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Originally Posted by Mellowicious
Pirsig was probably most of the reason I bought a motorcycle lo these many years ago. I didn’t keep it long; I lived in a mountainous tourist area, and blind curves, Winnebagoes, and inexperienced riders don’t go well.

Not exact, but close: “What is Quality, Phaedrus, and what is not Quality? Need we ask someone to tell us these things?”
"Big Red", my BMW1150, is currently in the shop on a recall. I discovered the recall, fortunately only a few miles from the house, when the right side of the bike started spewing gasoline.... Immediately pulled into an I-Hop parking lot, and started calling for a tow and shop to take it to. Ironically, almost every shop is very behind because there have been so many mechanics and techs that are out with COVID symptoms...

I still have my "Little Blackie" in operating order. It had been 3 years (with one short exception) since either motorcycle had left the garage. A friend offered to help me replace batteries and get them in working order. We got the batteries on Tuesday, I spent Wednesday replacing fluids, and doing my T-CLOCs, so Thursday was ride day. I forgot how much I love riding until I got a block from the house. wink


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Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich
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I don’t know about any of you but I absolutely want this in my front yard if china wants to get rid of it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-built-massive-190-foot-055411493.html


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
I don’t know about any of you but I absolutely want this in my front yard if china wants to get rid of it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-built-massive-190-foot-055411493.html
Go on, you!

He is an extremely handsome and virile chap - did he fight for the Confederacy?


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My dearly departed wife Martha loved lawn tchotchkes. Meanwhile I am pondering the news about the recent Texas abortion developments combined with the Mexican Supreme Court decision upon that. And I am thinking about “never the twain shall meet.”

Entre los Dos Fronteras.

Is that true?


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Are you suggesting that we give Texas back to Mexico in order to resolve the abortion issue?


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Nah. Give ‘em the conservatives. Without Moses, they’ll just get lost in the desert.

Ps: And with that big Chinese tchotchke, your roses will never see sunlight again.

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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
I don’t know about any of you but I absolutely want this in my front yard if china wants to get rid of it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-built-massive-190-foot-055411493.html
They'll send it to you, C.O.D.

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