Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, over 2 years ago

    Is this true?

  2. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm… that guy in the suit doesn’t look much like Mary Barra…

  3. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    I’m surprised they’re picking on her alone… they should be calling in every CEO who was involved.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    I felt that when we had the chance, the government should have fired the entire top three levels of GM wholesale, and look for some competent managers. They’ve been making the same mistakes for nearly fifty years, and are apparently proud of it.
    Ford, on the other hand, is doing pretty darn well thanks to Alan Mulally’s vision.

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    @Tigger from car and driver magazine.

    Earlier this year, the Department of  Transportation re­leased the results of its study into the blizzard of reports that various Toyota and Lexus models were accelerating out of control. The DOT concluded that, other than a number of incidents caused by accelerators hanging up on incorrectly fitted floor mats, the accidents were caused by drivers depressing their accelerators when they intended to apply their brakes. “Pedal misapplication” was the DOT’s delicate terminology  for this phenomenon.
    Obama,s shakedown of Toyota was criminal. Big Gov’s way of leveling the playing field.

  6. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Typical sensationalist, cr@p reporting from our media. It might be a $0.57 part, but I’m sure that the dealers (independent, local businessmen) would bill GM out for at least $300 for labor.
    I am not saying that it still shouldn’t have been addressed, but the media wants to paint a picture so they hide the facts that they want to hide. And of course Stu runs with it because it fits his agenda.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    On most occasions, when a car manufacturer is found to be negligent, the “Corporation” and the Government usually agree to a settlement, in which the car manufacturer pays an amount far less than it might if it went to trial & jury. Very rarely are individual corporate officers charged with a crime. Yet, some corporate individual, at some time, made the decision to not act or cover it up. The corporation is fined, but usually the same individual(s) remain, free to engage in malfeasance again.
    A prime example of this occured during the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago. The fact that a major seal was on the verge of disintegrating was know two weeks before the catastrophic explosion. The team on the rig wanted to shut down the operation for a few days to replace it. But, a BP rep on the scene denied permission to do so. It would cost too much money. We all know what ensued. That one, un-named individual was directly responsible for several deaths, not to mention the pollution which hit the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. He should have stood trial before an American jury.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why are the wing-nuts complaining? They side with Big Business on the assertion they can police themselves.

  9. Bears

    Bears GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not a big GM fan, in fact I wouldn’t buy one of their vehicles. But the virulence of the prevailing narrative could use a dose of reality.
    A bit of perspective on two of those poor victims, Joe Harding and Zach Shoenbach of Baroda, Michigan:
    “Based on the information retrieved out of the Cobalt’s “black box” that had to be pried from the mangled wreckage with the Jaws of Life the day after the accident, Joe was driving 87 miles per hour when he slammed into the tree. The police report says the car went airborne at 3 a.m., in the rain, and while 19-year-old Zach was not legally drunk with tests showing a .07 blood alcohol content, Joe was .12 and legally drunk. It’s illegal for both these two young men to have been drinking at all.
    And the final unsavory fact is Joe did not have a driver’s license. It was not like he was without a driver’s license because he left it at home. No, he never went down to the registry and passed the test. All of a sudden it is difficult to know who is to blame. Is it a heartless car company only interested in profit or a reckless teen who didn’t belong behind the wheel willing to put his and his friend’s life in danger for a burger and a little “buzzed” driving at twice the speed limit?"
    Should the airbags have deployed? Absolutely. Are these 2 deaths 100% GM’s fault? I don’t think so.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm, Reagan’s political appointess overrruled the engineers at NASA and Hercules and launched the Challenger against the advice of ALL the engieneers: when talking government especially, it’s important to note appointed, versus actual qulaified people. The same applies to large corporations, nothing like having a person with a degree in poly sci or basket weaving running the show!

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