Thursday, June 01, 2006

Where credit is due

I've been rather harsh with the Moustache of Freedom in my blogging. When he's wrong, as he has been about pretty much everything related to Iraq, he deserves the criticism. But he sometimes gets it right on other subjects. I'm happy to give credit where credit is due, and his most recent column, which takes GM to task for its morally repugnant promotion capping the price per gallon of gas if you buy one of their gas guzzlers.
Is there a company more dangerous to America's future than General Motors? Surely, the sooner this company gets taken over by Toyota, the better off our country will be.

Why? Like a crack dealer looking to keep his addicts on a tight leash, G.M. announced its "fuel price protection program" on May 23. If you live in Florida or California and buy certain G.M. vehicles by July 5, the company will guarantee you gasoline at a cap price of $1.99 a gallon for one year — with no limit on mileage. Guzzle away.
Any experienced dealer will put money back in a junkie's pockets only when he is attempting to keep him on the string, or when he knows he's offering beat goods. In GM's case, both reasons apply.

And giving credit where due, Perhaps the M.O.F. should credit our own increasingly reclusive Dr. Bloor:

A gift from your friendly neighborhood auto pusher dealer

...Any experienced dealer will put money back in a junkie's pockets only when he is attempting to keep him on the string, or when he knows he's offering beat goods. In GM's case, both reasons apply.

1 Comments:

Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

I think this a good example of two people coming up with the same concept independently. And I think this sort of thing is what makes a lot of bloggers claim plagiarism.

I read an article a few months ago, I think on Consortiumnews.com, about the similarities between Iraq and Vietnam. And I e-mailed the author of the article saying he left out the Mai Lai massacre from his list and that one day, one of these "attacks on insurgents" would make the headlines. And sure enough, it's happening. And people are making the same connection.

My point is a little muddled, I think, but what I'm saying is that if you get enough people writing aout the same things, there are bound to be similar phrases and concepts expressed independently. And maybe bloggers should lighten up a bit about it.

10:23 PM  

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