Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chrysler has betrayed U.S all

I just read a story on AOL autos that I find disturbing. Chrysler has announced that they have no intention of repaying the massive government bail-outs that were given to them at tax payers expense. Their reasoning. They never received those loans. Those loans were given to the "Old Chrysler" company which is in bankruptcy. But after Chrysler received these loans, they formed a "New Chrysler" company to continue operating under and that if America wants to collect on those debts then they will have to go after the "OldCar Co." While to some this may look like savvy business practice, to me this is more reminiscent of a snake shedding its skin.

In doing this Chrysler has voided all public trust. I would never buy from a company that is so morally and ethically bankrupt. I would not trust them to do business in an honorable manner or stand behind the products they sell.

I would urge every employee of the "New Chrysler Corporation" to demand that the management do the right thing. For them to continue on this path is shortsighted and stupid and will eventually lead to the downfall of the company which will mean more unemployed autoworkers.

On the flipside GM is announcing that it will not only repay the dept, but do it earlier than anticipated and will once again be able to sell stock to the public in 2010. They have an aggressive payment schedule and will be presenting the government a $1 billion dollar payment before the end of this year and repay the remaining 5 billion by the middle of next year.

So which company would you feel comfortable purchasing a car from. A company that is making a strong effort to repay its debts or one that is trying to hide behind some legal loopholes and screw the American taxpayers (you).


Link to the story on AOL.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Story Update

For those following my story, I am working on it as fast I can.

Expect some big changes at the beginning of the year.

For starters I will no longer be posting on a daily basis, at least not until tax season is over. We have no baby sitter this year and I will be watching the kids at home. This means I will be severely curtailing business operations and may not have time to write as often as I would like.

There will most likely only be one story post a week and story posts will be up on Mondays. But the posts will be longer than previous posts and I may be able to post extra installments on occasion.

As for the story itself ... expect a lot of changes. Life, death and betrayal, and that is just the first chapter.


I seriously meant to post some kind of Christmas greeting yesterday, but so busy. It was a much better Christmas than I expected. It has been a brutal year and a December has been doing its best to get in a few last minute digs before surrendering. We lost my mother in law in late November, my oldest friend lost his wife of twenty years, quite suddenly, just a few days before Christmas. My wife's cousin lost her husband on Christmas day. No warning at all, she tried to wake him up from a nap and he was gone. Just like that.

And the flu has made its rounds in my house this week. Persistent bug too. I rarely get sick and this one had me floored for a day.

And now here I am trying to wish my readers a Merry Christmas and I screw that up and miss posting it.

But despite everything, it was a good, Christmas. That day, when our family was together and we were able to set our troubles momentarily set aside and just enjoy one another's company. But I will be praying that 2010 is much better than its predecessor.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Story update ... again

I have been working on the next book in this story. In reviewing the unposted material written so far, I determined it all to be complete and utter crap. I have scrapped it and am starting over. So far the new material is flowing much better and looks to coming along well.