Ford has decided to ship these incomplete SUVs to customers, with the promise to finish them within a year. The missing part is a…
Here’s a couple of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Russian Musicians Canceled, Dead or Alive
The Cardiff Philharmonic in Wales canceled a concert scheduled for tonight which was to feature Russian composer Tchaikovsky.
Although he has been dead for 129 years, two of his featured pieces celebrate Russian military victories. The 1812 Overture celebrates Russia’s defeat of Napoleon’s invading army, and Marche Slave commemorates Russia’s involvement in the Serbian-Ottoman War.
The orchestra’s director said they “were also made aware at the time that the title ‘Little Russian’ of Symphony No. 2 was deemed offensive to Ukrainians.”
Meanwhile in Canada, a living Russian pianist, Alexander Malofeev, was canceled just for being Russian.
The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal canceled three performances by the young pianist scheduled for last week.
It said, “Considering the serious impact on the civilian population of Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion… OSM feels that it would be inappropriate to receive Mr. Malofeev this week.”
The baby-faced 20 year old even denounced Russia’s invasion, despite the risk to his family still in Russia.
Apparently just being Russian, whether 129 years dead or barely an adult, makes you guilty of Putin’s crimes.
Ford Begins Shipping Explorers With Missing Part
With SUVs filling up factory lots, Ford has decided to ship incomplete Explorers to customers, with the promise to finish them within a year.
The missing part is a computer chip which controls the rear seat heating and cooling.
This isn’t the first time Ford has recently had to scale back manufacturing due to supply chain constraints.
Last year, and again last month, it cut production of the top selling Ford F-150 truck, and offered buyers a $50 rebate to go without the automatic start-stop that turns off the engine to save gas when the vehicle stops.
Other car manufacturers like GM and Tesla have had similar problems, delivering vehicles without all the features, and promising to install them later for free.
Turns out it’s a lot easier to shut down an economy than to turn everything back on.