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Easy Prey

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Doctor Ben Carson says Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution after consulting with Satan.

No, really.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) is practicing some of that good ole GOP Outreach by cutting the microphone of a Latina lawmaker who objected to his English-only bill.

And finally, Volkswagen is completely fucked and deserves to be fucked. The 500,000 cars the company will be forced to recall in the United States was just the tip of the shitberg. The company has cheated on emissions tests worldwide.

FRANKFURT — A scandal that has undermined Volkswagen in the United States spread to its core market of Europe on Tuesday, after the company said that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide were equipped with software that was used to cheat on emissions tests.

Volkswagen did not provide information on where the affected cars are, but the overwhelming majority are probably in Europe, where the company dominates the market and accounts for more than one of every four cars sold.

If you're just tuning in -- Volkswagen diesel cars, which were suppose to be cleaner, have actually been emitting 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxide.

There's no doubt in my mind that people have been killed or sickened because someone at the top of Volkswagen leadership made the call to cheat in virtually every regulated market.

  • Christopher Foxx

    There’s no doubt in my mind that people have been killed or sickened because someone at the top of Volkswagen leadership made the call to cheat in virtually every regulated market.

    Yes someone made the decision. There can be no doubt that many people actively, knowingly made decisions to break the law. From that senior executive who made that decision down to the techs who wrote the software.

    And, of course, we’ll see none of them in handcuffs.