reread it and understand where you're coming from.
 
2013-10-30 11:25:47 AM
FTA: "Paul touted his REINS Act bill, which would allow Congress to vote on any new regulation or contract put forward by the administration, as solution to the problem."

Why do I get the feeling this is a lesson in unintended consequences just waiting to happen?
 
2013-10-30 11:28:40 AM

Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Disposable Rob: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

And where do non-electric cars usually get their power from?

Exactly.  That's my point.

People say that electric cars aren't really clean because they get energy from coal, but the fact is that coal only supplies a fraction of the energy on the grid (and in many states, only a very small fraction).

Okay, the joke in the headline keeps going over your head. Non-electric cars are powered by gas or diesel, not from any energy source derived from power plants. The coal-mining sponsors of a rally include "electric car-driving Hollywood liberals" among their customers, but not necessarily drivers of gas or diesel cars.

I wasn't responding to the headline, I was responding to Rand Paul's actual comments in TFA (a variation on the conservative trope "Electric cars aren't clean because they run on coal.")

Yeah, I just reread it and understand where you're coming from.


The problem (and it's a common one here on Fark) is that the headline is pretty much the opposite of what's actually in the article.

Paul is aware that electric cars use energy from coal - that was his whole point. My point was that Paul's argument isn't a very good one, since electric cars powered by some percentage of coal energy are still far cleaner than the alternative (gas-powered ICEs).
 
2013-10-30 11:31:13 AM

propasaurus: Damn Stonecutters.


"You're not a cutter, I'm a cutter!"
 
2013-10-30 11:32:22 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: propasaurus: Damn Stonecutters.

"You're not a cutter, I'm a cutter!"


I love that movie.
 
2013-10-30 11:42:45 AM

Lost Thought 00: Doc Daneeka: Not here in New York.  We only get something like 5% of the electricity in our grid from coal.

The vast majority comes from nuclear, hydroelectric, and natural gas.

[i.imgur.com image 850x601]


W00t! We're frigging nuclear!
 
2013-10-30 12:01:28 PM

Brick-House: electric cars being driven by Hollywood liberals is not being powered by coal. Hollywood liberals are still pretentious idiots that like to think their opinion means more than anyone elses.


Unlike, say you, for instance.
 
2013-10-30 12:11:39 PM

Tor_Eckman: 1) Coal plants are becoming more expensive to operate because they are no longer allowed to belch nasty things like murcury and carbon dioxide into the air with impunity like they used to.


Which is why Rand Paul is for it, he's obviously a victim of mercury poisoning and doesn't think it makes bad your thinkmeat at ALL.
 
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