Monthly Archives: May 2011

Memorial Day – A reminder to honor our protection of freedom

Memorial Day should remind us to take a moment or two today to consider the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedoms and way of life. May their families feel the love and support of a grateful nation.

Image from LSJ.com

IN THEIR HONOR: Memorial Day weekend events show thanks | Lansing State Journal
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Taxpayers rewarded, thousands of jobs saved and created, & Chrysler gets a new lease on life

What a Win-Win-Win!! Taxpayers rewarded, thousands of jobs saved and created, and Chrysler gets a new lease on life…The naysayers on Wall Street proven wrong again. Thank you, President Obama for getting the job done.

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne on government loans: ‘Tomorrow is payoff day’

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Watch me duel with Eric Bolling about GM

I kinda blew a gasket when FOX’s Eric Bolling once again attacked GM for not paying back the govt. loan fast enough. They are breaking records for sales and return-on-investment as GM products fly out of showrooms. You tell me if i was over the top…

Follow The Money – May 18, 2011

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GM jobs coming to Michigan and other states!!!

Image from Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com

GM jobs coming to Michigan and other states!!! Remember when the right wingers said we should let the “free market” work and kill off GM and Chrysler? I was proud to stand up for domestic manufacturing then and now. Great nations must produce greatly, not just consume.

5 Michigan plants to benefit from GM hiring blitz

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Let’s never get too busy to offer a hand up & a kind word to our fellow human beings

It is so easy to criticize, to judge. Mitch Albom challenges his readers to ACT, and reminds us the paramount importance of that human connection we share with others. Political engagement is vital, but let’s never get too busy to offer a hand up and a kind word to our fellow human beings.

Mitch Albom: Homeless vet goes home the right way
Detroit Free Press

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A MUST Watch – Colbert’s Coverage of EFM Martial Law Issue

You have GOT to see Colbert’s coverage of the EFM martial law issue in Michigan. Colbert is absolutely masterful (and hilarious) in driving home his point about democracy and the hypocrisy of holding municipalities to a much higher standard than the nation itself. You will want to pass this on.

The Colbert Report: The Word – Autocratic for the People

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Remind your neighbor to BUY AMERICAN – it matters

Our domestic Auto industry is BACK! Wall Street wrote the epitaph too soon. Remember, do your neighbor a favor and BUY AMERICAN – it matters.

Fortunes Shift for U.S., Japanese Auto Makers – WSJ.com

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Yes, there is a connection between American products & American JOBS

More and more Americans are beginning to make the connection between American products and American JOBS. This is the link that U.S. multinational corporations don’t want us to make. The more we all demand and search for American goods, the more our neighbors will be working and the healthier our economy will be.

Sylvania in St. Marys, Pa., is the only place still making light bulbs in the U.S. - Image from http://www.abcnews.go.com

Made in America: On a Mission for the U.S. Air Force

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Patroit Flag – a reminder of resolve & solidarity after 9/11

Proud to host Patriot Flag here in Lansing… A reminder of the resolve and solidarity of the American people after the 9-11 attack. America is unbowed and unbeaten, still a beacon of hope around the world. Let’s work together to make the promise of America – land of opportunity – true today.

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‘Patriot Flag’ makes a Michigan appearance in Lansing

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Kudos to the President and the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces who brought justice to Osama bin Laden

Kudos to the President and the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces who brought justice to Osama bin Laden. May the families of the victims of 9-11 finally get some measure of closure. God Bless our troops and God Bless America.

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden killed, buried at sea

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