Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 12:08 AM EDT Apr 17, 2019 New York — The New York International Auto Show might be the only place Lincoln Motor Co. makes a lot of noise. And that's proving successful for the American luxury badge as it continues a years-long rebranding. Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln has introduced a new nameplate or a refreshed vehicle every year for a half-decade as leaders usher sweeping changes to the long-struggling badge still fighting to ditch its reputation as a maker of fleet vehicles. And most of those premieres happen here, the center of U.S. luxury, as the team builds and solidifies its brand around a two-word mantra: "quiet flight." Top executives say the phrase defines everything from design to ride quality of each new Lincoln. And some experts are beginning to say that this time, Lincoln has managed to make itself into a real player in the highly competitive luxury vehicle market. "They … [Read more...] about Lincoln continues transformation with Corsair compact SUV
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Randy Essex Detroit Free Press Published 11:59 AM EDT Mar 12, 2019 Everybody loves hot cars, but here's a hot story about a cold car. A family in Chadron, Nebraska, in the state's western Panhandle, decided to have some fun after a weekend snowfall of nearly a foot. According to the Omaha World-Herald, "Jason Blundell, a 43-year-old concrete plant manager, and his two teenage kids shoveled neighboring driveways into a massive mound and created a work of art. They spent five hours sculpting a clone of the 1967 Ford Mustang GTA that they store in their garage, then they posted a photo to Facebook." The family, which is experienced in snow sculpture, used a skid loader and concrete wood floats to move the snow, then used shovels, ice scrapers and a squirt bottle to sculpt the Mustang. The family even measured the real Mustang to be sure the proportions were right. Then, the World-Herald reported, Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, who goes to the same church … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang made of snow gets a ‘ticket’ by Nebraska officer
POLITICS 10/04/2018 02:52 pm ET Republican official Lanny Lancaster trots out a Trump defense to suggest some women are not attractive enough to be sexually assaulted. By Sebastian Murdock A North Carolina Republican leader used a fake photo to mock the physical appearance of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Lanny Lancaster, GOP chairman for Cabarrus County, this week shared an image on Facebook that he purported to be a teenage Ford, suggesting she was not attractive enough to be a sexual assault victim. Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed, covered her mouth, and attempted to forcibly remove her clothing when the two were in the high school. “This is the alleged sexual assault victim. Wow,” Lancaster wrote in his post with the picture of a young woman in braces wearing large glasses, … [Read more...] about North Carolina GOP Leader Shares Fake Photo To Mock Christine Blasey Ford
POLITICS 10/01/2018 05:56 pm ET Republican operative Dallas Woodhouse blasted Julie Swetnick's credibility on Twitter. By Hayley Miller A prominent Republican operative on Sunday viciously attacked the credibility of Julie Swetnick, the third woman in recent weeks to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, calling her a “criminal” who should “go to prison.” In a series of tweets, Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, slammed Swetnick, who alleges she witnessed Kavanaugh and one of his friends at several high school parties in the early 1980s getting “drunk” and “being overly aggressive with girls.” Swetnick also alleges that Kavanaugh was present at a 1982 party where she was gang raped. She does not name him as one of her assailants. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied sexually assaulting anyone. “This woman is a criminal,” Woodhouse … [Read more...] about North Carolina GOP Leader Calls Kavanaugh Accuser A ‘Criminal’ Who Should ‘Go To Prison’
NEW YORK (AP) — Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it's now too powerful to be derailed. The mixed reactions followed Thursday's vehement assertion by Kavanaugh and his Republican allies that he was the victim of a "political hit job" by Democrats. They suggested that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being exploited for partisan purposes. In a Philadelphia Inquirer column on Friday titled "Kavanaugh creates #MeToo moment for accused men," conservative writer Christine Flowers expressed empathy for the embattled federal judge, who is President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. "Through those real tears, the rage came through like a laser and a sword," Flowers wrote. "And for a moment, I felt as if, finally, one man had found the courage to say my life matters." As for … [Read more...] about After Kavanaugh-Ford hearing, does MeToo face a backlash?