A Looming Victory For Common Sense?

Post number 1,667…

First, Clillary Hinton should have been indicted and so should Orange Drump.


In this piece from Hagerty is the following passage,


Reuters is reporting that the European Commission has drafted a plan allowing sales of new cars with internal combustion engines that run only on climate-neutral e-fuels, “in an attempt to resolve a spat with Germany over the EU’s phasing out of combustion engine cars from 2035,” similar to the plan adopted by California and a number of other states. The draft proposal, seen by Reuters on Tuesday, suggests creating a new type of vehicle category in the European Union for cars that can only run on carbon-neutral fuels.”


Of course, the EU wants cars that can run on eFuels/synthetic fuels to be equipped with nanny-state devices that would prevent such cars from running on “non-compliant” fuels, but one step at a time. If adopted this is a HUGE victory, a victory for common sense, for those of us that want to see cars powered by internal combustion engines remain a viable option. Electric vehicles are not the answer and are certainly not the only answer. Once again, if half the money invested in electric vehicles and their infrastructure would have been invested in the development of eFuels/synthetic fuels, we would probably already be on the other side of the transition. Also, never forget that cars and trucks are only responsible for 20% of global CO2 emissions. The push by the Lunatic Left for electric vehicles has far more to do with controlling the population than it does with the environment.

I doubt that the People’s Republic of Crazifornia will ever adopt a proposal similar to that of the EU, but that will be to the state’s detriment, which will be a good thing as far as I am concerned. Long live the Internal Combustion Engine!



In the same Hagerty article comes the news that the 2024 Nissan GT-R can now be ordered, but only in Japan for the time being. A relevant photo from Nissan via Hagerty.


2024 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Millennium Jade


Doing a currency conversion, CarScoops has calculated that the MSRP of the ’24 GT-R will start at about $105,000 for the base version and increase to $222,000 for the Nismo Special Edition. I have never even sat inside a GT-R, let alone driven one, but would very much like to do both. Call it a Bucket List item, if you will.

I wish I could remember the source, but I do remember that the Nismo version, especially in early model years, really doesn’t/didn’t outperform the base GT-R. I think the former is a “snob good” appealing to people who, for lack of a better expression, have more money than brains. Of course, perhaps Nissan has changed the Nismo to give it significantly more oomph, a technical automotive term. Nissan has promised that the 2024 GT-R will soon show up in the US so pricing should be available before too much longer.


From this Why Evolution Is True post:


“But it’s another thing entirely for scientific journals to take political stands, and this post should show you why. For when you endorse a candidate that liberals like, like Joe Biden, you’re going to turn off the people who don’t like Joe Biden. That’s okay for newspapers, as their readership probably leans the same way as the paper itself. But writing off a scientific journal as “politically biased” has potentially worse effects than writing off a newspaper, for the former can cause people to distrust the science itself.”


The extreme amplification of America’s political divide has caused many not to trust science at all, which has negative implications for all of us.









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3 thoughts on “A Looming Victory For Common Sense?

      1. A girl I knew back in the eighties had some sort of Chrysler convertible that was constantly telling us that “a door is ajar” and we would always say, no, a door is a door, a jar is a jar….


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