This probably went better than it would have if the ShamWow guy showed up too:
Think you’re gonna lose your job? Go get a Ford:
Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is offering a payment protection plan to help reassure consumers who may be putting off buying a new car because of worries about losing their job.
Ford said Tuesday it will cover payments of up to $700 each month for up to a year on any new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle if consumers lose their jobs. The program runs until June 1.
But, maybe you should buy a car from Government Motors instead:
GM has said it is considering a program that would help new car owners keep their cars, in the event they lose their job.
Are we heading into the “a car is a human right and therefore the government should provide it for free” territory where health care and housing resides? Maybe it’s part of the government’s grand plan to combine free housing and free cars into one big human right, since they know that most of us will living in our cars pretty soon anyway.
One thing is for certain: Dayana Mendoza’s account of her visit to the US Detention Center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba won’t be used by Democrats as a horrific first-hand account offered as further justification to shut the place down:
This week, Guantanamo!!! It was an incredible experience. We arrived in Gitmo on Friday and stared going around the town, everybody knew Crystle and I were coming so the first thing we did was attend a big lunch and then we visited one of the bars they have in the base. We talked about Gitmo and what is was like living there. The next days we had a wonderful time, this truly was a memorable trip! We hung out with the guys from the East Coast and they showed us the boat inside and out, how they work and what they do, we took a ride around the land and it was a loooot of fun!
We also met the Military dogs, and they did a very nice demonstration of their skills. All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history. The water in Guantanamo Bay is soooo beautiful!
Shut the place down? Sounds to me like the name needs to be changed to “Gitmo Disney.”
Just a few things I ran across today worthy of a click:
The Onion: Getting Randomly Picked To Make Half-Court Shots Now Best Way To Earn Living
BB Spot: Fifteen Patients Die as Earth Hour Kills Life Support in S.F. Hospital
Scrappleface: Scalia Urges Patience with Barney FrankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heterophobia
DotPenn: Obama Promises Middle Class They’ll Never Be Upper Middle Class
Call me inattentive to history, but I think that Obama’s speech today about the government taking over the restructure of General Motors was the first time I ever heard a president telling me what a killer warranty, service and repairs I’m going to get if I buy an automobile from him… er, I mean, from General Motors or Chrysler.
In related news, Government Motors unveiled a new logo:
Update: Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the very nice nod.
Update II: If we back up the view of the new logo a little bit, we can see that the situation is a little more precarious that it appears in the first picture:
Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) killed 95 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2008. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the animal rights group kills an average of 5.8 pets every day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.
According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats have died at the hands of PETA workers.
This doesn’t seem ironic whatsoever. After all, countless turkeys, chickens, sheep, bulls, etc. were slaughtered in celebration of Obama’s election, and Obama was the candidate endorsed by the Humane Society, so nothing really makes any sense these days.
Today’s column at WorldNetDaily starts with the scrapping of the name “Freedom Tower” for the new building where the World Trade Centers once stood and then rolls along with examples of how political correctness and those who are apologizing for America, freedom and capitalism are running amok in U.S. politics today.
Give a read to “Land of the flee, home of the knave” for the whole story.
Note: As a companion piece to the column, you may want to check out The Obama-Matic (TM) Content-Free Euphemism Generator
People are blowing a huge opportunity to score a serious point if they don’t still show up to this event:
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government. Why? They feel too many people could show-up.
Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.
With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.
Therefore Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko says she’s not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, “I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or whatever you want to call it over this tea party on April 1st.”
Yep, as I wrote four weeks ago, Republicans are still way too polite to properly engage in this protest business. We need some serious training.
If protesters cave this easily, then the government knows all they have to do to quell protests will be to create ridiculous “permit” demands.
Come on, guys — it’s gonna take a lot more creativity and guts than this. If the colonists would have fretted about getting permits from the Brits, we’d be wearing powdered wigs and driving on the left side of the road right now.
Hey, what’s to prevent 10,000 people just happening to show up at the park all at the same time? Are people going to be arrested for just taking their kids to a park? If they are, the movement will take a whole new life from there.
We Detroit Lions fans are in the “safe zone” when it comes to physical health, because we’ll never have to watch our team lose a Super Bowl (or win one for that matter), which, as it turns out, might only cause severe medical problems:
Passionate football fans take heed: watching your team lose in the Super Bowl could be hazardous to your health
“The emotional stress of loss and/or the intensity of a game played in a high profile rivalry such as the Super Bowl can trigger total and cardiovascular deaths,” said Dr. Robert Kloner, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, who presented the study at the American College of Cardiology scientific meeting in Orlando.
As a Lions fan I’m safe from suffering the ill-effects of high-profile losses, but as a Republican, not so much.
It’s most certainly a mistake to think that terrorists attack buildings because of what they’re named instead of what they represent, but that seems to be the belief of the New York Port Authority, who have scrapped the “Freedom Tower” name for the new skyscraper being built where the World Trade Centers once stood.
It won’t be surprising to see former Gitmo detainees given cushy apartments in the new building, paid for by American taxpayers of course, in the hopes that if terrorists think one of their own is living there, they won’t attack it. And if it is attacked, eh, we can just blame Bush for torturing them… again.
Do you get the feeling that, by scrapping the name of “Freedom Tower” that has been planned for quite a while, we’ve accelerated the long, slow, painful global process of apologizing for, and being ashamed of, freedom and prosperity? Come on folks — if we really wanted the building to be attacked we’d call it “AIG,” but let’s not shy away from “Freedom.” Put “Freedom” up in lights, for cryin’ out loud.
The Port Authority reports theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re having trouble renting space in the new building, and I suppose thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s understandable, but the bureaucratic mindset of government is really on display when we take into account the Authority’s apparent belief that potential tenants will feel less risk if the name Ã¢â‚¬Å“FreedomÃ¢â‚¬Â isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t on the building.
What will the building be called now, if anything? In the current political climate I’d suggest any of the following:
–The Bailout Belfry
–The High Rise of Hope
–Don’t Attack This Building and We’ll Give You Cash!
–World ‘Spread the Wealth Around’ Center
–The ‘It’s Our Fault’ Fort
Or maybe a corporate sponsor in direct partnership with The New Hope would be a good idea: “Price Unclenched Pfister”
Remember the America that wanted to rebuild the WTC’s with the following design this after 9/11 as a message to those who sought to bring us down? I miss that America. The unapologetic attitude about freedom is still out there if you look hard enough (as long as you don’t look in Washington), so maybe it’s not too late for this design after all: