Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Can you get more power out of a gallon of gas? We have come a long way, but really? Can congress dictate the laws of thermodynamics? Or are they just going to want smaller and lighter cars? Leave it to big brother to find a solution for a problem for our own good. geeze

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I saw you making love to him, you forgot to close the garage door.
    Bob Dylan

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

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

  5. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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?

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Electric engines just move the burning of the fossil fuels elsewhere, and can reduce pollution in cities, but not total fossil fuel use (laws of thermodynamics: the energy has to come from somewhere, and there are losses burning fuel to make electricity, transmitting the electricity, charging the batteries, etc.).


    But, of course, if you measure only the gasoline burned by the cars’ own engines, electric engines reduces THAT fuel consumption to zero.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    Actually, the 55 mpg mandate doesn’t begin to kick in until after Obama is long gone, so if it causes any problems, the Obamabots can say, ’He’s not president any more. Blame the person who’s now in the White House.’

  8. fusilier

    fusilier said, 7 months ago

    Why does he hate Richard Nixon?

    fusilier
    James 2:24

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Here’s the best way to get great mileage.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    Everybody knows it is not going to work.

  11. david_42

    david_42 said, 7 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    When mpg was first addressed in the ’60s, many people said exactly the same BS you are spouting.

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “so if it causes any problems, the Obamabots can say, ’He’s not president any more. Blame the person who’s now in the White House.’”
    Oh, you mean like the bushy-bots are doing now? NOTHING bad happened before January 20, 2009, didn’t you know that?

  13. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @raycity2

    WONG!!!!
    Cars (trucks, vans. minivans, all passenger vehicles) today are far safer than cars from even 20 years ago. And most vehicles today ARE much lighter than they were then. I could go into it but that would require a lot of technical talk that you probably wouldn’t be willing to understand, and I am assuming that you could if you were willing.

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @me9970

    Sorry for you but the current federal gasoline tax of 18.4¢ has been in place, unchanged for 20 years. In that time cars have gotten more fuel efficient, the economy tanked and decreased miles driven and such. So there are many other factors at play than the “gas tax” for our decreased use of gasoline and diesel fuel (with its own higher tax). So your partisan missive get a huge

    FAIL

    .
    Better luck next time coming up with a legitimate rant.

  15. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 7 months ago

    @dtroutma

    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.

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