August 8, 2009

Government Motoring: Just the Thing for Commuting to Those Scrappy Town Hall Meetings


After our Overlord Class spends $550 million to buy eight jets, look for the US Congress to buy itself a fleet of these next year: BMW 7 Series High Security : 2010

An intercom system with concealed microphones and speakers allows safe communication with people outside of the vehicle without the need to open doors or windows. Additional safety options include an assault alarm, fire extinguishing system with temperature sensor for extinguishing fires in the engine compartment and below the vehicle as well as irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas attacks. If the interior protection system is triggered by excess gas levels, all windows are closed automatically, the central locking system is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air supply system ensures that passengers are provided with breathable air. BMW also offers special options for authorities, governments and embassies. The package provides a range of special features such as flag holders, arrangements for radio installations right through to a gun case with compartments for two machine guns in the center console.
What an option package! Still, it could come in handy.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 8, 2009 11:15 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Oh, so that what they mean by saying "cash for clunkers." And all this time I thought it was the bonuses paid out to Goldman Sach, AIG, and Citigroup executives. Cash for Clunkers should be the name of Obama's economic stimulus plan.

Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana

Posted by: Danny L. McDaniel at August 8, 2009 1:39 PM

And this vehicle is different from the similarly equipped Lincolns used by former US Presidents how, exactly?

Of course, if US Presidents were elected by the people, to serve the people, in the way envisaged by the Founders, then perhaps the armour wouldn't be needed?

Turn a republic into a plutocracy, and the ruler will need this sort of protection. That's as inevitable as gravity.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at August 8, 2009 7:11 PM

It should be a written policy that all vehicles provided to elected officials through purchases with our tax money, be made in the USA. Does the government think that the Blue Collar worker will sit in silence as they see their auto industry destroyed and government officials drive in foreign automobiles. I do not think so.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell at August 9, 2009 4:29 AM

Cilla, if Detroit didn't build garbage there wouldn't be any need for such a policy.

The people who destroyed Detroit were an unholy alliance of Luddite unions and lazy, cowardly, incompetent, short-termist management. Not Government.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at August 9, 2009 1:53 PM

rite-on, Fletcher, rite-on! when i was a teenager, if you lifted the back seat in a Ford, you saw a bunch of bolts... all the way til the 1965 Fords: bolts under the backseats. i quit buying Fords.
conclusion: the UNION laborers were paid by how many bolts them left with/came back with! their GREED is at fault...

Posted by: Lee Young at August 11, 2009 7:47 AM