Car Stuff

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Haven’t done a car post in a while. They’re closing plants and laying off workers. They sold part of their financing unit. The GM fire sale continues. I find this interesting, as the initial attraction for GM was Subies’ advanced, light weight AWD systems. I wonder if this means GM will be selling Saab also, since they have been using the WRX as the base of one of their models???

PS. For anyone who is curious about just how the U.S. auto industry got where is , you should read this book.

PPS. The Japanese are keeping a close eye on this over seas rival, whose product and quality have become quite competitive in the last few years.

Blogtopus Update

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I’ve added a few more recently. They are:

Reason, Hit and Run, a blog from, the consrevative – libertarian web site.

Miserable Donuts, a milblog.

Just One Minute,??? I’m not sure what the origins of this blog are. But he has been all over the PLame Game. It’s fun, yet hard to follow.

Squirrel Blogging!

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It’s all the rage!

Polls, and not the kind from Poland!

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Mystery Pollster

Since I'm Picking on France

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This bit of news crossed my desk today via Slashdot. The French are trying to pass a law that will, in effect, make free software illegal. Here is a comment from a Slashdotter in response to the French and their proposal…

” I was on the fence, but now they’ve done it. I am officially giving up croissants, snobbery, and disdain for other people. I just can’t be associated with them anymore”.

File this in the "We're Not a Gang! We're a Club" department.

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de Villepin does his best Belushi.

The quote above is how John Belushi described his LA gang in an old SNL skit. Which brings us to France’s Dominique de Villepin descriptions of the riots, er, I mean “social unrest” in his country this fall.

PS. Gangs are also know as a “loosely knit neiborhood organization”. I think I thought of this myself, but it is more likely that I heard it somewhere else, as I’m not clever enough to think of something like this.

Hat Tip: Insta…