Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hypocrite of the day

I was walking down my street today when I noticed a bumper sticker on a car in a driveway. The sticker said "Lost your job yet? Keep buying foreign." This is an obvious shot at people who buy vehicles from foreign automakers like Honda, Toyota and Hyundai. The thing is, the car that the sticker was on was a Pontiac Vibe. "That's domestic" you say. Wrong.
The Pontiac Vibe was made at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, California. (It is no longer, GM dropped Pontiac during bankruptcy) The NUMMI plant is a joint venture between GM and TOYOTA. The Vibe is essentially the Toyota Matrix with different body panels. The plant makes the Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Tacoma. So really, they have a bumper sticker downing foreign vehicles on a foreign vehicle.
Not to mention the amount of Ontarians employed at Honda and Toyota plants.

Do your research before you go spouting off with a bumper sticker.

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