A Day After GM Channel Stuffing Story Goes Mainstream, Here Comes Morgan Stanley To The Rescue With Its "Top US Auto Pick"

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:53 | 1429398 malikai
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Seriously? Who the hell are they kidding here?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:34 | 1429574 MFL8240
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3/4 of the people in America.  Thats why you have Obama in the White House.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:49 | 1429626 SheepDog-One
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-Obama 65% disaproval rating on handling of the economy-

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:53 | 1429640 nope-1004
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Who is "GM"?

I thought they went bankrupt, and in a free market, bankrupt companies cease to exist due to their inability to compete.


Of course, I could be wrong.  Logically, I think I am.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:57 | 1429653 malikai
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I'm glad you have woken from your 3+ year coma. Have some Kool-Aid.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:00 | 1429657 Ergo
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"Who is GM?"  -->  Government Motors?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:11 | 1429707 SheepDog-One
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CRIMINAL ACT on Morgan Stanleys part in my opinion placing loser Gubment Motors over Ford which is actually selling cars, but is not under the banksters wing as it refused anything to do with bailouts!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:15 | 1429725 flacorps
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Correction, Ford supported the bailouts of its competitors because loss of common suppliers would have crippled them too. Or at least that was a good cover story for a company that had learned not to raise bank$ter'$ ire when the Dodge boys were lured away and set up with their own company (a good look at Dodge's earliest emblem will give you some suspicions).

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 13:04 | 1430160 glenlloyd
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:09 | 1429696 thunderchief
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Outrageous.  I wonder what Cannondale and Trek will send out in a PR response.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:56 | 1429399 Xibalba
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(failed) male models turned 'wealth managers'...achem.......yes you Erik.  http://fa.smithbarney.com/erik.jack.willanger/




Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:10 | 1429472 MsCreant
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Pretty boy. I think there is a typo. Is that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Frank he works for?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:37 | 1429583 Xibalba
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whoever would stick it to him I'm sure. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:39 | 1429590 Problem Is
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Male model?
For what, an ugly stick magazine?

He looks like a pederast... Or Leann Rimes inbred brother...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:50 | 1429632 SheepDog-One
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If thats a 'pretty boy' today, then dammit I missed my calling as a great Chippendales star!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:58 | 1429931 MsCreant
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Photos please. I'll let you know.

I prefer men.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:35 | 1430080 cougar_w
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:21 | 1429756 Miss Expectations
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Did you read his biography?

Northwest University, BA - Biblical Literature

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:48 | 1429865 Xibalba
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Nothing but the best minds for MS.   

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:53 | 1429404 Paralympic Equity
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When I red it today I couldn't belive it, but sadly it is true.

This is just another evidence there is no place for reality in bizzaro world

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:56 | 1429649 ToNYC
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10 logical inconsistencies and fake science to dissemble real debate remains the SOP. No more bizarre than by choreography.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:54 | 1429405 GeneMarchbanks
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Looks like they had an intern cook this up at Kinkos late last night.

This is comedy.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:55 | 1429410 EscapeKey
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Astonishing timing.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:56 | 1429414 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sometimes corporate whores only know how to be corporate whores......even when it's embarrassing to be one.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:31 | 1429561 hbjork1
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For a very larger number of people, er, uh, analpores, the life goals are only about "winning".  To have embarrasment, one must have an ethical standard. 


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:42 | 1429600 Cognitive Dissonance
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Can I have mine surgically removed or am I a terminal case and a hopeless cause?

Come on, you can tell me. I can take it. How much time do I have left among the living dead?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:06 | 1430606 hbjork1
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I have been trying to answer that question for myself. 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:41 | 1429601 V in PA
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:40 | 1429598 Problem Is
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Sooooo... How much GM stock does MS need to unload?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:43 | 1429610 Cognitive Dissonance
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Is that GM stock in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

Or both?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 15:13 | 1430629 MsCreant
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Either one points to the possibility of a royal screwing.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:56 | 1429416 Dreadker
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Baaaaah! Baaaaaaah!- must buy what banksters tell me.... Baaaaaaah! AAPL baaaaaah! GM baaaaaaaaaah!


And like all sheep... they'll get herded together and culled...

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:40 | 1429592 Oh regional Indian
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Sheared then culled.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:42 | 1429604 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sheep, it's what's for dinner.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:47 | 1429621 Yen Cross
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 That was great.  Lamb Chops!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:34 | 1429810 Cognitive Dissonance
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The original.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:49 | 1429877 malikai
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Oh I do love a bit of the Lamb Stew. Some rosemary and garlic. Lots of vegetables.

You have chosen my dinner tonight.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:57 | 1429417 Jim B
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Morgan Stanley = GM Wh@re  

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:56 | 1429418 NidStyles
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I think I will stick to my 22 year old Ford Truck, that still embarasses all other's on the trails for less than half the cost, and stay out of the automotive equities as well.


Old Ford Truck's are still the best for those that are looking to do the off-roading rig. I run a Full-sized Bronco and even when it was stock it was out running, and out handling every other truck on the trail's. Even those ridiculously over-priced Humvee's were sucking on the trail's. I don't know anything about street car's though, so YMMV. Those new Lincoln's are pretty nice though.



Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:01 | 1429437 Dreadker
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Even those ridiculously over-priced Humvee's were sucking on the trail's....


Ummm yep - because if its not a military issue one and one of them bling bling i've got me some 30" rims pile of crap my smart car can probably handle the trails better ;-)


I agree though - my dad in law has an old F250 that he's used as his welding truck for 18 years... things a beast and still runs better than most newer trucks ;-)

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:17 | 1429502 Raymond Reason
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GM's small block 350 is a great motor though.  I've gotten over a quarter million miles on several of them.  Of course they were simple striped down basic trucks.  I learned, working in mobile home factories as a kid, that the basic models were the best built.  The fancy upgrade models were cursed and cobbled together because the "line" keeps moving, and you've got to keep up.   

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:40 | 1429597 hbjork1
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The push to get fuel economy and keep cost down has taken its toll.

It will get worse before it gets better.  Keep those olddies running.  For what you are looking for, modern technology cannot do better.


Wed, 07/06/2011 - 12:59 | 1430136 Rodent Freikorps
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I saw a Fiat commercial today for some little mini pos that still only gets around 30mpg.

What idiot in this world would buy somthing in Nano size that gets less milage than a 20yo turbo diesel?

Found it: The Fiat 500. Smaller than a mini Cooper and only 34 mpg.


Edit: heh, as an added bonus, it is made in Mexico for the US market.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:02 | 1429666 ToNYC
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I found an almost 20yr old Ford Ranger with a 3600psi CNG tank and a bi-fuel switch. Can't say as I mind $1.78 gallon equivalent with 128 octane-rated methane when UNLD prints $4, but the point is GM could do this tomorrow with Obama and a pair of balls.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:56 | 1429419 Yen Cross
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 You did scroll the charts?  I did. GM is a giant Bumble Bee looking for a Chinese " Honey  Pot" 

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:01 | 1429660 kito
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Yen, the point to be taken about gm is their chronic short sightedness with regards to the economy and consumer trends here in the u.s. Buick sales in china wont completely offset their inability to right their sinking ship.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 11:03 | 1429661 kito
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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:57 | 1429421 NumberNone
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Government is keeping both companies afloat...where do you think this sort of propaganda originates?

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:03 | 1429442 ATM
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 system than to have the govt controlled auto company, which needs to offload worthless paper being pumped by the govt controlled "investment advisory" firm who stands to make money as well peddling the worthless paper?

It's a perfect double whammy! Hype the BS, steal grandma's meager savings and skim a nice vig for the pretty banksters!

Next thing we will see is some sort of GM debt offering working it way through the hallowed halls of Goldman. 

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