Subject: Toyota Talk
I was a little surprised that you edited out the
part where I conceded:
"Sure, American car-makers waited way too long
to make quality cars. We all ackowledge that."
and I guess I wasn't surprised that you wouldn't
take up the space to print my antecdote about my
brother-in-laws' great history with Fords or
that you skipped over the fact that I'm a happy Honda car owner,
I have to edit when people have sentences or paragraphs
that aren't needed.
Have you ever heard a guy on the radio take calls
when the caller just prattles on?
If you know a guy who had great luck with a Ford,
that's kinda useless information,
because America got burned by Detroit - that's
why they switched to Honda and Toyota.
I'm shocked at how many people write and say,
"Bart, I thought of something when I was driving to
my grandmother's house just south of Topeka,
Kansas while eating a jelly donut a week ago last Thursday."
...and then they start to make a point.
All of that is unnecessary so I cut that stuff out.
When I do quotes, I often take out HALF the words
because they're not needed.
but if you're waiting for evidence of criminal
conduct perhaps you'll be interested in this story
from a CBS blog about a guy who has spent four
years in jail for driving a potentially criminal Toyota.
(I'm being potentially metaphorical here)
Apparently the jury didn't buy his story.
If it turns out Toyota caused that wreck, I hope
they let him out
and I'd like to see Toyota compensate him for
I'm a long-time supporter of you Bart but I expect
you to tell it like it is.
What do you think I'm hiding or suppressing?
I think Toyota haters want me to hate Toyota - and they're personally insulted
when I don't.
It's always the arrogance of the corporations-
in this case Toyota.
Do you really have to wait for a verdict to have
I have an opinion right now - one that's based
on the available facts.
There's lots of Bush corpratists and criminals
who'll never see the inside of a court room.
I don't think you've held your judgement about
Bush's crimes are much clearer than the accusations
Congress already has sworn testimony of Toyota
executirves laughing this off
It's really hard to build a following when you're
in the opinion business.
You're a long-time supporter who's angry with
me because - on this subject - we disagree.
I've lost subscribers for saying Ted Nugent can't
I've lost subscribers for saying Ellen isn't
I've lost subscribers for saying John Wayne couldn't
I've lost subscribers for saying I'd break a
terrorist's thumb to save my mythical child.
I lost hundreds of subscribers for being
late to recognize Obama's greatness in 2008.
People want me to share their opinions 100% of
the time but that's not possible.
You hate Toyota - I get that. But even after
months of this cock-hunt-like witchhunt,
most people still have a favorable opinion of
Toyota and I'm with the majority.
I suggest we wait until after the problem is identified
to string up Toyota execs.
That seems like the logical thing to do..
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