Posted by: bridget | 24 October 2006

No Kidding

Ford has announced a $5.8 billion dollar loss for the third quarter. They are surprised by this. When Ford makes automobiles that crap out after 60,000 miles; when it makes cars that are about as safe as go-Karts; when it bought and destroyed Volvo; and when, in the face of environmentalism*, rising gas prices, and concerns about the Middle East, it refused to make fuel-efficient cars, are we really that surprised when its profits are going the way of the woolly mammoth?

*”Ten years ago, environmentalists were passed off as sandal-wearing beardy-weirdies. Now look at the power of the green consumer. The same will come to pass with feminism.” ~Bridget Jones’ Diary, (c) 1996

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