Thursday Roundup: Wendy’s or Hot Weather?

So yesterday I posted … well, you can go below and read it if you’re so inclined.

Today in the Dallas Morning News, there’s a full-page ad taken out by an individual basically complaining about the government’s nationalization of GM and Chrysler.

Think about that. A private citizen got so fed up he invested money for an ad to remind people about the Fourth Amendment and how the government’s economic power grab is nothing more than what it is.

12I mean, that ad was full page in the A section. It must have cost, what? Tens, if not hundreds, of dollars.

Nicely done, Mr. Steve Clark, private citizen and resident of Rockwall County. Except you have a typo at the end of your ad. Should read “In Gold We Trust.”

But speaking of, why would anyone ever buy another vehicle from Government Motors? Not that they were the finest in engineering to start with, but now you’re getting a vehicle essentially run by same kind of people who can’t pave the roads or run schools and who think borrowing more money from China is a solution to too much debt. And you’re propping up the administration’s attempt to essentially do away with private enterprise.

On the other hand, I do love Jeeps. And the new Mustangs. So I’m in what Hellenistic and Renaissance philosophers so commonly referred to as “a shit pickle.” (from the original Latin.)

Solution: a 1965 Mustang. Or a 1963 Corvette. Something with muscle and a single-digit gas mileage to counter all the hybrids I see women driving.


  1. Carter Class of '72 says:

    “On the other hand, I do love Jeeps. And the new Mustangs. So Iā€™m in what Hellenistic and Renaissance philosophers so commonly referred to as ā€œa shit pickle.ā€ (from the original Latin.)”

    I feel your pain. I went from a ’04 Land Rover Discovery to an ’08 Jeep Wrangler four door last year and was pleasantly surprised. I loved that Disco but the Jeep is just as much fun and much easier on the wallet (not having to buy premium gas anymore was a treat in itself). However the dealership nearest to me was shut down by Chrysler so I will now have to drive farther for service and I also have to worry about what will happen to the brand now that Fiat has control. I still have three years on the lease so hopefully the market will sort itself out by the time I need to start shopping for a replacement. Optimistic little sonofagun, aren’t I?

    “Shit pickle…” (snicker)…I like that.

  2. Grant says:

    You do know that Mustangs are made by Ford, not GM, right?

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  4. Daniel says:

    When in a shit pickle, drown your woes in Victory Gin. By the time the bottle’s half gone, you’ll feel too big to fail!

  5. amanda says:

    There’s my little Daniel…I missed you.

  6. Rawlins Gilliland says:

    This is an old Dallas custom apparently.
    The first I recall having seen “A private citizen so fed up he invested money for an ad” … like this, a full page ….of outrage against a president and government policies. Ran on November 22, 1963.

  7. Ben says:

    You can read the full ad on the papers site.