Aw, look, they’re trying to make jokes! I’m going to print this right out and hang it on the fridge in a frame that says My First Satire.

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Leaving the humor value (or “humor” “value”) thing aside, I’m actually kind of stunned that a right-wing group is willing to go this negative on the U.S. auto industry — you know, the one it used to be all patriotic to support. I guess all they need is a mild indication that something might be attempting environmental friendliness, and they’ll immediately repudiate it. They’d probably throw their own grandmother under a bus if they heard she was recycling.

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