So I'm watching ABC news and see a picture of Mousy Kaptur and the president. He's got his arm around her, and ABC News is calling her one of the undecideds. Her position on abortion is the sticking point for her and a number of democrats. She's used her membership in my parish for years as a reason to vote for her. The final version of the house bill has been posted. The abortion funding is still there. It's time for Marcy to do the right thing. Have you called her office? I have. You can join me or try to offset me, I don't care.
Hay, Toledo. Call your City Conunsel Members and Tell Them NO more Taxes or fees ! If they do, Don't re-Elect them !!! Better call all of them and the Mayor too. Or we will get taxed and fee'ed to death. Make cuts.
The wife and daughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) were involved in a serious accident today in Virginia. Apparently Mrs. Reid has both broken neck and back, while his daughter has lesser injuries. I wish both a speedy and full recovery.
However, I must point out the irony to those here on Swampbubbles who whine about autos from foreign makers, even if they are built here in the states.
The Reids were driving a Honda Odyssey minivan.
You may be surprised .
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WASHINGTON – About ten Toyota owners have complained to U.S. auto safety regulators that their vehicles suffered some kind of sudden acceleration after being repaired under Toyota’s two recalls for the problem.
The complaints highlighted by safety advocate Sean Kane drew a quick response today from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which said it would investigate.
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NEWS ALERT: Driver, Victims Talk About Alleged DefectiveToyota Crash, Driver in Prison for Fatal Runaway Toyota Accident
Driver, Victims Talk About Toyota Crash
On June 10, 2006 Koua Fong Lee was returning from church with his family when his Toyota Camry hit an Oldsmobile at a St. Paul, Minnesota intersection, killing the driver and a passenger in the Oldsmobile. Lee is now serving an eight-year-sentence for vehicular homicide, but he has always maintained that his brakes didn't work. (ABC News) (VIDEO)
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February 19, 2010
Official: State Farm warned NHTSA on Toyota in '07
Mon Feb 8, 2010 5:42pm EST
DETROIT (Reuters) - Private insurer State Farm informed a government regulator of a worrying trend of vehicle-caused accidents involving Toyota Motor Corp as far back as late 2007, an official at the company said.
PADDY COMYN and MICHAEL McALEER
TOYOTA OWNERS with noticeably faulty cars who are aware their car is part of the recall by Toyota could be charged under the Road Traffic Act if involved in a traffic incident, it has emerged.
A solicitor specialising in road traffic law has raised concerns of whether Toyota owners would be liable in the event of an incident, if they had been made aware their car was part of a recall and noticed a problem with the accelerator.(MORE)
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By Angela Greiling Keane
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is guilty of an “unseemly coverup” in dealing with reports of dangerous sudden acceleration by some of its vehicles, consumer advocate Ralph Nader said.
“Toyota dropped the ball -- too little, too late,” Nader, who founded groups including Public Citizen to push for strong auto-safety regulation, said in an interview yesterday. “It was an unseemly coverup.”
In the wake of deaths and sharp criticism, Toyota changes course.
03:15 | 02/04/2010 Video
Toyota: Software to blame for Prius brake problems
Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Without issuing a recall of its iconic Prius hybrid vehicles, Toyota said Thursday a software glitch is to blame for braking problems in the 2010 model.
In Strongly Worded Letter, Reps. Waxman and Stupak Suggest That in Private Toyota Execs Are Telling A Different Story About the Causes of Runaway Toyotas
Two congressmen issued a strong statement Tuesday afternoon suggesting that recent statements by Toyota's top U.S. executive to the public about the causes of random acceleration were misleading, and that in private Toyota officials had said that sticky gas pedals were not the cause of the most serious acceleration incidents.
Honda recalls Fit model over fire danger
Dayton Business Journal
Honda Motor Co. is recalling 140,000 Fit hatchbacks in the United States and another 506,000 worldwide over a potential fire hazard relating to the power window units, according to media reports.
Consumer Reports suspends recommendations on eight Toyota models
Jan 29, 2010
Consumer Reports has temporarily suspended its "recommended" status for eight Toyota vehicle models and one Pontiac model that may have accelerator pedals that can stick and cause unintended acceleration.
General Motors offers incentives to Toyota owners worried by recall
Bring in a Camry, for example, and get $1000 off this 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT.
By GM, Wieck
General Motors launched a campaign today to give Toyota owners worried about the ongoing recall over sticking gas pedals extra incentive to consider buying a GM vehicle.
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This is stirring some controversy already. The Tebows have a story . They are making a difference for good in this world
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