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Hummer bought by the Chinese!


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This really seems to be "who'd a thunk it?" week.

It's bad enough that GM goes bankrupt, but now we have the company selling one of its iconic brands to...the Chinese!

Remember when you saw a Hummer (usually when it was blocking your line of sight to make a left turn, or back out of a parking space), and its owner looked so tall in the saddle? Remember that surge of good old American pride when somebody who drove a vehicle that got about ten miles to the gallon left it running in the parking lot to keep the A.C. running while he or she shopped, just because they could? It does bring a tear to one's eye.

Now the stylish street knockoff of our armed forces' standard combat vehicle is just another rice-burner, like all those Toyotas, Hyundais and (shudder) Mitsubishis that lesser mortals sneak around in.

No, it's worse, because the Koreans and the Japanese aren't poised to take over the world, and they don't hold the tattered remains of our economy in thrall. That's right, every Hummer that gets sold now is aiding and abetting the enemy.

Looks like it's time for our own Cultural Revolution.

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I love this entry, Chan. So right on point.


Nice that the Chinese are going to own the company that builds our combat materials vehicle! Great move!


I love this entry too, Chan,
although I suspect that, despite the evident irony of your post, some readers might take the "enemy" word literally.
Our "inspired" executives are more considering that the Chinese dictatureship is somehow an ally in their goal to relocate the western industry in a more profitable society where slaves have to give up their dignity in the hope to afford health protection and education now it's not provided for free by the state anymore.
Search for "Tank Man Tien'anmen" documentary of Channel4 on YouTube and celebrate the 20 years anniversary of China becoming a capitalist dictatorship ruled by the communist party.


Ugh! What a disgusting piece of racist diatribe. First, I am not of chinese or asian descent (irish-american), nor am I an asian apologist or for that matter, a basher. But I do say good riddance to the Hummer and much of its brethren. You are right Chan that it is so emblematic of America - its arrogance, excess, greed... I could go on but you get the point. To state that China is the "enemy" when they hold the lion's share of our debt - which is the polite term for our capitulated dependence, or they finance our shameful gluttony. We are in such a bad state that we simply cannot survive without China, among others, and we have only ourselves to blame. Only when we stop holding conspicuous consumption in reverence will we be able to free ourselves from the bondage such "vehicles" create.


Well I never felt pride when I saw anyone driving a hummer. I never understood the need for attention along with the display of disregard for anything except the driver.
I think the days of big cars went out in 1972 but the American Car Industry never admitted it could be possible. Well as sorry as I am about the situation of the American Car companies, it was a long time coming. Now everyone will pay for our ignorance.


Hey Virginia, Sorry you feel that way. i have a Big family and i need a vehicle that size. In case you forget, we live in America and I'm not squeezing my fat ass in a compact vehicle especially one that's not american made.


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

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