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post #1 of 25
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19601277/

I didn't know that a Prius COULD go 100 miles an hour. Every time that I've gotten behind one, it couldn't get out of its own way.
post #2 of 25
hmm maybe the gerbils where on the same thing, and got out and pushed?
post #3 of 25
Oh dear, poor Gore. I wonder if he will get jail time like Paris Hilton. Anyone want to take bets?
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
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I didn't know that a Prius COULD go 100 miles an hour. Every time that I've gotten behind one, it couldn't get out of its own way.
He was framed. There is NO way on God's green earth that a Prius can go above 100 miles an hour.



This is just too funny.
post #5 of 25
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I wonder if the pot was organically grown?
post #6 of 25
You guys crack me up. Are the Priuses really that bad?
I thought this thread was going to be about Gore being busted, and here you are joking about the car!

I'm not sure the pot was organically grown, Cindy, since he had a lot of other "chemicals" with him.
post #7 of 25
Yeah, it's SO Al Gore's fault that his son got busted. I do feel sorry for Al Senior because through no fault of his own his son will have really hurt his public image. A year ago I could have easily been caught with pot in my car and my parents would have been so apoplectic with fury and surprise - they would have had no idea. It's the same with Kofi Annan and it's the same with anybody who is in the public eye, whose kid plays up.

What does Al Gore have to do with his son's activities? Why would he get put in jail `like Paris Hilton'. She actually committed a crime, which is why she was put in prison. I doubt if her sister had committed the crime, Paris would have been put away.

However apparently you can obstruct justice, lie to the FBI, commit perjury in front of a grand jury, and escape jail time. So sure, I'll place a bet. I don't think Gore will go to prison. They didn't find any drugs in his car.
post #8 of 25
I believe Cindy was talking about Al Gore III, who has been caught with drugs and speeding, going to jail, not his father.
post #9 of 25
I think this will hurt Al Gore senior's image as much as the Bush twins underage drinking hurt Bush.

I do, however, hope that his son gets the help he needs if he does have a drug problem.
post #10 of 25
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You guys crack me up. Are the Priuses really that bad?
I thought this thread was going to be about Gore being busted, and here you are joking about the car!

I'm not sure the pot was organically grown, Cindy, since he had a lot of other "chemicals" with him.
I took a trip to a 4 day training session in Atlanta last fall with the production manager, and we took his Prius. On the Interstate Highway, downhill, with a tail wind, it would do 84 mph...max

Oh....and it carries enough luggage to last 2 people about 11 1/2 hours.
post #11 of 25
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I believe Cindy was talking about Al Gore III, who has been caught with drugs and speeding, going to jail, not his father.
Ooooohk. My bad. Sorry Cindy
post #12 of 25
I feel bad for the kid in some senses. He has a lot to live up to. His dad haas really changed and improved his imagine since he left the vice presidency. I mean what kind of pressure must he be feeling having the "greenest" father in America. My big issue is that he was doing the drugs then driving. As he had a previous arrest and treatment for the marijauna issues, I think he should get a light jail sentence this time. And i don't think his dad would object to that.
post #13 of 25
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AGIII has a history of drinking/drug busts and has done at least one stint in rehab. At least, the cops got him before he hurt anyone.
post #14 of 25
I did mean the son. No big deal Kit. Actually, I feel sorry for Al, Sr. It isn't his fault.

That, "he was framed" was a hoot though. Yes, I am sure he was framed.
post #15 of 25
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Are the Priuses really that bad?
OT, but I love mine. We can go 80 on the freeway, I've never tried to see how fast it can go though. As far as luggage space, it's a hatchback and the seats fold down, so while there's less volume than my old car (think big-grandma-car-with-huge-trunk), you can actually fit more stuff in it because there's less weird angles.

Some of the Prius drivers go slower on the freeway because you get a realtime view of your gas mileage. It causes you to start trying to push the limit on the mileage, and some people will drive 55 all the time just so they can say they got 58 mpg on that tank. I turn off that display on the freeway. On a long trip, I'm willing to get "only" 53 mpg if it means I'm driving 70.

I have to admit, I leave it on for city driving, which must annoy the hell out of my fellow drivers. I coast up to stoplights and creep out when the light turns green, but then I go fast and pass people on long straightaways...it makes a huge difference on my mileage.

Back on topic, I don't think Gore III is going to have any outcome on the elections, especially since his dad isn't running and the Bush daughters have done things just as bad. Sounds like the kid really needs some serious therapy though. I read he went into rehab once before for a more minor offense. Apparently it didn't do the trick. I sure know if it was my kid, I'd suggest that the judge should have him spend a couple months in jail to sober up.
post #16 of 25
Really?

Not that I think the Bush sisters are angels or anything but I would really be interested to know what they have done that is "just as bad" as what Gore's son did. I vaguely remember something but just can't put my finger on it.
post #17 of 25
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Really?

Not that I think the Bush sisters are angels or anything but I would really be interested to know what they have done that is "just as bad" as what Gore's son did. I vaguely remember something but just can't put my finger on it.
OK...let's see here...GWB is a "former" alcholic and admitted cokehead (I just love that a recovering cokehead is running this country - that kind of explains his poor decisionmaking, doesn't it?) and his two daughters have problems with alcohol and at least one has had her issues publicly aired. Oh yeah - they were busted for drinking underage - GASP!

But wait: I forgot. Republicans are untouchable and above it all.

Sorry, can't help but be a little bit snarky here...
post #18 of 25
God forbid anyone can be a recovered and non-drinking alcoholic. The horror of it all. And actually admit it rather than saying, "But I didn't inhale" ha ha ha ha ha ha

And I was talking about the Bush DAUGHTERS. And drinking and drugging while driving 100 MPH is a whole different ball-game than having a drink while underage.

And if doing Cocaine once or twice makes one a coke-head, just call me a coke head. (Even though it was EONS ago, he must STILL be a coke-head)

I know, it is a terrible thing to actually admit that one has done something illegal and/or wrong. Best to just lie about it doncha think?
post #19 of 25
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MOST of us probably had an underage drink or two - we just didn't have famous parents and/or paparazzi shadowing our every move. And yes, I DID inhale, lo these many years ago. What I did NOT do, is get behind the wheel of a car and drive 100 miles an hour.

AGIII seems to have some substance abuse problems and needs to get clean, before he kills himself or somebody else.

As for recovering alcoholics or drug abusers, my hat's off to anyone who has the stones to ADMIT that they have a problem and then DO something to rectify it. Its the ones who deny having a problem and continue their destructive behavior, that I have no use for.
post #20 of 25
He's an idiot for driving with all that crap in his car. I don't care what drugs he's on, or when, but there is no excuse, ever, for driving under the influence. He probably wasn't just high but also on some of those other drugs too.

He definitely has a drug problem, with all those prescription drugs that aren't his prescriptions. People die from that. I hope they suspend his license and send him to rehab.

As for the Bush twins-- yes, all they got busted with was underage drinking and even at the time I thought "Who cares?" Having a drinking age of 21 is ridiculous. Had they been in almost any other country, they would have been legally drinking. The only thing having a drinking age of 21 does is encourage binge drinking for freshman girls at frat parties.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
I wonder if the pot was organically grown?
omg you crack me up!!!!

seriously though, i SWEAR i didn't see anything like this comming from that family
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post #23 of 25
I have a Prius hatchback and same as ba-bush-niik it carries a lot more luggage than the one you were in! My hubby and I got it instead of another SUV because of our 27 mile commute to work each way and because it was the next closest thing to an SUV in terms of holding a lot of "stuff" (like those huge Target plastic containers that make great litter boxes LOL).

The car can indeed go that fast but it doesn't have the weight and manageability to do 100+ safely IMO. In Chicago where everyone drives over 75-80MPH bumper to bumper on the interstates it is fine but I would not take it much over that. And a sudden stop at a high speed is not much fun because it fishtails unless you are careful to adjust the tire pressure a little beyond what is recommended. (This happened to me and I went on the Prius forum to get that tidbit!)

Having said all that, much more than anyone here wants to know about a Prius I'm sure LOL LOL, we just learned that we can buy a package where we can expand the mileage we get from the battery up to 100mph. Unfortunately it is not cheap so that may take us a while. My husband saw a film on Sundance called "who killed the electric car" and this info was in the film. It is very interesting. He is a diehard Republican but even he was freaked out about the film. Apparently GM crushed all its electric cars just to pull them off the market http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Kil...lectric_Car%3F.

Great timing on Al Gore's kid. It sounds like that is his cross to bear.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
I'm so totally shocked by that I think I'll stop reading the news for a while.







post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I did mean the son. No big deal Kit. Actually, I feel sorry for Al, Sr. It isn't his fault.
Don't feel sorry for Al Sr., he's been dead almost nine years now. Though I'm sure he's rolling in his grave over the shame on the family name.
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