Ford Motor Company and Dennis Leary

  I used to like Dennis Leary years ago but then something changed. I matured and he didn’t.
  I guess I grew up a bit, or perhaps having a disabled person in my home has made me a little bit defensive of disabled rights and one thing I know is that I have difficulty with those persons who would denigrate Autism and its’ effects.
 So recently Dennis Leary pens himself a book(or more than likely hired someone to write a book for him)called  Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid  which I personally think he should have called why Dennis needs the money and why Dennis really sucks.
 In Learys’ book he writes(or his ghost writer writes)
“There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”

 Whatever prompted the two bit comedian to pen such a distrubing thing is beyond me but I tend to think that his exposure to Autism is limited and that his denial of the illness is tragic if not only for families like mine but for those affected persons themselves. While parents of children like mine are arguing for small things like respite services, assholes like Dennis Leary are belittling those efforts with his tasteless actions.
 What really gets my arse though is that Ford Motor Company would hire this guy to front their F150 truck line in Canada even with all of the controversy surronding him on this issue….and for that, this guy will never buy a Ford Motor product again…and there are thousands of parents that are making that same decision today to turn their backs on Leary and Ford. Tons of parents have written Ford Motor Company regarding this and have received lame responses from them.
 Yup, Autism sucks but what sucks more are the jerks like Dennis Leary and the rotten taste of Ford Motor Company. Potentially Ford stands to lose millions upon millions of dollars considering there are more than 200,000 persons across the country that have Autism, and those children have combined parents double that number, I’d have to say that Ford shot itself in the foot by using Dennis Leary to push their wares especially if all those parents just dumped Ford. 
 Yes Dennis Leary, you truly are an asshole.



  1. Anonymous
    Posted January 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    He might be one of those Scientologist freaks Jim. That could be an explanation for his callousness, but not an excuse.

  2. jim bender
    Posted January 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for contacting Ford of Canada,

    We appreciate the time you have taken to write us and acknowledge receipt of your e-mail.

    We will respond to your inquiry within three business days, excluding weekends and holidays.
    Occasionally, we may experience a higher volume of messages that may create a delay in our
    response time. Please be assured that your inquiry will be addressed as soon as possible. As
    part of our efforts to continuously improve our services, contacts with the Customer
    Relationship Centre may be monitored for quality purposes.

    Please note that if you sent any attachments with your e-mail, for security and virus
    protection, they were stripped from your e-mail and we did not receive them. If you feel that
    they are required to investigate your inquiry, please summarize the information in the body of
    your e-mail. Or, you may send a letter and mail the attachments directly to us at:

    Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited
    The Canadian Road
    P.O. Box 2000
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada
    L6J 5E4


    Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
    Customer Relationship Centre

    That’s the response i expected. Ill wait and see what they say.

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