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As Senator Bunning has voted no to unemployment benefit extensions, the government is blaming winter for higher jobless rates!

Where’s the money honey?  There isn’t anymore.  Period. 

Finally someone, that person being Senator Bunning, has stood up in halt the extension of unemployment benefits to stop the sucking sounds coming from our national debt. 

Claiming he already explained why he was filibustering a bill, he refused to talk to the press en route to the Senate Floor…

Senator Bunning was even more expressive before the cameras arrived, using a little sign language.  When Senate producer Z. Byron Wolf spotted Bunning exiting his office, Bunning said, “I’m not talking to anybody.” When Wolf asked him to stay and talk to our cameras, Bunning walked toward the elevator and shot the middle finger over his head via http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/sen-bunning-tells-abc-senators-only-ele

Too bad more Senators and Americans don’t use that finger more often at the abuse our Constitution and the U.S economy is taking under President Obama.  Yes we get that we need health care reform and a whole lot of other things too, but the way to do it is to lower taxes for business and create jobs to get people off unemployment and the welfare system. 

Enough already, stop the printing presses if you really want to hug a tree.  China is selling its U.S. treasury debt to Japan.  Russia and others and even the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are revisiting the U.S. dollars reliability as the basket currency.   In all actuality, we may not have to worry about keeping those printing presses going because the dollar will be worthless and at the very least, worth less.

Here’s the latest data on unemployment data from http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm.  It is a lot of people, some being on unemployment for around 199 weeks! 

The outlook isn’t looking better anytime soon.  To put a spin on more expected bad news in anticipation of this Fridays coming jobless report, Reuters is reporting that White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Monday, “Winter blizzards were likely to distort U.S. February jobless figures.”

The government is blaming winter for higher jobless rates!  Like we’ve never had winter before?  This is the same federal government that is shoving cap and trade, global warming, health care, the H1N1 vaccine, mercury laden light bulbs, and near socialism right down your throat. 

Still analyzing February weather data, “During the month of January, the U.S. experienced near–normal temperatures and slightly above–normal precipitation — see the national temperature and precipitation state of the climate report. These environmental conditions, as well as record snowfall during December 2009, were associated with above-normal snow cover extents across the contiguous U.S. and North America for the month. Snow cover extent during January 2010 ranked as sixth largest January extent since 1967 for North America and the United States,” said the government at http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/?report=snow&year=2010&month=1

The Moderate Voice had this to say,http://themoderatevoice.com/64559/its-snow-news/:

The previous week, the local news stations and TV all-news networks identified a crippling snow as “Snowmageddon” and “Snowpocalyse.” This week, with its winds, we learned about “Snowicane.”

“And so for two back-to-back snow-somethings, we had almost unlimited Team Coverage. The teams interviewed business owners—”So, how’s the snow affecting your business?” They interviewed residents—”So, how’s the snow affecting your plans?” They even interviewed public officials—”So, how’s the snow affecting your budget?”

Praise and props to Bunning.  Surely somehow our elected officials will figure out a way to reinstate the benefits to help people.  Surely the climatologists will find that global temperatures are increasing.  In the meantime, the unemployed with nothing else to do will be bundling up, shoveling more snow listening to more crap. 

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This Thanksgiving week, General Motors has officially ceased production of it’s Pontiac brand of vehicles as a result of the bailout by the U.S. government.  Not only could the car maker not meet it’s financial obligations but, the fact is that the car’s brand no longer had the appeal it once did and sales were declining.

The last Pontiac G-8 rolled off the assembly line in Orion heading for a fleet order rather than a museum for posterity sake yesterday.  http://www.detnews.com/article/20091126/AUTO01/911260411/Pontiac-reaches-end-of-the-line/?imw=Y 

http://www.pontiac.com/ has the official closeout information on remaining vehicles for sale with deals as low as o% financing for six years or cash back offers up to $4,500.  As a wake up call to anyone buying a car, six years is an absurd amount of time to pay off a car, especially when the warranty ends before you pay it off.

With discount offers like this across most of GM’s product line up, how they are ever going to make money, get out of bankruptcy and away from government ownership is beyond any one’s guess. 

Besides the 1000’s of job losses at Pontiac plants, NUMMI the joint venture between  GM and Toyota venture looks to be shutting its doors as well. http://www.mercurynews.com/drive/ci_13766495 From the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment by state http://www.bls.gov/web/laumstrk.htm is listed.  Like the climategate, how true these numbers are is any one’s guess.

I recall the 1978 Pontiac Bonneville that I learned to drive in.  What a tank, but it had the radio antennae built into the glass which was pretty cool.  In 1982 came the Firebird and was featured on the TV Show Knight Rider.  I never owned one, but a lot of my buddies did and it was a girl magnet.

Pontiac Fiero

In 1984,  my dad through a mid life crisis or whatever, found the Pontiac Fiero much more in the spirit of things.  What a car it was and far removed from anything on the market.  The damned things body was made of plastic!  We’ll some sort of poly-resin- that when a grocery cart hit it it bounced off with no damage.  With no USA steel to give it strength, on impact the car crumbled.  Luckily, we never crashed it but traded it it on something or another.  Might have been the Cadillac Sedan De Ville with the horrendous 4-6-8 valve engine- another GM disaster.

Our Fiero was hot red in color with every option known to man, including the fabulous sound system from Bose.  Nothing like Van Halen screaming at you at ten decibels while driving down the highway. A definite babe magnet of a car.  It made you want to live in the fast lane or at least drive in it.

 

Chief Pontiac, Ottawa Tribe

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa Tribe must be glad to know that the spirit of the Pontiac brand of vehicles will go on- in memory at least.  He was quoted as saying, 

According to a French chronicler, in a second council Pontiac proclaimed:

It is important for us, my brothers, that we exterminate from our lands this nation which seeks only to destroy us. You see as well as I that we can no longer supply our needs, as we have done from our brothers, the French…. Therefore, my brothers, we must all swear their destruction and wait no longer. Nothing prevents us; they are few in numbers, and we can accomplish it.   Peckham, Indian Uprising, 119–20; Dixon, Never Come to Peace, 109. via  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Pontiac#cite_note-8

It didn’t turn out so good for the Indians being forced to reservations, but in the long run some tribes are probably more financially stable than the U.S. government,  thanks to good fiscal policy and casino’s.

Ironically enough, the Pontiac Silverdome was sold this month for $583,000 USD to a Toronto, Canadadian businessman. Completed in 1975 as the Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, at a cost of $55.7 million, the Silverdome seats 80,311. It contains 102 luxury suites and 7,384 club seats. more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Silverdome

“While still not sure what he’ll ultimately do with the stadium, adjacent fieldhouse and 127 acres of land, Apostolopoulos said he’d like to return it to being a place that hosts football, soccer, hockey and basketball as well as concerts.  “People today like sports so we have to keep it for sports events,” he said. “Whatever they like, we’ll do.” But Apostolopoulos said the zoning does allow for the tearing down of the stadium and the building of houses, apartments or almost any other kind of construction.” http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/729769–toronto-developer-snaps-up-vacant-pontiac-silverdome

At less than $5000 USD an acre that was a good deal for any pilgrim. 

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