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Depending on your perspective, there is one fact in two parts that intrigues me more than anything else when it comes to today’s announcement that 73,000 United Auto Workers from some 80 facilities would strike.

You ready? Every hour during which this strike survives means 760 General Motors’ vehicles are not built. 12,200 per day. Whether you have a backlog of cars and trucks and SUV’s or not; that’s just gotta suck.

Oddly enough, for the first time in almost thirteen years I’m in Detroit, ready to test drive a whole bunch of GM cars tomorrow. Unlike lightning, irony can strike in the same place more than once.