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Mar 07 2018

California Bill Would Ban Internal Combustion Engine

First, they came after the incandescent light bulb. Now moonbats want to ban the internal combustion engine:

Now compounding [California’s many liberalism-induced] problems is a bill currently under consideration in the Legislature, Assembly Bill 1745, that would outlaw the sale and registration of new light-duty vehicles powered by internal combustion engines beginning in 2040. The unintended consequence for those existing internal combustion engines after 2040 would be that people would drive their internal combustion engines for 50 years, like they did in Cuba, and adversely affect air pollution, and not take advantage of technology improvements. The sheer scope of the proposed mandate is staggering. According to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, of the 35 million registered vehicles in CA there are over 26 million passenger vehicles registered in California. Of these, only about three percent are personal electric vehicles. Limiting the types of new cars Californians could buy would disproportionately punish working families already struggling to make ends meet.

If the left-liberal elitists who have total control of California gave a hoot about working families, they would have turned back from their devastating agenda long ago. Already California has the nation’s lowest quality of life and highest poverty rate. With 12% of the country’s population, the erstwhile Golden State has 22% of the homeless population and 33% of the welfare recipients.

The idea of AB-1745 is to force everyone to drive electric vehicles, in the deranged belief that sufficient electricity will be generated by windmills and solar panels. Not going to happen, even if we could come up with enough cobalt for the batteries.

Other than causing great hardship and allowing moonbats to virtue signal, the tyrannical bill solves nothing. Even if you believe that humans are causing global warming and that this is a problem, California produces <1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. An earthquake could drop the whole state to the bottom of the sea and no one would notice a difference in temperature — although we would certainly experience a change for the better politically and culturally.

Next up: bans on electricity and indoor plumbing. Only when we are back to living in trees will temperatures become static so that the polar bears can truly flourish.

On a tip from Jester.

19 Responses to “California Bill Would Ban Internal Combustion Engine”

  1. Jerry_In_Detroit says:

    I have visions of of large mule teams pulling trailers down the freeways. Enjoy the smell.

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    It will help cover up the smell of liberals who don’t believe in deodorant.

  3. TrojanMan says:

    “California Bill Would Ban Internal Combustion Engine”

    I literally laughed out loud when i read that headline. The sad part is I am sure this no joke.

    “unintended consequence” Ah there is that phrase again. Again i don’t think the consequences are unintended quite the opposite!

    “An earthquake could drop the whole state to the bottom of the sea” Only the parts we dont want anyway so no loss.

    “Next up: bans on electricity and indoor plumbing”… and farting, breathing, living, etc…

  4. Watchman59 says:

    But of course that doesn’t include the internal combustion jet engines of the elites (oh, but that’s different!!) and Hollywonk “stars” as they fly all over the world fighting globull warming. But as Jerry_in_Detroit implies a ban on the diesel engines in trucks can’t be too far away.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Intersectionality (the bringing together of every flippin’ progressive thing)– making Marxism truly stupid if it weren’t already!

  6. Eddie_Valiant says:

    What we’re watching is a suicide in slow motion. If a state can commit suicide, then California is doing so.

    I think any conservative that visits CA should register to vote there, and when elections are coming up, ask for a absentee ballot. Imagine if two million conservatives did that. Not only would the politics change, the libs would demand voter ID all day long!

  7. Otis Donkey says:

    Theyre still going to use electric cars though, right? Because electric cars are so eci-friendly./s

  8. Otis Donkey says:

    I resent that.
    Mules dont smell.

  9. gary says:

    or crapping on the streets

  10. Frank says:

    Land of Fruit and Nuts politicians are following European moonbats’ lead in banning ICE vehicles. France and England have announced bans. Clean running EVs are The Answer to Saving the Planet! Oh, wait! How many more power plants will have to be built to charge them? Wind power has proved to be as unreliable as it is expensive. How much will all the extra transmission facilities cost? How many neighborhoods will have to be rewired with much heavier cables and transformers to handle the load? Home charging stations are expensive. Will that cost be unreasonably regressive (more burdensome on the poor)? If so, how can libs justify that? No problem! Raise taxes on businesses and the wealthy. They deserve to be milked dry. Again. As usual. How about disposing of hundred of millions of toxic batteries? Yep! EVs are the way to go!

  11. Frank says:

    ENVIRONMENTALISTS: May they all freeze and starve in the dark!

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  13. Frank says:

    LIbtards confuse long words with intelligent speech and theories.

  14. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    It’s a “Rolls-Canardly”!! It rolls but can hardly get out of it’s own way.

  15. Ol' Uncle Lar says:


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