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Sunday, June 26, 2011

I Approve

Lord a'mercy:

How do you spell babe?

And she sings opera.

I wonder if she'd come over here to Bland County and belt out a little Madame Butterfly for the local aficionados.

This Guy Should Work For General Motors

Or for Obama.  Either way.

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera on why nobody's buying the extremely expensive, extremely nonfunctional Chevy Volt:

"The Volt went on sale last December. But because Chevrolet has been so cautious in rolling it out — dealers in only seven states have gotten cars so far, with fewer than 2,500 sold — it can sometimes seem like the world’s most publicized invisible car." [link]

The Volt has had disappointing - and microscopic - sales results so far because General Motors has been cautious in its production and release of the vehicle model.  That's the kind of spin that only someone in GM's marketing department  - or in Joseph Goebbels' Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda - could love.

The truth?

"At least as far as the Volt is concerned, explained [Greg Martin, director of policy and Washington communications at General Motors], its underwhelming sales numbers have a lot to do with the fact that it’s a new vehicle, there still is not an adequate infrastructure in place for the advanced battery, and the technology is only scalable to a certain point. That means that any GM-manufactured electric car will be a small car 'with a technology that comes with a price.' Not exactly the apple of the soccer mom’s eye."[source]

In other words, no one wants the thing.

It should be noted, Nocera wasn't motivated enough by the wonderment that is the Chevy Volt to have purchased one for his very own either.  He was lent one to drive - and extol - by GM.

They did their job.  He did his.

One wonders if he had to shower after he was finished.

One also wonders if he really believes the crap he writes.

And In Today's Loon News

For your amusement:

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, a Democrat, talking about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath:

"I started wondering if during the night I would be visited by specially trained CIA agents. Could they secretly shoot me with a miniature, slow-acting poison dart?"

This from another Democrat:

Hey, how about this from Chicago's crazy police superintendent ... appointed by a Democrat:

"So here’s what I want to tell you. See, let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting’ scared? Government sponsored racism.  Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy. Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children."

Crazy?  Does he really want to put it to a vote?

And this from economy-ravaged, tax-ravaged, Democrat-ravaged New York, where young people can't find work and plan to move elsewhere because a bleak future awaits them if they remain in their state (see "Escape from New York: Young Taxpayers Flee Economic Ruin"):

Governor Cuomo Signs Gay Marriage Law.

Yes, Governor Cuomo is a Democrat.

And yes, young gay New Yorkers will be fleeing as well.  But at least they'll be able to wed before they hightail it.

Last but not least:

Yup. That would be Crazy Al. Also a Democrat.

I wonder why he isn't promoting fewer overweight blowhards to curb pollution?

Anyway, there's a roundup of today's Democrat news.  Quite the hoot.

Worlds Apart

Compare and contrast this:

[Katrina] Victims Homeless, Angry

Cops loot Wal-Mart after Katrina in New Orleans

With this:

Generous residents help neighbors in flooded Minot

A completely different narrative. Why?