Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    A couple decades ago, Honda marketed five models that got over 50 mpg, and that EPA objective is not every vehicle model, but an average across all models in a line. Honda’s initial hybrids also got better mileage than the current ones, in actual driving by Forest Service employees in the “real world”. Throw in some electrics for in city driving, or plug in hybrids, and it’s doable now.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Barry would have us riding skateboards if he could, while he takes government jets for his 3 time a year, 5000 mile vacations.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Heaven FORBID that we reduce the fuel consumption of our cars. Wouldn’t it be HORRIBLE if we didn’t have to wait in line to fill up EACH direction of our daily commute?

  4. fusilier

    fusilier said, almost 3 years ago

    Why does he hate Richard Nixon?

    James 2:24

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Everybody knows it is not going to work.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago


    All you have to do then is find someone who wants to buy one. Chevy Volt is not selling even with the government paying 1/4 the cost.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago


    How long is your “daily commute?”

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 3 years ago

    No…..Blame Bush.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Dude don’t know where your going, that says 55 mpg not mph. And yes the law failed, people ignored the 55 mph speed limit that is why it was repealed.

    The goal of the law was to save up to 2.2% on gas. It was more like .05% to 1%.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago


  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Micheal: I think we’ve agreed before that fusion would be great if we could get it working. Hydro, solar, and wind indeed DO have their own environmental ’faults", as does nuke if not properly done.

    My 67 Lotus got 35 mpg at 75 mph. It was gearing, aerodynamics, and weight/horsepower ratio. The 55mph speed limit caused a 30% INCREASE in fuel consumption in that car. Also CHP found that on I-5, the single car late night early morning fatal, single car accidents increased over 400% with the slower speed, and increased driving time and fatigue: CHP HATED the lower speed limit on freeways designed to be perfectly safe at over 100 mph! (Anyone driving in Europe knows that it’s the idiots holding traffic up that cause 99% of the accidents, the rare and occasional accident with a Ferrari or other high speed vehicle with an idiot driving, who doesn’t know what he’s doing, does get all the press over here though. Speed does NOT kill, never has, sitting on your couch you’re going thousands of miles per hour in fact, it’s always the sudden stop that kills, whether from 35 mph (over 95% of fatal accidents occur UNDER 35 mph!, or 25,000 mph (escape velocity).

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    cube : lightened vehicles, collapsing steering wheels, airbags, better tires, anti-lock brakes, traction control, seat belts, crush space in front and rear of vehicles, safety glass, vehicles are thousands of times safer than in the 1950’s. I’ve also been an EMT an in law enforcement and reported to those scenes, saying the “technicals” don’t make a difference just proves you once again haven’t a clue what you’re talking about.

    Now when it comes to cell phones, in dash screens as distractions to drivers, automakers ARE going the other way to accommodate idiots who shouldn’t have drivers licenses in the first place, but without the technical improvements, our injuries and deaths would be twice what they are today.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    LOL, I traded my 15 MPG truck in December. It was a Ranger Sport and the trade in was huge. Got a Ford C-max. I’ve had it for almost a month now and have yet to see the gas gauge below a quarter tank…..and the tank is 13.5 gallons so…….

    But I’m old and my needs have changed. I no longer have a boat to trailer around and no longer desire one. I have helped move my children by loading all their stuff in a trailer BUT NO MORE. I’m to old and sick to do it so now they have to rent a truck or a mover to assist (funny, they seem to stay put longer).

    It is NOT because of the “climate change” stuff (yes, the climate does change. golly gee when has it NOT changed) though the reduced “carbon footprint” is good I suppose.

    It is purely an personal economic endeavor. I get a kick out of looking down at the synopsis of my driving and see that on that last trip I averaged 47.8 MPG.

    go figure.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Also of note: Republicans have gone beyond the bedroom, but not to the Garage, instead into women’s Uterus, vaginas, and Fallopian tubes, as “their rightful male property to control”.

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