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  • The last Oldsmobile ever built is for sale

    12/14/2017 9:16:42 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    This was definitely not your father’s Oldsmobile, because he never had the chance to buy it. The last Oldsmobile ever built is going up for auction on Dec. 15. The 2004 Alero is still owned by General Motors and until recently was part of the GM Heritage Center collection. The dark cherry sedan rolled off the line at Lansing Car Assembly in Michigan on April 29, 2004 and was signed under the hood and in the trunk by all of the workers at the now-shuttered plant. GM had announced plans in 2000 to eliminate what was at the time America’s...
  • The Five Best Oldsmobiles to Come off the Line

    05/12/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 143 replies
    Web2carz ^ | 5/12/14 | Andrew Krok
    Oldsmobile died 10 years ago this week. On that day, the final Oldsmobile (an Alero) rolled off the assembly line, and from then on, the oldest-surviving American car company was no more. Its departure was largely bittersweet; Oldsmobile’s final vehicle lineup wasn’t very impressive, filled with bland front-wheel-drive cars, and so many believed that its time had finally come. But it was a good run, and while the end wasn’t necessarily stellar, Oldsmobile managed to produce some seriously badass cars throughout its 107-year-long history. Below, we take a look at what we believe are the five best Oldsmobiles to ever...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...
  • Vanity Automotive Question

    03/10/2011 4:33:36 PM PST · by library user · 51 replies
    Self | March 11, 2011
    Please pardon the vanity, but I was wondering if there were FReepers who have experienced this problem before and, if so, how it was resolved. I have a '99 Olds Bravada which stopped starting a few days back (you get the sound like it's going to start, but it rarely turns over). We tried two different fuel pumps, thinking that was the problem. After beating on the fuel tank with a rubber mallet while simultaneously turning the key in the ignition, the car would sometimes start. My brother is doing the work on the car and thinks the problem could...
  • Any automotive savvy FReepers? Have question about GM Passlock2 system

    10/26/2009 2:06:29 PM PDT · by library user · 56 replies · 1,885+ views
    10/26/09 | Self
    Please pardon the vanity, but having non-mechanical trouble with a 1999 Bravada and am trying to find a fix. A lot of GM vehicles from the late 90s and early 00s have a built-in anti-theft security system called Passlock or Passlock2. When a problem with this system occurs, you may not be able to start your car again for 30-60 minutes (the car's computer essentially thinks a thief is trying to steal the car). The cost to fix this problem is not exactly easy or cheap, so I figured I would ask if anyone else here has had a similar...
  • Oldsmobile Returns! - Car News

    04/01/2008 11:47:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,135+ views
    Car And Driver ^ | March 2008 | Jared Gall
    Oldsmobile fans rejoice! (Or revolt—we suspect most will choose revolt.) Your brand lives again, and you’ll never guess how. Nearly four years to the day that the final Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan, comes word that Oldsmobile is back. More startling than the announcement itself is its origin—not from Lansing, not from Detroit, not from Michigan, not even from anywhere in North America. A statement from Tokyo, of all places, reports that Toyota has secured rights to the Oldsmobile name. Asked for comment, GM is remaining extremely tight-lipped on the issue at the moment while presumably...
  • Oldsmobile Returns!

    04/01/2008 1:14:27 PM PDT · by em2vn · 3 replies · 220+ views
    car&driver ^ | 01-04-08 | jared gall
    Nearly four years to the day that the final Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan, comes word that Oldsmobile is back. More startling than the announcement itself is its origin -- not from Lansing, not from Detroit, not from Michigan, not even from anywhere in North America. A statement from Tokyo, of all places, reports that Toyota has secured rights to the Oldsmobile name. Asked for comment, GM is remaining extremely tight-lipped on the issue at the moment while presumably trying to sort out internally what oversight allowed this to happen -- and who to can for...
  • Ted Kennedy in surgery

    10/12/2007 8:49:37 AM PDT · by null and void · 250 replies · 7,263+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/07 | Fox News
    Not on the web site yet. He has a blocked carodid artery.
  • Roberts and Alito Misled Us

    07/29/2006 8:21:02 AM PDT · by BRUMama · 98 replies · 3,677+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Edward M. Kennedy
    I have had the honor of serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee for 43 years, during which I've participated in confirmation hearings for every one of the justices who now sit on the Supreme Court. Over that time, my colleagues and I have asked probing questions and listened attentively to substantive responses. Because we were able to learn a great deal about the nominees from those hearings, the Senate has rarely voted along party lines. I voted, for example, for three of President Ronald Reagan's five Supreme Court nominees... But the careful, bipartisan process of years past -- like so...
  • Student under fire for shout: 'Remember Chappaquiddick!'

    02/23/2006 12:13:15 AM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 307 replies · 11,998+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 22, 2006 | Ron Strom
    A community college student in Massachusetts faces possible disciplinary action for shouting "Remember Chappaquiddick!" during an on-campus speech by Democrat Sen. Edward Kennedy. Paul Trost, 20, a student at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Mass., says he was upset by an introduction of Kennedy given by Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., in which the congressman noted how the long-time senator overcame hardship in life on his way to success. "Lynch said Kennedy had overcome such adversity to get to the place he was, and that's a bunch of bull," Trost said of the introduction, which occurred in the school's student center...
  • Happy Birthday, Sen. Ted Kennedy--NOT!!!

    02/22/2006 7:26:51 PM PST · by ExcursionGuy84 · 20 replies · 518+ views
    ExcursionGuy84 | 02/22/2006 | ExcursionGuy84
    On my way home from work, while listening to my favorite local Christian station, 89.7 WMCU "Spirit" FM... The DJ mentioned that today was Senator Edward Kennedy's birthday...74 years "young", I quote. I nearly hurled.
  • DFU SONG: Teenager in Love (Cape Cod Orca Ted Kennedy's love child)

    01/18/2006 1:00:15 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 1,007+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - TEENAGER IN LOVE It's really not my fault 'cause our parents we can't pick With headlines I've read lately, I am becoming sick I think I'm in a world that's gone mad I'm hoping Cape Cod Orca Ted's not my dad When there's excessive drinking, don't drive your Oldsmobile If you are on a bridge, don't try to cop a feel I think I'm in a world that's gone mad I'm hoping Cape Cod Orca Ted's not my dad That blowhard is scum...he failed lifeguard class And in the Senate, he's really such an *ss When mother...
  • Coral Snake Song - I've Got No Strings (Taking on TWO DemocRAT gun grabbers in one song.)

    01/07/2006 1:40:14 AM PST · by Coral Snake · 8 replies · 966+ views
    Coral Snake Songs ^ | 01-07-2006 | Coral Snake
    Coral Snake Song - I've Got No Strings (Taking on TWO DemocRAT gun grabbers in one song.) Original song from Walt Disney's Pinocchio by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington(1940) Update Parody by Coral Snake (2006) Midi - I've Got No Strings Look under "Pinocchio" I've still got fangs, I won't be trod, Ted Kennedy, Christopher Dodd, In this song, you're sure to see, There are still fangs in me. Teddy the Swimmer man, I'm the safest one by far. My guns are less deadly, Then your Oldsmobile car. I've still got fangs, I won't be trod, Ted Kennedy, Christopher Dodd,...
  • National Figures Lend a Hand to 'Local Peace Mom'

    12/12/2005 2:59:40 AM PST · by FDNYRHEROES · 14 replies · 793+ views
    The Westerly Sun ^ | December 11, 2005 | Ellyn Moran Santiago
    NATIONAL FIGURES LEND A HAND TO 'LOCAL PEACE MOM' By Ellyn Moran Santiago - The Sun Staff WESTERLY - Sen. Ted Kennedy's message on Stephany Kern's voicemail had the ring of sincerity, she said. "I'm so sorry to have to leave a message..." the Massachusetts senator told this grieving mother and Westerly resident. And he promised to keep calling her cell until he was able to reach her. "All of the Kennedys and I are thinking of your extremely brave son..." Kennedy told Kern. It's a terrible, difficult, sad time. We're praying for you and your family and offering up...
  • DFU SONG: In the Air Tonight (Mary Jo would die if she breathed the air tonight)

    09/06/2005 12:15:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 405+ views
    DFU SONGS | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IN THE AIR TONIGHT (0:35) If Mary Jo was breathing in our air tonight, she'd die If Mary Jo was breathing in our air tonight, she'd die If Mary Jo was breathing in our air tonight, she'd die...she'd die (1:14) Teddy Lifeguard sent out his letter...about the GOP ----- They've poisoned water and our air Just take a big breath, my friends, and you will see They have a right wing agenda, you should know Send money to me right away And I will spend some on Scotch...but the rest will be used To shut those guys...
  • Kennedy Questions Roberts on Civil Rights

    07/28/2005 2:44:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 749+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 07/28/2005 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    WASHINGTON - After days of Democratic deference to John Roberts, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said Thursday that documents made public to date indicate the Supreme Court nominee holds a "rather cramped view of the Voting Rights Act." Materials that Roberts drafted while working at the Justice Department and White House counsel's office during the Reagan administration "certainly raise some questions in my mind about his commitment" to civil rights in general, added the Massachusetts Democrat. While couched carefully, Kennedy's remarks showed a willingness to raise pointed questions at a time when most other Democrats have stuck to pleasantries about Roberts'...
  • DFU SONG: Rhinestone Cowboy (Lifeguard Teddy at nominee hearings)

    07/11/2005 9:39:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 345+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - RHINESTONE COWBOY Leftist interest groups are sensing doom…the nominee's in the room They know that they need some help and they need it quickly Barbara Boxer’s starting to whine…but things are not going fine She’s ignored as a fool Look who is standing in the doorway…he has just flown in from Norway A bloated and drunk mound of flesh, but he is their tool It is Lifeguard Teddy…maybe he’ll take him out on the bridge for a friendly drive It is Lifeguard Teddy…if he goes there’s no chance the nominee will survive The old drunk will get...
  • DFU SONG: A Little Help from My Friends (what Kennedy means by extraordinary)

    07/06/2005 5:34:05 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 460+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS What would it take for a filibuster To be keeping you off of the court What if you left a girl so she would die For 10 hours you made no report Hey, that might just be extraordinary...hey, I think many of us would agree Yes, that would be extraordinary What if you're scared of your last Spanish test You'd not studied 'cause you're such a fool What if you hired a friend to take your test You got caught and you're thrown out of school Hey, that might just be...
  • DFU SONG: Take Me Out to the Ballgame (drunken killer lifeguard challenges Rummy)

    06/26/2005 8:41:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 703+ views
    DFU SONGS | 6-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME Take me to Teddy's ballgame...we'll hear him shouting loud He will tell Rummy he ought to quit We know Teddy is so full of it He will root, root, root for the bad guys If we lose it's a shame For it's one, two, three fifths he's drunk That is Teddy's game Take me to Teddy's ballgame...he'll go out on a bridge We hear a big splash and a gurgle sound He hopes the body never is found He will root, root, root for the bad guys If we lose it's...
  • KENNEDY "RULES OUT" CLARENCE THOMAS FOR CHIEF JUSTICE

    06/20/2005 8:22:33 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 103 replies · 2,687+ views
    RCP ^ | 6/20/05 | OP-ED
    Interesting comments from Senator Ted Kennedy on the Supreme Court in this little-noticed Bloomberg News article from Friday: Kennedy, 73, said he believes that the consideration on Rehnquist's replacement should be more than just "replacing one right-winger for a right-winger." Still, the Senate debate on any Rehnquist replacement would "clearly" be much different than the discussion about a nominee who would tip the ideological balance of the court. "It's clear it's going to have a significant impact" on the Senate debate that "Rehnquist is leaving and not" one of the court's moderates, the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. He...