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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Sales of Volt so bad new markets created

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 12:14:23 PM EST
    Tags: Green, Volt, Troy Schools, Chevy, GM, Bailouts, FedupUSA, Stephanie Jasky, Michigan, Unions, Little Mikey, students, Tools, Propaganda (all tags)

    Its worse than we thought.

    Back a couple of months ago, we had a few discussions here about the pitiful sales of GM's Chevy Volt, even WITH the monster government incentive.  A $7500 rebate just didn't cut it for target buyers of the electric boondoggle of Detroit's once upon a time premier automaker, and sales are worse than flat.

    The profits from said eco-box wouldn't pay for the engineering alone much less the tooling and employee cost.  

    However, the employee cost has apparently brought a little fear to the dues collecting part of the team.  So much so, that they have begun to market the volt to a new constituency that is more likely to be swayed by talking green frogs, giant yellow birds, and a fear of drowning polar bears.

    Our children.  At our public schools.

    A little more below.

    Enterprising union employees (apparently not the autoworkers themselves) have taken it upon themselves to raise the eco-consciousness of our ultra young urbanites in our public school systems to get mommy and daddy to buy a "green" family wagon.  Troy schools, according to Stephanie Jasky of FedupUSA reveals an attempt to get little Mikey (or in this case, Riley) to pressure environmentally irresponsible parents to pony up the big dough for the overpriced golf cart.

    The sales fliers are being brought in as maybe a reading assignment?

    Jasky writes:

    Wait.  What?  They gave him a pamphlet complete with leasing information and MSRP?!  A pamphlet that appears to have been read from cover to cover with child-applied highlighting?!

    "Son, exactly what is this?"

    "Oh, that was our presentation on the Chevy Volt.  Look, how awesome it is, we have to get one....."

    "What the.....??  I said, cutting him off.  "You mean they passed these pamphlets out to you and they told you to take them home to your parents? Who was it that passed these out to you."

    "No, mom.  Jimmy's {not his real name} mom brought them in.  All the third grade teachers passed them out and we had a big discussion about how great the cars are and they even had one at the school!  A brand new one!  One of the teachers got to drive it and everything! It's going to save the planet and we have to get one and...."  My son said in one big excited stream of dialogue.

    She continues with how she had to deprogram her son from the propaganda fest, and explain a little more of the brutal world in which we live.

    So much for childhood.

    Steph is right though.  Don't for a minute forget that all of the unchallenged left wing dialogue and misinformation about global warming and how the bailout for GM was a good thing, MUST be met with a more reasoned argument from parents who are informed and have not yet fallen for it.

    In the end, a new respect for the company (FORD) who did NOT take the bailouts, and is doing quite well, was borne of the entire ordeal.  A particular Troy Michigan third grader understands now, more than many congressional occupiers, that bailouts are bad.  MK?

    The other students, now armed with the appropriate propaganda complete with MSRP and lease information, and a way to save the planet, will provide new life for a bad idea based on a bad idea, based on (politically motivated)junk  science.

    For the rest of the system's parents, let the tantrums begin.

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    This is a Michigan blog! (none / 0) (#1)
    by stormhit on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 04:52:28 PM EST
    Is your hatred of science so intense that you actively hate on things that are good for the state?  What is wrong with you?

    stormhit may be onto something... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 11:10:38 PM EST
    ...as his better known persona, Star.

    "Save The Planer; Kill Yourself!"

    ...or, hitchhike across the planet to reduce your carbon footprint.

    I'm like totally geeked.  I'll be back later.  I gotta go run my showers for 4 or 5 hours.

    Don't tell stormhit, err, Star.

    When the carrot approach doesn't work... (none / 0) (#6)
    by KG One on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 10:44:12 AM EST
    ...go for the stick!

    • Yannow, KG... by Corinthian Scales, 06/08/2011 07:48:05 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Well... by KG One, 06/08/2011 09:19:51 PM EST (none / 0)
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