Mackinac Machinations? | Piece of Mindful

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Enjoyed this piece at POM.

The United States was slow to forget the oil crisis of the 1970s. Gasoline rationing and lines at the pumps going around the block were anathema to the post-WWII lifestyle that Americans had gotten used to enjoying. The oil shortage changed their political views, and more than that, their buying habits.

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Did anyone ever do a on the Pony?
Seriously, I enjoyed this story (never heard of it before) because the Mackinac Bridge intimidated me back in the 80s when I drove across it for the first time. The view through the grates to the Strait is breathtaking and, well, very high. I have no doubt with your writing that this is a hoax, and I doubt the Yugo had any affect on the Big 3. As a matter of fact, it was an awful car that only the poorest would dare drive.As a symbol of all small cars, I’d agree that the story was probably useful to cast aspersions on small cars and help promote Big Steel. Please look at the and label those that you think died please. As an aside, the doc about how this bridge was built is well worth the watch.

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2 thoughts on “Mackinac Machinations? | Piece of Mindful

  1. xileffilex

    A great, racy read – couldn’t “put it down” although I don’t think they kill their own in psy-ops. Anyway, how about Leslie Pluha’s parents also having fake deaths at a suitable time distance from 1989? Like it often says on gravestones – “Reunited”
    The late 80s was a great time for psy-ops.
    The big crane money shot – another psy-op hallmark, don’t forget to invite the photographers.…
    PS isn’t Lesley the usual female spelling?

    1. ab Post author

      I just saw an ad for the Yugo in the movie “Weight on Chains” (review to follow) for $3995. No wonder they wanted to “blow it away”. Makes the Pinto positively expensive.


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