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Government Motors Forces Ford Recall

This should make Toyota feel better…..

Ford Recalls 2010 Mustang For Being Too Cool

DETROIT—-Ford officials issued a massive recall of the entire 2010 Mustang line Tuesday, apologizing for a quality-control oversight that led to the company manufacturing a badass muscle car that was way too awesome for the American public. “We deeply regret this lapse in judgment and accept full responsibility for the mistake,” Ford CEO Alan R. Mulally said standing beside a gorgeous, cherry-red vehicle recalled for being “way too smoking.” “After numerous road tests, we’ve found the car to be a mean, mean ride that Americans are simply not cool enough to handle, and it would be irresponsible of us to allow anyone to get behind the wheel of this killer car. It’s truly frightening how sweet the Mustang is.” According to Mulally, Ford has canceled production on the 2011 Mustang, and will instead release a line of fuel-efficient vehicles in an effort to appeal to boring old Americans.

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How’s That Government Bailout Treatin’ Ya??

FINALLY!!!! For the first time in 4 years, Ford Motor Company has post a quarterly profit shortly after receiving………. taxpayer…………………………money……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….bail.

Oh wait.

Ford Motor Company DIDN’T take a bailout from the government.


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You Want Government Run Health Care Why???

The so-called success of Cash for Crap has turned out to be….. Well…… CRAP!!!!!!


NEW YORK (AP) – Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which represents dealerships in the New York metro area, said about half its 425 members have left the program because they cannot afford to offer more rebates. They’re also worried about getting repaid.

“(The government) needs to move the system forward and they need to start paying these dealers,” said Mark Schienberg, the group’s president. “This is a cash-dependent business.”

The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims.

Schienberg said the group’s dealers have been repaid for only about 2 percent of the clunkers deals they’ve made so far.

Many dealers have said they are worried they won’t get repaid at all, while others have waited so long to get reimbursed they don’t have the cash to fund any more rebates, Schienberg said.

“The program is a great program in the sense that it’s creating a lot of floor traffic that a lot of dealers haven’t seen in a long time,” he said.

“But it’s in the hands of this enormous bureaucracy and regulatory agency,” he added. “If they don’t get out of their own way, this program is going to be a huge failure.”

Seriously….. This plan is literally months old and can’t be run efficiently. It’s time the Dems in congress pull their collective heads out of their heinies and start thinking about what’s right, not their flawed agenda

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The Car Czar Awards

Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Car Czar Awards…..

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Congratulations to The Big Dumb Purple Dinosaur!!!!

Swiped from  Ol’ Broad

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ObaMotors: Coming In 2012!!!!!!!

The Pelosi GTxi SS/RT

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H/T: Wiggy

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ObaMotors: First Model Of 2010

With styling rivaled only by the post WWII BMW Isetta, this dream of a car comes standard with a 4 gerbil powered engine (genetically altered for low methane emissions).  Plenety of room to get you, a passenger, and a couple of bag lunches to the train station (within 3 miles). Available ONLY in light colors to reflect sunlight (Model shown is Chu Blu).

The vehicle received and overall good rating in crash tests below 5mph with a Vespa LX50. The chassis is specially designed to collapse and become an instant coffin when when struck by or striking any SUV larger than a Ford Escape Hybrid. This brilliant feat of engineering allows the surviving family members to have a cheap alternative to costly funeral home caskets.

This delux model comes with specialty teleprompter mirrors autographed by our CEO, President Obama.

All this can be yours for only $106,324. Financing not available.

Be the first one on your block to own………….



H/T: Uncle Bill

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President Borg says that the government isn’t interested in running an auto manufacturing business. Ironically the French government said the same thing before invading Renault. Imagine the U.S. with a brand new fleet of  THESE….


Awwwww…. Those kids look so happy in their death machine clown car…….

GM will be directed to build this kind of crap under the direction of it’s new CEO, President Obama.

Cross posted at No Runny Eggs

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It’s Official!!!!

When I am able to buy a new car it will NOT be a GM…….



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GM Bondholders Accept New Offer

Fox Business:

General Motors Corp. shares gained 14% to $1.31 early Thursday after the automaker said it reached a new agreement with a group of bondholders to help relieve the company of its $27 billion in debt. “Implementation of this proposal would result in a New GM with a healthy balance sheet, putting the new company on a clear path toward long-term viability and success,” GM said in a statement. Bondholders had previously rejected an exchange offer.

I’m sure the Obama Administration wasn’t holding a gun to their heads….. Ohhhh noooooo not the Obama Administration.

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Gas Mileage/Death or Safety???? You Decide.

A little video from Fox News.

These are the little POS’s that President Borg wants us to drive.

These test were done using the death mobiles vs. mid size cars. What would happen when they hit a Ford F250????

I’ll say it again… You first President Borg. I want to see all you lefty politicians and envirowackos driving these little death traps.

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President Borg: Union Thug

Check out this audio of attorney Tom Lauria and talk show host Frank Beckmann. Lauria talks of the intimidation by the Obama Administration to force the non TARP Chrysler creditors to accept the White House’s bankruptcy plan for Chrysler….

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Constitution????? Wh… What????

The White House issues threats on the unions behalf……

Change you can believe in…..

H/T: Malkin

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Gubmint Auto Repair

Swiped from Todd via Fred

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Question of the Day

You’ve decided to buy a new car…….

Whatcha gonna buy?


Swiped from Fred

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If It Looks Like Socialism and Quacks Like Socialism…..

It’s SOCIALISM!!!!!!

WSJ Online:

The Obama administration used the threat of withholding more bailout money to force out General Motors Corp. Chief Executive Rick Wagoner and administer harsh medicine to Chrysler LLC, marking one of the most dramatic government interventions in private industry since the economic crisis began last year.

Ahhhh but they said the government didn’t want to be in the automobile industry……


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For Your Viewing Pleasure

Do you want to stickerfy the rear of your car?

Here are some suggestions……


H/T: Uncle Bill

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GM Starts Begging In Europe

Screaming poverty, General Motors is now claiming it will run out of cash within a month in it’s European divisions. Boo hoo… Let em crash. GM is an American company. Why are they even allowed to support the European divisions with bailout cash?

Close the plants down and worry about what’s happening at home before taking on the Europeans problems…

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Stimulating Brazil

So much for saving jobs or creating jobs here….

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations — Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

SAO PAULO — General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government and will be used to “complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012.”

“It wouldn’t be logical to withdraw the investment from where we’re growing, and our goal is to protect investments in emerging markets,” he said in a statement published by the business daily Gazeta Mercantil.

Meanwhile, he cut the company’s revenue forecast for this year by 14% to $9.5 billion from $11 billion, as the economic crisis began to cause rapid slowdowns in sales.

GM already announced three programs of paid leave, and Ardila added that GM Brazil “is going to wait and see how the market behaves in order to know what decision to take” with regard to possible layoffs.

Think about this.. The duncebuckets over at GM close plants here in the US, including the Janesville plant. They go running to Washington screaming poverty begging for money all while there have been NO cuts in jobs in Brazil.

Why did we give these guys money?

Could it be the reason for not closing the Brazil plants is because they don’t have the huge union contracts which would make building cars more profitable easier? No, it couldn’t be that now could it?

Make GM pay it pay immediately…..

H/T: Ol’ Broad

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Gee…. Didn’t See That Coming..

Just as predicted, GM is crying about almost being out of cash… AGAIN.

They’re paying the bills but haven’t got around to negotiating with the UAW yet. Big shock.

My Way News

The target date for General Motors Corp. (GM) (GM) to get its second installment of government loans passed last week, but a top company executive says he expects the money to arrive in the next several days.

Fritz Henderson, GM’s president and chief operating officer, said without the second installment of $5.4 billion, the company would run out of cash long before March 31.

In December, the Treasury Department authorized $13.4 billion in loans for GM and another $4 billion for Chrysler LLC to keep both automakers out of bankruptcy.

GM received $4 billion late last year and was to get $5.4 billion Jan. 16 and another $4 billion on Feb. 17, the day it is to submit its plan to show the government how it will become viable.

Henderson told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that the money is critically needed to pay its bills. He attributed the delay in receiving the second installment to the Treasury Department’s workload and the change in administrations.

“If we don’t get our second installment of the funding we’ll run out of cash, it’s that’s simple,” he said. “We’ve been finalizing what we need to do. We anticipate receiving it. But it’s critical that we receive it.”

Henderson also disagreed with United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger who said on Monday that that a mid-February deadline for General Motors and Chrysler to complete their restructuring plans may be “almost unattainable” and that the automakers may have been set up to fail.

UAW President, Ron GettelF**ker still has his hands over his ears… LA LA LA LA LA LA LA…. I can’t hear you!!!

Let em crash… Chapter 11 doesn’t mean out of business. It means RESTRUCTURING. There is no amount of taxpayer cash that you can pump into GM that will save them.

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Bailing Out The UAW

President Bush decided it was somehow best to give the UAW a 17 billion dollar bailout on Friday. Interesting that he waited until late Friday to announce it. Hmmmm Do you think he wanted it buried?

Now there’s this report from CNSNews telling us of the UAW’s 1.2 billion dollar net worth and 27 million dollar lavish golf course in Michigan……


The United Autoworkers Union, which had a total net worth of $1.2 billion in 2007, owns a $27 million resort and conference center that features a $6 million upscale golf course, according to financial statements on file with the U.S. Department of Labor.

The retreat, called the Walter and May Reuther Family Education Center, is located on Black Lake in Onaway, Mich. The union-owned retreat includes the Black Lake Golf Club, valued at $6 million according to the financial statement.

The resort features conference centers, classrooms, resort amenities and the golf club, which is open to union members, retirees and their guests, as well as the public, on a space-available basis.

Accommodations at the resort cost $92 a night for a single room and $106 a night for a double. Full-service condos are available costing $180 for a two-bedroom and $275 for a three-bedroom unit.

UAW members receive a slight discount on accommodations, paying $74 a night for a single, $87 a night for a double. Members can rent a two-bedroom condo for $150/night and a three-bedroom condo for $225/night.

The Education Center includes lakeside rooms, hotel-style rooms, as well as a fully-equipped campground, boat ramp and dock. It also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, two full-length basketball courts, and a sauna.

The 1,000 acre golf club is a first-class, 1,000 acre, environmentally conscious course designed by Rees Jones, son of famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, the same designer behind PGA-level courses Pinehurst, Torrey Pines, and LPGA International.

“There is nothing artificial or contrived at Black Lake,” Jones is quoted as saying on the club’s Web site.

The union-owned golf resort was voted the Number 2 Best New Upscale Course by Golf Digest when it opened in 2000 and is currently ranked 35th on the list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

Lifetime and annual memberships are available only for union members or retirees, while limited memberships are available to the public starting at $1,200 per year.

President Bush announced an emergency plan to bail out struggling U.S. automakers Friday, including in the package a provision that mandates that union wages be brought in line with wages paid by non-union automakers.

UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said that the wage restrictions included in the $17.4 billion auto bailout were unfair and singled out workers, pledging to lobby the Obama administration to have them removed.

The bailout was negotiated between the White House, Treasury, UAW and the automakers.

“While we appreciate that President Bush has taken the emergency action needed to help America’s auto companies weather the current financial crisis, we are disappointed that he has added unfair conditions singling out workers,” Gettelfinger said in a statement.

“We will work with the Obama administration and the new Congress to ensure that these unfair conditions are removed.”

I can’t be the only person on the planet that wants to give UAW president, Ron Givethefinger, a good slap up side the head, can I?

I love the whine…. I’m gonna run to the messiah and have him remove these UNFAIR conditions remove.

I’m ending this post before the dirty words start to fly…….

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UAW Shots Bailout Down In Flames

That’s how the headlines should read but instead, it’s all the evil republicans fault. Senate republicans added a clause in the deal that directed the UAW to cut wages and benefits to equal those of the foreign car makers who don’t seem to be having problems. Sounds like a good idea and a smart business move to me. The UAW said NO WAY. We have the Senate democrats looking out for the unions and trying to mandate the production of cars that nobody wants and the Senate republicans looking out for the taxpayers.

Now President Bush is suggesting wasting TARP funds to bailout the Big 3. Bad move George. Let em crash!!!! Remove the executives and bust the unions. It’s the only way to make these businesses viable.

We’ll see what the next couple of days will bring….

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