Skip to comments.Hummer is the new Iraqi status symbol (Sick'em libtards!)
Posted on 04/04/2009 9:46:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
Ali al-Hilli is a happy man. He has a wife and three kids, a prosperous business and -- this is the important part -- a Hummer.
Hummers in Baghdad are symbols of much more besides: increasing security, returning normality and a yearning for the trappings of sovereignty. Al-Hilli allowed that there was something else, too, a little more indefinable, which in Arabic is hasad thukuri, and which in English will be translated later.
"It helped that in Kadhimiya we didn't have such a bad opinion of the Americans," Ali al-Hilli said. "People often asked the soldiers to stop their Humvees so they could get their pictures in front of them."
Gas prices soaring up to $1.40 a gallon -- not long ago it was 19 cents -- have had no effect on sales of these notorious gas-guzzlers. "If you can afford this car, you don't care how much gasoline costs," Al-Hilli said.
And Iraqis love their cars. "In Iraq, people judge you by your car, and you're not a man without one," he said. When it comes to Hummers, he added, they will nearly always be bigger than anyone else's vehicle. That is where hasad thukuri comes in; roughly translated, it means penis envy.
It beats being obsessed with, say, car bombs. Who knows, the Al-Hillis may yet see the day when there are even more Hummers on the streets than Humvees.
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
Sick'em libtards! They shouldn't be allowed to get away with this. Let's make 'em buy some carbon credits.
(If you have time, read go read the whole article.)
Goodness, there may be some hope for the country.
Good news for GM!
Let the Obama-worshiping,moth eaten looking, radical Dems schlep around in their dinky foreign bathtubs with four ugly wheels.
Their goal is global domination so that Iraqis choose the politically correct car rather than a SUV.
I think Hummer is one of the lines they are shutting down.
That’s very true.