UAW: Noble, Angelic. PLUS Voting for the Vaginated.
And the crying starts in 3...2...1...
Is there ever a strike at a time when the company being attacked isn’t in a tough situation? Since 1950, has there ever been a union that didn’t eventually bite the hand that feeds it until it was out of business or limping? Who is old enough to remember the damage done in the 70s and 80s when we handed our auto business to Asia on a silver tray.
I’ve been getting a chuckle from the Union propaganda being rolled out on social media these days. Dumb do-gooders need to cheer for the writers strike and the UAW strike because that is what their tribe expects.
So, what are we watching today? We have the UAW demanding 36% in wage increases. There are throw-away issue lined up with that to make it look as though the Union leadership actually gives a shit about the rank and file. The distractors are vague; less reliance on temp workers, worker protection in an EV world, etc. But the point of the strike is the big payday. 36% over 4 years isn’t a real demand. It’s extortion.
At a time when Ford is losing $4.5B this year on electric vehicles1, it is the electric vehicle subsidy money the union leaders want to line their pockets with. They don’t care about whether Ford stays in business or makes much money. Union bosses know there are big tranches of money being doled out annually to finance the “Green” scams and they want a piece of the action; a big piece. But first they have to launder it throught the rank and file pay checks.
At the moment, Ford is keepong it’s head above water and absorbing the $4.5B loss through the healthy sales of its real cars and trucks. As a result, those products, sold to normal people, are more expensive. The joke on everyone is NOBODY would buy an electric vehicle without first, the subsidy given tot he company for building the tinker toys and second, the subsidy againt the purchase of them. And the tax credit, same as cash, is just the beginning of the money thrown at these things. There are “incentives” for assembling2 the cars here and subsidies for buying the batteries (which China benefits from in terms of business generated). This doesn’t include the ways cronies are cashing in on other angles from the “Green” scam boondoggle know as the Inflation Reduction Act and other “Green” scam bills from the last three years. There are hndreds of billions out there for the purposes of making “Green” tinker toys look successful. And the union bosses want in on the action. And they’ll get it to the tune of billions of dollars.
All this so people with lots of cash and short commutes, along with really dumb virtue signallers can buy the low-quality tinker toys. You will subsidize it all with your taxes, government debt acquired in your name, and higher prices for real vehicles.
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More fun from social media
I was monitoring a thread between 2 friends discussing mail-in balloting, early voting, vote harvesting and ballot drop boxes and such.
When did we become such PUSSIES?!
The argument from the Left3 is that they NEED 45 days to vote. They NEED people to “help” old folks vote remotely with no legitimate chain of custody demonstrable. They NEED ballot dumpsters with no way of monitoring what goes in the dumpsters.4
The initial post in the thread said we need to shorten or eliminate early voting. The writer calls for 14 days max. While 14 beats 45, of course, I would argue the only reason to have early balloting at all is to allow the dishonest more time with the ballots. We have had election DAY for generations. Truman lost and then won an election all in one night on ballots cast all on one day, with the exception of military, diplomats and ex-pats overseas.
With vanishingly few exceptions, no hands should touch a ballot until the tabulation of the ballot is locked in. And those that do touch the few should have an iron-clad chain of custody.
Are you such a lame ass you can’t go vote on election day? If you are medically home-bound you’ve had legitimate claim to a mail-in ballot for decades. There are too few of those to make the cheating worthwhile. But when you have 40, 50 or 60% voting early, with the subjective handling of ballots, and rules changing almost daily in some places, you have the opportunity for cheating. And if they can cheat, people will cheat. They’ll stop counts, try to have invalid ballots counted, groom ballots, “lose” ballots, etc.
The writer later suggested making election day a federal holiday. I like that suggestion, however there are often local elections that don’t align with federal elections. The disparate treatment of these elections would surely fair poorly in court. Some would argue they are just local elections, less important the the BIG national elections when we elect our BIG “leaders”. And that is something I’ve discussed in other posts that we now get completely backwards in this country. You can see why in Chapter 4 of my 2016 book reproduced here. It’s what a 10 year old in 1940 could grasp, but modern adults are too busy crawling to Mommy government in DC to comprehend. We are so pathetic.
Perhaps on the next Tuesday podcast I will have more fun at the expense of people too naive to realize or admit they are promoting election rigging - because the tribe expects them to. Such obedient little proles.
This, despite the huge piles of cash washing around to get the toys built.
The greatest cost in making EVs is getting batteries, lithium and other nasty products, almost all made in China. The “assembled in America” talk is for the apeasment of local rubes here. The second biggest expense is labor. And that is about to get more expensive.
It’s always from the Left on this issue - Qui bono? WEll…Quis defraudat?
As proven in 2000 Mules, few have cameras and those that do have cameras that are pointing at a tree or a light post.