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(CleanTechnica)   North Carolina Republicans float bill to outlaw free EV charging because it's unfair to people who have to pay for gas   (cleantechnica.com) divider line
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2022-06-06 3:08:17 PM  
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I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?
 
2022-06-06 3:20:30 PM  
"Yes I am hurting, but I don't want the pain to stop, I want you to hurt too." Is a horrible life philosophy.
 
2022-06-06 3:22:34 PM  

SpectroBoy: I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


The republican party is officially the party of worthless, useless, rent-seeking middlemen with their hands out.

Their every waking moment is spent trying to figure out how to get their money out of your pockets.
 
2022-06-06 3:24:02 PM  

SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379] [View Full Size image _x_]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


Since STIGGINIT
 
2022-06-06 3:24:50 PM  
Why are Republicans so farking stupid? Cost and prices aren't the same thing, in fact they're not always even directly related. Dumb dumbs who know nothing about business assume that's prices are a cost plus decision, and while that is definitely a consideration we tend to understand price setting as being a function of the marketplace.
These idiots are so stupid that they think there is an actual quantifiable price increase to each customer because of free EV charging. Once again, the party of stupid out stupids itself.
 
2022-06-06 3:53:17 PM  
SpectroBoy: But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?

It's pretty easy to find a conservative's position on something. All you have to do is ask a decent person what they think, then assume the opposite.

Also, the FREE MARKET PEOPLE.
 
2022-06-06 3:54:08 PM  
Isn't it amazing how the supposed champions of the "invisible hand of the market" and "free market competition" are always supporting anticompetitive policies?
 
2022-06-06 3:54:11 PM  
Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.
 
2022-06-06 3:54:59 PM  

SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379] [View Full Size image _x_]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


About 50 years ago?
 
2022-06-06 3:55:02 PM  
My dentist giving out free electric toothbrushes when you sign up is unfair to those who brush their teeth using classical toothbrushes.
 
2022-06-06 3:55:25 PM  

SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


Conservatives have always been like this.  The colour of the tie they wear isn't relevant.
 
2022-06-06 3:55:27 PM  

arrogantbastich: Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.


He will be mad he didnt think of it first
 
2022-06-06 3:56:58 PM  
Have Biden EO the closure of all power generation or transfer to North Carolina.  No more electricity at all.

Problem solved.
 
2022-06-06 3:57:16 PM  
Crabs in a bucket.
 
2022-06-06 3:57:21 PM  
I thought the GQP would love being able to avoid road taxes and fuel taxes?
 
2022-06-06 3:57:49 PM  
And boomers and Gen X continue to strangle the generations after.

Get off our farking necks.
 
2022-06-06 3:58:48 PM  
Wait until they find out the Sun shines for free.
 
2022-06-06 3:59:28 PM  
As always, each and every Republican is subhuman filth and has been since Nixon was in office.
 
2022-06-06 3:59:31 PM  

eagles95: arrogantbastich: Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.

He will be mad he didnt think of it first


This is the same guy who intentionally designed Tesla charging stations to only be compatible with Tesla vehicles.
 
2022-06-06 4:00:06 PM  

SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


Before I was born.  Maybe Nixon?
 
2022-06-06 4:00:43 PM  
Better to pull that other crab back into the pot than let it escape.
 
2022-06-06 4:00:54 PM  
What's the opposite of "I got mine, fark you?"

Asking for the NC GOP...
 
2022-06-06 4:01:15 PM  

mcreadyblue: Wait until they find out the Sun shines for free.


Don't give them any ideas

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2022-06-06 4:01:21 PM  
bloobeary:

False.

The dedicate a lot of time to maximizing human suffering for free also.
 
2022-06-06 4:01:31 PM  

leeksfromchichis: SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?

Before I was born.  Maybe Nixon?


Didn't they found the EPA under Nixon?
 
2022-06-06 4:01:51 PM  
Any person who is engaged in a business where toilets are provided for use by the public at no charge shall ensure that each customer of the business, without regard to whether the customer uses the toilets, is informed of, on the receipt for purchases, the percentage of the amount of the customer's total purchase price that is a result of the business providing toilets at no charge.
 
2022-06-06 4:02:35 PM  

Mrtraveler01: eagles95: arrogantbastich: Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.

He will be mad he didnt think of it first

This is the same guy who intentionally designed Tesla charging stations to only be compatible with Tesla vehicles.


Jokes on him, he's alienated nearly the entire pool of people who'd buy a Tesla. So anyways, it won't be an issue for long...
 
2022-06-06 4:02:55 PM  
So let me get this straight, gas prices go sky high, they blame that on Biden, and when the offer comes up for free charging of the alternative vehicle, nope. Why am I not shocked that a republican would be responsible for that.
 
2022-06-06 4:03:49 PM  
They've gone from conservative to slow down the rate of progress to keep it in check, to full-on regressive to wanting to take us backward, basically to mud huts and forced serfdom.
 
2022-06-06 4:04:22 PM  

JohnHall: leeksfromchichis: SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?

Before I was born.  Maybe Nixon?

Didn't they found the EPA under Nixon?


The EPA was created by law passed by the legislature. Nixon pretty much had no choice on funding it.
 
2022-06-06 4:04:26 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: And boomers and Gen X continue to strangle the generations after.

Get off our farking necks.


Whoa, you can't just ignore Gen X for decades, then suddenly start blaming us for shiat like this.  A quick search would show you the named sponsors of this bill are all Republicans, the youngest of which is 60.  The rest are in their 70s and 80s.
 
2022-06-06 4:04:46 PM  

Zizzowop: So let me get this straight, gas prices go sky high, they blame that on Biden, and when the offer comes up for free charging of the alternative vehicle, nope. Why am I not shocked that a republican would be responsible for that.


They feel personally threatened by anything that would make fossil fuels obsolete. As if its part of their identity or something.
 
2022-06-06 4:05:18 PM  
I mean... gas taxes are designed to pay for the wear on public roads, and calculated by the brutally direct method of calculating the average miles per gallon and multiplying by the average cost of repairs associated with a car of average weight driving one mile on a theoretical "average road".  They're not literally a tax on the gas itself.

Performing the same calculation to slap an equivalent tax on car charging is literally just arithmetic, given the mileage per kw*h (something manufacturers literally have to disclose by law to sell their cars in the US) or whatever the units in question are, a middle-schooler could tell you what to make your car-charger tax for things to be 'fair'.

// Obviously people charging at home gets around this, but honestly this isn't such a big deal that tossing some sort of generally-unenforceable requirement to report your excess mileage on electric vehicles on your taxes would create any worrying budgetary gaps.
 
2022-06-06 4:06:04 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have Biden EO the closure of all power generation or transfer to North Carolina.  No more electricity at all.

Problem solved.


He didn't even bother to require Texas to agree to winterize their grid per their own ERCOT recommendations before providing assistance after the ice storm. Making Republicans suffer consequences for their actions isn't a skill he has.
 
2022-06-06 4:06:29 PM  
it's just not a very well thought out bill.

Assuming the NC GOP is capable of any cognitive thinking.  How precious.
 
2022-06-06 4:06:40 PM  

Mrtraveler01: eagles95: arrogantbastich: Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.

He will be mad he didnt think of it first

This is the same guy who intentionally designed Tesla charging stations to only be compatible with Tesla vehicles.


Didn't Apple do something similar with the iPod?
 
2022-06-06 4:07:29 PM  

JohnHall: leeksfromchichis: SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?

Before I was born.  Maybe Nixon?

Didn't they found the EPA under Nixon?


And OSHA, I believe. He'd be a RINO today.
 
2022-06-06 4:07:48 PM  
They're not wholly incorrect that it isn't fair, but I believe they are the ones who profess to not give a shiat if life isn't fair normally.
 
2022-06-06 4:08:01 PM  
VinFast, the Vietnamese auto manufacturer building a new line of electric vehicles, has selected North Carolina for its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant, creating 7,500 jobs,

That was March.  Two months later we are watching the automotive dealers and manufacturers lose it?  Didn't they try to run the Wright Brothers out of town, too?
 
2022-06-06 4:08:58 PM  

foo monkey: Night Train to Wakanda: And boomers and Gen X continue to strangle the generations after.

Get off our farking necks.

Whoa, you can't just ignore Gen X for decades, then suddenly start blaming us for shiat like this.  A quick search would show you the named sponsors of this bill are all Republicans, the youngest of which is 60.  The rest are in their 70s and 80s.


So what I'm hearing is a bunch of coat tail riders who did nothing no longer want responsibility for doing nothing but skirt by in comfort.
 
2022-06-06 4:09:34 PM  
Such tactics of partisan appeal and attack is the hellish coin side of Ain't Nothin' Goin' Happen...
 
2022-06-06 4:09:56 PM  

inglixthemad: They're not wholly incorrect that it isn't fair, but I believe they are the ones who profess to not give a shiat if life isn't fair normally.


What's not fair about it? I don't understand that.
 
2022-06-06 4:10:32 PM  

SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379] [View Full Size image _x_]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?


1876
 
2022-06-06 4:10:44 PM  

JohnHall: leeksfromchichis: SpectroBoy: [media4.giphy.com image 374x379]

I know the GOP has sucked balls for a long time. I know they adopted evil as a plank decades ago.

But when exactly did they officially decide to simply oppose every possible form of progress and every single policy that helps anyone who is not currently a fetus?

Before I was born.  Maybe Nixon?

Didn't they found the EPA under Nixon?


I don't know because I was busy not existing but extending Viet Nam was a dick move globally so "they" probably still included the Eisenhower era republicans who were still sane.

Technically Theodore Roosvelt was a Republican and a white supremicist, but he'd be chased out of the party now as a liberal.

Make no mistakes. The current GQP are not just enemies of America, but enemies of humanity itself. They don't only oppose progress, but happiness and the environment. Globally.
 
2022-06-06 4:12:37 PM  
was it North Carolina where they banned cities from building their own internet because they would be cheaper and better than the shiat from Time Warner and Comcast and everyone?
 
2022-06-06 4:12:45 PM  

LL316: Mrtraveler01: eagles95: arrogantbastich: Quick, someone tell their hero Elon so he can call them pedo's and basically do nothing.

He will be mad he didnt think of it first

This is the same guy who intentionally designed Tesla charging stations to only be compatible with Tesla vehicles.

Didn't Apple do something similar with the iPod?


Apple still does that. The EU eventually had to step in.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-13/apple-plans-to-change-iphone-charging-port-to-meet-new-eu-law
 
2022-06-06 4:13:46 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: inglixthemad: They're not wholly incorrect that it isn't fair, but I believe they are the ones who profess to not give a shiat if life isn't fair normally.

What's not fair about it? I don't understand that.


Handing out free electric charging, and not free gas, is unfair to people without electric vehicles. However they usually claim fairness is irrelevant so they can go fark themselves.

People already came up with workarounds already. So they can double GFY.
 
2022-06-06 4:15:27 PM  

inglixthemad: Night Train to Wakanda: inglixthemad: They're not wholly incorrect that it isn't fair, but I believe they are the ones who profess to not give a shiat if life isn't fair normally.

What's not fair about it? I don't understand that.

Handing out free electric charging, and not free gas, is unfair to people without electric vehicles. However they usually claim fairness is irrelevant so they can go fark themselves.

People already came up with workarounds already. So they can double GFY.


Okay. Republicans are just petty dicks.
 
2022-06-06 4:15:53 PM  
A smart Democrat would introduce a similar bill targeting senior, law enforcement, or veteran discounts.  Show them their hypocrisy by stuffing it down their throats.
 
2022-06-06 4:17:11 PM  

inglixthemad: Night Train to Wakanda: inglixthemad: They're not wholly incorrect that it isn't fair, but I believe they are the ones who profess to not give a shiat if life isn't fair normally.

What's not fair about it? I don't understand that.

Handing out free electric charging, and not free gas, is unfair to people without electric vehicles. However they usually claim fairness is irrelevant so they can go fark themselves.

People already came up with workarounds already. So they can double GFY.


Is it unfair to diabetics that grocery stores have free samples in the bakery?
 
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