Counterpoint - how much politics do we want to see slip into an automotive journalist website? I don’t care if the Mustang driver had an abortion or not, I just want to see it fishtail and crash, and then read some reviews of new vehicles coming out.
This response is why I can't take seriously the otherwise well-penned one above it asking us not to see our opponents as sub-human, and to trust that they too want good things for the world.
You would be fine with this ad if it was for the Democratic candidate promising to piss all over the American dream.
“Real companies” don’t “pay the freight” they do exactly what Ford is doing because it’s smart business.
Not to mention that with such a long horizon, that $105M total is really just $64M in present value (@3%). And while the tax revenue will go up over time, the abatement will stay about the same and be a bargain in 30 years.
Fine. Tell Ford—and whoever comes after them with an idea to do something here—to take a hike.
I’m not a fan of corporations demanding things of cities and states.
But this property has been sitting vacant for decades. There has been no evidence whatsoever that it would be refurbished and used again. So your options seem to be to accept the measly little bit in taxes they get now or give some sort of a break.
If they do not get a tax break, they will most likely not move forward.
So, you’d rather buy one from China...?
Then what the fuck are the governments doing with the 20+% they’re taking from me already?
I’m not sure I’m onboard with BMW changing its grille, but I guess sometimes you gotta say... what the fuck.
While I understand and empathize with your sadness, I don’t think I’d go quite as far as to say that everything is bad. I have compiled a short list of things that are good:
Got a new thing to play with in my office. I think this is now the coolest thing I own.
That would be extremely good and not dumb
“Tripping on grass”?! Heh.
I totally agree with you. Rustic is in. Look at all the well-heeled, soft hands driving Defender 90s, Broncos, or Raptors. People love to look like they could skin a bear and survive in the wild, even if they’re allergic to pine cones and gas station door handles.
Recently I say a red Cayenne GTS with BFG KO2s (and a…
The Lincoln Mariner.
The transport company I use to get to the airport has recently (and blessedly) migrated from the Cadillac to Lincoln platforms. The Lincolns are super comfortable in the rear, where I sit after a 12 hour flight, dazed and useless and unable to focus my eyes, let alone drive safely along the coastal mountain road near…
Here’s some more exhausting garbage about women in motorsport to ruin your day: organizers are still trying to make that ridiculous all-women Formula One series happen in 2019. They’ve scrapped the goofy “SHE Championship” name, but it’s still the same infuriating, patronizing idea that no one really needs.
We’be been making a lot of fuss about new variable compression engine technology from the likes of Nissan and Mazda lately, and now a production version is finally here, all wrapped in the attractive new body of the Infiniti QX50.