Tiny Chevrolet Sonic helps Detroit shake off rust

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2013
Tiny Chevrolet Sonic helps Detroit shake off rust

Source: AP-Excite

By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN

DETROIT (AP)- When the word reached the Orion Assembly Plant, it spread along the serpentine assembly line like news of a death or natural disaster: General Motors, the biggest automaker in the world, had filed for bankruptcy protection.

On that grim day in 2009, Chevrolet and Pontiac sedans kept rolling down the line. And 1,700 worried workers stayed at their stations even as GM announced it would close the plant in a desperate bid to survive.

"The unknown was the scariest part," recalled Gerald Lang, who had worked at Orion for two years installing dashboards and doors. "We really had no clue what was going to happen."

There was something else that the workers didn't know: They were witnessing the opening act of one of the greatest recovery stories in American business.

FULL story at link.

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130104/DA3...
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 5, 2013
The Amrican Ta Payer will never be paid back the BILLIONS of dollars that Obama used to buy the union votes with the "stimus" money to prchase GM.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 5, 2013
"The Amrican Ta Payer ??... the "stimus" money "

Gotta SUCK, being SO STUPID !

Oddly, you're willing to forget American jobs/industry IT SAVED !!!!
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 5, 2013
The Truth wrote:
The Amrican Ta Payer will never be paid back the BILLIONS of dollars that Obama used to buy the union votes with the "stimus" money to prchase GM.
The bailout of the auto industry probably did more to keep the US from sliding into a recession than anything.

Only uneducated morons like you that can't even figure out how to use spell check think otherwise.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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The bailout of the auto industry probably did more to keep the US from sliding into a recession than anything.
Only uneducated morons like you that can't even figure out how to use spell check think otherwise.
You are an idiot. What do you call the last 4 years of Obamanomics?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Jan 5, 2013
The guy who IS REALLY AN IDIOT, forgot bushwhacker, huh ??? Who do you "think" started the bailouts ??
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 5, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The guy who IS REALLY AN IDIOT, forgot bushwhacker, huh ??? Who do you "think" started the bailouts ??
Then Obama should have stopped them. But he didn't, so now Obama owns them.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 5, 2013
He should have stopped them as a senator, right ??? Yeah, go back and take grade school classes, again... Stay awake during civics, punctuation, and spelling.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 5, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
He should have stopped them as a senator, right ??? Yeah, go back and take grade school classes, again... Stay awake during civics, punctuation, and spelling.
Dipshyt. Obama in the 4 years he has been in office has sold out the American economy with his lack of an economic policy. Stick with your childish insults, you know nothing about economics or politics.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 5, 2013
Stick with your childish misspelling, it's all you've got.... Unless, you count stupidity in SPADES ~!
Long term effects

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 5, 2013
People buying tiny clown cars will die in high numbers in wrecks going forward.

Robert

Lees Summit, MO

#13 Jan 5, 2013
I am actually excited about the new small cars like the Spark, and those smart cars. I want to see the Youtube video of the small car being clipped by Volkswagon Beetle and then cart wheeling across 4 lanes of traffic and off concrete barrier. You can then feel for the no pulse and just dig a whole and toss them in. Because they also double as a CASKET!
Lowell

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 5, 2013
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/04/...

Any truthfull accident reconstruction expert will tell you the ONLY thing that matters in a wreck is the size and weight/strength of the vehicle you are in.

A VP of a company I used to work at drove a 2 ton truck to work for accident protection.

You can drive dumb in a "smart" car or other clown car that won't protect you in a wreck and DIE while saving gas and the environment OR you can drive a larger car and at least have a chance at survival, especially if a clown car hits you.

Live smart OR die in a coffin on wheels.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jan 5, 2013
Lowell wrote:
http://blog.oregonlive.com/com muting/2009/04/video_smart_car _jarringly_stup.html
Any truthfull accident reconstruction expert will tell you the ONLY thing that matters in a wreck is the size and weight/strength of the vehicle you are in.
A VP of a company I used to work at drove a 2 ton truck to work for accident protection.
You can drive dumb in a "smart" car or other clown car that won't protect you in a wreck and DIE while saving gas and the environment OR you can drive a larger car and at least have a chance at survival, especially if a clown car hits you.
Live smart OR die in a coffin on wheels.
Thank God most of America has a brain, unlike you.
Lowell

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 5, 2013
Consistent wrote:
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Thank God most of America has a brain, unlike you.
You sell those little wheeled coffins??

If you drive one OR a passenger in one you must have a death wish.

OR want to be injured as much as possible in a wreck, you know those wercks that occur MILLIONS of times a year.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 5, 2013
Thank God most of America has a brain, unlike you.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 5, 2013
those wercks ??

Sorry pal, you're a moron.
Lowell

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 5, 2013
You sell those little wheeled coffins??

If you drive one OR a passenger in one you must have a death wish.

OR want to be injured as much as possible in a wreck, you know those wercks that occur MILLIONS of times a year.
Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 5, 2013
Thank God most of America has a brain, unlike you.

Go back to your bottle.
Lowell

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jan 5, 2013
You sell those little wheeled coffins??

If you drive one OR a passenger in one you must have a death wish.

OR want to be injured as much as possible in a wreck, you know those wercks that occur MILLIONS of times a year.

You like to see poeple die??

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