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>Oh gee, Bill got a BJ in the White House and gets
>impeached. Bush invades and occupies

This is also what really stumps me about Americans. If a president gets a BJ he gets impeached, but if someone else screws up and occupies another country by mistake, he gets re-elected.

So there were no WMDs, but who cares. Billions and billions are wasted for nothing. Its your money. In the lack of original target its now spent on "bringing democracy to Iraq". Screw me with a stick.

What's more, people are starting to belive in "victory". That's the most amazing thing of this whole balls-up . Even if America "won" tomorrow look at the table. It's empty.

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>You can't honestly believe there's a nickel's
>difference between the two parties.

Well, when Clinton was in a white house things worked out better for America. He didn't attack Iraq or make a pig's ear of the nation's finances.

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>... a society controlled by unions. No jobs for the young. No hope.

What is it that is wrong with the unions? If you had unions with some control you'd have 5 week vacations like the people in other industrialized countries. Apart from France, where they use the 35 hr working week to get 9 week vacations. You don't think you deserve a decent vacation? Remeber we only go round once Seruzawa.

If the thinking is that unions empowerish the countries, look at Europe and its mega strong currency. Why is that when Renault talks about a merger with GM, its the frenchies who have the power position (answ: because their business is successful). Look at BMW M3 with its new light weight F1 style V8 in M3 that revs to 8,300 RPM. All developed and built by union guys with long vacations. And health care. And generous unemployment benefits should they ask their boss to f-off.

You can blame the unions all you want, but then, why are countries with stronger unions doing better?

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The three stooges

>it didn't become a loser overnight - the Germans had to work at
>it.......

Hmmmm... surely they had to. With that Chrysler blooper Daimler lost staggering 35 bn dollars over the years. You can't blame them for not trying. Of the big three they had the most interesting products, like that desirable 300 Hemi.

The two others doing no better (in fact, the perennial European loser Fiat has larger market capitalization than GM and Ford combined) so the question is why. Many of the folks on this thread who worship a dead gonzo journalists as their political ideologist will be quickly pointing out the unions. However those we have here too and much stronger. American union guys wouldn't be tough enough to re-fill toilet paper racks in IG Metal offices.

I blame the quarterly-result based capitalism. Its old and not competitive any more. Toyota was able to take the no. 1 spot because they took the long view. Quarterly results never mattered to them.

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