Let’s play: Ironic? Or Not? (part ii)

Alternate title: And the award for most hilarious example of irony in a major American city goes to…Detroit!

Although, as usual, the irony in this story is open to interpretation:

Following the embarrassing news that Mayor Dave Bing’s GMC Yukon was hijacked by criminals this week, Detroit’s Channel 7 reports that the Reverend (Jesse Jackson)’s Caddy Escalade SUV was stolen and stripped of its wheels while he was in town last weekend with the UAW’s militant President Bob King leading the “Jobs, Justice, and Peace” march promoting government-funded green jobs.

Read that again: Jackson’s Caddy SUV was stripped while he was in town promoting green jobs.

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Clearly the work of radical environmentalists, which I understand are absolutely overrunning downtown Detroit. Now that Jackson’s Caddy needs so much repair work done, perhaps he’ll cut his losses and spend his money on a hybrid. Or, better, an electric car.

Because it’s green.


“We need an economy that creates employment that can’t be shipped overseas,” the Green Rev wrote for CNN about the march.

Employment. Like stripping expensive cars of their parts, which we all know is an important part of the fencing industry.

It’s ironic, because he’s in town promoting jobs, trying to help the very people who robbed him.

It’s ironic, because he’s driving a gas guzzling Caddy SUV while promoting environmentalism.

It’s not ironic, because the thieves were really just doing what Jackson said. Promoting greenery, by destroying a gas guzzler. Creating local jobs stripping cars and selling the parts. Hey, you can’t subcontract that to some guy in India. That has to be done here.

Nice job, Reverend. Way to stimulate an industry in a part of the country that really, really needs it.

Previously: Let’s play: Ironic? Or not? (part i)

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