>> Sunday, July 19, 2009
>> Sunday, July 12, 2009
"Our utterly confused lefty is a poor soul named Bob. Bob run’s a left wing blog and let’s just say he is a big fan of Obama and not a very big fan of the Constitution. One day Bob decided he wouldn’t be commenting on Republican blogs anymore because they dare challenge his view of the world" Here are a couple classic lines from his posts that sum up his view of things as they are:" ">Needless to say he is drinking the kool-aid. The lack of respect for history is appalling here especially since I consider myself a bit of a history buff. Saying he has no concept of history is an understatement considering he thinks Jefferson was our President 100 years ago. Kool-aid Bob’s comment is an excellent example of why nations and civilizations have fallen to tyranny since the beginning of man. What is that quote people are so fond off? I believe a variation goes like this: >Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
He starts out of course by insulting me. saying..."Our utterly confused lefty is a poor soul named Bob"
Then he suggest that I'm big fan of Obama and not a very big fan of the Constitution" To that I say, I love the Constitution and I stand by it, but I'm not a big fan of the way the Republicans interpret the Constitution to suit there beliefs.
Then he lies and says this... "One day Bob decided he wouldn’t be commenting on Republican blogs anymore because they dare challenge his view of the world". What I said was, I've finally learned my lesson and will no longer leave comments on those Republican post that I disagree with. That's a big difference to what John said that I said. Is it a lie? or is it just a mistake because he couldn't remember what I said?
Then he says... "Needless to say he is drinking the kool-aid". Another insult
Then he notices my apparent mistake of which I said Thomas Jefferson was our President 100 years ago, when in fact it was 200 years. oops I made a mistake. Whats the difference? 100 years ago is a long time ago and 200 years ago is twice as long a time ago. You can be appalled John, I don't mind.
Then he says..."Bob’s comment is an excellent example of why nations and civilizations have fallen to tyranny since the beginning of man". What is that quote people are so fond off? I believe a variation goes like this:" "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it".
Now I am or the Democratic philosophy is getting blamed for all the nations and civilizations that have fallen to tyranny. You should learn from that quote as well John because after all the mistakes the Bush administration have made in the last 8 years, you still haven't learned from them. You won't even admit the Bush administration made any mistakes.
This only goes to show that Conservatives can't make one post or comment on a blog without getting the facts wrong, lying and insulting anyone who has an opposing point of view.
>> Thursday, July 9, 2009
"A big government can exist only in theory, Just like Karl Marx's true vision of communism can only exist in theory. A big government will always have access to too much power. and when a President can fire a CEO and make decisions of life and death (through healthcare), that is hardly "limited power. " A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have"-Thomas Jefferson" by John Kaduk Added note: It turns out Jefferson was misquoted as saying that, it was Gerald Ford who said that, Jefferson actually said "The natural progress for things is for liberty to yield and government to gain control". Which I believe will happen when liberties are abused.
Notice how he states "big government can exist only in theory" then uses Karl Marx's visions from the 18oo's to back up his statement. Where are the facts? Then he says our President fired a CEO. I think he is referring to GM CEO Rick Wagoner. Obama didn't fire him, he merely told GM if they wanted to get a loan from the government, they would have to replace the CEO. Wagoner in turn stepped down. Then he says our President is making decisions of life and death by trying to get healthcare for every American. That is laughable and ridiculous to say the least. If any President made decisions of life and death, it was Bush when he started a war with Iraq based on lies to help his oil buddies. Then he finished his comment with a misquote from Thomas Jefferson who was an intelligent Republican leader and was our third President 100 200 ago. It was actually Gerald Ford, but I would tell Mr. Ford that a government small enough to give the rich everything they want is small enough to take everything away from the middle class and poor. Correction: I was wrong, Jefferson was President 200 years ago.
Note: to anyone who finds it necessary to leave insulting comments, you run the risk of having your comment rejected. That means you Bobo
>> Sunday, July 5, 2009
>> Tuesday, June 30, 2009
>> Friday, June 26, 2009
>> Saturday, June 20, 2009
>> Thursday, June 18, 2009
>> Friday, June 12, 2009
>> Tuesday, June 9, 2009
>> Saturday, May 30, 2009
Update: 2 The Red Wings beat the Penguins 3-1 in game two. They now lead the series 2-0 and the next game is in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Go Wings!!!
Update: 3 The Penguins beat the Red Wings 4-2. The Red Wings still lead the series 2-1 and will soon lead the series 3-1.
Update: 4 & 5 The Penguins beat the Red Wings in game four 4-2 but the Red Wings beat the Penguins in game five 5-0. The Red Wings now lead the series 3-2 and can win the Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh this Tuesday. Go Wings!!!
Update: 6 The Penguins beat the Red Wings 2-1 in Pittsburgh to tie the series 3-3. Game 7 is in Detroit Friday at 8:00 pm. The Red Wings are favored to win the cup. Go Wings!!!
>> Sunday, May 24, 2009
>> Saturday, May 16, 2009
>> Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Detroit Red Wings lead the series 3-2 and can go to the next round with a win tonight. GO WINGS !!!
Update: Red Wings lost 1-2 to the Lucky Ducks. Game seven will be played in Detroit Thursday night.
Update: The Detroit Red Wings defeated the not so Mighty Ducks 4-3 to go on to the next round against the Chicago Blackhawks.
>> Saturday, May 9, 2009
>> Sunday, May 3, 2009
>> Wednesday, April 29, 2009
>> Sunday, April 26, 2009
>> Wednesday, April 22, 2009
While watching the news today, I saw a news report about a 11 month old boy in Eastpointe, Michigan who was mauled to death by the family dog. The parents were on the bed and the child was playing in the room when the family pit bull came in and attacked the child. The father got a gun and shot and killed the dog to stop the attack, by then it was to late for the little baby boy.
Owning pit bulls should be banned everywhere in my opinion because owners can't be trusted to use proper judgement in handling pit bulls that are very dangerous and unpredictable. If you want a nice dog that scares people without being unpredictable, get a German Shepherd or a Great Dain. Don't put children at risk of death or injury from pit bulls.
>> Monday, April 20, 2009
>> Saturday, April 18, 2009
But I hear it all the time, the Democrats are anti-war because most of us saw through Bush's and Cheney's lies and were against the war in Iraq from the start, or that we don't support the troops because we're against the war in Iraq, I will always support my troops, or that we want to abolish all gun rights because some Democrats wanted to make assault weapons illegal, or that we are all Socialist because we want a level and fair playing field for the middle class, or that we are murderers because we are for abortion, but I'm one Democrat that is against abortion, or that we are a bunch of tree hugging animal rights activist. Not me, I couldn't care less about the polar bears in Alaska or the Arctic Circle or the alligators in Florida, kill them all if you want. I do care about the people of my country first and the rest of the world second. I believe if the Democrats were not fighting for the middle class and the poor, the rich would have complete control of our government and country by now. Then we would have two majority classes the rich and the poor, then the middle class would be a minority, which would be fine for most Republicans. Tell me I'm wrong and why.
>> Tuesday, April 14, 2009
>> Monday, April 13, 2009
>> Wednesday, April 8, 2009
>> Sunday, April 5, 2009
Michigan State meets North Carolina Monday, April 6 and the winner will be the NCAA Basketball Champions. Both teams played each other back on Dec. 3 and North Carolina was the clear winner with a final score of 98-63. You can't get beat much worse than that. But the Spartans are playing like a different team now and they have won the last 3 games in which they were labeled the underdog. North Carolina is favored to win based on their season stats 33-4, while Michigan State's season stats are 31-6, so again Michigan State is the underdog, but I believe the Spartans will win, just because they can. So I'm making this post to prove I predicted the winner in advance, he-he-he. Care to make a bet? Anyway if Michigan State doesn't win, I can always delete this post, lol. But they will.
Update: Michigan State 72 North Carolina 89 )-: Ok they didn't win, but at least they made it to the final two. Way to go Spartans, you rock!
>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I Received a couple comments about my last post. Apparently I struck some raw nerves when I said some American consumers believe its ok to buy foreign cars instead of buying American cars and supporting the American workers. One comment was to long and went on to bash Obama, so I'm going to reject that one. If you want to bash Obama, do it in your own blog. The other post I think I'll accept, just so my readers can see why some people think it's ok to buy foreign cars.
>> Monday, March 30, 2009
Because I'm a retired Chrysler employee, I can't help but be worried for Chrysler's future. If Chrysler fails, not only will 10's of thousands of workers lose their jobs, but the retired workers will also lose their pensions as well. It seems to me that Obama might be willing to let Chrysler fail as long as GM can succeed. That way he can say he kept his promise of saving the auto industry. And why is he asking the union to make more concessions? The UAW has already cut the workers pay below the pay that Toyota pays its employees. If the workers have to make any more concessions it will just cause more hardship on employees trying to provide for their families.
I know I said I would never regret voting for Obama and I still mean it because the alternative would be a McCain administration that would have not only let Chrysler fail, but GM as well. But I feel Obama has let me down along with the rest of the Chrysler employees who voted for him and were depending on him to help Chrysler survive. I hope Chrysler will survive despite the economic downturn that was caused by greedy financial institutions, despite the government's reluctance to help and despite the American consumer who believes its OK to buy foreign cars instead of supporting their fellow American workers.
Added Note: I already received a comment, if you want to call it that, from a Republican. He just left his post url. I'm not going to give him a link in my post so that he can use my blog to spread his greedy and selfish Republican views. I guess he wanted me to accept that as a comment. I went to his blog and read his post. In it he says the poor and middle class Americans are lazy and that the AIG executives deserve the millions in bonuses provided with tax payer money because they worked so hard for it. I say, If they worked so hard, then AIG shouldn't need any help from anyone. What a bunch of BS! Is this guy kidding?
>> Sunday, March 29, 2009
It's Sunday and we're just watching the Michigan State vs Louisville basketball game. I'm rooting for MI obviously because I live in Michigan. I'm also a Pistons and Red Wings fan. Right now State is leading 52- 41 in the second half and I think their going to win this game, I hope anyway so that my team can win and advance to the final four. Good luck to the Spartans, and to all my visitors, Have a good day.
>> Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thanks to all who left their comments to the previous post. Your suggestions were very helpful and I'm going to be following your advice. Hopefully soon I can get ranked by Google. To all my visitors, I invite everyone to exchange links with me so that we can get the needed back links that Google looks for. If you want to X-link, just leave a comment in my Chat Box.
>> Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I've been trying to get a Google page rank since I started this blog. So far no luck. I can't even get a 0 out of 10 PR. I've tried submitting my blog to Google and DMOZ and I know I need Google backlinks, but I don't know an easy way to get them. If anyone knows how I can get backlinks, feel free to leave a comment and tell me please.
>> Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I was watching the news last night and saw a really tragic story. Apparently some stupid drunk 47 year old lady decided it was OK to drink and drive and lost control of her van going about 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, crossed the medium and hit a car with 4 teenagers inside killing all of them. What the hell is wrong with people who think it's OK to drive drunk? Every time someone drives drunk they risk killing someone, yet people continue to do it. Any idiot who drives drunk even once should lose there license for good. This lady will most likely spend the rest of her life in jail for murdering 4 young kids who had their whole life in front of them and rightfully so. To bad she was too stupid to know not to drink and drive. To see the complete story go to this link... http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090317/METRO/903170407
>> Thursday, March 12, 2009
Added Note: I was wrong about 5% of the population making 95% of the income. But here is a fact: In the United States today, the wealthiest 1% of the population owns more than the bottom 95 %. The top 5 % make about half of all combined income. But still the same, if the top 1% owns 95% of everything in the US, then they should pay 95% of the taxes.
>> Monday, March 9, 2009
I was watching the news today and heard that the world's economic loss from this recession were in, totals more than 50 trillion dollars. That is money that is lost for good. This shows that not only is the U.S. suffering with this bad economy, but everyone is world wide. Then I started thinking, have we hit bottom yet? When will this downturn stop? I know the answer to this, but I don't exactly know when it's going to happen. This economy will start to improve when people with secure jobs start spending again. By spending, I mean buying big ticket items like cars & trucks, major appliances, furniture and so on. Come on people, if you have a secure job, don't just save your money in a bank, you need to spend it now. If everyone saves their money waiting for this economy to improve, you'll have a long wait and maybe your secure job will be lost to. This bad economy needs investors, that's why the Obama administration has invested our tax dollars in this economy and that's why everyone with extra money just sitting in the bank needs to go out and spend a little of it to give our economy a boost. Some say (mostly republicans) that we should do nothing and the economy will fix itself. That is total BS. If we do nothing this world will see a great depression that will make the last great depression look like a small recession. That's my opinion and I'm sure there many who disagree with me (most of them being republican). So I say, if you have any negative comments to leave, save your time, because I won't accept them.
>> Thursday, February 26, 2009
Last night, I addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time.
To confront the serious economic challenges our nation faces, I called for a new era of responsibility and cooperation. We need to look beyond short term political calculations and make vital investments in health care, energy, and education that will make America stronger and more prosperous well into the future.
Watch a few highlights from my address and share it with your friends now:
Through the Recovery Act, the Stability Plan, and the Housing Plan, we're taking the immediate necessary measures to halt our economic downturn and provide much-needed assistance to working people and their families.
But to set our country on a new course of stability and prosperity, we must reject the old ways of doing business in Washington. We can no longer tolerate fiscal deficits and runaway spending while deferring the consequences to future generations.
That's why I pledged last night to cut our deficit in half by the end of my term. Achieving that goal will require making sacrifices and hard decisions, as well as an honest budgeting process that is straight with taxpayers about where their dollars are going.
Watch some key moments from my address now:
Central to this plan will be a renewed commitment to honesty and transparency in government. Restoring our country's economic health will only happen when ordinary citizens are given the opportunity to hold their representatives fully accountable for the decisions they make.
I look forward to continuing to work with you as we bring about the change you made possible.
President Barack Obama
>> Wednesday, February 4, 2009
>> Sunday, February 1, 2009
>> Wednesday, January 28, 2009
To any Entrecard users looking to find my drop box. This a new blog and EC requires new blogs to have at least 5 post before they will accept a new membership. Sense this is my fifth post, I will try again to apply for EC. With any luck I'll be dropping tonight. Thanks for visiting my blog.
>> Tuesday, January 27, 2009
>> Monday, January 26, 2009
The news that Chrysler and Fiat have forged a strategic partnership offers more than just a glimmer of hope for the struggling automaker, it could very well open up a number of doors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Chrysler has been struggling for years, dating back to the 1970s when the automaker found itself running low on cash and losing market share to Japanese imports. After receiving a federal government loan and paying the money back early and with interest, Chrysler managed to go on through the 1980s, riding the success of its K car lines and minivans.
In 1987, Chrysler acquired America’s #4 automaker, the American Motors Corporation (AMC) and things looked good for awhile. Even into the early and mid 1990s when the company rolled out an all new Dodge Ram pickup truck, the Dodge Viper sportscar, and a new line of full sized cars, the company’s fortunes appeared to be positive. That was enough to convince Daimler to purchase Chrysler and pay the $37 billion valuation for the company.
A marriage that some had hoped was made in heaven was hatched in hell as the terms of the “merger” clearly demonstrated that Stuttgart, Germany was in charge and that Auburn Hills, MI would do as the Germans said. By 2007, a divorce was in the works, one where Daimler wrote off tens of billions of dollars in equity to sell controlling interest to Cerberus Capital Management, LP - a private equity firm.
Because Cerberus is a private equity firm with no automotive experience whatsoever, the thought among industry experts was that the company would hold onto Chrysler only long enough to make some changes and then sell it for a handsome profit a year or so later.
Unfortunately for Cerberus, the auto industry began a historic collapse at the beginning of 2008, one that eventually devalued Chrysler, even forcing Daimler AG to write down its 19.9% share in the company to zero by June. When the year ended, Chrysler was out of cash and had seen 30% of its sales disappear.
A federal loan in the amount of four billion dollars has kept Chrysler afloat, one that they received just a few weeks ago. Part of the deal with securing the loan is a requirement that Chrysler come up with a plan to remain solvent for the long term. Though specifics weren’t hammered out, striking a deal with another automaker was considered to be a priority, though Chrysler certainly didn’t see themselves hooking up with a company along the lines of Daimler.
Now comes Fiat, struggling to keep pressing forward itself, is a natural for Chrysler. Fiat at one time sold cars in the US market, pulling out in the early 1980s but has been wanting to re-enter. The cost of entry into the US market is quite high, but with a strong Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership network in place, the obstacle to bringing its Alfa Romeo brand back to America has now been eased.
Chrysler will gain access to something it doesn’t have, but desperately needs to survive: small car platforms. The Fiat 500 is the 2008 European Car of the Year, just the kind of model that would fit in nicely for Dodge, for example. Chrysler LLC would probably take the 500’s platform and build its own car, something it can do quickly thanks to Fiat.
Fiat’s part in the deal will also include the company gaining a 35% equity stake in Chrysler with the option to take another 20%. That 20% could end up coming from Daimler, especially as they are eager to divest themselves of their 19.9% stake.
The Fiat-Chrysler deal would benefit both companies and has already received tacit UAW approval. With both companies needing a partnership in a bid to survive long term, the Fiat-Chrysler alliance could be the best deal that either company can expect to make in a highly competitive global car market. That means there is still hope for Chrysler.