quote: That other channels decided to pick it up as well? Really, some of these other channels simply could not have enough news to stay in business if not for Faux.
quote: So I must be on crack to be a Conservative?
quote: The Economist is a ... conservative read.
quote: Fox has cornered their market with a loyal following, something no liberal media has yet achieved.
quote: Well, to be honest, George W Bush didn't do the republican party any favors
quote: And honestly, this is America. Since when did being "right wing" become a bad thing? Oh yeah, since the Liberals in charge of print and broadcast media said so.
quote: But honestly I prefer to take news from as many sources as possible and intelligently process the information to try and figure out what the truth really is.
quote: Republicans seem to be the ones always wanting to pass laws to restrict personal freedoms.
quote: Republicans seem to be the ones always wanting to pass laws to restrict personal freedoms.
quote: Republicans always talk about freedom but what they mean is for Corporation to have freedom to do whatever they want.
quote: Ok, so you're saying that the left wants to limit the freedoms that corporations have? How is that a good thing? What freedoms should individuals have that corporations shouldn't be allowed (since corporations are made up of regular people like you and me after all)?
quote: Can you really not think of any individual liberties that the left wants to restrict?
quote: Without government bailout, these cars would never have come to market, and chances are GM will pay back their loan, unlike Wallstreet who is still completely unwilling to work with home owners to refinance upside-down mortgages and still reaps record earnings at our expense.
quote: Third GM didn't need bailed out from a cash and poor management situation, GM needed bailed out of its Union situation, you look at Automotive Union pay-rates vs. inflation, and those Union have demanded higher and higher wages to the point of near if not hyperinflation, hyperinflation cannot be sustained, something had to be done and the loss of thousands of Auto manufacturer jobs, along with thousands of auto supplier jobs along with thousands of natural resource jobs, added to the thousands of dealership level jobs, adding in the Hundred of thousands of service industry jobs and well if you don't get the idea yet you never will.
quote: Second, the EV market is growing and will continue to grow, number may not be very high as far as sales but they do sell all they make, by Volt 2.0 the Volt will be a very strong competitor to the Prius(s).
quote: He actually gave the UAW shares of GM, a move which I must point out, is actually illegal.
quote: The UAW is not only stronger than before, but they have an actual leadership stake in GM itself! He bailed out the pension plan that was killing GM, like you said. He gave them shares. He put union members on GM's board of directors for god sakes. Do you realize what that means? He handed GM to the unions. Things will never change for the better now.
quote: Who are you to say what is "correct" ?
quote: I pointed out that reps have had all the power in the modern ERA and have made a mess.
quote: You came out and said conservatism is the "correct" way to govern.
quote: put me on ignore so you can claim the high road.
quote: I live in AZ, am married with 2 kids, one going to ASU now, and own 2 homes, but clearly, I pay no taxes and am immature because I dont blame all our issues on the liberals.
quote: This is why a true conversation cannot be had with you. I am NOT defending liberalism. I am simply stating you cant blame it ALL on the liberals
quote: That's all you do.
quote: Seriously, get some perspective.
quote: you're on ignore too
quote: but you really have to get over this "blame everything that is wrong in this country on liberals" thing. Its just narrow, one sided, ill-though out and plain wrong.
quote: I dont know about that. When Obama took office in Jan 2009, the econnomy was in a freefall.
quote: I read the article, I disagree with its referenced facts and inconvenient truths.
quote: Without taking any side at all, I simply say that the reps have been in charge of the white house, and congress most of the time
quote: reps were in control and cant be totally free of guilt in this mess
quote: Honestly the culture difference between europe and america never ceases to amaze me.
quote: The most frightening to me are the commercials. None of them contain any usefull information, only how bad the other guy is and what outright disaster it would be if they where elected.
quote: I'd worry reclaimer. If you're willing to say "just relax, imagine the alternative", then they've got you. There's no such thing as "the" alternative. There are alternatives to alternatives yknow.
quote: To conflict is to take both for yourself and let the other starve if you can and otherwise find ways to do so.
quote: If you're willing to say "just relax, imagine the alternative", then they've got you.
quote: Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
quote: Can you guys just give some good examples of what your party is doing to help YOU out?
quote: So you vote for the party that will do the least for you and hurt you the most?
quote: And all the comments after my post answering why vote republican is what our problem is. ONE side poking at the other.
quote: Sometimes my Engrish does come out quite poorly
quote: respond to the parts you do understand.
quote: He odviously sees both sides are scum...
quote: Folks, this is not football. We cannot have blind favoratism for our "teams" just because we grew up with them or whatnot.
quote: My question to anyone that votes Republican is why? This question really bothers Democrats as we cannot understand why anyone would do so. I know I am may be asking for much, but could you please give an answer without mentioning the other side?
quote: A Republican will take an idea and look at it from a grade school point of view and ask why this and that but never care to get an answer or clarify their opinion with real facts.
quote: You usually throw the first low blow,
quote: Jesus Christ you really are that stupid aren't you?
quote: So no reason huh? Republicans are not conservatives. I'm not sure who came up with that idea.
quote: So you are for taking other people's rights away that you don't agree with, increasing taxes for the working class but lowering taxes for the upper class
quote: Lutz, writing in a column for Forbes, went straight after those that have been most critical of the Volt. He rattled off six “truths” about the vehicle including the fact that the Volt was conceived before GM's federal bailout and that no Volt has caught fire on public roads during an accident. Lutz also asserted that 278,000 gasoline-engined vehicles caught fire between 2003 and 2007, but no one seemed to launch an attack campaign against those vehicles.
quote: The former Marine has served at a number of car companies over the decades including General Motors, BMW, Ford, and Chrysler.
quote: And how stupid it is to try and blame such an insignificant percentage of media for the Volt's poor showing. Which was selling poorly, I might add, before ANY stories of exploding cars came out.
quote: Anyway nobody is "after" the Volt.
quote: The American people, by an absolute MASSIVE majority, was against the GM/Chrysler bailouts.
quote: If you want dissenting opinions to be silent and support a biased mainstream media who wants to cheer-lead tax money being used for these kinds of things, I don't know what kind of journalist supports that.
quote: Several of my family
quote: And there goes your objectivity and thus credibility on this topic. Lots of people have lost their jobs. But as long as your family members kept theirs through a bailout, hey, it's all good!
quote: Yeah, the press went overboard with the fire thing. But they also went overboard in their initial gushing over the vehicle. For whatever reason the Volt is a rock star, and rock stars get overly glowing praise when they are going well and ridicule when they are not. Deal with it Lutz.
quote: Love or hate the Volt, you have to give GM credit for going big.
quote: It could have tried to make the next sh1tty Prius clone
quote: Hey get off of my old lady and back onto the Cruze!Oh wait...:P
quote: I would be riding the Cruz like my old lady
quote: GM was handed billions of dollars, damn right they can "go big"! You act like they were taking a big risk and we should give them a medal.
quote: I agree. Instead they did something even smarter. The Cruz and Cruz Eco. The Cruz is the REAL saving grace of GM, yet gets completely overshadowed by Volt hype. Without the Cruz, GM would be in serious trouble.
quote: Instead Lutz, proving he's anything but forward thinking, devotes national press time to ignore his top seller and promote more ill-will between GM and the public. Attacking the "media" and defending a car that people are NOT buying. The LAST thing he should be focusing on is the bailout and the Volt. Why remind people of GM's sorted past when he could be talking about what a hit the Cruz is!?
quote: But I think the same sentiment (high risk, high reward) that bred the Cruz bred the Volt. The Volt was just a little TOO futurist to succeed in the current market.
quote: However, his most prominent leadership role was at Chrysler during its most booming period, the 90s. He left in '98.
quote: So after running 50% of the companies he worked for into the ground to the point that they needed federal bailouts
quote: Yeah after their FIRST federal bailout in 1975. Forgot about that one?
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt's batteries catch fire and 'explode' while driving. This is blatantly false.
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt was completely funded using taxpayer 'bailout' money. This is blatantly false.
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt is already a failure due to sales numbers. This is blatantly false. The Toyota Prius sold ~5500 units its first year, and it cost half as much. A completely brand new and expensive technology selling 8500+ units it's first year is a success in my book.
quote: Right win media have claimed the Volt was 'recalled' due to horrible fire issues.
quote: You got nothing Shig. Just another leftist moron. Thanks for playing.
quote: Splitting hairs are we? Without the bailout, there most likely wouldn't BE a Chevy Volt on the road. So is this really a mis-statement? Or just a different point a view?
quote: You are blatantly wrong here. GM deliberately inflated Volt sales by using thousands of Government fleet purchases.
quote: Obama made the Volt his "golden child" you idiot. He was on TV with the damn thing! He's overflowing the praise on the Volt. It's practically all he's been talking about. Hello?...I said "Government" fleet purchases. That means states too.