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Welcome Reddit visitors!
Several weeks ago I added a hit counter to see if people still visited the site and track some of the incoming traffic. I was curious this week as there was a huge spike on the 10th and followed it over to Reddit where there was comment thread going on labeled "Comic sans, web 1.0 and mopar!"
A number of comments amused me (FRONTPAGE ALL THE THINGS!) but a few posters hit the nail on the head several times and I was impressed.
The site is readable, it loads fast, nothing fancy to screw up a browser, no ads and everything is laid out in a logical manner. Or was. The site has grown and expanded a bit over the years and is due for reorganization. again.
Easy to operate as a hammer. How many websites have you visited and you can't locate what you are looking for in a few seconds? One of my biggest complaints of some business websites is how poorly they are setup. Amazon? Almost never use them for this reason. You do a search for a specific item and get 456,000, 999 hits on everything including the kitchen sink. Ebay is just as bad but at least you can adjust the search criteria to weed junk out a bit. Still you have to do research to figure out how to manipulate the search engine to find what you want! Crazy.
As to the color choices.. Well most of my work is done in the very early morning when its dark out and white background with dark text kills my eyes.
Editing- My very first website was done with notepad. I wanted to learn how to do html and I figured out how to make my own site by studying the code on other sites. Line by line the site was built. I figured out background colors, fonts, object placement, etc. For reasons of speed I moved over to Netscape's Composer under Win9x which was dreadful as it had a rude habit of randomly crashing and taking several hours of work with it. At that point I swapped over to Front Page 4.0 and have been there ever since. It works and gets the job done with a minimum of fuss and bother for me. I bet most people would be horrified to know I still use FTP 95 Pro to upload the files too! It works.
I still tend to size pictures and compress for modem speeds (56k), archaic I know. Old habits die hard.
Reddit users still here? Good. Feel free to toss me a suggestion or two on how to make the site better and I'll try them out.
Politics? Always been here. The more you leave me the hell alone so I can go about my business the less I pay attention to politics. It is nothing more complicated than that.
People at the helm on both sides of the aisle are busy running things into a ditch and I have nothing but loathing for both parties. The evil party and the stupid party. And I make no bones about it, the donks are evil. I can point out hundreds of examples. The GOP isn't much better and often in cahoots with the donks. As long as they get their turn at the levers of power once in a while they are happy to run things into a ditch too.
This is why I love Donald Trump. He is exposing the Establishment Republicans (and by extension the Democrat party and media lackeys) for the meddling pukes they are.
As someone else eloquently stated- You "conservative" "pundits" still don't get it: Trump isn't our candidate. He's our murder weapon. And the GOP is our victim. We good, now?
The burning times are coming; I can see it as plain as day in the future. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to draw a line from events that have been going on since the 60's till today and conclude things will end up in a bad place for my children.
Very bad. I don't know when it will start or where any more than people could predict when the Berlin Wall came done. But its coming unless something changes soon.
Math is a harsh bitch, sooner or later the bill comes due... there is only so far you can kick the can down the road.
Ask yourself- If dems are so good running things.. look at cities where they are exclusively in charge? Should be utopias right?
Chicago.... Baltimore... Detroit... Need I go on?
My own home state is being run into the ground by the democrats.. people are fleeing in droves as the state taxes everything that moves and they continue to spend... and spend... and spend.. Only a few more years and I'll be joining the exodus.
Does a state budget of $26.4 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR for a state of just 3.5 million people sound sustainable to you? And how many of those 3.5 million pay taxes?
Like I said, math is a bitch.
Not totally true, I do hold out the hope I can change a few minds.
It is important for people to know they are not alone and more and more people are speaking out.
This is why "The Donald" is getting as much traction as he is.
The gap between the official narrative and reality is widening by the day.
Does anyone believe the shooting in San Bernardino was workplace violence as the idiot in the White House claims?
Rampage update- Last week replaced four pistons, replaced the flat slider cam for a roller cam (one lobe was going flat on the slider) re-did the under hood vacuum harness into something less fragile, replaced the large can wastegate for a small can wastegate actuator (less boost) drained the fuel out of the tank and dumped in something that wasn't 4 years old, coolant flush, adjusted the kick down linkage and tinkered with the wiring a bit.
Road test was uneventful aside from a awful number of squeaks and rattles. Boost is at a safe and conservative 5 pounds. Faith loves it and were going to work on it a bit this Saturday to fix some of the noise, fix the stuck speedo, install a radio antenna and if I have time rework a calibration more suitable for the engine package. Currently it has a swirl head calibration with a bathtub head engine and is very soft down low, needs about 10 degrees more timing.
You know how hard it was to find four new standard bore stock pistons for an engine only made 2 years? Ugh. Going to be a nice little cruiser with plenty of safeguards in place to make sure it isn't rattled to death again.
In the garage!
That could explain why it had low compression in one hole.
I'd vote for the guy.
They are indeed.
Let the shenanigans begin.
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Garissa Univ., Kenya shooters were Muslim
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
The Charlie Hebdo massacre shooters were Muslims
The Chatanoogga Marine Center shootings were Muslim
The 7 separate PARIS ATTACKS were Muslims
CSX page has been updated with more pictures and videos.
I might just know a thing or two still about how to make these little monsters scream for dear life ;-)
Colleges are some of the most – probably the most – progressive places in this country. And yet they’re dens of rape and racism that regularly consign people to inescapable, life-destroying debt. Why should anyone trust progressivism to do better anywhere else, when it can’t even run tiny gated communities?
CSX page has been updated... again.
"I understand why the idiot children at Yale are so sensitive. Really, I do. I sometimes list in my mind all of the poor, suffering people who get a raw deal in this life, and Yale students are always right at the top, with the Bangladeshi orphans and women traded by sex traffickers in Vietnam. Yale isn't a safe space, Congo isn't a safe space - it all makes sense, as long as you don't expect it to make sense. No, genocide isn't a joke. I'm sure that the women and children being raped to death by Boko Haram appreciate that the idiot children at Yale are making stern faces and pumping their fists. As for me, I think that they're clowns, and worse than that, really: They're bad citizens, and defective people from defective families. They aren't motivated by good will, but by fear: of the dawning realization that they, as people, aren't really all that important, despite having been told all their lives how important they are." -- Kevin D. Williamson on Yale's Idiot Children
The next time some academics tell you how important "diversity" is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.-- Thomas Sowell
So 3 weeks ago the turbo on the CSX went south and it was back in the garage.. after a weeks work and over 16 hours this weekend alone it is back on the road.
Here is all that was done;
New turbo cart
New injector sub-harness (built myself)
New spark plugs (RN9YC)
New distributor pickup
New cap and rotor
New coolant reserve tank and used cap (was missing when I purchased the car)
New front crank seal (slight leak)
New 180 thermostat
New coolant sensor plug (looked suspect)
New intake half gasket
Underdrive pulley and 2 new belts
Change air filter to unit that was on Daytona
Changed charge air sensor
Blueprinted different distributor
Ported intake top half
New EGT gauge and probe.
Cruise EGT is between 600-660C (1112F-1220F) and on a hard 12 psi pull in 3rd gear hit 810C (1490F) so clearly so far fueling isn't an issue.
The front crank seal was a PITA, someone had changed it at one time for a CR green seal and it was a difficult to extract. Ground down the seal retainer for the underdrive pulley (thanks Cindy!) and popped on a set of Autozone belts. I used 17410 for the PS belt and 372K4 for the alt. both of which are a little on the short side. You will find the adjustment with PS is right on the end and the alt was in the first 1/3 of travel and oil filter access was tight with a full size (PH43 sized) filter.
Didn't notice the random skip I was chasing but it wasn't a full time problem, I'll have to drive it for a week and see if it rears its head. Several parts were changed out just to eliminate them as possible factors. The car would "hiccup" on the HP peak of the motor, mostly in 3rd or 4th gear but I noted it once in 2nd gear too. The more load the engine was under the more noticeable it seemed to be.
Racing in 2 weeks! And I still have a few things to do.
Facebook Says It Didn’t Censor Content Undermining Zuckerberg’s Immigration Agenda, Was ‘Error’
Facebook claims it wasn’t censoring its users who wished to post studies using government-data job reports that demonstrate how mass migration has impacted the U.S. labor market—information that undercuts the political stance of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The Center for Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan research group that examines the effects of large-scale migration in the United States, showed recently that four job reports the group authored had been banned from the social networking website. Those reports seem to undermine Facebook’s legislative agenda of increasing immigration. Zuckerberg has repeatedly called for expanding the labor market through mass immigration, and founded an immigration lobbying group, FWD.us, which pushes for increasing the nation’s record-high immigration levels.
“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government– in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” — Milton Freidman (1912-2006)
Have another Duster picture.
I read an article about social media this morning and it dovetailed with something that Rush Limbaugh pointed out at one time.
Facebook, MySpace and their ilk all promote a culture that is fake. People post pictures that don't show what their real lives are like and in some cases are outright frauds. The one article I read stated someone living in a basement Photoshopped their whole vacation! I guess it is the modern version of "keeping up with Jones" and its not healthy and a reason I shun social media now. People get disgruntled about their own lives trying to "keep up" with these false narratives instead of enjoying the lives they have. At Home Depot last night there was a young well dressed couple ahead of me buying a can of paint. The woman never interacted with the man nor looked around at her surroundings. The whole time she was face down in her smartphone flipping through Facebook postings.
My own life is messy; I'm juggling 3 kids, a marriage, a job that is all too often hectic and utter chaos, a 100+ year old house that is always in need of something or some upgrade and a middle aged body that isn't always co-operative as it use to be. I tend to NOT focus on (nor post) the negative aspects of my life as it is too easy to fall into a negative mindset. Find the positive things in life and embrace them, deal with the negative and move on and try not dwell on them.
I'll also point out that Facebook is well known for filtering and blocking content. They see what they want you to see and anything against the narrative is filtered out.
There is a reason Zuckerberg is rich; don't you find it odd the man is wealthy beyond anyone's wildest dreams for a company that produces nothing?
To be honest- I'm not optimistic about the new movie coming out.
I have heard enough chatter and seen enough in the clips to be pessimistic about how good it will be.
I'm sure it will make a pile of money regardless but so did The Phantom Menace.
More shots of the Duster getting it done.
13.08 at 103 MPH!
Car is now 1.1 seconds quicker and 9 MPH faster than 2 weeks ago.
The Duster page has been updated.
Another shot of the Duster getting with the program.
Headers are in the car this week and it goes like the dickens! Find out in a week or two how much it improves.
How's that campaign going Jeb?
True story. The press won't mention the staggering numbers of murder each week.
Yes this is an actual tweet from the EPA. Sun is bad for plants.
Also true story.
Angela Merkel Caught On Hot Mic With Mark Zuckerberg Agreeing To Curtail Anti-Immigrant Posts On Facebook
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe’s refugee crisis. On the sidelines of a United Nations luncheon on Saturday, Merkel was caught on a hot mic pressing Zuckerberg about social media posts about the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany, the publication reported. The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that “we need to do some work” on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the refugee crisis. “Are you working on this?” Merkel asked in English, to which Zuckerberg replied in the affirmative before the transmission was disrupted."
There is a reason I'm not on Facebook anymore; not only do they data mine your life but are working to actively stifle any opposition to the open borders crowd.
Shun them. Drop Facebook.
By the way, Weasel Zippers which does nothing but consolidate news stories is banned on Facebook as a "hate group," the following story is from CNBC! If you try to post a link to WZ it will be blocked by Facebook.
What many people feel, congratulations for this woman for speaking up.
The question is why do the politicians who represent her feel Swedish culture is bad? I ask folks who praise "diversity" do you really want Sharia Law, honor killings, gays being tossed off buildings, sexual child abuse and genital mutilation coming here? What is praiseworthy about women being treated like cattle? These "immigrants" are not going to assimilate to western values, they are going to bring their values from some 3rd world hell hole with them.
Made almost a dozen passes and generally had a good day.
Head over to the Duster page for a few more pictures.
1) Been trying to pick up reading some Sci-Fi at night and so far disappointed. Baxter's "Evolution" was a tedious slog which I haven't bother finishing, Titan was far better. Star Wars "Honor among Thieves" was only slightly better. The same author duo did "The Expanse" series which have been fairly good but I found the writing style did not mesh well with the SW universe. The Han Solo adventures by Brian Daley are far better reading. The last novel is John C. Wrights "Count to a Trillion" which I'm finding to be a tough go as well. He has a wonderful style but so far the characters are doing nothing for me, I'm wondering if I just picked the wrong JCW book to start with?
2) Going racing with the Duster this morning. The CSX is giving me fits over the random skip it has so the Duster was pulled out of storage. Cleaned the car, new voltage regulator in the dash, 10 fresh gallons of fuel and a new battery. Has not been to the track in 5 years and has a new cam, new overdrive transmission and larger carb.
3) John Boehner gone? Good. I suspect he will poke us in the eyeball a few more times before he is out the door in October and the stupid party will try to get someone worse in his position. It will be interesting to see who ends up as speaker. I hear he was on the cusp of being forced out and the only way to save his seat was democratic party votes! That would have been awkward.
Winter is coming..
This guy nails it.
And where does the Pope live? Yes that is an actual picture of Vatican City.
Tear down your wall first pal before asking us not to build one to keep the looters out..
Redneck frame machine.
One of the projects I had on the back burner was a slightly tweaked frame rail on the CSX on the passenger side. The car aligned fine and tracked fine down the road but I had noticed a ripple in the sheet metal of the radiator support between the front motor mount and the passenger side frame rail. Setting the car up blocks of the same size showed that the rail was off 3/8" compared to the drivers side. I think the car hit or was run into at the passenger side bumper area and it pushed the rail downwards. There is no other evidence of damage aside from the ripple. After giving it some thought for a few weeks this is the solution I came up with and it worked out rather well.
First the car was blocked on the trailer so the front rails were secure from moving. You can see the 4 x 4 post under the car which had a few blocks to make up the difference. Then the rails were chained down to the trailer to keep them from moving, the front motor mount was also chained to limit the area we wanted to move to the passenger front corner. I had made up a steel beam which was secured to the bumper shock mounting. From there it was a matter of sliding the jack in and going up very slowly as I was paranoid about cracking the new windshield.
After a few tries (you can see the tape measure in the picture) everything was where it was suppose to be. While the front end was under tension I got in the radiator support with a body hammer and you can't even tell where the ripple is now, its totally gone. For good measure we added two steel plates on the passenger side of the radiator support making a "sandwich' front and back since we are going to be beating on the car and wanted the area to be stronger than new. Turbo II Daytona's actually have a reinforcement plate across the front as they are expected to be taking some abuse.
After that we pulled the intercooler and radiator and installed a factory unit picked up a few weekends ago and stiffened up the front motor mount to limit engine travel (wheel hop insurance)
I pointed out to a co-worker that if I showed up with "a clock" under my arm at the white house or any federal building for that matter I'm fairly sure I'd be tackled and about a half-dozen agents would haul me off for questioning.
1) "Ever notice that radical leftists never say, "It's the law of the land" when speaking of a national law they fundamentally disagree with?" -- Monte Kuligowski2) "After 6 years of anti-Wall Street rhetoric that vilifies the very people who put him in office, President Obama may actually let his Justice Department prosecute the crooks and swindlers in the financial industry. Under Bush, the federal government prosecuted 1,300 of these bastards, including Ken Lay of Enron. Under Obama, nada".-- Don Surber on President Goldman-Sachs
3) "The wages of diversity are quite literally death." (Vox Day commenting on the situation in Europe)
4) "The biggest threat we have is nuclear global warming, not global warming" Donald Trump on Iran..
5) "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money."- Thomas Sowell
And they wonder why "Fem-Bots" have a market?
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and looks like a duck...
Car stuff- Been trying to wrap up getting rid of the GLHS parts car so I can get the CSX ready for Cecil County in November. Nothing terribly exciting besides that, getting rid of excess parts is always a long process which sucks. Tried Craigslist and its maddening the number of people who are an utter waste of time. Few more weeks and I'm just going to start tossing out what ever is left as I have to move along with other projects and winter is coming.
And there is goes.. Front clip is on its way to Massachusetts to save another car that took a hit.
Pity it had to end this way, tried to save as much as we could.
I'm still in the "took a bath" category on this one, will still be a few months before I break even let alone make a buck. Counting labor its all bath territory. I needed no parts off the vehicle and its time I could ill afford to waste.
Time to move on to another project.
Angry at those who have forgotten.
I'm less than 2 hours from ground zero so my point of view is.. less nuanced then some folks.
Which is it libs? The wolf is at the door regardless of what you think or what the media tells you.
I'm not inclined to help when things go sideways, after all you invited them in.
More awkward facts. Invaders not refugees.
It does indeed.
Coming to America! For the children!
My eyes are open on the subject, expect it to get worse.
Funny how that works right?
Well done mash up! Watch it till the end.
I want one. I'd wear it to Starbucks.
And they fired him for pointing it out. Facts suck for liberals.
I came to this conclusion a few years ago and the reverse is also true. If the second amendment is in place to keep bureaucrats in place then by default bureaucrats are going to do their best to make it go away as a threat to their power. For the last several decades the various government groups have gone out of their way to curtail the guaranteed rights of citizens. Explains a lot doesn't it? When people talk to me about "reasonable gun control" I point out to them that back in the day is was perfectly acceptable to own a warship with cannon, what part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear? They usually shut up and go away.
"I would actually put them all in some kind of camp where they can all drive around in quad bikes, or bicycles, or white vans. I would give them a choice of vehicles to drive around with, give them no porn, they wouldn't be able to fight - we would have wardens, of course! Women who want to see their sons or male loved ones would be able to go and visit, or take them out like a library book, and then bring them back." -- Feminist Guardian columnist Julie Bindel with a modest proposal for dealing with the man problem.
Still thinking about doing a little "white knighting" boys? think again. Reject "the modern feminist" at every opportunity for she will knife you in the back. Equality is not what she desires, your destruction is. Given the chance you would be rounded up in camps and terminated. Think I'm kidding? Look it up. These people are moon-bat insane and worse given an ear in public.
A Tennessee judge has ruled he cannot grant a divorce to a gay couple since the supreme court has ruled states have no idea what marriage is. So it stands to reason that if a state is not allowed to define marriage then it cannot define divorce either. Just outstanding. I lift my hat to the judge in question!
2) Fred on Art.
I don't know who Fred is but can't disagree with what he states. Most modern art is horrible dreck.
3) The coming of Trump.
What is interesting is the author points out how Australia is dealing with illegal aliens by telling the un-elected judges to get stuffed and just deporting them. Seems to be working, one can hope Trump takes note.
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” -- Voltaire
Impressive work, I wonder how long it took to make?
Out of town for a few days on holiday, was a nice break from the stress of it all.
Visited Vermont this month- Took in the scenery, did a bunch of driving, checked out some towns and stores and generally had a good time. And picked up some car parts for good measure.
Going to try and keep pictures on this page limited to 500 pixels wide to keep things uniform and fast loading. Still tinkering around with things a bit.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. […] He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell, 1984
"Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it...gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."-- Milton Friedman
On with the show!
I find it hilarious and disturbing how much support an unrepentant communist is getting.
I also find it baffling how supportive of the democrats the LGBT lobby is. Don't they know that democrats are supportive of and actively importing people who will kill LGBT dead by tossing them off buildings? Short term thinking vs long term thinking I guess. If one goes by history it WILL NOT end well for them (LGBT lobby) and the general population grows weary of their antics. Its one thing to say "let me live in peace" which most people can get behind.. but that is not good enough for the gay lobby... you will celebrate our perversions or else is the message. Good luck with that when the poop hits the fan.
I always wondered why some politician has not taken the position "if its good enough for Mexico its good enough for us!" Hard to be called a racist when you are just mirroring what is going on there.
Question of the day.
I always point out with a grim smile.. so who is it that sold the blacks into slavery?
Other African blacks who still practice slavery to this day.
Usually they change the subject in a hurry.
Yankee with a comb-over in new Alabama poll. No wonder the GOP is getting dry heaves.
More awkward facts- As gun ownership has gone up, accidental deaths have gone down. Training makes a difference.
Last day of August 2015!
Quote of the day from Moe Lane- "The Hard Left hates to hear this, but here goes: the American populace has traditionally been fairly indifferent to whether or not there are a host of rich people guzzling champagne and wolfing down caviar, provided that said populace is able to have a beer and a T-bone without too much fuss and bother. Our definition of 'poor' would make most historical eras' eyes bug out; and, again contrary to the Left's beliefs on the subject, that really does matter when it comes time for social unrest. There is a real, practical difference between being dissatisfied, and being no-fooling hungry. And all the slogans in the world won't change that."
Exactly. Why should I give a toot about what some rich guy does?
I often tell people not to resent the rich but try to emulate their success. Robbing money from the rich will not magically put money in your pocket. All I ask for is a more or less level playing field.
1) The odd case of flight MH370
Still feels like shenanigans and now they say the recovered piece might not be from the flight? Things that make you go hmmm...
2) Trump: illegal immigrants are treated better than Wounded Warriors and veterans in America.
Utterly correct which is why Trump is killing the GOP, more please.
3) Europe starts to wake up to the dangerous groups in their midst.
Before this is all over its going to get real ugly, they are already sinking boats with "immigrants" trying to get on the welfare teat of more prosperous nations.
Trump showing the media for the clowns that they are.
The Pope is a leftist moron who is also all about global warming and open borders.
And I thought women were equal to men? My children are NOT going to college due to this bullshit. Look at that poster (which is real) and all a woman has to do is claim she "was drunk" and you are ruined forever. Cheat on your boyfriend and have second thoughts? Just claim you were raped and it is all good.
They don't want equality, they want to beat you with a hammer.
The following pages have been updated; The Dart Page, The GTX page, The GTX II page, The Reliant page (which has two new sub pages)
This page should prove very interesting. The head fake.
The garage sale page returns!
Lots of house cleaning to do.
Ghostbusters page has been updated with lots of new pics!
Fixed the truck yesterday- New muffler, got the downstream O2 loose (emissions is due) so we can change it out next week and ordered a new rocker panel. Plan on grinding out the rust, welding it in place and painting the lower section with chip guard paint. Old girl is showing its age with 159k on the clock but still runs like a champ.
Stuff to make your head explode. Trigger warning!
Good luck with that.
That Joe Biden is such a card!
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.".... Joe Biden !
I see the problem here plain as day..
Quote of the day- You "conservative" "pundits" still don't get it: Trump isn't our candidate. He's our murder weapon. And the GOP is our victim. We good, now?
Sound like a clown to you?
(Judge Jeanine Pirro - One-On-One With Donald Trump)
Biden running for president with Obama's blessing, I called this weeks ago- The Clintons and Obama hate each other. The fact that the FBI is investigating grifter Clinton is all you need to know along with the deafening silence from the Obama camp about the presidential race and endorsement. I'm fairly confident that granny Clinton will drop out of the race and not go to jail as long as she keeps her mouth shut. I'm fairly confident that the fake indian Elisabeth Warren is going to be Biden's running mate, the media has been grooming her for months.
I think were looking at the Republican side here; but its still early. Trump is utterly cutting the GOP field to ribbons for weeks; Love him or hate him there is no doubt the reason he is rich is from his shrewd eye on the issues. He is running circles around the other candidates and a few have managed to set themselves on fire saving him the trouble. I think when he is done bitch slapping the GOPe around we are going to see a Trump-Cruz ticket. I have no interest in the Trump "cult of personality" some people say exists, the man fights and does so effectively and is pushing things in the direction they need to go. The upper levels of the GOP clearly is in bed with the democrats and ignoring the people who put them in office.
So some "updates" about the fleet...
The brown GTX left in 2014..
The Duster is unchanged, but I'm still toying with the idea of headers..
Magna still going strong, been riding this bike since 1988!
The daily driver Challenger has 7000 miles on it without issue.
The Reliant is still waiting its turn in the queue.
GTX saw a lot of work last year, its latest upgrade was 11.75" disc brakes which makes stopping a pleasure.
Aside from the spindles, all new stuff!
Dart is also waiting its turn, soon!
The CSX has its own page now.
As does the 1971 Satellite Sebring Plus.
I don't know who he is but this fellow is utterly correct.
So if they don't wish to have families or be home makers for lack of a better term at the moment what's left? Follow the train of thought to its final station. If your existence revolves around sex (and if you study the media, sex is constantly pushed at people 24/7, traditional values not so much) what happens when you grow old and... no one wants to have sex with you? Best stock up on cat food, alcohol and anti-depressants. Lets be blunt here; desirability to some degree is at its peak when you are young and fabulous looking. I have no illusions at 50 years of age when my peak physical attractiveness was reached.
Do I have "more game" at 50? Yes. Experience will do that. But man when I was younger.. but I digress.
I have always been fascinated "why" things work, it makes me a good mechanic and I have always been a student of history. I came to the conclusion after my daughter was born that there is a reason "traditional values" exist.. Because they work and work well. Men and woman are complimentary partners not antagonists in the journey of life. Women tend to be nurturing and caring (think of female dominated occupations; teachers, nurses, day care, hotel services) while men tend to be the protectors, builders and providers (think of male dominated occupations; police, firemen, farmers, businessmen) its just the way our DNA is wired.
I provide for my family and I do my best to keep them safe and I'm perfectly comfortable in that roll. Some of my greatest moments of contentment are when the family is together and we are having dinner with everyone just going back and forth having a good time.
So lets go back to the modern feminist movement shall we? If you are a man looking for a partner in life what does the modern woman offer you? Lets be blunt, she is going to expect things from you and its a two way street unless you like being a doormat. If the modern woman can only offer sex as her primary value what happens when her best physical years are behind her? Would it be any surprise that the male in the partnership would take off seeking a younger more nubile woman? No.
One of the reasons I got married was to practice what I'm preaching, to be the ultimate example for my children. My wife is a wonderful woman who treats me like a King and I treat her like a Queen. We both have incredible respect for each other and it is the most drama free relationship either of us has ever experienced. Hopefully our children will take note of this dynamic and emulate the best of it when they grow older.
I look forward to Trump continuing to beat the hell out of the media and GOP, exposing them both for what they are.
Fabulous article on Trump, well worth reading- http://blog.dilbert.com/post/126589300371/clown-genius#ixzz3iwhQe7vf
"Like many of you, I have been entertained by the unstoppable clown car that is Donald Trump. On the surface, and several layers deep as well, Trump appears to be a narcissistic blow-hard with inadequate credentials to lead a country. The only problem with my analysis is that there is an eerie consistency to his success so far. Is there a method to it? Is there some sort of system at work under the hood?" and further.. "For starters, Trump literally wrote the book on negotiating, called The Art of the Deal. So we know he is familiar with the finer points of persuasion. For our purposes today, persuasion, hypnosis, and negotiating all share a common set of tools, so I will conflate them." more... "If you’re keeping score, in the past month Trump has bitch-slapped the entire Republican Party, redefined our expectations of politics, focused the national discussion on immigration, proposed the only new idea for handling ISIS, and taken functional control of FOX News. And I don’t think he put much effort into it. Imagine what he could do if he gave up golf."
Unless Trump drops out, I think the race is his for the taking. People state he is a clown but one does not become a billionaire by being an idiot clown in the New York market. Also I like to point out with a smile, you are going to call the man a clown and tell me that Obama and Biden are serious people?
The GOP clearly isn't working for the people anymore; they have done NOTHING to stop the Obama train of destruction and have aided and abetted him at every turn. As a party they need to go the way of the WHIGS and be consigned to the dustbin of history.. I'd love to see a Trump/Cruz ticket.
For the record, the GOP hated Ronald Reagan too, he had to take over the party to get elected president. And as soon as his second term was up they started running squishes again even after Reagan showed them how to win!! This is one reason people are gravitating towards Trump. He campaigns just like Reagan did; America needs to be strong, Americans are good people, Americans is an exceptional nation. Compare that to the crap the democrats are putting out or the incoherent mumbling of Jeb Bush.
1) Done with the social media crap, bye-bye Facebook. Take your "community standards" and stuff them up your rectum. I have never seen such a stupidity multiplier and time waster in my life.
2) I'll have to look into getting the news archives back up, there was lots of good Reliant info in there for those with the fortitude to wade through them all.
3) To follow up on the last post; the neon sold and I picked up a few other vehicles. Look for more on the left side menu shortly. There is a CSX and Rampage in The Dodge Garage, getting crowded in here!
4) Fall 2014 I got married!