Is he skilled? Sure. Is he a danger to everyone around him? Yup.
According to Forbes, Government Motors is headed back to bankruptcy with the speed of a new Camaro, leaving us all on the hook for $16 billion, thanks to the half a billion shares the feds still own.
You didn’t do that…someone else made that happen!
They’re only comparing a model to its more gas-loving equivalent. It’s pretty obvious, for instance, that a new Prius is going to save you a pantload compared to a Ford F150 (not just in gas but in original cost.) Of course, you can’t cary a quarter ton of mulch in a Prius. Or go down that nasty dirt road to your farm in rural New Mexico where the occasional rain creates massive run off channels, but around town..?
Your still better off with a motorscooter or motorcycle.
Yup, a lot of that cash the Obama administration is pissing away. There was the $20 billion to Petrobras in Brazil so that they could steal away American offshore oil production. Now we find out General Motors, home to the Volt and recipient of massive bailout funds from the government, has blown $400 million to buy into Peugeot in France — a “business” that’s losing $123 million this last year alone and just got junk status from Moodys.
Sounds like a great investment, GM. (Better than Opel, at $700 million in losses.)
Yup — another friggin’ green energy boondoggle on display: the $390 million we’ve spilled down Fisker Automotive (and worse, their now bankrupt battery supplier A123) has led to a $109,000 sports car that Consumer Reports couldn’t even get through the check in inspection.
“We buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.”
Shock and dismay — another shining light of the green energy movement is heading rapidly toward the drain. This time it’s Fisker, maker of super-expensive boutique electric cars. I know it’s a shock, but apparently nobody but the wealthy environuts want to shell out $104,000 for a car that can’t touch the overall performance of even something like the Audi R8 or a Corvette ZR1. Even with their pathetic gas mileage, they can still go further than the Fisker can on a full charge.
After two days without internet access thanks to the new neighbor and his front-of-Home-Depot “construction crew” cutting the lines to the neighborhood, I’m back online.
Here’s a palette cleanser.
This strangely does not lessen my desire to do the Baja one of these days.
You know…there was a time, not so long ago, when people had enough common sense to not do stuff like this. Texting, surfing the web, hell…talking on the damned phone while piloting a 2 ton bullet. Not that it matters — the police don’t enforce these laws and drivers just do more idiotic things like hold the phone lower, so they have to look down to read/response to their message — none of which are so important they can’t wait until you get where your f#$king going!
If you’re ne of these morons, please — have an accident where you are horribly disabled. Better yet, to save others, shoot yourself.