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(AP)   At Ford, (cutting jobs of) Quality (employees) is Job #1. Flint, MI lights up Michael Moore distress signal   (ap.google.com) divider line 107
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2008-09-11 04:37:34 PM
"We're gonna need a second spotlight!"

/he's fat, you see
 
2008-09-11 04:56:11 PM
Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...
 
2008-09-11 04:56:19 PM
Meanwhile, Honda rakes in the money, including mine.

/suck it domestic car makers
 
2008-09-11 04:56:33 PM
Anyone think that the big 3 will get a bailout like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac?
 
2008-09-11 04:56:40 PM
Better keep the Cracker Barrels open late.
 
2008-09-11 04:56:49 PM
We'd all eave but we're upside-down on our mortgages now.
And Michigan is beautiful, despite the poor economy.
And we've been in a manufacturing-export tailspin for 40 years now, so we're kind of used to it.
 
2008-09-11 04:57:24 PM
Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...


I bet we work at the same company...
 
2008-09-11 04:59:01 PM
Michael Moore has never done anything good for anyone. His movies are only about making money for himself. He doesn't really care about working people. Oh yeah, also, he's fat.

Does that about cover it all?
 
2008-09-11 04:59:38 PM
Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...


Dude, I work on Ford ads too. Yer probably down the hall from me.

/Um, it's five, that's the only reason I'm looking at Fark right now.
 
2008-09-11 04:59:48 PM
Flint, MI lights up Michael Moore distress signal

Nananananananananana! FATMAN!
 
2008-09-11 05:00:10 PM
Looks like Michigan is going to have to build more prison space.
 
2008-09-11 05:00:20 PM
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2008-09-11 05:00:24 PM
please: Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...

I bet we work at the same company...


You too?

/Um. It really is 5:00 now.
 
2008-09-11 05:00:24 PM
How many different types of SUV's does Ford make?
 
2008-09-11 05:00:58 PM
Didn't Ford just say they have a 65 mpg diesel compact that actually looks cool, but they won't sell it in the USA for "economic" reasons.

DIAF Ford.

You suck.

The Mustang was and will always be a total POS. Get over it.
 
2008-09-11 05:01:28 PM
I've been wondering this for a while. How much work is actually left in Flint? Is that place empty yet?

Just been wondering that.
 
2008-09-11 05:01:35 PM
Freezebyte: Meanwhile, Honda rakes in the money, including mine.

/suck it domestic car makers


I bought a new 2008 Fit this weekend. They couldn't keep them on the lot and the 2009 has a dealer markup of $2K over MSRP. Civics are selling pretty well too.

However they can't seem to give away the Pilot, Odyssey, or Ridgeline.

Ford has the same problem except they sunk more of their inventory into larger vehicles and trucks and are now paying the price.
 
2008-09-11 05:01:37 PM
please: We'd all eave but we're upside-down on our mortgages now.

You forgot an "l". This is why I don't buy American. No quality control.
 
2008-09-11 05:01:55 PM
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2008-09-11 05:02:08 PM
bail out the airlines, bail out the banks, bail out the mortgage industry, bail out the car industry. meanwhile, foreign companies start buying our companies, real estate, and everything else and we borrow more. SUCCESS
 
2008-09-11 05:02:21 PM
Pincy: Michael Moore has never done anything good for anyone. His movies are only about making money for himself. He doesn't really care about working people. Oh yeah, also, he's fat.

Does that about cover it all?


His grooming and hygene are also questionable.

I hate the guy for the way he uses people, but his movies are amusing. I think he was the inspiration for Borat.
 
2008-09-11 05:04:01 PM
This state is farked, from all directions, with double ended dildos.

/MI troll
 
2008-09-11 05:04:28 PM
rodeofrog How many different types of SUV's does Ford make?
Eleventy billion.
 
2008-09-11 05:05:56 PM
The Black Spy: please: Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...

I bet we work at the same company...

You too?

/Um. It really is 5:00 now.


Ad-whore Fark party?
 
2008-09-11 05:07:12 PM
Desquamation: The Black Spy: please: Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...

I bet we work at the same company...

You too?

/Um. It really is 5:00 now.

Ad-whore Fark party?


When? Where?
 
2008-09-11 05:07:22 PM
Light the Fat Guy in Profile Signal!
 
2008-09-11 05:07:25 PM
zilch365: Anyone think that the big 3 will get a bailout like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac?

now that they're on the road to nationalization and dismantling, and any value derived from their assets goes to the government, I dont think that falls under "bailout" any more.
 
2008-09-11 05:07:40 PM
Found on Roadside Dead
 
2008-09-11 05:09:08 PM
Theonceovertwice: Found on Roadside Dead

Farked-Over Re-built Dodge.
 
2008-09-11 05:09:19 PM
Fart_Machine: Freezebyte: Meanwhile, Honda rakes in the money, including mine.

/suck it domestic car makers

I bought a new 2008 Fit this weekend. They couldn't keep them on the lot and the 2009 has a dealer markup of $2K over MSRP. Civics are selling pretty well too.

However they can't seem to give away the Pilot, Odyssey, or Ridgeline.

Ford has the same problem except they sunk more of their inventory into larger vehicles and trucks and are now paying the price.


Yeah, love my new 08 Civic, traded in my 04 Accord V6 for it.
 
2008-09-11 05:09:24 PM
Raging Thespian: Light the Fat Guy in Profile Signal!

Let me try that again:

www.limelightpro.com
 
2008-09-11 05:09:51 PM
I had a Ford once, it was a POS
 
2008-09-11 05:11:05 PM
F'd over rebuilt dodge

Overpaid bunch of lazy bastards. Have fun working at McDonalds!
I worked in Detroit. Most of these people DESERVE to get fired.
 
2008-09-11 05:11:38 PM
Interesting. I was born in Flint, still live in the area, and I don't recall there ever being a Ford plant within 50 miles of it. That said, Subby is a moron.

/Dad retired from GM
//Also knew Micheal Moore (before Roger & Me), who is a socialist asshat.
 
2008-09-11 05:11:56 PM
WiredMann: I had a Ford once, it was a POS

I had an '89 POS with heated seats, a digital dash and cruise control.
 
2008-09-11 05:12:26 PM
Ford upper management can't find their asses with both hands and it is going to cost 4200 people their jobs so yeah, I can see how this is all Micheal Moore's fault.
 
2008-09-11 05:12:28 PM
There's a secret Ford operation in Flint ? Who knew.

/.
 
2008-09-11 05:13:08 PM
A friend of mine has one of these:

upload.wikimedia.org

1983 Toyota 4x4, that he bought new with 2 miles on it.

He has put approximately 360,000 miles on the original 22-r engine. It still has the original clutch, transmission etc.

It has a 12-gallon fuel tank and never takes more than $40 to fill it up.

sigh. WTF ever Detroit, keep those SUV's coming...
 
2008-09-11 05:13:54 PM
I think Ford doesn't have much choice but to cut jobs of Quality employees if they are to stay in business.

Feeds (Michael) more a model (T).
 
2008-09-11 05:14:03 PM
Mark Hurd must be secretly running Ford as well as HP.
 
2008-09-11 05:15:01 PM
Losing $23.9 billion in two and a half years, get with the program! We give that much to Iraq in two months. Have some of your guys wear headgear and get Cheney to declare you have WDM or DMD or something and we'll give you the money.
 
2008-09-11 05:15:34 PM
Flint = General Motors
Dearborn = Ford

/picky, picky, picky
 
2008-09-11 05:15:40 PM
My first brand new ride was a F-150 and I never had any trouble out of it.

/sold it after about 38k miles though
 
2008-09-11 05:16:14 PM
How 'bout greenlighters an asshat. Story has nothing to do with Flint. Read then green light:)

/like M.M.'s work.
 
2008-09-11 05:16:54 PM
The Black Spy: Desquamation: The Black Spy: please: Desquamation: Ford will still spend a shiat load on advertising so my job is safe.

Sucks for the line workers though...

I bet we work at the same company...

You too?

/Um. It really is 5:00 now.

Ad-whore Fark party?

When? Where?


email is my fark handle at gmail. It would be pretty damn funny if we do in fact work in the same building.
 
2008-09-11 05:17:18 PM
Flint was GM not Ford by the way.
 
2008-09-11 05:18:23 PM
Michael Moore is FAT!
 
2008-09-11 05:18:29 PM
studebaker hoch: Didn't Ford just say they have a 65 mpg diesel compact that actually looks cool, but they won't sell it in the USA for "economic" reasons.

DIAF Ford.

You suck.


Ayup. There was a discussion over on /. about it the other day.

Here's the article.

I actually own a Prius, and you know what? I'd have been just as happy to buy one of these. Happier in the long run, probably.

Yeah. Ford pretty much deserves what's coming to them.
 
2008-09-11 05:18:37 PM
I work for Ford and they could not offer a good enough buyout package for the 16 plus years I worked for them to try to make a Q1 car or truck while they keep cheap staking everything they put in said car. 100k for 16 years? Yeah right. I will take my chances and ride this out. Or go down with the ship. :P
 
2008-09-11 05:19:36 PM
birdbath: Ford upper management can't find their asses with both hands and it is going to cost 4200 people their jobs so yeah, I can see how this is all Micheal Moore's fault.

Yeah, but don't you dare blame the unions!
 
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