GM is OUT – Toyoto is IN!

I didn’t write this, but it certainly rings true.

A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River.  Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat.  A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people paddling and 1 1person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people paddling.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.

They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were paddling.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the paddling team’s management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2 people paddling the boat greater incentive to work harder   .     It was called the ‘Rowing Team Quality First Program, with meetings, dinners and free pens for the paddlers.  There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices   ,   and bonuses.  The pension program was trimmed to ‘equal the competition’ and some of the resultant savings were channeled into morale boosting programs and teamwork posters.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off one paddler, halted development of a new canoe , sold all the paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment.  The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses.

The next year, try as he might, the lone designated paddler was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles), so he was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year’s racing team was out-sourced to India.

Sadly, the End.Here’s something else to think about:

GM has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories OUTSIDE the US claiming they can’t make money paying American wages.

TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants INSIDE the US.

The last quarter’s results:

TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racks  up 9 billion in losses.

GM folks are still scratching their heads and collecting bonuses….

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The Day of Infamy!

December 7, 1941. Sunday afternoon. I was out in the woods roaming around with my buds anticipating Christmas and Santa. I came home late that day. My mom and dad were sitting quietly listening to the radio. That was odd. My parents were ALWAYS working at something. I asked them what was going on. They told me, “The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor and killed a lot of sailors.” What? We didn’t even know where (or what) Pearl Harbor was! But we listened to the radio for the rest of the evening as the news came in.

The next day, the president, FDR, (everyone in the south thought of Roosevelt as sitting on the right hand of God) made his famous speech in congress calling the sneak attack of the Japs on Hawaii as “A day that will live in infamy.” Almost immediately a country that had watched the Nazis rolling over Europe and was “lend-leasing” tons of war materials to Britain, was at war on two sides of the globe.

It was a scary time. A Japanese submarine rose to the surface off the California coast and lobbed shells into Oakland. There was a serious thought that the Japanese would invade our west coast. The enemy did come close. A Nazi sub in the Gulf of Mexico sank merchant ships leaving the Mississippi delta. The same thing happened off the northeast coast of the U.S. We hung black cloth over the windows at night because “black out” conditions existed.

Almost immediately America mobilized. The Ford Motor Company quit turning out cars, converted the assembly lines, and ultimately reached an unbelievable miracle of turning out a B-24 bomber EVERY HOUR, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In almost every house little “Blue Star” flags started appearing in front windows indicating that a member of that family was in the military. Sadly, many of those were replaced by a Gold Star when that family member had died in the service.

For a little over four years this country went from peacetime to defeating both Germany and Japan. And we did it without confiscating any territory, but just because it was the RIGHT thing to do. And then those vets came home. They didn’t talk about the war. They went back to school, got jobs, married their high school sweethearts, bought a little house and raised some kids. They were good patriot citizens.

Those old vets, now in their 90s, are dying at a rate of 3 or 4 thousand a year now, and soon they will all be gone. But we should never forget – they really were THE GREATEST GENERATION. This nation can do anything when it is the United states of America.

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The Day of Infamy!

December 7, 1941. Sunday afternoon. I was out in the woods roaming around with my buds anticipating Christmas and Santa. I came home late that day. My mom and dad were sitting quietly listening to the radio. That was odd. My parents were ALWAYS working at something. I asked them what was going on. They told me, “The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor and killed a lot of sailors.” What? We didn’t even know where (or what) Pearl Harbor was! But we listened to the radio for the rest of the evening as the news came in.

The next day, the president, FDR, (everyone in the south thought of Roosevelt as sitting on the right hand of God) made his famous speech in congress calling the sneak attack of the Japs on Hawaii as “A day that will live in infamy.” Almost immediately a country that had watched the Nazis rolling over Europe and was “lend-leasing” tons of war materials to Britain, was at war on two sides of the globe. Europe to the east and all our interests in the Pacific. A Japanese submarine rose to the surface off the California coast and lobbed shells into Oakland. There was a serious thought that the Japanese would invade our west coast. The enemy did come close. A Nazi sub in the Gulf of Mexico sank merchant ships leaving the Mississippi delta. The same thing happened off the northeast coast of the U.S.

We hung black cloth over the windows at night because “black out” conditions existed. It was a scary time.

Almost immediately America mobilized. The Ford Motor Company quit turning out cars, converted the assembly lines, and ultimately reached an unbelievable miracle of turning out a B-24 bomber EVERY HOUR, 24 hours a day, seven days a week! In almost every house little “Blue Star” flags started appearing in front windows indicating that a member of that family was in the military. Sadly, many of those were replaced by a Gold Star when that family member had died in the service.

For a little over four years this country went from peacetime to defeating both Germany and Japan. And we did it without confiscating any territory, but just because it was the RIGHT thing to do. And then those vets came home. They didn’t talk about the war. They went back to school, got jobs, married their high school sweethearts, bought a little house and raised some kids. They were good patriot citizens.

Those old vets, now in their 90s, are dying at a rate of 3 or 4 thousand a year now, and soon they will all be gone. But we should never forget – they really were THE GREATEST GENERATION. This nation can do anything when it is the United states of America.

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I met an interesting lady…

I met an interesting lady last week. Chick-fil-A hires elderly women as hostesses who greet people and go around aiding customers. This lady and I got into a conversation. She is 90 and I am in my 80s, so  I suggested that both of us lived through the Great Depression and WW-II. She was a teenager and I was 10 years old when the Japanese (while carrying on “peace” negotiations in Washington) carried out their sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941.

The lady I were comparing the attitude of young Americans of the ‘40s with those of today. We agreed that if the same thing happened with the present generation in place, we would lose the war and be speaking German or Japanese today. The Chick-fil-A lady, who was a teenager at the time, went into USO canteen service; As soon as I was old enough, I went into the Civil Air Patrol. My sister, who was a school teacher, quit her career job and went to work in a factory manufacturing bombs for the U.S. Army Air Corps. The political parties declared that there was just “one party” during the war. Whole school graduating classes enlisted in the military. Hollywood stars joined the service. Clark Gable became an Air Corps gunner. Jimmy Stewart flew 20 missions over Germany piloting a B-17 bomber. The whole country was devoted to ONE thing: Winning that war. —defeating Nazi German and Imperial Japan.

Here at home we had no coffee, very little sugar, 5 gallons of gas a week, no tires, few cigarettes, (Lucky Strike cigarettes were in a red and green package – as an advertising ploy they changed the pack to red and white and their slogan to, “Lucky Strike green has gone to War!”) We had no butter, no new cars regardless of how much money you had. And almost everything else was unavailable or limited. If anyone dared to complain about shortages they would be assaulted with, “Don’t you know there’s a war on?” The whole nation was single-minded; beating the Nazis and Japs.

Today we have a totally self-absorbed generation. They have no patriotism. They disrespect our national symbols. They’ve been taught there is nothing special about America. They think communism is cool and everything should be “free.” My father fought in WW-I and my only brother died in WW-II so that these lazy young dope heads can play with their iPhones. They’ve done little to deserve the benefit of the doubt. They’ve been coddled by their parents and taught in school that nothing matters but “social justice.” With a few exceptions, they will come and go and nobody will even know they were here. They will have contributed—nothing.

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Climate Change! The HOAX continues.

It seems that I must repeat this from time to time. Now it is because of a bogus “government” report on CLIMATE CHANGE! OH, MY GOD!!! Let me state this as plainly as I can based on a lifetime of study of weather and CLIMATE. The hullabaloo of climate change is a complete HOAX and you can discard all you have read or heard about it. And, for God’s sake, do not let it worry you!

Of course, if you see something with the name “government” or “scientists” on it you are inclined to think that they know more than you do, so they must be correct, right? But here is the TRUTH. The atmosphere, that encircles the earth is so vast that there is NOTHING that man can do to warrant a CHANGE in climate. Nature will take care of that with no help from man. If a volcano big enough erupts, THAT can change the climate.

Is the air filthy in other countries like China? Yes. Are rivers and  lakes filthy and polluted in other parts of the globe? Yes. Is the air in Los Angeles often so full of carbon-monoxide it is hard to breathe? Yes. (In LA’s case it is because they area in a valley which traps the air unless the wind blows from the east.) But those are localized conditions and they are NOT climate.

There are cycles in the climate. Chop down any tree and look at the rings. You can see dry years and wet years because the tree adds a layer each year. In the early 1900s it was so cold Niagara Falls froze. Once, billions of years ago, America was covered in ice. And once it was so tropical, dinosaurs roamed where Peachtree Street is. Personally, I believe we are going into a 50-year cycle of colder weather. Will there be occasional warm years during that period? Yes, but generally I believe that overall the next 50 years will be colder. (I won’t be here to prove my theory, but it is just as good as the climate change “experts” with their 50-year predictions of gloom and doom.) Would you feel more confident  if I gave my theory a “scientific name?” You can say it is based on “Empirical Evidence.” Now, feel better?

There are two things wrong with climate change (used to be global warming, but the globe hasn’t warmed) junk that you hear about. Those predictions come from computer “models.” (A computer model is a program that takes past data and extrapolates it into the future.) The problem with that is that we only have 150 years of reasonable climate data to put in the model and the world has been here for billions of years with the climate changing repeatedly. So, remember this about computer models: “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” And the motivating factor behind all this baloney is- money! People are paid lots of money to make these dire predictions. Don’t you think the money would STOP if they predicted, “Hey, the climates going to be really nice for the next 50 years.”

Remember cow farts and refrigerator gas and the ozone hole and jet vapor trails? All those were going to ruin our climate. Didn’t happen did it? I want you to remember just ONE thing: The atmosphere is so vast that the WORST thing man could do to influence it would be like a pin prick on an elephant.  And it is the height of arrogance for any man to think differently.

 

 

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Get Ready – they’re coming for YOU!

The recent debacle over the governor’s election in Georgia should be fair warning for America. Stacy Abrams never “conceded” the election to the rightful winner Brian Kemp.  She merely “acknowledged” that he would be confirmed as governor. Ms. Abrams and her followers are the face of the radical extremist “progressive” democrats who wish to destroy traditional America and rebuild it in some utopian socialist form where everything is “free.” Communism has never worked and it never will.

That this group of misinformed and misled radicals have never been taught any history is glaringly obvious. They have succeeded in destroying the historical monuments of Robert E. Lee, whose father was “Light Horse Harry Lee” who fought in the Revolution against England, and TWO “Lees” signed the Declaration of Independence. Now these malcontents are destroying reminders of George Washington, who really was the father of this country, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Spineless churches and universities are bowing to this “politically correct” stupidity removing the names of “slave owners.”

What’s to happen at Washington & Lee University? Is that going to become just “University?”  These destroyers of historical monuments should heed the admonition of Santayana, ““Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” American history is no longer taught in school. It has been replaced by “Social Justice” which condemns democracy and portrays America as a terrible country created only to serve the “white man” and oppress everyone else. That is so ridiculous the only word to describe it is bullshit. Most of us are sick of these screaming idiots playing the victims of “oppression” when we currently have more jobs available in this country than people who are willing to take them.

Ms. Abrams well represents the new radical left and they have violently demonstrated that it is “their way” or you are a racist, bigoted, white supremacist and there is no room for debate. Because you happen to be white and have an opposing viewpoint, you are already tried, convicted, and sentenced. You are the “enemy” and the wild-eyed radicals take no prisoners.

We have always had socialists in this country, but seldom before have those who don’t buy the socialist dream-world had to fear for their own personal safety. But already they are hounding conservatives, pounding on the doors of their homes, driving them out of restaurants, displaying their home addresses and phone numbers on Twitter. So what is the ultimate climax of this outpouring of hate against most Americans? I believe that another civil war is in our future. Imagine Martial Law, and mobs who have given up their silly signs for weapons. “Leaders” like Ms. Abrams are not going to settle for “talk.” Do you really believe people like that are going to be satisfied with less than the blood of the “oppressive white man?” My advice to you is the Boy Scout, motto: “Be prepared”. A showdown IS coming. It’s going t o be violent radical socialist democrats versus true Americans. And may God be with us.

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Hello Nancy! Hello Bernie!

What kind of conclusions can we draw from the recent elections? I’ve mentioned before that I try to look at life logically. But there were some results that were just NOT logical. In the metro area, for example, DeKalb and Fulton are guaranteed democrat votes because they are primarily non-white. But counties like Gwinnett and Cobb went strongly democrat. That is not logical to me. By tradition, mid-term elections go to the opposing party, which is not bad. It is about keeping distribution of power in government. But this election was so decidedly democrat there was an obvious rejection of the advances that President Trump has made in two years.

Looking at the democrat victories, a first-time observer would draw these logical conclusions—Americans reject Trump’s achievements. They don’t like the best economy that we have had since the 1960s. Americans like socialism, communism and abhor democracy. They don’t like the lowest unemployment in years. Americans want open borders and don’t care that t our culture is being destroyed by illegal aliens. They are happy with sanctuary cities and states. Americans want higher taxes and more government regulations. They want more “free” stuff and government to control their lives. They want higher medical expenses. Americans want Hillary and Bill Clinton, James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, and Loretta Lynch, not to have to pay for their blatant crimes. Americans want the death of brave Americans in Benghazi to have died in vain. Americans like good old traditional politics and don’t like a non-politician as President. Americans want democrat investigations of everybody in Trump’s administration (because that’s going to happen, including impeachment proceedings). Americans believe fake news. Americans don’t mind disrespect of our flag, national anthem, and the military. And Americans want grid-lock in congress so that nothing will be accomplished for the next two years. All progress stopped November 6.

I’ve lived in this city for 50 years. I regret that most of you missed those days. It was a good town. Mayor Ivan Allen, Richard Rich, The CEO of C&S Bank, and Mr. Robert “CocaCola” Woodruff got together at the Commerce Club and decided what was good for Atlanta and they made it happen. They built a stadium before we even had any professional teams here. Because of one man, Ivan Allen, Atlanta was one of the few cities that had no riots when Martin Luther King was assassinated and this was King’s home town. It was a good city, but. I don’t recognize it anymore. We must stand aside and let the crazies have it. We now have a city that is as corrupt and crime-ridden as Chicago, as “diverse” as Los Angeles, and as uncaring as New York. There is no southern hospitality anyone. One thing is for sure. Finally, it is confirmed. Conservative white people have become a minority in this city and country.

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