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Against Hummers petition December 19, 2004 12:39 AM

http://www.sierraclubplus.org/hummerdinger/petition.html  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 January 04, 2005 12:50 PM

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Move over Hummers.... February 01, 2005 10:44 AM

What about the CXTs? What's up with them??? Does anyone know anything about that? 8-10 miles to the gallon, etc.? ~Michelle, proud owner of a Civic Hybrid, sad coveter of the Accord Hybrid, and tickled-pink car-loving admirer of the MR2 Hybrid prototype.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Find your legislator February 02, 2005 11:58 AM

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/?command=local Easy way to find out who is representing your interests. ~Michelle  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Why I am Against Hummers.... February 02, 2005 12:03 PM

The Hummer outside my apartment.... Seriously! I know this person thinks they are a badass simply because they spent 50,000 dollars on an Urban Assault Vehicle that gets no gas milage, but taking up two spaces is just too much. Arrogant bastard.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 02, 2005 12:06 PM

Let's try that again.... http://www2.gvsu.edu/~bealsj/pics/Livejournal/hummer.jpg  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 02, 2005 12:27 PM

Can't see the hummer in the pic, but I know what you mean about the attitude. I also dislike most people who drive Jaguars because they think they own the road (and cut me off everytime they see me) and my family is in to Corvettes and that is all about the status they are supposed to mean. Whatever. I don't own my dream car, just what is affordable and I can have the pink slip on and it is bigger than I like but if I had the money to buy a brand new car, it would be a prius or something, not a corvette or a hummer. All about priorities.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 February 02, 2005 1:20 PM

I agree with you Spyral, I have 2 hummers visible from my window at my apartment. :( There is a real huge problem with hummers in my area, I usually see 5+ a day, and that is a minimum. I have such a problem with them, and I don't understand what makes them such a status symbol? When they take up 3 spots (clearly marked "compact") at the grocery store, or at my college, do they really think it is going to make people look up to them or respect them??? Each time I see one I get more and more angry.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hummer vs. Hybrid as Status Car February 03, 2005 5:44 AM

I know one thing about Hummers, and that is that they are no longer a novelty, thank goodness. As far as status goes, when I am a car-lover, as you can tell from my previous posts. And so when I bought my Civic Hybrid, my husband asked me if I was disappointed that I couldn't afford a corvette (my favorite all-gasoline mainstream car), or another sports car or something. As he asked, it dawned on me that I now owned a car which, no matter how rich or famous or whatever someone was, no one could get something better. Oh, I know there's the Prius and the Insight, but the point is that I could afford either of those too....Suddenly I could afford the best of a certain type of car. I think it's great that celebrities and senators drive Priuses, and I drive a Civic. All of the sudden, it's as though there's no difference between me and them. On the other hand, driving a Hummer just makes anyone look like an idiot. I've never heard anyone say "Wow, that person is so smart-he/she invested in a Hummer!" But how many times have you heard the same said about someone driving a Hybrid car? Just a thought. ~Michelle  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
The new status car March 03, 2005 5:16 PM

I wish hybrids were more of a status symbol. It would be nice if people could show high status of some sort without wasting tons of money. The hybrids on the market today symbolize, to me, some of the great American values, like equality and pragmatism, that the United States really needs to pay more attention to. Whenever I see a hybrid car, I'm tempted to write a note that says something like "You rule!" and stick it under the wiper blade. Unlike most other cars, a hybrid stands for something positive.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hummer owners... March 03, 2005 5:18 PM

Not that I like to generalize about people, but if the only thing I knew about a person was that he/she owned a Hummer, I would guess that he/she is an idiot.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Again!!! March 03, 2005 5:58 PM

Latest escapades of the Hummer that holds a special place in Hell... http://www2.gvsu.edu/~bealsj/pics/hummertrash.jpg Don't be fooled, the car next to him is my roomates car, and he didn't put the trash there. Since then I've noticed that whenever I see him get in that thing he promptly whips out his cel phone and calls someone, and whenever I see him pull in, yup, you guessed it, on the cel phone. Apparently when you have a hummer you are obligated to conduct all cellular communications inside of it. :)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 March 03, 2005 6:06 PM

Oh yeah, and on the subject of cars as status symbols, I actually think its cooler when I see someone in a hybrid. Back when hybrids were a little more rare I found myself behind one on the road one day and I said "wow, that's one of those new hybrids". Heck, there are people on waiting lists for hybrids. Take that Hummer trash.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hybrid sales March 06, 2005 7:03 PM

In my upper-middle class, conservative suburb, there is currently no wait list for the Toyota Prius. Still, they sell very quickly, and the dealership I visited seems to take notice. It annoys me, though, that they've always got a dozen of every kind of SUV on the lot, and that SUVs are the only thing in the showroom. We silly suburbanites have a long way to go...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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