Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Earth Hating Hybrid

By now you heard that Al Gore's son was arrested for going 100 mph in his Toyota Prius. Oh, in his car the officer found marijuana, Valium, Xanax and Vicodin, with no prescription.

Lay off him; he's not eating meat but instead promoting the consumption of green, leafy vegetables. Perhaps a promotion for the weekend concerts?

I'm wondering about the hybrid car. Now I care about the earth; perhaps not so much that I fly around the world spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons of jet fuel into the atmosphere to tell people the earth is dying, but I do care.

I've been lectured about my gas-drinking SUV. Accordingly, what makes me more of an earth hater is how inefficient the SUV gets for every mile per hour I drive over 55.

So here's Al Gore III, driving a hybrid that does at least 100 mph. Why does Toyota make a hybrid that goes that fast? Shouldn't it only go as high as 75 mph since that's the highest speed limit in the country (not counting my son's school zone)?

As I've been told, it's awfully inefficient to drive a car that fast.

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