Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jerry Borbon's Wife is Terrified.


Like many of you, I get ready for work in the morning the old-fashioned way: by downing two raw eggs dropped into a shot of whiskey.

Then I jump in my mint-green Dodge Dart, turn up the Terry Jacks, and head downtown.

But some of these new-fangled fancy-pants tree-huggers, however, want to "save" the "environment."

And isn't that always how trouble starts?

For example, take foreclosure defense attorney Jerry Borbon, whose wife drives an (allegedly) scary yet environmentally safe car:

"My wife has been worried about it for a while. She's eight months pregnant and she's terrified to drive the car now," said Jerry Borbon, a Miami lawyer who is still driving his 2008 Toyota Prius and is a plaintiff in a potential class-action lawsuit.

"We thought about trying to get rid of it, but we're stuck with it," he said, adding Toyota's damaged reputation has made it hard to sell the vehicle. "I don't feel secure in the car and I don't want my wife driving it."

Jerry, here's what you need to do.

You need to let regulators like NHTSA and the Transportation Department handle it. The government has proven it knows how to deal with this stuff and they have a lot of experienced people there:
A Washington Post analysis shows that as many as 33 former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employees and Transportation Department appointees left those jobs in recent years and now work for automakers as lawyers, consultants and lobbyists and in other jobs that deal with government safety probes, recalls and regulations.
Oy.

On second thought, better call Mike Eidson?

24 comments:

  1. As lord of chaos and a Toyota owner, I couldn't be more thrilled. Just driving down the road, and never knowing when the petal will hit the metal -- all by itself is really exhilarating. People pay good money for that kind of adrenaline rush, and here Toyota provides it -- free of charge!

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  2. Mike is way late to the party. He also took a public piss on the case in the paper!

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  3. I own a 2007 Toyota and I haven't been able to take my grandchildren with me on any trips for fear there would be problems. I am also ready to sell my car for a new one and realize that I will lose more money than normal. Anyone on a class action lawsuit?

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  4. Fugg Edison. I'm laying my baby in the hands of John H. Ruiz, P.A.

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  5. BRING THE CARVER!!!

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  6. Calling the shumie @ 1:00.

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  7. fake Glenn GreenwaldMarch 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    By publishing a book that clearly and unapologetically defends the Bush torture regime, Marc Thiessen catapulted himself from obscure, low-level Bush speechwriter into regular Washington Post columnist, joining fellow torture defenders Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol. Today, Thiessen's column defends the Liz-Cheney/Kristol smear campaign against DOJ lawyers and says this:

    "Yet Attorney General Eric Holder hired former al-Qaeda lawyers to serve in the Justice Department and resisted providing Congress this basic information. . . . Some defenders say al-Qaeda lawyers are simply following a great American tradition, in which everyone gets a lawyer and their day in court. Not so, says Andy McCarthy . . . . The habeas lawyers were not doing their constitutional duty to defend unpopular criminal defendants. They were using the federal courts as a tool to undermine our military's ability to keep dangerous enemy combatants off the battlefield in a time of war."

    So any lawyer who represents accused Terrorists and argues that the Government is violating constitutional limitations in its Terrorism policies is -- all together now -- an "al Qaeda lawyer" (even if those detainees were innocent, as most were). Worse, these "al Qaeda lawyers" -- which includes large numbers of long-time members of the U.S. military -- are "undermining our military's" efforts to keep us safe. That sounds like treason to me. It's great to see the leading newspaper in the nation's capital serving as the primary amplifying force for this McCarthyite smear campaign. Does it get any more reckless and repugnant -- or primitive and stunted -- than that? Does The Post have any standards at all?

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  8. Carver, Glenn, Scott-- best profile pics.

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  9. 1:30- in that order?

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  10. Goodbye my friend it's hard to....March 9, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Terry Jacks - we had joy, we had fun

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  11. Classic tune. Nice stuff SFL.


    Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
    We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
    Together we climbed hills or trees.
    Learned of love and ABC's,
    skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
    Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
    when all the birds are singing in the sky,
    Now that the spring is in the air.
    Pretty girls are everywhere.
    When you see them I'll be there.
    We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
    But the hills that we climbed
    were just seasons out of time.
    Goodbye, Papa, please pray for me,
    I was the black sheep of the family.
    You tried to teach me right from wrong.
    Too much wine and too much song,
    wonder how I get along.
    Goodbye, Papa, it's hard to die
    when all the birds are singing in the sky,
    Now that the spring is in the air.
    Little children everywhere.
    When you see them I'll be there.
    We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
    But the wine and the song,
    like the seasons, all have gone.
    Goodbye, Michelle, my little one.
    You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
    And every time that I was down
    you would always come around
    and get my feet back on the ground.
    Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die
    when all the bird are singing in the sky,
    Now that the spring is in the air.
    With the flowers ev'rywhere.
    I whish that we could both be there.
    We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
    But the stars we could reach
    were just starfishs on the beach

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  12. Terry Jacks? Hey SFL you still wear polyester bell bottoms and a peace sign chain around your wide collared shirt?

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  13. Saturday Night Fever white suit.

    When disco ruled....

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  14. 2:24, let me put it this way -- I did whatever it took (though I preferred the Dan Fogelberg gentle Mountain Man look myself).

    Boy those early 80s Members Only jackets sucked!

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  15. Polyester bell bottoms and a peace sign chain around your wide collared shirt and a dry gin gibson in his hand.

    You must have driven the women wild, SFL.

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  16. BTW those 80s Members Only Jackets ruled.

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  17. I still have mine!

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  18. More toyotas GONE WILD!

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-toyota-chp9-2010mar09,0,3699926.story

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  19. Every single time that "Christine" is on TV, I flip it on. My wife makes fun of it constantly, but I still say it's a classic!!!

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