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  1. 2 hours ago, Cougar_ml said:

    That one pretty much wins.  

    Really, WGaS about it?

    I actually enjoyed the story about Johnny Dope and his dingbat ex wife. It helped take my mind off all the news story's about what Obama's sock puppet, Joe Biden, is doing to try to ruin our county.  I especially liked the part about her crapping on the bed.

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  2. 4 hours ago, Eric said:

    The BRM P75 H16 engine, which was essentially two boxer 8-cylinder engines stacked, geared together. That's a hell of a lot of complexity to make 400hp, but it is an interesting design.

     

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    16 cylinders and only 3 liters??? that's only 183 cubic inches! Those pistons must have been about an inch and a half in diameter. But the power-to-weight ratio must have made that car like rocket to drive!

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  3. In my not-so-humble opinion, there is a method to the madness. Joe Biden is just a sock puppet for Barack Obama and what we're seeing is essentially Obama's third term and what appears to be gross incompetence and stupidity is actually a well crafted overall strategy to systematically destroy the society and the economy of the USA
     
    Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse...

    By Greg Ganske JohnKasNews.com

    May 15, 2022

    Before I retired from reconstructive surgery, I cared for toddlers who bit into electrical cords and burned their lips. Maybe that is why I feel like I am bound in a chair, gagged, arms and legs tied, watching a two-year-old chewing through a plugged-in electrical cord when I watch the nightly news.

    I see one Biden disaster after another on TV and feel as if I am helplessly waiting for the next to occur. Just when it seems it can’t get worse, something even more worrisome, and in some cases more absurd, happens on the national and international stage. It starts with the failing mental acuity of President Biden. A year ago, I wrote a column for the Des Moines Register on Biden’s failing cognition. Sadly, his gibberish has gotten worse.

    Recently President Biden spoke about his administration’s request to Congress for additional Ukrainian aid. The president’s inability to even read his teleprompter causes the White House to alter the official transcripts of his word mishmashes.

    Biden said the plan would “enhance our underlying effort to accommodate the Russian oligarchs. . .”   Accommodate! Then a weird laugh, “We’re gonna accommodate them.” Then he couldn’t pronounce kleptocrats, “Klep–the guys who are in the kleptocracies. Ha, ha, ha,” accenting the laughs.

    The White House official version substituted “hold accountable” for “accommodate.”   Correcting these gaffes is a full-time job at the White House. Last month in talking about lower gas prices, Biden said solar, or heat pumps could “save you $500 per month.” This, too, had to be cleaned up in the official transcripts as it is false.

    We watch President Biden with trepidation wondering when he’s next going to bite into the electrical cord.

    It got even scarier recently when his Department of Homeland Security announced that its new Disinformation Governance Board, jokingly referred to in DC as the Ministry of Truth, would be led by Nina Jankowicz. It turns out that Ms. Jankowicz, besides being the “Mary Poppins of Disinformation” for her impersonation of Julie Andrews singing about “Information laundering” to the tune of “supercallifragilisticexpialidotious,” is partisan herself.

    DHS Secretary Mayorkas described Jankowicz as as “very qualified” because she testified at a Congressional hearing once! He also said she was nonpartisan– which is itself disinformation.

    She made false claims about Hunter Biden’s laptop being a Russian plot and that Christopher Steele’s “dossier” started as a Republican opposition-research project. Townhall.com has reported that Jankowicz is the author of the book, “How to be a Woman Online”, in which she argues the internet should be censored to protect women from mean tweets. She shared the story of a friend who had to take a trip to Thailand to recover from “online abuse,” as if conservative women like Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckaby Sanders haven’t been hounded on the internet.

    There is a much bigger issue here, though, than its director. Homeland Security’s new disinformation board is a bad idea. The idea is tied to the Left’s meltdown with Elon Musk buying Twitter and reopening it to conservative thought and contributors like President Donald Trump. Musk just doesn’t think it’s fair to allow the Iranian ayatollahs access to Twitter while denying it to an American president.

    As a retired physician and former Congressman, I am concerned about the implications of this Ministry of Truth for public health and politics.  In the health area we have seen pronouncements of truth, “science.” come down from the government about the pandemic multiple times and then change them.  Remember Dr. Fauci changing his mind on facemasks? Or the CDC finally admitting that the vaccinated could get Covid and pass it on? Remember Gov Cuomo sending infected elderly back to nursing homes to infect others? Not all experts around the world agreed with the degree of lockdowns.

    When I and others suggested we look at Sweden we were almost labeled heretics. California even now is considering a bill in its legislature to take away licenses from doctors if they deviate from Dr. Fauci’s nostrums. Long and short, science is an evolving process not amenable to Ms. Jankowicz’s pronouncements of scientific “truth’ from her Ministry of Disinformation.

    The potential for abuse in the political arena is huge. We do not need a McCarthyesque government disinformation agency determining what is acceptable or not in politics. I am old enough to remember the lies our government made about the Gulf of Tonkin and Vietnam, that the government called Watergate was a “third-rate burglary,” how the government tried to cover up a secret war in Nicaragua, Bill Clinton lying about sex in the Oval Office, Obama saying time and again that “you can keep your doctor.”  PolitiFact reported that 25% of Obama’s statements were “pants on fire” false.

    Remember how 50 intelligence experts were sure that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation? Ms. Jankowicz agreed with them that the Hunter laptop saga was Russian disinformation. But that wasn’t true. And, of course, some of Trump’s statements were not strictly factual, either.

     Would a Disinformation Governance Board have suppressed social media about these news stories? Is that what Americans want?

    Disinformation from other countries has been a problem for a long time. Russians sent fake defectors out in the 1930s, the Soviets covertly funded newspaper and radio stations around the world. AIDS was supposedly the product of American biological research. China today is constantly influencing our news, social media, and businesses. The NBA and Disney kowtow to the CCP. Yes, we need to be aware and fight these pernicious actors, but the focus should be on them, not our own citizens.

    One other thought–what goes around, comes around.

    There will be a Republican Administration in the future. Do Democrats really want a Donald Trump in charge of a DHS Ministry of Truth? The government has enough to do with lowering, inflation, controlling the border, fighting crime, and getting antiviral medication to the public without limiting our free speech.
     
    Greg Ganske, MD, MC (ret) is a retired surgeon and Member of Congress from Iowa’s fourth district from 1995-2002. . He returned to plastic surgery practice and has participated in many overseas surgical missions operating on children with birth defects. He is a retired Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves.
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  4. 2 hours ago, railfancwb said:

    I have a modern F-150 with four standard doors, six foot bed, and 4x4. Driving it around town I sometimes feel as though I’m dressed in heavy coat and other winter clothes trying to delicately get to the o’dourves and cash bar at a crowded reception. 

    The 4 door truck has become the modern day family station wagon. I shudder to think of women drivers trying to parallel park one.

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  5. 5 hours ago, pipedreams said:

    1972 Chevy Shortbeds Are Hard To Find These Days!

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    I really like the old single cab trucks  especially the short beds and especially the "stepside" ones with the separate fenders. I like the greater maneuverability of a short wheelbase vehicle and being able to turn around on a narrow street.

    I don't know how people drive these modern 4 door trucks especially with an 8 foot bed. --And those trucks are UGLY! I've owned a few single cab trucks with the long bed and had no problem with those. Then I got shortbed Ford Ranger with a six foot bed and it was surprisingly useful for a little truck. After that I got a newer Mazda with the same engine and trans as the Ranger and it had the extended cab with a short bed and the extended cab was nice for locking up luggage and valuables on a road trip.

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  6. 20 hours ago, DAKA said:

    My ex-wife is a Brit   

    There are a ton of funny dishes ...Toad in a Hole ....(I'll eventually think of more)

    The Brits love their canned beans, something I've never liked unless it was spiced up with BBQ sauce of better yet, homemade baked beans made from dried beans. but they like it the way it comes out of the can. Here's Roger Daltry of The Who in an advert for canned beans.

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  7. 7 hours ago, DAKA said:

    Awww LIGHTEN UP Borg    :anim_rofl2:

    Hey I said it was funny and well done. I totally enjoyed it. And it turns out, it was a real children's book.

    --Written by the same guy who wrote:

    Spanky the monkey lends a hand

    Put Tony's Nuts in your Mouth

    Come Swing With Us

    Jiggle Wiggle Tickle Pickle

    Suzy Likes to Look at Balls

    Brenda's Beaver Plays a Round

    Lucy Licktalotopus Goes Down South

    Peter Pitched a Tent

    Who Will Help Jack Off the Horse?

  8. On 5/8/2022 at 10:07 PM, Eric said:

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    Only Doug Cook (the little guy) is shown in that picture. I don't know who the other guys are but here's a picture of Stone Woods, and Cook:

     

     

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  9. Here's a story with a happy ending.
     
    4 Thugs Brutally Attack Cop — Patrol Car Door Opens, K-9 Launches
     
    Tap Haps.com Posted on May 10, 2022 by Christy Pepple
     
    A group of thugs jumped a lone police officer on a back road and began viciously stabbing him with a box cutter. Thinking they had the upper hand, they were shocked when his patrol car door mysteriously opened. That’s when they realized they had made a huge mistake because this cruiser wasn’t like many others. Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Todd Frazier was traveling down a deserted road during his night shift when he came across a car parked near a rest stop in Pearlington, Mississippi. Noticing that a man was inside the parked car alone, sitting along the wooded road with the lights off, Frazier decided to stop to make sure the driver wasn’t in need of any help.

    As Frazier approached the car alone, he heard some rustling in the woods nearby, but by the time he realized what was happening, it was too late. Before he knew what hit him, the officer was under attack by three men — the one who had been in the car and two who had come out of the woods to ambush him. The deputy tripped and fell to the ground as he was backing away from the vehicle,” Glenn Grannan, Chief Investigator for Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, explained. “That’s when all three male subjects, including the driver, ambushed him, cut him on the forehead with a sharp object and dragged him into the woods.”

    Frazier was outnumbered and didn’t stand a chance after being unexpectedly jumped. “They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” Chief Deputy Don Bass explained. Frazier was essentially easy pickings for the men, who were clearly up to no good and enraged at the sight of an approaching officer.
     
    This is a case where what they didn’t know would indeed hurt them when one oversight came back to bite them — literally. Frazier was completely alone in a deserted spot — or so it seemed. However, his faithful K-9 Lucas was in his patrol car. The well-trained black Belgian Malinois only needed a way out, and what these thugs didn’t realize is that Frazier was driving one of only two K-9 units equipped with a “pop mechanism,” according to CNN.With the touch of a button, the patrol car was remotely unlocked. Luckily, Frazier was able to hit the button during the scuffle, releasing Lucas. As the patrol door opened, the fearless K-9 officer leapt into action, ready to save his partner. Now, the tables were turned, and before the thugs knew what was happening, they were struck by a fur missile who was none too pleased to see his handler fighting for his life.
     
    “We don’t know how many he got; we just know he had blood all over him,” Sheriff Ricky Adam said of the aftermath. What is known is that Lucas not only defended Frazier but likely saved his life as well. Although the attackers fled, they weren’t all in one piece, but thanks to Lucas, Frazier was.

    Police are now looking for three black males who fled towards Louisiana in a dark bluish or purple 2000 or newer Lincoln Town Car with a darker colored vinyl top. The department is depending on the public to come forward with any information to help apprehend the suspects involved, according to the sheriff. Anyone seeing a car matching that description is encouraged to call their local law enforcement. Sadly, there is a hit out on law enforcement by gangs after a “shoot on site” or SOS order was issued by these criminal thugs against innocent cops, who are only trying to do their job. These gang members are targeting members of law enforcement with the hopes to kill, according to local gang intelligence, USA Today reported. (Thanks a lot, Obama!)
     
    “It hits us hard, it brings you to your knees. We’re not a large agency, and all these guys have families,” Deputy Bass said. “The main thing for anybody is to go home safe. We want you to go home at night, but it could happen to any one of them,” he added. “The threat is here and the possibility is real.”

    That chilling sentiment is the cold hard reality of a day in the life for members of law enforcement across our nation. The brave men and women who are tasked with protecting and serving their communities are literally risking their lives each and every day with no idea when even the most routine calls can escalate into untenable situations.
     
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  10. Biden's Food-flation can be Reversed
     
    By Betsy McCaughey May 11, 2022 The New York Post
     
    Going food shopping feels like getting punched in the gut. You pick up a whole roasting chicken, hoping it will feed four, and see the price: over $10 in many New York area stores -- a staggering $18 if the bird's organic. Apples are close to $3 a pound. And forget buying a steak; you might have to take out a mortgage.

    The Biden administration's woke policies are to blame for food-flation, making your trip to the supermarket sheer agony. President Joe Biden is prioritizing climate preservation over your ability to feed your family affordably.

    His policies are driving up the costs of fertilizer, energy and farm-to-store transportation -- add to that overall inflation driven by excessive federal government spending. The result is sky-high food prices. There's no relief in sight. You can expect record-breaking food-flation through the rest of 2022, according to Bank of America market analysts. Americans have been whiplashed with a series of phony White House explanations for soaring prices. First Biden blamed profiteering oil producers, then colluding meat packers, then "Putin's price hike."

    On Tuesday, Biden spoke to the nation on what he billed as his plan to remedy inflation. But in fact, he just repeated the same list of unsubstantiated excuses for why prices keep rising. The president's media cheerleaders have been covering up the actual causes. Washington Post columnist Heather Long announced Sunday that Americans are entering a "new age of scarcity" when "a lot of everyday life remains out of control," as if food-flation is as inevitable as lunar eclipses. Wrong.

    Biden's damaging policies can be reversed. Start with fertilizers and pesticides, which are costing American farmers 50% more than just a year ago. Chemical fertilizers are made largely from natural gas. Ending Biden administration restrictions on domestic natural gas production, including opening up exploration and production on federal lands and offshore, will help bring down fertilizer prices, according to Heritage Foundation agricultural experts Daren Bakst and Joshua Loucks.

    Biden's war on fossil fuels pushed up the cost of fertilizer before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. True, Russia is a fertilizer producer, but the war in Ukraine is merely making a self-imposed problem worse.  Reducing fertilizer costs is critical to making fruits and vegetables affordable but also meat. Feed prices for livestock and poultry went up 12.7% last year, largely because of soaring fertilizer prices. If feeding beef cattle costs less, steaks will, too. Energy inflation drives up food prices in another way. Shipping goods within the U.S. costs nearly 25% more than a year ago, according to St. Louis Federal Reserve data, thanks to the trucker shortage but also fuel prices.

    You'd think Biden would be bending over backward to tackle the food price crisis. Instead, he's doubling down on climate extremism. Food shoppers be damned. The federal Conservation Reserve Program pays farmers to leave farmland idle. Agricultural groups asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for permission to cultivate idle land, but Vilsack said no, predicting a "detrimental impact on ... efforts to mitigate climate change."  Not all the factors pushing up food prices are within Biden's control. Avian flu is ravaging poultry and egg producers. Drought is curbing production in California. Putin's war is diminishing wheat production in Ukraine. But Biden has the power to tame food-flation by standing up to the climate extremists in his own party.

    He should also curb overall inflation by calling for tight monetary policy (the Federal Reserve's job) and halting out-of-control federal spending, including shelving even a pared down Build Back Better. Sadly, the president offered none of these remedies in Tuesday's speech.

    What can average Americans do? Shop smart. Those precooked supermarket chickens are loss leaders -- a bargain designed to lure you into the store. They actually cost less than uncooked chicken, though they tend to be smaller. You can vote smart, too. There's a direct relationship between who governs in Washington and what you're paying at the checkout.

    Biden must be channeling Marie Antoinette, who dismissed public anguish over the price of bread by saying, "Let them eat cake."
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  11. 20 hours ago, pipedreams said:

    Will they stop the buy of Twitter, is it too important to the left.

    "The U.S. government has reportedly opened an investigation into Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s business dealings regarding his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.

    “The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing Mr. Musk’s tardy submission of a public form that investors must file when they buy more than 5% of a company’s shares,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The disclosure functions as an early sign to shareholders and companies that a significant investor could seek to control or influence a company.”

    “The Tesla Inc. chief executive made his filing on April 4, at least 10 days after his stake surpassed the trigger point for disclosure. Mr. Musk hasn’t publicly explained why he didn’t file in a timely manner. Mr. Musk likely saved more than $143 million by not reporting that his trades had crossed the 5% threshold, said Daniel Taylor, a University of Pennsylvania accounting professor, since the share price could have been higher had the market known of the billionaire’s growing stake,” the report continued."

    https://conservativebrief.com/feds-2-62759/

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/16/formal-investigation-opened-following-tesla-autopilot-crashes/

    https://news.yahoo.com/sec-opens-investigation-elon-musk-230142000.html

    Next thing you know, the investigation will discover that while Musk was in Russia, he hired Hookers to pee in his bed.

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  12. 14 hours ago, Huaco Kid said:

    I had one a long time ago.

    I was flopping around on the table, and told them again, "I want to be knocked out, right?  Ok?"

    They said, "We're done."

    I had an IV and they told me when they gave me the shot. The anesthesiologist said, "O.K., you're going bye-bye now".

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