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Finally Someone Speaks Up!

by John M. White |

I am sure all of you remember Lee Iacocca - well, he's written a new book called "Where Have All The Leaders Gone?" - and you should read it!  Here are some excerpts:

'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay the course.'

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do.  And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis being the first.) Leaders are made, not born.’

I said it before and I'll say it again, when the CEOs of the auto companies sat there with their tails under the heinies taking crap from fools they became the idiots who fed at the trough.  They should have stood up, said we can run our businesses at least as well as you run the government, so let's cut out the crap and help each other out. I say to heck with them and buy some big bizjets!! Click on image to enlarge Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.

— Tom Stoppard

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