Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Four bolts, four wires, one throttle cable, a motorcycle jack, and 10 minutes later...
Looks like somebody forgot to clearance the bell housing......
That would have to be one wobbly crankshaft otherwise.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The group that posted the video also wrote ``lumps of coal to all of those who make it their business to watch and control.''
Soon these will be identified as "Domestic Terrorists" attempting to do damage to civic institutions by interrupting their revenue streams
Friday, December 19, 2008
I love how this gets reported as news since the old windbag finally came clean on the "donors" for his "library". No one with even half a brain ever doubted this was going on. As much as the American populace is exposed to these two shakedown artists, you'd think even the MSM would have gotten the message long ago.
Kinda makes me wonder, though, if maybe the fact of hubby's shady dealing's weren't being held over the Lizard Queen's head to keep her in line during the ascendancy of the Magic Negro. Or if perhaps this being widely reported doesn't serve to move the spotlight off said Magic Negro during his recent brush with civic misbehavior.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Props to Bill Denton of the GPzList and Amazon.com :
144 pages to explain to the moorons to drain oil, remove filter, replace filter, replace drain plug, refill with oil. Here's a review:
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Don't buy,Change the Oil is not going to win any book awards. It was disappointing. Very poorly organized with random points made through out and other points repeated multiple times. The information could have been conveyed in about 10 well written pages. It could have used a proof reader. There were many misspellings, missing words, etc. Photos were of a very poor quality. I really don't know whether I should trust the information. I recommend you find another source for the information
Of course M.Mac knows highly technical stuff like this is best left to the rocket scientists at the Hardly Dealer. They can do this stuff with one hand behind their back diggin' in their exposed ass-crack.
Yes!, I do consider you a lowly bar hopping idiot barely capable of remembering to inhale regularly without prompting if you are incapable of performing this basic maintenance procedure on your own bike for this simple reason: a rider will find himself in the middle of a ride when an oil change comes due. Of course, a Hardly rider can just keep pourin' fresh oil in to replace what leaks out and is burned by his POSHOG thereby having an effectively continous oil change.
UPDATE: !Note to readers! - disregard any mechanical advice posted under the reviews. It's just my old GPz homies playin' around tryin' to help a Hardly to the junkpile. This means you, MM.
UPDATE II (They just can't help themselves...) :
Come on bro. $35.00 to learn how to change your oil on a motorcycle where both the drain plug and fill plug are in easy sight? I think that's worthy of a little ridicule. Of course, $35.00 isn't bad when you have to pay $15.00 a quart for the genuine Harley-Davidson Motor Oil. You need a very special oil to keep that cutting edge technology lubed and in tip top shape.
I have a Harley rider/friend who still uses straight 50w in cool weather and
actually uses 90w gear lube in the crankcase when it gets hot out. Keeps it
from leaking out as fast. He also carries a drip cup to catch the oil that
leaks out and pours it back in the bike before he starts it up. (I'm not
Monday, December 15, 2008
Come on now. You new the greenies were gonna say this nonsensical bullshit as a last gasp. They are in a frenzy because they know the time is about up for a big power grab to start us back toward grass huts and shittin' in a hole. The Black Jimmy Carter - I see The Misery Index on the horizon!
Mother Nature, of course, is oblivious to the federal government's machinations. Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. Experts say it's thanks to a La Nina weather variation. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.
Friday, December 12, 2008
One day, three international bloggers were comparing their swordmanship:
Vox says, "When I've a finished a makina da love withah my wife, I go down and gently tickle the back of her knees, She floats 6 inches above a da bed in ecstasy."
Nate replies, "Zat is noting, when Ah've finished making ze love with ze wife, Ah kiss all ze way down her body and zen Ah lick za soles of her feet wiz mah tongue and she floats 12 inches above ze bed in pure ecstasy." (editors note: Nate really does talk this way.)
Gary says, "That ain't nothing buddy. When I've finished pokin the ole lady, I git out of bed, walk over to the winder and wipe my wiener on the curtains. She hits the freakin ceiling.
Note the Power Steering Pump on the back of the Generator. For the ladies among us, those are currently belt driven and independent. The '57 setup is very VW like in that it seeks to get more than one function from a single assembley.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
The January issue of Motorcyclist magazine.
These sorry asses have put together one of the most heart wrenching winter issues in memory. I hate 'em. I hate 'em. I hate 'em.
In one issue there is an article about a lighter faster ZX6R, the wicked F800GS in Moab, motorcycle touring in Costa Rica (GS's of course), a hollywood motorcycle stuntman who traded his 'busa in on an 1150GS and never looked back, and a way cool scooter rider's club.
There is some of the best riding centric prose I have ever read on fallen brethren and also, by a middle aged fella (Jack Lewis) on his BMW R1200S, about the choices those of us with worn carcasses must make to pursue our two wheeled passions;
"Nice guys don't finish last. They take extra laps while the cool guys blow up and crash out of the game. Lead thee not into temptation. Into the valley of death rode nobody sane. Take a step back from the edge, ride home and kiss your family.You have been warned.
Sometimes I don't. The devil stands behind me wearing toe-cleavage pumps an designer decolletage. She strokes my hair while I bet, laughing at pot limits while I flop sweat, addled and hoopy and tracking like a scud.
Those are the times I have to push in the whole stack. On the day that I lose - and everybody loses, a chip at a time or the whole pile at a single throw - she'll laugh again and raise an eyebrow at the Dealer"
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
"We are seeing what I can Only describe as panic buying for civilian self-defense rifles, in particular, semiautomatic AR-15s, AK47s, SKSes, FALs, and so on."
This most celebrated president-elect in generations has spawned a somewhat curiously negative reaction.
Don't mind us, we're just ignorant folk out here in flyover country clinging to our guns and religion.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Maintenance procedures are being executed, Regional weather reports and forecasts are being studied. Routes are being analyzed. The Farmers Almanac is consulted. Coms are checked. Destinations are debated. Systems will be surveyed. Lists are being composed and items checked off.
The countdown has commenced.....
OT I know, but I had to get it up.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
1) Logging is BAD! It kills trees and Gaea doesn't like it.
BUT! Logging removes timber in such a way as to make uncontrollable wildfires unlikely.
2) Carbon dioxide emissions are bad! It makes Global Warming and industry and evil industry and cars cause that. Kalifornians are all for anything draconian to reduce carbon dioxide up to and including holding their breath. Would that they would all continuously do the latter.
Bunny (ahem...) Tree Hugger policies have turned national and state forests into tinder boxes resulting frequent emission of hundreds of tons of evil (says they) carbon dioxide.
3) Diversity and Tolerance are everything! They worship at the Church of the Progressive Utopian every day.
BUT! Taxes, cost of living, general standard of living, violent crime get worse every day.
4) The Gub'mnt Knows Best and will take care of everything 'cause they are real smart and stuff.
BUT! The ignorant hillbillies have reliable electricity and Kalifornians often don't.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The question is easily answered by considering who, exactly, Lenin was speaking of when he wrote of his "useful idiots".
A friend of mine, while fretting the possibility that a particular "some" of the people couldn't be fooled all of the time this time, postulated the above statement as the crux of the recent election. Referencing his central question, we now know who the "white moron" went for. In fact, it appears the Obama campaign made a special effort to recruit the "white moron" as evidenced by his sizable gap in the under-thirty demographic.
It is no secret our colleges and universities are harbouring infestation levels of leftists so it stands to reason that young folks, by and large, are gonna absorb in those institutions of over-priced indoctrination (administered during their biologically rebellious years - the better to have them reject the traditional values of their upbringing) collectivist thinking and outlook. The smart ones begin to wake up within a couple years of graduation after having run into enough reality that recurring dichotomy and contradiction to their adopted world view jiggles the synapses back into place function. The moron soldiers on without the reinforcement of reality to perpetuate his/her world view, relying only on the strength of his/her indoctrination and a death grip on self identification with what they perceive to be the intellectual elite or "intelligentsia" as leftists like to put it. Useful idiots is how Vladimir Ilyich Lenin described them.
It is disturbing to see how desperate the Old Media is to have an Obama presidency portrayed as successful even before he takes office. The historic parallels are troubling.
The most commonly revered presidents viewed as having successful terms of office are as follows; Lincoln and FDR. The former was a tyrant whose orders and campaigns caused the deaths of nearly 700,000 Americans on the battlefield and countless others as an intentional result of the starvation and disease his various sieges and scorched earth marches brought about, the latter was a bumbling fool who prolonged through error and economic interventionist policy the most economically devastating business cycle in history and so stupid as to involve the US in WWII when it became apparent his interventions would not restore prosperity. What do they have in common that puts them in the same category? The belief in the supremacy of the state over all and a willing press to help them forward their goal of the ascension of the state to primacy over the individual person, lower order political, and God.
President elect Obama has signaled his willingness to abuse the power of the oval office through the use of Executive Orders, bypassing the houses of congress as a dictator might. Where is the outcry from the self described "watchdogs" in the old media who would "speak truth to power" are in reality "lap dogs" for a leftist president elect and "give homage to leftists in power".
Until it is actually seen how the man governs I will not place President-elect Obama in the same category as Lincoln and FDR. He doesn't yet deserve that defamation, but it ain't lookin' good.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Note that some very basic instructions are being imparted, which should be a clue that this is the first time this cutie has handled a duty sized wheel gun. The only prior experience she had with a handgun was a few rounds through a Single Six in .22 Long Rifle just prior to trying on the 4-inch .357 Magnum (.38 Special wad cutters in the cylinder).
Those shots are taken at well past the CCW permit requirement on targets about 20% the size of the official silhouettes. Similar results were obtained by the elder Daughter "C", but she was wearin' out the plates with the Glock 9mm. No photographic or videographic evidence will be presented of the eldest as there were "short shorts" involved. I am a father first, a firearms instructor second.
Just for kicks: 25 yds at a munchkin sized silhouette plate:
I am not nearly as fretful about "dating" after today. A boot knife and a hideout "Lady Smith" should take care of any infractions on the part of overly amorous hormone addled teenaged boys.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Blood in the Streets!
according to this Jane Fonda buddy.
It is a rare glimpse into the mind of a liberal to read the linked piece. There is nothing but the wallowing and reveling in emotion that is the hallmark of an accomplished drama queen. This wretch is, in fact, so wrapped up in a navel gazing fit she has convinced herself she is being physically injured by the prospect of Barack Hussein not becoming King of the World by sheer media acclamation.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It is of note that no one is supposed to be upset about Sarah's effigy, but the guilty white folks are fallin' all over themselves to lick minority boots over a proportional and justified response.
Monday, October 27, 2008
That's pretty much the basics, y'all. Some families have their own traditions and some have a different mode for blood kin than for acquaintances and friends. An example of this difference is the family of JACI, i.e. for family "Greek Soup" was always provided and a block of feta cheese was kept on the table, neither of which was provided to those outside the family. This distinction was not made as a slight to non-kin, but as an acknowledgment that other folks had different tastes than ours.
The Family of JACII does a right respectable job of welcoming guests, as do my siblings; Nate is always well stocked with adult beverages and fine cigars, Welldigger will fix damned near anything you bring him and is a wizard on the grill.
Amateurs. Come to Casa JACIII and you be treated proper, as Welldigger can attest. Who else will rent you a track hoe?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Politics. The African way:
"All I can tell you is this, I have a very good relationship with my neighbors," Coverely said. "I mow my lawn. The only thing that has changed is I have two McCain signs in my front yard."
Coverely said he has taken about 300 calls concerning stolen or vandalized McCain signs in the area.
"It says this campaign is getting vicious," Coverely said.
Coverely said it appears Democrats are becoming more aggressive in the county.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
"The low-hanging fruit, ie idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking," he wrote. "These people who were (often) truly not worthy of the education they received (or supposedly received) rose to the top of companies such as AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and all levels of our government," he said.
"All of this behaviour supporting the aristocracy only ended up making it easier for me to find people stupid enough to take the other side of my trades. God bless America."
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
From An Old College Chum's foray into blogdom.
Most of us reaching middle age have seen friends be able to bridge periods of unemployment to save their houses and families with government benefits, and thought that good. We have seen aunts and uncles diagnosed with disease and have had Medicaid or Medicare provide the coverage to allow them to live, and thought that good. Or have become aware that the cure to most diseases has been the result of government financed research, and thought that good.
All good things flow from gubmint, eh, Rog. At no cost to anyone I presume, and in a vacuum, with no unintended consequences. The gubmint prints the money, passes it out to worthies and utopia ensues.
Ever wonder how little folks would ever require gubmint assistance were they not bearing the huge burden of financing said gubmint throughout their productive lives? And the gubmint saves their families, too! Pardon. I must find a tissue....
Do you spontaneously wax poetic when paying homage to your gubmint (the fount of all good things in Rogerspeak)? Is this any organized coercive entity or just the official USA gubmint (only when self-serving and/or moronic socialists are in charge, mind you)? This is truly some bizarre stuff, Rog.
I also agree that if you vote in this country you are doing so only on the margins. However, included in those margins is the right to worship as you wish (cross burning being allowed), join a union, marry whoever the hell you want (even if they have the same genitals), let your daughter choose her way in the world, make sure your folks can go to the doctor (or nurse if they prefer) and not get bankrupted by that decision, etc.
As for all the "included margins":
1) Worship as you wish - Burned a church full of men women and children to death in Waco Texas to defend this right.
2) crossburning - "hate crime" or to use george orwell's term "thought crime". You burn one, I'll report it and we'll time the FBI to see how long it takes them to knock on your door.
3) Marry who you want - are we talking tax benefits here or ways for aids patients to bankrupt healthcare insurance funds?
4) Daughter choose her way in the world - so long as it is not a housewife or stay at home mother as two incomes are damned near required to pay taxes since women in the workplace DOUBLED the supply of workers thereby HALVING real wages. Women have always chosen their own way in the world, Roger, they just are limited in their native abilities by biology. If anything gubmint has screwed this up royally with equalitarian nonsense. One can "choose" to be the Emperor of Mars but that won't get you very far toward the goal.
5)doctors/nurses - Yes! And we need to be more like Canada in this respect so the entire country can share 5 CT scanners! Much more gubmint involvement here and smokers will be denied cancer treatments, fat folk denied heart surgery, but it will grease the skids for implementation of euthanasia (the leftist wonder drug)!
Finally, and in a response to your initial response to kenpatirot, it is not the kid from podunk that the rest of the world views as a "bare foot toothless hillbiliy", it is the cartoon character that you portray of the small clan in the cave, with the trap door covered with a big "bars and stars", food for six months, ammo aplenty, ready for the invasion. Again, I apologize for initially assuming that wasn't you.
As for your passive-aggressive "grown up" bullshit I will let George Bernard Shaw speak in my stead “One who is not a socialist at 20 has no heart, and one who remains a socialist at 40 has no head."
I expect no less from you on the hillbilly account, "Roger". To appease you, I shall refer to myself as "Anthony", grow a beard and lick boots.... Will that do?
Nate and DrWho tried out a new communication system that I will have to get him to review called Autocom. What little I played with it impressed the hell outa me. Whoever advised him to buy it must be a damned genius...
Friday, October 10, 2008
So here we are at Hurricane Inn near Waynesboro, Tn. Nice find.
More of the Natchez Trace tomorrow. For now it's corona and backwoods for the menfolk and some lemonade shit for the chicks.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Gay segregation, how is it dimocrats came up with this? They gonna use the "separate but equal doctrine"?
What about transexuals, transvestites, pedophiles, and midgets? Don't they deserve some consideration? How narrow minded. Chicago needs to endeavor to be more inclusive.
Fun times, boys, fun times! You can't make this shit up.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
This must be where well heeled conmen and thieves go to get their Masters degrees. Paulson, Bernanke, and Cox all carry this stamp on their resumes.
In a year of economic disaster the three most immediately (short term) responsible people all hail from the same ivy league den of thieves. Vox assserted that the executive class consisted of a bunch of pirates out to bilk the stockholders of the companies whose fate they are hired to shepherd, but I tend to look at them as no different from welfare queens who view the world as a system set up specifically to entitle them. The silver spoon Harvard MBA has a sense of entitlement in that he views solid functioning companies (the result of the sweat and risk of the entrepreneur, the innovation of the engineer, the effort of the laborer) as a construct set up solely for his economic benefit whether it be through the dissolution of a company or the burdening of one with crushing amounts of debt to service.
This reminds me of an instance where the founder of a medium sized manufacturing business, who was still active in its operations, called a meeting with his staff and some representatives of the largely cooperative union there (from whom this story comes). On the table were some day to day product flow and sales issues which were reported on and quickly dispatched. The Boss opened the floor for discussion of any cost cutting ideas those present could bring to the table in response to overseas competition and a shrinking market.
The new ivy league Finance Manager's hand shot up, "Sir, I have looked at ways for us to tighten our belts and from my time out on the production floor the one thing that stands out as not contributing to productivity is the Janitor. I know it's a lot to ask of our hourly workers, but in the interest of preserving their jobs I think they can clean up after themselves in the restrooms. Perhaps we can ask for volunteers to do housekeeping off the clock? Or organize a rotating committee?"
The union man relating this tale told me he was aghast at this, suspecting the whole tableau of being some bizarre rehearsed scenario designed start a process to encourage general wage concessions. "I just sat there with my mouth hanging open." A pregnant silence persisted. Finally...
The Boss, "I just asked for suggestions on how we can cut a a half million dollars in cost and your idea is to fire somebody making $25,000 a year?! That's a helluva place to start. Maybe you don't understand; when the day comes we can't even afford to keep the restrooms clean I'll close the damned doors and we can all go home."
The new Finance Manager didn't stick around much longer.
What idiot would hire someone with a "Harvard MBA" now? In a sane world the buildings of Harvard Business School would be razed to the ground while it's spawn burn in effigy on the lawns.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Louisiana still hasn't repented from it's gun confiscating ways.
There are risks to exercising one's rights, especially in this society where those educated in modern and particularly leftist leaning schools have become public officials and law enforcement officers. Folks who have the authority to arrest you (no sense in using the word "illegitimately" here as it has been proven time and again damned near any bullshit excuse will do), incarcerate you, prosecute you, and imprison you have been taught the leftist "way things should be" as the way they are.
The linked example is an isolated incident where right won out - in the end, but don't be fooled. The fifteen or twenty grand the city dished out is regarded as just a cost of doing business which they will no doubt pass along to mall management (if the management didn't actually write the check in the first place) and the amount is undisclosed so local taxpayers can't get pissed off enough to raise hell.
So, the lesson folks take from this story is, "Carry your gun - get arrested" which will have the effect the cops, mall management, and city officials (elected and otherwise) desired of prohibiting the casual implementation of open carry. No one with someplace to be is going to opt for strapping their pistol on for a quick stop by the mall. Then again, if you are looking to buy a new motorcycle and have a day and a half to kill.....
Monday, September 01, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Folks, this lady has the democratic socialist party scared shitless. I haven't heard them this shrill since I listened to the lamenting of NPR during the 2000 election recounts. The female columnists are the best with "loaded" words and outright bitchiness. I read one yesterday (by a black woman) that used the words "smell" and "fishy" in the same paragraph! Clever girl probably thought it was subtle.
Karl Rove and Dick Morris (badass consultant and nearly always right) certainly are tickled shitless with the pick, in part probably for the same reasons I am; we get to watch the democratic socialists try to tear down a woman. A smart, successful, pretty woman. It kills them that she is not one of their hideous harpies being forced upon people.
Call me entertained for the next couple months!