Anything Sound Familiar?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by artabr, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Looks like "history" repeats itself!

  2. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

    He reminds me of me right about now. ;)

  4. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Ooooh, Duh! :rolleyes::rolleyes::D:D:D:D;)

  5. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Hey, you get to anchor that show..give a bro a call...We will tune it in and not have to catch reruns....................:) :p

    Got a guest for your next broadcast........................:cool:

    Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He's now 82 years old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.

    Lee Iacocca Says:
    'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay the course. '
    Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'

    You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
    The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq , the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

    I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

    Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

    On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here's where we stand.
    We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.

    We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

    Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.

    Our borders are like sieves.

    The middle class is being squeezed every which way.

    These are times that cry out for leadership.

    But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

    Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

    We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

    Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm.

    Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.
    Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?

    Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debt, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

    I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn't elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity.

    What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

    Had Enough? Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America. In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through some of America's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great Depression,' 'World War II,' the 'Korean War,' the 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11.

    If I've learned one thing, it's this: 'You don't get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it's building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this book. It's a "Call to Action" for people who, like me, believe in America'. It's not too late, but it's getting pretty close. So let's shake off the crap and go to work. Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'

    Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It's our country, folks, and it's our future. Our future is at stake!!


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  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I'm just really fed up with the expletives in Washington and what they are doing to the Country.
    It's almost humorous watching Obozo run around putting out the fires he and his buds start.
    Yesterday he had to haul butt up to Canada because the Canadians Were freaking out over some trade issues in the Porkusall Bill.
    Today, Chris Dodd said we needed to nationalize the banks. :eek:
    Obozo had to wizz on that little blaze. :rolleyes:

    I'm wondering if he can handle the pressure.

    Strange and interesting times we're living in my friends.

  7. artabr

    artabr New Member

    1 Shot. We're thinking way, way to much alike. :eek: ;) :D
    I was typing my post ( I'm real, real slow at the keyboard) while you were posting yours.

  8. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    CNN showed obama "barry" walking around not looking where he was going while he was using a blackberry or something?... and the thought popped into my head..."..the Roman Emperor, Nero. :(:(:(:(

    Where are we going to wind up? I think we will have a nation, but...what kind of nation will we have when this is over? :(:(:(:(

  9. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Hopefully the powers that be when that time comes trys to set things right and puts us back on the path the the Founding Fathers desired and returns to the Constitution and Bill Of Rights as the blueprints for our government.

    Who knows?

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I don't think that President YOmama will be able to handle the pressures of being the leader of the (used to be) free world. I believe that he will have a nervous breakdown within the first year, then we will be left with that other idiot.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  11. the other idiot and Pelochit....ugh....
  12. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I think we'll have a bunch of states and fractured regions, and that's about it.
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