Housekeeping: Happy MLK Day

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hi y'all. We're off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

You know the drill by now. We may post here and there, especially if news breaks, but otherwise we're back Tuesday. The podcast should pop next week -- ran into a couple of minor technical issues -- and we'll be steaming away. I will also be driving the KIA EV9 in California, so please feel free to toss questions about it my way.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Jan 13, 2024

    Segregation exists in the United States to this day. Just go to Ohio, Indiana or one of those other nameless northern dumps.

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    • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Jan 16, 2024

      Ah yes that one family to keep everyone's conscience clean, congratulations !

  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Jan 13, 2024

    Shame what the woke movement has done to MLK jr's legacy. It's the complete opposite of being judged by the content of your character. Now it's opportunities based on anything and everything except merit. sigh.. Race to the bottom since 2009. I hoped Obama would be a victory lap for racial relations, instead he charted a new course of racial divide that accelerates daily. So sad

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    • Calrson Fan Calrson Fan on Jan 16, 2024

      "No, identity politics involves convincing people they are victims, and then promising them handouts to secure their votes."

      Hey the victim mentality is "woke". Tell them no matter how hard they work or what they do whitey will be hiding around the corner to knock them down, So just give & don't even bother trying. Extra bonus: it's a lot easier of a path to take in life

  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Jan 16, 2024

    I wonder why some guy on the internet might think that a guy who earned straight As at Harvard Law School (which, by the way, grades exams blindly), while also doing a full-time job as EIC of the law review, is "incompetent" or "the poster child for the Peter Principle."

    I can't possibly imagine why that might happen.

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    • Wolfwagen Wolfwagen on Jan 17, 2024

      Getting straight A's at Harvard Law School doesn't mean anything more than he studied law and passed all the classes. A competent attorney or one that got straight A's at Harvard law would not say that a cop was stupid (and implied racist) for arresting someone who was thought to be breaking into a house and failed to comply with said officer ,WITHOUT getting the full story. A competent attorney would not say "I didn't say that" when he was recorded on video saying that. A competent attorney Would not say I want to unite everyone all the while dividing everyone. A competent leader does not tell people to blame their woes on someone else. A competent leader leads his people to fight and win not say"this is the new normal" There are other examples, but these are the ones that came to mind. BTW I was a big Herman Cain supporter until he dropped out of the race.

  • Oberon Oberon on Jan 18, 2024

    Some of you guys are just awful. I gave this site a break because of some of the right wing attitudes expressed here. Sorry I came back.