extracting a new and improved automobile industry from a
semi-sort-of-bankruptcy arrangement that — if it survives judicial
scrutiny; that is not certain — will give the United Auto Workers39 percent
of General Motors, with the government owning 50 percent. During future
contract negotiations, will the union’s adversary be an administration
that the union helped to put in power?
Well, if the UAW is doing its job right, and I’m sure reasonable people can argue, then the union’s adversary will be anybody trying to fuck with its workers, because that’s how this is supposed to work. But I’d hate to interrupt a good wank just when George is reaching for the tube sock, so let’s continue.
problems. The president has chosen to blame “speculators” — a.k.a.
investors; anyone who buys a share of a company’s stock is speculating
about the company’s future — for Chrysler’s bankruptcy and the dubious
legality of his proposal. Yet he simultaneously says he hopes that
private investors will begin supplanting government as a source of
capital for the companies. Breathes there an investor/speculator with
such a stunted sense of risk that he or she would go into business with
this capricious government?
Breathes there an editor with the testicular fortitudinousness to stymy this relentless twaddle?
Oh, and while we’re demagoguing, Georgie Porgie, you seem to have no problem demonizing unions. When was the last time anybody who worked on the assembly line came to your dinner table?
admonitions such as “wash your hands when you shake hands” and “cover
your mouth when you cough.”
Well, George W. told us to pray about the war, so I’m not going to get too upset about hand sanitizer.