A quick geography lesson for the First Lady

Yesterday, Michelle Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast to demonstrate that there are clean beaches, ready for tourists. During her visit, she made the following remark:

But the story today, since we’ve got the media here, is the piece that I think gets lost in the devastation, and it’s that there are still thousands of miles of beaches that have not been touched by the spill. And there are communities that thrive on tourism and on the economic power of beaches that have not been damaged. Source

Ummm… Mrs. Obama…?

Your very own EPA website states:

The Gulf of Mexico basin has been called “America’s Watershed.” Its U.S. coastline is 1,630 miles, it is fed by thirty-three major rivers, and it receives drainage from 31 States in addition to a similar drainage area from Mexico. Source

When I think “thousands,” I think multiple thousands, as in two thousand or more. If I have $1,630 dollars, I do not have thousands of dollars. I must exceed two thousand dollars to claim I have thousands of dollars.

Unless part of the whole hope and change agenda involved a claim of Mexico’s gulf coast– something that definitely would have been major news– her assertion is an impossibility.

That is all.

Hyundai Email Harassment

I own a Hyundai. I bought it in June of 2008. I have been completely happy with my Hyundai, but I do have to say…

Hyundai SUCKS.

They continually bombard me with email, trying to sell me a new car.

I have used their removal form dozens of times to try to get them to stop harassing me. It doesn’t work.

In January, I contacted Hyundai Consumer Affairs (Case #3797010). After politely informing them that I would not give them any personal information as they requested, beyond my email address– nice attempt to get more data from me– I was assured that I would not receive any future email from them. If only that were true.

I have since received eight email from them. I am sick of it.

If you buy a Hyundai– and I recommend you do if you are looking for a car– give them a fake email address. If you are getting service on your Hyundai, give them a fake email address.

If you don’t, you will NEVER get off the Hyundai-sucks-and-harasses-their-customers email marketing list.

If anyone from Hyundai reads this and wishes to address their pathetic opt-out system, or their overly-aggressive email marketing, feel free to comment below. Be sure to include a phone number so I may contact you because, as you can guess, there is no way I am giving you my email address.

That is all.