February 29, 2012

Volt Ad

Speaking of the Volt, the crappy car that the the Obungler administration and Gummint Motors want you to buy, here's an ad for one that Woody sent me.

Posted by denny at February 29, 2012 03:23 PM  


Posted by: Sandy G on February 29, 2012 07:53 PM

I love the real new volt ad.

The car we HAD to build.

Posted by: kerrcarto on February 29, 2012 10:47 PM

After WWII Studebaker brought out some very futuristic looking cars. They didnít sell and Studebaker changed course. Didnít cost the taxpayer a dime

Liberty Ship tycoon, Henry Kaiser, decided to enter the car market with models called the Kaiser, the Frazer and the Henry J. They had some revolutionary features. They didnít sell and the Kaiser/ Frazer car company went out of business. Didnít cost the tax payer a dime.

Chrysler tried to develop a gas turbine powered automobile. They could not overcome the safety problems and the project died. It didnít cost the taxpayer a dime.

Mazda thought that Wankel had a good idea when he developed his rotary engine and put it in some of their automobiles. Too many problems, Mazda abandoned the Wankel. Didnít cost the taxpayer a dime.

Ford decided to market a car named after Henryís son, Edsel, It didnít sell and was discontinued. Didnít cost the tax payer a dime.

Obama decides that the time has come for an all electric car and makes GM produce the Volt. It doesnít sell. It has safety problems. It costs the taxpayer billions of dollars.

This is why Crony Capitalism (which is a euphemism for Fascism) Doesnít work. This is why no top down, collective society has ever produced a successful economy.

Why is a market economy important? Without market cost constraints, managers in the old Soviet Union would order more resources, materiel and labor, than were actually needed because no one at the top knew exactly what the requirements were. The result was a waste of resources. To make one ton of copper in the USSR used 1,000 kilowatt hours of electrical energy. In West Germany, only 300 kilowatt hours. To produce one ton of cement, the USSR used twice the energy as Japan. Central planning doesnít work either for governments or Business. Once the home office of a business gets too big, economies of scale decline.

Posted by: Art on March 1, 2012 08:07 AM

I drove about 250 miles yesterday. What use is a pregnant roller skate that goes less than 100 miles before needing a 4 hour recharge?

People that own one of these expensive toys have to have a second car unless they never drive more than about 75 miles in a day.

A fool and his money......

Posted by: Old School Conservative on March 1, 2012 10:45 AM

"What use is a pregnant roller skate that goes less than 100 miles before needing a 4 hour recharge?"

Jesus H. Christ. Is it really that bad--and that useless?

Posted by: Marksman2000 on March 1, 2012 02:04 PM

That's strictly the electric mode, Marksman2000. The plug-in hybrid can run about 300 miles on the little gas engine that turns a generator after the batteries are discharged. I get riled and pissed off by gubmint subsidies, so I sometimes get carried away and exaggerate.

The MSRP on a stripped down model is about $32,000. You can buy a lot more car for $32,000.

Posted by: Old School Conservative on March 2, 2012 09:19 AM
This is why Crony Capitalism (which is a euphemism for Fascism)

Fascism and Crony Capitalism are different.

In Crony Capitalism, companies give money to candidates in exchange for favorable political treatment. It's just old fashioned favoritism with the power of government.

In a Fascist society, companies are controlled by representatives from labor, representatives from management/ownership, and representatives from the company's customers (which, since most of the nation consumes goods from many companies, includes representatives of the public, or government). Companies are then organized by industry and elect representatives from those three groups to an organization to represent that industry, called a corporation. Representatives from these corporations make up the regional and national government. That's why Fascism is called Corporatism.

See Alexander Raven Thomson's The Coming Corporate State (MS Reader format, sorryÖ the only version online) for an authentic presentation of Corporatism and Fascism by an actual Fascist writer.

Posted by: Jason on March 2, 2012 08:08 PM

There's a REASON electric cars don't sell-They don't effing WORK, & they're too gotdang expensive...Barack, ol' sock, you can package it any way you wanna, but the bottom line is what I just told you....

Posted by: Sandy G on March 3, 2012 11:48 PM

This video was made by the great Ben Howe, a South Carolina blogger, radio host, and all around awesome conservative voice. Ben is one of those that is seeking to carry on the legacy of Andrew Breitbart and he's got a keen sense of wit to carry him forward.


Posted by: reiggin on March 4, 2012 11:56 AM
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