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  • Swansonic

    If 55 is a minimum speed, I’m OK with that….

    • noncom

      When it was 55, I just thought it was a suggestion….

    • Erik

      Heh. 55 is too slow for freeways, period. The best freeway experience I’ve ever had was on the Autobahn – no speed limit at all between towns.

      • John Smith

        There were more limits than you expect and once the wall fell and the Trabis started clogging the roads…

        Of course when driving isn’t treated as a right, with high training, license and maintenance costs it helps. In the US, on the other hand….

  • JTC

    Fast and furious…I like it.

  • David Cordes LHP

    my prayers are with you and your father, I wish the very best for both of you.

  • Pamela

    55 max speed?
    That poor excuse for a female would never understand the feeling of a 4 barrel Holley on a 455 BB or the growl, rumble and vibrations of one of these : http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/barracuda.html

    She’s not right in the head and is missing her soul.
    She’s not only not fit to be President, she’s not fit to drive.
    Pull her license.

    I agree with Sam. I can’t drive 55.

    • FJZappa

      I can’t believe that this woman has driven an automobile in 30 years.

      • jackdeth72

        Yes…..

        But Hillary’s chauffeurs on several occasions have sideswiped pedestrians at more than 55mph!

    • Oh, good, American car companies are reviving classic names for new designs. Again. Wasn’t the Charger bad enough?

      I recall one remark made to a fellow proud of his GTO: “That’s a great car. You can pass anything but a gas station.” Heh.

      • eon

        There should be a bumper sticker that says

        REAL CHARGERS ONLY HAVE TWO DOORS

        As for the Camaro/Firebird family, it’s always had an identity crisis. Pony car? Euro-style Grand Tourer? Muscle car? Post-modern PC runabout? What?

        Now, it’s a muscle car that looks totally Foosified. And if you’re merging behind it, the driver hasn’t got a hope in hell of seeing you.

        BTW, I’m the previous owner of a ’73 Firebird and an ’85 Camaro, so I speak from experience with the breed.

        I want my ’67 Mustang back.

        clear ether

        eon

  • Bill M

    Just another thing to highlight the reasons to not sit out the election, and if you deem necessary, hold your nose and vote for the other party. Don’t waste your vote on a “third” party. For better or worse, the winner will come from one of the two major parties. One choice is a blow hard; the other is a liar and a crook (and a 55 mph speed limit). Fifty-five…really?

    • NVTGC. Not Voting Trump Guarantees Clinton.

    • pyrodice

      If I vote at all, given the situation, it’ll be for Lee Harvey Oswald.

      • Norm

        If you don’t vote at all, might as well pull the lever for the Clinton beast.

  • KenH

    The beastbitch won’t be bring back anything. She’ll be dead or in chains in 8 months

    • Let us pray.

    • Norm

      We can dream.

  • LifeofTheMind

    Now be fair. There are times when you should slow down to 55 or even lower. When pumping gas for example, or changing tires, or when rare wonders of nature are crossing, such as ducklings and turtles and nice girls unicorns and virgins.

    • Grape

      A virgin is someone who has never done 55 mph+ in the back seat.

      Remember swivel bucket seats? There was a practical use for those – they helped you get in and out, in and out.

      • Pamela

        I thought that was the reason for the hand straps in the “backseat” of the old VW Bugs…

        • billf

          Wow,Pamela,you really are one of us!!

          • Pamela

            I don’t remember the make, but there was a car from the late 50s or early 60s that when you moved the front bench seat forward, you could the put the back down and it meet the rear seat. Great for road trips and sleeping under the stars.

          • Merle

            Dad’s 1960 Rambler station wagon was like thst – fold the seats down & wall to wall party room…….

    • Erik

      As P.J. O’Rourke puts it, “55 MPH is the speed at which a spirited person parallel parks, not motors to Chicago.”

  • Bill G

    One more reason emphasizing the need to vote.
    Even if it is Donny Boy vs. Cankles.
    The rest of the ticket is going to be vital this year, so support any conservatives available to you.

    • markm

      So the Donald hired a gun-rights advocate to create a web page for him. Is that how he felt about it before he decided to run as a Republican? I doubt it. Is this what he’ll actually try to do if elected? I doubt that even more.

      As bad as he might be, he’s still better than Hillary or the Commie. That’s without even considering Hillary’s negative that overrides all other issues – someone who feloniously compromised national security rather than learn to read her e-mail on a different device is utterly unacceptable as commander-in-chief.

      But no matter who gets elected President, we’ll need a Congress that’s willing to restrain him. (“Him” if it might be Hillary? At this point, what difference does it make?) We’ve elected would-be Stalins and Hitlers before – Wilson, LBJ, Nixon, at least – but a dictatorship is impossible within our system without at least one of the other branches laying down on the job.

      • NotYetInACamp

        2 branches have laid down for one already, and submitted.

        Here is the Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives giving the Muslim hijrah jihad invasion and conquest by emigration Muslim Army further support in its many times publicly stated goal of invading and conquering the United States of America and installing Sharia Law as the governing method. This emigration conquest has been occurring during all of Islam since Mohamed started Islam by the immigration and slaughtering conquest of what is now called Medina. So they still do as the ‘prophet’ did.

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/19/paul-ryan-tells-sean-hannity-will-not-support-cuts-muslim-immigration-thats-not/

        Either Ryan is a traitor to the USA or a useful idiot.
        Speaker Ryan’s actions condemn him.

        The way Ryan is, is a destroyer of the USA, right alongside Obama, Islam, La Reconquista, La Raza, etc…

    • Steveb919

      He got that right.

  • GWB

    The current decrees from the Emptyeror are pushing the states to consider weaning themselves from the national teat. A return of 55mph might push folks over the edge.

  • SteveInCO

    I couldn’t do 55 even in a freakin’ Toyota Tercel, much less the cars I have now (which aren’t muscle cars, but do have a fair amount of testicular fortitude).

  • eon

    “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    As with Orwell’s 1984, progressives never get that the behavior of the looters in AS is not intended as a How-To For Utopia.

    But of course, their all-consuming hatred of everyone else who isn’t exactly like them invariably overrides anything resembling common sense.

    clear ether

    eon

    • B Woodman

      Eon,
      (THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE)
      Thank you for quoting AR / AS. I can never get enough.

      (I wonder if I can get Lulu.com to print just the “Galt’s Radio Speech” portion of AS as a stand-alone? I’ve tried to contact the ARI (Ayn Rand Institute) to do it, and all I get is crickets. It’s a great intro to the basics of AR’s Objectivism.)

  • Next it will be a daily allotment of toilet paper, and then water use, and then soda pop consumption, and then. Damn! Utopia sure is restrictive!

    • Pamela

      What’s the tipping point for bouncing these yoyos into the abyss? Outlawing Sex? Major League Sports.? Time to make them STOP.

      • eon

        A writer back in the Cold War days said that the USSR would be most dangerous when its leaders became convinced that they could get away with literally anything, with no risk of consequences. This was in 1977, and Afghanistan, etc., kicked off within 36 months.

        Similarly, after 7 years of The One & Co., the likes of Hillary think that there’s nothing they can’t make the American people submit to. Even without the threat of random executions. (By somebody other than the gang-bangers who are already doing it every day, that is.)

        The result could be an entire government composed essentially of psychotics and criminal sociopaths. All of whom are refusing to take their meds.

        It could look a lot like planet Beta III in the C-111 system when USS Enterprise arrived trying to find out what happened to the USS Archon a century earlier.

        With somebody like Hillary as Landru.

        “Festival! FESTIVAL! WAHHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!”

        (etc.)

        Every. Single. Night.

        Contemplate that for a while.

        clear ether

        eon

    • eon

      Except for the Capitol Party/Ruling Class.

      Read Codevila, or watch any of the Hunger Games movies.

      To the enlightened elite’, Utopia is most of the human race living in the Middle Ages, reigned over by News From Nowhere-y Max Quordlepleen types living in 30th Century splendor, protected by Imperial Stormtroopers.

      That way, they can gibber, wang, babble incoherently, scream pithy things like “IMAMURA! SHFLORNGBLATCH YOURSELF!”, and feel good about themselves, basking in the warmth of the superiority radiating from their souls.

      After all, if Imamura can’t figure out what the Hell he’s supposed to do, they can always have him executed for disobedience to the Gods.

      “Government is God.

      I am Government.

      Therefore, I am God.”

      Doped, crazy and unstable may be no way for a sensible person to go through life, but who ever said they were sensible?

      clear ether

      eon

  • Sammy Hagar? Pu-lease. Ptttthhhhh!!!

    Diamond Dave is the only way to go when you’re talking Van Halen…

    • noncom

      Hagar and the song were pre Van Halen….always respected Hagar over Dave because Hagar was a musician….Dave was an outcast from “Chip and Dales”….

  • Hmmm, Sam would definitely have made an awesome 80’s music video babe.

    You know, back when MTV played music videos with good bands, awesome cars, and hot babes.

    • Pamela

      And auto-tuning wasn’t around to make sure everyone was in key and the band knew at least four chords…

  • Delilah T

    Here’s a little heads up for all of you. I got a non-postmarked piece of mail today from someone in a nearby village. I opened it, only to find out that while my name and address are on the envelope and letter, it’s addressed to ‘Dear = = = Voter’.

    It comes from turnoutpac dot org. If you look at their website, they are connected to the democraps, despite what the disclaimer line says at the bottom of the letter.

    The summary of the content is that the PAC sending it out is doing research for how to get more people out to vote. I found several places online indicating that this is the start of a solicitation for campaign funds.

    Remember that: turnoutpac dot org. If they show up where you live, SEND THEM PACKING.

    On another note, it was Richard Nixon who invoked the 55MPH speed limit directly as a response to the Arab oil embargo in 1974. That was the year that gas went from 50 cents /gallon to 75 cents/gallon and we were horrified by the gossip that it might rise to $1.00 /gallon. I hope I’m not the only person who remembers the release of the Chevrolet Chevette.

    Now there is a glut of oil, OPEC is in disarray, and Venezuela’s communist government has mismanaged its resources so badly that it is flat broke and inflation in that country is expected to rise to 1642% (not a joke!) before the end of this year.

    This is what communism, thinly disguised as socialism, will do to this country.

    I do not care how much you dislike Trump. Do not let the witch or the sandbagger win.

  • Old Codger

    Somehow I doubt that the double nickel will be any better received (or more observed) this time than the last. I suspect that it caused the boom in radar detectors and the development of jammers. It is even easier today to build a jammer than it was 40 years ago.

    If Hildabeast attempts to impose such an atrocity it will cause a huge backlash. For me, it will mean that the time required for a trip to see my son in New Mexico will go up by nearly 50% as most of the way is on I-10 with a speed limit of 80mph. It’s a good 700 miles from my house to his. What with stops for fuel and food – plus pee breaks etc. – it’s a good 11-12 hour trip as it is. Add 50% to that and the trip turns into 16-18 hours. That means we’d almost certainly have to stop somewhere and sleep; turning it into a 2 day drive. I have to cross half of Texas and when I hit the NM border I am less than 90 miles from my son’s house. At 55 even that part would talke almost 2 hours instead of a bit over an hour at 80mph.

  • eon

    A car-savvy friend of mine said that the most likely reason is to make electric and hybrid cars more “salable”. After all, if no one is allowed to go more that 100KPH (about 62 MPH), non-gasoline-engined vehicles look competitive.

    Until you find out that below 65, a gas/electric “hybrid” is running almost entirely on electric, and will run its battery flat in about 30 miles.

    I’m expecting a President Hillary to mandate that at least half of each car company’s production and sales every year be “green” non-IC vehicles. Aiming for a gradual phase-out of the internal combustion engine, as per Gore’s book Earth in the Balance.

    Expect it to “backfire” badly, as the price of everything goes up due to transportation costs skyrocketing, combined with the serial failure of retailers’ “Just in Time” delivery systems. Especially on perishable foods.

    And that could get both dangerous and ugly. Especially in major cities. EBT cards won’t do her constituents much good if there’s nothing in the stores to “buy” with them.

    You might want to stock up on canned goods and MREs. Just in case.

    clear ether

    eon

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