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The Violent Side of Environmentalist Wackos

A guy bought his dream car: a gray Hummer. It wouldn't fit in his garage, so he parked it on the street. Guess what a couple environmentalists did to it.

It lasted five days on the street before two masked men took a bat to every window, a knife to each 38-inch tire and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON."

"The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, 32, who lives with his mother in a three-story home in the 4300 block of Brandywine Street NW in American University Park. "I've kind of been in shock."

Now, as Groves ponders what to do with the remains of his $38,000 SUV, he has been the target of a number of people who have driven by the crime scene in his upscale neighborhood and glared at him in smug satisfaction.

"I'd say one in five people who come by have that 'you-got-what-you-deserve' look," said his friend Andy Sexton, 27, who is visiting from Arkansas and has been helping Groves deal with fallout from the crime.

The environmental movement is nothing more than the new collective. You are required to go along with their dogma, and if you don't you will pay the price. The scientists who don't buy into the false hype of global warming have found this out as well.

Update: John Hawkins documents the reactions from commenters at the Democratic Underground. If you are at all familiar with the irrational rantings of many at the DU, you won't be surprised by what you read.


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Comments (37)

Wouldn't you just love to c... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Wouldn't you just love to catch one of these pimple-faced nerds in the act. Can you say greasy spot?

They arrested someone in th... (Below threshold)

They arrested someone in the Denver area a few months ago for similar enviro-whacko inspired attacks on SUV's - arson in fact.

And of course, there were the Vail Ski Resort arsonists who burned down a historic ski lodge to protest the threat to lynx, lynx that were long gone from the area.

We are going to see increasing violence from these fanatics in the future.

May Al Gore, blessed be his... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

May Al Gore, blessed be his name, have mercy on this unrepentant fools soul.

"We are going to see increa... (Below threshold)
BlacquesJacquesShellacques:

"We are going to see increasing violence from these fanatics in the future."

And hopefully, much greater violence back.

Evolution in action!

Oh and.... Gaia Akbar !... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Oh and.... Gaia Akbar !

Too bad people don't voice ... (Below threshold)

Too bad people don't voice their opinions like this lady (from the linked article in the post):

Another neighbor, Lani Fremaux, 58, said she bought a T-shirt months ago with a picture of a Hummer and above it the word "Bummer." She wore the shirt proudly but said she is so upset with recent events on her street that she might retire it.

"They've got everything at their disposal in this city to make a statement in a legal way," Fremaux said of the bat-wielding men who struck out at the Hummer. "I consider this a hate crime."

Now that's someone with some common sense.

Ah crap. I meant "Too bad ... (Below threshold)

Ah crap. I meant "Too bad more people..."

...and the italics worked r... (Below threshold)

...and the italics worked right in the preview. That's it, I'm going to bed.

So you protect the ENVIRON ... (Below threshold)
LAB:

So you protect the ENVIRON with the Pollution of Hostility. That make so much sense, globally...*sigh*

jhow, it would be the easie... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

jhow, it would be the easiest ass I ever kicked. I saw one walking down the street in front of NCSU this weekend.

Wierd jacked up spiked hair, purplish, dressed in all black, all kinds of sh&t hanging off of him (or was that tatoos and piercings?).

Where the f*ck were the parents in the precedind 20 years???

The only thing that puzzles... (Below threshold)

The only thing that puzzles me is this... how do they get the energy to do their violence on a tofu and green bean diet? It's not roid rage, it's paranoid rage.

Considering the environment... (Below threshold)
Linoge Author Profile Page:

Considering the environmentalist's efforts to squelch, delegitimize, and demonize anyone who speaks out against "global warming", this falls right in line with that. It was only a matter of time until they worked themselves up into a sufficient frenzy that intellectual violence moved on to physical, especially once they realized the former was ineffective.

I certainly hope the guy had his insurance lined up before the SUV even left the lot...

The funny part is that the ... (Below threshold)
scrapiron Author Profile Page:

The funny part is that the democrats support these slime balls while running down they're own KKK in public. In fact the Enviro whacko have done more damage in the past 10 years than the democrat organized KKK has since 1865. At least they're not biased, they secretly support both the KKK (ex. Byrd)and Enviro Whacko's. It'll be a while before either/both catch up with the damage done by the democrat supported NAACP.

I've told this story before... (Below threshold)
cirby:

I've told this story before, but on Earth Day this year, I rode my newly-bought (but older) motorcycle to an Earth Day event near my house.

These two girls gave me this look - like I'd peed on their granola flakes - until I said "it gets 40 MPG - what does your car get?"

Complete attitude change...

(I've seen way too many "environmentalist" folks who drive 30 year old VW vans that get 20 MPG, but who give nasty looks at new SUVs that get better mileage...)

I had some knee-jerk leftis... (Below threshold)

I had some knee-jerk leftist beliefs in my youth, but would never have thought of doing this sort of thing. Now, of course, I am prone to the occasional blowing of "raspberries" or the hurling of a scicilian styled torso gesture in the direction of some simpering,nadless little twitmonkey who's in orbit around Left Nebula,etc. so the question obviously follows,"Since those who'd do things as perverse as this are obviously WAY over the line and hopelessly headed toward a future in 'The Hitlery Youth',is it okay to give up on them and refuse to let one enter your domicile even if he/she IS the wifes (worthless little) nephew ?"

That was rhetorical. I've already prepared for their arrival with limburger and vinegar filled baloons.

Hmm, OK...street looking, u... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Hmm, OK...street looking, upscale white boy (oh brother...what an a-hole....check out the Chargers jersey, the Abe Lincoln beard, lives with his mother at 32...), I'm sorry, I'm not buying the enviro-thug angle (though I know, here in the NW, they're a dime a dozen). And anybody can scratch their "handle" into a tire...

Something smells rotten in Denmark...

Quick blindfold these assha... (Below threshold)
marc:

Quick blindfold these asshats and point them in the direction of Al Gore's private jet.

Also give them explicit instructions to query Gore on the impropriety of nooshing on wedding day seabass when they possibly were illegally caught in the Southern Ocean, jeopardizing the sustainability of remaining stocks.

Vandalism, whatever the "re... (Below threshold)
goddessoftheclassroom:

Vandalism, whatever the "reason," makes me sick. Theft at least has a point; vandalism is simply destruction.

"Hmm, OK...street lookin... (Below threshold)

"Hmm, OK...street looking, upscale white boy (oh brother...what an a-hole....check out the Chargers jersey, the Abe Lincoln beard, lives with his mother at 32...),..."

Oh, so we're not buying the story because we've judged him by his looks and the fact that he lives with his mother. Am I missing something here?

"FOR THE ENVIRON."... (Below threshold)
Heralder:
"FOR THE ENVIRON."

What'd they run out of room? See that's just poor planning.

I think the most fitting penalty for these criminals would be to send them somewhere deep into the Rockys for 3 weeks with a canteen a pack of matches and package of tofu. Then they can commune with the "environ" and the occasional rattlesnake or grizzly bear.

I am always amused by any l... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

I am always amused by any leftarded intimidation or violence. Probably because I and who I associate with, when encountered with any type of violence DEAL with it personally.
If not at that instant, then at a time and place of our choosing.

This applies to ACTUAL criminal types, never mind a bunch of granola eating, tree huggin, hybrid driving, anti-American socialist punks.

Right now all the loony lefty demonstrations and actions are ignored or tolerated.

Someday one can only hope that definitive response will send a message, to stop their nonsense.

Actually, it's the hybrids ... (Below threshold)
iurockhead:

Actually, it's the hybrids that wreak the serious environmental damage, ont on the road but during their maunfacure. See:
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=14304

So driving a 'Pious' is not so green after all.

Two masked peices of dog po... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Two masked peices of dog poop two no good eco-freak cowards its just too bad he did catch these jerks in the act and took them pulled their hair shoved their gronla bars down their throats poured their wine collers all over them the kicked their butts and raged them both off to the police station with their bicycles wrapped around their necks or at least the baseball bats and i say he should SUE HIS IDIOT ECO-FREAK NEIGHBORS

Environmentalism is a relig... (Below threshold)

Environmentalism is a religion and its fanatics commit violence in the name of their god: "Mother Earth."

the UNIBOMBER was a big rea... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

the UNIBOMBER was a big reader of AL GORE eco-babble book EARTH IN THE BALANCE and how many of these radcals were watchers of his junk ecience A INCONVENT TRUTH? i say AL GORE deserves some blame

You are required to go a... (Below threshold)
Brian:

You are required to go along with their dogma, and if you don't you will pay the price.

Yeah, I hate people like that.

Everyone should have the ri... (Below threshold)

Everyone should have the right to drive whatever they want without some screwball passing judgement. A good friend of mine who is a Vancouver surgeon drives a new Hummer because he often has to commute a fairly long distance each day, sometimes in adverse weather.

But, I sold my 9mpg high performance V8 car and bought a Chinese made motor scooter recently, the Coolster F5, which is rated at 117.6 mpg by the manufacturer. (It cost me far less than a $800 wholesale price, although retails for $1,795, and I had to assemble it myself, as it came on a wood pallet. But I save plenty of money over those that pay $20k for a new car that only gets about 30mpg. My last two fillups were just a mere $2.30 and $2.60 while car and truck drivers are pouring $20 in their vehicles for a fillup). It has plenty of power to keep up with 30-35mph congested city traffic and is a great little grocery getter that I drive everywhere in town. For Freeway use I have a 16 mpg Oldsmobile. On rainy or really cold days, I can use the big Oldsmobile as well.

Some folks need a big and heavy SUV for various reasons like hauling lumber. But for me, hauling around a big 3,000 to 5,000lb. vehicle for just myself as a driver and paying $20 to fill up the tank makes no sense at all, when a perfectly good, fun to drive 200lb, 71inch long motor scooter can do everything a car or truck can do for a lot less money.

America is build around a culture of big cars, while in Asia and Europe, many persons long ago found out that motor bikes and scooters make a lot of sense. But if you have the necessary motorcycling skills as well as no fear to travel in congested city traffic at 30-35mph along the side of oversized vehicles, then motor scooters are a cool alternative to the car.

America's apppetite for big cars and trucks has made the Mideast important in foreign policy and is also a main reason that we are losing the lives of many young men and women in Iraq and involved with Muslim terrorists because of our big national appetite for oil. Everyone needs to really think about this factor and accept some responsibility to reduce their own use of oil so that American lives could be spared and Mideast oil becomes less important for the U.S. Even the president encourages this reduction of consumption. The market for whale oil was once big and disappeared with technology. My hope is that the market for oil can be reduced as well with the advent of new technology and changes in American tastes away from driving huge vehicle when smaller ones will do the job just fine and save the drive big amounts of money.

One 117mpg motor scooter gets about 4 times the mileage of a Toyota or Honda automobile, and about three times the mileage of their hybrid versions in city traffic use. Yet cost less than $800 wholesale. Think about that.

Paul Hooson:I hear... (Below threshold)

Paul Hooson:

I hear you, but I need somewhere to put my 5 and 3-year-old while I run my errands during the day. A scooter won't cut it for me. :)

Tom, a motor scooter doesn'... (Below threshold)

Tom, a motor scooter doesn't sound right for your vehicle needs at all. You definately need a car or truck for use with a growing family. Scooters are best for working people, students and single persons.

More and more young women are also becoming fans of scooters where there were only 25,000 scooters sold in the U.S. in 1999 compared to nearly 90,000 a year now as gas prices hit about $76 a barrel on the world commodity markets and more Americans warm up to this mainly Asian and European form of transportation that's both fun and very economical.

So driving a 'Piou... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
So driving a 'Pious' is not so green after all.

There's little basis for the assumptions made in that so-called study. Check this out.

No, The Hummer Actually Isn't More Energy Efficient Than A Prius

"I sold my 9mpg high perfor... (Below threshold)
John S:

"I sold my 9mpg high performance V8 car..."

What kind of American-made crap were you driving? My 300 hp Nissan 350Z gets over 25 mpg. I also have a motorcycle that gets 75 mpg, but in NH we get 100 inches of snow a year and the temperature has been known to drop to 45 below zero. Not exactly scooter weather 6 months of the year.

No, The Hummer Act... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:
No, The Hummer Actually Isn't More Energy Efficient Than A Prius.

Actually, that depends on the number of passengers...

www.optimist123.com/optimist/2006/06/the_prius_gas_g.html

Carpooling does more to conserve energy than any modern hybrid could hope to.

A) choosing to work/live w... (Below threshold)
epador:

A) choosing to work/live where you can walk or bike to work from home is the most green thing you can do
B) Scooter may save on gas, but the speed and relative ease of weaving about leads to a big risk to the driver of the scooter. Hard to enjoy all that gas money saved when you end up with a compound fracture of the lower leg when a driver opens his door into you, a can or cigarette butt thrown out a window hits you and you lose control, etc.
C) ENVIRO and PETA terror is similar and horrible example of what may soon become the new wave of anti-government terrorism we saw in the 70's and late 60's when the LEFT promulgated the same level of hate speech wee see from Hillary and Reid et al. Expect to see University and ROTC bombings, vandalism, etc revive soon. Sad.

Hooson:So your "en... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hooson:

So your "enviro-friendly" driving your chinese made scooter....

But just how "ecco-friendly" is the plant it was made in? How many coal-fired power plants did ot take to power that plant.

And are you sure no child labor was used in its manufacture?

Brian:Yeah, I ... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

Yeah, I hate people like that.

Yeah, so do I.

But do you really want to bring up Kerry in any context considering he STILL denies dem defunding of U.S. troops and support of Vietnam caused genocide on a mass scale in that country and Cambodia?

But his state of denial and many of his fellow buffoons in congress explains their current Iraq "strategy."

I prefer to drive the gas g... (Below threshold)
moseby:

I prefer to drive the gas guzzlin "biggers" as we call em. Their dark acrid exhaust is just lovely as it winds its way up towards the heavens.

Marc, the ChuanL Motorcycle... (Below threshold)

Marc, the ChuanL Motorcycle Manufacturing Company is one of China's most professionally run motorcycle businesses. This company hires a highly skilled workforce of technical workers and they produce at least 37 models of motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds and ATVs, some under American names.It is a very clean, modern company run by a highly skilled adult workforce. In addition companies such as Honda contract with Chinese companies to build their 6GY engines and other parts due to the cheaper labor, but high quality products produced by some of their companies.

John S, some 1960's and 70's American made high performance cars such as the 426 Hemi Roadrunners with 500hp only got as few as 5-7miles per gallon. Your Nissan Z has a computer and fuel injection which the older American high performance cars did not.




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