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    Re: Double de-clutching

    We still mow here with an AC model B, it's a grand old tractor. And you"re so right about the placement of the tongue when attempting a moving shift -- absolutely critical! :d
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    Re: not a troll

    When those topsides were designed with that much tumblehome, was it done with the comfort of the "rail meat" in mind?
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    Re: Double de-clutching

    I've always thought that shifting down without the clutch is pretty easy, but shifting up is trickier, as you have to listen and wait for the revs to come down on their own. I also think that it's an...
  4. Re: Ford’s Shelby GT500 Ditches the Manual Transmission

    You say driving, I say that with an automatic, it's just "steering".

    Sorry, but I'm flying my old fart flag proudly today ;)
  5. Re: Ford’s Shelby GT500 Ditches the Manual Transmission

    I'm quite sure that's true, but can I ask -- where's the fun in that? Suppose in twenty years time they make a GT500 with AI capabilities that will allow it to lap any race course quicker than...
  6. Re: Trump gave Putin the 'gift of the century' in plain sight ...

    Just another "Imagine if Obama had done that!" moment. All the right wing bloativators would have been soiling their britches, clutching their pearls, and calling for his public hanging.
  7. Re: Libertarian loudmouth chooses socailist healthcare

    Shoot, -- Norman beat me by 4 minutes, sad. ;)
  8. Libertarian loudmouth chooses socailist healthcare

    Rand Paul decides to have his hernia healed where healthcare is not a capitalist endeavor.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425222-rand-paul-to-have-surgery-in-canada

    And here I thought...
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    Re: nice old boats

    When I was a wee lad, the livery boats my Dad had for our family business were Old Town skiffs from Maine, and they looked a lot like that one -- lovely little boat!
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    Re: #16 Elk Hair Caddis

    My older boy is tying mostly muskie streamers lately, even Mr Magoo would have no trouble lashing those on. :D
  11. Re: Full President Trump's transcript for those that missed it .

    I guess he gave up on the bold "emergency action" he was going to take, nary a word about it.

    More's the pity -- I was hoping to see that blow up in his face like a loaded cigar.
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    Re: Arby's Corned Beef Reuben

    Do I dare to suggest -- the open face Reuben?

    A really loaded Reuben (IMHO) is too messy to pick up and eat -- I prefer to attack it with tools. A good 1" slab of bread on the bottom, rye usually,...
  13. Thread: Hah!

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    Re: Hah!

    :arg Ya got me.......:d
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    Re: Americans abroad

    Ugly American Exceptionalism?
  15. Thread: Hah!

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    Re: Hah!

    When was the last time you imagine 45 opened his own mail?
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    Re: Kentucky. 2 observations. . .

    Now I feel less bad about filling up with my LP fridge lit :d
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    Re: Gas hot water heater on fritz.

    Jesus! A thermocouple should be less than $10!
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    Re: Hip - Hip - Hurah for Nancy Pelosi .

    Man, I can just hear the heads exploding in Foxland over that one picture. :d

    And on Jefferson's Koran too -- now that is a feel-good story for the inclusionists out there. Congress starts to look...
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    Re: Hip - Hip - Hurah for Nancy Pelosi .

    She looks like a real, serious, and experienced politician to me, and I mean that in the best sense.

    And as zeppelin Trumpenberg approaches the mooring at Lakehurst, (with first officer Pence on...
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    Re: Brake rotors evaluation

    I haven't had a rotor/disc turned in years, they are so cheap now, we just replace them. But what to do with the old ones? They are obviously too good to just throw out. I have a huge pile of them...
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    Re: Gas hot water heater on fritz.

    Does it have one of those GODDAMN Honeywell control valves, the ones with the blinking LED light? If so, I probably know WAY more about your problem than I want to.

    Unlike the old (used for what,...
  22. Re: "Cable guy" confedential -- working class America

    Yes, that was great. I also enjoyed the bit where she "tuned-up" the handsy rich guy with a linesmans pliers across the nose. That would get your attention. Overall though, it's a pretty sad story of...
  23. "Cable guy" confedential -- working class America

    This is a fairly long read from Huff Post, but it is one of the most remarkable stories I've come across in some time. If you're interested, see it here:
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    Re: Question for Joe So Cal

    The only thing Cracker Barrel has going for it is that they let let you overnight with your camper in their lots. And as so, I feel duty-bound to eat there when we do that, but it's never a treat. If...
  25. Re: Some Thoughts on Tribalism (originally for Sobell)

    Have you ever heard of drug resistant bacteria? How does that happen in your world model? Did God decided that inventing penicillin was somehow impertinent, and we needed to be punished for it?
  26. Re: driver (sole occupant) completely injury free

    For that BMW, good thing that 1 is the loneliest number ;)
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    Re: Paul Ryan's goodbye speech?

    Yes, with qualifications. Whatever you think of Hastert, he was much more successful in moving his caucus to get things done. Even if (like me) you believe that those things were awful, he was an...
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    Re: two scoops surrenders to ISIS

    "Declare victory -- and leave" Oldest trick in the book ;)
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    Re: Paul Ryan's goodbye speech?

    Exactly, Ayn Rand and Christianity are mutually exclusive.
  30. Re: Do you think THE WALL is now a crushed dream?

    The Republicans had 2 years holding all the handles of power, and it didn't get off the ground, should we expect that it will now?
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    Re: Paul Ryan's goodbye speech?

    An empty suit, and likely the most incompetent Speaker of the House in my lifetime, in short, a grade-one doofus. Also, the very worst kind of anti-matter, bizzaro-Christian, who's hypocrisy can only...
  32. Re: Do you think Sarah Sander's will ever work for a respectable news organization ..

    No!

    But she’ll be welcomed at Fox.
  33. Re: the spontaneous emergence of order from disorder illustrated

    Interesting! I think the key here is that the table that they are on is not ridged, but suspended so as to allow them to resonate into sync.
  34. Re: What does "Kryss I Blackströmmen" mean?

    That looks altogether familiar. I've done that very thing for years, short-tacking small sailboats through narrow, granite, pine fringed channels here in the Thousand Islands. I'm sure anybody here...
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    Re: NJ Democratic Gerrymander.

    The real evidence against "both sides-ism" is that most progressive minded folks are going to be appalled by this move in New Jersey, I am. Forgive me, but you will be hard-pressed to find...
  36. Re: There is no way I will miss this - Peter Jackon's WWI documentary

    Isn’t it amazing how seeing those clips in color and running at “natural” speed changes your perception? Suddenly, those are real people, doing what people do, not just odd moving images.
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    Re: new 130' wooden motoryacht

    Bullseye :D
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    Re: Wind power investment.

    The folks around here in NNY fight wind turbines like they are an invading Mongol horde. They never seem to run out of reasons why they are dangerous and detrimental. What it boils down to is that...
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    Re: Feadship 62 ft Motor Yacht 1961

    Oh my, all that and Gardners too — very nice ��
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    Re: Sealed indictment?

    According to Politico, the latest thinking is that this action has to do with some party fighting a subpoena. Care to speculate just who that might be???? ;<)
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    Re: schooner v cutter

    It does look as if a squall has just struck both boats, and a prudent skipper probably should have struck that topsail when there was time.
  42. Re: a big twin twin triumph for lee baxter

    I wonder how well that second bank of cylinders cools? It has to be a warm wind blowing back there.

    Impressive work on that primary cover though, no doubt.
  43. Re: An Experiment that Turned Conservatives Into Liberals

    There's a ring of truth to that. It speaks to gun ownership too, it has always seemed to me that those clutching so desperately to their firearms were doing so out of fear, no?
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    Re: Butina flipped!

    Build THAT wall!
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    Re: Newsweek, Trump will resign.

    Daily News headline on that day —-

    NYS AG says they will be waiting — famous prison to be renamed “Donnemora”.
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    Re: Trump vomits up a tweetstorm

    Jeepers, methinks someone here has been inhaling too deeply of the contrails emanating from 45's portly fuselage.

    See, it's true -- that stuff will warp your mind!
  47. Re: The Country May be Saved by Ineptitude

    Or, as John Oliver calls it -- "Stupid Watergate".
  48. Re: japan's first iron clad - a civil war thread

    Now sailing a sea of crushed stone. I wonder if that shouldn't be the fate of the USS Olympia as well, I understand it is in a bad way.
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    Re: Good Woman With a Gun.

    Yeah, like that cop in Dallas who was on the wrong floor, walked into somebody else's apartment, and shot him dead as a doornail.

    Fancy shootin' there toots!
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    Re: Good Woman With a Gun.

    Don't be a Debbie Downer -- these kinds of stories are stiffy material for the gun fondlers.
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