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2009-03-25 4:17:00 PM  
The L.A. police are gonna have to arrest themselves. They have half black cars.
 
2009-03-25 4:27:07 PM  
That's racist.
 
2009-03-25 4:27:08 PM  
In before "That's racist!" pic
 
2009-03-25 4:28:05 PM  

Walker: The L.A. police are gonna have to arrest themselves. They have half black cars.


They'll probably just beat themselves senseless and get the courts to let them off the hook.
 
2009-03-25 4:28:14 PM  
For some strange reason, I thought California was in America...you know, the land of the free?
 
2009-03-25 4:28:46 PM  
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2009-03-25 4:28:54 PM  
Who is John Galt?
 
2009-03-25 4:29:26 PM  
Let me get this straight:

no more nuclear power = okay for air standards
black cars = bad
 
2009-03-25 4:29:37 PM  
Looks like it's hot pink hearses from now on...
 
2009-03-25 4:29:41 PM  

Gunderson: For some strange reason, I thought California was in America...you know, the land of the free?


This land hasn't been free since 9/11.
 
2009-03-25 4:29:57 PM  
This is horrible, this idea.
 
2009-03-25 4:29:58 PM  

MuToiD_MaN: In before "That's racist!" pic



Nope
 
2009-03-25 4:29:59 PM  
Hooray! Now we don't need energy independence or green technologies!

And this will help fight current global warming. Look up Albedo. My weather Prof. loves to ramble about it.
 
2009-03-25 4:30:00 PM  
Bunch of Nazis.
 
Ant
2009-03-25 4:31:25 PM  
That's why I'm gonna get a chrome car with chrome tint!

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2009-03-25 4:31:59 PM  
People will use their A/C less?

I don't know the last time I was in a vehicle with climate control and the temperature wasn't set to the absolute lowest setting by the driver.
 
2009-03-25 4:32:11 PM  
Another troublesome fact: Heat-reflecting paints for black and other dark colors on vehicles have not been invented yet.

That's right, until we finally teach that visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum who's boss! Reflect the way we want you to now...or else...
 
2009-03-25 4:32:11 PM  
This is going to kill anyone who drives a Hummer or a Ford Explorer.

[sniff] makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

That said, if CA really wants to "reduce it's albedo" they need to rip up the 90 million miles of BLACK ASPHALT covering the ground all over the state. Just saying.
 
2009-03-25 4:32:30 PM  
Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave...
 
2009-03-25 4:33:02 PM  
cue the bluesmobile in 1....2....
 
2009-03-25 4:33:36 PM  
I expect that every new car made in Canada will have to be black now, so that we don't have to use the heating system as much.
 
2009-03-25 4:33:50 PM  
There really is no idea too feckless, utopian, impractical, or just plain intrusive for the California legislature, is there?
 
2009-03-25 4:34:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: That said, if CA really wants to "reduce it's albedo" they need to rip up the 90 million miles of BLACK ASPHALT covering the ground all over the state. Just saying.


This is a post that is required to repeat. Although, you used an apostrophe and the initiative is technically aimed at the goal of needing smaller AC units, you do state a bigger problem.
 
2009-03-25 4:34:51 PM  
Ant: That's why I'm gonna get a chrome car with chrome tint!

If I thought tools were cool, I would say that car is cool.

/I secretly think that car is cool, just don't tell anyone...
 
2009-03-25 4:35:13 PM  
Black cars are ugly.

There. I said it.
 
2009-03-25 4:35:48 PM  

canadian_golf_guy: Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave...


To be fair, Henry was spinning in his grave when Hitler messed up the whole "Kill the Jews" thing too.

/yes, I went there.
//owns a White car.
 
2009-03-25 4:36:17 PM  
Oh for christ sake,
I hate you so much Cali...i really really do.

/Texan
//I know you hate me too
///I hate you more
////Fall off into the ocean already.
 
2009-03-25 4:36:18 PM  

canadian_golf_guy: Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave...


It's all his fault, anyway. Let's go find his grandson Bill, and string him up!

It won't solve any problems, but it will be fun!
 
2009-03-25 4:37:10 PM  
The color of the interior makes alot more of a difference. A black car with tan cloth interior is going to be cooler after a few hours in the sun than a white car with black leather interior.

And is the amount of gas burned running car air conditioners, or what this would address, cooling the car down to a comfortable temperature, even that much?

/Stupidest law evar.
 
2009-03-25 4:37:15 PM  
The President's motorcade will get pimped up.

Ridin' spinnaz!
 
2009-03-25 4:37:57 PM  
Would this rule ban all black cars? Or just those that are sold in the state? Cause I could see people going in droves to out of state dealers to get the cars they want.
 
2009-03-25 4:38:19 PM  
They should just use the people who painted that ice rink pink. They did a pretty good job.
 
2009-03-25 4:38:19 PM  

give me doughnuts: canadian_golf_guy: Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave...

It's all his fault, anyway. Let's go find his grandson Bill, and string him up!

It won't solve any problems, but it will be fun!


The Lions will get better at least.
 
2009-03-25 4:38:23 PM  
Methinks the lawmakers may not have thought their cunning plan all the way through... Police radar guns use the frequency of reflected light to determine the speed of oncoming or departing traffic, and more reflection from the target car(s) will cause a statistically significant increase of input to the gun, causing higher readouts. People driving below the speed limit will have radar readings saying they were speeding, causing a swift increase in traffic tickets...

Wait... isn't California going bankrupt? Maybe those legislators DID think their plan all the way through!
 
2009-03-25 4:38:38 PM  
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DeLoreans for everyone.
 
2009-03-25 4:38:58 PM  
At some point, it will be more profitable for auto makers to simply stop selling their product in California because the costs of complying with all of their regulations will be greater than the amount for which they can sell the car.

Not only that, but when they stop offering the cars for sale in CA, it'll make them cheaper to produce overall, so their profits in other states will increase.
 
2009-03-25 4:39:10 PM  
OK, whether dark paint on cars uses more energy is legit or not, why the faux outrage over not being able to buy a black car? Who gives a fark? Is the ability to buy a black car really that important to us? What if CA decided that all cars had to be white? So what? Does the ability to choose the color of your car really define your freedom as an American?

Again, I'm not saying this CA proposal isn't stupid or won't work. But why should we get all upset because we can't have a black car anymore???
 
2009-03-25 4:39:21 PM  
Did Gore come up with this idea?
 
2009-03-25 4:40:18 PM  
I would love to see the hamster wheel spinning away in whoever thought of this. Of all the ways to reduce emissions...and they came up with lighter paint.

It must be a sight to behold.

/equally interested in seeing the guy who seconded this
 
2009-03-25 4:40:28 PM  

VanillaTang: The President's motorcade will get pimped up.

Ridin' spinnaz!


[image from spokesmanreview.com too old to be available]
/what Obama's motorcade may look like....
 
2009-03-25 4:40:31 PM  

Pincy: OK, whether dark paint on cars uses more energy is legit or not, why the faux outrage over not being able to buy a black car? Who gives a fark? Is the ability to buy a black car really that important to us? What if CA decided that all cars had to be white? So what? Does the ability to choose the color of your car really define your freedom as an American?

Again, I'm not saying this CA proposal isn't stupid or won't work. But why should we get all upset because we can't have a black car anymore???


I sure as hell don't want a black car but I'll defend to the death your right to have one.

/well, maybe I'll just defend it over the internet
 
2009-03-25 4:41:27 PM  

SubBass49: canadian_golf_guy: Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave...

To be fair, Henry was spinning in his grave when Hitler messed up the whole "Kill the Jews" thing too.

/yes, I went there.
//owns a White car.


We should hook up a turbine to him. We could fix global warming and solve the energy crisis!
 
2009-03-25 4:42:19 PM  
vernonFL: DeLoreans for everyone.

Cool paints? Where we're going we don't need "cool paints".
 
2009-03-25 4:42:33 PM  
Wow. Here in Wisconsin having a black car gives you a couple more days in the winter when you can get it started.
 
2009-03-25 4:42:56 PM  

Rohasman: Methinks the lawmakers may not have thought their cunning plan all the way through... Police radar guns use the frequency of reflected light to determine the speed of oncoming or departing traffic, and more reflection from the target car(s) will cause a statistically significant increase of input to the gun, causing higher readouts. People driving below the speed limit will have radar readings saying they were speeding, causing a swift increase in traffic tickets...

Wait... isn't California going bankrupt? Maybe those legislators DID think their plan all the way through!


You fail at physics.
 
2009-03-25 4:43:10 PM  
My car is black and stays nice and cool on sunny days, but it's because the sunroof is a solar panel which runs the blower to bring fresh air into the car while it sits there all day.

The solution isn't to ban black, just give everyone a kick-ass solar sunroof!
 
2009-03-25 4:43:24 PM  

Ant: That's why I'm gonna get a chrome car with chrome tint!


It looked stupid on Naboo, and it looks stupid here.
 
2009-03-25 4:43:25 PM  
That's racist!

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2009-03-25 4:43:34 PM  
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...when they pry it from my cold, dead hands, etc. etc.
 
2009-03-25 4:44:24 PM  

Herbie555: ...when they pry it from my cold, dead hands, etc. etc.


Black cars don't kill people...
 
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