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Forget Dogs, Ban HUMMER

Original post made by Hummer Hater, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2006

Let's leave dogs to their tricks and move our attention to HUMMBER, the gas guzzling mother of all SUVs that's popping up all around town. This monster should be banned from the streets of Palo Alto and every community in the US for it's wasteful fuel consumption.


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Posted by wolf
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 2, 2006 at 10:29 am

Sure. I'll vote for it the day after we also ban wasteful web postings.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2006 at 1:24 pm

Few people can afford a stable of vehicles for every purpose, and so must select one to perform all work. They pay a premium for the purchase and operation, and they consider it worth the difference. This neo-puritanism whereby another's choices render them fair game for legislative punishment is inapropriate in a free, progressive society.

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Posted by Heller
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 2, 2006 at 2:13 pm

I could care LESS what someone drives. Lets close this topic now and move on to more important issues.

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Posted by Hummer Hater
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2006 at 8:52 pm

I'm shocked by the indifference displayed by Palo Altans. It seems that they are oblivious to the growing energy crisis and the dire need for energy conservation, not to mention an even more urgent need to reduce auto emissions to help clean up our emission-filled environment.

Palo Altans should travel abroad sometimes. In Europe, you will see much smaller cars on the road. People there are more conscious about conservation and reducing pollution. Europeans are just as big as Americans but they are doing what they can to help by driving smaller, less polluting and more fuel efficient cars.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2006 at 5:35 pm

My response to Hummer Hater was mild compared to his contempt for others but it is gone,
So's me.

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Posted by Your Neighbor
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 16, 2006 at 7:29 pm

Well if youre going to spend 100 bucks on dinner, why not do it in style.