Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Kia President Banned from Leaving South Korea

This might not be good for our locale! The Montgomery Advertiser, via AP reports, is reporting that "Kia president Chung Eui-sun -- son of Hyundai Motor chairman Chung Mong-koo -- is prohibited from leaving South Korea." Earlier in the piece it is reported, "Prosecutors in South Korea say they have banned the president of Kia Motors Corporated from leaving the country amid a widening probe into suspicions the automaker allegedly created slush funds to bribe government officials."

Silly Koreans, kick backs are for kids. American businesses and politicians can show you how it is done! Campaign donations are of course a basic yet "unconnected 527s" allow unlimited "soft money" creativity. You can even do the third way "deep lobbying". In fact I know somebody that is about to have some on his hands. I'm sure he'd be happy to educate you if you'll pay the greens fee and perhaps also .... Peace ... or War!

Update - 4/5/06 - Steve Dean of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce tells me that all is well and the travel ban has been lifted.