To the Faithful
The A.L.A. is
one of the main charities that politically opposes our hobby strongly.
Below was FWD to me from the president of the ACCC and is their latest
effort. I have asked lawyers; “How do they keep their tax free status
while coming out with this kind of propaganda”? I get blank faces as an
AB-1740 SCV Bill was voted on in the Assembly Transportation Committee,
the Chairman, Bonnie Lowenthal-D-Long Beach/San Pedro stated; “I know
how you love your cars, but I must vote for health”. The bill still
passed anyway and was sent on to win on the Assembly floor vote with a
two to one margin. The bill was killed in the Senate Transportation
Committee. This committee was chaired by her former husband. Do birds
of a feather really fly together?
are two notions I do not subscribe to; the first, air pollution is a
nationwide problem. There are isolated cases and locations that are
caused by many different reasons. Example; the LA Basin has a problem
in the summer because of a weather condition called the “Inversion
Layer”. It caps the basin, like a saucer on top of a coffee cup and
keeps the emissions in and from dissipating. I have actually seen the
layer, when sunlight conditions are right. I have also flown over the
western states and the country many times and I can say without
reservation, we do not have an air pollution problem to the extent the
EPA & CA ARB would like us to believe.
second is; more government regulation is required. The CA ARB is
strangling the economy of this state. They are killing business &
jobs at an alarming rate. The EPA is doing the same nationally. Our
dependence on foreign oil has grown from 50% to 60+%. With oil prices
in the $80-90 range the oil companies would be drilling in the Bakken
Reserve and other places. They already have the leases; they don’t want
to fight all levels of government to get the permits. It costs too much
and goes on and on. I for one do not view American oil companies as villains, however I do not have a high opinion of foreign oil suppliers.
I recently received an envelope from the ALA with Christmas Seals and a request for a donation. Maybe I should send it back without a check and a note saying “the check will follow when you stop opposing favorable collector car legislation.
Keep the Faith & Spread the Word
“Dyno” Don B.