I don't claim to understand everything about the U.S. automakers. And I don't mean my comments to be taking sides one way or another. In fact, I hope they rally and once again are able to provide great cars that will knock the other world auto makers for a loop.
This is somewhat tongue-in-cheek: I saw where the Arlington GM plant is going to shut down for a month -- but the workers will receive their wages. They (the media) are acting like this is a bad thing? I wish my elders would offer that to me:)
The plant does this every year, I think I read. And I am sure they have it figured out that in the slow season, they save money by not being open -- even as they pay the workers their wages. It just SEEMS odd at this particular time.
I guess you have all seen the shoe-throwing incident at Bush's new conference in Iraq. As a letter to the editor pointed out in today's paper, this is a sign of good things in Iraq. Do you think anyone would have done that if Saddam Hussien were still in power? It is a sign that democracy is changing that country -- and freedom of speech is catching on.