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Friday, July 13, 2018

Winter in Wisconsin is tough. So tough, in fact, that living creatures might go searching for shelter in unlikely places. House Speaker Paul Ryan explained Thursday that a family of woodchucks moved into his Chevy Suburban recently, eating the wiring, and rendering the car useless.

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"My car was eaten by animals," Ryan said, to laughs from an audience at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington D.C. "It's just dead."

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I swear to God, this is why we need NPR. Without them, the woodchuck resistance would not be able to receive its all important tactical code messages.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-12 10:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Poor Paul, the neighbor beats the crap out of you and the woodchucks have no respect either.

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-07-12 11:33 PM | Reply

Or was that Rand Paul. Oh what's the difference.

#3 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-07-12 11:55 PM | Reply

Well Rand Paul likes to pretend he has a spine. Paul Ryan won't even attempt that.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-13 07:39 AM | Reply


It's been a problem for a while. Really bad over in Europe.

Rodents Are Feasting On Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation
www.thedrive.com

In an effort to be more friendly to the environment, companies are making more and more automotive components out of renewable materials, such as soy or even cannabis. Unfortunately, a side effect of building cars out of edible materials is that rodents are eating them, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The use of soy in car parts is nothing new. Ford has been making seats out of a soybean-based foam for the past ten years. Ford also uses soy rather than petroleum for wire insulation. However, some owners have been running into unforeseen problems when rodents find their way into cars and eat the edible insulation.

Ford is not alone in suffering this problem. In 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Toyota claiming the company should cover this type of damage after Albert Heber was forced to pay around $1,500 to fix the chewed wiring in his 2012 Tundra under warranty....


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-13 09:57 AM | Reply

"Ryan told the story after giving a speech about how he feels Republican policies, like last year's tax overhaul, have helped the economy."

He's proud of the deficits he has created for our children to live with or pay down. The epitome of irresponsible politician.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-13 09:58 AM | Reply

The Soybean car.

www.thehenryford.org

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-13 10:01 AM | Reply

This actually raises an important question: How many Chevys would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck Chevys?

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2018-07-13 11:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Great Work Woodchucks!

Someone give those Woodchucks a treat.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-13 01:58 PM | Reply

Sending him thoughts and prayers so can drive to work in them.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-13 03:39 PM | Reply

we rodent looking Marsupials stand with the rodent resistances and double our Kamikaze attack of throwing our selves at moving cars!

viva la resistance!

#11 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-07-14 12:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"damage from rodents chewing through insulation for engine wiring that is now soy-based versus petroleum-based."

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kek approves of this thead.

#12 | Posted by drpierce at 2018-07-14 12:33 AM | Reply

Arizona pack rats love to dine on the wiring of Japanese marques.

#13 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-14 12:47 PM | Reply

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