What Digby said

Once again, here's Digby, doing it better than most could even hope.

Really, read it. She is one of the best bloggers around.



Re: What Digby Said

Word. I thought she handled the ridiculous Clinton supporters well who still to this day, won't deal with the obvious race-baiting Hil pulled in MI and PA. The McTeleprompter campaign pulled this outta her playbook, with the idiotic "race card" bullshit.

Re: What Digby Said

Agreed. We didn't talk too much on the show about Clinton's race-baiting during the latter stages of the campaign, but I thought it was disappointing. It was a shame that such a pioneering campaign, and candidate, resorted to what amounted to the politics of desperation.

Lithium-ion batteries

What kind of car should George W Bush drive?

Answer: an electric (of course), but one with lithium-ion batteries in the hope that some of the lithium would work its way into George's cranium and have a tranquilizing affect. :^)

And another thing:

The current state-of-the-art automotive battery, the Ni-mh, were installed in Toyota Rav-4, the GM's EV-1 (not hybrids), and were lasting over 100,000 miles of use. In other words, this battery is ready to go NOW, and we shoudn't have to wait for Lithium-ion which are as yet unperfected for use in cars.

Lithium-ion weigh less than Ni-mh, but the weight should be considered an advantage rather than a drawback. The battery weight can lower center-of-gravity to improve stability and handling, a perfect safety feature especially applicable to top-heavy roll-prone SUVs and any car.

You know what's funny? Chevron Corp owns the patents to automotive Ni-mh battery technology.


All things being equal, I'd rather it was some other company besides Chevron that owns the patent on the Ni-mh battery. But if they're willing to bring it to market on a large scale, I say go for it. The problem of course is that Chevron likely acquired the patent with the intention of NEVER bring the batteries to market.


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