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#84468 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [robr2]
Oct 03, 2012 (7:56 am)
The negatives on Fox News can't stand because they are so biased, so I'll comment since others have been able to give their opinion:
Gives both sides of the story. Many times I cringe because they report negative things about the republican candidate, to wit the 47% who will never vote for the Republican. This is opposed to watching the GE/Comcast-owned NBC which only has operatives giving Saul Alinsky type comments.
> their opinions
As for creating division, if anyone thinks FoxNews is doing that, take a look at MSNBC all day long (except on weekends wehre they spend their time featuring people in jails). Or take a look at the video of the BO speech back in 07 when he was creating division in a talk at Hampton.
Which exemplifies the MSM's technique of NOT covering all and of omitting things that are inconvenient for their POV, but covering all the little details if it's the opponent's negative.
I see all this division from the last 5 years as dangerous to our county even to including the foreign policy failures of the last few deaths.
#84469 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [imidazol97]
Oct 03, 2012 (8:03 am)
The negatives on Fox News can't stand...
Oct 03, 2012 (9:59 am)
I was in Saratoga Springs yesterday at the state park and in front of the car museum they had a bunch of new Chevys (probably a dealer promotion). They had a Volt on display.
It's not a bad looking car, a little bigger and slightly more stylish than a Cruze but that price! $40k before the government bribe...er...rebate? For a car that only goes 40 mies on a charge. This must appeal to a very limited market. I hope they can improve on this type of car before we're all forced to buy one.
They also had a Camaro and a Vette. The Camaro was $37k ouch! There was no price on the Vette because if you had to ask you can't afford it.
#84471 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [abacomike]
Oct 03, 2012 (10:02 am)
#84472 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [abacomike]
Oct 03, 2012 (12:22 pm)
If you are an Independent like me, it is impossible to find the truth in all the news media.
Iím not necessarily proud of this but I am like you. In fact, Iím a ďregisteredĒ Independent in the state of PA. I have no idea why anyone would want to call themselves a Democrat or Republican. Iíve been called many things in my day but as long as Iím not called one of those Iím happy.
#84473 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [jmonroe]
Oct 03, 2012 (12:26 pm)
Here in MA, one cannot register as an Independent because there is a recognized Massachusetts Independent Party. Rather we may register to vote and declare as "unenrolled".
#84474 of 96004 Re: Saw a Volt yesterday [oldfarmer50]
Oct 03, 2012 (12:48 pm)
There was no price on the Vette because if you had to ask you can't afford it.
That bugs me when they do that. How do they know I don't have enough ink in my pen.
#84475 of 96004 Re: What about this Mike? [jmonroe]
Oct 03, 2012 (12:51 pm)
Iíve been called many things in my day but as long as Iím not called one of those Iím happy
IMHO, it really doesn't matter what you register as because I know many, many registered democrats down here in our retirement community who are so disgusted with the last 3 years that they are voting republican this time around, most for the first time in their lives. Even my Dad, who always votes democratic is voting "not for Romney", but against the president. In fact, he is doing the same thing with Senator Nelson - voting against him by voting for Connie Mack, the republican.
I used to be a democrat, but the Democratic Party of 15-20 years ago is not the Democratic Party of today. The party is so far to the left extreme that I can no longer, in good conscience vote democratic any longer. That is why I became an independent. I vote for the best candidate and if there is not a good candidate, I vote against the worst candidate - the lesser of two evils.
#84476 of 96004 Re: Survey Says... [driver100]
Oct 03, 2012 (1:34 pm)
Hey driver....I was just wondering the other day how your A4 is working out. Well, I hope.
While not involved, I did see a guy get out of his car right in the middle of the street to yell at the guy behind him, presumably for tailgating him. The unfortunate part, I have to sit there, waiting for them to get their argument over with.
GF and I have probably swapped what we drive the most.....her in the BMW, me in the Audi. That's based on preferences over the last few months.
She probably would give the nod to the 335i. I give the nod to the S4. As smooth and strong as the 335i is, the S4 trumps it in both areas. I like the sport seats in the S4 over the flat seats in the 335i.
The S4 feels a whole lot stronger than 333HP it is rated. The 335i feels a whole lot stronger than its 320HP rating suggests, too (I put the BMW performance kit in). The S4 is still faster. As good as the 335i is in the handling dept, the S4 is better.
We're at 15,000 miles on the 335i (1st oil change was in June) and 5,000 miles on the S4. Both have had no issues....haven't even had to add air in the tires. Both are rock solid, with nary a squeak or rattle.
So, given that I prefer the S4, but technically it belongs to my GF, and she likes the 335i, but technically it belongs to me, I think we've officially swapped cars, as our daily drivers.
#84477 of 96004 CAR SALES EXPAND WHILE THE ECONOMY DRAGS
Oct 03, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I was reading in the papers today that automobile sales are again booming - especially Toyota and Chrysler. AutoNation's new car sales at its dealerships have been increasing at the rate of 15%+ each month this year.
According to the news source, the spurt in sales is due to the fact that people have held off buying new cars for several years and now those people are taking advantage of incentives and interest rates and are trading their cars in for more ecomical models. Leasing continues to be "flat" while purchasing cars at rates between 2-3% APR have increased.
Let's hope this surge in car sales helps to lift our economy out of the doldrums. The real problem we are facing is gasoline prices. They are $2.00 a gallon above where they were three years ago with no sign of relief in sight. And if the Middle East continues to get worse - Syria, Iran, Egypt and Israel, gasoline could easily double in price at the pump.
Sure would be nice to have a foreign relations policy that someone could delineate. It's a mess that's going to blow up at any time now! Mark my words !