When I was about 22, I used to watch the Today show every morning before I went off to work. I got the news, the weather, the latest, etc. The other morning I hopped on the treadmill and watched the Today show for about 1/2 an hour. I happened to catch a new car that that was so American, I don’t even know what to make of it.
In front of Rockefeller Center, Willard was interviewing a serious conservative who was showing the new Hummer now available for only, I believe, $179,000. It was a Mad Max vehicle. This particular vehicle gets 8 miles per gallon and can get you through a terrorist attack. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, a terrorist attack. Now you too can grab your loved ones, hurl them into your latest vehicle and plow through an area that has been attacked by terrorists. The vehicle can get you 400 miles on one tank of gas which will more than likely get you out of the zone of terror. My mouth dropped.
Angry people are killing people they are pissed off at. Our judges are scared to practice their profession. We are marketed to by our President, like McDonald’s markets the virtues of Happy meals. We give our kids ritalin at school instead of a good education. People around the world are not exactly embracing us. Our dollar has slid out of control. We read in the paper that the majority of people don’t exactly support Bush’s policies but then why did they vote for him?
The car was such an American reaction. Why don’t American companies put pressure on this administration to do something about national security? Then again, why would they when this Administration just makes sure more money goes into the companies pockets and screws the average American. Instead, Hummer just markets a new car that will get around the ability of our Government to actual do something about security.
It is frightening, scary and pathetic at the same time. We are living in a Mad Max world.
*Why don’t American companies put pressure on this administration to do something about national security?*
You go girl. I’m with you. Look at all the terrorist attacks we’ve had since 9/11. We had the bombing at that train station… no, come to think of it, that was Spain. We’ll we had that bombing at the night club. Oh shoot that was Bali. Come to think of it, all of them I can think of happened somewhere other than America. Oh, wait. Someone sent some anthrax to Tom Daschle. See, I knew we could find something to whine about.
*Then again, why would they when this Administration just makes sure more money goes into the companies pockets and screws the average American.*
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always thought American companies create the jobs that us average American’s use to live our average American lives and the government is the guilty party when it comes to screwing us out of our money. Not one American company I’ve ever worked for has taken money out of my pocket without my consent and when they did, they matched it and put it in my 401K. Some didn’t pay me what I thought I was worth and I found other jobs that paid more. One company fired me, that sucked but they didn’t screw me out of my last paycheck. I now have my own company with 8 employees living an average life and I’m finely doing a little better than average. Not $279,000 for a Mad Max car better, but better. This is how things work when you live somewhere other than NYC, I guess. My suggestion is….MOVE.
jeez gotham gal, are you still in your glass house throwing stones?
before you castigate the Hummer, how big is your house exactly? 2X the typical home? 3X? 4x? 8X? but you probably have more than one home. so 15X? 20X? ever fly private planes? ride in limosines and town cars? naturally you do. all the time.
gotham gal, whatever the effects of driving a Hummer may be are totally utterly grossly and indefensibly overwhelmed, drowned out by the effects of your waaaayyyyyyy decadent wildly energy-inefficient and over-consumptive insular “NYC” lifestyle.
take another peek: that steinberg New Yorker cover map is supposed to be ironic, not literal