Michelle Malkin » Things Liberals Like Which Hurt The Environment
"It’s a well established pattern everybody gripes about SUV’s; nobody
gripes about pickup trucks even though they get about the same lousy gas
mileage. I think it’s because environitwits know instinctively that pickup
drivers are immune to their green guilt, whereas suburban SUV-drivers might be
more susceptible to it."
I do think that there is a clear pattern of rejecting some things as bad, but accepting and even praising other things as good. It appears that it doesn't only deal with things like pot, which has a wide range of negative impacts that are never discussed. It also has to deal with what it is trendy to hate, it is trendy not to like cell phones and Starbucks, so laws are passed against talking on the phone and driving. Laws like this are clearly not about distractions from driving because lots of things can be a distraction, lots of things that there are not laws against.