It’s a drive in Saturday

Whoa, hold up, wait, stop what you’re doing. Ladies and gentleman, bois and grrls, gentlebeings of all genders and persuasions, please – Corporate America has a skinned knee. As such I ask that no one laugh, mock, or contribute in any way to …
oh to hell with that.

the online edition of The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, said the competing choices present a dilemma for the Obama administration, which may fear seeing the industrial icon carmaker fall into bankruptcy and cut more jobs if it’s refused more aid.

Shout it from the rooftops. GM deserves to die! Seriously, if this is true, and that’s really the way they do business (give us money orIt’s your fault!! cried the manipulative ex significant other) then, hey, they deserve to go bankrupt. What, 13.4 billion wasn’t enough? Do you want us to run your business too? Hell, why don’t we just nationalize the damn thing?
(Can you hear the cries of Socialism? No, neither can I. Not in this case.) All of this coming on the heels of GM announcing cutting of about 12% of it’s salaried workforce (which I presume to be executives, likely those who got GM into this position in the first place).

And if you think I’m being harsh tell me this – why should I be more compassionate for an auto manufacturer than we are, as a society, for the individual people in it?
Moreover, I’ve just had it up to here with the notion that no matter how badly a business is run, it just has some supposed right to continue existing. Sure, many dress this up as “But we need to do this for the economy (replace with ‘for the children’ mmkay?) but the fact remains that preventing badly run, or irresponsibly run companies from failing the way things work in a capitalist society does more damage in the long run. It’s the difference between living in a capitalist society and, say, a Corporate State.

Elsewhere….
Canada has no plans to revise fiscal projections – what, they’re not going to massage the numbers? Incredible!

US Airstrike kills 25 in Pakistan – you know, that country we don’t have any active engagement with? Oh, and yes, missiles were fired from drones. What else is new?

Missile attacks in Pakistan by remotely piloted aircraft operated by the Central Intelligence Agency have generally been aimed at foreign Qaeda fighters and Taliban guerrillas from Afghanistan, who take shelter in Pakistan between raids into their country to fight American and NATO soldiers.

The C.I.A. is allowed to conduct an undeclared war. Yeah that’s without precedent. Any surprise that the drones are lifting off from Pakistani bases simply means one hasn’t been paying attention.

Yet another case of ex hackers (in the old form, someone who likes to take something apart and see how it works) whining to the EFF when someone, well, hacks their product – oh no, don’t threaten our monopoly…..
Wow, sounds like……..Microsoft. Take that Apple evangelists.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on February 14, 2009.

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