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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The devils are quarreling

Huge-type headline in today's Detroit News: Chrysler blasts Big Oil. ExxonMobil has been running this ad for a few months. The ad suggests that the auto companies haven't done enough to improve fuel economy (duh). Daimler-Chrysler's Jason Vines wrote this reply on a company blog:
Big Oil would rather fill the pockets of its executives and shareholders, rather than spend sufficient amounts to reduce the price of fuel, letting consumers, during tough economic times, pick up the tab.
Of course, they're both quite right and both very wrong. The pot calls the kettle black, to which the kettle repies, "No, you're black." "I know you are but what am I?" etc. Relax, guys. You're both total scum, responsible in a major way for the multiple tragedies facing the planet currently and in the coming years! I mean, come on, ExxonMobil--you are making obscene profits off of Detroit's refusal to face reality for 30 years. And DC--those tough economic times are due in large part to the auto industry's never-ending attack on labor through plant relocation and outsourcing! So just chill, guys. You're both scum, and have been very handsomely rewarded for it.