The Auto Industry Under Assault
One of the Trump Administration’s most crucial economic decisions was its withdrawal in June from the Paris Climate Accords. Politically, the decision upheld a campaign promise. Practically, it avoided saddling the country with the deal’s arbitrary, restrictive CO2...
Automakers: Desperation in Detroit
Detroit — Just six years after the Obama administration bailed out Chrysler with $12.5 billion in federal loans and handed it to the Italian automaker Fiat, the company — now called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — is nervous about its future. CEO Sergio Marchionne ...
Global Warming: Follow the Money
Citing documents uncovered by the radical environmental group Greenpeace, a group of media outlets — including the New York Times and the Boston Globe — have attacked global-warming skeptic Wei-Hock (Willie) Soon for allegedly hiding $1.2 million in contributions from “fossil fuel companies.” ...
NYTimes front page attack on the heretics
“2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics” needled The New York Times A1 headline Saturday, January 17 in an editorial polemic disguised as a news story. One can only imagine the headline if the Green Church mouthpiece Times had been printing ...
As Gas Prices Drop, Obama Scolds Americans to Buy Fuel Sippers
Detroit – Ever the nanny-in-chief, President Obama is lecturing Americans to ignore low gas prices and buy his preferred small cars.
“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it ...
The Phony Automakers-Have-Neglected-Safety Narrative
Call 2014 the Year of the Phony Media Narrative. The Increased-Cop-Shootings Narrative (not true according to Bureau of Justice stats). The Increase-in-Campus-Rapes Narrative (debunked, same BOJ). The Planet-in-Crisis Narrative.Add the Automakers-Have-Neglected-Safety Narrative to the list.
“The G.M. crisis has ...
The Left’s War on Business Comes to Ferguson
Ferguson, Mo. — After a grand jury here failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson, Louis Head (stepfather of shooting victim Michael Brown) repeatedly screamed to a crowd of protestors: “Burn this b***h down!”
And so they did. But why?
In Michigan, Unions Lost but Greens Won
Michigan has always been a state closely watched for national political trends, and Tuesday’s results are no different. Republican governor Rick Snyder’s reelection and Democratic senator Gary Peters win carry significant lessons for both parties — and the country.
Planet-savior Ford F-150 Debuts (without a Peep about the Planet)
San Antonio – President Obama says we have a “moral obligation” to tackle global warming. It’s why the federal government has imposed draconian fuel-efficiency standards that force automakers to build cars that average 54.5 mpg by 2025. It’s why Ford Motor ...
Detroit – The headlines continue to trumpet the “electric cars of the future,” but the whisper in the auto community today is that the electric car revolution is sooooo 15 minutes ago.
Numbers from auto research firm Edmunds.com find that, despite ...
When's the National Recall for Senators?
Washington’s Affordable Care Act is broken: It’s increased insurance rates by 49 percent, cost cancer patients their coverage, and deterred employer job creation.
Yet Washington’s pols are convinced they know how to run General Motors.
Thursday it was ...
False Accusations of GM's 'Culture of Cover-Up'
bin laden is dead! GM is alive! – Obama-Biden 2012 campaign bumper sticker
What a difference two years makes, with al Qaeda very much alive in the Mideast and GM counting 13 dead from an ignition switch failure. Yet, since General Motors disclosed ...
Electric mandates squeeze Chrysler
Automakers’ frustration with government mandates that force them to sell electric vehicles is boiling over.
“I hope you don’t buy (the Fiat 500e electric car) because every time I sell one it costs me $14,000,” said Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne ...
By the Content of Their Character
Detroit — Jennifer Gratz is a model of diversity. The daughter of a policeman and a secretary in Southfield, Mich., she was the first person in her family to apply to college, sporting a résumé that included a 3.8 grade point ...
Switchgate: Cobalt Driving Lessons
Amid Washington’s media hysteria, General Motors has called in NASA engineers to verify its claim that recalled Chevy Cobalts are safe to drive — with only a key in the ignition — until owners get to a dealer to install a ...
Government Motors Champions Turn on General Motors
Democrats have the Government Motors bailout to thank for their party’s White House and Senate victories in 2012, as Detroit auto company rescues were crucial to holding swing manufacturing states like Ohio and Michigan.
But now that the federal government ...
The Obama administration’s War on Carbon rages, but the good news is the incandescent light bulb still lives.
For the third year in a row, the federal ban on the popular incandescent light bulb — the choice of most Americans — ...
The War on Julie Boonstra
Michigan is a crucial piece on the 2014 U.S. Senate chessboard, and Republicans have a good shot at gaining retiring Democrat Carl Levin’s open seat, given Democratic nominee Gary Peters’s unpopular House vote for the Affordable Care Act. ...
Bailout Turnabout: Jeep SUVs the Planet
In 2009 President Barack Obama handed bankrupt Chrysler Corporation to Fiat so that the Italian maker would educate Detroit’s SUV-dependent heathens on how to make small cars in order to save the world from global warming. Five years later and ...
‘Torquemada’ John Dingell
Detroit — At the height of his powers as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in October 1991, Representative John Dingell (D., Mich.) was feted by 800 Washington lobbyists — representing Morgan Stanley, AT&T, Merck, and more — who laid out $600,000 to ...
From Aluminum Trucks to Eliminating Coal: The Economic Costs of Obama's CO2 Edicts
Why is the U.S. economic recovery struggling? Consider major stories from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times this Wednesday alone.
“General Motors is accelerating efforts to field a largely aluminum-bodied pickup truck by late 2018, under pressure from ...
VW Vote: Labor Defeats Big Labor
The United Auto Workers and their “progressive” White House ally, President Barack Obama, insist that they are the champions of the working man. It’s notable, then, that the working men and women of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant rejected ...
Fiat-Chrysler’s government curse
Fiat’s New Year’s Day buyout of the UAW’s Chrysler stake completes the Italian company’s purchase of the Detroit automaker — and puts to rest one of the ugliest chapters of the auto bailout. The Obama administration’s ...
War on Coal: Obama Doesn't Do Pinpricks
In the War on Coal, the Obama administration doesn’t do pinprick strikes.
The Obama EPA is plotting an attack on the U.S. energy industry that would decimate future coal-plant construction in the name of fighting global warming. Doing ...
The Chevy Volt sales mandate
What’s wrong with the Chevy Volt?
Millionaire Senator Carl Levin received a $7,500 taxpayer subsidy to buy his $40,000 Volt – but even with that generous subsidy, there just aren’t enough eco-one-percenters willing to pay a $12,500 premium to buy what is ...
NHTSA Surrenders on Chrysler Recall
“Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday,” reported CNN Tuesday in a story typical of media coverage, “giving in to the government’s request in the final hours before a deadline.
No it didn’...
Obama's Fundraiser for Energy-Gobbling Green One Percenters
President Obama, scourge of the One Percent and friend of the earth, burned 230 tons of carbon dioxide aboard Air Force One (a gallon of jet fuel a second) on a six-hour commute to a Democratic fundraiser in the California home ...
Regulating Soda Calories vs. Auto MPG
At the risk of inspiring Nanny Bloomberg to even more despotic fantasies, Hizzoner’s mistake in regulating soda was in not regulating beverage calories like the EPA regulates auto MPG.
New York Judge Milton Tingling struck down Bloomberg’s -ounce ...
Tesla vs. the Conservative, Climate-Denying Times?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks there’s a right-wing, anti–electric car, New York Times conspiracy that wants to make his company look bad.
You can’t make this stuff up.
The notoriously thin-skinned Musk has been on a personal ...
Warming's Not the Problem, Mr. President
Detroit – At Monday’s inaugural, President Obama declared global-warming mitigation a second-term priority. On Tuesday, a deadly arctic blast here in the Midwest was a reminder of how frivolous that pursuit is.
Saving polar bears may be fashionable among rich ...
Lisa Jackson's Destructive Crusade
If it seemed like retiring EPA Chief Lisa Jackson carried out her job with a religious zeal, you’d be right.
Barack Obama’s pick as his first EPA administrator told a 2010 National Council of Churches conference in New Orleans ...
The green truck future. . . has been cancelled.
Introduced to much fanfare in 2009, Government Motors — er, General Motors — quietly killed the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid pickup this week when it unveiled its new, redesigned, 2014 pickup lineup.
“There wasn’t enough volume to ...
Green Auto Sales: Obama's Tax Breaks for the Rich
Thanks to President Obama’s massive tax breaks for wealthy auto buyers, hybrid-electric vehicle sales in November rose to a lofty 3.5 percent of all vehicle sales — numbers the industry hasn’t seen since the summer of 2008 when gasoline hit $4 a ...
When the Kyoto Protocol was enacted in 1997 scientists knew it would have no discernible effect on temperatures. In 2009 Climategate exposed the fraudulent claims of leading climate scientists. And in 2012, satellite measurements indicate there has been no rise in global temperatures ...
Sandy: Super Government to the Rescue?
Media outlets were quick to use Hurricane Sandy as proof of the importance of the Nanny State. “You know when big government is all right for some of the phonies, in government and in the media, who rail constantly against ...
Michigan Votes Blue on Obama, Red on Issues
While Michigan was casting its electoral votes for Barack Obama this year – an inevitability given his $80 billion auto bailout — the state was soundly rejecting his policies through two major ballot proposals.
Despite the support of Bill Clinton and millions of ...
He ignores the facts, spins the truth, and China-baits. Playing fast and loose with auto bailout details to secure votes in the waning days before Nov. 6, the Romney campaign is sounding a lot like the president.
But the Midwest’s ...
President Obama’s LGChem boondoggle is a trifecta.
Per Brother Pollowitz’s post nearby, the administration’s ill-advised $151 million stimulus grant to foreign battery-maker LGChem here in Michigan displays a president disrespecting his fellow pols, shoveling money to foreign companies, ...
Debate: AP's Fact-Free Auto Fact-Check
AP’s Debate Fact Checker gets it wrong Tuesday night on the auto bailout:
ROMNEY: “I know he keeps saying, ‘You want to take Detroit bankrupt.’ Well, the president took Detroit bankrupt. You took General Motors bankrupt. You took ...
Detroit – President Obama’s green Michigan investments are growing red with embarrassment.
Detroit-based General Motors and Holland, Mich. battery producer LG Chem — both the recipients of massive federal subsidies — are falling short of their green tech production goals — in GM’...
Obama Deserts Coal, Democrats Desert Obama
Charleston, W. Va. — The billboard high over I-64 outside the capital of this blue-collar state minces no words: “Obama’s NO JOBS ZONE: The President talks about creating jobs but his EPA is destroying jobs.”
Businessmen across nearly every American ...
Rain on Democrat auto parade
Detroit — Just in time for the Democratic Convention (no, it’s not a conspiracy, auto sales are always released after the first of the month), the Detroit automakers recorded strong sales in August as the industry continued to rebound. But ...
GM Janesville: Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers
The Associated Press — part of Obama’s media secret service detail — rushed into action Thursday night at the first sign of Paul Ryan drawing blood from their leader. Under the guise of “fact-checking,” AP took a number of editorial swings ...
The Whopper and the Gaffer
Detroit - Joe Biden told a whopper in Detroit on Wednesday: “A half trillion (in tax cuts) will go to 120,000 families. . . . The average middle class family will see their taxes go up $2000 a year.”
Two days later, in Commerce Township ...
Janesville: Ryan vs. Obama
“(But) I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this (General Motors) plant will be here for another hundred years,” said Barack Obama ...
“The Campaign,” is an attack on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling masquerading as a major summer comedy release. This attack becomes overt in the film’s final scene, in which the decision that overturned restrictions on ...
Barack Obama touts General Motors as his success story. But this week’s news of a 41 percent drop in profits tells another tale.
I was in Germany this June as GM planned its Opel restructuring, and the General rightly points ...
CO2 Reductions Good for Nothing
“What the government has not mandated, the economy is doing on its own: emissions of global warming gases in the United States are down,” thrills New York Times’ reporter Matthew Wald. “In part, the Great Recession has been good for ...
The Tesla Model S: Your Tax Dollars at Work?
So what did your $465 million taxpayer loan to One Percenter Elon Musk get you? Another six-figure toy for President Obama’s rich West Coast friends.
Musk’s Tesla auto company is rolling out its first copies of the Energy Department–...
How Blue-Collar Democrats Turned Michigan Red for Trump
Detroit — In 1993, House minority whip David Bonior, champion of blue-collar Macomb County north of Detroit, led the House Democratic charge against President Bill Clinton and his North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Twenty-three years later, Donald Trump has filled Bonior’...
Ben Carson: It’s Not Politics or Economics, It’s the Culture
Detroit — At the Dr. Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine, where on Monday the renowned neurosurgeon continued the launch of his campaign for president, a student served up a boilerplate question: What has Dr. Carson learned in life? ...
Detroit Auto Show: The (Niche) Future of Electrics
Detroit – The Detroit Auto Show showcased more green cars than ever this January, even as American demand for hybrid-electrics shrank to below three percent of market in 2014. Driven by President Obama’s 54.5-by-2025 mpg mandate as well as state mandates (...
Detroit Show: Musk warns of auto-induced warming crisis as city shivers
Detroit – Outside the North American International Auto Show this month, temperatures were a bone-chilling nine degrees when electric vehicle entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took the stage to declare that human-induced global warming was a threat to mankind.
The Emperor Has No Clothes, Detroit edition
Detroit – Hans Christian Anderson, meet Barack Obama. Has there been a better modern staging of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” than the president’s visit to Ford’s Wayne Assembly Plant Wednesday?
Selected to demonstrate the wisdom of Emperor – er, ...
Obama to Tout Economic Policies . . . at Idle Green-Car Plant
Detroit – On Wednesday, Barack Obama will launch his pre–State of the Union, economic-victory tour at Ford’s Michigan Assembly plant in order to showcase the fuel-efficient, hybrid-electric cars produced there. The Obama administration claims such vehicles are the transportation ...
Mr. Integrity’s Inconvenient Cloud
Detroit — “If you had to put a headline on what’s happening today, it’s ‘Mr. Integrity retires from the Senate,’” said Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) as part of a joint Senate–media schmoozefest honoring the retirement of ...
While Homeless in Detroit Freeze, White House Spends on Global Warming
Detroit - Area shelters are bursting at the seams thanks to record-low November temperatures.
Meanwhile, a White House task force is proposing to spend up to $100 billion – not on helping the homeless survive another brutal winter — but on global warming “...
The Green Church Has Taken the Fun out of Formula One
Europe has a history of religious intolerance. Today’s Green Church fits the mold.
In their determination to drain all joy out of life, Green priests have set their sights on Europe-based Formula One racing, the world’s most popular ...
Steyer’s anti-carbon crusade bags another win (sort of)
Detroit – On the heels of blocking the Keystone Pipeline, billionaire global warming activist Tom Steyer and his green allies celebrated another victory over the oil sands industry this summer when Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) denied Detroit Bulk ...
Michigan’s Sleepy Watchdogs
Detroit – On Sunday morning, September 7, the Detroit Free Press led its front page by handing its Neal Shine Award to Democratic senator Carl Levin and Democratic congressman John Dingell, both of whom are retiring. “In an era when the do-nothing ...
Obama Touts Oil Boom He Discouraged
Planet Gore, meet Planet Obama. Following the president’s daily schedule is like tracking an alternate universe. Divorced from Washington, the president flits about the country — consuming a gallon of fuel a second aboard Air Force One — while delivering a ...
Dearborn, Michigan — Save the planet, SUV the planet.
The Green Church and its media acolytes have targeted sport utility vehicles as a sin against the planet. In 1998, New York Times reporter Keith Bradsher demonized SUVs in his book High and ...
Total Recall: GM Bailout Amnesia
Detroit — ”Deeply disturbing,” said NHTSA chief David Friedman of GM’s failure to act on an air-bag supplier’s warning of May 11, 2009, that air bags would not deploy if the ignition switches on Chevy Cobalts failed. NHTSA fined GM $35 million ...
Switchgate: Tort toadies seeding fear
Americans can be excused if they are getting whiplash from the Democratic party’s sudden about face on General Motors. For the last five years, Government Motors was key to Democratic electoral success as President Obama bailed out the company ...
Callous 'old GM'? Cobalt was recalled multiple times
In November, 2004, General Motors recalled 2005 model year Chevy Cobalts for faulty headlamps that could cause “additional glare, increasing the risk of crash” to oncoming drivers. In January, 2007, GM recalled more Cobalts to install energy-absorbing plastic in the headliner trim “to ...
Total Recall: GM's Chance for Rebirth
Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, the CEO of America’s biggest auto company will apologize for her company’s negligence in pursuing a defective part that has been linked to the loss of 13 lives.
“As soon as ...
The Obama Administration's Defective Toyota Shakedown
“The verdict is in. There is no electronic-based cause for unintended high-speed acceleration in Toyotas,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in February, 2011 upon releasing an exhaustive study by NHTSA and NASA absolving Toyota of allegations its vehicles were ...
Midwest: Record Global Freezing
“To the surprise of no one, the winter of 2013–14 has shaped up to be one of the coldest on record,” report my colleagues at the Detroit News, of this year’s record-breaking Michigan temps. “The average temperature for (December, January, ...
EPA Rule: All Pain, No Gain
In President Obama’s Year of Action, the EPA levied another unilateral tax on America’s struggling economy Monday with expensive new sulfur standards. The new mandates will cost the energy industry an estimated $10 billion, impact small refineries most, and ...
Businessman-politicians often pretend that they are above politics, but they do so at their peril.
Take the fine budget mess Michigan Republican governor Rick Snyder has gotten himself into.
In an otherwise impressive first term, Snyder’s refusal to compromise ...
Edict Watch: Obama T-Bones the Small-Trucking Industry
President Obama issued yet another edict on Tuesday that requires semi-trucks to meet federal fuel-economy standards. And, like other edicts choking coal plants and hiking the federal minimum wage, the little guy will suffer most.
Fuel efficiency is a major ...
Midwest Poor Freeze, Tax Dollars Go Overseas to Fight Warming
Detroit – Record cold continues to grip the northern United States — Michigan has recorded record low temperatures of -14 degrees Fahrenheit and record January snowfalls. The Winter from Hell is an exclamation point on over a decade of declining global temperatures. ...
Michigan Exchange, Day One: The Affordable Glitch Act
Detroit — Washington’s bureaucrats took over the U.S. health system four years ago with the promise that they could administer it better – and far more cheaply – than the private sector. That the Affordable Care Act is affordable is already ...
EPA's McCarthy: Job-killing Regulation Creates Jobs
Detroit – It’s been a tough summer for the Green Church of the Apocalypse. High Priestess and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (accompanied by EPA official Susan Hedman) scheduled an August 5 bus tour of Michigan shilling for President Obama’s “...
What Does Obama's Global-Warming Plan Look Like?
Detroit — At Georgetown University Tuesday, President Obama launched new, far-reaching plans to combat what he calls “the disastrous effects of climate change.” Yet, while economists agree that his remedies would have little impact on global temperatures, the policies his administration ...
Tesla and the Myth of the Zero-Emissions Vehicle
Auto enthusiasts were thrilled last week as green automaker Tesla made it into the black, earning $11 million profit on revenue of $562 million in the first quarter of 2013. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t somewhat surprising to ...
How do you immobilize the President of the United States? Put diesel fuel in his tank.
One of the eight-ton, armor-plated Caddy limos — Secret Service codename, “The Beast” – in our green president’s fleet had to be towed in Israel ...
Carl Levin’s retirement announcement today was delicious.
The millionaire Michigan senator who gifted himself a $7,500 tax break to buy his $40,000 2012 Chevy Volt said his Number One priority in his last two years in office is cleaning up fat-cat tax ...
Entergy's Super Black Eye
Entergy, meet BP.
The Superdome blackout reveals another energy company that, while preening to the public about its green morals, forgot its core business. Just as no one will remember BP’s pre-Deep Horizon green rebranding of itself as “Beyond ...
Obama's cliff breaks for rich Greens
In Barack Obama’s America, it’s always opposites day.
“We can’t simply cut our way to prosperity,” said the president upon signing the fiscal cliff deal — a deal that included no cuts in federal spending. “Cutting spending has ...
Taxpayers Take a Government Motors bath
Now we know the reason why the Obama administration spurned General Motors’ offers to buy back U.S. Treasury stock until after the election.
In fact, there are 13 billion reasons.
A month after Obama’s re-election — an election won in ...
Obama's right-to-work wrongs
Detroit - Up is down. The sky is green. Right-to-work is anti-collective bargaining.
On the eve of a historic Lansing vote making Michigan a right-to-work state, President Obama waded into the controversy Tuesday with a big bag o’ ...
Obama Auto Mandate Ships Jobs to Mexico
“The (fuel mileage) standards will provide certainty for manufacturers in planning their investments and creating jobs in the auto industry as they add more fuel-saving technology to their vehicles,” cheered United Auto Worker President Bob King this January as he ...
Democrats Lose the Appalachian Working Man
“Representative John D. Dingell . . . said that the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions by the E.P.A. would set off a ‘glorious mess’ that would resonate throughout the economy.” — New York Times, 2009
Since Barack Obama’s ...
Washington, DC, AP – A $1.5 billion “Twinkie Bailout” to save Hostess Brands and 18,500 jobs fell apart Friday after President Obama’s Twinkie Task Force could not come to terms with the Bakery Workers Union.
The multi-billion ...
In their desperate bid to win over swing states Michigan and Ohio in Tuesday’s election, the Obama and Romney campaigns are plastering the TV screens with false ads about the auto bailout.
“When the auto industry faced collapse, Mitt ...
Debate: Obama's Auto-Bailout Whopper
The Boca Raton Bout was focused on foreign policy, but one subplot was of particular interest to Michigan’s economy: President Obama’s whopper on the auto bailout. For the first time, the two candidates went head-to-head on the Government ...
Obama's 'Doubled Fuel Efficiency' Con
In the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his MPG mandates as evidence of his commitment to energy independence. “That’s why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars,” said Obama at the Hofstra town hall. “That means that in ...
The Out-of-Touch, Gaffe-Prone, Successful Candidacy of Alan Mulally
On the same day (September 18) Mitt Romney was under media fire (“Will Mitt Romney’s 47 percent remark sink his campaign?” hoped the front page of the Detroit Free Press) due to a gaffe allegedly revealing him as out of touch ...
UMW Is Dead, UAW Is Alive
“The Navy SEALs shot Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and (the EPA’s) Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” United Mine Worker president Cecil Roberts told a West Virginia radio show in April.
How’s that for a bump sticker, ...
“You can choose the path where we control more of our own energy,” said President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination for a second term. “We raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars ...
Detroit — ”I mean, it’s just kind of amazing, it sort of came upon them (the GOP) in the night — the plight of the middle class,” said Biden. “Well, what you didn’t hear (Romney talk about ...
Detroit — With sales nowhere near the predicted 45,000-per-year, General Motors halted production of “Obamacar” — the Chevy Volt — here for the second time this year as its inventory levels lag the industry average.
If that sounds like the general ...
Middle-Class Joe in the City with No Middle Class
Detroit — Joe Biden parachuted into the heart of Michigan Wednesday to visit Detroit, a Democratic city suffering under a 20 percent unemployment rate, the nation’s worst public schools, a federal-welfare-induced implosion of the nuclear family, violent gangs of ...
Michigan Stumbles Despite Auto Bailout
Michigan is going backwards. And that’s a problem for President Obama.
Michigan’s unemployment rate jumped to 9 percent in July — nearly a half point higher than June’s 8.6 percent rate — continuing a sudden reversal in the state’s recovery. ...
Michigan’s Winning Romney-Ryan Precedent
Businessman Mitt Romney’s inspired pick of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate is once again an uncanny replay of successful businessman Rick Snyder’s campaign for Michigan governor in 2010.
A venture capitalist and ex-Gateway CEO, Snyder chose ...
UK's Inconvenient Weather
Detroit — “Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks,” hyperventilated the AP’s Seth Bornstein this month. “Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat ...
The Beeb's (subsidized) Karma
More toys for Obama’s One Percent.
Leo DiCaprio has already picked up his $7,500 taxpayer subsidy for buying an electric, taxpayer-financed Fisker Karma. Leo has also lent his time to promote the brand, given its recent Made-in-Finland battery-pack and money ...
Which is the fairest Chevy of them all?
The automotive press thrilled this week over June sales numbers that showed Chevy Volt sales tripling to 1,760 units sold. Not bad for Obama’s Car of the Future . . . until you look at the sales numbers for other Chevy vehicles.