So I’m browsing around the stupid at Clownhall, and seriously, this is the headline:
How Leftists are Killing ‘The Jetsons’
For the first time in American history, today’s generation is looking at a future that resembles the Flintstones more than the Jetsons. President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, preaches the virtues of “de-development,” by which he means the destruction of technological advances; the Obama administration preaches cap and trade policies, which would cripple American standards of living if implemented. Obama and his cronies have no faith whatsoever in human ingenuity and entrepreneurship: the best solutions are always proscriptive and prophylactic.
Obama thinks your hybrid car sucks. Go buy a rusty Ford, you fucking hippies!
Also, like The Virgin Ben would know from prophylactics.
Okay, even I’m ashamed of that one.
So what’s this column about? It’s about the rights of morons to crash their cars into whatever because they’re too busy yammering on their phones to drive.
While driving, how many of us use our cell phones to check on the safety of our loved ones, to do business or even to make emergency calls? How many of us would be willing to give up those conveniences — and, in some cases, those necessities — in order to satisfy LaHood’s safety requirements?
If you can afford a phone, nine times out of ten it comes with a small hands-free thing. I have a cheapass phone that sucks, and even it comes with a cheapass headset thing that sucks. So come on.
I’m not anti-phone, and I’m not even rabidly anti-phone in the car. I ride my bike wherever I can and I’ve been almost hit or doored not by people on phones but by stupid assholes who just don’t look where they’re going because they’re stupid. Take away the phone, they’ll still be stupid. But this is a little … really, you have the God-given freedom to do whatever in your car, even update Facebook from OnStar? And by disallowing this obviously insane thing, the government wants Astro the Jetson dog to die?
Google, the most innovative company on the planet at the moment, is busily creating vehicles with the capacity to drive in traffic without human intervention.
I don’t know about you, but I still want my flying car. Maybe I’ll never get it. But I’d sure as hell rather live in a world where the only limits are those imposed by nature rather than by man. We all deserve a “Jetsons” future. If government continues to grow, that future will fade into oblivion.
Gotcha. Judy Jetson will never take her top off for you if you don’t get your Google car, and also Obama sucks. You should have just said that from sentence one and saved us all the trouble.