July 31, 2010

Obama Admin Sitting on Investigation Report that Favors Toyota
— Gabriel Malor

Weeks after word came that the black box data has cleared Toyota in all but a single "sudden acceleration" claim, a retiring NHTSA official says that the agency is sitting on investigation results that would put the hoax claims to rest.

But the Democratic inquisition of GM's competitors continues anyway.

A new report in the WSJ quotes a retiring NHTSA official as saying higher-ups are refusing to release the results of the agency’s staff investigation into charges of Toyota sudden acceleration, because those findings are not unfavorable enough toward the automaker. I’ve got more detail in a new post at Cato at Liberty, and Ted covers the story at PoL.

Meanwhile, proponents of a sweeping expansion of federal auto safety law, one that would thrust Washington much more deeply into the operations of the automotive industry, are really in a hurry — a quick, urgent, must-do-now hurry — to pass it, even though many of its provisions have not had much airing in public debate. An editorial today in the New York Times — a newspaper that almost comically underplayed the revelations earlier this month about the NHTSA probe’s pro-Toyota results — flatly asserts that the Japanese automaker’s vehicles suffer “persistent problems of uncontrolled acceleration,” and demands that the sweeping new legislation “be passed into law without delay.” It’s almost as if they are afraid of what might happen if lawmakers pause to take a closer look.

Word is that the report is completed, but being blocked by Transportation Secretary LaHood's office. LaHood's spokesman says "The review remains ongoing." Uh huh.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 07:07 AM | Comments (123)
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1 Is there ANYthing that these fuckers do that ISN'T corrupt?

Posted by: caunotacarius at July 31, 2010 07:12 AM (T+E+i)

2 Word is that the report is completed, but being blocked by Transportation Secretary LaHood's office. LaHood's spokesman says "The review remains ongoing." Uh huh.

How unexpected!

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 31, 2010 07:12 AM (9hSKh)

3
The power of UNIONS.  C O R R U P T I O N.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 07:13 AM (0fzsA)

4

Is there ANYthing that these fuckers do that ISN'T corrupt?

Nopey!

Posted by: Damn Skippy at July 31, 2010 07:15 AM (ukuxx)

5 "The review remains ongoing."

Until we find something that benefits GM.

So forever.

Posted by: NHTSA official at July 31, 2010 07:15 AM (tf9Ne)

6 Hmmm. No Toyota news is bad Toyota news, which means more 'inadvertant' sales for GovMotors, raising it's stock price. If it were a company, an SEC investigation would be in order.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 31, 2010 07:16 AM (x81hH)

7 Sigh, I guess I'll try to get the word out about the automotive takeover bill, I don't feel like my imperial congress critters will listen to me, I've long since gone into just donate to the GOP challengers mode with them, but I am so tired and so scared that even a tea party tidal wave in Nov will be unable to reverse this suicide march the county is on.

Posted by: palerider at July 31, 2010 07:17 AM (m+nIW)

8 Well, there is the "Volt!"Their toy wind up, really expensive electric car. or dildo, or something.

Posted by: JDFALCON IN VEGAS at July 31, 2010 07:17 AM (lPu+Z)

9 Comrades, you only need to know the news that the Obama regime wants you to know. Look to the MFM for your example of what we are talking about.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2010 07:19 AM (ceQoW)

10 Hey, they have a huge problem, they are trying to sell "an electric car" to millions of Americans and the "electric part" only works for 40 miles and the car is the a little over a grand a mile.  In an economy where if you are spending that money you are going to buy a mercedes or a top of the line japanese car.  You aren't buying that car and therein lies their problem.  hey but look, they bought a "sub prime" lender to make car loans so they may be planning to court those who really can't afford a car that expensive and give them a loan no matter what so that they move the cars.  Oh wait, haven't they done this somewhere before?

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:19 AM (p302b)

11
The Mob called.  They want their tactics back.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 07:19 AM (0fzsA)

12 "If it were a company, an SEC investigation would be in order.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 31, 2010 12:16 PM (x81hH)"

ooo yeah and then we can all request the info from the SEC under FOIA....

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:21 AM (p302b)

13 "11
The Mob called.  They want their tactics back.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 12:19 PM (0fzsA)"

Rudy Guiliani made a career of going after the mob, maybe the republican party is overlooking a diamond in the rough.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:22 AM (p302b)

14 LaWho?

Posted by: Bob "Out To Lunch" Schieffer at July 31, 2010 07:23 AM (tuEQt)

15 So people are beginning to figure out what g'overnment run' means are they? Communism is one of the most corrupt forms of government ever invented. All it ever produced is mass murder and starvation.

Unless voted out, America has no chance surviving the Obowma-Chavez Show.

Posted by: bill-tb at July 31, 2010 07:23 AM (y+QfZ)

16 remember when chavez made a big thing about giving the pres "the book"

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:25 AM (p302b)

17

Hey! I never wanted to get into the auto making business! I've got enough to do.

Like golfing, taking a vacation, golfing, avoiding that orca I call a wife, golfing...

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 31, 2010 07:25 AM (tuEQt)

18

Even GM knows the first generation Volt is a joke.

They only planned to make 10,000 the first year. But now that they are "profitable for the first time since 2004" (Barack Obama), they will make many more of these "loss leaders".

 

$41000 apiece, plus the $7000 bollar tax credit, plus the 40 billion or so that the Federal Government has given GM, the new sub-prime lender bank that will doubtless make car loans that won't be repaid, and what we have here is what you may euphemistically call "a bargain".

A few more "bargains" like this and we'll all be broke.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch says... at July 31, 2010 07:25 AM (sJTmU)

19 If and when it's released expect to see it on the Friday nite of a major holiday weekend.

Posted by: JimK at July 31, 2010 07:26 AM (eTOSu)

20
hi bishes

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:26 AM (c/L4y)

21
Love Rudy.  Sure he's more socially liberal, (which is fine by me) but he is a kick-ass, no-frills, clean-it-up conservative.  Rudy is an over-looked asset.


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 07:27 AM (0fzsA)

22 8 Well, there is the "Volt!"Their toy wind up, really expensive electric car. or dildo, or something.

Sorry to say this, but you have indeed insulted dildos. Since they are made overseas by non-union labor, they do indeed work, and when using, will not overload the electrical grid. And they do not cost as much as a Mercedes.

As to why the Gubbermint is pushing the Volt, that's easy. It will be a lemon, and need repairs. And since it is new technology, it will have to be repaired at the dealerships. Dealerships who probably have union mechanics.

And the power companies, are they unionized? Because when the grid starts going down when all the Volts owned by the government (you know a mandate is coming soon) start crashing the grid, the power guys are going to be getting a lot of overtime.

So it's all good.

Except for Toyota.

They are teh evil for being non-union.

signed,
The Proud Owner of  Two Toyotas that are the VERY BEST vehicles I have EVER owned!


Posted by: shibumi at July 31, 2010 07:27 AM (OKZrE)

23
41 grand?

What's that, a grand/mile?

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:27 AM (c/L4y)

24 24 41 grand?

What's that, a grand/mile?

Probably more, after Obummer's anti-energy, pro-greenie whack-job policies make electricity rates skyrocket.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 31, 2010 07:29 AM (9hSKh)

25 I don't need no forking report to know that I love my Toyota. I trust that most Toyotians feel the same.

Posted by: dum blond at July 31, 2010 07:29 AM (gbCNS)

26
Obama, (this cocksucker is so glib but he's gifted with a voice that makes everything he says sound good), said the Bolt or the Volt or whatever it's called is our future.

If that's true, our future is bleak.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:30 AM (c/L4y)

27 6 Hmmm. No Toyota news is bad Toyota news, which means more 'inadvertant' sales for GovMotors, raising it's stock price.

If it were a company, an SEC investigation would be in order.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 31, 2010 12:16 PM (x81hH)

Very good point... this is bordering on illegal, as you know have a STOCKHOLDER (the US Gov) conspiring against a competitor.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 31, 2010 07:31 AM (H+oXM)

28 Very good point... this is bordering on illegal, as you know have a STOCKHOLDER (the US Gov) conspiring against a competitor.

laws, shmaws.  Laws are only for the peons.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 31, 2010 07:33 AM (9hSKh)

29 Buy American!

Posted by: Chevy Volt Union at July 31, 2010 07:34 AM (gbCNS)

30 Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 12:27 PM (0fzsA)

The appearance on SNL was really used against him.  Yet Bo goes on the view.  And clinton played his sax.....makes you wonder.  Rules for dems are different than rules for republicans and the dems make all the rules.  What I never understood is why the republicans allow the dems to make all the rules and don't tell them "screw you, we're making the rules.  Steele is a disappointment in this regard"

If you think back though, Rudy was the only one who "got it" in the presidential election cycle and chose not to devote time to something he knew he and they weren't going to win.   McCains aides gave him a great gift in Sarah Palin, otherwise he might not have gotten any votes.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:34 AM (p302b)

31
Some dumb-ass lady called into a local radio show yesterday. (Toyota was the topic) and admitted that she once planted her foot down on the gas and the brake as the same time.  and it accelerated!  Who knew?  She admitted it might have been her fault.  She took both feet off the pedals and it stopped.  Who knew?  Must be a conspiracy.

Stupids and opportunists everywhere are reporting that their Toyotas are mysteriously accelerating.  I call bullshit.

Idiots all over America are going to report bad things about Toyota because:
A) There could be money involved.  B) they want to help GM/Obama C) People are often idiots who cannot drive, and they feel they are better safe than sorry & so must report something.  After all, everyone else is doing it.






Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 07:36 AM (0fzsA)

32 A guilini/romney ticket would be interesting.  The prosecutor and the numbers guy.  With Sarah doing energy and the interior.  Huckabee as chief of staff.  McCain in charge of defense.  McCotter running the DOJ?

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:37 AM (p302b)

33 O/T: Phase #1: Soros-backed Obama is told to claim he's going to increase offshore oil drilling. Phase #2: Soros-backed eco-terrorist group is told that taking out an oil rig would be a much better statement than a radio tower. The Soros-backed eco-terrorists are assured by their handlers that it will be a simple fire and the limited pollution will be nothing compared to shutting down all oil drilling. Phase #3: Soros-backed eco-terrorists start a fire on the oil rig. It quickly spreads. Phase #4: A paramilitary group of some sort is dispatched by Soros-backed Obama administration to take out Soros-backed eco-terrorists. Cleaning up loose ends. Phase #5: Soros-backed Obama administration ensures poor response to the fire and deliberate use of seawater which sinks the oil rig causing massive oil leak. Phase #6: Soros-backed Obama administration demonizes BP for the oil spill. He also ties up all oil containment through various forms of bureaucratic red tape. Phase #7: Soros-backed Obama administration bans all offshore drilling. Phase #8: As expected, courts defy illegal ban. Soros-backed Administration defies federal court and again bans all offshore drilling. Phase #9: Ban on oil drilling forces rigs and investment funds to move to other oil locations. Primarily those own in part by Soros. Phase #10: Soros-backed Obama administration now has more direct control without interference from congress and courts. >> End conspiracy theory.

Posted by: ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 07:38 AM (WZFkG)

34

hahahaha, need a break?

Watch this.
It might be the only time you smile & laugh today.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:38 AM (c/L4y)

35 And yet, they wonder why this graph looks the way it does.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at July 31, 2010 07:38 AM (yT8z7)

36 Our automotive future if Ogabe gets his way.

Posted by: NHTSA official at July 31, 2010 07:38 AM (tf9Ne)

37 I hurt. This was rape. I was anally raped repeatedly.

Posted by: toyota at July 31, 2010 07:39 AM (DHNp4)

38
31 curious - It's time to change the rules.  It's long past time to kick the crazy leftwinger Journolist mother f*ckers off the meme wagon.

So what Rudy makes a joke in a dress..  SLN writers probably did it on purpose.  Can't trust these people. even with a laugh.



Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 31, 2010 07:40 AM (0fzsA)

39 NTSB/NHTSA more fucking power? Didn't even know this shit was in the works. Remember when we used to hear about, and legislators used to read shit, BEFORE they passed a law? Good times, good times!

Posted by: hutch1200 at July 31, 2010 07:40 AM (Lgykz)

40
the local Teamsters up here are picketing Dunkin Donuts.

I was driving by this morning and they were standing in front of one of the stores with a sign telling people to boycott Dunkin Donuts.

I snapped and freaked out. Beeping my horn and giving them my finger.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:41 AM (c/L4y)

41 Phase #7: Soros-backed Obama administration bans all offshore drilling.
Phase #8: As expected, courts defy illegal ban. Soros-backed Administration defies federal court and again bans all offshore drilling.

I have been wondering about that. The court revoked the ban on offshore drilling yet the ban continues. Was the court ruling ever overturned or are the Obamunists simply in blatant contempt?

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 07:41 AM (w7Lv+)

42 Most honest administration, evah!

Posted by: GarandFan at July 31, 2010 07:42 AM (XaWFq)

43 Going Galt ain't gonna be enough.

Posted by: gebrauchshund at July 31, 2010 07:42 AM (ADeN1)

44

ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 12:38 PM (WZFkG)

Get out of my head. Besides, conspiracy theories are frowned upon... around here.

Posted by: Chevy Volt Union at July 31, 2010 07:42 AM (gbCNS)

45 Plug-in cars. That'll work real well when Prezzidunce Chickenshit "necessarily" skyrockets the price of electricity. And what do you think will happen when everybody gets home from work at the same time and plugs in? Oh wait, we don't have jobs! Sorry, never mind.

Posted by: bigred at July 31, 2010 07:43 AM (uh7Ap)

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:43 AM (c/L4y)

47 Socks are useful... at times.

Posted by: dum blond at July 31, 2010 07:43 AM (gbCNS)

48 Bought Chevys and GMCS for far too many years, but will never again buy from what has become a government shop. Never owned a Ford product in my life, but I just bought a used one as a backup pickup truck. Have a Toyota that even though not the top of the Toyota line is unbelievably well made and will be with me for some time. The Volt will barely get me to work, let alone be useful ( wonder what the speed and acceleration are like when the battery is running low--oh wait, that's when the premium gas backup engine will turn on to save the day, not to worry). One little problem there is that a lot of gas stations don't carry premium anymore, and those that do add at least 20 cents per gallon over the price of regular. Add the convenience of those public charging stations locate about every twenty miles and you have a green committee designed vehicle. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2010 07:44 AM (8nf3A)

49 Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 12:41 PM (c/L4y)

What, did dunkin donuts say "no thank you" to the union?  So what, the workers for the most part are high school kids, college kids and family members of the individual small business owner.  How is "the union" going to benefit them except to take "all that money" out of their paychecks for "union dues"....you know that money that every teacher I know says is "an obscene amount of money that they can't question and they can't decide where it goes".  So of course the small business owner and his/her employees want no part of unions.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:44 AM (p302b)

50 Rudy is tough, smart, and conservative on the issues that matter to me - economics and the war on terror. But he is a NYer so the Repubs don't want him.

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 07:47 AM (w7Lv+)

51
These unions pull this shit all the time. Especially the unions at the supermarket chains.

They want YOU and ME to boycott businesses such as Stop & Shop or Dunkin Donuts because of THEIR union problems.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 07:47 AM (c/L4y)

52 48
What's this?

ATLAS SHRUGGED is being made into a movie.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 12:43 PM (c/L4y)

I'm excited by this, but I'm prepared to be profoundly disappointed.

Posted by: dum blond at July 31, 2010 07:47 AM (gbCNS)

53 I bought GM, Chrysler and Ford for decades. None of them were as good as any Jap car. My 2000 Taurus was the worst POS since the '75 Plymouth Duster. I am done with all of them, esp. if they are government owned.

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 07:48 AM (w7Lv+)

54 What do you think of Reid saying the they are responsible for Ford's success.  I know someone pointed out that by taking over GM they are indirectly responsible for everyone buying fords but I think it is more than that.  I think people are consciously choosing to "buy American" and they are consciously choosing Ford because they are a success in spite of what the administration is doing.  Always wonder about mulally, how was he able to keep the wolves at bey while the dumb banksters, the ones in good shape, were forced to buy in?  Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:49 AM (p302b)

55 True Justice

Toyota was fined 16 million for failing to report sudden acceleration claims in a timely way.

Justice, then, would demand that Lahood be fined 16 million for failing to report the results of this investigation in a timely way.

And while we're at it, the Obama administration should be required to fire 50K people in an arbitrary way in response to their ridiculous treatment of GM and Chrysler Dealers.

And the dealerships owned by Mclarty and other politically connected dealers - who had their competitors eliminated in Missouri and elsewhere - should be forced to sell only the Volt.


Posted by: Robert at July 31, 2010 07:49 AM (cd6Ip)

56

30 Buy American!

 

Oh yeah.  And the comapny that actually makes the battery pack for the Volt is in S. Korea, and the Federal Gov gave them a $1.5 billion loan/grant to make sure that the Volt batteries would be made on time for commercial release. Buy American. Right.

 

Buy a Ford (I did).  Buy a Toyota.  Buy a Honda (~ 90% content made in Ohio).  But if you buy a Chrysler/GM, you are going to get more of the same from the Obama Regime.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch says... at July 31, 2010 07:49 AM (sJTmU)

57 Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 12:47 PM (w7Lv+)

That's so sad because he may be just who America needs next.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:50 AM (p302b)

58 The report is being held up because the Washington junta has decided that the term "black box" is racist and they don't want to expose the government to ridicule by the NAACP and other black groups (hot on their successful push to have the term "black holes" stricken, due to the awful problem of clear racism among physicists) which would harm the emerging American Socialist Superstate.

"Black boxes" are the same, colloquially (to retards), as "Black holes".

Don't worry, the junta is busy changing all references to "black boxes" to "white devil recorders".  As soon as they're finished they'll release the report ... with all pro-Toyota information redacted, of course.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 07:51 AM (Qp4DT)

59 Apparently whoever is dressing Michelle has gotten access to Hillary too:

http://tinyurl.com/2envpjo

Posted by: Tami at July 31, 2010 07:51 AM (VuLos)

60 I am a Honda guy now. Made in USA and a damn good car.

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 07:51 AM (w7Lv+)

61

Hey Odumbass,

You convert The First Limousine to be electric and we'll think about buying a fucking Chevy Volt. 

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at July 31, 2010 07:51 AM (YVZlY)

62 Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 12:41 PM (w7Lv+) Blatant defiance. Obama no longer believes in checks and balances. He's pushing for total executive power. Would any president who believes in the 3 branches of government generate a memo on how to circumvent congress and allow amnesty? Would he have every power of congress moved to Orszag? He's a dictator right before he seizes total power.

Posted by: ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 07:52 AM (WZFkG)

63 This is the graph that needs explaining

http://tinyurl.com/25tzbct

If there was a problem, how come it does not show up in the data?
Right from the start this was a scam to rape toyota and help the unions.

We live Oceania and they think we are fools.

Posted by: nine coconuts at July 31, 2010 07:52 AM (DHNp4)

64

Obama, (this cocksucker is so glib but he's gifted with a voice that makes everything he says sound good  makes my skin crawl and automatically makes me pop up to mute the radio or TV), said the Bolt or the Volt or whatever it's called is our future.

FIFM

Posted by: RushBabe at July 31, 2010 07:54 AM (a3Z62)

65 And as for Toyota, didn't everyone with a brain know all of this was going to happen once the government took over GM? This is what fascists do.

Posted by: ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 07:54 AM (WZFkG)

66 Apparently whoever is dressing Michelle has gotten access to Hillary too:

http://tinyurl.com/2envpjo

Posted by: Tami at July 31, 2010 12:51 PM (VuLos)

Good God! You could clothe 15 normal sized people with all that material.

Posted by: ErikW at July 31, 2010 07:54 AM (tuEQt)

67 Posted by: ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 12:52 PM (WZFkG)

And a real press with integrity and fidelity to their 1st Amendment privileges would be all over him. But they are no longer a free press, they are merely an organ of the Party.

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 07:54 AM (w7Lv+)

68 Tami, she looks pretty good.  It seems she's had a "little work" and the makeup artist did an amazing job on both of them.  The color is good.  Her hair color is right.  I'd say maybe an 8.  But isn't the wedding "black tie" and he is in a navy blue blazer and khakis so maybe she was dressed for the rehearsal dinner.  The dress does have way too much material.  Although maybe she eats on her nerves and there is way more of hillary now and the fact that you think the dress has too much material means the designer has successfully camouflaged the weight gain.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 07:56 AM (p302b)

69 Apparently whoever is dressing Michelle has gotten access to Hillary too:

Egads.  She and Chelsea need to find a twofer deal on teeth whitening.  Blech!

Posted by: RushBabe at July 31, 2010 07:58 AM (a3Z62)

70

I contract with Toyota on their steel side, (yes, they do a lot more than just cars), and of all the large companies I've worked with, they are the shit. Everyone works their asses off, they actually try to help your business succeed, and their products are top of the line. The only other company that is even close is one in S Korea. The American companies pretty much suck these days. It's terribly depressing. Oh, and I should add, Toyota pays their bills. All of them. On time. None of the American companies do.

Posted by: di butler, maker of bad decisions at July 31, 2010 07:58 AM (8TRAy)

71

she looks pretty good.  It seems she's had a "little work" and the makeup artist did an amazing job on both of them.  The color is good.  Her hair color is right.  I'd say maybe an 8.

Like a corpse prepared for a funeral.

Posted by: dum blond at July 31, 2010 07:58 AM (gbCNS)

72 70 Apparently whoever is dressing Michelle has gotten access to Hillary too:

Look at Bill's nose and face, if it wasn't for the fact he has access to the best healthcare money can buy I would put him on next years death pool.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 31, 2010 12:56 PM (GZitp)

Bill has a nose that only a mother W.C. Fields could love.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent at July 31, 2010 07:58 AM (YVZlY)

73 I was driving by this morning and they were standing in front of one of the stores with a sign telling people to boycott Dunkin Donuts.

Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 12:41 PM (c/L4y)

I would have stopped, bought a couple dozen donuts, and on the way out mouthed off to the mother-f-ers. That is my SOP when i see a picket line.

Posted by: nine coconuts at July 31, 2010 07:59 AM (DHNp4)

74 Would any president who believes in the 3 branches of government generate a memo on how to circumvent congress and allow amnesty?

Posted by: ChicagoJedi at July 31, 2010 12:52 PM (WZFkG)

Especially since the Indonesian Imbecile is doing that at the same time that he's suing Arizona with a ridiculously laughable "pre-emption" argument.

But, as usual with the left, they are falsely accusing others of doing exactly what they are doing.  The Executive branch has the power to enforce residency laws, not to change aliens' status.  Only Congressional action can change the status of aliens.

It is noted that the Arizona law changes no ones legal residency status, in any way, whatsoever.  It neither grants nor revokes citizenship or legal residency status, nor does Arizona deport anyone.

Either The Precedent is going to be in an orange jumpsuit soon or the US is going to disintegrate.  There is no other future if we continue along with this nightmare of third world governance.

Personally, I think this nation is going to split, anyway.  Too much irreparable damage has been done and this nation has run plumb out of options.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 07:59 AM (Qp4DT)

75

"Personally, I think this nation is going to split, anyway.  Too much irreparable damage has been done and this nation has run plumb out of options.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 12:59 PM (Qp4DT)"

That's odd, one of my friends just said this.  He is from the south, living in the north.  He just went down south to buy a house so he can get in and recommended that "you all do that".   A lot of our friends really went after him.  The very idea of something like this gets the blue state folks very nervous.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 08:02 AM (p302b)

76 Does "la Hood" translate into anything us English speakers might recognize?

Posted by: dfbaskwill at July 31, 2010 08:07 AM (ndlFj)

77 Announcing the New 2010 Toyota Kulak...

Posted by: nickless at July 31, 2010 08:08 AM (MMC8r)

78 39 I hurt. This was rape. I was anally raped repeatedly.

Posted by: toyota at July 31, 2010 12:39

It was not rape-rape.

Posted by: Whoppi at July 31, 2010 08:08 AM (OKZrE)

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 08:08 AM (p302b)

80 A couple of years ago a valve in the throttle body of my Chevy (POS) broke and the throttle went wide open on a freeway overpass with no shoulder. If I wasn't driving a stick, I might have been killed. But I didn't report it to the news or sue anybody because, you know, things break. So Chevy saved .03 cents by using a substandard part and I got to pay $500 for a new throttle body. My next car will be a Toyota.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 31, 2010 08:11 AM (QeWQ8)

81 Did you hear that GM has paid back all of its federal loans, with interest?

Posted by: Ed Whitacre, Commissar General In Charge of GM at July 31, 2010 08:13 AM (7ppar)

82 The very idea of something like this gets the blue state folks very nervous.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 01:02 PM (p302b)

Nothing scares liberals more than the idea that they might be isolated with those they use as political tools.  It's one thing to try and drain everyone else's wallet to alleviate the illusory guilt of white liberals.  It's quite another for white liberals to be forced to live with no one but those they claim they are stealing from everyone to "help".

When the US does split, the old nation (reduced to nothing but the liberal scum and their political tools, essentially) will sink into the abyss in no time, and then those liberals are going to learn what a real nation does to non-citizens who try to force their way over the borders without permission.  The new nation will defend its borders with real lead and without apology.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 08:13 AM (Qp4DT)

83 "Obama's Not Invited to Chelsea's Wedding"
The plot thickens.....was the "hastily planned" trip to Spain, during her beloved husband's birthday, done because MO was in a snit about not being invited to "the wedding of the century".  It wouldn't bother a man, but boy would it get a woman pissed.

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 08:14 AM (p302b)

84 "86 Did you hear that GM has paid back all of its federal loans, with interest?

Posted by: Ed Whitacre, Commissar General In Charge of GM at July 31, 2010 01:13 PM (7ppar)"

"Sir, we have several lovely bridges for sale today in many cities for a reasonable price, might you be interested?"

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 08:16 AM (p302b)

85 Every news show that covered INCORRECTLY the whole Toyota sudden acceleration should be covering this like they did initially otherwise they are kinda missing the boat on covering a story to it's conclusion.

Checked template, didn't fit. Hey look, Sooki got arrested!
~ MFM

Posted by: real joe at July 31, 2010 08:20 AM (w7Lv+)

86 I've noticed for weeks now that the hysteria over Toyota's alleged safety issues suddenly dropped out of sight in the media. As the proud owner of a Camry and a Prius, I can say without reservation they are two of the best built cars I've ever owned. I'm not too thrilled about that, because I've rooted for the Americans to get their act together for decades: but after years of disintegrating engines, transmission, and even window cranks coming off in my hand, I just couldn't stand it anymore and went for the Japanese option. I've never regretted it.

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 31, 2010 08:22 AM (tJjm/)

87 bill-tb: "Unless voted out, America has no chance surviving the Obowma-Chavez Show."

I think it's too late already. We need a return to Constitutionalism which is to say it's a bridge so far removed from what the country understands that a brief interlude from Team Obama's Marxism won't be enough. The Courts, as a backstop, have so misinterpreted the Constitution - the precedents so set in stone - that we will never be able to ratchet back from where we are. There's a Progressive momentum in our political class that cannot be undone. That doesn't mean give up the fight, but it does mean that there needs to be a profound change in this nation's perception of the role of government. Look around you. Do you see a population of people receptive to the needed change (and the needed effort) even if you explain history and what is happening now?

The political class is so different from us that it's irreconcilable, yet incumbency persists because of the gamed system. A corrupted academia, media, and political hierarchy is ensuring that we lose our Liberty. We are getting the government we "deserve." Now, take away our local sports teams or American Idol and then there will be trouble. Bread and circuses.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 31, 2010 08:45 AM (swuwV)

88 CoolCzech ...at least get an NRA sticker for that pryus

Posted by: hutch1200 at July 31, 2010 08:51 AM (Lgykz)

89 Romeo13: "Very good point... this is bordering on illegal, as you know have a STOCKHOLDER (the US Gov) conspiring against a competitor."

Yeah. I'll get right on that. Now, watch Obama's putt.

Posted by: Eric Holder at July 31, 2010 08:54 AM (swuwV)

90 rollin' on the fat bishes: "I snapped and freaked out. Beeping my horn and giving them my finger."

Better plan: Return later with a friend or two with cameras and necessary "protection." Have friends begin filming from safe distance, keep 911 on speed-dial. Enter establishment. Buy donuts. Request a nice, big box suitable for advertising. Return, slowly, to vehicle.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 31, 2010 09:01 AM (swuwV)

Posted by: toby928 at July 31, 2010 09:06 AM (8/oOq)

92 Heh

Aside from the outstanding stock issue, Whitacre's announcement has come under fire from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who notes that the loans were repaid not with GM earnings (in fact, SEC filings show GM expected to have negative net cash flows in the fourth quarter of 2009) but rather from GM tapping into a multi-billion-dollar TARP-funded escrow account.

Posted by: toby928 at July 31, 2010 09:08 AM (8/oOq)

93 ATLAS SHRUGGED is being made into a movie.
Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 12:43 PM

Goody! A 20-hour movie! Something I can sleep through, just like the book....

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2010 09:08 AM (Ulu3i)

94 This weeks Forbes had a similar article.  The govt was claiming 89-93 deaths, an independent investigation had it down to 5.

Unfreakin real.

Posted by: doom_n_gloom at July 31, 2010 09:09 AM (d8XZZ)

95 My business had put me in close contact will all automakers for the past 20+ years. During that time I have driven over 100 different Toyotas.

Though for personal reasons I would never buy a Toyota, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of their cars -- even the "hideously unsafe" models that have been recalled -- to anyone who wanted safe, well-made, relatively inexpensive, reliable transportation.

Conversely, the majority of GM products suffer from visible cost-cutting, particularly in their interior design and materials use. It has been this way for many years. They build decent, well-engineered cars -- everyone does these days -- but I can't bring myself to recommend them. There are better cars in every class GM plays in (with the sole exception of the Corvette) and so they should be on the bottom of everyone's shopping list.

This whole fuss over Toyota "defects" comes directly from GM Chairman Osama Obama. Since he has no concept of fairness and honesty, his minions in the government and in nationalized companies follow his example. You don't beat your competition by being better; instead, you beat them with every underhanded, illegal and immoral tactic you can dream up.

Another reason to impeach the Traitor-in-Chief, and remove every one of his co-conspirators and enablers from public life.

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2010 09:17 AM (Ulu3i)

96 This weeks Forbes had a similar article.  The govt was claiming 89-93 deaths, an independent investigation had it down to 5.

Unfreakin real.

Posted by: doom_n_gloom at July 31, 2010 02:09 PM (d8XZZ)

Actually, The Precedent is improving.  When a Kansas tornado killed 12, the Indonesian Imbecile announced that 10,000 had been killed.  During the health scare debate, the retarded liar claimed that foot amputations cost "30,000 ... 40,000 ... even 50,000 dollars" when the actual cost of the procedure was around $1,000.

Progress.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 09:21 AM (Qp4DT)

97 Maybe all those people with the $30,000 plus foot amputations are the ones driving the Toyotas that have unintended acceleration?
The numbers would seem to be about rignt.

Posted by: Hrothgar at July 31, 2010 09:24 AM (8nf3A)

98 99 ATLAS SHRUGGED is being made into a movie.
Posted by: rollin' on the fat bishes at July 31, 2010 12:43 PM

Goody! A 20-hour movie! Something I can sleep through, just like the book....

Posted by: MrScribbler at July 31, 2010 02:08 PM (Ulu3i)

My favorite  book is The Book.

Posted by: dum blond at July 31, 2010 09:25 AM (gbCNS)

99 So Mugabe is putting the screws to the company that inflicted us with the Prius.  Having a hard time finding any empathy for Toyata here.

Posted by: John Galt at July 31, 2010 09:32 AM (NLWij)

Posted by: Te at July 31, 2010 09:48 AM (7cXE7)

101 Screw Ogabe and his Government Motors.  They are history in many long time General Motors customers.  Don't buy Ogabe Socialized Union Cars, buy American made Fords.

Posted by: Henry Ford at July 31, 2010 09:49 AM (7cXE7)

102 You don't beat your competition by being better; instead, you beat them with every underhanded, illegal and immoral tactic you can dream up. Anyone seen my divorce records? They seem to be misplaced.

Posted by: Jack Ryan at July 31, 2010 09:53 AM (9Lm5R)

103 GM, bunch of fucking bastards.

I had a 2004 trailblazer, within like 8 months the transmission blew apart.  Took it in, and they replaced the sun gear and shroud.  6 months later, it failed again, this time taking the entire transmission with it.  They refused to honor the warranty because I was "Over towing" with a 2800 pound pop up camper.

Eventually, (after threatening them with a lawyer) I got a credit towards a new Tahoe.

Never again.  As soon as the Tahoe has had it, probably going to buy a Tundra.

PS Look up sun gear failure and GM and you will see what I am talking about.  Apparently GM thought it would be OK to use 1/8th inch sheet metal stamped gear in the transmission.

Posted by: Rickshaw Jack at July 31, 2010 09:59 AM (F36mP)

104 What bothers me, still, is the fact that everyone stood by and watched them wipe out GM stock holders.  Many little old ladies/gentlemen.  Where was the outrage?

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 10:40 AM (p302b)

105 PS Look up sun gear failure and GM and you will see what I am talking about.  Apparently GM thought it would be OK to use 1/8th inch sheet metal stamped gear in the transmission.
Posted by: Rickshaw Jack

Chrysler did the same thing. Bought a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee, evaporator coil in the ac went bad, fixed it under warranty. Bought a 99 JGC, evaporator coil in ac goes bad, fixed under warranty. Jeep swears they don't have a problem. Several years later I discover my radiator is leaking, my mechanic looks at it, shows me the problem. Chrysler used a piece of plastic as a fitting in the radiator.

I have owned Chrysler, Honda, GM, and Mitsubishis, I will never buy a GM or Chrysler ever again even though I love the new Grand Cherokee.

Posted by: MrCaniac No Longer a Mopar Man at July 31, 2010 11:35 AM (Vol3D)

106 "Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch says..."

LOL

Posted by: Legendary Film Star Rick Moranis at July 31, 2010 11:46 AM (dUOK+)

107 Yeah, I'm a thief

Posted by: Legendary Reader CJ Burch at July 31, 2010 11:46 AM (dUOK+)

108 Nah

Posted by: Legendary Former Rapist Roman Polanski at July 31, 2010 11:47 AM (dUOK+)

109 LaHood sitting on the Toyota report.  Well, what in the hell do you expect LaHood to do?  LaHood needs the report to sit on while waiting for the custom built throne to reach the oversized desk provided by the taxpayers.  Once the custom throne comes in, report no longer sat upon?

Posted by: Bru at July 31, 2010 11:52 AM (e9VUF)

110 What bothers me, still, is the fact that everyone stood by and watched them wipe out GM stock holders. 

Posted by: curious at July 31, 2010 03:40 PM (p302b)

GM stockholders deserved to be wiped out.  They owned a company that was worth less than nothing.  They had wiped themselves out.  It was the GM bondholders who got screwed, with criminal complicity by the federal courts and the SCOTUS.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at July 31, 2010 12:10 PM (Qp4DT)

111 Having a hard time finding any empathy for Toyata here.

Posted by: John Galt at July 31, 2010 02:32 PM (NLWij)

That's okay, you're next.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at July 31, 2010 12:37 PM (bxiXv)

112 The real hell of it is, it was obvious from the beginning this was a scam, just like it was with Audi. When it hit the news, people at work asked me about it ('cause I'm The Technology Geek), I must have explained why it Doesn't Work That Way 200 times.

But physics has never, not once, stopped a politician from doing something stupid. Or a reporter.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong on His Mountain at July 31, 2010 12:40 PM (bxiXv)

113 "ATLAS SHRUGGED is being made into a movie." It'll be the Barry Lyndon of political movies. You know the one where Kubrick filmed the entire frikken 18th century in 1:1 time...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 31, 2010 12:42 PM (oYIrd)

114 In soviet USA, government car syndicate drive you

Posted by: kal at July 31, 2010 01:04 PM (wd/tB)

115

42
the local Teamsters up here are picketing Dunkin Donuts.

I was driving by this morning and they were standing in front of one of the stores with a sign telling people to boycott Dunkin Donuts.

I snapped and freaked out. Beeping my horn and giving them my finger.

Had a similar experience here in LA.  Goof balls picketing a local ARCO station.  One guy has a sign that reads "BP is criminal", I yelled out the window, "Obama is a criminal".  The guy responds back in a whining tone, "No he isn't, asshole".

I turn to my 14 year old daughter and say, "see, a typical Obama robot".  We pulled in the ARCO station to fill up the tank of the SUV.

Posted by: SoCalBusted at July 31, 2010 01:17 PM (/5Axw)

116 Just realized my definition of "snapped and freaked out" is not the one most people have.....unless someone(s) is/are under my car tires, I always consider it a calm together time. Oh well.

Posted by: di butler, maker of bad decisions at July 31, 2010 02:23 PM (8TRAy)

117 Thank you for the graph,  Guy. Bad poll numbers for Omama are the only things that seem to make me happy anymore.

Posted by: gail at July 31, 2010 03:23 PM (f46PC)

118

They should have named the VOLT.   The FUCKING UNICORN.

It is so magical, that you plug your HOUSE into it.

Posted by: gus at July 31, 2010 04:23 PM (MaqIC)

119 They gotta pay back the UAW for supporting Obama. That wasn't a GM bailout, that was a union bailout. Just like the stimulus bill bailed out teacher and other government union employees. Even the Michigan newspapers here are saying that Obama's rainbows and unicorns speech on Friday is overly rosy. But, hey, he has to keep up campaign mode, let the bs fly. We're all going to run out and buy a $40,000 car that will go 40 miles. Me, I'm going to protest these frauds by speeding down the highway in my gas guzzling Jeep SUV.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 31, 2010 04:40 PM (4QGTa)

120 There sure is a lot of morons on here spouting-off about the automotive industry, something about which they clearly know nothing. "Toyota's and Honda's are damn good cars" - how's that Kool-Aid tasting?!?!?!

Posted by: Rabid at July 31, 2010 08:11 PM (Ro3jK)

121 Every Toyota I have owned has been as reliable as a refrigerator.

Posted by: toby928 at August 01, 2010 03:55 AM (8/oOq)

122 The silver lining to this dark cloud is that all this bogus negative publicity has removed the premium you normally pay for a good Toyota car.  Heck, my local Toyota dealership is giving away iPads with each new car.  They've been playing full blue book value and then some for trade ins.  This is a buyer's market for Toyotas.

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