Monday, November 27, 2006

Politics: Any bets?

Toyota's top Prius executive dies in plane crash
David Hermance was credited with overseeing the successful development and launch of the hybrid car.
November 27 2006: 8:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Toyota executive who oversaw the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid car program died in a plane crash Saturday off the coast of California.


Fifty rounds of .22LR ammunition to the first person to spot a thread on Moonbat HQ Democratic Underground pinning the blame on BushCo/Big Oil.

16 comments:

rickn8or said...

Can't wait to see the conspiracy theories that come out of THIS one.

Wonder if there's going to be a Congressional investigation?

Rustmeister said...

Not blaming BushCo yet, but it will come.

phlegmfatale said...

Yeah, they got John Denver that way, too.

T.Stahl said...

If that was a good reason to kill someone, then there'd be a whole lot of dead Audi, VW, and Peugeot engineers.

It's like JFK. If he was killed by the industrial-military complex, then why is Jimmy Carter still alive.

divemedic said...

John Denver: "Damn, I knew I should'a put more than 5 bucks worth in!"

comatus said...

This could bring development of the plug-in Toyota airplane to a screeching halt.

David said...

The Tesla will keep the electric car movement alive. Think I can get to Vegas on a single charge too.

http://www.slate.com/id/2154425/ and http://www.teslamotors.com/

Kaylee said...

It wasn't that Denver ran out of fuel entirely, it was that the previous owner of his kitplane had moved the tank select to a position behind his shoulder. When we went to change over the fuel tank, he accidently pushed down on one rudder pedal... and thats all she wrote.

As to the Prius guy.. there is a certain irony in this hero of enviromentalism tooling around in a private aerobatics plane. Big ol' internal combustion engine carted right up into the atmosphere and all. :)

seanmiller said...

Wernt the Russian Yak prop planes wwII fighters? Of course its CNN, so I ought to expect NewSpeak from them...

Bradley off road vehicle?
k-bar utility knife?
U.S. Military Peacekeepers?

Tam said...

Yakovlev design bureau did indeed produce fighters in WWII.

They also produce a very popular aerobatic plane today.

Sigivald said...

Will this be generic Russian ammo that reeks of ammonia, or good stuff?

Because I ain't even lookin' over there for anything less than match ammo.

BryanP said...

I just spent 5 minutes browsing around DU. I feel so ... dirty. Bleah.

3yellowdogs said...

"I just spent 5 minutes browsing around DU. I feel so ... dirty. Bleah."

Eeew. Went to DU and mydd.com, too. Not worth it even for Eley Tenex.

Sorry, Tam.

Steve Skubinna said...

You'd think the eeeee-ville government conspirators could knock off the guy before the Prius was released, don't you? But if they couldn't stop Oliver Stone, I guess they just gave up. At least all of Nikolai Tesla's suppressed technology is still safely sequestered in the White House basement, right?

Well, except for that damn car.

Draven said...

I guess its BushCo's evil plot that the Prius costs so much that only people that don't need to save gas money can afford it, too?

pff.

Twycross said...

I found the thread on DU, but they got sloppy and failed to pin the blame where it properly lies: on Cheney's elite team of genetically-enhanced cyborg bodyguards.