July 28, 2007
July 17, 2007
....I had kept my Dodge Charger? This is a picture of the same car that I had, a 1970. Same color scheme as well. I must say that my car had a bit of a down home flavor to it what with the primered hood and front fenders and all. It was less paint to keep waxed! I came across a site with Chargers for sale. There was 1970 very similar to the one pictured above for a mere $48,000! I can't say what sort of time, effort, or expense I would have put in to mine had I kept it. Had I known it could have been worth nearly $50,000 I think I may have thought twice about trading it. Hindsight is 20/20.
This 1969 Charger Daytona is listed for sale at Deals on Wheels for a mere $220,000. The crazy thing is that they originally sold for around $4,000 with a 426 hemi. That was a lot of money back in 1969. If you took out a "big" $4,000 loan and paid the car off in a couple of years and kept it in your garage you could have been sitting on a virtual gold mine. Forecasting the future price of a not-yet-classic car would have been difficult to do. I guess that's where the "what if..." comes into play!
My best friend, Chris who lived across the street from me had a 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner that looked exactly like the one above. He even had the "Air-Grabber" hood scoop. It would come open at a certain engine rpm. There was a vacuum line hooked up to it and when you jump on the gas it would raise itself. Quite cool. There were teeth on the sides of the scoop similar to what you would see on the old WWII P-40 Warhawks. Very coolstuff.
Four U.S. soldiers were killed today northwest of Baghdad when their Stryker vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb. Names of the service members are being withheld until notification of next of kin. The controversial Stryker vehicle is increasingly under fire by critics who claim that its armor is insufficient to protect troops in Iraq. Elsewhere, Iraqi and U.S. forces killed at least 50 people in Baghdad after three days of fighting in the area....The real story was 180 degrees from what was reported in the mainstrem media. No one was killed. If you watch the terrorist propaganda video linked in Michael's Superman article, it is absolutely amazing that no one was killed. If you Google News search for "Four Soldiers Killed By Roadside Bomb Northwest of Baghdad" , none of the linked stories reports the truth of the event with the exception of Michael Yon's. Granted, he has first hand knowledge of the event but why was there no verification on the part of the MSM before they report four soldiers being killed, etc.? That's a rhetorical question that answers itself, of course. Because it is the MSM.
I don't part easily with my hard earned dollars but Michael Yon is a deserving recipient of them. I recently sent him some dinero through PayPal and will do so again in the future. He is placing his life on the line along with the heroic soldiers he is embedded with to bring us the truth about this conflict. I would urge everyone to spend some time on his site and read more of his articles AND contribute to his efforts!
July 15, 2007
Then there was the laughable statement from Hillary,
"Today's decision is yet another example that this Administration simply considers itself above the law. This case arose from the Administration's politicization of national security intelligence and its efforts to punish those who spoke out against its policies.Umm, yeah. She forgot that her husband signed 140 pardons on his last day in office. Read the linked article for details on those. It's rather despicable that she would even open her mouth on the subject.
July 08, 2007
...al Qaeda invited to lunch families they wanted to convert to their way of thinking...the family had a boy, he said, who was about 11 years old. I saw Wallach go blank and silent. Wallach said that at these luncheons, the families were sat down to eat. And then their boy was brought in with his mouth stuffed. The boy had been baked. Al Qaeda served the boy to his family.
The Islamo-fascists are not people. They are barbaric animals. We can not sit them down for a cup of tea and ask them to just "get along" with others. They must be killed before they kill us. Make no mistake about it. That may seem like horrific hyperbole, but it is truth.
I don't know who to attribute the quote to but the Mudville Gazette has it across their blog banner...
"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
July 04, 2007
Seconds later he regained his vision, caught his bearings, leveled his shotgun and fired at the terrorist killing him. Read the whole story, it's quite impressive. This blogger is eternally grateful to those men and women who face these dangers on a daily basis so that we can enjoy our freedom in the "greatest nation on God's green Earth" (H.T.-Michael Medved)
“We went toward where we last saw him, came around the corner of a house, and saw a reed line. We knew we were looking for him in the field there – but when I looked two or three feet away, downward, I saw his face and his eyes, and told
him ‘Get up! Americans!’ and right then, I heard a pop and my head snapped back.”
Kyle Keenan hails from Newark, Ohio. He is a scout section leader with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y.
Thank You Kyle and may God continue to bless and keep you!
July 02, 2007
I remember I raced my friend with a Vega that had a 350 in it. Pretty darn stupid. We raced on a residential street next to our high school in the middle of the night. We went about 300 yards or so before there was a curve in the road. I had him by half a car length. If that curve wasn't there and we went much further, his top end would have taken me. I figure I did pretty good since the '55 probably weighed nearly 2 tons and the Vega was feather light.
I would love to pick up a restored '69 or '70 Charger just to have for weekend driving. The gas consumption would be rather prohibitive, I'm afraid. The one I owned had a 383 cid motor which sucked up a phenomenal amount of gas. One month I put in over $200 dollars in the gas tank and that was back when it was around a buck a gallon. That's when the folks quit paying for the gas. Abuse it and lose it. I should have figured that out sooner!