This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang...

…but with an extended warranty :

It is my hope that the steps I am announcing today will go a long way towards answering many of the questions people may have about the future of GM and Chrysler. But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee will be safe

In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warrantee.

Here’s the thing.  At the press conference, on being presented with this – the verbal equivalent of Obama bending over with a giant ‘Kick Here’ sign on his backside – no one laughed.  No one.

Folks, if we’ve reached the point where the government of the United States of America guarantees, in one breath: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and free first-year oil changes for a 2009 Chevy Impala; all without provoking a national gigglefest, well, then, its over.  Redstate, NRO, the Freep – time to turn out the lights, and put up a static page of thisyphus.