Wednesday, August 23, 2017

An interesting picture that shows us we live in curious times.


I wonder what the deal is here.




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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

busy today

Sorry


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Someone just said something funny about the SPLC

I pointed out that they ought to be on their own list of hate groups and someone else said that because they are the monitor of hate groups and belong on their own list they are a self-licking ice cream cone.

Pretty good analogy.




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Sunday, August 20, 2017

I just read where the NAACP stuck its head into the business of the Atlanta Falcons


 by demanding that they sign Colin Kaepernick.

The NAACP has no business telling an NFL team who to or who to not sign a contract with. It’s pretty presumptuous and it will be interesting to see what Atlanta does.

Hopefully they will tell the NAACP to shove it and then turn to its players and tell them that any of them that take a knee during the National Anthem can find work elsewhere.

I have posted before that the NAACP has out served its usefulness years ago and ought to be disbanded.  Conduct like this proves it.


I have spent my life sharing the beliefs of Dr. King and the belief that people ought to be judged strictly by the content of their character. The way things have seemed to go the past few years make me wonder if it wasn’t a waste.




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Saturday, August 19, 2017

One of the hardest things to get out of a car guy is to find one that will do what YOU want him to do with it and not what HE wants to do with it.



I have been told (and believe) that this holds double for motorcycles.

I have been watching a friend trying to get his motorcycle painted. He does not want anything done to it except he wants it a different color than it is. It’s really quite simple but the guy running the paint shop doesn’t seem to understand that the simple process is to take the various motorcycle assemblies and spray them. That’s all. He doesn’t have to do any more or any less.

Yet the guy can’t seem to understand that my friend does not want flames, pin stripes and all the rest of the fancy hoo-ha that the man is capable of. My friend doesn’t want flames painted on the gas tank or fancy detailing on the fenders. He just wants the assemblies painted a certain shade of blue. That’s all.

I suggested to him he tell the prospective painter that he take the bike to a shop that does collision repairs because they seem to understand the concept of making something look like an original.

When I have any work done on my vehicle I take it to a mechanic shop. I know a couple of ‘car guys’ that will do me a lot of favors but I can’t seem to get car guys to understand the word ‘stock’. They all seem to want to do something to my pickup, even if it is something like put in a little hotter spark plug or something.



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Friday, August 18, 2017

I tend to read in surges. I’ll beat a subject to death.



Several years ago I read a few books about the French Foreign Legion and put the books up. Since I have mentioned the Legion a couple of times in some other works I broke a couple of the books out and skimmed them.

While neither of the two authors made careers out of the Legion, one served out his full term and the other deserted. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out which of the two were the most successful in the Legion. It also is pretty easy to figure out who was the better man.

Both men served in the famed 2nd Regiment of Foreign Parachutists, otherwise known as 2eme Regiment Etranger de Parachutiste or the 2e REP. This means both served pretty much in the same outfit. It is not an apples/oranges comparison.

One guy put a lot of effort into doing well, the other simply felt sorry for himself and sluffed off.

The guy that sat down, realized he had gotten into more than he wanted, accepted it and toughed it out probably is doing well because he has integrity and is willing to work.


No telling what happened to the screw-off.

What interests me is that this seems like just another case of getting out of something just what you put into it.




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Thursday, August 17, 2017

We are rapidly coming to post 3000 and a crossroads

I am seriously thinking of turning this into something that is not daily as I feel I jumped the shark years ago.

On the other hand I have done this as an effort for me to vent and stay sane.

It has actually been a pretty good discipline for me and I may continue simply for that reason.

Time will tell and we shall see what we shall see.



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