Monday, April 20, 2009

Message for Speaker Pelosi

This is a short video by Kellen Guida, a 25-year-old laid-off architect who pretty much organized & fundraised the NYC Tea Party on April 15, which by official NYPD and city count, was attended by 12,500 protesters.

Judd & I participated in the protest. We saw people of all colors & races in attendance, many Democrats & Libertarians, religious righters, the not-so-religious, all united with one common goal: to stop providing unregulated bailout money to mega-corporations, to stop wild government spending in a time when our country cannot afford it, and to stop generating debt that will imprison future generations of Americans & take decades to pay off. Not one elected official spoke; women, African-Americans, & Asians comprised over 1/2 the speakers; and little to no anti-Obama rhetoric took place. It was truly a bi-partisan gathering of like-minded people who knew that true revolution starts at the grassroots level, with individuals gathering collectively for a cause they believe in: NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.

Speaker Pelosi (along with most of the left & mainstream media) called the tea party movement "astroturf" (a slam at the term "grassroots") & claimed all of the gatherings were funded by big business & right-wing extremist groups. Kellen Guida & about 5 individuals planned, raised the funds for, obtained permits & speakers, all for the gathering in downtown NYC where we all lifted our voices as one, chanting USA! USA! USA! and We Are America!!!

Please forward this very short video to everyone you know. And take a look around the website. Kellen is a conservative young man with a big heart and a vision of conservatism for the future.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GM + Segway + pedicab chassis = Chapter 11

Our taxpayer bailout money went to THIS?

GM adds Segway engine, bug splatter shield & training wheels to pedicab chassis, holds irony-free press conference/unveiling in NYC this morning.

The P.U.M.A. (which stands for Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project) can attain a top speed of 35 mph, runs on a lithium battery and has a vehicle to vehicle technology that keeps it from colliding with anything in its way (including pedestrians). GM will be designing snazzy interchangeable plastic snap-on customizable color pieces so you'll look different from everyone else driving these nerdmobiles.

NYC has already banned the Segway from bicycle lanes and sidewalks. Putting a chair & a windshield on one isn't going to help. And although the PUMA has a nifty gadget to avoid collisions - the V2V technology that stops it before it hits anything/anyone - regrettably, NY cabdrivers don't have V2V yet, and will barely look up from lighting their incense or mumbling incoherent Farsi into their Bluetooths if they see one of these iPods on wheels humming past.

A word to GM: Just file bankruptcy already, because if this product is any indication of your business acumen, you'd do better with crayon-wielding pre-schoolers in your design unit.