Since Apr 28, 1999

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US Navy VietVet '68-'69. Gunboats. And I never grounded my boat to chase wounded VC either. Did the whole year, too. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? I ride motorcycles too. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? I can't stand RINOS. Did I mention that I was a Vietnam vet? Never machinegunned any mama-sans or ARVN troops. Never killed livestock or consorted with Genghis Khan either. Did I mention I was a Vietnam Vet? No purple hearts though. Sorry.

Biker ping member. currently I have 4 bikes:

2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
1994 Yammerhammer Riva125 (wife's)
1992 Zooker DR350
1978 Yammerhammer IT175.

I have been riding for 47 years and have ridden everything from 1950s BSAs and AJS to modern sportbikes, HDs, Ducks, my own home built chopper... you name it. I have enjoyed the living shyt out of anything and everything with two wheels and a motor. So leave me alone with the HD bashing or Metric bashing if you are of such a mind. You only expose your ignorance.


OBAMA: “To avoid being mistaken for such a sellout I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets. When we ground out our cigarettes on the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure, we were alienated.”

Truly these college educated idiots live in an irony free zone. While sitting in college with their every need paid for by SOMEONE ELSE they attack and criticize the very society that gave these narcissistic looters a free ride. Losers who never did a single valuable thing in their lives, living off their parents’ nickel and middle-class taxpayer funded scholarships, whining about how terrible the nation is. Spoiled rotten subhuman waste. Lord how I hate them. Snivelling cowards and draft dodgers.



“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion—when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.” –Ayn Rand

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. --- John Stewart Mill

If the government were in charge of the Sahara, there would be a shortage of sand.--- longtermmemmory

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ---George Orwell

One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. -- Bertrand Russell

“I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” -— Ronald Reagan, Reason Magazine, July 1975

Other quotes I like, but have lost the attributions for:

"Really. What is the Democrat Party's legacy in America? Civil War. Jim Crow. Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers in foreign wars the same Democrats promised never to send our boys to. Never mind the Nation’s impending bankruptcy. That they have the gall to criticize anyone else indicates a classic case of group narcissism. Regardless of what the Republicans or Whigs or Federalists may have done that's execrable, the Democrats really need to shut up."

I’d rather go hunting with Cheney, than driving with Kennedy!

So remember, the next time you have a headache, punch someone in the nose. It will make your headache go away. Well, not really. But if you can’t be happy, it’s not fair that they are. This seems to be the essence of the liberal argument, or even their entire philosophy.