What is the significance of today’s post title? After today only about 4% of 2022 will remain.
A link from Why Evolution Is True:
One passage in the post reads, “Further, there is the false assumption that all Jews favor killing or oppressing Palestinians.” I would argue that the opposite is true; well, maybe not all, but most, so-called “Palestinians” favor killing or oppressing Jews. That shows up in every poll. The “Palestinians” are the most anti-Semitic, anti-Israel group on earth.
If they would simply recognize Israel’s right to exist as an independent, Jewish state they would have their own real country in a year or less. However, led by the evil government of Iran and their proxies such as Hamas, they continue their belligerence, even in light of improving ties between Israel and many Muslim countries in the Middle East.
Once again, a dirty little secret is that Arabs living fully integrated into Israeli society live better than Arabs anywhere else in the Middle East except for the oil sheiks and ruling elites. Arab Israeli women don’t have to worry about being harassed, or worse, because they are not covering their face in public.
Live and learn; until reading this recent piece from Mac’s Motor City Garage about a huge scandal at Chrysler I was completely unaware of it. I don’t think I can adequately summarize the situation, but here goes.
After long-time Chrysler President Tex Colbert stepped down in 1960 and picked his friend and neighbor, William Newberg, as his successor, “hell broke loose.” Here are two paragraphs from the piece that outline the situation, but the denouement was years away.
“The fact was a number of customers, dealers, and shareholders weren’t at all happy with conditions at Chrysler. They were increasingly disturbed by the poor build quality and runaway rust on recent products, the curiously high operating costs, the erratic sales results, the declining profits. The most strident of them was Sol A. Dann, a prominent Detroit lawyer, civil rights activist, and shareholder advocate whose previous targets included Studebaker-Packard and American Motors. A tireless combatant, Dann was the attorney who managed to win a reversal of the death penalty for Jack Ruby, the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald.
At the annual shareholders’ meeting in 1960, Dann once again stood up and battered Colbert and Chrysler management with a litany of accusations, this time for more than an hour. As the owner of 51,000 Chrysler shares, reportedly twice as many as Colbert, he would not be silenced. Dann declared that the company was, quote, a hive of ‘nepotism, favoritism, payola, reckless disregard for the rights of shareholders, bribery, misconduct, perpetuation of themselves in office, creating a Pearl Harbor that would lead Chrysler to the same fate as Packard.'”
I heartily recommend that the auto enthusiasts reading this blog should read the article. The last two sentences are a better summary than I could manage.
“But in the 1960-62 disaster, the company fell too far behind General Motors and Ford to play the game at quite the same level. While Chrysler continued to build interesting cars, for the next several decades it remained the runt of the Detroit three.”
From the piece a picture of a 1962 Plymouth Fury Sedan, no doubt from a print ad.
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