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Obama Sold Americans Lemons. Thirteen Americans Died In Those Lemons

After finally solving problems with computer viruses this past weekend, there was an e-mail waiting from a good friend. He was wondering about General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches, which have caused at least thirteen deaths, and what the Obama administration knew at the time it was illegally bailing out GM  with $49 billion of your money. Well, one thing we can say with  certainty is that President Obama was totally unaware of this problem at that time, because he never knows anything until or unless he hears it on MSNBC. The truth is that […]

Conservative Guide for Automobiles

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, many conservatives are questioning and re-evaluating their spending habits and choices.  And out of all things that can be purchased, few are considered carefully as buying a car.   Many are asking themselves, “do I want to support companies that conspire with the forces that want to enslave me?”  Well, to make a car purchase easier, The Morlock Revolt has created  a convenient info-graphic to help you.   Here is some more from The Morlock revolt… -BMW is manufactured in the US in South Carolina.  These plants produce the X3, X5, and X6 models -The Honda Accord, the Accura […]

Obama the Out-sourcer in Chief? GM Claims that it’s Future in in China

During this campaign, much has been made of Bain Capital outsourcing jobs to other countries.  But, what of President Obama, especially his takeover of “government motors?”  This video says much… Sadly, the management at GM is taking advantage of an expanding Chinese market, and, they are probably trying to escape union goons.  But, Obama set all of this up.  A usual, someone else will be blamed, and if anything is proposed, it will be a punishment against those that try to stay in business.  Perhaps they’ll build a wall, to keep anyone from escaping? H/T:  HillBuzz  

Obama Crafts “For All” Meme, With Some Notable Exceptions

In an apparent response to Romney’s 47% speech, team Obama has created a rather creepy meme-“For All.”  He seems to be suggesting that his campaign is “for all” Americans.  The Hill has more… In contrast, the Obama campaign said Obama is “for all” Americans.   “’For All’ illustrates the shared values of the president and young Americans across the country: that if we work together, we can continue to move this country forward,” reads a release from the Obama campaign. “Working together, we can continue to restore the strongest middle class the world has ever known — the promise that […]

The First Liar Does’t Have A Chance

Assuming that there were some distortions of the truth that emanated from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte has taken advantage of the truism that “the first liar doesn’t have a chance”. Not surprising, of course, because the Democrats have always been superior liars and probably would have out done the Republicans even if their convention had gone first. I forced myself to watch a good bit of the DNC last night. Thanks to the Fox News live streaming of the conventions, I was able to watch and  listen without having to put up […]

Volt Production Shut Down Again

It seems that it’s hard to keep the Chevy Volt factory open when no one is buying the fire prone, overpriced hybrid.  Hot Air has more… As for now, though, even with the increase lately, the company still can’t sell enough cars to justify running the plant all year round: GM will close its Detroit-Hamtramck plant from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15, one of the sources said. Union representatives last week told the plant’s roughly 1,500 workers about the scheduled downtime, the source said… Volt demand has picked up this year, after sales last year fell short of GM’s goals. GM sold […]

Obama’s Attack Jackasses

Mitt Romney could have named Bugs Bunny as his running mate and the puerile and increasingly hysterical Left would have labeled the rabbit as an extreme right-wing ideologue whose idea of governance is to murder the elderly, bitch-slap the poor, defenestrate the infirm, and happily castrate  a few stray squirrels as he hops his way to a coney Klan meeting.  But to a deranged pack of ‘progressives’  that critiques a Marxist like Barack Obama as “deeply conservative”, the choice of Paul Ryan, a man who believes that government should live within its means, is akin to the dawning of the Apocalypse.  Romney […]

The Constitution: It’s Around Here Somewhere

“Barack Obama, a man long intent on breaking free from the Constitution’s essential constraints, has succeeded in doing so.” — Phil Kerpen Despite the best efforts of Barack Obama and the Federal Government, our Constitution is not dead yet, but it soon will be unless we can force the bushwhackers in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches to cease using it for target practice. Our friend Curtice Mang, a contributor at What Would The Founders Think, has ruminated upon the assault on our founding document by the socialistic control freaks presenting themselves as ‘progressives’ and ‘Democrats’, and he offers his conclusions in a tome titled The […]

President Obama’s Greatest Accomplishments (1-10)… are mostly Unconstitutional and in retrospect Bad

On the eve of Obamacare being struck down as unconstitutional (in other words, a piece of legislation that was passed in violation with the basic laws of our nation) and the Attorney General being held in contempt (President Obama’s pick to be the main guy on law enforcement has been caught lying under oath, withholding documents, and failing to comply with investigations), I thought it might be fun to take a look at what some believe are President Obama’s greatest accomplishments. Here in Michigan, it appears that he is now tied with Romney according to a bunch of polls- but […]

Stupid is as Stupid Does:Three Stories

With all that is going on in America and in the world that has impact our lives and the futures of our children, it is not surprising that a lot of news passes under the radar, sort of speak. Sometimes I have to wonder if there is a conspiracy within the MSM to keep some news under the radar because they don’t want the world to know just how outrageously stupid Americans can be at times. We have come to expect people in government to do stupid things. In fact that is the norm and it is not just an American […]

Chevy Volt Production Suspended: And how Much did that Cost us?

The Chevy Volt went from a very promising concept, to a very real failure.  If you recall, the Volt was initially a show car, and being planned for production prior to the governments takeover of GM.  The original idea was evolutionary; the car would be electric, with a small gas engine on board to charge the batteries.  It actually generated some excitement.  But, just before they were supposed to start rolling off the assembly line, we were told that the production Volt was nothing more than a hybrid car-and a rather expensive hybrid car at that.  Competing in a market […]

Chevy Volts are Recalled (Kind of): All of Them

When GM was still GM, and NOT Gubmint Motors, the Volt was the next big thing.  If you recall, the original vision for the Volt was for it to be an electric car, with a small gas motor to recharge the batteries.  It actually generated some excitement, and it promised massive mileage.  That, of course, turned out to be a gigantic lie-one that was not disclosed until the car was just about to go into production.  By then, of course, GM had been turned into a government operation.  And, like any other government operation, GM, and the Volt in particular, have […]

Is Government Motors in Trouble? Dealer Inventory at Record Levels

It would appear that government motors is making itself look good by making  a lot of vehicles.  That, in and of itself isn’t so bad. What is bad is that once government motors sends these vehicles to the dealers, they tend to sit, sit, and sit.  For more on this, here is some coverage from NewsBusters… Not that it took keen insight to catch it, but yours truly was one of a very few people who pointed out that General/Government Motors unduly dressed up its financial statements in advance of its late-2010 initial public offering by foisting an unreasonable level of vehicle […]

This Ford Commercial Kicks! "Owner" States that he Bought a Ford Because They Didn't Take Government Bailout Money

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I’ve had guessed that Ford’s increased sales after the auto-bailouts were due to people rebelling against government motors.  Might this commercial be a confirmation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwjaEI_hM&feature=player_embedded I remember visiting a Ford dealership not too long after Ford sales increased.  When I asked, a salesman smiled and said that a lot of buyers were saying that the bailouts were why they chose Ford.  In a sense, all the steps that Ford took to get new products out, and improve existing ones coincided with this potential rebellions against the bailouts.  From their perspective, if it had to happen, the timing was perfect.  Ironically, it was […]

Barry Lies Again: Government Motors Does not Have to Honor General Motors Warranties

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Remember this? Well, it appears that this statement does NOT cover cars built before Barry became a car maker… Well, the president better get on the bus and head from Martha’s Vineyard to Blakely, Pennsylvania, with some tools and a set of new tires to fix Donna Trusky’s Impala. GM will not honor her warranty. From Reuters: NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) – General Motors Co. is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated […]

Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law “Unconstitutional”; Democrats Vow to Continue Ignoring Will of the People

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has ruled that Congress violated the Constitution by requiring Americans to buy health insurance and that the entire law “must be declared void.” The Obama Administration said that is has no plans to halt implementation of the law.  “We will continue to give the American people what they don’t want” declared a defiant President Obama to the cheers of adoring press voters. As your community organizer-in-chief, it is my responsibility to rule Americans and do what’s in their best interest, even if they don’t recognize my policies as being what’s good for them. As for […]

UAW Members Vote Themselves Out of Jobs

I always had the idea that many Democrats/socialists/”progressives” would see reason once they were personally hurt by the policies that they support. It’s a simple idea, someone can advocate something, but once it cost them a job, or a home, or the future for their own kids, that they’d wake up. Sounds reasonable, right? I was wrong. Perhaps I was engaging in projection myself, as reason would kick in the second that something I supported backfired on me. If I supported a position that caused my employer to go out of business, I might re-evaluate why I helped kill the […]

The Summer of Unrecovery: Car Sales to Reach 28 Year low

As the Summer of Recovery© continues, evidence reveals the overall fail of the Obama economic policies.  Recently, housing sales tanked.  All this year, the government and their media apologists have been forced to discuss, “unexpected” and “unanticipated” statistics, like increases in unemployment and decreases in economic indicators.  For the latest, Hot Air provides us with a link to see how “Government Motors” are doing. U.S. auto sales in August probably were the slowest for the month in 28 years as model-year closeout deals failed to entice consumers concerned the economy is worsening and they may lose their jobs. Industrywide deliveries, to be released […]

Sunday Linkage: Pontiac Edition

Pontiac was a bit different than the other “makes” in GM’s lineup.  Most of the others, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac, were pre-existing car companies that were acquired by GM.  In the 20’s, GM’s management was convinced that there was too large a price difference between their makes, so they created the concept of “companion makes.”  These brands would theoretically fill the gaps between the then existing makes (Chevrolet, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac), making GM tons of cash. The results were not so good, unless you remember Viking, Marquette, or LaSalle.  However, Pontiac was positioned between Chevrolet and it’s parent make, Oakland.  GM moved Oakland […]

New 2010 Trans Am??

I’m still lamenting the loss of Pontiac.  Ever since my father owned a 65 Catalina when I was very young, I’ve been a fan.  Pontiac became the sporty division of GM, and created some classics.  They created the muscle car movement with the  GTO.  They made the wildly successful Firebird/Trans Am line, and tried to be an innovator.   When GM decided to kill off the brand, I declared a day of mourning. OK, I’m a car nut.  So, every once in a while I do a post on something automotive. Since Pontiac is officially kaput, I thought that we’d […]