Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:21 pm
Well, you see, it's like this : McCain and Graham lead the Gang of angry Old White Men. Rice is YOUNGER, a BLACK, and a FEMALE....for crying-out-loud. Any one of her 'conditions' disqualifies her from holding any 'responsible' office, according to AOWM. The very thought sends them into hissyfits. First there was Bill . Then, there was Barack. Then, there was Hillary. NOW, there is Rice. Enought to cause AOWM to have strokes.
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:35 am
"At a Colorado pep rally, President Obama praised his GM bailout as an example for American industry to follow.
“The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. And that means supporting investment here. Governor Romney … invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.” Applause!
According to Obama, GM does everything right. It offers high-paying jobs to American workers. It invests at home. GM put American manufacturing back in the high-tech race on American soil. The new GM is good for America, and America is good for GM, as a former GM chairman declared in 1953. GM is back where it should be.
We need to look no further than General Motors’ own figures to learn that GM outsources almost two thirds of its jobs overseas. Less than one in five GM vehicles are manufactured in the United States.
To be exact: GM’s December 31, 2011 annual report shows General Motors of North America accounting for 98,000 of the 207,000 GM jobs worldwide. But 12,000 of these jobs are in Canada and 11,500 are in Mexico. Accordingly, GM has 74,500 jobs in the United States and 122,500 abroad, even after Obama’s touted surge in Detroit jobs. Almost two thirds of GM’s jobs are in other countries.
GM’s outsourcing is not a slip. GM clearly states that foreign investment and outsourcing of jobs are an integral parts of its growth strategy.
Grace D. Lieblein, President and CEO of GM Mexico, for example, proudly announced in a GM Mexico press release:
“75 years ago, General Motors came to our country with a dream to fulfill: turning Mexico into a prosperous nation for the benefit of millions of families. Today, after 75 years into the adventure, we have achieved goals that seemed unattainable, thanks to the efforts and dedication of Mexican talent. During the 75 years GM Mexico has been in operation, the subsidiary has produced 7 million vehicles, 20 million engines, and 4 million transmissions. GM Mexico employs 11,500 direct and about 90,000 indirect employees.”
So it now appears that GM’s goal is to make Mexico prosperous, not the good old US of A! In the same press release, GM heralds its upcoming billion dollar investments in its Mexican plants (versus a $100 million investment in Rochester, New York). It should have saved the Rochester announcement for another day.
GM is no less ambitious with respect to manufacturing in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Again from GM’s annual report:
“We will continue to grow our business under the Baojin, Jiefang, and Wuling brands. We operate in Chinese markets through a number of joint ventures and maintaining good relations with our joint venture partners, which are affiliated with the Chinese government, is an important part of our Chinese growth strategy.”
Seems like a good match: U.S. Government Motors with China’s “national champions.” Well, Obama likes government-private partnerships. Our GM is now in cahoots with the titans of the Chinese Communist Party."
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:56 am
McCain is absolutely losing his marbles. He's been losing them for the past 4 years and more. His dementia was apparent when he was running for Prez and becomes more obvious with the hate he spews every time he opens his mouth. Susan Rice is an intelligent woman and that scares him and his ilk. Yes, Kit, I agree, Lindsey Graham better not follow McCain too closely. lol.
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:51 am
I very much dislike this picture. It's a reminder of the torture McCain and others endured as prisoners of war of the North Vietnamese. The man has changed but I think we all would be different havinbg endured that resume!
Check your own retirement or mutual funds and you'll be amazed at what crap you are investing in. That includes the so called "green" funds.
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:14 am
John, I had the same feeling you described. John McCain was tortured fighting for his country. Too bad this picture was chosen by Carrie. I would not have posted it. And, you are correct, that many of our portfolios have foreign investments necessary in order to balance the funds. People abroad are also using American household products today so those stocks are important to watch as well as those paying dividends. This is the field I work in and with the economy and congress's drama, and Obama's higher taxes with no spending cuts we need a very creative investment portfolio to protect us from the ups and downs. And, yes, that takes us into the foreign markets for stability and growth.
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:20 am
McCain graduated 3rd from the bottom of his class and had recklessly crashed 3 planes. At the time he was shot down, he had disobeyed orders and ended up being shot down. Just a little history there.
Sunday December 2, 2012, 10:24 am
Sadly, the picture above of McCain indicates what he has become! I think it's a GREAT choice, Carrie. Thank you, Barbara K. I did more research and came up with this enlightening link about McCain:
McCain is NOT the only one who endured torture - others did, too - and not as a result of their own fault! The link I provided tells the whole story but here is an excerpt from it:
"By his own admission, then, McCain failed to follow instructions in combat. He did not try to evade the missile. Moreover, the pilots who were flying near him, one of them with a handheld camera, said he was not hit by a SAM. He had flown too low and was brought down by a barrage of antiaircraft fire. Since a SAM exploded in a bright orange fireball visible for miles around, it was unlikely that they had called it wrong. And since official navy records listed John McCain as downed by AAA fire, they were puzzled by why he later insisted in his political campaigns that it was a SAM.As other pilots saw it, John McCain, quite simply, had got himself shot down".
Apparently McCain has gotten way too much mileage from this! Has anyone forgotten how he cheated on his wife?
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:07 pm
Thanks, Carrie. And, thanks to Barbara K. for some facts, as well as Chris C. for more enlightening. Excellent comment! *I'm sorry I'm unable to send Chris a star since I sent one in the past week.
McShame has always been a tool---dumped his 1st wife for Cindy, who has the big bucks. I sure never have voted for him. He panders enormously to the vast amount of elderly in our state. He puffs himself up, and has so much media face-time that he misses important meetings. Next election, if he's not ousted before then, we're going to put a Dem. in that Senate seat. This is the biggest mission of Progressives in AZ for the future.
Let him continue to shoot his mouth off....eventually, his aim will be "off" and he'll get that foot.