Thursday, March 20, 2014

3.20.14 Bee-otch of the Day: the media

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Name: the media
Age: ageless
Occupation: entertainers and informers of the public
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: ignoring the bigger picture

For the past week, anybody tuning in to the news keeps hearing the same broken record of the disappearing Malaysian Airliner and the crisis in the Ukraine over and over.

But as much as I feel bad for the people of Malaysia and the Ukraine, the media tripped up one giant news story from last week: the fact that electric cars cannot be sold in New Jersey.

Well, sort of.

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed into legislation that banned direct cars sales to consumers and that all cars in the state would have to be sold through dealers. The law effects Tesla, the popular maker of electric automobiles. Because of the law, Tesla is now being forced to shut down their two showrooms in the state. Tesla's chairman, Elon Musk is claiming that the Republican had auto dealers by his side while the governor himself was "bound by law" to sign the ban, blaming the state legislature.

This coming from a man who caused a fuel-burning traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge over the mayor of Fort Lee, NJ's decision not to endorse him for governor.

True, Tesla cars aren't cheap - their Model S starts at $63,000 - but with gas at $3.60 or so here in Grand Rapids, there's gotta be a few wealthy folks out there will to tell the oil companies to suck it. If I had the money, I'd buy one. Those cars look sweet! 0-60 MPH in six seconds? I'm in!

So, why did the media put the lardassed governor's Tesla ban on the back burner? God only knows. Personally, every time I hear "Ukraine", I tune out. Then again, I was the same way towards Bosnia when I was a kid, and guess what? Many Bosnians ended up here. Grand Rapids' Bosnian population's now ~10,000 from what I've heard.

Hopefully there's a lot of hot Ukrainian chicks who'll end up here. And maybe, just maybe, they'll have the money to buy a Tesla.


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