And so goes the nation
OK - I added a table to the end of the article that listed the 17 states and corrected a few typos. Sorry - My mind is elsewhere this morning!
One more thing: Electricity is not an energy source. It is a delivery mechanism. When you plug in your EV, the energy comes from power plants. Fossil fuel, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, harnessed unicorns.
The analogy is the coal truck. Coal is (stored) energy; the truck is the delivery mechanism.
Same (mostly) true for hydrogen.
Let's see what happens on the midterm vote in a few months. If there isn't a red wave, then electric cars will be the least of our problems.
That's strange! I don't know if Pennsylvania is tied to California like this, but one thing is for sure, I don't remember ever being asked to vote on being allied with California in this regard. And aside from that, this sort of thing is ridiculous anyway. Why would any state, for any reason, obligate its citizens to fall in line with some dictate from another state???
Reality does not bend to those who feel they can use tools other than logic & reason to make decisions. I predict that over the next 13 years, as Marxists continue to run specific states in the US into the ground, that those states will continue devolving into third-world hellholes, inhabited only by those who are unable to leave or who feel at home in the dysfunction & shared misery. The once proud, productive segments of the population will pack up their gas powered cars and head off to states that still honor the rule of law and are governed by leaders who are all in on the concept of 2 + 2 = 4. The hellholes will slowly and then all of a sudden lose all political influence and will eventually be purchased for 3 cents on the dollar by the productive classes of those areas that commit to low-cost energy independence and investment into actual products & services that improve their citizens' standard of living. As we are seeing with the current Russia/Ukraine/US/Europe dynamic, the lunatic ravings & actions of the neocons and the Marxists has no effect on those who acknowledge reality. It most certainly dooms the citizens who are governed by the lunatics.
We've been getting daily texts during the heat wave of the past few days, telling us to conserve electricity, or face shutdowns. So, this seems poorly thought out.
Right before C-19, the summer previously, we had rolling blackouts that took out power for millions of people, to prevent the kind of electrical fires that burned Paradise to the ground. It went on for weeks, off and on, and you never really knew if you'd get shut off at any moment. Gas lines were long, generators hard to get, and the whole thing felt like a natural disaster, even though all that had happened was the grid was old and in poor repair.
Let's add 20 or 30 million electric vehicles charging off that grid, shall we?
Gov. Youngkin needs to actively find opponents for and campaign against these legislatures that want Virginia to be ruled by California.
I would have thought that legislators, in one state, ceding the governance of their state to the legislators of another state, would tend to violate the first state's constitution.
Just signed up for Oct 1st ! These people are crazy - but I just read that the new English PM has lifted the ban on fracking and has approved 100 licences for oil research in the North Sea! Hope after all?
The ultimate goal of Agenda 21, of which 2030 is just a milestone along the road, is to have everyone living in urban centers in regions, not states. I guess requiring vehicles that are too expensive for most and inoperable much of the time, will "nudge" people into the city where there will always be public transportation. Pretty maniacally clever. A good book on Agenda 21 is by the late Rosa Koire entitled "Behind the Green Mask"
Cal Native here, that's been in the frontlines trying to put the fire out under the slow boil frog pot.
Californians passed Prop 187 to end handouts to illegal aliens. The usurpers had a lefty judge overturn the will of the people.
Californians passed Prop 208 No Homo Marriage. The usurpers had a lefty judge overturn the will of the people.
The point of restating what many already know? This doesn't happen in a 2/3rds lefty state!
California is not now 2/3rds leftist even with all of those exiting for freedom to other states.
It was the most reliable GOP state for decades. What happened?
The elections started going against the norms, slowly at first. As each town, city, and county got a few more communist types in office, the election results went even more and faster against the norms to the point it defied any sensible rationale.
There has been a direct correlation between the use of VOTE COUNTING machines and cities, counties, and states turning purple then blue. Check it out for yourselves.
At this point the usurper communists in California have made "Ballot Harvesting" (form of vote stuffing) legal to further control the VOTE COUNT for their own power.
Is it necessary to have VOTE COUNTING Machines and BALLOT HARVESTING for any legitimate reason? Of course not! There is no real purpose other than fraud.
The machines gained greater acceptance after FL "Hanging Chad" Bush v Gore dog and pony show.
The VOTE COUNTING MACHINES made it easier to do what had been done before manually, and outright fraud with lying usurper officials, or those that had been compromised.
No voting or VOTE COUNTING machines
In person, traceable ballots,
Everything open and transparent to whomever wants to look at it, all records kept for ten years instead of being hidden then destroyed in 18 months.
More than all this though is: Repent, Read, Pray, and do things HIS Way! That changes everything!
Dr. Malone sending prayers for good thoughts for you and yours.
You’re the best!💛
We are not now, and probably never were, a nation of laws, but of political wills. Dems, from the president on down to his bureaucrats aren't interested in following laws. Youngkin should follow that guidance when it benefits the people of Virginia. If we don't want electric vehicles, don't buy them. Economic pressure is the best weapon against irrationality. Money is the great rationalizer.
But. . . But you mean Elon Musk is NOT going to be harnessing free energy from the universe using Nikola Tesla's instruction manual??? ( we have no sarc mark; can we please have a sarcasm emoji??? )
The last few years have taught me the importance of state and local government. While I live in a "progressive" college town which extended mask mandates in 2021, the Governor outlawed all mask mandates so the city rule was unenforceable. Our lockdown was limited - most stores closed less than a month and my church for three months ( three months too long - but another story). There are still plenty of people walking around masked - remember - "progressive" college town but there is a sense the governor watches out for the state's people and is not beholden to an ideology.