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    Subject: Something to Ponder True ????

    Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He has a new book, and here are some excerpts

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    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 !

    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 spen tbillions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened
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    Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evalua ting 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 1970s 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 a "real contribution" by sending this to everyone you know and care about ......our future is at stake!














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    Right on.
    I have always liked Iacocca. Smart guy. He hit the nail on the head with this one.




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    For the most part he's right, except for the fact Fox News and the so-called "Bone Heads" that work for them aren't the problem.

    He should go after CNN, MSNBC, CNBC. Fox is not the problem that is why they have nearly twice the audience of the other three cable networks combined.

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    good words,BUT we are already toast,and about ready to burn. just my .02
    CLEAR YOUR MIND ,AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW

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    All that he said is nothing new. We see the problems, but we have no answers. Most of us are just working and dealing with our own problems. We can speak up and bitch, but it just goes on def ears. Politicans have no heart! They just go through the motions and shrug then shoulders. We've gotten to big controll. When there is new idea to change, it gets shot down by some stupid law, small interest, ect. Its tiring after a while.

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    yep,kinda like a sinking ship,just waiting for the water to get to uspoliticans will still get paid when everyone else is in the soup lines
    CLEAR YOUR MIND ,AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW

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    So maybe we should elect a president who won't even salute our flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance. I'm sure THAT GUY will have so much civic pride that he will lead us to the promised land!!

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    it don't make a diff whos in their?we need to stop taken care of the world,and everyone thats get a free hand out, and fix the good old usa 1st
    CLEAR YOUR MIND ,AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by TITTIES AND BEER View Post
    it don't make a diff whos in their?we need to stop taken care of the world,and everyone thats get a free hand out, and fix the good old usa 1st

    I agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TITTIES AND BEER View Post
    it don't make a diff whos in their?we need to stop taken care of the world,and everyone thats get a free hand out, and fix the good old usa 1st
    Quote Originally Posted by MoVal Tim View Post
    I agree!
    Gotta have a leader with his head in the right place though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoVal Tim View Post
    Gotta have a leader with his head in the right place though.
    But instead with have so-called leaders with their head up their ASS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TITTIES AND BEER View Post
    it don't make a diff whos in their?we need to stop taken care of the world,and everyone thats get a free hand out, and fix the good old usa 1st
    We have 100's of billions going to Iraq, Fok them we need the $$$ here first and formost.

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    have you ever thoght of how much money is owed to china, aka the slepping giant, funy how they will take over without ever firing a shot,,,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmoney View Post
    have you ever thoght of how much money is owed to china, aka the slepping giant, funy how they will take over without ever firing a shot,,,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Say it isn't so!

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