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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Update On Toyotas: A US Government Pro-GM Plot Revealed?

Toyota was clearly the Bad Guy. It was the prototypical Heartless Big Company which couldn't care less that thousands of Americans were either injured or killed in Toyota vehicles with clear and present defects resulting in sticking throttles.

Americans were slaughtered by the hundreds in traffic deaths involving runaway Toyota vehicles. The freeways and surface streets ran red with American blood at the hands of an uncaring foreign corporate giant. Giant. A heartless giant named:

Toyota (insert theme from Jaws here)!

Except for one little problem -- which has the NHTSA and the federal government secretly pissed off to the nth degree: it looks as though the bulk of the problems were not the fault of Toyota.

There. I wrote it. I am now awaiting the shower of federal government arrows raining down through the roof of my wife's house. Waiting. Waiting.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration and found that the throttles were wide open and the brakes weren't engaged at the time of the crash, people familiar with the findings said.

The early results suggest that some drivers who said their Toyotas and Lexuses surged out of control were mistakenly flooring the accelerator when they intended to jam on the brakes.

Some are now indicating that Toyota itself "planted" the story with the WSJ. If so, that still does not negate the findings themselves.

Interesting, is it not?



Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Somebody at DOT will get hammered for revealing an "inconvenient truth".

Fri Jul 16, 01:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

WSF: and "inconvenient" it is, eh? Particularly in light of Toyota having been hammered not only publicly but set aflame in front of commissions and Congresscritters.


Fri Jul 16, 01:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Inconvenient is right... In one of the lawsuits there was actually video of the accident, no brake lights until AFTER impact. Then the old bag claimed sexism and ageism against Toyota.

Sat Jul 17, 07:42:00 AM PDT  

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