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Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday's Ride - 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Super-Charged "Guild TV Star"

Positive thinking

As 2018 comes to a close hope reigns eternal

The road

The road I have traveled was not straight and narrow but rather filled with challenging curves, u-turns and dead ends yet I survived the challenges and I am still here. I know the only reason I survived was the support of my family, my belief in me and my love of life. Giving up would have been easy while starting over presented challenges, new challenges, a reason to exist, to explore, to develop and an opportunity to grow. Anyone can do it, I am not special, it doesn’t have to be big or spectacular you just have to find that one thing no matter how small that creates desire but whatever you do get up in the morning, wash, shave if you’re a man, do makeup if you’re a woman, comb your hair and get dressed it will inspire you.

R. Hawkins. (administrator)

Best Panhandler

Thanks Ivan

Fog, rain clouds and sunset - from Dec 21st

After freezing rain overnight and downpours all day, the sun was doing its best to come out for sunset.

Picture from my parking spot and my driveway

Thanks Ivan

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday's Ride - 1980 Triumph TR8 Gateway Classic Cars of Houston #1051

Ontario Proud is a subversive group of bottom feeders

The simpletons at Ontario Proud claim that the government's talking points are debunked based on a Global News article.
Maybe they weren't reading the same article, but they are absolutely wrong. The data proves that a carbon tax will be effective in reducing CO2 emissions starting in the first year.
We're going to use the data they shared to prove it.
The title states:
"Trudeau’s carbon tax on gas won’t motivate Canadians to switch to fuel-efficient transportation: Ipsos poll" (1)
For those of you who read the article on, you will know how misleading headlines can be. In fact, because of this, I don't think Ontario Proud even bothered to read the article and they are counting on their supporters to skip it also.
The poll found that nearly 1 in 5 Canadians (18%) would be motivated in the first year to switch to a more fuel-efficient car of find alternative transporation.
That is a significant number. It's difficult to motivate Canadians to do anything so getting 1 in 5 Canadians to change their transportation based on a 4.42 cent/litre price on gas is huge.
The average Canadian produces nearly 3 times the average CO2 emissions of a G20 member at 22 tonnes per year vs the 8 tonne average. (2)
We know that the transportation sector in Canada is responsible for about 27% of total GHG emissions. (3)
So here is the basic math. 27% x 18%= 4.86%
In year 1, just based on the average Canadian household's transportation, we have 5% of Canadian carbon output in play.
Lets say about half of those people start car pooling, biking, walking or taking public transportation and about half switch to electric, hybrid or other fuel efficient vehicles. This is speculative and we will try to obtain more hard data if it exists but we could possibly expect a 3% drop in CO2 emissions in year 1 just based on a gas price increase of 4.42 cents/Litre.
Factor in the other 73% of GHG emissions, industry and business initiatives, government programs using the 10% of the rebate held for green programs and it is not a stretch to believe we could achieve a 5% reduction in CO2 emissions in the first year of a carbon tax.
That would reduce our GHG emissions to approximately 1995 levels in 1 year. (4) That sounds like a great start to meeting our Paris targets. Certainly better than the Pay and Pray strategy of Doug Ford and the Conservatives.
Ontario Proud should read more than the headlines before making claims. Otherwise we will continue to embarass them. Jeff Ballingall might need to go back to school for some remedial math.

Video of dancing Toronto airport worker goes viral

BEWARE About Online Shopping

Please be careful about what you buy online.
If you do buy stuff online, please check out the seller very carefully.
One of our known senior members just lost $4,000, plus tax, on a penis enlarger.
The bastards sent him a Magnifying Glass!!!
The only instructions that came along with it were: "DO NOT USE IN  SUNLIGHT!'
Thanks Ralph

A Little Laughter for the Soul ----

Social Security

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for
Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's
to verify my age.

I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I
the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come
back later.

The woman said, "Unbutton your shirt."

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me," and
she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the
Social Security office.

She said, "You should have dropped your pants... you might have gotten
disability, too."

Thanks Norman

Mexico agrees to pay for Wall !!!!

Thanks Pat

On the way home from Drummondville , 7 more nearby.

Thanks Odette

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday's Ride - 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Woodie

Rest In Peace Randy

I just found out that friend and contributor Randy Warriner past away suddenly last week.

My condolences to Dapne and family

How Is Noreen Doing?

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked, 

"Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number?" The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said "Noreen, Room 302."

The operator replied, "Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "Oh, I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Noreen is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal, and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged on Tuesday."

The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful! I was so worried. God bless you for the good news." The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Noreen your daughter?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Noreen in 302. No one tells me shit."
Thanks Shirley

Buckwheat Zydeco - Buck's Nouvelle Jole Blon

Dilemma........ (WCI)

A student asked his Professor "What is the definition of a Dilemma?"
The Professor said "The best way to define that is to consider this. Imagine that you are lying in bed with a beautiful naked woman on one side of you and a naked gay man on the other side. Who are you going to turn your back on?"

Thanks Randy


Proof That The World Is Nuts!
In   Lebanon , men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.

(Like THAT makes sense.)


In   Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.

(Do they look different reversed?)


Muslims   are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.

(A brick?)


The penalty for masturbation in   Indonesia   is decapitation. (Glad I don't live in Indonesia!)

(Much worse than 'going blind!')


There are men in   Guam   whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and   deflower   young virgins, who pay them   for the privilege of having sex for the first time.

Reason: Under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.

(Let's just think for a minute: Is there  
any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)


In   Hong Kong , a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands.

The husband's illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.

(Ah! Justice!)


Topless saleswomen are legal in   Liverpool, England   - but only in tropical fish stores.

(But of course!)


In   Cali, Colombia , a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her   mother   must be in the room to witness the act.

(Makes one shudder at the thought.)


In   Santa Cruz, Bolivia , it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.

(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)


In   Maryland , it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Condoms may be dispensed from a vending machine only in places where alcoholic beverages   are sold for consumption on the premises.'

(Is this a great country or what?)

Well,.... not as great as Guam!


Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Who volunteers for these tests?)


The   Ant   can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

(From drinking little bottles of ???)

(Did our Government pay for this research??)


Butterflies   taste with their feet.

(Ah, geez.)


An   Ostrich's   eye is bigger than its brain.

(I know some people like that.)


Starfish   don't have brains.

(I know some people like that, too.)

*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

And, the best for last?

Turtles   can breathe through their ass.

(And I thought I had bad breath in the morning!)

Thank you all for reading this.

If you need to reach me in the future, I will be
in   Guam !!!!!!

Thanks Norman

When the Newfys get laid off

When two Newfoundlanders get laid off

Paddy and Mick worked together in St. John's and
Both were laid off, so they went to the unemployment

When asked his occupation, Paddy answered, "Panty
Stitcher. I sew the elastic onto ladies cotton panties and thongs."

The clerk looked up panty stitcher on his computer
And finding it classified as unskilled labor, he gave him $80 a week unemployment pay.

Mick was next and when asked his occupation replied, "Diesel fitter."

Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Mick $160 a week.

When Paddy found out he was furious. He stormed back in to the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his pay.

The clerk explained, "Panty Stitchers are unskilled and Diesel Fitters are skilled labor."

"What skill?" yelled Paddy. "I sew the elastic on the panties and the thongs. Mick puts them over his head and says: "Yep, diesel fitter!"

Thanks Ivan

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday's Ride - 2019 Corvette ZR1 Review-America's Widow Maker

One more reason to not vote for Scheer

Under the former Conservative government, as court documents in the Mike Duffy trial showed, some of the decisions in the Red Chamber were carried out at the direction of political staff in the Prime Minister's Office — a level of interference many felt undermined the chamber's independence and minimized its role as a complementary chamber of sober second thought.
Even today, Harder said, Tory senators are subjected to demands from the party leadership in the House of Commons, while their Liberal and Independent counterparts have cut formal party ties.

Trudeau's Senate rep takes issue with Scheer's plans for the Red Chamber

The problem with conservatives they are corporate shills

Climate change is the clearest case of Conservative rhetoric and action parting ways. There are few issues more important to future generations than limiting greenhouse gas emissions today to ensure a liveable planet tomorrow.
Yet the Conservative Party is devoting the bulk of its energy to opposing a carbon tax that most conservative economists believe is the most efficient way to curb emissions.

And when it comes to deficits, while the Tory leader is right that piling up debt today imposes unfair costs on the taxpayers of the future. He’s wrong about the degree to which the current level of federal debt is doing this. Ottawa’s debt-to-GDP ratio is by far the lowest of any Group of Seven government and it’s falling. At this rate, the country’s grandchildren will hardly be stooped under the bondholder’s yoke.

Globe editorial: Politicians are robbing from the future to pay for the present

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Elevator surprise

Thanks Ivan

Lee Benoit - Lacassine Special

The Land That Made Me - Me

Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,
For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see,
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson, and Zeppelins were not Led.
And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.
And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.
T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had no Crest with Fluoride,we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions
in the Land That Made Me, Me.
There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill
And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.
But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline we swear by Retin-A.
They send us invitations to join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.
So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.
If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history.
Hope you enjoyed this read as much as I did.

Thanks Kerry