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U.S. Transportation Secretary: I Told My Daughter to Buy Japanese Car
Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/9/11 | Penny Starr

Posted on 02/09/2011 4:11:09 PM PST by Nachum

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so. LaHood's comment came as he announced the results of a 10-month long Department of Transportation study that was undertaken to determine whether electronic systems could have been responsible for reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study determined that this was not the case. LaHood's statement that

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automotive; buy; corruption; daughter; fraud; lahood; liars; lies; secretary; sienna; toyota; transportation; uaw; unions

1 posted on 02/09/2011 4:11:11 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 02/09/2011 4:12:01 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Good grief.

When she loses her job, she can eat her Jap car.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 4:13:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so.

Smart move IMO.

4 posted on 02/09/2011 4:14:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum
Better than a Chrysler or a GM.

Great choice!

I'm a Honda man, though.

5 posted on 02/09/2011 4:15:06 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Nachum

Ray LaHood is the most incompetent official I’ve seen in my life!


6 posted on 02/09/2011 4:16:02 PM PST by griswold3 (We defend conservatism by our very way of life.)
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To: Nachum

what an ASS.

At the height of the “unintended acceleration” witch hunt, he told people NOT to buy Toyotas.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 4:16:27 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Nachum

Ten bucks to the first person who can cite a pro-American position rendered by the Obama Administration.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 4:17:33 PM PST by fhayek (offer is rhetorical. any attempt to collect will be met with 'welshing' on my part.)
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To: Nachum

I believe the car is built in the US by US non-union autoworkers.


9 posted on 02/09/2011 4:17:43 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Hell of a lot better than a damn government motor POS.


10 posted on 02/09/2011 4:18:25 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Nachum
“The Obama Administration is making historic investments in America’s infrastructure--investments that lay the foundation for our long-term economic health while creating good-paying jobs right now,” LaHood said when he announced the Web site.

Of course they are just like ANY fascist government would be.

11 posted on 02/09/2011 4:18:34 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

My conspiracy theory is that the unions, Obammunists, and the media sponsored the Toyota fiasco in order to discourage Americans from purchasing Toyotas and instead to buy US vehicles.


12 posted on 02/09/2011 4:18:47 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

“Listen, honey... I’ll kick the snot out of Toyota, you know, really drag them through the mud, and of course they’ll have to LOWER their prices to get people back into the showroom, and then voila! That’s when you go and buy that new Sienna!”


13 posted on 02/09/2011 4:19:06 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Nachum

I ain’t buying this “There ain’t to problem” BS. Several of those stories had the person not tounching anything with acceleration happening. To blame it on the driver’s smashing the accelerator instead of the brake is not holding water with me.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 4:20:14 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: fhayek

his positions are basically that we assume the position


15 posted on 02/09/2011 4:20:41 PM PST by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Nachum

I’m not saying it’s bad advice, but it directly contradicts what they were saying in December. These people have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 4:21:50 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Nachum
Ten months.

At what cost to us; and what cost to Toyota?

Will anyone pay?

"These are times that try men's souls."

ML/NJ

17 posted on 02/09/2011 4:23:19 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: elpadre

TMMI Princeton, Indiana (near Evansville)


18 posted on 02/09/2011 4:24:56 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

Toyota makes awesome cars, and...right here in the good old USA. The Toyota mini-van is the best of the lot with a draw between the Toyota & Honda model mini-vans. Next is Chrysler T&C and Dodge Caravan and....last is Kia Sedona!!! All of them are great vehicles. GM is lost in the crowd, but then again GM has the “Obama” Volt, destined to failure from the gitgo!!! and....GM has another great problem. It’s called Ford Motor Company!!! Ford, with out Obama (the Dummy) was not content to sit with winners, the Ford 150 Series and the Mustang line, so....they came forward with the Fusion and the “new” Taurus and the “Escape”. Sad to say GM (Obama Government Motors) is just about DOA in the USA!!! FORMOCO is kicking butt big time in the good old USA!!! Bye, GM!!!


19 posted on 02/09/2011 4:25:15 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Brilliant

My opinion from the start.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 4:26:35 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: BenLurkin

Toyota Sienna’s are built in Princeton, Indiana.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 4:28:36 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Nachum

http://pressroom.toyota.com/pr/tms/manufacturing/toyota-begins-production-of-third-151480.aspx

PRINCETON, Ind. (January 20, 2010) – Production of the all-new 2011 Sienna minivan is underway at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind. Fully redesigned to meet the needs of consumers, the new Sienna was styled at Toyota’s Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach, Calif., and developed at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Production of the new Sienna, as well as Highlander production that began last October, is welcome news for the Indiana plant as it was underutilized during the current economic downturn.

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs nearly 41,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion.

Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350.


22 posted on 02/09/2011 4:31:00 PM PST by deport
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To: Nachum

Kids should have used Caddys or Crown Vics.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 4:34:39 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Excellent. She can move to Indiana and eat her Jap car there.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 4:36:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum

The last time I checked, most Toyotas (and certainly the Sienna) are built in the United States, and therefore are American.

In fact, one can reasonably argue that GM and Chrysler cars are NOT American, any more, as they represent Socialism, not America (at least as intended).


25 posted on 02/09/2011 4:36:26 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Nachum

In fact, one could argue that the Sienna is MORE AMERICAN than even a Ford, as they are built by people who love America...rather than UAW types.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 4:46:39 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Nachum
"U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so."

The Toyota Sienna is built by Americans in Princeton, Indiana.

Better she should buy a Chrysler T&C built by Canadians in Windsor, Ontario? Or a Chevrolet Avalanche built by Mexicans in Silao, Mexico?

27 posted on 02/09/2011 4:51:34 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Nachum

I’ll NEVER put another penny into a “UAW/Democrat automobile”.


28 posted on 02/09/2011 4:52:41 PM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: nascarnation
Toyota has a very large operation in Georgetown, KY. A few years ago when I was in nearby Lexington, I was told they had 10,000 employees.
29 posted on 02/09/2011 5:00:01 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

At least he told her to buy an American car.

Minivans: Chrysler Town&Country:Domestic Content 71% Toyota Sienna:Domestic Content 85%
http://toyota-alabama.com/toyota-is-vital-to-our-domestic-economy/


30 posted on 02/09/2011 5:11:19 PM PST by PAR35
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To: CodeToad
Nonsense. The whole purpose of the recall, after the floor mats, was to drive business away from Toyota until the Government Motors duo came out of bankruptcy. The reason the computer code was sent to NASA was to delay the results for a year. And who can argue with NASA ... they have engineers there (ok space engineers, flight engineers, fuel engineers, etc.).
31 posted on 02/09/2011 5:50:07 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nachum


U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter
to buy a Japanese car—a Toyota Sienna—and that she did so.

LaHood knew the FALSE accussations against Toyota were a g-d-d-mned lie
perpetrated by Government Motors, Fiat-Whats-Left-of-Chrysler and Obama.

Otherwise, this father would never have allowed his “flesh-and-blood”
into a Toyota.

Time to refund Toyota’s penalties/fines.
And issue an official apology and explanation.
Don’t hold your breath Toyota. Just keep on and make money by selling
your usual quality, safer-than-most vehicle.
That will win the day.
If not the century/millenium.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

But even for the guvmint of the USA, power corrupts. And their absolute power
corrupts ABSOLUTELY.

Obama/UAW SOBs!!!


32 posted on 02/09/2011 5:58:26 PM PST by VOA (`)
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To: fhayek
Ten bucks to the first person who can cite a pro-American position rendered by the Obama Administration.

We have the highest % of filthy, greedy, rich people and business owners hoarding wealth of any Country in the World!
-not quite Barack Obama, 2011
33 posted on 02/10/2011 5:57:47 AM PST by stompk
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To: org.whodat
Hell of a lot better than a damn government motor POS.

and let me take this opportunity to repeat the sentiment, that I will forgive GM as soon as I forgive Smith&Wesson.
(which is not likely to be soon).
34 posted on 02/10/2011 6:00:41 AM PST by stompk
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To: BenLurkin

“Excellent. She can move to Indiana and eat her Jap car there.”

SHE CAN MOVE TO DETROIT!

AND EAT HER JAP CAR THERE! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.......

“oh, no, Daddy, do I really have to LIVE here?”....


35 posted on 02/10/2011 6:04:58 PM PST by bitt ( ..Congress - either investigate Obama ...or yourselves, for complicity)
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