Archive for January, 2006
In These Times runs a harebrained piece on diabetes and poverty. Of course, it’s hardly surprising that such a rag would expunge all personal responsibility in terms of choosing and eating food, but it is bizarre that the author would make a no-nonsense link between junk food and poverty. Begin on the sixth floor, third [...]
I’m a big fan of anything that disrupts the process of political oppression, thus I love the filibuster.
United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Gerald Bantom have rewarded us with their unparalleled business perspicacity in regards to the news that Ford Motor Company is going to trash 14 facilities and 30,000 jobs in the next six years: “Ford should be trying to gain market share, rather than aligning production capacity [...]
The Australian reports that cheerleaders are being hired to push pharmaceuticals to doctors. They become well-versed in a very narrow area–usually one particular drug–as they persuade smitten doctors to try their company’s product. Ahhh, our intelligent men of medicine.
“Everything leads up to the State of the Union.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson, 1967 Louis Gould wants to ban this primetime poppycock.
Cindy Sheehan for Senate! For Prez! Hugo Chavez, socialist, friend of Castro, and enemy of liberty, poses with Cindy Sheehan, as she attended a world forum–alas, socialist aspirations group hug–to denounce the US. Denouncing Bush’s foreign policy is a glorious thing. But to lick the toes of the world’s most monstrous enemies of mankind–under the [...]
“How soft do you need something to be that you use for five seconds a day?” said Darby Hoover of the Natural Resources Defense Council. My guess is that Miss Hoover has lived a life cold-free, allergy-free, and free of any sinus problems. The latest crazed attack is the environmentalist lunatics insisting on the use [...]
Plant manager Rob Webber delivered a blunt message to workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Dearborn Truck factory this week: If you work at Ford, you better drive a Ford. Otherwise, park across the street and walk. The new policy at Dearborn Truck, the modern centerpiece of the famed Rouge industrial complex and the site of [...]
General Motors has lost a few pennies this year, to the tune of $8.6 billion for 2005. “GM lost an estimated $1,067 on each of the 5.2 million vehicles it delivered across North America last year.” But of course, you’ll hear noodleheads in the auto industry claim that party times are right around the corner [...]
There is supposedly a new academic work that gives one a different, “unemotional” view of Lincoln as dictator. Oxford professor Carwardine depicts Lincoln as both a canny politician and an earnest, if always pragmatic, reformer. He notes the multifaceted character that earlier biographers have described: strong ambition combined with appealing humility; strong ethical convictions combined [...]