April 28, 2009

I WONDER WHAT DAD IS THINKING??

The Chevy Vega-GM/Lordstown, OH (1970's)

My first car was a Vega, a white one with maroon interior, purchased in 1980!


My dad--a former auto worker--worked faithfully at an Ohio General Motors plant for decades, first as an hourly employee, later as a foreman, and before his retirement, the parts manager;  his duties at one time included ordering parts from various suppliers around the country.

I remember vividly, the day he came home talking about how he was asked to order this one particular part from Mexico. He said, "I refused to do it". Of course you have to have known my dad to know what that actually meant. If he he didn't agree with something, he'd let you know in no UNCERTAIN terms FOR SURE! Anyone whoever has been on the receiving end knows what I'mtalkin'bout! (smile).   I was very young and didn't quite know what all of the fuss was about at the time.

Anyway, as the child of a GM worker. I benefited from all of my dad's benefits. My siblings and I had a good life, oooh and we always had the latest 'rides'--GM models of course! My favorite was that maroon Pontiac Grand Prix, by then I was a high schooler WITH a driver's license! HOT DOG!! You couldn't tell me nuttin'!

So now, over 30 years later, GM is on the verge of collapse and planning to phase out the storied Pontiac brand. I--as do many others--watch in disbelief as the company frantically works to stay afloat.

Will it survive?
Dad is in heaven now, I wonder, 'What he's thinking?'

                            Dad and mom back in the day ...

Your thoughts on the auto crisis? Cast your vote in the poll.

April 24, 2009

MICHELLE OBAMA SNEAKS OUT FOR BURGERS

She doesn't get much, but the the First Lady of the United States need a little 'ME TIME' too!! Entertaining a group of youngsters at the White House for 'Take Your Kids to Work Day' the First lady said she likes to wander away from the White House every now and then. She told the kids she and her crew once got to go to the Five Guys hamburger chain ``and nobody knew it.' By 'nobody' she meant the reporters who are assigned to track her every move. She doesn't go anywhere outside the grounds without her Secret Service security detail.

MSNBC VIDEO: MICHELLE TALKS ABOUT HER LIFE OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE

April 21, 2009

~HE'S JUST A KID!


Associated Press photo

The lone surviving Somali pirate from this month's high seas hostage drama arrived in the U.S. last night. Seen in photos handcuffed and shackled, 16-year old Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse SMILED for the throngs of reporters outside a federal jail.
Does he realize what's happening to him?

According to reports he told his captors "We're just hungry and poor, please don't kill me."
Muse was reportedly outside his home in a small town in Somalia when armed pirates came and got him.

Do you have sympathy for this for young Somali pirate?

Complete story:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5izUbtx1o15cqD9GcYDcuI16mUxQQD97MQCDO0




April 20, 2009

~PULL UP YA' PANTS!!


thenewblackmagazine.com

Obama impersonator ... funny and ON POINT!!!
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1345089824?bctid=8674810001

MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama back in November. Interviewer Sway asked several question from MTV viewers including one about ... SAGGING PANTS!


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Complete interview here>>>> http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1598409/20081102/story.jhtml

April 19, 2009

~'Tweens' ... crazy for Obama girls ...

'Will
NOWPUBLIC.COM photo


Two young black girls who are NOT gyrating their hips ... NOR shaking their butts ... NOR showing off most of their body parts ... are the latest craze!!