Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric pickup is an affront to environmentalists and the people of Marshall, MI shouldn’t be forced to give up farmland to help build it, particularly as the vehicle is useless for anyone genuinely requiring a pickup truck.
Some thoughts on how the more than $1 billion in subsidies Michigan plans to give Ford to build an electric battery plant could be better used elsewhere.
Some thoughts on reports that China interfered in Canada’s election and worked to elect Justin Trudeau, Palo Alto is officially America’s EV Motor City, more bad press for Ford’s Jim Farley, and a heart-breaking feature about the closing of the oldest Starbucks in Detroit.
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Michiganders applauding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for showering Ford Motor Co. with $1 billion in incentives to build an electric battery plant and supposedly create 2,500 jobs would be wise to reflect on Einstein’s wisdom.
An unsolicited offer from Alexa this week prompted my discovery to the extent of Amazon’s and Google’s violation of my privacy and the marketing power Amazon will achieve if allowed to acquire One Medical and iRobot.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claims he wants to improve road safety in America, and recently announced $800 million in taxpayer giveaways to various cities and towns to finance infrastructure improvements. If Buttigieg was genuinely serious about improving road safety, he would heed mounting warnings from transportation safety officials and automotive reviewers and call for an immediate ban of GM’s Hummer EV.
That GM CEO Mary Barra aims to profit from such a monster vehicle whose brakes are widely regarded as inadequate, suggests a certain moral and ethical depravity.
Michigan taxpayers appear on the verge of subsidizing a joint venture between Ford and a China-owned battery company that Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin wanted no part of.
“I would have loved to have had Ford come to Virginia and build a battery plant if they were not using it as a front for a company that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” Youngkin said on Bloomberg TV.
When the history of the pandemic is written, few, if any, heroes will likely emerge from the Biden Administration, the FDA and CDC. Former FDA vaccine chief Marion Gruber and her deputy Phil Krause were the notable exceptions.
Learning this morning where Gruber has landed made my day.