“We just got hit by a car… sorry…uchh! I’m gonna have to goodbye, say goodbye. We just got hit by a car… Everybody’s fine … but it’s gonna be a bit of a struggle.”
Thankfully, nobody was hurt. Let’s hope nobody “feels it” tomorrow.
(And yes, I’m thrilled to pieces to be able to post that photo again, why?)
Via LiveWire, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina:
“Any time Romney trying to say someone’s out of touch is a little difficult when he’s shopping for car elevators.”
But at least he wears studied-casual pressed jeans and Everyman USA-rolled-up sleeves.
That was today’s Quickie. Was it good for you?
Corporations are people, but apparently car horns aren’t, according to a Milwaukee County judge.
A man named Azael Brodhead drove by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s house every day for weeks and leaned on his car horn, flipped the bird from his sun roof, and shouted “Recall Walker!” He claimed it was his First Amendment right to be able to do that.
Then he got in trouble.
Last week, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Mary Kuhnmuench found there was no precedent for horn-honking being constitutionally protected political speech.
He was fined $166.20.
The good news? He still drives by every day and shouts, “Recall Walker!” … but his horn remains silent.
Honk if you love Azael Brodhead.
It appears that some of the wealthier drivers among us are claiming their luxury-mobiles as– wait for it– farm equipment in order to get lower insurance premiums. Yes, they want insurance companies to believe that their Porsche Carrera, Mercedes, or BMW is being used to haul fertilizer to those corn and/or wheat fields between mansions, just to get a discount.
And who can blame them? Gas is expensive these days, and poor things gotta fill them gas-guzzling
Then, after a hard day’s work, they roll their zippy little roadsters onto their shiny new car elevator, right next to their
Caterpillar Cadillac, and press the up button to keep it safe and sound inside the villa where no dirty farm worker or gardener can get their grubby little hands on ‘em.
It turns out that some drivers of these cars are perpetrating an insurance fraud — claiming them as farm equipment to harvest hefty discounts on insurance premiums. [...]
“Honest people end up subsidizing the insurance premiums of dishonest people,” said Robert U’Ren, senior vice president of Quality Planning.
He said the improper application of the farm-use discount is a money-saving move that’s done by both dishonest policyholders and insurance agents. It results in about $150 million of unpaid premiums annually.
So once again, we taxpayers are subsidizing those who continue to get breaks, while those who really need them are being forced to bear a burden that they can’t afford, and that eventually could even do them in.
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The $10 million cliffside dwelling at Point Place in Laguna Beach, Calif., would make Bruce Wayne proud. The driveway has a secret, subterranean entrance below the house’s steep perch, inside the cliff itself. Once a car passes through the hidden garage door, a commercial-grade hydraulic lift transports it up and into the house.
This is what the rest of us save up for:
And somehow all the hysteria over deficits and mangling Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security trump the needs of millions of Americans, in order to make sure that Ferrari owners can afford elevators for their cars.
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