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(CNBC)   General Motors demoted to second biggest EV manufacturer   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Battery electric vehicle, Automobile, Democratic Party, Electric vehicle, President Joe Biden, Vehicle, Plug-in hybrid, President of the United States  
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880 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 Feb 2022 at 2:50 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-02-09 1:44:40 PM  
Well
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2022-02-09 2:59:35 PM  
Dammit, who typed that on the TelePrompter? How many times do I have to tell you?  Anything you type, Biden will read!
 
2022-02-09 2:59:39 PM  
Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.
 
2022-02-09 3:21:45 PM  

DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.


Because the President was just making stuff up.

"In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."
 
2022-02-09 3:24:28 PM  
I guess Biden blinked.
 
2022-02-09 3:24:38 PM  

DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.


Tesla is not unionized.
 
2022-02-09 3:32:13 PM  

ski9600: Well
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That pic is the inner musk

Pure self love and asshole


Ps, since aSpaceX is a government contractor, the employees are required to be drug tested
 
2022-02-09 4:14:25 PM  

mcreadyblue: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Tesla is not unionized.


How does that mean they should be acknowledged because the owner tweeted about needing the validation? They should be criticized for that I would think.

Dokstarr: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Because the President was just making stuff up.

"In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."


Politicians are wrong and/or lie all the time. In this instance, it apparently hurt one person's thin ego. That doesn't explain why it's national business news or why the article was written as though such an acknowledgement from Biden was legally or even morally required. Musk demanded recognition, not an apology.
 
hej
2022-02-09 4:17:08 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Dammit, who typed that on the TelePrompter? How many times do I have to tell you?  Anything you type, Biden will read!


8/10, should have included a jpg Ed Harken yelling.
 
2022-02-09 4:25:03 PM  

DayeOfJustice: mcreadyblue: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Tesla is not unionized.

How does that mean they should be acknowledged because the owner tweeted about needing the validation? They should be criticized for that I would think.

Dokstarr: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Because the President was just making stuff up.

"In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."

Politicians are wrong and/or lie all the time. In this instance, it apparently hurt one person's thin ego. That doesn't explain why it's national business news or why the article was written as though such an acknowledgement from Biden was legally or even morally required. Musk demanded recognition, not an apology.


Biden has spent months saying how GM and others are the reason the EV's are increasing in popularity and GM has led the way. GM is no where near leading the way and ranks below Ford and everyone else. I don't think anyone thinks Biden was legally required, but it was pretty obvious that Biden was just making stuff up.

It is pretty obvious why it is national business news. It would be like if the president spent months pretending Amazon didn't exist while saying Best Buy has changed the world by making online shopping a common practice.
 
2022-02-09 4:25:14 PM  
Name one person easier to troll than elon musk. He's remarkable in that regard.
 
2022-02-09 4:32:00 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Name one person easier to troll than elon musk. He's remarkable in that regard.


Bill Burr?  I think he's funny, but it does not take much for him to go off ranting.  Just crack a joke about the NE Patriots, that's all it takes.  2 DJs in Buffalo do that now and then, and Burr will go on and on for minutes.
 
hej
2022-02-09 4:58:45 PM  

DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company?


Stay tuned for the next Fark troll thread about the Biden administration suggesting they'd kind of like Teslas help in dealing with chip shortage issues.

Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me?

Has Biden tried to gaslight the country by giving someone else credit for things your company has done?
 
2022-02-09 5:14:05 PM  
Looks like the weird nerds are already here to defend Elon. President Biden is under no obligation to give him attention. Tesla does nothing special with EVs. They buy batteries off the shelf and cram them into shoddily constructed car bodies and mark up the price to BMW levels. Tesla fanboys then think they drive a nice car. They are Apple fanboys of the car world but more toxic. They deserve all the supercharger vandalism and charger-blocking they get.
 
2022-02-09 6:40:46 PM  
This whole thing...the Tesla Bros up through Elon wanting a Biden mention has felt like

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2022-02-09 7:16:41 PM  
Panasonic sniffles, asks for a box of tissues.
 
2022-02-09 7:21:21 PM  

Myk-House of El: This whole thing...the Tesla Bros up through Elon wanting a Biden mention has felt like

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It is kind of needy, but as another Farker pointed out, this whole thing with Biden and GM has been really weird. They sold double digit EVs last year and had a massive recall that cost them billions, but they're leading the industry? Even Toyota, whose CEO is very much against EVs, is going to leapfrog GM with just one new vehicle here in Q3.

If you're at all interested, watch Mary Barra's interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin. She sounds delusional. I get that there's a political angle and Biden has party obligations, but standing at a podium and saying that a company who is close to dead last in electrification is leading the industry because they made a pledge is farking silly.
 
2022-02-09 7:25:38 PM  

2fardownthread: Panasonic sniffles, asks for a box of tissues.


Hey, did you see where they're going to make a battery manufacturing plant in Japan just to supply Tesla? Elon is creating jobs even in your neck of the woods. Huzzah!
 
2022-02-09 8:24:45 PM  

Dokstarr: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Because the President was just making stuff up.

"In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."


If the President said Detroit that means the automakers in Detroit are Ford, GM and Chrysler. Those 3 together might build more EV's than Tesla. Could Biden even be right?

/naw dude, couldn't be right
 
2022-02-09 9:01:29 PM  

whatisaidwas: Dokstarr: DayeOfJustice: Why does the president have to acknowledge the existence of a private company? Should I also be demanding Biden acknowledge me? Does his acknowledgement make it real? Does Musk think Biden is Tinkerbell or something? And why is Musk's tantrum even being reported? This doesn't affect anything outside of some shiatty billionaire's feelings. And his dick will still be small.

Because the President was just making stuff up.

"In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."

If the President said Detroit that means the automakers in Detroit are Ford, GM and Chrysler. Those 3 together might build more EV's than Tesla. Could Biden even be right?

/naw dude, couldn't be right


But currently they don't. They're not even close. Particularly Chrysler and GM. GM has the most impressive commitments, but they haven't actually done anything yet. The furthest along is Ford and they sell less than a tenth of what Tesla does. It doesn't matter what you think of Tesla, saying "Detroit is leading the world in EVs" is farking insane. And that's just ignoring Tesla. VW, BYD, Nio, Volvo, Peugeot, etc. all outsell 'Detroit' at this point.
 
2022-02-10 12:27:25 AM  
Who cares they still make sh*tty vehicles for stupid people.
 
hej
2022-02-10 9:27:07 AM  

whatisaidwas: "In the auto industry, Detroit is leading the world in electric vehicles. You know how critical it is? Mary, I remember talking to you way back in January about the need for America to lead in electric vehicles. I can remember your dramatic announcement that by 2035, GM would be 100% electric. You changed the whole story, Mary. You did, Mary. You electrified the entire automotive industry. I'm serious. You led, and it matters."

If the President said Detroit that means the automakers in Detroit are Ford, GM and Chrysler. Those 3 together might build more EV's than Tesla. Could Biden even be right?

/naw dude, couldn't be right


No, it most definitely couldn't be right.  Not even close.  Even if you count plug-in hybrids (which I don't), it's not even close.
 
hej
2022-02-10 9:33:06 AM  

Charrington: Tesla does nothing special with EVs. They buy batteries off the shelf [...]


Somehow ignoring that there is a lot more to the battery modules than just the cells inside them.  Unless of course you actually are referring to the battery systems as a whole, in which case you have no clue wtf you're talking about.

They are Apple fanboys of the car world but more toxic. They deserve all the supercharger vandalism and charger-blocking they get.

Hello Mr. Imax.
 
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