Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on April 1, 2014 by Allahpundit

Laura Christian’s daughter was 16 years old in 2005 when the Chevy Cobalt she was driving hit a tree. The air bag didn’t deploy, and Amber Marie Rose was killed.

In the past two months, General Motors has recalled more than 2.5 million vehicles worldwide after linking defective ignition switches in similar cars to air bag failures — and to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. And there are indications GM approved the switches in 2002 even though it knew they did not meet specifications

“Corporate executives made a decision that fighting the problem was cheaper and easier than fixing the problem,” said Christian, who is among those who say GM had plenty of warning over the years to recall the vehicles and fix the switches.

***

Long before the Chevrolet Cobalt became known for having a deadly ignition defect, it was already seen as a lemon. Owners complained about power steering failures, locks inexplicably opening and closing, doors jamming shut in the rain — even windows falling out.

In more than 120 instances, General Motors was forced under state lemon laws to buy back faulty Cobalts, pay settlements to owners or let them trade in the cars, an analysis by The New York Times of state databases and court records shows. The buybacks came as dozens of claims were filed separately at G.M. from 2005 to 2009 that fit a specific pattern — moving cars, sometimes traveling at high speeds, would suddenly stop working…

“There were transmission issues, issues with the clutch, engine issues, air-conditioning issues,” James Gonzales of Riverview, Fla., said of his 2006 Cobalt, which G.M. repurchased under Florida’s lemon law. “Everything went wrong with that car, and everything that went wrong needed a big fix. Mechanically, it was a huge nuisance.”…

The automaker has linked 13 deaths to the defect in Cobalts and several other models. In her prepared remarks, filed with House investigators on Monday, Ms. Barra said, “I cannot tell you why it took years for a safety defect to be announced.”

***

General Motors CEO Mary Barra evaded a series of pointed questions on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as members of a House panel searched for answers into why the company waited around ten years before taking drastic action to fix a defective ignition switch now linked to 13 deaths.

Many lawmakers implied that General Motors must have known that the company knew it had a serious problem, pointing out over 130 related consumer complaints from June 2003 to June 2012, litigation in which confidential settlements were reached, and a move in 2006 made by a GM engineer that slightly improved the switch without also changing the identification number. “Do you think it was a cover up or it was sloppy work?” charged Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.)

But Barra repeatedly dodged that line of questioning, telling lawmakers GM would be able to explain more about the delays after it completed its internal investigation opened a few weeks ago by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas. Barra told the committee she found out about the defective ignition switch on Jan. 31 this year, after an executive committee made the recall decision. The slow response, she said, was “unacceptable.”

***

Fueling the outrage over the malfunction, DeGette said lawmakers obtained documents showing how GM had actually looked at possible fixes for the defect in 2005, but determined it would be too expensive to address.

The “unacceptable cost increase,” she said, turned out to be 57 cents apiece.

The congresswoman held up an ignition switch for one of the cars and said a small spring inside of it failed to provide enough force, causing the car engines to turn off when they went over a bump. DeGette showed how easy it was for a light set of keys to move the ignition out of the “run” position. That can cause the engine to stall, and the driver loses power steering and power brakes.

Asked later in the hearing about the apparent decision not to address the problem, Barra said she found it “very disturbing.”

***

General Motors announced on Monday that it’s recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering. GM’s new recall comes after 2.6 million vehicles were recalled earlier this year for ignition-switch problems linked to 13 deaths.

GM models involved in the new recall include Chevy Malibus, HHRs and Cobalts, Saturn Auras and IONs, as well as Pontiac G6s from model years 2004 to 2010. GM says it will replace the vehicles’ power-steering motors, steering columns, power-steering motor-control units or a combination of those free of charge, depending on the vehicle.

The 2004–07 Saturn ION, 2009–10 Chevrolet HHR and the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt were also included in the earlier ignition-switch recall.

***

I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested and made to pay for their pre-meditated decision to take human lives for a lousy ten bucks. The executives at GM knew for 13 years that their cars had a defective ignition switch that would, well, kill people. But they did a “cost-benefit analysis” and concluded that paying off the deceased’s relatives was going to be cheaper than having to install a $10 part per car. They then covered up their findings and continued to let millions drive around with the defective part in their cars. There would be no recalls. There would only be parents and the decapitated body parts of their dead children. See the USA in your Chevrolet. In 2007 a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official recommended a formal investigation but was overruled by others in Bush’s “business-friendly” Transportation Department…

The Washington Post, in an otherwise good article (posted here), blames the whole sad affair on the “corporate culture” at GM. What a user-friendly term! To even have to read the words “culture” and “General Motors” in the same sentence is enough to make anyone gag. No, the cause of this tragedy is an economic system that places profit above everything else, including — and especially — human life. GM has a legal and fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders to make the biggest profits that it can. And if their top people crunch the numbers and can show that they will save more money by NOT fixing or replacing the part, then that is what they are going to goddam well do. F*** you, f*** me, and f*** everybody they sent to their deaths. That pretty much sums up their “culture”. They knew they wouldn’t get caught, and if they did, no one would ever serve any time.

***

CBS Connecticut: “Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is among those calling for GM to make a stronger statement and tell owners to stop driving their cars immediately. Blumenthal believes GM made a decision to hide the defect of ignition switches.”…

The problem is that we’ve been told for five years that General Motors was a national institution that had to be saved at all costs, including billions of taxpayer dollars. Now Democratic lawmakers are really, really eager to drop the hammer on GM for hiding the danger these cars presented to the public. That may be (and increasingly appears to be) completely justified, except the same crowd told us five years ago that all of us had to chip in to save this company, so they could keep making these cars that Blumenthal wants everyone to stop driving.

***

President Obama, speaking at a GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, September 15, 2009: “That program was good for automakers, consumers, and our environment,” Obama said of the Cash for Clunkers programs, “and the Chevy Cobalt that you build here was one of GM’s most sought-after cars under that program. Dealers across the country started running out of it and needed you to build more.”

***

But the federal government is complicit is more ways than one.

GM, you’ll recall, had to be rescued by the taxpayers in 2009, and the federal stake was so large that the company was dubbed Government Motors when it went through bankruptcy. But bankruptcy rules require a disclosure of all liabilities as well as assets. By hiding the defect in its cars, GM may have committed bankruptcy fraud.

Beyond that, the utter failure of the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency to crack down on the defective ignition switch is an embarrassing failure. But regulatory agencies are a journalistic backwater, drawing a fraction of the coverage lavished on the White House, Congress and politics.

Even so, with GM’s CEO and the acting NHTSA chief scheduled to be hauled before a Hill committee today, you’d think there would be a drumbeat on the air. Yet if there have been many great cable segments on the subject, I’ve missed them.

***

[GM executives] ought to be accompanied by former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, as well as “car czars” Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, together with White House and Treasury officials who oversaw the government’s huge bailout of General Motors. Many–though not all–of the safety problems happened on their watch. In addition, LaHood and other Obama administration officials led a witch-hunt against Toyota during the same period.

It was LaHood who led the hysterical propaganda campaign against Toyota, telling the public that Toyotas were unsafe to drive because of sudden-acceleration problems. Democrats and the mainstream media piled on. Toyota did recall vehicles for a problem involving its floor mats, but the problems with Toyota’s electrical systems that were supposed to be causing its vehicles to accelerate out of control failed to materialize.

LaHood and the Obama administration attacked Toyota during a period when GM, now being run with direct input from the White House, had lost its #1 ranking in global auto sales. That was considered an urgent priority. So while the government was ignoring real and deadly safety problems at GM, it was trying to scare consumers about nonexistent problems at Toyota. The White House owes victims’ families, and the public, an explanation.

***

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***

The birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the teen whose 2005 death was the first linked to an ignition switch problem that’s triggered a massive recall of General Motors vehicles, says that through a Facebook group for families of victims, she’s identified at least 29 fatalities due to the defect. GM only acknowledges 13 deaths.

“I found 29 so far myself,” . She said she’s determined the additional fatalities using crash data, police reports or eyewitnesses [who reported] the airbags did not deploy.”


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Queen – We Will Rock You

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Love that tune…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

My favorite Queen song ever:

“Dragon Attack” 1980
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zhCxFUf6kM

Freddie was awesome. Greatest rock showman EVER…

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 PM

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Thank you, OC!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I’m building an Ark.
I’ll post the evac coordinates in Morse code when it’s time. ;)

MichaelGabriel on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Quick must go out and get a book about Morse code.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

So has anyone blamed Bush yet ?

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 PM

In 2007 a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration official recommended a formal investigation but was overruled by others in Bush’s “business-friendly” Transportation Department…

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

For what…earthquakes or Obamacare?

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Today , Bush is responsible for GM running those killer cars !

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Today , Bush is responsible for GM running those killer cars !

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Oh, of course. The marxists had nothing to do with it.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 PM

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 PM

He was very entertaining…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Something foreign to Democrats and Obama:

Donna Summer “She Works Hard for the Money”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX7MbG6MiQs
RIP Donna…

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Good evening.

As a longtime car guy, this type of trouble that GM is going
Thru is just more of the same….it did not start with the
Bailout. Bad decisions by all the American car companies
have been the norm for most of my Life….

However, there are two things from the Bailout
that really shook my faith in American car
Philosophy. The first was the closing down of
Longtime dealerships, who just so happened to
Be Republican owned. This is one of the most
disgusting acts I’ve ever witnessed by our
Government. The other was the elimination
Of the Pontiac Division of GM. I owned two
Pontiac cars from the Muscle Era, and the
fact the Government can Force the closure
of a car brand (yes, that IS what happened)
Frosts me to no end. I hope everyone involved
In this cowardly behavior has one miserable
day after another for the rest of their miserable
existence. These people have one goal in Life,
to spit on everything America AND Americans
have taken pride in for generations……

……I truly despise these people…..

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:09 PM

The late, GREAT Donna Summer’s last #1 hit, from 1989:

“This Time I Know It’s for Real”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTisij5GSbU

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Oh, of course. The marxists had nothing to do with it.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I wonder if Biden is still proud of GM being alive ?

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Quick must go out and get a book about Morse code.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

It’s racist to ask people to know the Morse code. They relaxed the standards for that too. You can just speak English Spanish or Zimbabwean.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Welcome to the US of Zimbabwe.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I’m scared! I saw frank!

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 11:12 PM

These people have one goal in Life,
to spit on everything America AND Americans
have taken pride in for generations……

……I truly despise these people…..

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I concur, Pontiac was the only GM worth buying. They just seemed to care more about the cars they built.

Who is John Galt on April 1, 2014 at 11:12 PM

It’s racist to ask people to know the Morse code. They relaxed the standards for that too. You can just speak English Spanish or Zimbabwean.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:11 PM

I think you still have to know morse code to be a ham operator.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Jimmy Buffet: Volcano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjGHwGkFIFw&feature=kp

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Another legend’s last song: 1989 Roy Orbison “You Got it”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6a9jC-K8I

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Hey, Elizabeth Warren is still arguing on that Childless tax post.

Cheese Wheel on April 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM

…just checked…OMG!…are we going to have another Lourdes?

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

So…seven years and a GM buy-out later, Congress calls GM in front of Congress?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Another legend’s last song: 1989 Roy Orbison “You Got it”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6a9jC-K8I

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:14 PM

He really had a style all his own. I like his music.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Madonna’s first hit: “Holiday” 1983
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7RyGBq2E8

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Watch the crowd in this one, amazing.

Queen live at Wembley stadium – Radio Gaga

MichaelGabriel on April 1, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Lanceman on April 1, 2014 at 11:12 PM

You know what you can tell Frank

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Quick must go out and get a book about Morse code. crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:06 PM

You see this, panic..

— …. ..-. …- -.-. -.-

wolly4321 on April 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I was dating a girl that looked like her twin back then…
Debbie Gibson “Only in My Dreams” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IivGqwQvdCI
1987

Note that Debbie WROTE HER OWN SONGS… Unheard of now for a pop princess…

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Hey, Elizabeth Warren is still arguing on that Childless tax post.

Cheese Wheel on April 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM

…just checked…OMG!…are we going to have another Lourdes?

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I don’t give a crap what you do with the ‘stuff’ you cling to. Keep clinging. Keep it all.

Perhaps you can humor us by explaining how you’re an island unto yourself. Do you live in a city you built? Drive on roads you built on your own? Run you electricity from a windmill you built yourself from natural materials? Grow all your own food and harvest it? Treat your own medical issues with medical knowledge you obtained without relying upon anyone else or their books and learning?

Your attitude is a lie and a fantasy. No one is an island. You live on, as I do, on the shoulders of those before us who built this society, and on the efforts of those today who keep it going.

xNavigator on April 1, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I can smell the teepee from my house.

Cheese Wheel on April 1, 2014 at 11:19 PM

24 years ago
Grateful Dead 4-1-90 Omni, Atlanta Ga

Set 1
1. Touch of Grey
2. Walkin Blues
3. Just a Little Light
4. Candyman
5. Me & My Uncle
6. Big River
7. Althea
8. Victim
9. To Lay Me Down
10. The Music Never Stopped

Set 2
1. China Cat
2. I Know You Rider
3. Ship of Fools
4. Woman Are Smarter
5. Drums
6. Space
7. Dear Mr. Fantasy
8. Hey Jude
9. Truckin’
10. Stella Blue
11. Sugar Magnolia

Encore
12. Baby Blue

Murphy9 on April 1, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I think you still have to know morse code to be a ham operator.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Ham operation is islamophobic
:O

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

How about a 17 year old jailbait Kylie Minogue?

“Lucky” 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCXx5k01Tg
her minor chart follow up to “Locomotion”

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:21 PM

The Beau Brummels – Laugh, Laugh

RickB on April 1, 2014 at 11:22 PM

My apologies for using my IPhone

To John Galt

Pontiac had the best styling for years of all the GM
Lines…..when John DeLorean took over in 65 he
collaborated with Pete Estes, among others to
create a line of cars that was top notch. I owned a
69 LeMans followed by a 69 Firebird.

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:22 PM

wolly4321 on April 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

\
That would be the PC thing to do, yes… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Ham operation is islamophobic
:O

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Oh then I guess we should call it amateur radio which is the proper name.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:24 PM

An older Kylie Minogue performing “Lucky”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxf66UtSZ_E

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:24 PM

International Morse Code

BTW, we tried that Mocking Jay trick from the Hunger Games.

It works.

During the Zombie apocalypse, if you’re in the forest and there are Mocking Jays, you can communicate with your friends via Morse Code.

MichaelGabriel on April 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM

How about Keep me Hangin on- by Kim Wilde.

bazil9 on April 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM

My apologies for using my IPhone

To John Galt

Pontiac had the best styling for years of all the GM
Lines…..when John DeLorean took over in 65 he
collaborated with Pete Estes, among others to
create a line of cars that was top notch. I owned a
69 LeMans followed by a 69 Firebird.

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:22 PM

You know who else uses an Iphone to post here.

RickB on April 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I think you still have to know morse code to be a ham operator.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

No more, not after February 23, 2007

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

B52′s “Rock Lobster” 1979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDZy6-fMCw4

One of the greatest FUN songs of all time!

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Oh then I guess we should call it amateur radio which is the proper name.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:24 PM

The word ” amateur” insults this White House,
so ….
:P

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

’69 Camaro.

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Doesn’t matter how long it took, they still have to blame Bush.

Will it ever end?

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

The word ” amateur” insults this White House,
so ….
:P

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Good.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

69 Camaro.

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Firebird was better…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

If Obama had taken a different path and instead of becoming President of the U.S.A., he had become President of an auto company, it would have been General Motors. Unless it was Yugo.

VorDaj on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

As long as there are Democrats, Republicans will be blamed for Democrat mistakes.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:31 PM

’69 Camaro.

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

My 68 Camaro had an electrical fire twice and a tire came pretty much clean apart at about 70mph.

VorDaj on April 1, 2014 at 11:31 PM

As long as there are Democrats, Republicans will be blamed for Democrat mistakes.

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Some of them are complicit.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

69 Camaro.

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Firebird was better…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

For the most part, other than styling differences, they are the same car.

Just say’n…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Billy Joel’s GM song “Keeping the Faith”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7oZnBH05s

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

…Bishop said ‘goodbye’…

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Oh, bummer!

I missed that … anybody have a link to his final comment?

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Have I ever told you how much I like your attitude, COL? :-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

You God people should feel humbled. We have a brain-doc here now named jaxisajackass.

Gonna set you all straight. Knows physics and stuff, too.

She’s a nuerophyschoanyliticalmetapysical microsurgeon.

Pretty smart,, I guess.

wolly4321 on April 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Tribute to dead GM:

Jan and Dean “GTO” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGpZ_4G9Wsk

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Speaking of DEAD GM:

Ike Turner “Rocket 88″ the first EVER rock song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Yes, I’ve noticed that–how the socialist Republicans (aka the Republican Elite/Olde Guarde) tend to back up/cave in to the socialist Democrats…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Have I ever told you how much I like your attitude, COL? :-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Thank you. I’m glad I have one. But you can get away with a lot more when you get old and don’t answer to anybody.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Johnny Cash
“One Piece at a Time”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:36 PM

…Bishop said ‘goodbye’…

KOOLAID2 on April 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Huh?

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2014 at 11:36 PM

crankyoldlady, pls. Roger that you saw the “No more Morse code” message. You don’t need it any more, after 2007. I linked, above.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Thank you. I’m glad I have one. But you can get away with a lot more when you get old and don’t answer to anybody.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Ain’t it the truth!

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Posted at 10:49

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/12/quotes-of-the-day-1670/comment-page-1/

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Huh?

katy the mean old lady on April 1, 2014 at 11:36 PM

He quit HA, three four weeks ago. Didn’t like the free for all on the QOTD among other things…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Yes, there are perks being a Baby Boomer, aren’t there (from one Boomer to another) ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

LaHood and the Obama administration attacked Toyota during a period when GM, now being run with direct input from the White House, had lost its #1 ranking in global auto sales. That was considered an urgent priority. So while the government was ignoring real and deadly safety problems at GM, it was trying to scare consumers about nonexistent problems at Toyota. The White House owes victims’ families, and the public, an explanation.

Maybe this explanation will do :
Toyota pulled out of it’s partnership with GM at the NUMMI plant in CA, leaving the GM unable to carry on on it’s own and eventually closing down leaving a bunch of union thugs without a job .

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

In ’76 my wife was a senior in HS and bought her first and only car. A ’69 Camaro 327.
It’s still in our garage…

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

To Galtian and OC

69 Camaro and 69 Firebird…two of the best body styles
ever created (one year only)…I favored them both equally.

ToddPA on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

have I ever told you how much I like your attitude, COL? :-) Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 Pm

No. Neither have I.

But I guess we just did.
I should have done it in morse.

wolly4321 on April 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Pointer Sisters “Automatic” 1984
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNi8aW8Nf6s

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Still, Schade, not a bad thing to know…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Ham operation is islamophobic
:O

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

-. — .. – … -. — -

CW means Morse code

CW20 on April 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Ike Turner “Rocket 88″ the first EVER rock song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Do you know what year that was?

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:42 PM

All the dashes melded

CW20 on April 1, 2014 at 11:43 PM

My cars:
1987 Dodge Charger (POS)
1993 Ford Escort (lasted 10 years and 300K miles)
1996 Chevy Cavalier (lasted 3 years and died in a wreck)
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 (LOVED this car, drove it 100K miles, transmission died in 2010)
2011 Ford Focus (already has 110K miles on it, reliable as hell, 140HP, 34 MPG).

Ford for ME forever…

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Thanks much, Barred!

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Still, Schade, not a bad thing to know…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Of course; different item :)

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

69 Camaro.

Galtian on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

My favorite car wash video :

69 Camaro SS Convertible

Warning : Cleavage alert

MichaelGabriel on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

o you know what year that was?

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:42 PM

1951

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Your welcome. I hate it , he was one of my favorite reads.

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Oh, bummer!

I missed that … anybody have a link to his final comment?

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Just follow Frank Lib, or similar…guy who types as a liberal, but perfectly.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Eurhythmics – Would I Lie to You?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

My favorite Annie Lennox: “Put a Little Love in your Heart” 1988

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3J_3mcOwdQ Love this song.

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:47 PM

I’m a bad person. I had Chevys. My first car was a Chevy II. I got rid of it too soon. I can’t remember what year it was but I got a Chevy Nova. It was supposed to be an updated version of the Chevy II. It was a lemon. Then I came into a little money and bought an International Scout. They rusted almost immediately and cost a fortune to fix. Then I had Ford Festiva. Not bad. I think I had that 10 years until I got this Ford Ranger. It’s way past its sell by date but it ony has 110 thousand on it.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Do you really think that is him? I know he is always fishing…

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Do you really think that is him? I know he is always fishing…

Barred on April 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Do we know where Malaysian flight 370 is? But, do we know there was one?

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:49 PM

First car my parents had (and I remembered it)
A 1973 AMC Gremlin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRfLk94JX8

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:50 PM

People keep saying Barra only found out after becoming CEO, but whose word do we have for this?

But this is chump change in the bigger scheme of things. Allowing the defect to go on unrecalled means GM is liable now, but the Obama takeover wiped out millions in court-ordered judgments and settlements for wrongful deaths and injuries. A normal bankruptcy court would have likely not done so, because the injured parties would be disproportionately harmed.

It was more important for Obama to protect his union thug buddies, though.

Adjoran on April 1, 2014 at 11:51 PM

First car my parents had (and I remembered it)
A 1973 AMC Gremlin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRfLk94JX8

ConstantineXI on April 1, 2014 at 11:50 PM

My sister-in-law had one. She drove it to death. I know people laughed at that car but they were very long-lived and reliable.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Oh, bummer!

I missed that … anybody have a link to his final comment?

ShainS on April 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Just follow Frank Lib, or similar…guy who types as a liberal, but perfectly.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 11:47 PM

That was him on the Ebony thread???

Cheese Wheel on April 1, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on April 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Evening, Dire. I’m going to have to leave. Georgie is staring at me. Cats are such creatures of habit.

crankyoldlady on April 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

My sister had a 71 Gremlin. The tranny went out in the first 5 months when we were on the road to Pioneer Village…

OmahaConservative on April 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

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