Pure and utter bollocks

August 11, 2009

GM says new Volt to get 230 mpg in city driving

The EPA guidelines, developed with input from automakers, figure that cars like the Volt will travel more on straight electricity in the city than on the highway. If a person drives the Volt less than 40 miles, in theory they could go without using gasoline.

[Yahoo AP]

According to this bogus claim, actual fuel used- if your test consists of driving the vehicle for under 40 miles at a sedate pace- is actually none at all (not counting the coal burned to charge the batteries).

Which is infinity, or ∞mpg.

Why not run with that as the lede?

I guess that angle seemed too unrealistic, even too grandiose that the GM spokes-holes didn’t think such a tall tale would fool even idiotic AP beat writers (really?). Little did they know these glorified stenographers just jot down what they hear without question, and it gets published. Now I bet they wish they’d not restrained their inner Gecko.

This is the kind of spin which strains credibility, so typical of glorified beancounters, detached as they are from the real world. Especially true in the case of GM, which, judging from the desperation such gimmickry reveals, is probably not a good bet to survive.

Do they really think the public is that stupid?

“You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.” -Scott Adams

Alabama retards

August 6, 2009

Not only can’t these tards get the truck in the bin (too small? perhaps they should have thought this through), they apparently feel it’s perfectly fine to trash a perfectly good vehicle because they made a (taxpayer subsidized) sale. Big whoop.

And you and I get to pay for this lunacy.

Of course, Alabama doesn’t have the market for ‘tards cornered, no sirree Bob- we got a an entire nation of them. To paraphrase Howard Dean, they’re in California, and Montana, and New York, and Florida, and Texas… etc.

Could not have happened to a nicer guy

August 6, 2009

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Think Bandar Bush will eventually receive that particular (Saudi) royal treatment: beheading?

Who knows, but this steaming turd once threatened UK officials that if they did not stop the investigation into the British Aerospace (BAE) slush fund which him and his family/cronies relied upon for frequent travel and million dollar shopping excursions (no lie) then the UK might soon see another 7/7.

In kingdom, Saudi prince’s coup ‘fails’
Sun, 02 Aug 2009 17:03:54 GMT

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the kingdom’s former ambassador to the United States, is reportedly under house arrest over a conspiracy against the monarch.

Saad al-Faqih, head of the opposition group Islamic Reform Movement, told Arab-language TV al-Alam that Prince Bandar has been disappeared and the media has published no word from the ex-diplomat’s whereabouts since nearly three months ago.

According to al-Faqih, the prince first disappeared in Britain but he returned to the kingdom shortly afterwards.

He added that after Saudi officials discovered that he had provoked 200 agents working for the Saudi security service to stage a coup against King Abdullah, he was put under house arrest.

Al-Faqih said people close to the king had disclosed Bandar’s plots and foiled them.

He said Saudi sources believe that intelligence provided by some Arab countries help the Saudi monarch foil Prince Bandar’s conspiracy.

Power struggle between members of the Saudi royal family has been common as power is shared among some 200 princes out of the estimated 7000 family members.

Known as Bandar Bush because of his close relations with former US President George W Bush, the prince is son of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.

I am sure it is all one big misunderstanding.

“It will be many years before the masses discover just how completely they have been fleeced by the power elite.” -Richard Smith