Quotes of the day

posted at 10:36 pm on May 31, 2009 by Allahpundit

“General Motors Corp. will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, marking the humbling of an American icon that once dominated the global car industry and setting up a high-stakes gamble for U.S. taxpayers.

The question now facing 56,000 auto workers, 3,600 GM dealers and the Obama administration: Will it work?”

***
“I never ever could have believed that one day this thing would go that way. We were so successful.”

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“After the grown-ups had gone to bed, Tommy and I shifted the Buick into neutral, pushed it down the driveway and out of earshot, started the engine and toured the neighborhood. The sheer difficulty of horsemanship can be illustrated by what happened to Tommy and me next. Nothing. We maneuvered the car home, turned it off and rolled it back up the driveway. (We were raised in the blessedly flat Midwest.) During our foray the Buick’s speedometer reached 30. But 30 miles per hour is a full gallop on a horse. Delete what you’ve seen of horse riding in movies. Possibly a kid who’d never been on a horse could ride at a gallop without killing himself. Possibly one of the Jonas Brothers could land an F-14 on a carrier deck.

Thus cars usurped the place of horses in our hearts. Once we’d caught a glimpse of a well-turned Goodyear, checked out the curves of the bodywork and gaped at that swell pair of headlights, well, the old gray mare was not what she used to be. We embarked upon life in the fast lane with our new paramour. It was a great love story of man and machine.”


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Sorry, GM, but you brought all this on yourselves by cowtowing to Labor Unions.

RIP.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Add GM to the list that includes Eastern Airlines. Corporations killed by the unions.

cobrakai99 on May 31, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Add GM to the list that includes Eastern Airlines. Corporations killed by the unions.

cobrakai99 on May 31, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Government Moters…we hardly knew ye

Now, if we can only say the same about Obama and the Democrats.

AUINSC on May 31, 2009 at 10:40 PM

I will NEVER buy a car from GM/Chrysler or Ford. Complete boycott of anything that has Obama or a Union involved.

elduende on May 31, 2009 at 10:41 PM

Bad management making bad decisions, allowing unions to create unsustainable economic requirements for workers and, ultimately, building cars (for decades) that were inferior to their Japanese and German counterparts.

Tomorrow when the headlines promote GM’s bankruptcy not a single reasonable adult should be surprised.

watson007 on May 31, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Add GM to the list that includes Eastern Airlines. Corporations killed by the unions.

cobrakai99 on May 31, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Only…I actually MISS Eastern. :)

(and their ride at Disney World, “If you had Wings.” *grin*)

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Sorry, GM, but you brought all this on yourselves by cowtowing to Labor Unions.

RIP.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Japanese, Korean, or Ford….GM and Chrysler are dead to me.

sven10077 on May 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

“The question now facing 56,000 auto workers, 3,600 GM dealers and the Obama administration: Will it work?”

Of course not. It’s not supposed to work. The auto industry is the perfect vehicle for this junta to funnel our nation’s wealth (whatever’s left of it) to their union and enviro-wacko constituencies.

I thought that this was a well-known fact, clearly evident when the first $25 billion (outside of the bailouts) was authorized by Congress to help the big 3 retool in order to meet the idiotic environmental regulations that were slapped on them. For the hard-of-thinking, the junta made it clear by raising the CAFE standards just as bankruptcy was becoming a certainty. They didn’t even try to hide their idiotic, anti-American agenda. Transparency.

progressoverpeace on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

I have a very selfish question. Couldn’t they have done this sooner and not cost the taxpayers billions of dollars for the same results? Everyone should demand that their states adopt a Right to Work law, at least give the unions a chance to stand or fall on their own merits.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

That’s not the Hummer I thought I knew.

infidel on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Obama’s Presidency certainly is historical. The more he succeeds, the more we all fail.

JellyToast on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

It was a great love story of man and machine.”

The dream is STILL there … in …

Motorcycles!

Honda V65 4-evah

HondaV65 on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Japanese, Korean, or Ford….GM and Chrysler are dead to me.

sven10077 on May 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Unfortunately, Ford will go the same way, due to Unions. American cars don’t have a chance as long as Unions rule.

And yes, I drive a Toyota. And before that, a Honda. Both, fantastic, reliable cars. :)

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Guys. If you are a true capitalist then you must agree that unions (which I have no use for) are a part of the capitalists system. They aren’t some sort of entity outside of capitalism.

In short, unions flourish where bad management runs a company. As a rule, unions do not exist at companies where management creates an environment where unions can’t compete with the benefits that the company offers. (There are exceptions of course).

watson007 on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

According to Juan Williams on Geraldo just now – NO! We saved jobs!!!! We did good back in the fall!!! It was the right thing to do!!!!

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Guys. If you are a true capitalist then you must agree that unions (which I have no use for) are a part of the capitalists system. They aren’t some sort of entity outside of capitalism.

In short, unions flourish where bad management runs a company. As a rule, unions do not exist at companies where management creates an environment where unions can’t compete with the benefits that the company offers. (There are exceptions of course).

watson007 on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

This is incorrect. It’s a collectivist entity working within a capitalist system. Capitalism is individualist, not collectivist.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

When the big trusts became corrupt, the Left introduced the Anti-Trust bill, initiating the progressive era. Now that the unions have become veritable vampires on whole industries altogether, why isn’t there any movement to come up with an Anti-Union Bill? Why aren’t we union-busting just as the progressives did trust-busting years ago? Unions are devouring broad sections of economy, so there should be a broad movement against unions. GOP should become not just an anti-tax movement but an anti-union movement as well.

promachus on May 31, 2009 at 10:51 PM

What happened to the Billions of dollars that were spent on GM…………?

……….. As a taxpayer, can I get a receipt?

Seven Percent Solution on May 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Ford Company was the last one to cave into the unions. GM started sleeping with the devil before many others. You made your bed now sleep in it GM.

taney71 on May 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

The marketplace is supposed to take care of bad management, and folks are FREE to go to other positions in this country.

Unions are NOT capitalist.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Is this where the party is movin to?

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 10:53 PM

e did good back in the fall!!! It was the right thing to do!!!!

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Right! And I’m successful in cougar hunting

HAH!

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Guys. If you are a true capitalist then you must agree that unions (which I have no use for) are a part of the capitalists system. They aren’t some sort of entity outside of capitalism.

watson007 on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Not at all. If workers want to unite in groups for collective bargaining, that’s one thing, but when a union controls all who can work at a company, that is anti-capitalist.

progressoverpeace on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Add GM to the list that includes Eastern Airlines. Corporations killed by the unions.

And look what Labor did to US steel.

jgapinoy on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

That’s not the Hummer I thought I knew.

infidel on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Bill, is that you?

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

elgeneralisimo is reminded of an earlier “largest bankruptcy in American history” and successful government intervention…

Penn Central… Killed off by not so great management, government over regulation and a strangulating union. But the FedGov came to the rescue in that case as well, giving us Conrail and Amtrak… oh wait… bad example…

elgeneralisimo on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Well no offense to Juan but he’s not my go to guy on economics.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Is this where the party is movin to?

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 10:53 PM

I hope so…I got gobsmacked by AP when I tried to tell you that Baptists live by the old “if you feed them, they will come” schtick.

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Someone please explain to me just how having fewer car dealerships will help the new US-GM sell more cars?

stonemeister on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

but when a union controls all who can work at a company, that is anti-capitalist.

progressoverpeace on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

…as are state & local laws that force people into unions.

jgapinoy on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Well no offense to Juan but he’s not my go to guy on economics.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

poor juan

always getting beat up by Brit Hume

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM

That’s not the Hummer I thought I knew.

infidel on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Bill, is that you?

txag92 on May 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM

That’s not the Hummer I thought I knew.

infidel on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

But its the one lorien got last night

AAAAAAHHHHHH!

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM

What a wonderful past. The Future?

Stay tuned for a three cylinder Cadillac resembling the Trabant with features like having to shake the whole care to mix the fuel (or solar that doesn’t work in the dark) and names and designs that celebrate diversity. The corporation will be run by a transexual former hip-hop artist and Chicago politician.

The good new is that the kids will not want to drive it.

IlikedAUH2O on May 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM

Japanese, Korean, or Ford….GM and Chrysler are dead. to me.

sven10077 on May 31, 2009 at 10:46 PM

Edited.

ddrintn on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Great minds think alike.

txag92 on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Eh, you think you’ll actually be given a chance to buy a foreign car? Sorry, but after Ogabe destroys Ford, he and his minions will find a way to make foreign cars so outrageously expensive that only rich liberals will be able to afford them.

Keep your old car? That would be great for me, I would make a killing maintaining them, but those too will be outlawed for reasons of protecting the environment.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Someone please explain to me just how having fewer car dealerships will help the new US-GM sell more cars?

stonemeister on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

It won’t, but the hope is that the ratio of # of cars sold to # of employees will be better, making the company profitable.

jgapinoy on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

What happened to the Billions of dollars that were spent on GM…………?

……….. As a taxpayer, can I get a receipt?

Seven Percent Solution on May 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

Why? Think Timmy Gitner will let you write it off your taxes???

doriangrey on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

General Motors Corp. will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Kiss my shiny metal a$$, GM! I hope every UAW bum enjoys their lay-off as much as I enjoyed my latest $1,700 repair bill on my %$#*ing Buick.

Too bad, so sad.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

In Virginia in the mid seventies several grocery stores went union. The folded like a cheap suit within a year. I know that historically unions have served an import part for labor but they have become a business unto themselves. And they appear to be the only ones profiting. Not the workers, the union.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Never fear! Our Messiah will resurrect the hulking shell into an eco friendly workers’ paradise industry of the future. I, for one, can’t wait to plug in my new Lazarus Motors Goremobile LX.

trubble on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 PM

P. S. The new GM stuff is great. Remember that when we are looking at complete junk.

IlikedAUH2O on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Great minds think alike.

txag92 on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Jinx, you owe me coke!

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM

And yes, I drive a Toyota. And before that, a Honda. Both, fantastic, reliable cars. :)

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Two Nissans and a Mazda (with 300,000) for a work truck.

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM

…as are state & local laws that force people into unions.

jgapinoy on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

That’s what I meant. I have no problem with 50 workers binding together as a bargaining unit, but the unions being able to say that no one can work at a “union shop” unless they are union members is so anti-American and anti-capitalist that it boggles the mind. Personally, I don’t know how it ever passed muster in any court. And then unions bind across companies, while companies are not allowed to bind together (as that is collusion). It’s just insane.

progressoverpeace on May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

GM. See ya.

I’m a Ford man, been that way all my life. But, winning by having the other guy gobsmacked by a political agenda just doesn’t seem fair.

I’ve got a post up on my blog about GM. (yes, this is a blatant attempt at driving business to my blog….as Shumer says “so what!”)

BobMbx on May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Two Nissans and a Mazda (with 300,000) for a work truck.

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM

KIA word!

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 PM

They are mini Tammany Halls now

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Change you can believe in?

Hardly.

hillbillyjim on May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

P. S. The new GM stuff is great. Remember that when we are looking at complete junk.

IlikedAUH2O on May 31, 2009 at 10:58 PM

As long as I am still allowed to drive my 1984 Corvette I dont give a damn…

doriangrey on May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Mine either, but I guess Geraldo couldn’t rate one of the go-to guys.

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

The UAW was warned for DECADES that their demands were unsustainable; so they are getting what was foretold….

Branch Rickey on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

The good new is that the kids will not want to drive it.

IlikedAUH2O on May 31, 2009 at 10:56 PM

I truly respect your ability to find silver linings!

progressoverpeace on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I’m buying a 6000-SUX the day they hit the showfloors.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Two Nissans and a Mazda (with 300,000) for a work truck.

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM

My Honda was a Del Sol. Had it for 12 years – 135,000 miles. Only sold it because I was jonesin’ for something new. Got me a Celica…still under 100,000, but I expect it will do just fine.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Bought a Toyota in March. In spite of my family’s strenuous objections and insistence that I buy domestic.
It’s been an awesome car thus far and appears to be the way to go. Thank the good Lord.

mjk on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Someone please explain to me just how having fewer car dealerships will help the new US-GM sell more cars?

stonemeister on May 31, 2009 at 10:55 PM

It won’t, but the hope is that the ratio of # of cars sold to # of employees will be better, making the company profitable.

jgapinoy on May 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

When do we hit 0:0?

ddrintn on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

6000-SUX the day they hit the showfloors.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

Wait for POS Sport

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 PM

You have to wonder… would this have happened if McCain had been in office?

The GM stock has been trying to go up for the last 6 months but kept getting smacked down whenever Obama opened his mouth.

Skywise on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Btw…gobsmacked does not mean what some of you think it does.

It’s Brit slang and just means “surprised” or “shocked”.

Just sayin…

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

On the back page of this quarter’s 0-60 Magazine is a solemn picture. A Pontiac GXP, probably the best car Pontiac has built in decades, in the throws of an exultant smokey burn out, captioned simply; one last caress.

liquidflorian on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

^ I think Obama’s plan is something like 0:56,000.

ddrintn on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

What happened to the Billions of dollars that were spent on GM…………?

……….. As a taxpayer, can I get a receipt?

Seven Percent Solution on May 31, 2009 at 10:52 PM

I shall ask my accountant next tax preparation season if I can write GM off as a deduction on my taxes.

mjk on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

I tried to be a good American and my first three cars were American, one from each of the majors. Within two years of buying each, they required so many repairs, it cost me less to give them to the dealers for parts. Toyota ever since.

Loxodonta on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

You have to wonder… would this have happened if McCain had been in office?

The GM stock has been trying to go up for the last 6 months but kept getting smacked down whenever Obama opened his mouth.

Skywise on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 PM

I don’t think McCain was narcissistic enough to imagine himself the CEO of an auto manufacturing company.

ddrintn on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Wait for POS Sport
blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 PM

No way, the POS Sport has an inline-two while the 6000-SUX has a V3…don’t ask me how, it just does. 47 rumbling, grumbling horses ready to tear the wood off the wagon-style wheels.

Watch out ladies, you won’t be able to resist my bad chariot.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

The GM stock has been trying to go up for the last 6 months but kept getting smacked down whenever Obama opened his mouth.

Skywise on May 31, 2009 at 11:02 PM

As does every other stock…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

I’ve owned two American cars…well, no, not really…

Chevy Nova – the toy car-looking Isuzu engine.
Geo Storm – also Isuzu, I think.

Neither was a long laster.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:05 PM

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Thanks for the lesson. I don’t like to use a word in the wrong way…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM

It’s Brit slang and just means “surprised” or “shocked”.

They also use words like bonnet and spanner.

BobMbx on May 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM
BobMbx on May 31, 2009 at 11:06 PM

I promise I was not trying to be a snarky smartypants. But I AM bilingual – English and Brit Slang. :)

And Bob, they also say “windscreen” and “tire”, but spell it “tyre”. Go figure. :) Crazy brits.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

But dude

the POS has a cupholder

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

No way, the POS Sport has an inline-two while the 6000-SUX has a V3…don’t ask me how, it just does. 47 rumbling, grumbling horses ready to tear the wood off the wagon-style wheels.

Watch out ladies, you won’t be able to resist my bad chariot.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

That’s OK, I’ve still got my Schwinn 10-speed somewhere… LOL

ddrintn on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

All of my American cars were part of the trickle down economy.

Wherever I parked them, you could always see the spots where the oil trickled down.

Loxodonta on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

OKAY, BRIT SLANG EXPERT

TELL ME WHAT

COIN SLOT

AND SKIVVING MEAN

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Watch out ladies, you won’t be able to resist my bad chariot.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

If you’ve got soy spinners and genuine hemp seats, I’m all over it.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

hot late model drag racing will be running 22′s @ 67 mph with 7 s 60′ times. I own a honda that was made in Japan. I will never buy union made crap.

daesleeper on May 31, 2009 at 11:09 PM

the POS has a cupholder

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

But it’s only a one seater.

thomasaur on May 31, 2009 at 11:09 PM

But dude

the POS has a cupholder

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

That’s not a cup holder dude… That’s the DVD tray… ;p

doriangrey on May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

But dude

the POS has a cupholder

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

A cupholder is important…but I think I like Bishop’s chariot better…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Eh, I don’t care. I’m still going to buy a 2010 Camaro this summer.

krabbas on May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

As does every other stock…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM

True. But other companies haven’t had their CEO’s sacked by Obama…

…yet…

Skywise on May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Wherever I parked them, you could always see the spots where the oil trickled down.

Loxodonta on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

I used to have a Pinto (stop laughing this minute). I used to about 26 miles to the quart.

Laura in Maryland on May 31, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Ya’ll have fun…I gotta get up and go to work in the A.M. Someone’s got to pay the taxes to support you lazy asses…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Didn’t the employer becoming the deliverer of health care benefits (as an incentive to attract workers during WWII) cause the problem rather than the unions? The Unions only played what management created.

Imagine the flexibility and competitiveness that would be added to Americas business concerns if health care was not their responsibility?

BL@KBIRD on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Since I’m now a stockholder in GM, I propose we sell the company to China and cancel some of our debt.

Texas Gal on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Ya’ll have fun…I gotta get up and go to work in the A.M. Someone’s got to pay the taxes to support you lazy asses…

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

But my ass is soooo nice!!

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Since I’m now a stockholder in GM, I propose we sell the company to China and cancel some of our debt.

Texas Gal on May 31, 2009 at 11:11 PM

China dont want it…

doriangrey on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

OKAY, BRIT SLANG EXPERT

TELL ME WHAT

COIN SLOT

AND SKIVVING MEAN

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Okay, “coin slot” I’ve not heard, but “skivving” is shirking one’s responsibilities.

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

But dude
the POS has a cupholder
blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:07 PM

So what, it’s installed upside down. The SUX has wood paneling…on the INSIDE of the car. Beat that.

Bishop on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

I had a maverick…EEEEK!

clinker46 on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

The UAW was warned for DECADES that their demands were unsustainable; so they are getting what was foretold….

Branch Rickey on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

you mean 55% of the voting shares of the company they ran into the ground thanks to bankrolling Ogabe?

sven10077 on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

ladyingray on May 31, 2009 at 11:01 PM

You’d have to pay me big buck to go anywhere near that horse’s patoot. My kids can’t on my nerves as fast as Geraldo.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

My favorite anecdote about my POS Chevy was in about February:
Picture this: February in Montana. My Chevy Impala not starting. The security light coming on for no good reason, then the car not starting. The tow company coming out, jump starting the car (in spite of the fact that the battery read as “fine” on their system), and the car being fine for a few weeks. Then it would start all over again.
When I talked to Chevy about it, their first response was “well, it’s an intermittent problem so I shouldn’t worry about it.” Then their second response was to insinuate that because I have a vagina, I’m incapable of turning a car on. My response to that was to call them a-holes and ask them if they consider all their cars not starting an “intermittent problem”.

And that is when I started looking at Toyotas and Hondas. Finally buying a Camry.

Chapter 11 couldn’t have happened to a nicer company, in my opinion.

mjk on May 31, 2009 at 11:14 PM

You can cancel GMs debt, but you can’t make people buy the cars. It is not the debt that is the problem. The problem is now, and always has been, that not enough people want to buy their cars. Canceling the debt does not address that.

keep the change on May 31, 2009 at 11:14 PM

tickleddragon on May 31, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Coin slot is when a woman bends over

and you can start to see the good ol’ backside split

and you say to yourself

“wow, I could stick a quarter in there!”

:D

blatantblue on May 31, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Sad.

I thought the bailout was going to stop this from happening, though? It couldn’t just have been a power grab by the federal government … could it?

/sigh
Stupid rhetorical questions.

eforhan on May 31, 2009 at 11:15 PM

Hardline socialist founded unions, like the UAW don’t work in the modern day because they don’t at all take into consideration that profitability of the company is in the worker’s best interest.

wildcat84 on May 31, 2009 at 11:15 PM

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