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October 15th, 2013 - 4:21 pm

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One hesitates before adding “of course” after “Detroit,” because we are talking here about a man’s death, perhaps by foul play. But we’re also talking about the death of a great industrial civilization — a death by a thousand cuts, all from progressive blades.

Can you imagine a person found half-eaten in his own home, in the city busy and rich and just plain wonderful enough to give the world the 1953 Cadillac Eldorado?

53 Caddy Eldorado

How about that happening in the city that made this, the 1966 Pontiac GTO?

66 Pontiac GTO

It’s a little easier to imagine it happening in the city that had gone so far off course, it tried to pass off the Cimarron as the same make as the Eldorado.

1988 Cimarron

And the Aztec?

Aztek

This is what GM thought a Pontiac should be in the ’90s.

As GM went, so went Detroit. Or maybe it was the other way around. They damn near took the rest of the industrial midwest with them.

It’s difficult to remember, back back when the United States produced half of the world’s manufactured wealth, that half of that wealth was produced just in the Great Lakes region — with Detroit as its shining, chrome-plated, eight-cylinder, high-gloss, go-get-em, take-no-prisoners capital city.

The city where now they find corpses half-eaten by wild animals.

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I dunno

Some good cars coming from American manufacturers these days.

Just traded in the beloved 2005 GT Mustang for a Dodge Charger V8 Hemi loaded with all the extras. The Mustang was awesome but where I live cannot be driven year round. The Charger has AWD and I can go from two cars to one and plenty of HP to spare. Plus I actually like all the cool electronics techno stuff.

American cars are far from dead. The Audis cannot get me into a 4 cylinder for the price I paid for that 5.8L Dodge.



48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
That Cimarron is proof positive and exhibit A that we are a civilization that has completely lost confidence in itself. The Aztec is just a spiteful cherry on top.
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Some bazooms on that '53 Caddy.

...a death by a thousand cuts, all from progressive blades.

As with the death of that chewed-on fella, a more thorough autopsy is in order. The Great Lakes cities became redundant along with the lakes as commercial thoroughfare. It may be more correct to say that the progressives feasted on the decomposing metropolises.
49 weeks ago
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Detroit exists where it is because it was a transhipment point between lake river and railroad traffic while being near coal, steel and glass suppliers. Times changed and those were no longer big advantages. Heavy trucks go anywhere.
Without a geographic advantage the big negatives provided by Unions and progressive local and state government induce automakers to go out of business or go elsewhere.
48 weeks ago
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Foul play or natural cause? At this point, what difference does it make?
They can only solve 3 out of every 10 foul play cases. So chalk this one up as one of the unsolved.
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
GM, and very nearly the whole domestic auto industry, went to hell largely due to eco-tardation and government enforcement thereof.

Detroit, to a degree, is a byproduct of that. What the eco-tards didn't do, the vile progs certainly did.
49 weeks ago
49 weeks ago Link To Comment
Hey, I've got a partially eaten human body in my fridge right now. Course, I am in Toledo.
49 weeks ago
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"The city where now they find corpses half-eaten by wild animals."

It seems the ideal place to move the entire federal gubbermint, including the Spite House and Congress.

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