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Reporter Discovers The ‘Real’ Reason For Mega-Trucks: “to intimidate and kill pedestrians”

Reporter Discovers The ‘Real’ Reason For Mega-Trucks: “to intimidate and kill pedestrians”

Yeah, that’s it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfsnyZntEzk

If there is one thing that best illustrates the complete and possibly unbridgeable socio-cultural, moral, and political divide between leftist coastal elites and the rest of America it may well be trucks.  Big trucks.  Yuge trucks.  The bigger the better trucks.

The left has long had a cursory interest in normal Americans’ preference for trucks, an interest that was once fueled by global warming concerns.  How can anyone drive a gas-guzzling truck when the planet will be destroyed in 20, 15, 12 years?  How dare pickup truck owners endanger the lives of every. single. person. on the planet with their selfish truck purchase?  Isn’t that just so typical of selfish, capitalist Americans?

Such trucks should not be made, everyone should drive one of those nifty electric cars the size of a suitcase.  Because global warming / climate change / whatever they’re calling it these days when they bother to mention it at all.

Back in 2017, Professor Jacobson wrote a piece about just this whining leftism, noting that the New York Times even ventured out on “safari” to see why those odd creatures in flyover country favored pickup trucks.  Yuge ones, at that.

That’s a long way of getting me to an article in The NY Times which is something of a cultural perspective on how little liberal northeast media understands about the country.

But it’s not just Texans that love them some big trucks.  The whole South loves them, as does the Midwest, and the West, pretty much every region except elitist urban areas of the east and west coasts.

Fast forward a mere three plus years, and now the left sees big trucks as “basically . . .  deliberately designed to intimidate and kill pedestrians.”

They look at a truck, and they literally see a potential problem for their ongoing rioting, looting, arson, murder, and mayhem.

We look at a truck and think, nice!  Maybe it could be a bit bigger, but real nice.

Beyond the complete disconnect here between media elites and normal Americans, how morally bankrupt do you have to be to even think of this?

Cooper goes on to accuse auto manufacturers of using his “take” on big trucks as “deliberately designed” pedestrian killers as a “marketing gimmick.”

Needless to say, this did not go unnoticed (via Twitchy).

https://twitter.com/DCDude1776/status/1290340707467755521?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290340707467755521%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsarahd-313035%2F2020%2F08%2F03%2Freal-journalist-sounds-alarm-over-americans-stocking-up-on-another-weapon-of-war-deliberately-designed-to-intimidate-and-kill%2F

https://twitter.com/MushKat/status/1290344060855529472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290344060855529472%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsarahd-313035%2F2020%2F08%2F03%2Freal-journalist-sounds-alarm-over-americans-stocking-up-on-another-weapon-of-war-deliberately-designed-to-intimidate-and-kill%2F

I’m guessing the latter.

 

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Comments

The Friendly Grizzly | August 5, 2020 at 3:12 pm

A lot of the trucks ARE looking silly with their sheer size compared to what they were at the turn of the century. I’d love to ahve my ‘92, or even 2001, Silverado back again.

Bujt, even if I had one of today’s trucks, my object is to buy the only remaining trsansportation that canbe had without a $%#*& center console, and, to carry things.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 5, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I have a 2000 Ford f250 4×4 with the 7.3 diesel. I use it to pull trailers, the largest being 34′ enclosed. It is for farm and business.

    I have not run over anyone with a truck over fifty years of driving, but both BLM and Antifa would be a terrible temptation 🙂 I am waiting for a bounty, dead or alive to be offered 🙂

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    You mean those are not trailer homes for 15 people?????

    Ryan Cooper has clearly never brought horses to Equestrian events. You need a truck able to pull a load. I suppose he thinks they magically teleport themselves there, or better, that anything ‘he and his buddies’ don’t approve of, is a superfluous activity and needs to be done away with. Sorta like getting rid of all those nasty ‘unacceptable thoughts’.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to kyrrat. | August 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      It is also most likely he never had to provide the grub for those hay-burners. How many trips to the feed store in a Prius to get a ton of hay into the barn? IF you could get a full bale into one of those things (Prius, not barn).

      He and his ilk have never had to fix anything, let alone keep a shop, even as a hobby, operating. For them all they have to do is call the “super” and it is taken care of. How can someone be satisfied with a life like that?

    Mr. Grizzly, My farm truck is a ’78 chevy 4×4 3/4 ton v-8 with a spare mounted on the front to achieve maximum loft on impact (1 deer so far…hit it at 70mph…it landed in the bed…not enough left to eat) and to protect the radiator and windshield.

    Buy the Dodge Ram, it’s good for antifa control….

    The hoodline has been raised absurdly. Compare to an 80s truck, which you could see out of. Those also had an option for 7.5L V8s (454, 460) which were physically larger than the new engines. The NYT author is nuts, but there *is* a visibility problem with the latest gen pickups, GM especially.

2smartforlibs | August 5, 2020 at 3:13 pm

I drove things that killed people my business truck isn’t one of them.

I’d appreciate some insight on which trucks/SUVs might be most lethal before I go out and buy one. Got to do one’s due diligence.
Thanks.

    PaulB in reply to UJ. | August 5, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Obviously the one with the 30 gallon “clip”….

    JusticeDelivered in reply to UJ. | August 5, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    4×4 with at least one spring tooth dethatcher mounted underneath, 2-3 might be better.

    dmacleo in reply to UJ. | August 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    think V Plow.
    boss 9.2 does not slap up and down when hitting people due to no chain.
    the sled plowlights light them up well too and the prow on the plow makes a super good aim point.

    rinardman in reply to UJ. | August 5, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Just check the window sticker.

    Mega-trucks have the PPM (Pedestrians Per Mile) rating listed on the sticker. Get the one with the highest PPM.

wait until they find out you can mount a snow plow blade to the front, very effective in dispersing a crowd with no damage to the truck

    JusticeDelivered in reply to buck61. | August 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Boss makes a nice V nose plow blade, which can be adjusted on the fly to toss everything either right or left.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to buck61. | August 5, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    A rumor I am trying to start says they are using those same snow-lpow attachments to collect all of the bodies in the street, accumulating from the sheer, wholesale rate of Covid deaths taking place… nowhere.

    But. 20/20 will have a segment about it, and willf fire rocket detonators under the truck to cause it to burst into flames. Anthony Fauci and Ralph Nader will offer commentary.

https://twitter.com/conserv_voice/status/1290382386002264064

yeah that increased grill area has nothing to do with increased cooling capacity which, ironically, is needed to help maintain emissions when hauling.
also helps airflow when carrying a plow in winter, believe it or not can overheat in winter when grill blocked.

Silly me……I always thought those suburbanites that drove them suffered from self-esteem or small penis syndrome. I know some are legitimately used for hauling boats, campers or large enclosed trailers, but know quite a few “Napoleon Complex” sufferers that have them simply for self-esteem reasons

Only city folk would drive a pickup without at least a brush guard/deer catcher.

I mentioned this story to my wife and she said straight up that she wanted the biggest mega-pickup available.

    amwick in reply to Neo. | August 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    My daughter in law too. The bigger the better.

    Sanddog in reply to Neo. | August 5, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    No truck here but I do have a Nissan Armada with a brush guard. It gets crappy gas mileage but it navigates mountain roads in any weather and I use it as my Hwy vehicle to drive cross country. It’s everything leftists hate and it can drive right the hell over their shitty little econo-cars.

And the purpose of pedestrians is to increase stop and go traffic, and subsequently carbon emission, local or shifted/shared.

And the purpose of cyclists is to cause automobiles to swerve into oncoming traffic or force them off the road.

And the purpose of wind turbines is to whack endangered birds, bat, etc.

And the purpose of photovoltaic panels is massive displacement of flora, fauna, and human, and spread a Green blight upon the land.

And the purpose of diversity (i.e. class-based taxonomic system, process, or belief) is to breed adversity.

And the purpose of Planned Parenthood is to either sequester life deemed unworthy of life, or to cannibalize her profitable parts, to remove or redistribute a “burden” h/t Obama.

Huh, I guess agree with them. I wonder if there is a black hole… whore h/t NAACP at the end of this evolution.

Those darn “high capacity” trucks. Remember when the Left wanted to ban SUVs because they weighed too much and damaged the roads?

Nothing speaks the 21st century as a big diesel 4×4 crew cab with the sat radio tuned to BBC World Service. Forget the spare tire, with the Prius in the bed … no problems.

Only “problem” is the $100K price tag for the top Ford. Yikes…

I spent Memorial Day weekend in Prescott AZ last May and I swear, it sure seemed like everyone on the highway was driving not only big pickup trucks but WHITE pickup trucks. Is that the only color they come in these days.

One of the first things I plan on doing when I finally move to Prescott is to buy a white pickup truck. I don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t own one.

At the dentist a couple of those parked either side of my early model Tundra long-bed. Struck up a conversation with the owners and one said “Tundra makes a nice 7/8 size pickup”. Had to laugh when we turned to talking about CCWs and they preferred 1911’s while I carry a pocket 380.

Never had a new vehicle, and never spent more than $10k on a used one. Money if ever any extra, always went into my home. Just prefer to invest in what appreciates over what depreciates. Now if money to burn … 😉

    drednicolson in reply to MrE. | August 5, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Well-maintained guns keep most of their value, too. 🙂

    Mac45 in reply to MrE. | August 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Here is the bottom line to the ability to make choices. People make choices based upon differing criteria.

    For some people, particularly suburbanites, a small or medium pick-up might be a good choice to handle their hauling needs. Something to haul a single lawn mower, a few bags of fertilizer or a single couch while giving higher gas mileage may make good sense. But, if you are going to do any heavy hauling, then having a full sized or even large-size pick-up truck makes more sense. But, in the case of both vehicles used for hauling things and firearms for self defense, bigger usually provides one with greater flexibility. You can still haul that lawn mower, a few bags of fertilizer or that sofa in a full sized of larger or larger pick-up truck. You can’t haul as large a load in the small sized pick-up as you can in a full sized pick-up. The same thing can be said about defensive firearms.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Mac45. | August 5, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      I live in a detached house in an 11-unit condo development. I think the British would call my development a “Close”. I bring home stuff like bags of mulch, or furniture kits, or just groceries.

      What do I have? A minivan. A Chrysler Pacifica minivan. My appearance (6-1, shoulders in separate zip codes, big full beard) suggests one of them-thar pickem-up trucks, but for my purposes the van is great. My 71 year old back appreciates the low floor. It’s comfortable.

      While it’s not a Ferarri, the drivetrain provides plenty of “snap” for traffic, passing, and >75mph cruising where possible. I also got it with the factory-offered blacked-out trim, and an old-school pinstriper did a bit of work here and there, making it less and less a mommy-van, and more and more an interesting vehicle.

      For the record: if the Dodge Dakota went back into production tomorrow, I’d buy the first one that rolled off the transport at my dealer’s. Ranger? No. Even the base model is loaded down with gewgaws and other bits I don’t want. The Colorado/Canyon has no room in the footwell for my big paws, the door height is 5” to short, and it has a console in it big enough to be a casket.

      A couple yards of compost, mulch or manure is the heaviest payload it ever sees.

      When starting out, I wanted a big F250 a 5th wheel and boat – until an older co-worker shared his cost analysis of RVing vs. traveling by car and staying in a nice hotel. It was of course geared to our employment situation with max 4 weeks vacation / year – and weekend use. He concluded for our situation travel by car and staying in hotels was more economical. I had to agree for my need – esp. as a single-income family with kids.

        Mac45 in reply to MrE. | August 5, 2020 at 8:59 pm

        What you did was what is known as a cost-benefit analysis. You looked at what you would most likely use a truck for and decided that those needs could be met with a vehicle costing less to purchase and operate. You also can take into consideration the difficulty and expense of renting a larger vehicle, should you need it for a short time. However, the range of use of the truck is limited by its size.

        Now, about the choice of a defensive handgun for EDC. First, the firearm.ammunition combo has to meet certain minimum requirements. First the ammunition needs to be powerful enough to quickly render an attacker unconscious due to blood loss without expanding ammunition. The reason for this is because the size of the hole, made by the bullet, is dependent upon the bullet cross section. And, the expanding ammunition needs to expand to increase that cross section to its maximum amount for that particular round. But, several things can inhibit the expansion of expanding ammunition. Therefore, a good rule of thumb is to use no ammunition less powerful than 9mm/.38spl ammunition. Also, it may well take more than one torso hit to render an assailant unconscious. Before the current riots, a good rule of thumb was to plan in using three rounds per assailant. And, as multi-person assaults were becoming more common, a minimum of 9 rounds should be on board the weapon [with 6 being the minimum for magnum weapons loaded with magnum ammunition], And, of course, the more ammunition capacity the better.

          MajorWood in reply to Mac45. | August 5, 2020 at 11:20 pm

          Which is why I prefer a 12″ 870 SBS or an integrally suppressed CAR9-16 ($22 of ammo in 2 seconds). Who has time to aim these days? And no, my 8.5″ .300-BO upper did not arrive today. Grrrrrr! With 220-240 gr subsonics it is measured in perps per round. Lends a whole new meaning to touch and go.

          Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | August 6, 2020 at 11:32 am

          Let’s be realistic here. It is incredibly inconvenient to be toting any SBR or similar shotgun around for EDC carry. If possible, one should always go to a rifle of shotgun over a handgun, except in very tight places where maneuvering will occur. However, for shopping trips outside the home, a pistol is going to be the preferred carry choice. Abd, unless one has some significant need to meet threats from large predatory animals, rather than strictly human aggressors, then a large caliber, semi-automatic pistol with a magazine capacity of 9+ rounds and spare magazines is the best bet.

          My own personal home defense choice is either a .223/5.56x45mm rifle or a shotgun, backed up by a .45acp pistol. But, my defensive range will most likely be limited to less than 100 yards.

          I envy the skinny guys who can wear clothes loose enough to carry a 45 without printing. My size pretty much dictates pocket carry – being left handed also limits to semi-autos that can be mag-release swapped and have no safety. The Taurus TCP 6+1 fits the bill.

          Other consideration for me is, big and slow on my feet, trouble is likely to come face to face – where being a lefty is sometimes an advantage if the righty has never faced a strong lefty. In such situation, I won’t be going for the torso. I do take a 9mm when staying in hotels and an S&W Governor around the house. The Governor being a “who has time to aim” type of weapon when loaded with bear shot. I forget the name of the load, but it’s nasty.

          Mac45 in reply to Mac45. | August 6, 2020 at 4:19 pm

          My personal EDC is a SA XD-45c,with 10+1 on board, carried in an ankle holster, with a 13 rnd spare magazine in my hip pocket. No problem with concealment. The draw is a bit slow, but good situational awareness and practice can make up for that to a surprising degree. So, In leave the house with 24 rounds of 230 gr., .45ACP, hollow point ammunition. If I come home with any ammunition at all, I never complain. If I am lying dead in the street because I needed 10 rounds and only had 8, I still will not complain, because I will be dead.

          People never need a gun until they really, really need one. Then they need one that will get the job done.

I confess I haven’t owned a pickup since the mid-’90s. It was a ’75, so not built like an Abrams tank (didn’t even have the cannon turret, but hey — it was only an F-100).

However, the hood was big enough to land a small helicopter on, so there’s that.

    MajorWood in reply to Dusty Pitts. | August 5, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    I used to routinely pull 4-wheel farm trailers with 150 bales of hay or straw, with another 40 in the bed, with our paltry 1972 F100 with a 302 V8 and 3sp auto. Top speed empty was 68 uphill or downhill. That truck did more work in its lifetime than 95% of the pickups on the road today. Back then a pickup was considered a commercial vehicle with a $100 plate fee, vs $10-15 for a car or a farm pickup. $100 a year for a $3000 vehicle would be like paying $1000-1500 for a modern truck nowadays. Not sure if Ohio changed the plate fees, but growing up I was pretty much the only kid with a pickup at his disposal 24/7.

drednicolson | August 5, 2020 at 4:44 pm

On this side, a street-legal monster truck.
On that side, a street-legal clown car.

Which one you gonna pick?

So I wonder how many spools of barbed wire or bales of alfalfa the reporter can fit into the back of his Prius. Or how many horses will fit in his trailer.

Yes, many a time I’ve come home late at night to see the Ford F-250 King Cab pickup trucks rooting and snorting in the nearby pasture, thirsting for the blood of the living. Sometimes they’ll hang around the barbed wire fences and honk warnings at the flock of Chevy Silverados next door, but as long as they don’t get out, the neighborhood is safe.

Now I’m the first person to make fun of some jagoff from the suburbs driving an F-150 Raptor, and I have my kid calling my brother-in-law’s truck “Pretty Pretty Truck Truck” for that reason. But it takes a lot of disingenuous socialist jagoffery to make this kind of story. Maybe someone should start asking these blue check reporters if they really “need” that many bedrooms in their homes. Housing Justice demands that everyone working in media houses a homeless person, excuse me, “Home-Deficient Idenifier” in their extra bedrooms.

One of the factors making trucks larger is the need for them to be able to carry more passengers. The Regular Cab pickup is on its way out because it can carry a max of two, maybe three people. Dangerous to even carry kiddos with the airbags. By stretching the passenger area, you increase the person mpg – i.e., a truck that hauls six at 20 mpg is better than a truck that hauls 2 at 20 mpg. If you look, you can’t find a regular cab in a full size pickup except at Ford and maybe Ram. I have a RCSB (Regular Cab, Short Bed) F-150 that I use to pull the trailer with my ’74 Formula 400 Firebird. Always have liked the looks of a RCSB and now that I’m an old fart, I bought the one I’ve always envisioned. On a recent trip, with a 5.0 V8 (I know, an obscenity to the green people), I averaged 26.25 mpg @ 70-75 mpg.

Oh my gosh!! These are some of the funniest comments ever!!

– says the owner of an 2002 F350 4×4 extended cab long bed diesel, 260,000 miles, that has been occupied full time this summer re-doing the backyard. When the yard is finished by Labor Day we can get back to the pedestrians ….

    amatuerwrangler in reply to B Buchanan. | August 5, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    You got me, pardner. 2003 Ram 2500, diesel, 4×4, 5-spd. With the horse population down significantly, the hay hauling is less, but it doesn’t flinch at a full ton on board. Same with sand, gravel, lumber. At 75+, I’m chuckling at the anticipated fight among the grandsons when the estate is settled… but no time soon, mind you. Gets 18MPG, laden or not, and is the go-to ride when venturing out on the highway… size matters.

There is a video in circulation, where rioters attacked a truck, slashing at tires and trying to break the windows. They slung a motorcycle in front of it, too. And the truck ran off, dragging the motorcycle and throwing sparks.

I’ll bet there is a family, somewhere, that is thrilled with that truck’s performance. If one of those carried my son home safe and sound, I’d be happy with it.

Grrr8 American | August 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm

Maybe we should change SUV to now stand for: Smashing Unisex Vegans.

That Progressive writer better not watch a Mad Max movie — he’d have the vapors.

All that said, I have to say that current pickups have become a parody of themselves: grilles that are way too big and gaudy, and super-sized engine compartments that are out of proportion to the rest of the truck* — resulting in cabs that look like shrunken-heads in comparison.

*With side beds that are now too tall for easy use, as they have to maintain some linearity with the height of the hood for appearance purposes.

nordic_prince | August 5, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Well, if the pedestrians would stay off of the streets and quit jaywalking….

Over a million and a half miles in F250 and F350 4×4’s in the last 40 years

They’ve hit and killed just as many people as have been done in by the guns I’ve owned and used for the last 50 years

Exactly…ZERO

My wife and I have been helped by more than one pickup driver. I don’t recall any Prius, Bently or GWagen drivers every helping us.

    murkyv in reply to rightway. | August 5, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve pulled more than one stuck county snow plow out of drifts before with mine.

    Now, I try to stay in by the fire when the roads get bad. Let the young pups do that.

    I won’t even keep a chain or tow strap in mine anymore in the winter. That way I have an excuse

To a small degree, the increased size of modern pickups is part of a visual marketing appeal to a, rapidly fading, population of men who still value their masculinity. Why this foments cat calls of “little dick syndrome” from people on our side, speaks to how thoroughly emasculated our entire culture has become.

However, the bigger reason for increased size is the need to increase the engine bay space for today’s larger engines. Payload/ towing capacities of a half-ton truck in the mid 80’s were of the 1,500lb/ 7,500 lb range. Today’s half tons have payload/ towing capacities in excess of 2,500lb/ 11,000 lb.

Still, it would be quite doable to fit modern engines, with these payload and towing capacities, in the engine bays from the 80s IF we didn’t have all the new emissions crap to contend with. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in the Diesel segment. Fuel economy of diesel engines has been destroyed, and engine sizes have ballooned, in response to the demand for emissions controls.

I tow a 1,000 pound, 10 foot long ATV trailer behind my 11,000 pound, 30 foot fifth wheel, and do so with a load of family and gear in the truck. I need a modern-day, 1-ton truck to do so safely, and within the rated capacities of all my tow vehicle components.

    drednicolson in reply to bigskydoc. | August 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    The weight of the towing vehicle should match or exceed the weight of the load, otherwise the momentum of the load will muscle the vehicle all over the road and make it difficult to maintain control.

      dmacleo in reply to drednicolson. | August 6, 2020 at 7:18 am

      better talk to tractor/trailer drivers then. gonna hate to see logging trucks here with tractor that weighs more than the load.

      beagleEar in reply to drednicolson. | August 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Not if it’s hitched right. Not if it’s driven right.

      A half-ton can be ordered with over 10,000 lbs trailer rating. They don’t rate it like than with the knowledge that it’s a trainwreck to drive, they’d get sued. Even passenger cars were rated for more than the car; in the 90s, GM fullsize (well, Cadillac that I know of) had an option for a 7500# tow rating. You needed a sway control and wd hitch of course, but there was no scandal about them flying off the road.

This guy would have a stroke if my some came by him with his jacked up F250

Black everything, including the full sweep 2″ tube-built brush guard

And for kicks, light up that EGR deleted diesel and watch the coal roll

BierceAmbrose | August 5, 2020 at 7:50 pm

“…trucks as “basically . . . deliberately designed to intimidate and kill pedestrians.””

Hate to break it to you, snowflake … wben they buy those trucks, they think of you not at all.

BierceAmbrose | August 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Well, this guy’s Theta Delt name is “Needs to Get Out More.”

I wonder what NtGOM would say about driving around w/ the hydraulic mount down? I won’t say they are used for jousting. I might say that a beat up work truck with lift lowered parts traffic like Moses.

Bad for pedestrians – they tend to get stuck when impaled, n there’s cleanup once u get home.

Free State Paul | August 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Of course, many of the New Yorkers who make fun of pickup owners who never haul anything more than raindrops are the same New Yorkers who buy top-end Mercedes and Porsches that spend 99% of the time stuck in traffic.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Free State Paul. | August 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Big SUVs, with chrome real “sport-utility” use would loose in a heartbeat.

    The last time I was in Manhattan, the streets were covered in cabs, SUVs, limos / hired cars, and delivery trucks, in about that order.

    Car-wrangling to drive ourselves to a steak house chewed up pretty much the whole day. Only did that once, despite having to argue with the locals every time: “No, we’re not taking your car.”

It’s no exaggeration to say that stupidity in America has now been institutionalized.

We’ll never last as 50 states. Might as well get it over with bloodlessly.

As M once said, “Somebody has talked.”.

Who told that writer why we’ve got those trucks?

been in the car business over thirty years now–have driven, sold, owned all kinds of trucks–as far as utility/capability for the money, they’re hard to beat–when dodge first built the 12-valve cummins, had one of those–loud as hell but that straight-six diesel was incredible–butt-ugly for sure but would pull godzilla down the road–had a 7.3 F250 for a while and liked that one, too–like the crewcabs better than anything else, room for people/gear and can sleep in the cab if needs be–have never really cared for all that lifted/bolt-on/star wars lights nonsense–pure stock is fine with a spray-in liner, toolbox and headache rack, good trailer kit and good rubber–mpg and trucks don’t come together so have never worried about that–a necessity in any serious garage along with a true suv and at least a couple of rockets/fun cars

When I first saw this I thought ryan cooper was a conservative poking fun at the rhetoric used against “assault weapons”.

It would be super fun for my husband and I to haul sheetrock to a job site using a Mini Cooper, but think of all the pedestrians we wouldn’t be able to mow down along the way. Bummer

Hopefully nobody lets them in on the silent assassins (electric cars, we unleashed on the cities.

Until they start making a Subaru Outback, Mini Cooper, or whatever other liberal yuppie car that can carry a couple of yards of compost, plywood sheets and other lumber, twenty bales of hay, or whatever, I’ll stick with my F-150. If I ever quit working my homestead (I’m 67 and still going strong) and decide to settle down and do nothing other than be a parasite on others, then perhaps I’ll buy one of the Left’s “sensible” cars. But, then again, I’d rather die working my cornfield, cutting timber, or bushhogging a field, rather than retire to a home where I have to listen to a bunch of liberals complain.

    RasMoyag in reply to Cleetus. | August 7, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Don’t forget to take timeout to listen to some Mozart on your 12 speaker system and park by the lake and watch the sun go down as your read a little Schopenhauer. And a cold Bud from the cooler. I suspect a Chablis isn’t your favorite.

does this mean that SUVs are no longer the bane of humanity?
i hope so, cause i’ve been driving one ever since i gave my truck to my son!

Ryan Cooper has not realized that his accusation stands for small cars, too. They all have blind spots. If you have not made eye contact with the driver – no matter what size the vehicle – then the driver has not seen you. Act accordingly.

In 2018 I rolled my 2005 F-250 crew cab. Climbed out where the driver’s window had been and walked away. Replaced the truck as a road vehicle with an Expedition EL and went back to the 1990 F-250 (7.3 Liter International diesel still running today) for my pickup. I was standing in front of the Trooper discussing what happened and he asked me “Sir, were you ejected from the vehicle?” I was sorely tempted to give him a smart answer, but recognized he needed to check off the box about wearing a seat belt, so just told him “No, I was wearing my seat belt.” I don’t believe I would have just walked away from some “green friendly” vehicle with a few minor cuts and bruises.

Somehow it’s ok to criticize someone’s vehicle choice because it is designed to kill people and kill the environment, but it’s not ok to criticize someone for having a vehicle that signals to everyone that what was once swinging between their legs has now been voluntarily removed.

I just got one. I wonder if one of those dipshits is available to come stand in front of me? I want to test that theory.

Pedestrians only? I want one with a 7′ grill and a supercharged 600 cubic inch V10. Don’t forget there are bicyclists and scooters and electric whatevers and wheelchairs that need to be eliminated too. Plus Honda Civics and BMWs and Ford Rangers for good measure. And a gun rack and Confederate flag as option package too.

I will be picking up a 2020 Ford F250 soon.
Alas…It is not for running over LibTards 🙁
But I could add a Technical to it if need be.

Mostly though its to drag our camper to see the kids and grandkids.

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