December 20, 2008

"Court Strikes Rule That Let Plants Sometimes Exceed Limits."

Well, then. Plants better read that opinion and get in line.

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You know, it's not easy being a plant. You try to spread your wings, to break out of that plant box, and someone is always trying to knock you back down. You're a plant, dammit, and that's all you'll ever be.

6 comments:

Bissage said...

You're a plant, dammit, and that's all you'll ever be.

The worst thing about being a tomato is never really knowing whether you're a fruit or a vegetable.

TosaGuy said...

Enjoy the last our last period ever of cheap gas.

JohnAnnArbor said...

said the plants often need to flare off volatile gases when they start up.

So, life may get more dangerous for refinery workers than it already is.

Lem said...

It just means they're going to have to modernize some of these dinosaur plants.

They been shamelessly putting this off for years.

Pastafarian said...

I have a suggestion: All those who thought of vegetation first, and not manufacturing plants, when they read this headline, should think twice before offering their opinions on how GM and Chrysler should run their businesses.

Joe said...


They been shamelessly putting this off for years.


No, they've shamelessly decided to not raise rates for consumers for years. "Modernizing" plants is extremely expensive and in many cases offers highly marginal benefits.

My lesson from this is that congress is once again abrogating its responsibilities. The courts would not have to act if a) congress wrote laws that weren't intentionally ambiguous and b) if the federal government simply got out of many of these issues.