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by DCS48  Jul 04, 2014

Happy 4th Marine! s/f

by ItisAJeepThing  May 27, 2014

Congratulations on having the tenacity to post for 600 consecutive days! Warren

by SHEP20715  May 27, 2014

Congratulations on posting for 600 consecutive days. That is real dedication. . Wishing you success in all that you do. Hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend .YB.Shep

by bell05  May 27, 2014

Hey gas buddy, let me give you A BIG CONGRATS on your 600 Cons. Days!! Keep up the good work. David...........QQ

by Mudsprings  May 10, 2014

My avatar is of Derek Carr who was drafted by Oakland yesterday. I recently heard him give his testimony at a Big Man's Breakfast in Tulare.

by detfan  Apr 22, 2014

d, But they hurt GM more than Obama. Hopefully the Obamacare issue will get us the Seante this fall. By the way, my wife's side of the family are Dale Earnhardt fans.

by detfan  Apr 22, 2014

I agree with you on Ted Cruz, I am a very conservative person, supporting a limited federal government, and states rights. On the auto stuff, m y beef isn't with Toyota. They are just playing by the rules given them. My beef is with japan, because they do not have an open trade agreement to allow U.S automakers to do the same in their country. That is why I am not as upset if someone buys, say a VW, because there is fair trade in Germany with GM and Ford plants and dealerships competing in Germany. Still, on a purely economic basis for our country, consumers get the most bang from their buck buying a vehicle form a Detroit based company, manufactured in the U.S., like my 2008 Chevy Malibu, built in Kansas City. The whole GM issue, I try to educate, because most people have a lingering negative opinion of the company, even though they are still selling well, product wise. It was our own conservative press, that was putting GM in a negative light, just to try to make Obama look ba

by detfan  Apr 20, 2014

Ford went deeply into debt prior to the financial collapse. The even hocked their logo, the Blue Oval!! Thus, they had enough liquidity to ride it out. GM had enough liquidity without the financial collapse, also, but not enough to weather the financial collapse. That is why Ford did not need the help. You may remember that GM, back in April 2009, actually refused a scheduled $1.5B from the feds, because they had enough liquidity to run at that time. Shortly after Obama forced his politically charged bankruptcy on GM, and rewarded the unions and screwed the bondholders, and fired the CEO of GM--Unbelievable!. Then he prematurely sells all of the stock he gained by his power play, and sold it prematurely, costing us $10 billion. That is why I find GM not guilty, and Obama as the culprit, and why, by his actions GM will have a negative connotation attached to it for years to come.

by detfan  Apr 20, 2014

First, we have free trade with Canada. Japan does not allow free trade. That is my major beef. GM and Ford have ZERO assembly plants in Japann. GM and Ford have ZERO auto dealers in Japan. Do you even get how onerous that is? No because you have bought the Japanese kool aid. Regarding GM bad decisions. What were they exactly? GM was just caught with not enough liquidity to get past the economy created by the 2008 financial collapse. If that didn't happen, the government help would not have been needed. Remember, at that time there was NO private credit available worldwide. So Obama then put GM into his very special Bankruptcy and takes a stock equity share,and then promptly shows us how bad of a fiduciary he is by prematurely selling the equity for a $10B loss. So yes, I am completely supportive of the largest automotive economic engine in the United States. I have no problem with Toyota, except that they get to benefit from our nation and we do not in Japan. Screw Japan!!

by detfan  Apr 19, 2014

You have a strange sense of what is small. That is $320,000,000 per one hundred thousand transplant imports sold. Money that would still employee autoworkers AND stay in the U.S, if people would just stop buying Japanese cars. By the way find a GM or Ford assembly plant in Japan. Find a Chevy or Ford dealership in Japan. Never mind! There aren't any!! Screw Japan and their complete lack of fair trade with the United States.

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