Taking away the flood requirements will be a great deal for the insurance industry, now they can raise the rates even higher on every business and homeowner who are in areas that will be wiped off the face of the earth due to global warming. The only good thing about global warming is that the majority of the bigots…
That’s probably my favorite Superchunk album, but no discussion about them is complete without what is possibly their greatest song:
brave man putting the future mother in law in the front seat on a road trip
What the hell... ok, so my alarm went off this morning, I put my Slacker station on ‘random’ while I was shaving, and it put on some Descendants. Get on the train to come in, set to random, it pulls another Descendants song. Get to my desk, open up Jalop for my morning NP/CP fix...
Why is this so hard to understand?
Cue the “libertarian” apologists, 99.99% of which are not and never will be any sort of “rich,” to whine about “They don’t use it, so why should they have to paaaaay for it.”
No one is being “penalized”. What is wrong with all you bootlickers? They make money at the pleasure of the rest of us. “You didn’t build that” etc. That they get to keep any money is their reward.
Don’t expect me to feel sorry for the rich getting taxed to benefit a greater good. It’s an idea that this country should get behind all along.
Moral of the story: Making cars is hard. Even if they don’t have all their wheels.
After Wells bought us in 2008, they imposed their ridiculous goals. What used to be a great month for us in 2007 was suddenly completely unacceptable in 2009. They wanted more checking accounts, debit cards, and credit cards, where I was a large deposits, investments, and sizable loans-oriented banker (due to the…
wow how do u do it
As someone who has been in the finance industry for 15 years and who was employed by Wells Fargo (Wachovia when we were acquired by WF) then forced out when he wouldn’t put up with their overselling bullshit, believe me when I say this:
I have never been less fucking surprised in my life.
I think the distinction is that it is in fact not “launching” at $35,000. You can’t get a $35K one yet. The $44K (or whatever) are the orders that are being filled. So technically it “launched” at $44K...
The point is, if you were to march out today to pick up your new $35,000 Tesla, you’d be marching back home empty-handed. Because there is no $35,000 Tesla. Not today, and probably not this year. And if and when you do eventually located one, sometime in 2018, it likely will be a completely bare-bones model.
So, for everyon whining about the title of this article:
COTD “Why don’t one of you morons just drive the car?”
I have a feeling based on the changes to the Model S lineup that that will get you AP and not much else (a cellular radio for OTA updates?). If the battery “unlock” is only a 5 kWh upgrade it could be included at that price. It definitely isn’t worth much.
I will be curious to see what the fallout will be. I have a feeling lots of these early adopters are expecting a $35K version of the Model S, when what I think like people will get is a “sexier” Chevy Bolt for that money.
So 30 people are paying for a car they know almost nothing about?