Is this what you want, San Francisco?
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You know, in an SFGov building somewhere on Polk Street, for tout le monde to see:
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Solar powered, anyway.
Well here’s something new – it’s “iCars” from that horrible Bauer company.
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That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“ iCars® service is a network of luxury cars, SUV’s and Mercedes Sprinter vans in San Francisco. This network is accessed through a sophisticated mobile application that allows riders to book and pay for on-demand, private and eco-Iuxury transportation service.
iCars® is managed by Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, leveraging its transportation expertise and quality standards to ensure responsive, safe and superior transportation. iCars® service combines one of the best high-end transportation companies in the USA with the latest mobile technology to improve the ease and experience of on-demand transportation.
What is it? Luxury car service ordered “in the moment” for 1 to 12 passengers—in and around San Francisco, to SFO (San Francisco International Airport)
How to book? Through your smart phone—Apps available for iPhone and Android phones—reserve and pay online”
Hey Gary Bauer! Doesn’t your company(ies) kind of suck?
I think so!
I say that because your Yelp ratings are pretty low even including all those five-star shill reviews. Check it:
What good does social media branding do if your service sucks?
And hey, speaking of Bauer’s social media branding and purported blogger Zennie62 / Zennie Abraham, what’s up with this?
It’s mighty interesting tho.
Hey Gary Bauer! Isn’t a Sprinter van mostly a delivery vehicle? I think so. Do you really consider it a “luxury” vehicle?
Hey Gary Bauer! Why don’t you raise your rates so that you can improve your services so that your customers could be a little happier?
These stationary pedalers were powering the amps for the band on Saturday.
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Mr. Davis, your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?
This post sponsored by Perjurer Helper, When You Need a Helping Hand:
Well, here it is:
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All the deets:
“Mitsubishi Motors Makes First Fleet Delivery of the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) to Bay Area’s City CarShare
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 – Representatives from Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA), along with San Rafael Mitsubishi, conducted the very first fleet delivery of the all-new 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i to the California Bay Area’s City CarShare in a special ceremony held at the Green Vehicle Showcase located in front of San Francisco City Hall Plaza on Thursday, December 8 at 9:00 a.m.
City CarShare is a Bay Area nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the help of several other local nonprofits and the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Their mission is to promote innovative mobility options to improve the environment and the quality of life in the Bay Area. By providing short-term access to cars City CarShare is reducing traffic congestion, parking problems and dependence on oil while promoting cleaner air and quieter streets.
“We are very pleased to introduce the all electric Mitsubishi i into our fleet. This vehicle brings us one step closer toward our goal of having 50% of our fleet run on alternative fuel as part of our mission to decrease carbon emissions in the Bay Area,” said Rick Hutchinson, CEO, City CarShare.
Numerous fleet orders have already been placed for the innovative, environmentally-friendly and fun-to-drive Mitsubishi i by a wide variety of organizations – multinational corporations, municipalities large and small, major utilities and nonprofit organizations – from New York to Hawaii.
“We thank the Bay Area’s City CarShare for being the first fleet recipient of our innovative 100% electric-powered vehicle,” said Yoichi Yokozawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). “City CarShare’s stated goals are to help promote modes of personal transportation that help improve the environment while reducing noise pollution as well as fossil fuel dependence, so the 2012 Mitsubishi i is the perfect vehicle to help achieve this nonprofit’s ambitious mission.”
The 2012 Mitsubishi i is the first of several new advanced, alternative-fuel production vehicles that the Japanese auto manufacturer plans on bringing to the North American market in the next few years.
For more information about the 2012 Mitsubishi i, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com and i.mitsubishicars.com; for fleet sales information on Mitsubishi’s electric vehicle please log on to mitsubishicars.com/iMiEVfleet.
More information on the Bay Area’s City CarShare can be found at citycarshare.org.
SOURCE Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.”
[Yeah, mouthpiece, that's the ticket, I'll change it to mouthpiece and keep out of trouble.]
I don’t know, saw some bit about “solar” buses on SFGate and I clicked on it thinking, “oh, so we have solar buses now, to go along with science-project solar cars and NASA-funded solar airplanes?” Well, turns out that it’s San Francisco Chronicle “City Bright” (and also a Seattle Post Intelligencer “City Bright” as well!) Zennie62. And he has a “sponsor.” See?
So that explains why Zennie would prattle on about that cheesy one-star-rated Bauer’s Limousine company. Anyway, here’s the bit that grabbed my attention:
“What Is The Solar Bus?”
But, work with me here, it’s a diesel bus he’s talking about. That’s the big fuss.
Here’s his latest:
“Are you stupid? No one – especially me – has said the buses had Solar Engines! Where the hell did you get your education? A San Francisco Bar? Learn to read — for you own good.”
Well, I don’t know about the nonsensical term “Solar Engines” (oddly capitalized, non?)* but I do know he called a diesel bus a “solar bus” so I called him on it. (Then he started calling it a conversion to an “electric bus”, but of course the rig in question started out life as a big old heavy, smelly diesel bus and it will end its life as a big old heavy, smelly, diesel bus, end of story.)
And he does it again here, in his “original creation” blog post:
“The solar bus has been in operation on our fleet since January 2010 and the results have been outstanding.”
Or maybe the Bauer people wrote that part? But didn’t they write the other part too? So which part is Zennie’s “original creation?”
Now check it, here’s a Google on the phrase he used. Note that a good lot of those hits are his.
And yet, this simpleton is on the SFGate claiming how many millions he’s “driving” to SFGate (but isn’t that the other way ’round?) and boasting of 19 million views on YouTube, or something:
And BTW, is that lot of claimed views on YouTube? I mean, doesn’t a typical 16-year-old girl unpacking her mall purchases have a lot more views?
I mean, even Fighting Trousers has a quarter million views at this point, and that’s about 25 times as much as a typical effort from Z62, it would seem.
Now, speaking of metrics, I could have sworn that this search only got like 900-something results just yesterday, and now it’s over 1000. See?
(Does Gary Bauer pay Zennie for every mention Zennie puts on SFGate? Mmmm.)
Now, poor Zennie is still smarting from not being able to go to the Academy Awards last year. Oh, the oppression. Oh well.
But maybe all his yammering will get him an invite for 2011, who knows. And then maybe he won’t be whinging all the time.
So, c’mon Academy, kick somebody out of your show to make room for Zennie. Somehow, that could result in Zennie62 “advancing women in business and politics.” (I mean, the best woman for that job is a man, right girlfriends?)
All right, now I’m begging. Please, Academy, give him his ticket or voucher or whatever he wants. If anyone deserves to yammer his way to the Academy Awards, it’s Zennie62.
*This is called a negative pregnant, a device typically employed by con men, criminals and lawyers. Not sure what a “solar engine” is but Zennie called a diesel bus a solar bus (and then later an electric bus) – that’s the issue at hand.
I don’t know how people get compensated to labor as “City Brights” at SFGate / The San Francisco Chronicle, but it must be a sweet life. Anyway, got a little blowback from this bit about purported “solar buses” from that cheesy one-star-out-of-five-Yelp-Rated Bauer’s Limousine /Bauer’s Transportation Bauer’s Whatever company, the one with the bad drivers on the 101.
You know, this company:
Now, what I did last month was point out that we don’t have solar buses out there on the roads yet, despite what City “Bright” Zennie62 said. In fact, what we have from Bauer are diesel buses with about 100 square feet of photovoltaic panels that don’t do crap,* fundamentally, up on top.
Thus speaketh Zennie62:
“This is silly. You type “here’s an electric bus that gets it’s juice from solar,” and if you bothered to visit the website, you’d find that what Bauer’s is specializing in, is a conversion to exactly that: “an electric bus that gets it’s juice from solar.” What’s the deal? Did you just see that I blogged this and BLINDLY challenged it without thinking? I’m used to that from people in the Bay Area. This was another really stupid example.”
So maybe Zennie62 still thinks it’s still not a diesel bus just after I explained just that to him? (And is Zennie a local, a “City Bright,” or is he the Man from Mars, the auslander, paid to comment about “people from the Bay Area?” I’m unclear on that.)
I don’t know why the vaunted SFGate, an international website with employees that have expense accounts and whatnot, an international website that gets two to three orders of magnitude more traffic than this tiny WordPress joint, would come after said tiny WordPress joint.
And is that only 904 hits for Bauer’s Transportation on SFGate.com’s City Brights for 2010 - that’s all so far? Well, the year is young, Zennie Abraham, so if you make a few more banal posts and/or videos about Bauer’s, you know, that cheesy “transportation” company with the bad drivers, then you could get that number up to an even 1000.
Bon courage, Zennie.
*Could those solar panels power a single hair dryer? It depends. Drive the “solar bus” to Ecuador and then, on a clear “bright” sunny day at noon, I’d say probably they could, but I don’t have the exact specs on the panels and the energy storage system…