ItÂ hadÂ to be.
No, this is a thing.
And now, in the air.
As reported byÂ Vocative, a new protest against President Barack Obama and environmentalists has taken to the streets:Â Rollinâ€™ Coal.Â The Facebook page reads as â€œfor all the diesel lovers out thereâ€ butÂ this community has apparently evolved into a statement against green drivers. How Rollinâ€™ Coal worksâ€”keeping it to the basics hereâ€”is modifying a pick-up truck to intentionallyÂ spew thick soot either from massive exhaust pipes or smoke stacks. TheÂ Rollinâ€™ Coal folks call thisÂ â€œPrius Repellantâ€ and post bothÂ video andÂ memes celebrating theirÂ â€œvictoriesâ€ on the road.Â The kits and the modifications,Â SlateÂ reports, are legalÂ (althoughÂ the EPA disagrees); but as one Wisconsin vendor tells reporters:
â€œI run into a lot of people that really donâ€™t like Obama at all. If heâ€™s into the environment, if heâ€™s into this or that, weâ€™re not. I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truckâ€”thatâ€™s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you.â€
Modifying your truck to protest clean air initiatives? Thatâ€™s about as smart as staging a protest ofÂ â€œI donâ€™t like khakis, so Iâ€™m going to wear my blue jeans and fart in your face becauseÂ khakis.â€Â Such is this the latest protest against our President and environmentalists.
Okay, setting aside theÂ American Cancer Societyâ€™s findings to diesel exhaust attributing to adverse effectsÂ to oneâ€™s health, letâ€™s look at another possible reason why people choose EVs. [Read more…] about Tales from a Shock Jockey: We See Them Rollinâ€™, and Hatinâ€™â€¦