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posted on 11/26/2009 5:41:11 AM PST
(LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
That's, like, history dude!
Obama has no interest in history, particular English history!
Anyone else see that episode of Top Gear where the presenters drive some of the “best of the worst” of British Leyland’s offerings?
posted on 11/26/2009 6:22:41 AM PST
(Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
I owned a 76 MG. Every part that fell off of that car was of the finest British craftsmanship.
posted on 11/26/2009 6:52:16 AM PST
by Richard Kimball
(We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
posted on 11/26/2009 7:04:46 AM PST
Claire Berlinski is dead on the money with this article. However there are another couple of points she missed, at least in the motorcycle industry. 1) Old & obsolete parts were not thrown out or melted down, they kept using them until they exhausted their supply, then change to newer more efficients components. For example Brit bikes had magnetos well into the 60s when the rest of the world had already converted to battery & coil. 2) Tradition. The British parallel twin was over 20 years out of date when they finally folded up.
posted on 11/26/2009 7:13:25 AM PST
Britain had become, in Henry Kissingers words, a tragedy of a nation, reduced to begging, borrowing, stealing.
In Britain's past, see America's future.
posted on 11/26/2009 7:42:09 AM PST
posted on 11/26/2009 9:39:40 AM PST
by Slings and Arrows
("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
After the Second World War, the United Kingdoms newly elected Labour government resolved to build of Britain a New Jerusalem. It nationalized the commanding heights of the economy and inaugurated the cradle-to-grave welfare state. By the 1970s, the UK faced an economic crisis unrivaled since the Great Depression.
Somewhat misleading, snce it fails to mention that between the end of the War and 1975 Britain had spent more years under a Conservative than a Labour government. And Attlee's Labour government of 1945-51 didn't create an impoverished nation - it inherited a nation utterly bankrupt by the War. Its failure (and that of its immediate Conservative successors) was not to create a template for economic recovery, as German governments, from an equally dire beginning, were successfully doing at the time.
posted on 11/26/2009 12:31:49 PM PST
(61 years a NHS patient; 7 years a Freeper)
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