Do so-called “treehuggers” and Hummers mix, without a hint of irony? It looks like one driver didn’t get the joke. This Hummer (see photo, above), adorned with a “2reehgr” vanity plate, was spotted by blogger Where Is Holden on the streets of L.A.
Meanwhile, leading presidential hopeful Barack Obama may be making inroads with Hummer-driving ignoramuses. The Illinois Senator earmarked “$1 million for the Illinois Institute of Technology to develop a cost-effective conversion kit to retrofit Army Humvees with electric hybrid systems,” according to ABC News.
ABC reported that Obama has allotted another $1 million for a Chicago State University “project to equip drones with fuel cells.” Fuel cells would allow the auto-piloted aircraft to fly for far longer than current gas or battery-powered planes.
These may not be the perfect, car-free plans, but Obama’s support for alternative energy sources are baby steps (especially for Bush-loving Hummer drivers) toward prying a nation from its unrelenting dependence on fuel. Only then, perhaps, will America relinquish its desire to dominate suburban streets with monster-sized military vehicles (which they use primarily for fetching groceries and schoolchildren, and for mowing down any pedestrian that dares to cross their paths).
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