Monday, October 17, 2011

General Motors pisses off the liberals 

Government General Motors has apparently irritated the liberals -- its most important constituency -- with an ad aimed at college students, "Stop Pedaling, Start Driving"! The quotation from the outraged UCLA professor is good comic fun.


By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Oct 17, 05:29:00 PM:

Well, it does show that GM is tone-deaf. Don't they know how self-righteous - no, I should more accurately say "that there is a core constituency of the self-righteous among the environmentalists?"

I think bicycling is fine transportation, and people who do that shouldn't be sneered at in a libertarian world. I don't think it does anything near the good it claims, and people who get caught up in the symbolism of it irritate me, but I think it's a fine way to travel or exercise. Trying the "chicks will dig you if you get a car, loser" advertising gambit is pretty lame. I'd ask for veto power over their advertising because their living on our money, but I know government-approved advertising would be far more offensive.

That professor was a hoot, though. Even with a prepared statement, he was only able to contain himself from knee-jerk sputtering for only a few sentences.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Oct 17, 05:31:00 PM:

That would be they're not their. Aggh.  

By Blogger TOF, at Tue Oct 18, 12:39:00 PM:

Only a professor could come up with such an inane expression of indignation.  

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