posted on May, 29 2009 @ 03:18 AM
What good would it do? The Constitution is a fragile old piece of paper in a museum. The parchment it's written on is more closely guarded now than
the words written on it. At this point in the game, saying we need a Constitutional Amendment to accomplish anything is like saying we need to put
signs on our houses that say "Please don't rob us. It's rude."
As for automakers, we're paying the price now for an education system that breeds stupid people: A country where all of the businesses have stupid
leadership, stupid inventors, and stupid marketing people.
Let me give you an example: For its 2000 model year - in other words, in 1999, Honda unveiled the S2000, a two-seater convertible car that had a 2.0
liter engine which could produce 240 horsepower. That's without a turbocharger or a supercharger, mind you.
For its 2009 model year - a full decade later - Chevy's Cobalt has a 2.2 liter (10% larger than that Honda motor) that poops out a pitiful 155
horsepower. Now, I understand that one is a sports car and the other is an economy car, but we're also talking about an engine that's a full tenth
larger, and this is a full fricking decade later.
For that kind of sheer idiocy, these companies deserve to sink and so does anybody who was dumb enough to cast their lot with them.