1/26/09

This Modern World Downsized

If you read any of the papers that have carried Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World... Ya just might want to let them know you like his work before they do some more of that infamous conservative downsizing:
So this is what I was alluding to last Friday: Village Voice Media is hurting in this economy like everyone else, and their corporate response is to “suspend” cartoons and (I think) all other syndicated material across the chain, said suspension to last at least through the rest of the first quarter, and quite possibly beyond.
We don't want to see this poor guy become extinct, do we?

3 comments:

The Intellectual Redneck said...

The "Big Three" are under bankruptcy watch and begging for more bailout money. President Barack Obama thinks this is a good time to appease his environmental base by weighing Detroit down with a new round of environmental regulations. This is a horrible timing and it will severely damage the ability of the "Big Three" to return to profitability. The first increase in CAFE will take place by the 2011 model year. Detroit is now preparing to launch the 2010 model year in July. Read more here. The "Big Three" are sinking and Barack Obama fires a salvo of torpedoes

Tengrain said...

That's just un-American!

I'll get right on it.

Regards,

Tengrain

Connecticut Man1 said...

The Intellectual Redneck: They will need to undertake a Manhattan like project - pooling their resources and their top engineers - to achieve the tighter standards. They would be wise to tap into the expertise already out there producing electric and hybrid vehicles at the smaller companies, as well. The technology and expertise is there to do it.

You aren't thinking of American industry quitting already, are you?

Using the UAW as a scapegoat is a failed solution when you need consumers to have money to spend, never mind that the UAW has already given too many concessions.

Try giving industry single payer health care and the auto industry would save tons of money. At the time I wrote this in 2007, each vehicle assembled in the United States cost GM $1,525 for health care; those made in Canada cost GM $197. The savings is likely even more now.

All industry in the USA would see that kind of savings. And it would create a whole slew of high paying health care jobs to kick start the economy. Or, at least, keep it afloat while we fix the "free market run amok."

I appreciate your comment on my Blog since I am always open to respectful dialogs with the far right wing - I don't even mind the snarky fun nor moderate conservatives in the Democratic party (Honest! I even actually have some GOP Bloggers on my Blogroll) - but bear in mind that I really do know what I am talking about with SOME of this stuff. OK... Most of this stuff.

Hey TenGrain. We like Tom Tomorrow around these parts... He was a Ned Lamont supporter and helped kick the neocon Lieberman to the republican curb.