Wanna Know What I've Been Doing?

If so, just click on the "Right Side of the Road" button, just below the "Golden Geese" header.  I'll be back to blogging just as soon as I get all this shit taken care of.  Don't forget about me.  I'll post some more stuff here and there, till summer's over, then, I plan to be back at it every day.

Where Have I Been? What Have I Been Doing?


Just in case you are interested, I haven't died and I haven't quit blogging.  There is just some shit that I have to get done before winter.  

 The first thing is getting my Toyota truck rebuilt and a snowplow mounted on it.  I hit a deer with this truck back in 2008, and it's been sitting in the shed ever since.  I've done some work to it over the years, like rebuild the front end, replaced the brakes, and painted the frame, but it has definitely been a back burner project. 

I've been pushing my luck relying on just one truck.  This Toyota could never replace my GMC one ton, but I think it could get me by in the event that I had a breakdown, as long as we didn't have too big a snow fall.  Plus, I think it would be nice to have a truck that got more than 10 mpg.

OK, I admit it.  I got a personality flaw.  Many people, when buying something, will try buy the best thing they can find.  I try to find the worst.  It's like a challenge to me to see if I can bring a rough piece of equipment back to life.

I scored a plow for this Toyota for $200.  Not bad when you consider that some people are paying $6000 and more for a new plow, installed, but I'll tell ya, every component of this plow needed serious attention.  The blade, quadrant, A-frame, pump, truck-side mount, headlights, and controller were all shot.  Anyone with any common sense would have considered any these components, junk, and just thrown them away.

On the other hand, after spending another $200 - $300, I will have this $200 wreck of a plow looking and functioning like new.



Here's what I've got done so far:

Primed and ready for paint.  Still have to build a flatbed and a truck side snowplow mount for it.







3/8 x 6 inch flat stock for new cutting edge on left.  Look how worn the old one on right is. 


A closer look.  Two more snows, and I would have been eating away at my blade - not good.



Snow blades painted and ready to go. (Some assembly required)



Those flat semi-circular plates are Pro-Wing attachments.  Last time I checked, they're about $250.  I think I can build another set myself, for about $50. 
Pump and controller, both rebuilt and ready to go.

What's left of my truck side mount.  That's all I got to work with sports fans.  Everything between these top and bottom pieces was Mickey Mouse, hillbilly-welded junk.  Not even good enough for the scrap iron pile, but when I'm done with it, you won't ever be able to tell the difference from it and a genuine Western Snowplow factory issue piece.

Those are the snowplow lights on top of that pallet.  Even they had to be rebuilt.  They're 90% plastic, but any thing made of steel, including the screws was totally rusted away.  They got plastic sealed beam lights.  I figured for sure they would be burned out.  To my amazement, they both work, both high and low beams.  I bet at least one burns out, the first time I use 'em, which is both good and bad news.  Glass replacements will probably last ten years or more, but sealed beam lights have gotten kinda pricey, now that they haven't been standard equipment on new cars for over 20 years.

American Superiority

Seen at Just a Car Guy

Price per horsepower:

Corvette Z06:        $123
SRT Viper:            $195
Lambo Huracan:   $398
LaFerrari:              $1474
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And added by me:
Any old piece of shit Ford, Chevy or Mopar with a V8 that I can find:                         $10

I rest my case.  American cars are the best value on the planet, followed closely by Japanese cars.  Why would anyone buy anything else?

Joan Rivers Has Always Been Shocking



source:  Gossip Cop

Joan Rivers Calls President “Gay,” Michelle Obama “Tranny” — Watch Video Here

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Joan Rivers calls President Obama “gay” and describesMichelle Obama with a homophobic slur in a new video.
VIDEO BELOW
Asked by a street reporter whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Rivers replied, “We already have it with Obama.”
“You know Michelle is a tr*nny,” she went on. “A transgender. Weall know.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Rivers officiated a gay wedding on Monday.
Last week, she was threatened with a lawsuit for jokes she made about Kristen Stewart.
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Rivers’ comments.







What Have I Been Telling You All This Time?

Tesla cars are expensive P.O.S.  They're a joke, and they're every bit as much as a safety and fire hazard as any Ford Pinto.

source: Proof Positive

Stolen Tesla Car-B-Que in So Cal

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I know! It's hardly news any more! But, down in southern California, some enterprising soul decided that, perhaps, an Obamaphone, Obamacare and unemployment were not nearly enough, and the world owed this fellow an electric car!


Fiery crash involving stolen Tesla shuts down La Brea Avenue

This stolen car was being pursued by the police when it hit a light pole, split in two, whereupon half the carcaught fire and the other half impacted a building and wedged itself between two walls.

I don't know about you, but when I read the words "fiery crash" and "split in two" describing an automobile accident, my Spidey sense starts to tingle! Now I realize that there were extenuating circumstances here, namely a high speed chase in a stolen car. Still, it's not hard to imagine someone driving on the freeway at a goodly percentage of that speed, maybe blowing a tire, slicing, dicing and sautéing their shiny new Tesla around a stationary object, or shredding itself on the nearest sixteen wheeler.

We have noted the propensity of electric cars to catch fire herehere, and here. That doesn't even count the retrofits, like Neil Young's famous car-B-que.

Caveat emptor.

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An atomic wedgie that just won't quit!

Then Why are Gas Prices So High?

Do you remember, a long time ago, back in the '70's, stories about gas prices in Saudi Arabia only being about $.19/gal?  Now that we are the biggest oil producer, shouldn't we have ridiculously low gas prices here in the U.S.?

source: Bloomberg

U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg
Oil pumps stand at the Chevron Corp. Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California.
The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtakingSaudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said.
U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter, the bank said in a report today. The country became the world’s largest natural gas producer in 2010. The International Energy Agency said in June that the U.S. was the biggest producer of oil and natural gas liquids.

Or Beauty

found at Blazing Cat Fur

‘I don’t care about money’: Says Chelsea Clinton, who lives in $11m home, and is paid $600,000 by NBC for doing nothing

'I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,' Clinton told The Telegraph. 'That wasn’t the metric of success I wanted in my life.'


Overwhelmed

The Feral Irishman sent me a link to this one.  I thought it was worth posting here.

source: cmblake6

Oh YEAH! That one!

06/23/2014
From a “The Rott” page comment:
Jerry Furr Bob: “Hey Jim, did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?
Jim: “You mean his birth certificate being obviously forged and his birth place was actually Kenya?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean releasing 5 dangerous terrorists for a deserter?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean corruption and terrible conditions at the VA after Obama attacked Republicans for it and said he would fix all those problems?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean outing the CIA station chief in Afghanistan?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama saying the average family would save $2,500 on their premiums?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama having NSA spy on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama intentionally ignoring our immigration laws?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Bailing out Detroit after decades of corrupt Democratic management?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean voter fraud?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama saying we can keep our insurance and doctors if we wanted to?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring foreign diplomats?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the use of drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”
Bob: “No the other one:.
Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama spending $3.7 Trillion on Welfare Over Last 5 Years”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Millions of Americans losing their health care coverage?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Forcing Americans to include coverage in their insurance policies of items they do not want?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s ordering the release of nearly 10,000 llegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Providing weapons to Syrian rebels many of whom apparently are Al Qaeda?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The President using nearly $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money to fund his cronies?”
Bob: “No, the other one”
Jim: “You mean Fast & Furious?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I got it! … You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?”
Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”

Breaking News


Hillary Clinton Drops Out of Presidential Race to Become New Iron Maiden Mascot
Dead ringer for Eddie



Eddie, long time mascot for English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, announced his retirement last Thursday to the dismay of fans world wide.

"I'm just getting too old." said Eddie, "You think getting old's tough when you're alive, it's even tougher when you're dead. I just can't keep up with the touring and rock star lifestyle anymore."

Eddie's calling it quits, but fortunately, Maiden's found a "Dead Ringer"

Luckily for Maiden fans, the band has found a replacement, just in time for its upcoming album.  When offered the job, Hillary immediately jumped at the opportunity.  "I think it will be a relatively seamless transition.", said Clinton, "I can party with best of 'em.  Most fans probably won't even notice the switch."

How the FU** am I Supposed to Write these God-da**** Posts Without Using Profanity?

When I first saw this, I almost had an aneurysm.


source:  CBS New York


Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To U.S. Might Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus

One Species Containing Troublesome 'Chik-V' Strain Apparently Prevalent In Brazil
Too bad Chuck, that you can't see the big picture

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya, or “chik-v,” virus, a mosquito-borne illness that causes fevers, joint and muscle pain, headaches, joint swelling and rashes.
One of the mosquito species carrying the virus and responsible for disease transmission is prevalent in Brazil.
“We have to prevent the spread of this virus before it reaches the United States in large numbers,” Schumer told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck, on Sunday.


“The problem here is the World Cup gives the unfortunate opportunity for the virus to spread among people from all nations of the world who are together,” Schumer said.
The virus is rarely fatal, but it can create arthritic-like joint pain that become chronic.
Schumer said there have been three confirmed cases in New York and 25 in Florida, and numbers could increase dramatically with the return of soccer fans from the World Cup.
So far, all of the infected Americans have contracted the virus in parts of the world where it is common.
Prior outbreaks have occurred in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Late last year, the virus was found for the first time on the Caribbean islands, where more than 100,000 people have been sickened.
“This is not a fatal infection; it’s just a miserable infection,” Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Preventive Medicine, told CBS 2 earlier this month.
Schumer is also calling on U.S. Department of Homeland Security to increase border safeguards, citing the developing threat in the Caribbean, where more than 100,000 people have been affected.




What the fuck, Chuck????!!!!!!!  Are you stupid?  Are you stoned?  Let me get this straight.  You’re worried about a few hundred people who attended the World Cup bringlng back a non-fatal disease, but you’re OK with your supreme leader, allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to pour into this country, bringing with them, every sickness known to man, plus probably several, yet to be discovered diseases?

If that isn’t a messed up sense of priorities, I don’t know what is.

What a Shame



I found this at 70's Street Machines. (Another car site you should visit every day.)  How much do you want to bet that this car has been "restored" to bone stock condition?  What a shame.  You may not like it, but it was unique. 

 Remember that certain 'Vette you saw years ago, and you swore that someday, you would have one just like it?  It's probably gone now.  The car probably still exists, but those special touches that made you say "wow" are long gone. 

 Even worse, even if you have the money, even if you own a Corvette right now, you lost the creativity and individuality to own and drive what you once dreamed of.  What a shame. 

The world is in need of a lot of things these days, but the last thing it needs, is another bone stock Corvette.  


Ya Know, Now That You Mention It...

Check out this from The American Thinker


Sorry to be crude, but for all intents and purposes, America is currently the victim of a national rape, figuratively speaking – what our nation is experiencing on the southern border is a corporate violation.  Moreover, being implanted in...

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I have written about things like this a number of times before.  You know, how liberals, on the surface, appear to be inconsistent and hypocritical.   This piece is a perfect example.

Liberals are in favor of abortion, and the reasons they cite to support it, are the very things we are getting more of with unchecked illegal immigration.  What could seem more inconsistent and hypocritical than that?

If you truly understand the liberal animal however, you will understand that from their point of view, this is neither inconsistent nor hypocritical. 

 Liberals are in favor of both things at the same time, because both things do damage to our country.  Both things are consistent with each other, and consistent with all other things they are in favor of, in that they all weaken and damage our country, which is the ultimate liberal objective. 

One of the best comments I ever saw.


Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a gov't agency.

Simply Fantastic





source: Exotic Cars 2015





This is exactly how I envisioned the next Camaro.  Absolutely perfect in my opinion.  I hope this becomes reality.  I was reading some comments and some people said it was "too retro".  I can imagine what dweebs those guys are.  Retro is good, how can a can a car like a Camaro be "too retro"?  There's plenty of dweeby cars for dweeby people.  What the hell did Toyota make the Prius for?

Check This Out

You should be reading Just a Car Guy regularly anyway, but if not, check this out.

The Federal Government Has Lost All Moral Authority

Author’s note:  I almost didn’t post this because I don’t have time to proofread or perfect it.  It’s midnight right now, and I have a lot of work to do.  I was just about ready to shut everything down for the night when I thought I’d check out some of great sites on my bogroll.  I checked out  Knuckeldraggin' My Life Away and saw something so outrageous that I decided to run my post warts and all.  Make sure to check out Wirecutter's post below.


Many people think that the relationship between a government and its citizens is one way street.  The government makes law and the people are have no choice but to obey. Nothing could be further from the truth.

From the most loosely knit tribes, to the most modern nations, there is an unwritten contract between a government and its people, a balance of benevolence and patriotism.  Although it may not be immediately visible, as that contract is broken, benevolence is replaced with intimidation, and patriotism is replaced with forced compliance.

The main moral obligation of a government to the people is to ensure the freedom and uphold the will of the people, while the main moral obligation of people is to government is to obey the law.  If the government abandons its main moral obligation to the people, the contract is broken, and the people are relieved of their moral obligation to obey the government’s laws.

The government of the United States has broken its contract with the people by abusing its power time and time again over the last six years years.  The IRS scandal, the patent office abusing its power to coerce a private organization (Washington Redskins) into doing something it does not want to do, and the out of control EPA, are just a few examples of such abuse that are in the news right now.  During this period our government has gotten largely what it has wanted, but in the process has lost any moral authority it may have once had over the people.
 

Am I saying that you are free to go and break any law you please?  Far from it.  In fact, as benevolence is replaced with intimidation, noncompliance is more hazardous than ever.  What I am saying though is, people have no reason to feel guilty anymore about disobeying any of the federal government’s laws.  The only things left to guide people’s behavior is their conscience, their relationship with their creator, and their obligation to treat their fellow man with dignity and respect.


Here’s the post from “Knuckledraggin’ My Life Away”.  Check out everything else he’s got by clicking here.

Fuck the feds

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue.
Thanks to WiscoDave for the tip
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Granted themselves the authority? Where do they get this so-called authority? How ’bout we grant ourselves the authority to keep them open? So if your Mom & Pop store, their only income and the result of a lifetime of hard work, doesn’t obey or is unaware a rule, they can be shut down?
I don’t fucking think so and I’m sure Mom and Pop wouldn’t either. I can see them defending their livelihood with a fucking shotgun.
Wanna bet gun shops are at the top of their lists? Of course, the way gun shops suck ATF cock, they’d be more than willing to shut down their shops to prove themselves as law-abiding businessmen. You can tell I don’t like gun shops very much, huh?
This just reinforces the thought that all feds are our enemy. I don’t give a fuck which agency they work for – They are the enemy.

ASS-ault Weapon

source: WUSA9

Handcuffed man shoots at officers using gun from butt cheeks


DENVER – A report released Monday shows Denver Police officers searched a drug suspect repeatedly before he opened fire at them after his arrest.
Denver Police say the suspect, 32-year-old Isaac Vigil, was being transported to the police station in handcuffs when he pulled a gun from the crack of his buttocks and fired at officers. The report released by the Denver District Attorney says Vigil fired at officers twice before his gun jammed.
According to court documents, Denver Police Narcotics detectives arrested Vigil on May 14 in a McDonald's parking lot after seeing him smoke meth. Vigil was busted for possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon from Adams County.
Police had called for a uniformed officer in a patrol car to assist them during the arrest because Vigil was "violent and aggressive behavior." The officers needed a car that had a cage in the back to transport Vigil.
After his arrest, police say Vigil threatened several times to shoot the officers and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and did not want to go back to prison. He was searched before being put in the back of the police car, but officers noted it was difficult to search him because he was "highly agitated." According to the DA's report, Denver Police officers searched Vigil three times before putting him in the back of the patrol car.
Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back. That's when police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach.
The Denver District Attorney investigated the shooting. In a letter released Monday, the DA's office said, "I conclude that under applicable Colorado law no criminal charges are fillable against Corporal Sisneros. My decision, based on criminal-law standards, does not limit administrative action by the Denver Police Department, where non-criminal issues can be reviewed, or civil actions where less-stringent laws, rules and legal levels of proof apply."
Vigil is now facing attempted murder charges for firing at officers. He's at the Denver Jail after spending some time at a hospital, recovering from his injuries. The criminal case against Vigil is ongoing.
Vigil has an extensive criminal history across the Denver metro area. As a convicted felon, he wasn't supposed to own a gun and has been charged with illegal possession in April of this year. Denver Police say their internal investigation into what happened during the shooting is still ongoing.
The recovered Raven P25 Auto .25 handgun allegedly fired by Vigil at police had the serial number filed off.
According to the report, Vigil had two baggies of meth hidden in his "rectal area."
Denver Police say pat downs are effective because when they pat a person down, they're looking for more than just metal objects. Officers look for drugs and weapons that might not be metal.
(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)