June 26, 2008
Madhouse Madison Considers Ban on Drive-Through Windows
Madison, Wisconsin — which competes with Ann Arbor for the title of the Berkeley of the Midwest — has solved both high gas prices and the imaginary global warming crisis in a single blow: by proposing a ban on drive-through windows.
Explains Eric Sundquist of the Madison Plan Commission, who doesn't want to permit a new Starbucks to have a drive-through window:
Given the concern about all the carbon going into the atmosphere, I'm not sure we should be building more places for people to sit idling in their cars.
With enough restrictions, we'll be forced to get out of our cars and go inside to get coffee, thus lowering carbon emissions, cutting gasoline usage, and striking a blow against "America's auto-centric lifestyle." Where would we be without authoritarian bureaucrats?
On tips from mega, Lyle, Todd D, John H, and Steve.
Posted by Van Helsing at June 26, 2008 8:52 AM
Eric Sunkist should have his Prius confiscated, and be fired from the Commission.
Posted by: Mockinbird at June 26, 2008 9:26 AM
My favorite part is that Sundquist the "expert" was a journalist in his former life and has no real expertise in civil engineering or planning. What moron appointed him to a planning commission is anyone's guess, but this is Madison we are talking about here, so choosing just one moron is a tough business.
Also from TFA: Sundquist is planning to bring the issue up before the city's Long Range Transportation Planning Commission on which he also serves.
This raises two issues for me: 1) Not only is he a wasteful leftist, he's a wasteful leftist on TWO "planning commissions", one of which is probably in love with expensive light rail, hence the car-hate. 2) It should probably be against the law for anyone to hold more than one government position, elected, appointed, or hired, to keep proper separation of powers and duties, and to prevent undue influence of one individual over the government process. Of course, that will never happen, I'm just saying it should.
I live in
Midwest tax hell Wisconsin, and Madison is pretty much a joke everywhere except Madison itself. Now you see why.
Posted by: CoderInCrisis at June 26, 2008 9:57 AM
I think they should just ban Starsucks (along with their socialist moonbat propaganda cups).
Posted by: Jimbo at June 26, 2008 9:59 AM
As a civil engineer, I've lived with morons like Sundquist on planning commissions and in government bureacracies my entire 33-year career. It is absolutely amazing how arrogant the bastards are. It's similar to congressional idiots like Yomama telling generals how to fight a war.
Posted by: Jimbo at June 26, 2008 10:06 AM
As I had pointed out in another topic, CO2 has been proven BY AL GORE'S CHARTS to rise many decades AFTER tempatures go up.
More proof that 'global warming' is a scam, Lee.
Posted by: KHarn at June 26, 2008 1:21 PM
Besides idling try checking out the Drive $marter Challenge (www.drivesmarterchallenge.org). You can enter your specific vehicle data and figure out how much money you can save my taking six fuel-efficiency steps. They also provide other fuel-efficiency tips to help you save on gas costs.
Posted by: Kat at June 27, 2008 7:48 AM
Ah, but you left out Bloomington, Indiana (home of IU's main campus), easily as much a contender as Ann Arbor or Madison, tree-sitters named Dolphin and SpiritWomon, the whole nine yards.
I know. I lived there for over thirty years.
Posted by: rightwingprof at June 27, 2008 8:12 AM