Al Gore III 100MPH & Drug bust.....In a PRIUS

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by 9G-man, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. bookrats

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    "He said, 'Son, you're gonna drive me to Jesus,
    If you don't stop drivin' that Hot... Rod.... Prius!'"

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Dan Neil @ Jul 5 2007, 03:26 PM) [snapback]473635[/snapback]</div>
    In forward, or reverse?
     
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    Somehow this caper reminds me of an old Pittsburgh classic radio gag, known as the Bridge Leap contest. All we need now is a bumper sticker for everyone "This PRIUS has clocked 105 MPH Club" or something a little more safety minded :lol:
    :lol:
     
  4. Godiva

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Godiva @ Jul 4 2007, 01:38 PM) [snapback]472998[/snapback]</div>
    Oh my GAWD. I've been quoted in the L.A. Times.

    Very last paragraph
     
  5. Sufferin' Prius Envy

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    Damn you Al Gore Jr. Jr.!!!!! How dare you leak out a secret from the "Priory of Prius."

    Serendipity effect my nice person! :angry:
    Now we are going to be pestered by all those tailgaters to drive over 100 miles per hour . . . so that they can draft off of us. :eek:
    Now that they know we CAN go much faster, they will become more aggressive with their tailgating.

    Thanks a friggin' lot Al Gore Jr. Jr. . . . You have now made the freeways a much more dangerous place for us non-drugged Prii drivers.

    P.S. I too didn't know blue Prii could do over 100 MPH. :blink:
    I thought it was only the non-wimpy looking red and black Prii with that special capability. :p :lol:
     
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    Congrats... it was a good quote.
    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Godiva @ Jul 6 2007, 06:23 PM) [snapback]474307[/snapback]</div>
     
  7. Godiva

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Sufferin' Prius Envy @ Jul 6 2007, 07:39 PM) [snapback]474352[/snapback]</div>
    Not to mention the fact that now the Highway Patrol are going to be keeping their eyes on all of us. Prii are distinctive. Easy way to make your quota of speeding tickets.
     
  8. IsrAmeriPrius

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tech_Guy @ Jul 5 2007, 11:09 PM) [snapback]473867[/snapback]</div>
    You are confused about all the Albert Gores.

    Albert Gore, Sr., was the father of the former Vice President. He was a United States senator from 1953 through January 1971. He died in 1998.

    Albert Gore, Jr., is the former vice president.

    Albert Gore III, is the 24 years old son of the former vice president who was busted for driving a Prius at over a hundred miles per hour.
     
  9. Rangerdavid

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 5 2007, 06:09 PM) [snapback]473699[/snapback]</div>
    No, actually, its not clear. Paris Hilton went to jail, didn't she? What makes you jump to from A to Z and skip everything in between to arrive at that conclusion? There is no logic to your argument at all. The only rational explanation is that you are just such a freaking right wing neo Nazi conservative that you believe no one should be forgiven youthful indiscretions, and should receive a lifetime of punishment for what in fact are MINOR offenses.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 5 2007, 06:09 PM) [snapback]473699[/snapback]</div>
    I dont believe he will be treated more harshly than the average Joe, nor do I believe it would be fair or just for him to be treated any differently. Here is where your argument again is inconsistent. You believe he should receive a more harsh punishment because of who he is?? Isn't that just as bad as not treating him the same because of who he is?? Sure it is. Think it through dude. Try to think original thoughts, and not just regurgitating what that "drug addict" RUSH says......

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 5 2007, 06:09 PM) [snapback]473699[/snapback]</div>
    Again, inconsistent, with the same underlying rational as previously stated. We need not even mention the commuted sentence your boy Scooter Libby received, or maybe we should. Isn't that the pot calling the Kettle black? He got a break only because of who he is. Another Republican crook who got caught, got punished, and had his buddies bail him out of trouble.
     
  10. viking31

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rangerdavid @ Jul 6 2007, 11:31 PM) [snapback]474435[/snapback]</div>
    Calling me a Nazi? Wow that was fast. Usually the rule is a thread must reach 100 posts before it degrades to name calling, esp. regarding Nazi's. Hmm, are modern Nazi's only right wing neo's, or can they be left wing too? Well, let's leave that for later.

    Minor offenses... Hmm, traveling over 100 MPH high on pot, prescription drugs (most class A narcotics, were not talking about Viagra are we?) on a busy CA freeway. Please inform representives of MADD and the thousands, no 10's or maybe perhaps 100's of thousands of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, uncles, grandfathers, grandmothers, who have lost innocent loved ones at the hands of such individuals. Tell them it's only a MINOR offense. It may be a minor offense in your state, but in most states in the union, when your caught going over 25 MPH over the speed limit the greeting from the trooper is usually "Exit your automobile and please place your hands behind your back". And top it off with drugs...


    Read my original post "dude" (always been wary of strangers calling one another "dude"). I emphatically stated he will not indeed be treated more harshly simply because he is in the national news. In fact, you can be rest assured he will be treated with "kid gloves". That's just politics and it would be the same in any other country. We're not different. You are very naive if you believe he will be treated as an average citizen would be.

    Me, a Republican, who said that? Scooter Libby, my boy? Perhaps you or your partner have some sort of affinity with a grown man who has a nickname of "Scooter" but I can assure you I could care less about "Scooter". Not quite sure how you connected Al's arrest and felony charges with presidential pardons, but many will surely argree this is a non partisian issue. You may have still been in grade school when our last Democratic president pardoned 140 convicted felons, many drug runners, armed robbers, bombers of civilians and law enforcement personnel, seditionists, etc. Poor fellows, probably all minor offenses.

    Rick

    #4 2006
     
  11. IsrAmeriPrius

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 09:33 AM) [snapback]474653[/snapback]</div>
    Nowhere in the news reports was it alleged that he was under the influence of either marijuana or prescription medications when he was arrested for speeding.
     
  12. Rangerdavid

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 12:33 PM) [snapback]474653[/snapback]</div>
    nice diversion from responding to the facts. Actually, I don't know whether you're jewish or not, nor do you know if I am or not. BTW, there is no 100 post rule. Yes, the rule is that modern Nazi's must be right wing, just FYI.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 12:33 PM) [snapback]474653[/snapback]</div>
    yes, speeding and possession of less than Schedule II narcotics are minor offenses. Actually, they are offenses for which anyone is eligible for a deferred prosecution, i.e. payment of court costs and performance of 24 hours community service and the district attorney will dismiss the charges. Hence, they are considered "minor" charges, usually misdomeanors. If I leave a prescription for Vicatin in your car, do you think you should go to jail for that? Your argument about the mad mammas makes no sence, and simply isn't applicable in this situation. No one was killed, no wreck, and I'm not aware of any allegation that he was even consuming any of the drugs. If so, which ones? I'm sure now that Al's son has encountered these problems, that will negate ALL credibility to the global warming argument in the eyes of most conservatives.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 12:33 PM) [snapback]474653[/snapback]</div>
    Don't be wary of people who use the word "dude". It usually means they are children of the 60's or 70's and mean you no harm. Its not a deragotory term. At least that's what I mean when I use the term, and I'm old enought to have used it 30 some years ago before it became "retro". However, dude, you did say he should be treated more harshly because of who he is. That's simply not just. Maybe Bush will commute his sentence also. At least he hasn't committed perjury in a position of public trust. He is a child, young man, whatever, he is a private citizen. Thats it. Lets hope you never get arrested or charged wrongfully for something, and prejudged before you even have the opportunity to tell your side of the story. That is what the Nazi's did. That is what you were doing.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 12:33 PM) [snapback]474653[/snapback]</div>
    You're right, sorry, I guess I wasn't clear on that, I did.
     
  13. IsrAmeriPrius

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rangerdavid @ Jul 7 2007, 10:00 AM) [snapback]474666[/snapback]</div>
    The California Deferred Entry of Judgment program is a bit different. There is no community service requirement, but eligible participants must complete 20 hours of drug education classes and stay arrest free for eighteen months before the charges are dismissed

    In California, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor which is not punishable by jail time but only by a $100 fine.

    Al III was most likely booked for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription because he was probably carrying them in a different container than that provided by the pharmacy. I do that quite often when I only need a few pills to take during the say when I am away from home. Those charges are routinely dropped when the prosecutor is presented with a valid prescription for the particular medications.

    I agree with you. Those are very minor offenses.
     
  14. Godiva

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Wcstflyer @ Jul 5 2007, 07:30 AM) [snapback]473401[/snapback]</div>
    You got quoted in the Mercury news.

    Priuschat in Mercury News

    Oh, and me too. At the end.

    Haven't we had some issues with how Edmunds reports on the Prius?

    Their article on Gore III is....interesting.

    Gore III free on bail


    "What this means to you: An inconvenient truth for the Gore scion is that you apparently can get a Toyota Prius up to 100 mph."
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(joe1347 @ Jul 4 2007, 03:27 PM) [snapback]473080[/snapback]</div>
    Gore won't run- he's having too much fun pretending to be a climate scientist!

    Watch for Thompson on the right:) B)
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsrAmeriPrius @ Jul 7 2007, 12:41 PM) [snapback]474658[/snapback]</div>
    Of course he was not under the influence ;-). He's such a good citizen. He only smokes his pot and pops (or snorts, or injects) his drugs when safely at home.

    Al has been busted twice before for illegal drug possession. I suppose he only inhales and tastes the pills...

    Rick
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    Al III for 2008!!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(2frugal @ Jul 7 2007, 01:08 PM) [snapback]474685[/snapback]</div>

    Yes. Keep your eye on Thompson.

    Fred Thompson aided Nixon

    "President Nixon and his top aides viewed the fellow Republican as a willing, if not too bright, ally, according to White House tapes."

    "Nixon was disappointed with the selection of Thompson, whom he called "dumb as hell.""

    "What rarely is mentioned is that Thompson knew the answer to the question before he asked it. Investigators for the committee had gotten the information out of Butterfield during hours of behind-the-scenes questioning three days earlier, on July 13."

    "...tapes show Thompson played a behind-the-scenes role that was very different from his public image three decades ago. He comes across as a partisan willing to cooperate with the Nixon White House's effort to discredit the committee's star witness."

    "Thompson called Buzhardt over the weekend to tip off the White House that the committee knew about the tapes."

    "Scott Armstrong, a Democratic investigator for the committee who was part of the Butterfield questioning, said he was outraged by Thompson's tip-off.

    "When the prosecutor discovers the smoking the gun, he's going to be shocked to find that the deputy prosecutor called the defendant and said, 'You'd better get rid of that gun,'" Armstrong said in an interview."


    Oh yeah. [sarcasm] I *sooooo* want Fred Thompson in the White House. [/sarcasm]

    Just what we need. Another dumb Republican with no ethics. The first thing he'll do is pardon Cheney and Bush just in case Scooter squeals.
     
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    well said tag :)

    Actually I am surprised about that people are so freaked out about a prius going 100mph. Is that not in the datasheet? Reaching more than 100mph in a prius is not that special in germany, where there are pieces of highways where speed is unlimited.
    170km/h is not even that much, I reached that with a 1.3L toyota starlet with around 90 PS.

    and about drafting:
    I guess it was a joke but just to make sure: A prius has a low Cw value, which makes it hard to feel a draft at all...
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(viking31 @ Jul 7 2007, 11:23 AM) [snapback]474693[/snapback]</div>
    Had the Sheriff deputies suspected that he was under the influence of drugs at the time that he was arrested for speeding, he would have been booked for driving under the influence. The fact that he was only booked for possession of controlled substances and speeding but not for DUI, is pretty strong proof that he was not intoxicated at the time that he was driving at 100 MPH.
     
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