Bloomberg (the Idiot Mayor, not the News Service) Strikes Again: NYC Buys Chevy Volt Police Cars. The nanny mayor turns into the ninny mayor.

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ooddballz April 29, 2012 at 9:26 am

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I don’t see this ending well.

Trickie April 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

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I quess dunk’n donuts will have to install charging cords

Navyvet April 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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The next step, when these “cars” dont work out will be to form a 20 PHd committee to study why the cars cost so much to operate and buy. The results of the 18 month 9 million dollar study will be inconclusive due to running out of funds before a conclusion could be reached.
However, Bloomberg will be Obama’s hero.

PsychoDad April 29, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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Come on guys, The Onion gone and put another one over on–

OMG IT’S FOR REAL!!1!

Be sure you read the story, it’s even better than it sounds!

Neo-7 April 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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The GREATEST thing to happen to criminals in NYC in decades . There may be a mass flocking of even more violent scum to NYC , now that all they need to have is a ten speed to beat the popo .

flashingscotsman April 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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Think about it though. How many high-speed chases have you heard of within the city limits of NY?

poppajoe49 April 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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Actually, quite a few.

RobertW April 30, 2012 at 3:21 am

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http://www.tgllaw.com/Municipal-Liability/Police-Car-Accidents.shtml

apparently enough to support the ambulance chaser industry.

Deepthinker April 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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Why not buy them horses? The horses would be faster and they could fertilize Central Park. There would be more horse power than the Volt. Now that they have Volts and the criminals are laughing their asses off.

flashingscotsman April 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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Horses don’t burst into flames often either.

RobertW April 30, 2012 at 3:24 am

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maybe it’s just the way i think, but your comment made me think of zero.

when the horses are retired, they could be food for the homeless maybe?

poppajoe49 April 30, 2012 at 3:45 am

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No, too many trans fats. Bloomingidiot would ban their consumption.

Kip Hooker April 30, 2012 at 6:24 am

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Note to criminals: Forget about making it to the border . . . just drive for 41 miles in any direction.

flashingscotsman April 30, 2012 at 7:50 am

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Just don’t put salt on it.

RobertW April 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

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mmmm filly cheese steak.

barbiegirl ny April 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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While they’re at it, I hope they don’t forget to outfit the police with BB guns and sling shots. Way to go, Mayor Moron.

RobertW April 30, 2012 at 3:24 am

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not a good idea, they’d put their eyes out.

Rick April 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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Are the voters in NY this incredibly stupid, or, did this guy really put on a convincing campaign when he ran for office?

flashingscotsman April 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

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He bought it. But the people of the city had to be stupid enough to sell it to him.

J.P. Travis April 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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So if they try to pull you over for speeding, all you have to do is run for it and wait until the cop car’s tiny little auxiliary motor kicks in because the battery is dead, whereupon you can get away clean.

Cool.

poppajoe49 April 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

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I can see it now. Winter in NYC, cops using the heater to keep warm. They get a call for a bank robbery. Try to go to the scene of the crime, and find out the battery is dead!
Another clean getaway.

RobertW April 30, 2012 at 3:25 am

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or green getaway.

Missile Command April 30, 2012 at 12:25 am

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Actually there are some legitimate uses for these Volts:
1 – they can be used for police escorts for Chairman O’s limousines when he come to NYC for his weekly ( or is it bi-weekly? I forget) fundraisers
2 – the food police can use them to check out restaurants where reports of people salting their food may have taken place
3 – the smoke patrol can use them to hunt down anyone that would have the nerve to burn actual tobacco anywhere in the city

PC service and protection requires a PC clean energy vehicle

Nodak Suz April 30, 2012 at 4:36 am

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Thank heavens I live in ND, where sanity rules 90% of the time and the oil industry gives us a surplus budget and a 3.2% unemployment rate. And I have
never seen a Chevy Volt !

Notsosilent April 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

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They don’t do well at thirty below…:)

Notsosilent April 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

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Wonder if the fire department gets extra training in hazardous material fires?

GhostntheMachine April 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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Couldn’t tell, but just in case you weren’t being snarky I used my handy-dandy search engine to dig up where I’d read this;

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/03/genius-administration-spending-millions.html

CO2Insanity April 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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Imagine Popeye Doyle chasing the bad guys in a Volt. Electrifying.

Progressive Hemrrhoid April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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Look at the bright side, at least nobody will try to steal them.

Babydoll102187 April 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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If the volt burst into flames all on its own…..I dont see it ending well during any chases involving hostile fire.

CO2Insanity April 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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I wonder if the bad guys will drive Prius’s?

Missile Command April 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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Sure Toyota drivers are bad. They compete with government motors.

CO2Insanity April 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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Prius drivers must have to pass a stupid test before they buy one. Used to be the Volvo drivers but they about all traded them in on Prius’s so we have a new group holding up traffic going 58 in the fast lane with a death grip on the steering wheel. Occasionally one will pass me up driving like he stole it doing 85-90 but that’s a rare occasion.

poppajoe49 April 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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Not to disparage you, but I didn’t think that car could go that fast, or was it on a 5 mile long 20% downgrade with a Cat 5 Hurricane pushing it?