Saturday, September 6, 2008

UAW Has the Car Running and the Garage Door Down

I want to thank Ron, a UAW retiree that put in 30 hard years, for reminding me once again of the blinders that blur the vision of that once admired association. His question to me was "Why does the UAW insist on committing suicide by continuing to endorse and donate to liberal candidates?" Great question...You see, I too at one time was a UAW member. Thirteen years on an assembly line. I questioned many times why the union would support a candidate that advocates unrestricted trade with China when it puts American manufacturers at such a disadvantage. In fact, in 2002 the UAW would not endorse either candidate for the 9th district race in Indiana. When questioned why this was so, I was told that was the decision and there would be no further explanation. The union simply will not endorse a Republican, namely Mike Sodrel, even if it means helping the industry in which they claim to represent workers. The union even attached its logo and helped pay for an advertisement thanking Congressman Hill last year for helping to pass higher CAFE standards. Isn't that like a chicken thanking Colonel Sanders for ridding the fryer of trans fats? You are still going to fry! Why would you want to put even more restrictions on the products that you produce, especially when high MPG automobiles already exist? I know I have written about this before in one of my earliest blogs, but it is worth repeating. The UAW would donate to a yellow dog if it had a "D" behind its name. The only difference this time is that the yellow dog has started the car with the garage door down and the union is in the backseat.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Today's Question:

Why didn't the liberal form of sex education, that we have heard would have worked for Governor Palin's daughter by the nutty press and dems, work for John Edwards?

Secondary Question: How often does abstinence prove effective in preventing pregnancy?.....oh, I know, pick me. " Yes, Mr. Short" 100% of the time. You are correct.

Does Palin Put Indiana Out Of Reach For Obama?

Barack Obama was planning to campaign hard in Indiana. He was ready to spend millions to get the word out. He was setting up offices and hiring coordinators. But, that was before Governor Sarah Palin's rousing speech last night at the RNC. Real Clear Politics has the lead for McCain at 7%. Expect that number to climb as the leaners make a hard right turn. In fact, the entire heartland of America is bright red. The only questions left to be answered come from some traditional battleground states. The most important...Ohio. The Buckeye state boasts 20 electoral votes, which explains why the announcement of McCain's VP pick was staged there. This race is a dead heat and will be decided by voter turnout. Next is Michigan with 17 electoral votes. Another toss up. And then we have to talk about Pennsylvania where the latest polls show Obama up by 5%, but that was taken last week. A lot can change in a week and it certainly has for the GOP. Lastly is the Sunshine State. McCain has enjoyed a marginal lead there for the last month. With little bounce from the Democratic Convention, expect Florida to remain red and their 27 votes to put McCain over the top. It will remain a close race, with plenty of attacks and smears. One thing I believe we can take to the bank now is that Hoosiers will vote Republican once again in the presidential election. Obama will likely spend his money in the other states that were mentioned here. My hope is that the surge for McCain equates into added votes for Mike Sodrel.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Spotless Sun May Signal Global Cooling...

I can't even make this stuff up. Read this article about the coming global cooling and then sit back and wait for environmentalists to blame the whole thing on American corporations.

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