Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mario Puzo is Alive and Well In the Persona of Emperor Obama

In today’s Detroit News it was prominently announced: Ford share of federal loan to go to retooling plants Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News Dearborn — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu presented Ford Motor Co. with $5.9 billion in … Continue reading

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Henry Ford and the Dictatorship of Obama

In today’s Detroit News, the questions is asked You’ve got to wonder what Henry Ford would think. Two of Detroit’s three automakers are bankrupt. General Motors Corp. and the Chrysler Group LLC are operating largely on aid from the federal … Continue reading

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Alice is a Dictator

In a recent column in Ward’s Autoworld, Jerry Flint states: “Curiouser and Curiouser” is a Phrase from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” but now also describes Washington’s direction of Detroit. We know the Obama Admin. believes bigger government is better government. … Continue reading

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The Feds Defecate on the Constitution Again

Charles Lane (of the Washington Post) writes, today, in the Detroit News: Nationalizing General Motors, and part of Chrysler, may or may not turn out to be a good deal for the taxpayers. I have a different concern, though: Was … Continue reading

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False Hopes and Reality

In today’s Detroit News, Daniel Howes discusses the National Summit to chart a collaborative course for the future amid what has become the creative destruction of Detroit and its defining auto industry.  His optimism is admirable. Unfortunately, in the face … Continue reading

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Truth and Lies in the Government Takeover of the US Auto Industry

In today’s Detroit News, columnist Daniel Howes makes an excellent point: Meddling with GM? Not us, feds say Don’t know what’s more laughable: federal officials, including a president of the United States, who say they don’t want to run General … Continue reading

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Obama announces he will propose legislation to outlaw evil

Obama: "With the reprehensible violence that continues to occur in our country, it is apparent that the laws against hate are just not working. In order to save our children we need to take stronger measures. So, to combat this … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen Ride Again – As Dictators of the US Economy

  It’s hard to improve on this, but I’ll try:   With apologies to Grantland Rice, I’ll contribute the following: Outlined against a blue-gray June sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, … Continue reading

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Medicaid – The Program That Will Kill The US Medical System

In today’s Detroit News we have an exercise in pathos entitled “Medicaid straining MDs – Fewer doctors take poor patients” Well DUH! if you pay your grocer less money for food, he’ll be “strained”, too. This is just a foretaste … Continue reading

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Judicial discretion – Fix Michigan’s juvenile lifer law to give judges leeway in sentencing

More insanity from the Detroit News Editorial Staff. The New states: Mandatory minimum sentencing laws eliminate one of the cornerstones of the justice system: judicial discretion. Michigan’s juvenile lifer law is perhaps the most egregious example, casting minors convicted of … Continue reading

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