Wednesday, September 20, 2006

California Completely Loses It

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My former home state has gone way over the top on this one:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California filed a global warming lawsuit on Wednesday against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and three other automakers, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have cost the state millions of dollars.

State Attorney General Bill Lockyer (Democrat--ed) said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California was the first of its kind to seek to hold manufacturers liable for the damages caused by their vehicles' emissions.

The lawsuit also names Chrysler Motors Corp., the U.S. arm of Germany's DaimlerChrysler, and the North American units of Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd..

If I were those car companies, I'd close any plants that manufacture vehicles in the state (starting with this one near San Francisco.) I would also discontinue buying any parts made by California companies.

Next, I would jack up the price of the cars sold to cover the costs of legal expenses that will surely be incurred by this frivolous lawsuit. If all the companies effected did this, it would send a strong message.

California has always been extremely over regulated and this is just a slap in the face to companies who've brought Billions of dollars into the local economies.

Let's continue:

It also charges that vehicle emissions have contributed significantly to global warming and harmed the resources, infrastructure and environmental health of the most populous state in the United States.

Perhaps Lockyer missed this important speech on the farce that is global warming. To donks, the debate is over and no one or no facts can change their minds that global warming exists.

Lockyer, a Democrat, said the complaint states that under federal and state common law the automakers have created a public nuisance by producing "millions of vehicles that collectively emit massive quantities of carbon dioxide."
I wonder exactly how Lockyer gets around the state. Does he ride a bike from San Franciso down to San Diego?

Perhaps Mr. Lockyer should concentrate more on looking at the anti-Semitic/anti-American art he supports and less on frivolous litigation.

Update (9/21): More at the National Association of Manufacturers blog. Everyone has a blog.

Update 2: It looks as though someone sent an e-mail with a link to this to a whole gaggle of liberals. Welcome comrades from Madison, Berkeley and Mountain View. Look around and leave comments because I guarantee the majority of what I've written will piss you off. Of course, as a cold-hearted supporter of the evil Bushitlermcchimpyhaliburton, I don't care even a little bit.

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