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Let's Vent! Here's the post to do just that!

Say anything you want here but be nice to each other. Anyone or anything else is fair game!

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I really fell sorry for GM suppliers who probably have not been paid in months and have to file chapter 11. One does not want to be a supplier for GM as their terms are 90-120 days. One of our daughters, who works for a stamping company, was making hinges for a couple years for GM. Her company notified the buyer that they were being put "Credit Hold." When check is received, we will release shipment. She would have to call the buyer every 60 days if a check was not received. They were with GM 2 years, 2006-07. GM only represented 10% of their business.
GM went back to E.R. Wagner for their hinges that were of poor quality to begin with. It is about making money for GM, not their suppliers. Just some information.

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speleos- I see you have a blue '09 Matrix- congrats on owning the second cutest vehicle in one of the best shades of blue made!


I'll refer my right honorable friends to the post I made some days ago about being in a 34% tax bracket thanks to the oppressive IRS rules, when even the president @ $2.7 mil is only 32%, and the total lack of any response from the three elected officials I have emailed/faxed/called.

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I'll refer my right honorable friends to the post I made some days ago about being in a 34% tax bracket thanks to the oppressive IRS rules, when even the president @ $2.7 mil is only 32%, and the total lack of any response from the three elected officials I have emailed/faxed/called.
I at least receive their standard form letter from our Russ Feingold and Paul Ryan as acknowledgement!! Make you feel better?

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Honestly how many people are thinking about buying the Volt? I'm tired of hearing about "greener this and that" I think it's all a ploy because some scientist said we were burning holes in our ozone, we need to quit using aerosols because of the contaminants that are released; oh and cows are releasing too much methane when they burp...............what is the fix for that; slap a tax on the cattle yards to help cover the cost of excessive methane release? I'm so tired of hearing about the ways we are destroying our planet. Plausible deniability............. that's a cute term; let's keep secrets from the President so he can say " I had no idea we had aliens at Area 51 or their ship". We hide more secrets from ourselves than our enemies; at least they can watch CNN or Fox News and find out when the next attack should happen. Door dingers let me catch the next guy that opens his door arbitrarily and with blatant disregard for my Acadia...............(luckily this hasn't happened yet!) Telemarketer's people who park within the lines of a parking spot but are so far to one side that you can't enter your vehicle, "you couldn't take the extra 20 seconds to center that thing and now I have to deploy the power tailgate to enter my vehicle" (actual quote after I caught a Dodge dually park next to me as I approached to leave; he centered his vehicle without incident). Red light runners, not the late yellow one's; I'm talking RED for at least 2-3 seconds "go ahead and put me and my family at risk because you are late to work"! "Why do I have to call off my 48lb Shepperd that is 9 years old and has mild hip displasia (sp) because your 3 lb Chihuahua is scared"? It's a dog park lady and if your dog is so scared of the blowing wind; then stay at home and "oh don't worry someone else will pick up his droppings because you forgot to bring some bags". go ahead and talk on the phone and then cut me off; all of my cars are fully insured and gapped (well at least the Acadia is).

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Blue - the Matrix is an awesome car. I tallked the SO (significant other) into getting the S model with the larger 4-cylinder, traction control and electronic stability control. It handles like a champ with plenty of spunk to boot! You should have seen her hanging on when I took a 15 mph curve at 45 without ever lifting off the gas or squealing a tire.


The darned thing has electric power steering. I guess it's OK as long as the battery or alternator live.

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The people that tie up other people in the parking lots of 'big box' stores waiting for the closest parking spot to the door. They then end up walking 2 miles in the store (holding up numerous people because they have their carts in the middle of the aisle). They are just plain jackalopes!!!

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The people that tie up other people in the parking lots of 'big box' stores waiting for the closest parking spot to the door. They then end up walking 2 miles in the store (holding up numerous people because they have their carts in the middle of the aisle). They are just plain jackalopes!!!
I also hate when those same people have ten kids that run amuck and stand in the middle of the aisle too and look at you like your dumb when you want by.

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The people that tie up other people in the parking lots of 'big box' stores waiting for the closest parking spot to the door. They then end up walking 2 miles in the store (holding up numerous people because they have their carts in the middle of the aisle[/color]). They are just plain jackalopes!!!
I observed to Mrs. Blue once that "They shop like they drive."

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people who park within the lines of a parking spot but are so far to one side that you can't enter your vehicle, "you couldn't take the extra 20 seconds to center that thing and now I have to deploy the power tailgate to enter my vehicle" (actual quote after I caught a Dodge dually park next to me as I approached to leave; he centered his vehicle without incident).
You need to keep a few notices in the glovebox ....

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