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Equal Time For Tesla?

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The FCC, in its new attempt to regulate the Internet, is trying to force sites like American Daily Herald and EPAutos offline. As Eric Peters observes, this is a sign that we are winning the debate.

Equal Time For Tesla?

Will I, as an online car colonoscopist, be forced by the FCC to give “equal time” to people outraged by my doubleplusungood articles about Tesla and electric cars generally? Will men in black visit me if I “deny” what they call “climate change” (such a convenient term given that climate changes constantly in whatever direction, so anyone who touts warming or cooling or both is always right) and refuse to publish a rebuttal?

Blame Nixon

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

It is well-known that the American car industry suffered in the 1970s. Blame is usually given to the Japanese who, in theory, out-competed domestics. The truth is that it was the Nixon administration that really destroyed dominance of Detroit's Big Three.

Blame Nixon

The American automobile industry has loved Uncle a long time now. But it was not always so – at least, not to extent we’ve come to accept as normal. There was a time – some of you will remember it – when the car companies would actually resist government intrusions into their business, even to the extent of end-running some of its edicts. A story (true) comes to mind that will give you an idea how far we’ve come since then. 

The Fumes of the Founding

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 27 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

In America, the last sweet scent of freedom is evaporating and the noxious vapor of creeping collectivism is swirling around our ankles.

The Fumes of the Founding

Most people are not liberty-inclined.

Machine Gunning a Tesla

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Elon Musk's Tesla Motors is an epic con, enabled and abetted by the Left's anthropogenic climate change scam.

Machine Gunning a Tesla

There is an episode of the TV show Top Gear involving a Prius hybrid and automatic weapons. God, I wish I could afford to do the same to a Tesla.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Today's cars are more capable and powerful than ever. Naturally, government won't let you use that capability.

How Much Power Do You Need?

Not much, it turns out.

60 horsepower – about what a circa 1984 Aries K car’s engine produced – is sufficient for A to B getting there and back. More is certainly nice – and definitely fun – but hardly necessary.

"No Idle" Zones… and Auto Stop/Start

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Anti-human "progressive" do-gooders have our cars in their sights. Here's the next front in their fascist campaign against the automobile.

Have you heard about “no idling” zones? Places where it is verboten (and punishable) to leave your car’s engine running?

New Car Features To Think Twice About

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The gee-whiz electro-doodads on most new cars seem like a good idea. They won't seem like a good idea at all when they start to wear out.

New Car Features To Think Twice About

It’s the “bells and whistles” that get the headlines – and grab your attention. But they might also grab your wallet once the warranty runs out. A classic example from long ago is the aluminum block four-cylinder engine GM trotted out back in the mid-1970s. It was a revolutionary design based on a high-silicon alloy that eliminated the need for pressed-in cylinder liners. It was also very lightweight, which promised to improve both the fuel economy and the handling of the car it was built for – the Chevy Vega. Stop me if you know where this is going…

Waze

Written by Eric Peters on Saturday, 07 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

If there’s anything good about the age in which we live, it is that this technology – which they hoped could be deployed unilaterally (against us) works the other way, too.

Waze

One of the clearest indications you live in a police state – or one well on its way to becoming one – is “rules for us” (you and me) and “rules for them” (government officials and enforcers). This manifests in numerous ugly ways, the latest being the controversy over an app called Waze.

Self-Driving Acura

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Self-driving cars are the apex of the idiot proofing of America. The result of this movement will not be a safer nation, but one that will be suitable only for idiots and not for the free and independent Americans of yesterday.

Self-Driving Acura

You’ve heard about the “self-driving” car? Here’s a preview:

"Hate Crime" Protection For Heroes?

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 February 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

A movement is underway to make even thinking and speaking ill of the police a crime.

Should it be illegal – a crime in and of itself – to dislike cops?

Lock-Down Nation

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

The omnipotent overlords decreed that no one should leave their homes during the "Great Blizzard of '14." It is all too reminiscent of Soviet tyranny.

Lock-Down Nation

While waiting for a dentist appointment, I was listening to a news report about New York City being on “lockdown” because of snow. Only the official vehicles of the anointed were at liberty to be out and about. Ordinary citizens were subject to arrest merely for daring to attempt travel. It reminded me of the old Soviet Union (long forgotten by most Americans, perhaps because we’re living in the Soviet Union now). Of party bigwigs in their ZIL limos, broad avenues empty except for them.

Automotive Affirmative Action

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 23 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Electric and hybrid cars are proving to be profit losing disasters. Naturally, they are built because progressive government fleeces taxpayers and others to make them possible.

Automotive Affirmative Action

Would you buy a money hog?

Backseat Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety!

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

America has gone completely insane - if you doubt it, just consider the dubious policies pursued by the safety cult and imposed, dictator style, on the rest of us.

Backseat Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety!

Soon, you won’t even be able to toss a gym bag on the back seats. Well, not if you want to avoid the dreaded – and relentless – “buckle up for safety” buzzer. Which the government is about to mandate shall be wired into the back seats now, too.

Roaches Don’t Like The Light

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Following in the footsteps of Lincoln, "legislators" in his eponymous land have found a way to bring more tyranny to the states' hapless citizens.

Roaches Don’t Like The Light

What possible legitimate objection could any cop have to being video/audio recorded while performing his “duties”?  As the saying goes, if you’ve got nothing to hide… .

Ignorance of The Law is Now An Excuse … For Cops

Written by Eric Peters on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

Thanks to the Roberts Court, police no longer need a legally valid reason, or any reason at all, to stop you when you're on the road.

Ignorance of The Law is Now An Excuse … For Cops

One of the last rickety supports holding up the rule of law was thrown in the woods by the Supreme Court a couple weeks back.

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