Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hey look, Joe the Plumber has a new job, and a new truck!

This Actual Ford Owner was certainly surprised at finding himself ambushed by the press, but that didn't stop him from spewing several lines of condescending, faux-patriotic BS no doubt embedded into his cerebral cortex through endless hours of watching FOX News.

"I wasn't going to buy a car that had to be bailed out by the American Government; I wanted a company that could stand on it's own, win, lose or draw...." I wish I was one of the "reporters" at this "Press Conference," so I could ask Mr. Libertarian if he knew where he could jam his self-righteous self reliance. I'm sure THAT would have come as a surprise.

I might also ask Daniel Boone if he knows where he can go to get that stick currently shoved up his ass removed, and where he gets off pronouncing judgment on car companies which, yes, did borrow money from the government- but are also in the process of paying it back, with interest.

Given a follow-up opportunity, I might ask if this pompous dick really believes that the fact that other American car companies have borrowed money from the US Government really justifies buying a Found On Road Dead piece of junk like a Ford truck. Hey, moron- maybe Ford avoided the cash flow problem by successfully convincing drooling mouth-breathers like you to buy their crappy, Every Corner Cut products instead of the higher-quality (and more expensive) vehicles produced by it's competitors. I wonder if this guy does all his shopping at Wal Mart, then sneers at the neighborhood hardware and grocery stores which are going out of business because they failed to "stand on their own."

I might conclude my questions by inquiring if this guy has ever asked someone to co-sign a loan for him, ever applied for unemployment benefits, or ever utilized libraries, the fire or police departments, emergency rooms, or public education. In other words, if he's been following his own economic and political philosophies and has always worshiped the concept of "standing on his own."

Because seriously, I only take drivel like this from Actual Ford Owners who can Walk the Walk as well as they Talk the Talk- win, lose or draw.

Wait, let me take that back. Actually, I don't take pompous drivel like this from anyone. Bite me, Ford.


  1. I'm calling BS on Ford.


    On December 3, 2008, Ford Motor Co.’s CEO, Alan Mulally, applauded the assistance the federal government extended to General Motors and Chrysler, while also declaring, “Ford is in a different position. We do not face a near-term liquidity issue, and we are not seeking short-term financial assistance from the government.”

    Two years after this pronouncement, Ford remains “the auto company that did not receive a government bailout.” So pervasive is this legend, that tourists in Dearborn, Michigan can be seen wearing T-shirts like these: "FORD: Built Without Your Tax Dollars."

    Ford relishes this public perception and uses it to its economic advantage. Kudos to Ford. Now let’s look at the facts.

    Just one month before Mulally declared, “We do not face a near-term liquidity issue, and we are not seeking short-term financial assistance from the government,” Ford Motor Credit had borrowed nearly $4 billion from the Fed’s Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF). And just two weeks after this remark, Ford Motor Credit borrowed an additional $3 billion from the CPFF. In all, Ford borrowed $7 billion between October 27, 2008 and June 17, 2009.

  2. Thanks. I guess "standing on your own" doesn't mean what it used to.

  3. My guess is that Ford's publicity people are doing the same thing that Fox News hated Clinton when he did it by changing their definition of what 'is' is; since it isn't called a bail-out on paper, they can pretend that they didn't need Uncle Sucker to keep them from becoming a subsidiary of Tata Motors.

  4. This whole ad campaign is BS. There is another one of these with a woman who I have seen in several other commercials. Has anyone else noticed that more and more these ad agencies are using the same "actors" over and over again. I dont remember it ever being like this....

    For example this lesbo chick is all over the place lately...

    She is in this campaign, another one where she gets way to excited about Metamucil...

    And another one about dog food where she pretends she has a husband and kids.

  5. Suzi Barrett is the woman, thepapers. She's in an ad for dog food, she used to be in ads for e-surance, and she's on the treadmill in the Metamucil ad.

    If you look her up on You Tube you'll see that she's part of a sketch comedy troupe.

    I think she's getting so much ad work because her looks make her seem familiar, but she's not so overwhelmingly memorable that she gets pigeonholed in conjunction with just one product.

  6. Yup. So much so that AdAge did a full piece on her ubiquitous presence.

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