What sort of mind does these things?

Up now at both Orphans of Liberty and at my old site:

AK Haart wrote, on the topic of electric cars:

We run into difficulties when people say things of such mind-boggling stupidity that we almost wonder at their sanity. Why does he/she say such things? It’s nonsense.  I’m not speaking of specific slogans here, but conceptual frameworks which may just about make sense internally, but which are obviously in wild conflict with other, more rational frameworks. Examples are not difficult to find.

Examples are presented for discussion.