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April 30, 2006

Yahoo! Answers

I just discovered a mildly interesting new time-waster. Just when I need it most, at the start of finals.

It's called Yahoo! Answers. Okay, help me out here. One question posed by a member of the Yahoo! teeming millions is "Why do so many liberals drive imported cars?" I posted my answer, can you find it? And do you have your own theories to add?

Posted by annika, Apr. 30, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files


Why because the sensitive multi-culturist loves every country but his own. Chalk it up to self-loathing.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 30, 2006

What Casca said.

Posted by: Mark on Apr. 30, 2006

Because they hate America. Or was this a rhetorical question?

Posted by: Robbie on Apr. 30, 2006


I had trouble finding your answer but after reading and re-reading them all I decided it was the snarky irrelevant one. Boy was I surprised to see I was right when I finally noticed that sappy little drawing.

The responders pretty well summed it up. Only republicans pose such petty, argumentative and pointless questions. Why are the blue staters more cosmopolitan, better educated, consumers of dentistry, eschewers of filial sex and drivers of imports? Maybe its because they are too smart to consider jingoistic crap like "Buy American" relevant. Americans buy cars they like and rarely if ever make it a matter of politics. Although I have a cousin who with her wife decided to support union workers and bought a plastic Saturn. What a piece of shit. Although that is a real issue; union v. non union labor; corporate profits are meaningless. So all those liberals you saw driving "imports" were expressing a different kind of hypocrisy. Of course they were driving better built cars than the W stickered folks and getting better gas mileage too.

Posted by: Strawman on Apr. 30, 2006

I'm an independent, but I bought a Honda Insight in 2000 because I was concerned about America's addition to oil (still am). The Big 3 did not make a fuel efficient car anywhere near comparable. Last year in May, we traded in the Saturn SW1 station wagon for a 2005 Prius, again because Detroit did not produce what we felt was appropriate to mitigate the fuel crunch crisis.

It will likely be a few more years before Detroit comes around; they made the choice themselves, even asking Bush to kill the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles program, where they had produced prototypes of family cars that achieved over 70 mpg. But they wouldn't make as high a profit margin as SUVs, so the Big 3 continued their role as pushers for the growing ranks of addicts. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Monday, April 9, 2001 that seven years into the PNGV partnership, its ``direction is inconsistent with where the market is headed and where the automakers are headed.''

Does anyone wonder why we have high oil prices? Blaming it on the chinese would be pitifully sad denial.


Posted by: will on Apr. 30, 2006

Ok, I've asked my own question: "What are you going to do to rid American's addition to oil?"

Posted by: will on Apr. 30, 2006

I can't help it. Everytime this fucktard posts, pseudonomously or not, the theme music begins to play in my head; "Yes they saved alot of gas but they didn't get far in a Yugoooooooo, and they drove with pride". They're like the bubblewrap of the highway. I thank God for stupid people.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 30, 2006

LOL, just read your comment. You might say that, I could not possibly comment.

I was right across the bay in North Park yesterday, aka Lezzie country. I was not disappointed. Many Kerry stickers were spotted, but not a single dubyah sticker. Lest you think this a measure of American attitudes. There are no REAL veterans in that neighborhood.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 30, 2006

Just for balance, I should say that I will never buy an American car for one simple reason. I've never been in one that didn't suck compared to Japanese cars. However, that's not an anti-American thing, I'd love to support American products -- my dad is from Detroit -- but not at the expense of my own peace of mind. I would never buy a Hyundai either. And German cars are cool, but they break down much more than I think is acceptable. So really, there is another reason that the jobless liberal with all them bumper stickers drives the crappy Sentra from the mid 80's. No American cars from that era are still on the road!

Posted by: annika on Apr. 30, 2006

"Why are the blue staters more cosmopolitan, better educated, consumers of dentistry, eschewers of filial sex and drivers of imports?"

Simple answer: they are not. Rep voters are, on average, both better educated and, of course, wealthier than Dem voters. Just because 15 liberals cram themselves into an over-priced apartment in SF doesn't make them more cosompolitan - just makes them collectively more stupid.

By the way, Happy May Day, Strawdude! This is the day you and yours can celebrate the failures of all forms of collectivism and the utter hypocrisy, irrelevance, and decadence of unionism. To celebrate, maybe you and your friends can round up some Kulaks and starve or shoot them.

Yeah, you commies are cosmopolitan as hell....Go Lennin, Go Castro, Go Chavez!!! Viva the revolution!

Posted by: Blu on May. 1, 2006

Obviously, anyone who aspires to be an "eschewer" should also be a "consumer of dentistry."

Posted by: annika on May. 1, 2006

HI Blu,

Just got in,a little out of breath I was in the back yard running those ribbons around the pole with all the neighbor kids in their red bandanas. We sang some songs, "Joe Hill", "The four Insurgent Generals, the "International" and a few others. Nice day. Tonight we'll screen "Potemkin" and in the morning have our teeth done at the free clinic; the better to eschew capitalism.

VIva Fidel to you comrade! And viva the revolution!

I wasn't suprised that you were mum on the filial sex issue. That is a tough one to give up once you reach adulthood.

Posted by: Strawman on May. 1, 2006

Just a theory, but I'm thinking liberals drive imported cars because they're, um, better. If GM or Ford would ever make a decent car, I'm sure the tree-huggers would come around.

Posted by: Shawn on May. 1, 2006

I guess I forgot about the "filial sex" thing after reading about your cousin "who with HER wife" bought a Saturn. Who can think about a brother and sister act when the Strawdude is conjuring up images of lesbians going 1 on 1 - all in support of the fucking commie labor union. Che Guerva would be proud!

Posted by: Blu on May. 1, 2006


I thought guys like you find lesbo 1 on 1 your favorite thing, no?

Commie labor unions? You are a funny guy.

While Filial coupling in your trailer might take place between your siblings, in the double wides closer to town it is parent and child. But, ya know, I have been too judgemental lately and if that is your preference I won't split hairs.

Posted by: Strawman on May. 1, 2006

Nope, I'm not into the whole lesbian thing...in fact, just not into watching period. Straw, I'm a man of action!!!!

Although your attempt at humor was weak - I am, after all, an urban dweller and have never seen the inside of a trailer - it did have a positive effect. It reminded me of a really fucking amazing X-Files episode. It was called "Home" and dealt with inbreeding and incest. In fact, I'm pretty sure all the hub-bub helped lead to the V-Chip thing in Congress.

So, even in your comedic lameness, Straw, you managed to add to the Annika Journal experience. It's good to have a commie on staff just so everybody can see what things could be like if the good guys don't win.

Posted by: Blu on May. 1, 2006


Although I was reared on Sci-fi I could never get into the X-Files. Too slow moving and moody. To metaphysical and spooky rather than Asimovian which was more my cup of tea.

When you say urban are we talking 4 digit or 5 digit population? Never saw the inside of a trailer eh? Is that cause the rich kids moms wouldn't let you play with their little precious'?

Posted by: Strawman on May. 1, 2006

Oh man. "Home" rocked. Nothing like inbred hulks having kids with their mom and beating the living shit (literally) out of innocent townsfolk. Such appropriate background music, too. I heard they pulled that episode in a bunch of markets, and some unfortunate locals didn't get to watch it, no? It's one of the episodes that makes it worth it to buy the DVDs.

(::slinks away, realizing she's just revealed herself as a complete and utter Nerd Who Likes Nerdy Sci-Fi::)

Posted by: The Law Fairy on May. 1, 2006

Yep, Blu is a resident of that island of blue in an island of red in an island of blue, known as Sacramento. Lots of liberals here, surrounded by the trailer park meth heaven known as the San Joaquin valley. Interestingly, there are no good Mexican restaurants or delis in town, or maybe Blu could enlighten me. People keep saying Vallejo's is good, but besides the mariachi music on weekends (i adore mariachi music) the food sux. For deli food, I have to wait until my monthly trip to LA or a very occasional visit to NYC for that.

Oh Straw, I could never get into X-files either, for the same reason.

Posted by: annika on May. 1, 2006


Yup, I don't think FOX ever replayed it. However, a few years ago, TNT (I think) went through the entire series from start to finish and replayed "Home." They had a disclaimer before the episode saying basically that the viewer better get prepared for some twisted shit and that the episode had caused a lot of controversey and had never been re-broadcast.

Embrace your nerdy sci-fi self. It's cool not to be cool :-)

Posted by: Blu on May. 1, 2006

"You're killing me, Smalls." No good Mexican food?! There is a lot of it, girl. My personal favorite is Tres Hermanas on K between 24th and 25th - best salsa in town if can handle HOT. (In fact, I'll be there this Friday celebrating Cinco de Mayo with my hispanic brothers and sisters.) And there also happens to be a pretty cool deli about a block away called "Beach Hut Deli" on J between 24th and 25th. There is a ton of good food in mid-town and downtown. I'll send you some suggestions off-line.

Posted by: Blu on May. 1, 2006


See, we do have so much in common although I am surrounded by the best food in the world.

Posted by: Strawman on May. 1, 2006

If you mean NYC, you are right. But soo expensive. Seriously, NY and SF have been the site of some of my best restaurant experiences ever. How did we get off on this tangent?

Posted by: annika on May. 1, 2006


Cars and food-the great equalizers.

THe number of excellent resturants here is astounding and new ones are added weekly. It is a full time avocation keeping up. Next time you are here ask me for reccomendations.

Posted by: Strawman on May. 1, 2006

Peter Pumpkin isn't a big enough time waster for you?

Gag me with a spoon...

Posted by: shelly on May. 1, 2006