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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday's Ride - Volvo Hot Rod at SEMA 2006

America is terminally ill. The GOP are the cancer and the republican voter are the enablers..... SAD

The Most Dangerous Bill You’ve Never Heard Of Just Passed The House

Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.
The bill, called the REINS Act, requires that any future major regulation adopted by an Executive Agency — say a new toxic chemical standard required by the recently enacted Chemical Safety Act, or a new consumer protection rule about some innovative but untested kind of food additive — must be approved by a specific resolution in each House of Congress within 70 days to take effect.
To give a sense of the scale of this road-block, in 2015 there were 43 such major federalregulations passed to protect the public; among them were food safety regulations, the Clean Power Plan regulating pollution from electrical generating facilities, net neutrality rules protecting the internet from monopoly, restrictions on predatory lending and energy efficiency standards for appliances.
If the REINS Act had been in effect, it’s unlikely that the Tea Party-dominated Republican caucus in the House would have approved of any of these rules. Future standard setting under the entire body of legislation enacted over the past 40 years to protect the public, from the Clean Air Act to the Dodd Frank financial sector reforms, would be frozen. Over time, as new health, safety, consumer and labor protection issues arise, all of these laws will effectively have been repealed, with no public debate and no accountability. It will also be impossible to restore them as long as the REINS Act is in effect, because by requiring Congress to approve every regulation, it makes it impossible to pass technically complex and scientifically valid rules on any topic of controversy.


An American goes into a bar in Calgary where there is a robot bartender.  The robot says, “What will you have?

The guy replies, “Whiskey.”

The robot brings back his drink and asks, “What’s your IQ?”

The guy say, “168.”

The robot continues to talk about physics, space exploration, and medical technology.

After the guy leaves and the more he thinks about it, the more curious he gets, so he decides to go back.

The robot asks, “What’s your drink?”

The guy answers, “Whiskey.”

The robot returns with his drink and asks, “What’s your IQ?”

The man replies, “100.”

The robot talks about Nascar, Budweiser, the Lions, and LSU.

The man finishes his drink, leaves, but is so interested in his “experiment” that he decides to try again.

He enters the bar and, as usual, the robot asks him what he want to drink.

The man replies, “Whiskey.”

The robot brings the drink and asks, “What’s your IQ?”

The man answers, “50.”

The robot leans in real close and asks,

“So . . . are . . . you people . . . still happy . . . with Trump?”

Thanks Ralph


Why you get bitten by mosquitos more than other people

Thanks Ivan


It has been a while since we featured a design by Oberdan Bezzi, but this BSA model caught our eye. You may be aware that the Indian conglomerate Mahindra purchased rights to the great British brand BSA recently, and speculation about the re-emergence of new BSA models has commenced as a result.
Among other conjectures on his web site, Bezzi offers this “BSA Victor 355”, which takes design cues from classic BSA singles. In part, Bezzi has the following to say about Mahindra’s venture and this concept (excuse his English as a second laguage):
“Of course we hope for a true ‘renaissance’, perhaps beginning with models that are not particularly demanding technically, but built with all the trappings in order to re-enter the market with due seriousness and quality that the brand deserves! 
We hypothesized for one of the first new BSA, a scrambler classical style, with a single-cylinder four-valve of about 350cc., From traditional cycling and well-equipped departments in the brakes and suspension!
A well-structured motion of European dimensions, excellent overall performance, quality components and careful construction! 
But the trump card will obviously quell’allure motorcycle English that the aesthetic part will have to definitely emerge, with ‘educated’ quotes from legendary models such as the famous VICTOR, and the ‘philosophy’ of achievement between the pragmatic and the refined of which were the fairs Made achievements in GB! 
It would be a motorcycle certainly not cheap, indeed quite the opposite, but since the coat of arms and the look would certainly have many admirers among motorcycle enthusiasts …. with a certain … style!”
If you remember the brand as we do, you can’t help but be anxious to see its renewal.
Thanks Kerry


Thanks Norman

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday's Ride - Citroen DS 2.3 Pallas -

Long suspected

"One of Bayrock's principals was a career criminal named Felix Sater who had ties to Russian and American organized crime groups. Before linking up with the company and with Trump, he had worked as a mob informant for the U.S. government, fled to Moscow to avoid criminal charges while boasting of his KGB and Kremlin contacts there, and had gone to prison for slashing apart another man’s face with a broken cocktail.

In a series of interviews and a lawsuit, a former Bayrock insider, Jody Kriss, claims that he eventually departed from the firm because he became convinced that Bayrock was actually a front for money laundering."

Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds. It isn't pretty.

As You Slide Down the Banister of Life

1. Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert have written an impressive new book. It's called ...'Ministers do more than lay people'.  

2.Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary.
3. The difference between the Pope   and your boss is, the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.


4. My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash, and it's gone.
5. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.



6. I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the Mood.
7. It used to be only death and taxes. Now, of course, there's shipping and handling, too, DAMNED VAT.



8. A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, Gives the impression that he just cleaned the whole house.
9. My next house will have no kitchen:just vending machines and a large trash can.


10.  Definition of a teenager? God's punishment...for enjoying sex.
And as you slide down that Banister of Life,
you should pray that all the splinters
 are pointed the other way...

Thanks Ivan