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I just read a report of a guy with a brand new Hummer that got vandalized with all windows broken and tires slashed. Just in case nobody got the message, "For The Environment" was scracthed in the paint.

This is going to give us a bad name! These guys will just dig in their heels when faced with this kind of behavior. Also every case of vandalism makes everyone's insurance rates go up.

Don't forget the possibility of retribution.

Think what Rush Limbough will say to our detriment. Don't give the righties any ammo to use against us. They're bad enough without it.

Make us friendly and have folks wonder what they are missing.

Don't do 5-10 miles under the speed limit in the fast or HOV lanes! Try not to p*** off other drivers just so you get 2 more MPG. Be good citizens.

OK, down off my soapbox,
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Good post, especially coming from California. Theres a lot of humor in the Hummer (Jay Leno loves it) but from a Prius owner, it comes out "Petty."
I haven't heard that one about driving slow in the "HOV" lanes however and that would be "assinine."



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I just read a report of a guy with a brand new Hummer that got vandalized with all windows broken and tires slashed. Just in case nobody got the message, "For The Environment" was scracthed in the paint.

This is going to give us a bad name! These guys will just dig in their heals when faced with this kind of behavior. Also every case of vandalism makes everyone's insurance rates go up.

Don't forget the possibility of retribution.

Think what Rush Limbough will say to our detriment. Don't give the righties any ammo to use against us. They're bad enough without it.

Make us friendly and have folks wonder what they are missing.

Don't do 5-10 miles under the speed limit in the fast or HOV lanes! Try not to p*** off other drivers just so you get 2 more MPG. Be good citizens.

OK, down off my soapbox,
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Great, now I'll step up on the soap box.

I am not and am in no way associated with a person who would vandalize anything, so I slightly resent your use of the term "us" in the phrase "this is going to give us a bad name".

People who vandalize things do not subscribe to some kind of honor system where theyt must truthfully identify their personal ideologies. It is not hard to imagine a vandal writing "For the Environment" on a vandalized hummer to give the appearance that an environmentallist did it.
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It's also not hard to imagine somebody making this whole story up. We all know how good the internet is at spreading myths.

Where and when did this take place? If a police report was filed, the vandalisim can be confirmed.

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It's also not hard to imagine somebody making this whole story up. We all know how good the internet is at spreading myths.

Where and when did this take place? If a police report was filed, the vandalisim can be confirmed.
It was on the news this morning, with video. Unfortunately I didn't pay attention to where it happened.

Ah, here's the article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19818804/. It happened in Washington, DC.
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Made up or not, my point remains the same. Be a nice Prius owner and not a prosletizer. Miscreants probably feel guilty already so just be nice and answer their questions in a non-confrontation manner. Rubbing their noses in their wastefulness is probably contraindicated. They will just dig in their heels.

I could not find the original on-line news artical that I found in a Google Alert I have posted to watch for stories about the Prius, but I did find this thread under the blog section of same refering to the happening by a person who reportedly knew him. Read it and decide for yourself.

http://www.gossiprocks.com/forum/news/4 ... treet.html

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I finally found the original post to which I was refering.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 01808.html

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Great, now I'll step up on the soap box.

I am not and am in no way associated with a person who would vandalize anything, so I slightly resent your use of the term "us" in the phrase "this is going to give us a bad name".

People who vandalize things do not subscribe to some kind of honor system where theyt must truthfully identify their personal ideologies. It is not hard to imagine a vandal writing "For the Environment" on a vandalized hummer to give the appearance that an environmentallist did it.
Unfortunately, we all get painted with the same paintbrush. I am sorry I am included in "US" as well.

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Vandalism, it's as beautiful as a rock in a cops face.
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Vandalism, it's as beautiful as a rock in a cops face.
Is this sarcasm? If so, it isn't very good. If not, you are quite disturbed and should seek help.
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