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General Motors is hiring Chinese workers to build Cadillac autos that will be sold to the American taxpayers who bailed the company out in 2008.
The plug-in hybrid version of the CT6, which is already manufactured in China, will be available in American showrooms this summer, according to Bloomberg News.
There is growing criticism about General Motors’ decision to hire Chinese workers for manufacturing jobs after accepting a huge bailout from American taxpayers. “America invested in GM and GM turned around and stabbed America in the back,” Rick Manning, the president of Americans for Limited Government, told Breitbart News.
Breitbart has already reported on GM’s plan to sell the made-in-China Buick Envision in the United States.
Business mogul Donald Trump has made U.S. trade policies with countries like China a central theme of his populist campaign.
Hey, we GAVE them the money, right? So whose fault is it that more American jobs are moving offshore?
(In the interest of full disclosure, I own a pre-bailout GM car. The bad news she’s a 2000 Olds Intrigue, with over 140k miles on her. The good news is in spite of the fact I cannot afford to maintain her, she still runs. Kind-of.)
(from Joe @ The View From North Central Idaho)
An attack on abortion rights, for example, produces a far greater outcry and resistance than the successful attack on habeas corpus and due process. President Obama was able to declare his power to execute citizens by executive branch decision alone without due process and conviction in court, and it produced barely audible protest.
*Historically, a government that can, without due process, throw a citizen into a dungeon or summarily execute him is considered to be a tyranny, not a democracy. By any historical definition, the United States today is a tyranny.
Paul Craig Roberts
Does The United States Still Exist?
An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida
Remember: Why Boomershoot? Insurance against tyranny.—Joe]
Re: *Historically (above)
SOMEONE had to say it! – Guffaw
(borrowed, with gratitude from Counting Cats in Zanzibar, in part)
From the Fairfax womens pages:
“Namaste is my way of greeting Hindi speaking elders in my hometown Melbourne or a way of saying hello to most people back in India. But hearing namaste chanted by the white yoga instructor to a predominantly white class was unsettling. Really? If the yoga class itself wasn’t white-centric enough, she really had to place the appropriative cherry on top.”
An Indian immigrant in Australia, clearly speaks English, and presumably uses machine woven artificial fibres, electronics, communications equipment and modern transport.
What truly fascinates me about her, and her ilk, is the apparent complete absence of introspection. No evidence she has any concept of how self absorbed, ignorant, irrational, racist or xenophobic this article shows her to be – she uses ‘white’ thirteen times, making it clear skin colour is important to her.
I thought, in a multicultural society, we were supposed to learn from one another. What possible value would such learning be if we are not permitted to make use of anything we do absorb? (…)
(and from the commentary, in part)
Nope. We shouldn’t worry about it ourselves as this is essentially a variation of cultural Marxism in the mold of “White Guilt“.
What we should do is call out left-wing fascists who make such accusations (either direct or indirect) for what they are, race baiters, no better than Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the like.
Aspects of cultural identity, whether in relation to the food we eat, the clothes we wear our the style of hair we prefer are not bound in stone but quite the opposite, being both dynamic and to a certain extent contagious. (…)
The point about multiculturalism is that the multikultis object to blending. They seek to maintain separate cultural identities for different groups and encourage tribalisation of the broader society. The aim is not diversity, but division, and that is what this loon here is encouraging. Her cry is “yoga for the Hindus”.
Multiculturalism is a socially poisonous doctrine which maintains and emphasizes division, and which destroys social cohesion. Far better to promote mutual assimilation. Emphasize commonalities, not differences.
And here in the Colonies, we are continually being told that being White is bad, that being Educated (in the White-man’s way) is bad and that even being an industrialized American is bad!
Because multiculturalism is the Truth and the Light, as is being a Luddite agricultural commune member who decries GMOs and global warming as evils of industrial society.
Oh! And no vaccines, either! Or meat. (it’s murder, ya know).
I see all of this as a distillation of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s love of primitives, to the exclusion of the civilized. (We see this in the veneration of American Indians as somehow more pure that the Eurotrash who conquered them.)
If only we would shed our clothes, and our machines, and return to Nature, all would be wonderful!
“…[N]othing is so gentle as man in his primitive state, when placed by nature at an equal distance from the stupidity of brutes and the fatal enlightenment of civil man”.
Milton: Paradise Lost
(I suspect most folks born after 1960 aren’t familiar with this song(?)
Old NFO came across THIS, which he labelled ‘an Interesting Find’ (from December 1917).
When contractors began work on four classrooms of old Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, they knew their work would lead to school betterment, but they never expected it would impact local history.
Looking to upgrade the rooms with new whiteboards and smartboards, the workers had to first remove the outdated chalkboards. But when they began to pull away those old boards, they made a startling discovery
Oklahoma City school officials aren’t just taken back by what’s written on the boards, but also by how beautifully it is written. Penmanship like this is clearly a lost art. One board reads, “I give my head, my heart, and my life to my God, and One nation indivisible with justice for all.”
And math too!
And though the boards’ style and subject matter might be unfamiliar to today’s younger folks, they certainly resonate with older generations. Principal Kishore told The Oklahoman what it was like to show her 85-year-old mother the boards: “She just stood there and cried. She said it was exactly like her classroom was when she was going to school.”
Simply amazing! It seems they must have done this over the holidays in Dec 1917, and never took the old boards down, just put the new ones up right over the old ones!!!
h/t Jimmy D
My comment to him was I suspect most of today’s college graduates would be unable to read (or write) the cursive, do the math and would poo-pooh the pledge to God and Country.
How far we have fallen!
No, not this guy (although I love him! Sang this in the (award-winning) high school choir!)
In my ongoing search for a stable, secure, fast, user-friendly browser (come to think of it, this applies to my ongoing search for a woman, as well! 🙂 ) I came across a new browser, VIVALDI.
From the same folks who brought us the now-defunct browser Opera, it claims versatility, speed, stability and low memory use.
What more could a gun blogger want?
I’ve been using and tweaking it for a little over three weeks now, and am still impressed.
Will advise if any major ‘bumps-in-the-road’ appear.
(FTC – this is FREE, they give me nothing. Go suck eggs, or something!)
I’ve always liked fine blued firearms. Even though my corrosive sweat destroys them when I’m within six feet of one. 🙂
Had a friend years ago who picked up a Colt LW Commander for $125 (This was the 70’s). The slide was in bad need of refinishing. He spent hours with steel wool and degreaser, followed by a cheap cold blue. (Birchwood Casey?) Never got it to look right, and later traded it for an early S&W model 60. (Which I later acquired 🙂 then had stolen 😦 )
I spent years touching up my various blued firearm and parts with cold bluing and bluing pens (and scratches on alloy frames with oxide pens!) Never seemed able to get bluing solution of a quality formula (this was pre-Internet). I did hear there was one Canadian formula, though. It was like the Holy Grail of bluing!
Years later, a gunnie friend was helping a neighbor with her recently-deceased husband’s firearms. He’d a 50’s vintage Colt Python that had developed some rust issues in storage. We cleaned her up and applied a good cold blue. It was like color-changing steel magic! Colt metallurgy was excellent! (Of course, it probably ruined the value the unadulterated gun would have received.)
My own NM 1911 (The Bob Hall Signature Model) had a blued slide that had been dinged-up and developed some rust and pitting. The frame was a stainless Vega – no issues there. I tried cold bluing a number of times, but was never happy with the result. Eventually, I coughed up significant funds ($200, in 1983?) and had Robbie Barkman work his magic, coating the whole gun in Poly-T and putting NP3 on the internals and mechanicals.
She looks worn on the edges today, but still runs 20K+ rounds later. All I do is change out the recoil spring every 3K rounds, or so, and keep her lubed with lithium grease.
And nary a rust issue to be seen! 🙂
During a question and answer session at University of Chicago Law School, President Obama joked he is “sorry” his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is white.
After talking about the changes he has made to “transform” the federal court system from a “diversity standpoint,” Obama said, “And so, when I look at Merrick Garland, that was the person that… you know, the difference between the Supreme Court is that it’s just a handful of seats come up at any given time. Now, I appointed a Latino woman, and another woman right before that, so…”
“You know, yeah, he’s a white guy,” Obama said. “But he’s a really outstanding jurist. Sorry!”
More ‘not judged by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character’ stuff from the President.
Joke or not, it’s disgusting.
I accompanied my roomie J. to a medical outpatient procedure yesterday morning. All went well. We have another one today, arrival time 0700 (Tuesday)
Afterward, we went out for breakfast (brunch?). It was after 10 AM.
The Henhouse Cafe, in Gilbert Arizona
We visit here often after roomie’s East Valley medical stuff – if it’s in the morning. If it’s later, we have a lunch place we visit – when we can afford to…
We both tried something new (for us) this morning. The Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone Pancake.
You’ll note this is not pancakes. Not plural.
The Henhouse Cafe is notorious for it’s LARGE pancakes! We guessed wrong (and each ordered one) when we should have shared!
Says Jeh Johnson …
The nation’s top immigration officer said that the “11 million” undocumented aliens in the United States are “not going away,” are “in effect” citizens, and added that deporting the few the administration wants out is unpleasant.
Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security, told Harvard University students this week that the administration is focused on its plan to integrate illegals into America, despite the policy being tied up in court.
Johnson said that he plans to be in the front row of the Supreme Court April 18 when the case is discussed.
But in the meantime, he is making the case that the illegals here, estimated at a much higher 15.7 million by the Center for Immigration Studies, have essentially become American. The proof: They go to school, have licenses to drive, and can even practice law in California.
“Immigration policy must be two sides of the same coin. On the one hand, we want to reckon with, acknowledge the estimated 11 million undocumented in this country. More than half of the undocumented population of this country has been here for more than 10 years. And millions of them have in effect become integrated members of society, they go to school with us, they have driver’s licenses, they have kids who are U.S. citizens, they have kids who are lawful permanent residents. The California Supreme Court says that an undocumented person has a right to practice law in the state of California. So they are not going away. So do we insist that they live in a state of ambiguity, or do we reckon with this population and give them the opportunity to get on the books and be accountable?”
Addressing the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday night, he also said that the U.S. doesn’t have “open borders,” but added that deporting criminal aliens and others targeted for removal isn’t pleasant.
Johnson said that deportations have dropped because he wants the focus only on criminals, but even then he isn’t a fan of deporting illegals.
“While the number of deportations in the last several years have gone down dramatically, because I’ve told our immigration enforcement personnel to to focus on the convicted criminals, we have a border security obligation to return people after they’ve gone through the process, gone through the litigation process, they’ve litigated their asylum claims, and they have been ordered deported by a court, and if they are our priorities we have to send them back.
“Is it pleasant? Absolutely not. But as long as we have the obligation to enforce the law, we must enforce the law. We can’t have open borders. I know that disappoints many people, but we can’t have open borders,” said Johnson.
(Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com)
I was curious as to the name Jeh, and Googled it…
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hopefully, his parent’s didn’t name Jeh him because of this…