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  • James R. Schlesinger, CIA chief and Cabinet member, dies

    03/27/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Timothy R. Smith
    James R. Schlesinger, a Republican economist who advanced rapidly to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s but whose abrasive leadership style led to conflicts with presidents, bureaucrats and the American public, died March 27 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 85... Mr. Schlesinger specialized in the economics of national security, which helped propel his rise during the Cold War from academia to influential jobs in the federal government, including CIA director, secretary of defense and the nation’s first secretary of energy...
  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

    03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015
    But who gets to blow out the candles? What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on
  • Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford dies at 88

    03/09/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 35 replies
    foxnews/ap ^ | March 09, 2014 | Staff
  • Detroit automakers worry about UAW money struggles

    02/22/2014 5:08:58 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 2-22-14 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT — The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen. The rejection, by a close vote, was a major setback in the union's effort to expand in the South, where non-union, foreign companies such as VW, Nissan and Hyundai are rapidly growing. But instead of relief, Detroit's three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year old union's future. For them, it's...
  • Meet The World's First Mustang Owner: Video

    02/19/2014 6:36:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | 2/18/14 | Nelson Ireson
    It's 1964, and the Ford Mustang is coming, but it hasn't arrived in any owners' hands yet. People all over the country are excited about Ford's affordable new sporty car. Then Gail Wise rolls down the street in a powder blue convertible and everyone loses it. This is the first Ford Mustang ever sold to a customer, and it's still in the hands of the woman who bought it out from under a tarp in the back room of Johnson Ford. The dealer sold the car before it was officially on sale. Over the years the car has seen a...
  • Obama Misconstrues Henry Ford

    02/02/2014 12:01:41 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/4/2014 | William Levinson
    I was initially delighted to learn that President Obama cited Henry Ford in a speech, because Ford's industrial methods were directly responsible for making the United States the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. If Obama is, in fact, channeling Ford, there is hope for the remainder of his term. If, on the other hand, he is not, I am the last person on earth to whom he should try to make this argument. ...The need for a square deal for everybody in a supply chain, including employees, customers, and suppliers as well as investors, is indeed one of...
  • CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others to help jobless

    01/30/2014 4:12:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/30/14 | Sherisse Pham
    (CNN) -- The White House has secured commitments from some of the nation's largest companies for a plan to boost hiring of the long-term unemployed. "What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say let's establish best practices," President Barack Obama told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview. "Because they've been unemployed ... so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they're weeding them out before these...
  • Biden tells Ford chairman at Auto Show: ‘Thanks for saving our a$$’

    01/18/2014 4:08:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/17/14 | Dan Calabrese
    **SNIP** But a lot of people are having fun trying to decipher if there was something meaningful to be discerned here. Visiting the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Biden said to Ford Motor Company Chairman William Clay Ford Jr., “Thanks for saving our #.” What? Now you might think it would be an auto executive saying to Biden, “Thanks for saving our #,” although Ford didn’t take the bailout money GM and Chrysler took (although Ford has accepted plenty of federal support in other forms, such as loans for green technology development).
  • The 2105 Ford F-150 Looks Even Better live

    01/13/2014 8:06:08 AM PST · by taildragger · 90 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 1/13/2014 | Matt Hardigree
    At the 2015 Ford F-150 reveal Bill Ford trotted out what he hopes to be a "tougher and smarter" look for their iconic pickup. With tidy proportions, an imposing face and a glorious panoramic sunroof, that look is good.
  • Ford Exec: ‘We Know Everyone Who Breaks The Law’ Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

    01/09/2014 10:06:54 AM PST · by billorites · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim Edwards
    Ford's Global VP/Marketing and Sales, Jim Farley, said something both sinister and obvious during a panel discussion about data privacy today at CES, the big electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Because of the GPS units installed in Ford vehicles, Ford knows when its drivers are speeding, and where they are while they're doing it. Farley was trying to describe how much data Ford has on its customers, and illustrate the fact that the company uses very little of it in order to avoid raising privacy concerns: "We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you're doing it....
  • Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept shows why we’re not driving on sunlight

    01/02/2014 8:09:32 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Justin Hyde
    In the latest bid to use the sun to drive our cars, Ford will show off the vehicle above later this month at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Labeled the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept, Ford says it shows how sunlight could replace the plug for electric vehicles — but only with a carport-sized magnifying glass.Ford and its partners, solar-cell builder SunPower and the Georgia Institute of Technology, say they've come up with a way around such issues for the C-Max Solar Energi. In its sun-chasing form, the C-Max can get a full recharge of its 8 kWh battery with...
  • Ford C-Max Solar Energi concept

    01/02/2014 8:42:55 AM PST · by taildragger · 17 replies
    Ford Motor Company ^ | 1/2/2014 | Ford Website reposted
    Video At: http://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2014/01/CMAX-solar.mov/jcr:content/renditions/cq5dam.video.firefoxhq.ogg
  • The Ford Sweepstakes, 112 year old racer...

    12/30/2013 3:59:43 PM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies
    YT ^ | YT
    Youre in it @ 70 mph with no seat backs, no seat belts and no brakes! Can it get any better?? State of the art cotton cord tire technology. Just go for a ride back in history with NASCARS Carl Edwards.. http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ru_hC9oGVbo?feature=player_detailpage
  • Ford’s 3D-printed auto parts save millions of dollars: Technology improves quality in vehicles

    12/24/2013 10:30:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Arab Times English Daily ^ | December 23, 2013
    One day, millions of car parts could be printed as quickly as newspapers and as easily as pushing a button on the office copy machine, saving months of development time and millions of dollars. 3D printing technology is making that day come sooner at Ford Motor Company. The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology. Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and...
  • GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017

    12/11/2013 2:15:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 4:07 AM EST | Rod McGuirk
    General Motors Co. said Wednesday it will stop making cars and engines in Australia by the end of 2017, with nearly 2,900 jobs to be lost, because of high production costs and competition. The decision could spell the end of car manufacturing in Australia as the industry will be too small for supporting businesses such as parts makers to remain economic. Toyota Motor Corp. announced it is reassessing its future in Australia. A union said 50,000 jobs in the auto industry are in jeopardy. GM’s Australian subsidiary Holden once dominated Australian auto sales, but lost market share to imported cars....
  • Spearfish man's LBJ limousine shows evolution from convertible that JFK rode

    11/21/2013 9:16:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 11-20-13 | Tom Griffith
    On that fateful day 50 years ago in Dallas, the future of the United States was thought to be at stake. Heightened security measures surrounded a newly sworn-in president, who was whisked from Texas aboard Air Force One, shadowed by Secret Service agents and the widow of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In the ensuing weeks, the Warren Commission was established and a sullied Secret Service pondered how to better protect the 36th president of the United States while still allowing him the mobility to leave the White House. Transporting the president would never be the same. According to experts in presidential...
  • Palin’s ‘mayor-mobile’ up for auction on eBay

    11/19/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Mat Su Valley Frontiersman ^ | November 18, 2013 | Greg Johnson
    WASILLA — Would you pay the Kelley Blue Book value of $2,318 for a 1999 Ford Expedition in excellent condition? If it had fewer than 75,000 miles, would you pay more? How much would that sport utility vehicle be worth if you knew it had been driven by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin? The city of Wasilla hopes the answer to that last question is at least $10,000. That’s the minimum bid the city has set in an eBay.com ad for the city vehicle Palin drove while she was Wasilla mayor. The 5.4-liter Expedition XLT model, gold in color,...
  • Ford’s New Low-Cost “Ka”: Don’t Call it Cheap

    11/14/2013 12:32:01 PM PST · by nascarnation · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Mike Ramsey
    Ford Motor Co. is coming a little late to the race to design an ultra-low cost car for first-time car buyers in developing markets, but company executives have learned a lesson from rivals that moved first. Affordable, yes; cheap, no. Ford is unveiling in Brazil on Wednesday a prototype for a new tiny subcompact car called the Ka that aims to tackle the entry-level buyer in countries where being middle class means you can just afford a car that costs about $10,000, or a third the average price of a vehicle sold in the U.S. With a car like the...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Defiant Against Crack Allegations

    11/05/2013 8:21:25 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 5, 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is doubling down against calls for his resignation amid reports that police have a video showing him smoking crack. In a whirlwind radio show on Sunday, the embattled mayor apologized for getting drunk in public and said he would try and make sure it didn't happen again. "I shouldn't have got hammered down at the Danforth [festival]," Ford said on his weekly radio show Sunday, according to Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper. "If you are going to have a couple drinks, you stay at home. You don't make a public spectacle of yourself." But Ford did...
  • Government Shutdown Could Mean Sales Slowdown for Pickups

    11/01/2013 9:15:58 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    PickupTrucks.com ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mark Williams
    The two-week partial shutdown of the U.S. government, affecting 800,000 federal employees, has experts uncertain about how automotive sales will be affected. Ford, GM and Ram all seem to be expecting strong sales numbers for October, especially in the booming pickup truck segment, but none seem certain how the shutdown could impact consumers' future big-ticket spending decisions. That's because the shutdown increased consumer anxiety about the overall U.S. economy, according to a story by Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays at Cars.com, and consumer confidence has not increased much since the shutdown ceased. Apparently there's no shortage of opinions about how...
  • Leaked: This is (Almost Definitely) the 2015 Mustang!

    10/29/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by central_va · 89 replies
    car and driver ^ | 8/27/13 | jens meiners
    In a nation obsessed with the right now, few things have held up over the past 50 years as well as the Ford ­Mustang. The first pony car debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair and instantly became a tent pole of Americana. Before the model officially turns 50 on April 17, 2014, Ford will celebrate its lasting ­contribution to the postwar-boom culture with a brand-new, much anticipated Mustang. But the times, they are a changin’ (yep, a song also released in 1964). Ford’s American icon continues to gain offshore admirers. The Blue Oval plans to sell the next...
  • Ford, Toyota fight over who has top-selling car

    10/23/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2013 5:23 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    A name makes all the difference in the fight between Ford and Toyota over who has the top-selling car in the world. Ford on Wednesday claimed that crown for its Focus compact during the first half of the year, based on registration data gathered by the R.L. Polk & Co. research firm. … But Toyota disputes Ford’s leadership. The Japanese automaker has said it sold a Corolla hatchback under the Matrix name, and it sells cars that are nearly identical to the Corolla under different names in countries outside the U.S. …
  • Poll: Texans Reluctant to Buy GM Trucks Because of Bailout

    10/09/2013 4:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    More than half of Texans said that the nearly $50 billion taxpayer bailout of General Motors may deter them from buying from the company, according to a survey released Tuesday. The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a nonprofit ethics watchdog, surveyed more than 500 Texas residents and found that 40 percent said the bailout would “absolutely” affect their decision about buying one of GM’s new pick-up trucks. More than 22 percent said it would “likely” or “very likely” affect their decision, while just 24 percent answered “not too likely.” About 150 of those surveyed said that they were in...
  • Are Truck Buyers Avoiding GM Because of Bailout?

    10/07/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Chevy Silverado: "Strong" Commercial | Chevrolet 1:03 minute One of the most disappointing aspects of last week's sales results from General Motors was the underperformance of the much-hyped new truck offerings from the company. While the industry-leading Ford F-Series saw sales increase about 10 percent to around 60,500 vehicles for the month, GM's combined sales for its competing Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra fell approximately 8 percent to about 46,000 units. GM's Obama-appointed management's performance in trying to explain the declining sales was as lame as the sales results. Amongst the excuses for disappointing truck sales, GM did not include...
  • At Ford factory, Obama reboots 'you didn't build that' argument

    09/23/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    I was looking at all these newfangled pieces of equipment here --- some of the things that allowed the efficiencies of this plant originated in laboratories and scientists doing work on the government’s dime," he said. "That's how we always maintain our cutting edge." So what is behind the greatness of the American economy? Obama carefully gives credit to the private sector, but he argues that government is essential to this process.
  • Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration - April 17, 2014

    09/17/2013 4:13:50 AM PDT · by citizen · 55 replies
    Mustang Celebration website ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ford Motor Company
    The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebrations will be held in two of the most prestigious racetracks in our great country; the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Both of these great racetracks have extensive ties to the Mustang Nation and are in locations that will allow a magnitude of Mustang enthusiasts from all over the world to be able to come and enjoy the Mustang 50th festivities. Plus, they both have all of the amenities necessary for an event of the Mustang 50th’s stature. Remember, no matter how you look at it, this is the Mustang 50th and...
  • Lincoln Is Doing Worse Than Mercury Before Ford Killed Them

    08/19/2013 1:53:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 08/19/2013 | Raphael Orlove
    Ford justified killing Mercury because Mercury wasn't providing a sufficient chunk of market share in the US. Ford recently announced how much market share Lincoln has and it makes Mercury look good. Justin Berkowitz at Car and Driver made the association, citing Ford's 2010 statement explaining why they were ending the Mercury Brand. Mercury originally was created as a premium offering to Ford and was an important source of incremental sales. Of Ford Motor Company’s 16 percent market share in the U.S., Mercury accounts for 0.8 percentage points, a level that has been flat or declining for the past several...
  • On Henry Ford's 150th Birthday, a Look Inside His Failed Utopia

    07/30/2013 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/30/13
    The murky legacy of Henry Ford—who would’ve been 150 today—centers around a few familiar ideas like the assembly line and the $5 workday. Less familiar is Ford’s biggest failure: Fordlandia, a city in the rainforest that was abandoned as quickly as it was built. Ford was a farm boy who went on to establish 20th century consumerism as we know it, but he had plenty of missteps, too, ranging from his virulent anti-semitism to his attempts to engineer whole communities around his ideas about labor practices—including the one he built on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. So, whence Fordlandia?...
  • Grandmother held without bail as family recalls slain girl as smart, outgoing

    07/14/2013 3:54:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Relatives recall Gizzell Kiara Ford as a smart, mature and respectful 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said today her grandmother, Helen M. Ford, 51, of the 5200 block of West Adams Street, inflicted so many injuries on the girl over a long enough period and neglected her so badly that before she died Friday, Gizzell had maggots living in a head injury that had spread to another part of her scalp.
  • Ford Mustang hit by Moore, OK EF5 tornado lives to do another burnout.

    06/08/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 17 replies
    Autoblog ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffry N. Ross
    Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely called their insurance company and scrapped the car, Haden had other plans. After finding the car and seeing that its V6 still fired up, Haden...
  • Ford Australia to close Broadmeadows and Geelong plants, 1,200 jobs to go

    05/22/2013 6:44:27 PM PDT · by Kommodor · 1 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 5/22/2013 | abcnews.com.au
    Ford Australia says it will close its Australian manufacturing plants in October 2016, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Ford president Bob Graziano said approximately 1,200 workers would lose their jobs when the Broadmeadows and Geelong plants were shut down. He made the announcement in Melbourne this morning after announcing that the company had lost $141 million over the last financial year - taking losses over the past five years to more than $600 million. Key points Ford to close plants in 2016 More than 1,000 jobs to go, more at risk Government promises support for sacked staff "Our...
  • Detroit roars back after years of quality issues

    05/20/2013 5:09:14 PM PDT · by TwelveOfTwenty · 66 replies
    NBC ^ | May 20, 2013 | Paul A. Eisenstein The Detroit Bureau
    Is Motor City getting its mojo back? After years of losing loyal customers frustrated by quality and reliability problems, domestic automakers are showing a new-found focus on customer service that is winning back skeptics – boosting sales, market share and profits.
  • Obama Announces Plan To "Map a Brain" - If He Can Find One!!!

    04/03/2013 8:30:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-3-2013 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was filled with big doin’s around here. MO did a movie review while, down the hall, BO addressed the importance of having a brain. Lady M, as part of her continuing series of culturally sensitive movie reviews, held a film workshop on the movie “42.” “42” is a biopic about Jackie Robinson, the baseball player who broke the Major League’s color barrier in 1947 (he also was a successful business man after his baseball career butt he didn’t do that on his own). Jackie’s wife, Rachael Robinson, was in attendance along with the film’s stars Harrison Ford, and other...
  • Ford in Hot Water for Gagged Kardashian Ad

    03/25/2013 10:50:52 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/24/2013 | By Polly Davis Doig
    Never mind that they were never supposed to see the light of day, Ford is quickly backing away from and apologizing for a pair of less-than-tasteful ads featuring bound and gagged women in the trunk of its Ford Figo. In one, Silvio Berlusconi sits at the wheel with three women who are presumably supposed to be his Bunga Bunga party girls in the trunk; in the other, Paris Hilton winks from the front seat with her reality nemeses the Kardashians stuffed in the back. As Radar reports, the ads were put together by the automaker's India ad team, JWT India,...
  • Are Clinton and Ford holding out for Grimes as the Democrats' 2014 (KY) Senate candidate?

    03/11/2013 10:52:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/10/2013 | Nick Storm
    Former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford have recently downplayed an Ashley Judd run for U.S. Senate seemingly opening national discussion for Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes to potentially run. Ford, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1974-1998, said last week there may be a better Democratic candidate than Judd to face Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. “I think there’s maybe some other candidate out there that might be better — with political experience, and with some background. She’s a smart woman apparently,” Ford told Brandon Bartlett of 14-WFIE TV last week. Clinton would likely...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Harrison Ford Will Return As Han Solo In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    02/15/2013 1:02:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Latino Review ^ | 2/15/13 | Fox
    Good morning cool kids! What’s poppin’? Star Wars, man! I still can’t believe there is going to be another another trilogy. I’m not going to lie, I was one of those who were of the opinion that all the recent Star Wars news was a tad overkill. I wanted to disconnect my internet until 2015. I thought lots of folks felt the same way I did. Boy was I wrong. I took an informal twitter poll and asked my followers if they wanted Star Wars scoops. The response was overwhelming. Even my inbox got bombed like never before. Man, y’all...
  • EPA Says Don't Touch the Particulate Filter

    01/25/2013 9:58:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    PickupTrucks.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Mark Williams
    In a court settlement with the EPA, Edge Products, a manufacturer of electronic power modules for diesel engines, has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of Chevy, GMC, Ford and Dodge/Ram diesel pickup trucks (2007 and later) to remove the programming for diesel particulate filters from their vehicles. The Ogden, Utah, company is reported to have sold more than 9,000 units from January 2009 through April 2011. This is said to have resulted in an estimated 158 tons of excess particulate matter emissions — the equivalent of 422 new long-haul semitrailers...
  • Ford recalls Fusion and Escape due to spontaneous engine combustion

    12/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Dec 1st 2012 | Brittany Hillen
    The Ford Motor Company has been forced to recall over 70,000 Ford Escapes and nearly 16,000 2013 Ford Fusions due to an issue with overheating that may cause the cars’ engines to catch on fire. The recall is only for select models that were sold in Canada and the United States. This comes after several other recalls Ford has had in the recent past. The recall is for Fusion SEL and SE models with the 1.6 liter engine, and the Escape SEL and SE models. Other Fusions and Escapes aren’t included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • Leftist Ford Foundation Cuts WaPo $500K Check (July 30, 2012)

    11/08/2012 8:15:18 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    According to the Washington Post, the Ford Foundation has given the newspaper some $500,000 to hire four new staff – a lucrative $125,000 per job deal. The goal: to try “new approaches to preserve and advance high-quality journalism.” The four new positions will “work on special projects related to money, politics and government … The one-year-grant – with an agreement in principal for two additional years – is part of the Foundation’s Freedom of Expression program, an initiative aimed at promoting journalism in the public interest.” The Ford Foundation recently handed $1 million to the Los Angeles Times to cover...
  • Ford takes the road from Flanders to Valencia

    10/26/2012 12:39:51 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    The shutdown of the Genk plant announced by the American manufacturer has sent shock waves through Belgium. But in Valencia, Spain, where the production is moving to, Ford is looking forward to the competitive advantage the region offers. Ford employees blocking the entrance to the US car manufacturer’s Genk plant, October 24, 2012 The October 24 announcement that Ford’s plant in Genk will down tools in 2014 has provoked a wave of anger in the Flemish press. More than 10,000 jobs in the plant itself and in its sub-contractors will disappear. In Gazet van Antwerpen, columnist Paul Geudens rails against...
  • UK: Ford considers Southampton factory closure [last in UK]

    10/24/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2012 | Angela Monaghan,
    Ford’s vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car maker’s decision to shrink its European production operations. Ford’s vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car maker’s decision to shrink its European production operations. It is understood that Ford’s Southampton plant has been earmarked for closure risking 500 jobs as part of a broader consolidation process prompted by the negative impact of the eurozone debt crisis on the industry. In a statement Stephen Odell,...
  • FORD DIDN'T TAKE THE BAILOUT (vanity )

    09/21/2012 9:34:13 AM PDT · by hecht · 26 replies
    Ford is doing well. Ford didnt close dealerships that cost 65,000 jobs If GM had followed Fords example they wouldnt have closed up. if we know this why doesnt the GOP counter the. "GM is alive and Osama is dead" with Ford is alive? Why?
  • Big three autoworkers could hit picket lines Monday (Canada)

    09/16/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 16 replies
    OttawaSun ^ | September 15, 2012 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers union said negotiating with the big three automakers - General Motors, Chrysler and Ford - before Monday's midnight strike deadline is like juggling "a lot of balls up in the air." If the CAW, which represents 21,500 members in the three companies, doesn't reach a settlement with the big three, it could mean a walkout could start at 12:01 a.m. Monday. "It's a little tough to tell at this point in time what the impact will be because it depends upon status of bargaining with each of the three companies," CAW secretary treasurer Peter Kennedy said...
  • They're free this weekend(Free Obama bumper stickers)

    09/15/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
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  • Auto workers threaten triple strike (Canada)

    09/09/2012 4:43:06 AM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Sep. 06 2012 | GREG KEENAN - AUTO INDUSTRY REPORTER
    The Canadian Auto Workers union is turning up the pressure in contract talks with the Detroit Three auto makers, saying it is prepared to go on strike against all of them at the same time if no deal is reached by the Sept. 17 deadline. “The corporations are refusing to add any costs whatsoever – instead they insist on cutting costs from our existing agreements,” the CAW said in a leaflet distributed Wednesday at Canadian plants operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. “None of the three companies have demonstrated that they are serious about...
  • Heroes of Capitalism: Stan Lee

    In the episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson talks about Obama's "You didn't build it" statement by focusing on several American heroes of capitalism such as Henry Ford, Col.Sanders, Walt Disney, and Marvel Comic legend Stan Lee.
  • Made In Romania: 58 mpg Ford B-Max

    08/29/2012 9:28:16 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 66 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 08/29/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    I always said small diesel automobiles are the future...not hybrids, not electric cars. I used to be a Chevy guy, but no more; Ford is the American automobile company to watch. With his new 58 mpg turbo-diesel B-Max model (sold in Europe), Ford demonstrates clean diesel technology is the future. Not hybrid, not electric, not pixie-dust powered.
  • One-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra debuts as Tribute to Carrol

    08/18/2012 4:15:43 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 8/17/12 | Anon
    The Monterey Peninsula is celebrating all things Shelby this week as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebration. The Cobra in particular will be a part of many events including the Pebble Beach Concours and the Monterey Motorsports Reunion happening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Shelby celebration is also especially meaningful since founder Carroll Shelby passed away back in May. As a tribute to the legendary racer and car builder, Shelby American, Ford Motor Company and Ford Racing have teamed up to build a very special tribute Mustang. Called the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra, the car features a custom...
  • Ford's Trade-In: Truck to Use Aluminum in Place of Steel

    07/27/2012 2:33:00 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 139 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/26/2012 | MIKE RAMSEY
    <p>ALLEN PARK, Mich.—In this suburb just west of Detroit, Ford Motor Co. is working on one of the biggest gambles in its 108-year history: a pickup truck with a largely aluminum body.</p> <p>The radical redesign will help meet tougher federal fuel-economy targets now starting to have wide-ranging effects on Detroit's auto makers. But Ford will have to overcome a host of manufacturing obstacles, plus convince die-hard pickup buyers that aluminum is as tough as steel.</p>