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  • On Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 12:39pm PDT in Nobody is anti immigrant, CL said:

    Blurtman says

    I doubt of you can prove that he said any such thing. I can understand your confusion, however, as "Hispanic" is a fantasy category.

    Reread what I said. I agree with you actually. I think Trump is recalling images of the the Mariel boatlift, but the racist element hears what they want.

    dodgerfanjohn says

    Sorry I don't know what this means. I was 6 or 7 at the time and have never heard of this before

    Reagan visited the location where 3 Civil rights workers had been murdered in Mississippi as a campaign ploy. He extolled the virtues of State's right, which was well understood in the South, especially only a decade and a half after the Civil Rights Act, which these murders there helped to spawn.


    It's a textbook dog whistle. Me, personally? I don't think the leaders of the GOP are all racists, but I think they know that a big chunk of their base is, and so they are always only a bad poll away from the next dog whistle.

    He who was ears, let him hear!

  • On Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 12:11pm PDT in Mini Coopers, CL said:

    zzyzzx says

    If you like the Volt, then buy it. Having said that, I don't see the point of owning any electric vehicle if you don't have a place to plug it in (how did that happen?).

    You probably won't believe it (or agree with) all, but I didn't mind paying a little extra. I get the toll discount so that saves me a hundo each month, get the HOV lane from E'ville to SOMA and vote with my dollars a bit. With all the incentives, it was mostly a wash but I had hoped I'd get some charging on either side of the bridge. If I had, I'd probably get 1000 miles or more per gallon.

    I also tend to hit free SF street parking, and with the limited charging capabilities I'd have to drop 20-25 bucks per day to get in a garage in SF, plus pay like $5.00 for charging the equivalent of $3.00 worth of gas. Extended range is great, but that part of the economics doesn't exactly work.

    I like the new Volts though, and considered just getting a 2017 but we relocated my office from SOMA to the other side of Fidi, and now the commute is much more likely than before to result in me wishing I'd have taken the bus. One car is an option I'm considering too, but the hand-me-down to my wife seemed to hit a few spots for us (mostly with the age of the Toyota she drives)

    I mostly kind of figured if consumers like me didn't choose EV, then the next "Who killed the Electric Car?" would feature we consumers in the starring role! :)

  • On Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 10:19am PDT in Mini Coopers, CL said:

    zzyzzx says

    Why are you replacing the Volt?

    Have you test driven a Mini?

    (Haven't touched one)

    My Volt is a lease and is maturing in a week, and I don't have a place to charge it anyway. I have enjoyed the car, and the HOV lane access is perfect for my commute. I live and work near public transportation so it's an option, although I'd have to alter my work patterns a bit.

    The wife has an '08 Corolla, with low miles that she only uses for the dogs and groceries. I am thinking perhaps of driving the Mini (if I were to get one) for a few years, hand it off to her, and then get my own ride if still needed.

    Indiana Jones says

    I've had one for 10 years. What specifically do you want to know?

    Really, anything like you've offered up. General satisfaction, reliability, comfort. Anything!
    Do you prefer the Hardtops? Convertible? How do so many have so many different patterns in the paint jobs?

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