Change…How True Mr. Obama, How True…. Nice Job Showing his “Cuts”
Archive for May, 2009
Enjoy this touching Song….
letter to the editor
My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu, a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am the second generation to manage this business.
We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on a day to day basis and many more during a month. All depend on our business for part of their livelihood. We are financially strong with great respect in the market place and community. We have strong local presence and stability.
I work every day the store is open, nine to ten hours a day. I know most of our customers and all our employees. Sunshine Dodge is my life.
On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of 3 million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we can no longer sell a new Dodge as “new,” nor will we be able to do any warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory, (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability to perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back the vehicles or parts inventory.
Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler’s insistence, incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun Trust Bank.
HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?
THIS IS A PRIVATE BUSINESS NOT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY
This is beyond imagination! My business is being stolen from me through NO FAULT OF OUR OWN. We did NOTHING wrong.
This atrocity will most likely force my family into bankruptcy. This will also cause our 50+ employees to be unemployed. How will they provide for their families? This is a total economic disaster.
HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN A FREE MARKET ECONOMY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?
I beseech your help, and look forward to your reply. Thank you.
George C. Joseph
President & Owner
This was read by Rush yesterday, I found it on PrisonPlanet’s web site. I went to the dealership website and thanked Mr. Joseph for writting such a fine letter… if you wish to do likewise here is the link to the site.
Jim was driving down the street and saw a sign in front of a house, “Talking Dog For Sale -$10”.
He went up knocked on the door, and asked the man if it is true that he has a talking dog for sale for $10.
The dogs owner said “He is around back, in his doghouse, go see for yourself.”
So, he went out back, saw the doghouse and a dog sitting inside. He asked the dog “Excuse, me but can you speak?”
And to his amazement, the dog replied, “Why yes I can”
The man was amazed, He asked the dog about his life and how all this came to be?
The Dog told him: “Well, you see, when it was determined that I indeed could speak and understand human language, the Government took me and placed me in service for the country. I was used by the State Department and placed overseas in a variety of Embassy’s, I was able to foil many plots to harm the Country and capture spies and other evildoers because people never questioned saying things in the presence of a dog, so I was a valuable Government Agent and served the country for 10 years, but that is the equivalent of 70 human years, so i was faced with mandatory federal retirement. Ia was returned to my owner and have been living out my retirement years here in the backyard.”
Jim was blown away, and walked back to the front of the house and knocked on the front door again. The owner answered again and Jim asked him, “I just went back and talked to your dog, Are you seriously going to sell him for $10. I just listened to his story, all the things he did overseas for the Government, capturing Spies and foiling plots against our country, Hoe can you sell him for only $10?
The owner looked at him and said, “You bet I am gonna sell him, Hell, That Dog’s a liar, he didn’t do any of the stuff.”
For 6 Years, 23 hours and 45 minutes, we have lived the struggle and gut-wrenching decisions that Jack Bauer has dealt with in making things right. Impossible situations, unthinkable choices, moral conflicts but you always knew that Jack never lost the primary objective, his sense of what was right.
This whole season with the “AlGorification” of the show, with Jeanne Garofalo, whose hourly presence was a slap in the face to conservatives and the audience base that has made the show a success. We hoped it would be worth it and in the end, all would be made right…
Sure, Tony was over the top in his “revenge is a dish best served cold” obsession with Wilson for the death of Michelle (and his unborn son), I get that, but don’t let him then throw Jack under that bus (the one with 15 people on it) and devalue all that Jack has done and gone through, in serving the greater good. But they jumped the shark when they had Jack seek Self-Absolution from his new Imam friend. When you consider that the majority of the shows base would have a huge problem with the concept of forgiveness being simply a conversation with oneself , rather than from God through His Son, they insulted a lot of us.
The Imam was a nice enough guy. Jack and he had respect for their individual life choices, but absolution for oneself by oneself, that will not fly with the Red State Conservative, dare I say the conservative Christian base, that supported the show and how they resolved the moral conflicts that Jack faced throughout the day. I feel like I have been gut shot by the shows creators, and the most appropriate thing I can say is….Damn it!
I welcome your thoughts, I know its a show, but 24 is what the industry refers to as “Appointment Television” as in people make a point of viewing / TiVoing the show, and those who made a point to commit to watching the show I believe, will be disappointed…Damn it! (that’s two, if you’re counting, have another drink).
I don’t know if I want to see season 8, everyone will probably driving a Prius, with “Obama 2012” and “Stop Global Warming” bumper stickers on them… Damn it! (that’s three, I better quit now)
Well, so much for the “Undisclosed Location”… Joe Biden is the Chatty Cathy of the Obama administration. “Hey Joe, about those Nuclear Launch Codes…” please, and then there’s “Never Told Me Nancy” who decides to question the veracity of the CIA… And we haven’t even touched on Timmy TurboTax Geithner… This first 100 days seemed like an eternity.