Should I press the red "Donate" button on the Phoenix Rescue Mission website?
My friend asks, "Will America cease to exist?"

So don't give me crap about buying a Honda Civic

That Ford sales lot down the road? Its stylish Fusion is assembled in Mexico. Engines in the Chevrolet Equinox sport-utility vehicle are from China. The Chrysler 300C is assembled in Canada with a transmission from Indiana and a V-8 engine made in Mexico.

Conversely, the Toyota Camry has 80 percent of its parts made in the U.S., where the company has more than 28,000 employees


My patriotism to this country and its workers was questioned a couple of times when we bought our Honda Civic about a year-and-a-half ago.

I got a few snarls from folks who talked about my foreign car which was built in Indiana and which some have said has more domestic content than a Chevy Malibu.

On the whole topic of "buying American", check out this story from Ted Roelofs of the Grand Rapids Press about the high degree of difficulty of buying something that's completely built here in this country.

It's probably a safe bet that Michigan wine is domestic. How about the corks? Where are those from?