God I LOVE the interwebs! They bring you great stuff, like this article where Michael Moore first says if people would have only listened to him 20 years ago this never would have happened, and then gives a 9 point program for how the government should run GM.
Really! Here, check it:
"Twenty years ago when I made "Roger & Me," I tried to warn people about what was ahead for General Motors. Had the power structure and the punditocracy listened, maybe much of this could have been avoided. Based on my track record, I request an honest and sincere consideration of the following suggestions:"
People, his number one suggestion of what Obama should do now that he owns a car company is to declare war on the automobile!!
Number 3 is good too:
"3. Announce that we will have bullet trains criss-crossing this country in the next five years. Japan is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its first bullet train this year. Now they have dozens of them. Average speed: 165 mph. Average time a train is late: under 30 seconds. They have had these high speed trains for nearly five decades -- and we don't even have one!"
Does Moore think that the US and Japan are about the same size? That Tokyo - Kyoto is about the same as LA - New York? Any price tag on this "suggestion"?
Hey Mike: Japan has $50 canteloupes too, and we don't even have one!!
And if you don't live in a big city, worry not for Michael has a plan to take care of you too in his auto free utopia:
"5. For people in rural areas not served by the train lines, have the GM plants produce energy efficient clean buses."
LOL, the sheer arrogance and cluelessness of this fat bastard is impressive, innit?
I can't resist one more:
"7. Transform some of the empty GM factories to facilities that build windmills, solar panels and other means of alternate forms of energy. We need tens of millions of solar panels right now. And there is an eager and skilled workforce who can build them."
We "need" a boatload of solar panels? Who is "we" exactly? And, is there a shortage of solar panels in the market right now? Is the reason we don't generate more energy from solar really because there aren't enough solar panels to go around? Would GM factory and workforce conversion really produce panels that were competitive with existing producers?