French Government Rolls Out Lease Subsidies For Low Income Citizens To Get EVs

It’s a nice little way to jam citizens into a vehicle they could otherwise not afford

Government rolls out program allowing low-income drivers to lease EVs for as little as $43 a month: ‘It’s about time’

Electric vehicleE-Vive la France! France has launched a new “social leasing” program for drivers to lease electric vehicles (EVs) for as little as about $43 monthly, in some cases, for six months.

President Emmanuel Macron first announced the program back in October. Thanks to a subsidy from the country’s government, the initiative comes with no down payment for those who are eligible, as well as free charging, as reported by Electrek.

In order for French residents to qualify for the social leasing program, they must have an annual income of less than €15,400 (about $16,650), travel more than about 5,000 miles per year, and live at least 15 kilometers (a bit over 9 miles) away from their workplace.

Those eligible for the program are offered a three-year lease contract with an option to purchase the EV at the end of the leasing period. The leasing contract even covers insurance costs and cancellation fees because of unforeseen circumstances.

Um, how many make less than that and can afford to drop $43 a month? Plus insurance? Upkeep? That’s $1387 a month gross, before all the taxes. When I first read about this I was thinking it was a way to get some EVs into the pool as pre-owned, but, how many can actually take advantage? Unless there are a lot of really, really poor French folks. Maybe it’s for all their illegal aliens? Or seniors who work part time? Because no one can afford the purchase price at the end of the lease.

The lowest cost EV in the U.S. is the Nissan Leaf. They are offering $289 a month, 36 months, with $2669 down (that won’t include things like tax, tags, dealer fee). It doesn’t say what the yearly mileage is, I suspect 10K a year. That’s with excellent credit. The car must be turned in well maintained. So, what happens with France’s program?

Getting more people to drive EVs is a huge win for the environment since they run on electricity instead of burning dirty fuels like gas or diesel, which helps keep the air cleaner and reduces pollution that heats up our planet.

How many of these folks actually had a fossil fueled vehicle to start with? At least in the U.S., there’s virtually zero chance of getting a loan unless your gross is at least $1800-$1900 a month. Even buy here pay here won’t touch it. So France would be replacing no car with one that requires mining in Africa by kids? Huh.

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If All You See…

…are lemons which are in danger from ‘climate change’, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Greenie Watch, with a post on the Texas wildfires having nothing to do with Hotcoldwetdry.

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Illegal Aliens May Soon Qualify For First Time Buyer Home Loans In PRC

It’s an interesting concept, but, how many 1st time buyers who are citizens are able to afford homes in the People’s Republik Of California now?

New California bill would make illegal immigrants eligible for first time homebuyer loans

Joaquin Arambula, a Democratic assemblyman from California, introduced Assembly Bill 1840 earlier this year, which could create an alternative way for illegal immigrants to achieve homeownership.

The bill is set to expand eligibility criteria for a state loan program to expand these loans to include undocumented migrants that are first-time buyers.

Arambula’s update to the bill states, “an applicant under the program shall not be disqualified solely based on the applicant’s immigration status.”

“It’s that ambiguity for undocumented individuals, despite the fact that they’ve qualified under existing criteria, such as having a qualified mortgage [that] underscores the pressing need for us to introduce legislation,” Arambula told the LA Times.

You can definitely see loan companies tightening standards since they won’t be able to determine immigration status, which will cause more problems for U.S. citizens

The bill focuses on the California Dream for All Shared Appreciation Loans program, which launched spring of 2023 to give qualifying first-time home buyers a loan that covers up to 20% of a property’s purchase price that will not accumulate interest or have required monthly payments. Loanees are instead expected to pay back the original loan amount in addition to 20% of the increase in the home’s value when the property’s mortgage is refinanced or resold.

I wonder what the default rate on that government loan will be? But, again, can illegals even afford a home loan? The question now is, will it pass? This is the PRC, so, the elected officials are all about catering to illegal aliens

‘Mammoth cost’ for migrant crisis just beginning, expert warns

A staggering 10 million people have entered the U.S. illegally since inauguration day in what is an economic ticking time bomb, says author Todd Bensman.

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” he told the Herald. “It’s the biggest and baddest migration in the history of the United States and maybe the world.”

Local schools, area hospitals — “any quality of life metric” — will be overwhelmed due to this migration, he said. The courts, police, prisons and the “downward pressure on wages” will also change society drastically.

“There’s a price tag to all this that Americans are finally waking up to,” he said. “There will be political change and you’ll see it in the black and Latino neighborhoods, too.”

Non-sanctuary states/cities should ship all theirs to ones who say they are sanctuaries. Let them deal with it.

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New York Climahysterics Say Seas Could Maybe Possibly Rise Up To 13 Inches in The 2030s

Have they been listening to James Hansen, who, in 1988, said parts of NYC would be underwater in 20-40 years?

Sea levels around NYC could surge up to 13 inches in 2030s due to climate change: state study

Sea levels surrounding New York City are expected to rise at least 6 to 9 inches in the 2030s and potentially up to 13 inches in some areas due to climate change, according to state projections.

Sherman Potter Bull CookiesThe assessment done by the state Department of Environmental Conservations also claims that sea levels in the lower Hudson River could swell by 23 inches in the 2050s and up to 45 inches in the 2080s.

“Sea level rise is one of the most direct and observable effects of climate change in New York and DEC is required by law to develop science-based sea level rise projections to guide decision making and permitting in the areas most at risk,” the DEC said in a statement.

By the year 2100, downstate sea levels could surge by 25 inches to 65 inches. A worst-case scenario could see a staggering 114-inch rise by the end of the century under rapid ice melt projections.

Yes, that is the most direct and observable bit of observation. According to NOAA

The latest data has it at 2.92mm a year, and .96 feet (and the land subsiding can account for some of the rise). Which is still lower than would be expected during a Holocene warm period. Even at the lower end of their prognostication, 6 inches, that isn’t even close to happening be 2040. This is cult based science. When this doesn’t happen, who gets fired? Who gets punished for their scaremongering?

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Bummer: NY Times Poll Says Biden’s Own Voters Say He’s Too Old

This had to be painful for the Times to publish

Of course, it’s really not primarily about Biden being too old: it’s that he’s mentally incompetent. The age thing is secondary

(NY Times) Widespread concerns about President Biden’s age pose a deepening threat to his re-election bid, with a majority of voters who supported him in 2020 now saying he is too old to lead the country effectively, according to a new poll by The New York Times and Siena College.

The survey pointed to a fundamental shift in how voters who backed Mr. Biden four years ago have come to see him. A striking 61 percent said they thought he was “just too old” to be an effective president.

And that’s just his voters. Overall, 73% say he’s too old.

A sizable share was even more worried: Nineteen percent of those who voted for Mr. Biden in 2020, and 13 percent of those who said they would back him in November, said the 81-year-old president’s age was such a problem that he was no longer capable of handling the job.

That’s Democrats. Overall?

45%. This is the kind of thing the Trump campaign should be bringing up, rather than getting in spats with, say, people like Bill Maher.

Still, Mr. Wells plans to cast his ballot to re-elect the president in November.

“He’s incompetent. He’s clearly struggling to fulfill his duties,” he said. “He’s clearly reached the point where he’s too old for the job. But he’s still a step ahead of Trump.”

So, he’s mentally and physically incompetent, but, the moonbats will still vote for Biden. Unfortunately, that’s part of politics: you have to vote for the person you see as least worst. Republicans with TDS should take note: you may hate Trump, but, he’ll do a hell of a lot better job on things like the economy and immigration than Biden. He wants to reduce the burden of government and taxes on you.

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Sunday Books And Video

It’s been awhile since I did a post on books and video. Thought I would try and get back to that.

Books wise I finished

  • Echoes From the Moon (The Token Book One) by Nathan Hystad
  • Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies X: Endgame by Scott M. Baker. Satisfactory ending to the series. Not particularly memorable, but, not disappointing
  • Irregular Scout Team One: Volume 2 by J.F. Holmes. Really digging this zombie series, will be reading the 3rd book soon.
  • And just started Obsidian Gate (Homeworld Lost Book 7) by J.N. Chaney (I’m also reading another series of his) and Scott Moon

For movies since last Sunday on Amazon

  • I started Final Summer, boring
  • Started Burning, did not make it through. It might have a good rating, but, it was just a bad 80’s slasher
  • Started the 1959 Hound Of The Baskervilles. It was OK, only made it about 20 minutes in, got a little bored
  • We Might Hurt Each Other. We also might turn that off early. Same with The Haunting Lodge
  • Watched Jeruzalem again. I really like that one.

On Netflix

  • I rewatched the Fear Street trilogy, good stuff
  • Started Choose Or Die. Lame
  • Finished Ready Player One. Second time I saw that, 1st was when it was released
  • Countdown was a cool movie. Nothing you have to think about, just watch and enjoy.

On Tubi

  • Tried Gods Of The Deep. It’s as bad as reviews say. Bad acting, bad script, bad cinematography. Did not finish
  • Was watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 today. Have about 20 minutes left, not sure if I’ll finish. The constant laughing, which I guess was supposed to evil, was bad and annoying. It is missing all the stuff that made the original great. Almost no slashing going on.

On Hulu

  • Tried Offseason. Stupid. Didn’t make it far
  • Made it most of the way through Europa Report. I’ve seen it before, it’s pretty good.
  • Watched all of Ghostbuster last night. As good as always
  • Watched Dune between last night and this morning. It’s OK. Filming is gorgeous, but, the acting is rather dull. Hoping part 2 does gangbusters so they make more of the Dune books into movies

TV wise

  • Finished Futurama early in week. Hoping they do more (Hulu)
  • Started Tiny House Hunting (Hulu). I love these shows. The best is when the buyers are like “the fridge is so tiny!” “No stove, only a burner?” “Wow, the loft bedroom is tiny”. Um, yeah, you wanted a tiny home.
  • Watching some of Monty Pythons Flying Circus (Netflix), always good
  • A little bit of Manifest (Netflix). It’s hard, because it is overly-drama. There’s no fun involved. No laughter.
  • And, Survivor returned Wednesday. Digging that. I’m rooting for Soda, because she said she practiced making fire. It always kills me that people don’t usually do that. Or know what they can eat in Fiji. How to catch fish. Make a shack. Do puzzles. Swim. Same with The Amazing Race, which starts the 13th. You know there will be challenges involved heights, sometimes extreme ones. Dancing. Puzzles. Water. Driving a stick shift. Navigating. You should know this.

Anything y’all are reading or watching?

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If All You See…

…is an area flooding from too much carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Jihad Watch, with a post on the teachings of Islam on display on October 7.

It’s sundress week

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Rolf Armstrong

Happy Sunday! A wonderful day in the Once And Future Nation Of America. The Sun is shining, the ducks are quacking, and some annoying bird is mimicking car alarms. This pinup is by Rolf Armstrong, with a wee bit of help.

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Victory Girls Blog discusses “white rural voters”
  2. This ain’t Hell... has stupid people of the week
  3. The Right Scoop covers a devastating poll for Biden
  4. The Last Refuge notes The Club For Growth reversing course
  5. The Gateway Pundit shows the climate wackos who dumped red powder on Constitution charged with a felony
  6. The First Street Journal wonders why we don’t take sex crimes against children seriously
  7. Sultan Knish discusses the world looking to recognize a Hamas Palestinian state
  8. Powerline covers liberal fragility
  9. Pacific Pundit notes CNN may be looking to dump their big names
  10. Outside The Beltway discusses treating COVID like the flu
  11. neo-neocon highlights California and the Jew haters
  12. Moonbattery notes the Biden regime coming after water
  13. Legal Insurrection covers the U of Florida dumping all DEI employees
  14. IOTW Report notes a court ruling many J6 defendants were improperly sentenced
  15. And last, but, not least, Don Surber discusses common sense thought control

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page (nope, that’s gone, the newest Apache killed access, and the program hasn’t been upgraded since 2014, so, most are hosted internally). While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your Pinups for Vets calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me. I’ve also mostly alphabetized them, makes it easier scrolling the feedreader

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list. And do you have a favorite blog you can recommend be added to the feedreader?

Two great sites for getting news links are Liberty Daily and Whatafinger.

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Bummer: American Youts Think The Bidenconomy Stinks

But, how many of them will get out and vote for Biden, despite it being bad for their wallets?

Bidenomics in Crisis: Younger Americans Think The Biden Economy Stinks

President Biden spent a good portion of last year trying to sell the American public on the idea that his policies were a boon for the economy, repeatedly using the phrase “Bidenomics.”

Younger Americans likely to vote in this year’s presidential election are not buying it.

A new poll by The New York Times and Siena College found that likely voters between the ages of 18 and 29 overwhelmingly have a negative opinion of economic conditions today.

Even more strikingly, virtually none rate the economy as excellent.

Eighty-seven percent of likely voters between 18 and 29 rate economic conditions as poor or only fair, making this the worst demographic for Biden when it comes to the economy. That’s particularly troubling for Joe Biden because Democratic candidates for president typically need an outsized share of the young vote to win.

Young Democrats are getting a good look at what their votes do to their own lives. They can yammer and bleat about LGBTQblahblahblah, guns being Bad, ‘climate change’, and other idiocy, but, Biden’s policies directly affect their lives. Do they have money? Do they have savings? Can they afford a home or apartment? What’s the cost of getting a vehicle? Can they put good food on the table?

Just thirteen percent say they rate the economy as “good.”

The percent who say they rate the economy as “excellent?” Zero.

Will they vote in droves for Biden, or stay home? How many might switch to Trump, or go for someone like Kennedy? Time will tell.

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Joe Manchin Almost Lights A Climate Wacko Into Next Week

These folks are acting all tough and happy to insult people, and learn about consequences

Held firm? Dude went flying out the door. It looked like Joe was going to lay the little beta-male out till the other guy, I assume Joe’s security, intervened, then threw him out.

Meanwhile, just about everything they’re wearing has a link to fossil fuels. Eyeglass, shirts, shoes, jackets, dumbass masks, and so forth. And their smartphones, which  are also shipped typically from China on fossil fueled ships and made with child and slave labor. These folks are going to get in the face of the wrong person one day.

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