Do you know how stupid your ‘rolling coal’ movement is?
For the benefit of others, this article explains what ‘rolling coal’ is and how it’s supposedly a protest against EPA regulation and Obama (it’s always Obama, right?). I’m still trying to figure out how exactly this is a protest – If anything, this is a provocation.
You desire to tell the EPA and Obama that they won’t change you, but your actions will prompt the rest of us (not even the liberals) to ask for changes to protect us from your stupidity. Do you realize that you shouldn’t provoke people? From the article, the following quote:
“I run into a lot of people that really don’t like Obama at all,” the salesperson said. “If he’s into the environment, if he’s into this or that, we’re not. I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truck—that’s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you.”
Oh, now I get it – It’s not actually a protest – It’s just plain old hate. Give O the finger and spread a little toxic love across the land…
As far as I know, nobody wanted to prevent anyone from using a diesel, in fact some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the road are diesels (I own one – a VW TDI). In fact, this country relies on them a great deal for transport of goods, farm machinery, public transit, etc. But, along comes this behavior and now you put a big target on your vehicles – It’s idiotic and it will backfire on you (no pun intended).
When you purposely spew toxic exhaust from the vehicle “to protest”, you are actually trying to inflict harm on others. You are creating a health issue and endangering people. Your “protest” is misguided and you will bring upon yourself your own restrictions because you lack self control and appear to be too stupid to even know how misguided this practice is. But, hey, it’s easier to just give a finger than it is to think about the consequences of your choices.
Clean diesel owner
TPM reached out to Liz Purchia, the press secretary for the EPA, about the changes. Purchia told TPM “the short answer is this is illegal.”