And Bill O’Reilly’s hack reporter getting some of his own medicine.
Asbestos. Flammable children’s pajamas. The Corvair….
GM may discontinue making Hummers.
Today, General Motors announced that it will be closing four truck and SUV plants in North America and may discontinue its Hummer line, citing the slumping sales of large vehicles brought on by high oil prices. Sales of the Hummer were down 61 percent last month, and May was also the first month in which cars outsold the Ford F-series truck since 1992. In place of the Hummer, GM CEO Rick Wagoner announced that the GM board has approved production of a new small automobile and a new electric car. As CBS reported, Wagoner “said the change in the U.S. market to smaller vehicles likely is permanent.”
Welcome to the
21st century 1980′s, GM. Unlike Japan, you’re about 25 years too late, though.
Why would we want something like this, when we could have a giant tower full of empty luxury condos and a clean hotel lobby with fancy chandeliers. And maybe a big escalator!!! Thanks Dudley, don’t let those “Lexington citizens” get in the way of your big project!
P.S.- Dudley, I hope you continue to be the public face and media representative of your project. You are soooo good at PR, and such a dignified and sympathetic figure. Lexington loves you!
Is John Yarmuth awesome or what?
“In recent weeks, racial bigotry has reared its ugly head. We’ve been labeled — perhaps unfairly, perhaps not — one of the most racist states based on exit polling,” Yarmuth told 1,000 Democratic faithful at the party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Lexington.
“I can only hope and pray that when Sen. Obama takes the Oval Office next January, those who are offended or intolerant of his race are at least open to being impressed by his talents,” Yarmuth said, sparking applause from the crowd that visibly tensed up when Yarmuth began wading into the sensitive subject.
He urged Democrats to challenge those who say they won’t vote for Obama because he is half black.
“We must not walk away and let that blind hatred fester,” Yarmuth said.
Fearless. And this stands out in stark contrast to Jennifer Moore, who blamed the exit pollers, as Kentuckians just couldn’t be rascist.
You go John. Give the man Turkee.
Ok, I think we’ll have a new little feature here at B&P, focusing on our wingnut friends in the right-wing-noise-machine. I give an example of their insanity, and we decide whether it’s more evil, or unintentionally funny.
Our first entry won’t disappoint. You remember that incredibly awesome fist pound that Michelle gave Barack right before his nomination victory speech? Well, the geniuses at Fox News felt that this “mysterious gesture” was worth examining.
Now, the video as a whole? Incredibly funny. A riot. “Is that sort of a signal that young people get?” The “body language expert” giving the black power fist as she says the young people will be down with him “representing” a little bit. Unintentional comedy gold.
But what was in that original teaser again????
“A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently. We’ll show you some interesting body communication and find out what it really says.”
“A terrorist fist jab”? Did you really just say that? Seriously?
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL. You are the winner.
As for this mind-numbingly stupid analysis of the fist pound at Time? Funny.
And there’s more evil documented here than you could shake a stick at. If you have a weak stomach, please don’t go to that link- some stupid, racist, evil people in there.