Rumors of Mercury's death have migrated from the automotive buff publications to the mainstream media.
I've read news stories which begin by reminiscing about the Jimmy Dean Merc in 'Rebel Without a Cause'. (I especially liked the '67 Monterey coupe used in the pilot episode.)I wonder if any car buyers in the prime 30-45 age bracket even know what a Jimmy Dean Mercury looks like?
This forget-the-brand-mission, just-keep-the-dealers-happy mentality is why GM's products are dying in the marketplace. And Saturn is the Sunday-and-every-other-day-of-the year Merc.
Pontiac is The General's Monday-Wednesday-Friday Mercury. (Although their sales people are polite and well-intentioned.)Ned Barnett wrote: "Homeschoolers, offended by the ban, spontaneously - and almost literally overnight - organized a national Subway boycott that already has Subway's corporate spokesman hunkering down.
Or remember the late Jack Lord playing Mc Garrett in 'Hawaii Five-O'?
(Or that David Caruso in 'CSI Miami' is channeling Lord's ghost? And began to seriously decline around the dawn of this century.
Annual inflation rose this month to 1,063,572 percent based on prices of a basket of basic foodstuffs.
The funeral was to be held at a new paupers' cemetery way out in the country; this man would be the first to be laid to rest there.
Sales last year were about 168,000 units, down over 70% from peak.
Mercury's sales have dropped more than 30 percent since April 2006 and show no sign of improving.
Homeschooling parents are frequently supported by their local churches and many other potential Subway customers - who are not themselves homeschoolers - still admire the self-reliant spirit reflected by these parents.
These Americans might willingly join in a boycott against firms that show disrespect for homeschoolers." Barack Obama preaches: "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ...
Including a solid proposal to eliminate our dependence on Middle East oil.