Tuesday, December 05, 2023


Yes, another Musk post.  Sorry. 

P.T. Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute.   ......and I'm not even talking about all the undergrads on the 6th floor of the stacks at OSU's main library. 

Tesla Cybertruck - or RoboCop on wheels - is now like four years behind schedule. 

Hardly newsworthy. On any levels. 

But the price is a bit higher than anticipated. And by 'anticipated' I mean, stated in 2019 when they announced it. 

$20,000 more. 

$40,000 more, if you want it in 2024. 

The original price was to be at the $40,000 mark. No longer.   Tesla blames Covid, supply chain and inflation.  As much as things have increased in the recent future, I don't think it's been a 50% increase in items. 

And even if it did - 100% increase due to timing? 

I think we can still echo Elon's words from ysterday:  "Go. Fuck. Yourself."

I mean, I loved the press a few months back about the AR gun that shot into the panels and didn't penetrate the vehicle (or something like that).  But you know what it does pierce?  Windows. And driver's heads. 

It's like kevlar vests cops wear. Yeah, great, if someone doesn't point a gun to your temple. 

I have an acquaintance who will swear up and down about his Tesla. And he got it well after everyone knew what a dick Musk was.  He says it's the car not the man.  Except the car makes the man money or helps provide a platform for his hate and stupidity. 

He tried brushing me off. So I opted to push further. His husband is a person of colour. I pointed out that it's an open fact that in Tesla factories, black workers are almost forced to sit together at lunch at a place the white workers call "monkey island". 

Say it's a problem of the supervior, manager or HR, but honestly the buck stops with Musk. If you want to be the big boy, you have to wear big boy pants. So, where antisemitism might not affect my "friend" (he's not), I thought I'd toss a little racism in there too. 

He was unswayed. 

He is the first to make fun of the cult of BLOTUS.  He's just joined a different cult. But both are derived by power and hate. In that order, even. The hate was always there. The power makes them able to flaunt it, seemingly with little repercussion. 

Song by: Tori Amos


James Dwight Williamson said...

I wouldn’t buy anything Musk was selling. He is an embarrassment. Hopefully , he will fade away soon . Like Twitter and his Space Program.

Travel said...

I wouldn't, and there is so much better on the market these days.

The Cool Cookie said...

What I can't understand is why. It's a Tonka Truck, and not much more. And I bet, it can't haul anything.
\As for the sucker's born every minute, such a shame that they'll never enjoy the charms of the lower-level Ramseyer Hall men's bathroom.

Blobby said...

I have no idea of which you speak Cookie - and I'm sticking with that answer!