Mind Boggling


Today on the 101 headed home from gym, I saw a 2010 GMC SUV with the bumper stickers "Who Is John Galt?" and "I Love Capitalism" on the back.

If memory serves, said vehicle was made after the US Government saved said company via loans, that is, taxpayer dollars.

I guess this is the right-wing whackaloon version of "Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac".






Unlike a banking system which you really cannot avoid having in some form, there is no particular reason why cars have to be built in the US, if other nations can build them better and cheaper, which they evidently can.

Of course, don't forget that what really killed GM wasn't their car quality and price, but the massive healthcare and pension obligations imposed by their unions. A timely warning to municipalities, perhaps?

Posted by Guest on May. 24, 2013 @ 11:37 am

In the 60's GM and Ford made great cars, Chrysler and AMC not so much.

the 70's, Pinto, Vega, Mustang, etc...

the 80's K car. chevette, Fiero etc...

The last gasp was the union issue.

Posted by Matlock on May. 25, 2013 @ 9:28 am

Keen observations, as usual, from Johnny Angel.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by Ralph on May. 24, 2013 @ 11:48 am

"the 101"? Only in LA do they say "the 5" or "the 60" or "the 101".

Posted by Richmondman on May. 24, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

What else would you call it?

No one calls it the "Hollywood Freeway".

Or even this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd2Ch6WBeQU


Posted by JohnnyW on May. 24, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

We just call it 101. No "the". Again, only in Southern California would people say "I'm taking the 101." Northern Californians say "I'm taking 101".

Posted by Guest on May. 25, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

might as well relish it.

Funny how language conventions differ from place to place... in India, politicians stand -- rather than run for -- office; if they are ill, they "go to hospital," but lawbreakers are sent "to the jail."

Our not using "the" in front of freeway numbers... but sometimes when we're using their proper names such as "the Bayshore Freeway" ... but not "James Lick Freeway" or "Altamont Pass"...

... oh yes, not worth a second separate post to correct my error, but of course Ronald Reagan got re-elected governor and served until he was deposed by the young Jerry Brown; in any case the earlier Reagan may have been much more the "law and order" and "anti-communist" politician than the union busting anti-democrat which he metamorphed into during his carreer.

Posted by lillipublicans on May. 25, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

Or any of the other bloggers here if you are concerned about clueless opportunism.

Posted by Matlock on May. 25, 2013 @ 9:22 am

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