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Monday, June 01, 2009

I'm Not A Cynic, I'm Just A Realist

Well, today was an interesting day. I woke up to find General Motors had filed for Chapter 11, so now the failed auto company is basically owned by the U.S. government. Obama and his economic people plan to make the company viable again but in the immortal words of Bill Maher, "presidents aren't magicians, not even Chocolate Jesus." (hehe) I'd hate to see the U.S. auto industry go down- this depression has lasted long enough- but I drive a Toyota with a 10-year/100,000 mile warranty. I won't be shedding any tears if the Hummer gets discontinued. Or the Yukon. Or any of the other expensive, inefficient, shitty SUVs that ran the company into the ground in the first place. GMC is just another relic of the fading American Empire that was crushed by its own avarice and excess. Having the government take it over for a while is what it deserves.

My other favorite story today was that the Taliban kidnapped, like, hundreds of kids in Pakistan. Which is impressive and horrifying, when you consider the Taliban have been annexing large tracts of land over the past few weeks and are a mere 60 miles from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, which is where they happen to house the nuclear weapons that country possesses. OK, I thought the Taliban were soooo 2001. I thought al-Qaeda, swine flu, and Susan Boyle were the big foreign invaders we had to fear now. Oh yeah, then there's North Korea testing a-bombs and shitting all over ceasefire treaties. So thanks, Bush, for being too morally upstandin' to negotiate with terrorists. But hey, at least they haven't followed us home. Of course, they won't need to since most nukes are remote controlled.

All this and it's only June 1st.


Haworth said...

The GM Motors thing is big news here too, as they owned a few car companies in Europe, I guy from Canada has bought Vauxhall and Opel from what was GM Europe.

From what i have read in the papers GM proper messed them up and now as you can guess there are quite a few jobs in Europe on the line.

unokhan said...

check afghanistan's opium produxion since omar & the taliban were driven out of town in 2001........you may be amazed

JollyRoger said...

I absolutely love my 1998 Malibu, and I wouldn't hesitate to go get another one. Strangely enough, the Malibu is now the only reason the companu exists AT ALL. That's just plain sad.

As for the Taliban..... THEY VOTED!!!! FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY IS ON THE MARCH!!! I guess it's too bad that a lot of them found themselves as plantation slaves with masters harsher than even the "defeated" Taliban had been.

Heckuva job, Chimpy.