About the Austrian comment-do you know anyone from Austria? My grandpa is from there. Those damned germans speak Austrian, didn't you know that? Grandpa never refers to his native language as German. The Austrians are superior to every other race in the world!
Of course, I point out to him that Austria gave us two of the most destructive people of the 20th century-Hitler and Freud.
I shared a suite in college with a number of other guys, one of whom was Austrian. As near as I can tell, they are just like Germans, except with less of a sense of humor.
Originally Posted by noonwitch
I will nominate the Upper Penninsula of Michigan as one of the 57 states. They want statehood, but don't have enough of an economy to be separated from us trolls.
Nah, that's a rational argument. You've got to think more gonzo than that. We're talking about places that would seem like states to a guy who was educated by the best schools that were willing to lower their academic standards in the name of affirmative action, and who spent most of his time at those schools in the pursuit of the kind of academic excellence that can only come from repeated hits from the communal bong.
Ford, GM and even Chrysler are hiring workers right now.
This is mixed news to me, though. I'm glad the companies are in a position to hire new people, but Michigan has to stop relying so much on the auto industry as our economic base.
I'd add to that; stop putting your life and future in the hands of Unions.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C. S. Lewis Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad: Ayn Rand