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  • But…those video’s were faked! Just like the moon landing!

    Yes, the shadow knows, and so does the Son. There will be vengeance.

  • eon

    The only thing more dangerous than a genocidal fanatic is a delusional “visionary”.

    Because in the latter’s case, you’re dealing with someone who is basically living in a fantasy world inside his own head. Which means that the real world is at best something he ignores because it’s not real to him, and at worst he resents because he is annoyed or even enraged by its seeming refusal to do his bidding. (Like Helmuth commanding “Comb Trenco, inch by inch”- if you know the Lensman novels, you know what a “recreational impossibility” that was.)

    The most dangerous thing about the delusional visionary, other than the fact that he only listens to the voices in his head, is that when he’s tee’d off, he is apt to do things which case catastrophic damage, with no regard for others. The reason being that to him, those others aren’t “really real”, anyway, so their welfare or even continued existence just doesn’t matter to him.

    The delusional visionary is the sort who could nuke a city with a clear conscience, by later arguing that no one can now prove it ever existed to begin with.

    And in his mental universe, he’s absolutely correct. And to him, that’s the only Universe that actually exists.

    clear ether

    eon

    • Lucius Severus Pertinax

      Clear Ether??
      Could this be an E. E. Smith fan?? 😉

      • Tom Z

        Look at the last two lines of the second paragraph.

      • MasterDiver

        QX!

        • Bill G

          Make sure your DeLameters are hot and tight.

      • Richard McEnroe

        By Klono’s Brass Orbs, I think you’re right!
        Hot jets, Lensman!

    • Kinnison

      Thank God, I am NOT alone! I have a SF library of over 2,200 volumes, but I occasionally go back and read the classics to remind myself where it all started, and “Doc” Smith is where I end up. I just finished rereading all of the “Skylark” stuff a couple of weeks ago. There’s a reason that my on-line comment handle is Kinnison. “Clear Ether” indeed…

      • Chris Muir

        I went on a paperback reading spree when I was 10, all of ERB, Robert E. Howard, Dune series, Fred Saberhagen, you name it, read ’em all in a year flat.Failed math in 7th grade because I read ’em under the desk in class, too.I still have every book!

        • azscram

          We had the same reading list at around the same age… Seems that part of the problem in today’s world is that no one reads anymore, so they have forgotten how to think for themselves.

        • Pamela

          I was hooked on the Dracula Series

          • S Hooks

            You might enjoy The Saint-Germaine Chronicles, and the others in the series by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. From the 1980’s, it was a combination of vampire fantasy and historical fiction through different eras, written for adults, not like the “angsty teen” stuff of today. Here’s a link to check out: http://www.amazon.com/Saint-Germaine-Chronicles-Chelsea-Quinn-Yarbro/dp/B000AWQNFY

  • Kafiroon

    What in the world did she “Crink” in that quad?

    • OpenTheDoor

      Due to the torque required to keep them in there, the different expansion coefficients of brass/steel and alum, adding in the washing because of the constant flow of fuel, the jets, as do other screws in the throats, often “crink” when loosened.
      Raced M/Cs in the 60/70’s might be below sea level one race, above sea level the next and at sea level the next, we were always changing jets.
      “Crink” is about as accurate as I can describe the sound made when you break the threads loose, it is in the middle of a little megaphone.
      Was that enough manslaining? Being an engineer, I’m prone to do that, my wife, also an engineer, rolls her eyes at me to signal time to cut it short, God I love her.

      • rooftop voter

        Fellow Engineer here, also old time Holley tuner ( gawd I’m old ).

        Never really gave it a thought, but that is really as accurate a word as I can think of also.

        Thank god for aftermarket EFI, now it is just tappety, tappety, tappety. 🙂

      • B Woodman

        I’m not an auto mechanic, particularly, but I’m mechanical enough to know exactly what that “crink” was. Made sense to me. The noise of a threaded screw/nut/bolt breaking loose.

      • Kafiroon

        Yes, OK. Sorry, the 750 with Le Mans float bowls on my 67 350 Shelby (one of the last out of Venice) never did that, but then that 289 ran for 4 years in an A Sedan Mustang in Region Six. Won class almost always, except when we did not run a full season.

  • LifeofTheMind

    You could claim that those national vendors refused to work for you because they heard a rumor that you were gay. Cheesecake or wedding cake, the story writes itself. As it is this sounds like you are being subjected to an illegal secondary boycott. We see a lot of those from the Left, like the BDS movement.

    Breitbart them. Beat them over the head with Alinsky’s Rules.

    • Don’t know about Chris, but I couldn’t see sending awards, force-made by people who hate me, to loyal supporters. Karma’s all wrong.

      • B Woodman

        Oh, I could. I would call it “irony”.
        And if you’ve ever read any Spider Robinson, you know that’s a hot one.
        (just to add to the literary theme today).

  • Dread

    Yah know Chris, like the old saying, F*CK them if they cant take a joke!

    • B Woodman

      How about, “joke ’em if they can’t take a fuck.”

  • That “little something on the lip” is totally expectable, what with being the reincarnation of Hitler and all.

    • Pamela

      You think he has a Doc shooting him up every day with wonder juice?

      • Jon

        There’s probably ‘snow’ on the moustache on occasion….*sniff!*

      • Tom W Harris

        Nah, that’s just Reggie.

  • Oh, and that link was wonderfully informative, if not new knowledge.

  • Iconoclast

    Given the sorts of places into which Ø_FusterCluck has its nose , a fungus on the upper lip is the least of its troubles.

  • Wulfenite

    The spotted owl will be protected from all harm. The delta smelt will be given California’s water and the lesser prairie chicken (grouse) will be saved even if we have to cripple large sections of the west. But just try to interfere with the daily systematic butchering of human children in this nation and you know the unholy wrath of the compassionate bleeding hearts of left. Killing a lion is so wrong, but killing babies makes the left purr.

  • Bill G

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts and minds of men?
    No one staying with the LSM, fa’ sure.

  • OpenTheDoor

    Look at it this way Chris, you have your red badge, you have been blooded in the culture war.
    “At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way. He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy. He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage.”
    The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane

  • bill3542

    is that a Carter AVS or AFB off the Charger she is working on?

    • steveb919

      Sam was underneath it yesterday so how did she come up with a carburetor?

  • B Woodman

    Thank you Chris, for today’s linked post. I used it today to rebut to a FB Planned Parenthood supporting twit who is trying to bludgeon me (and others, I’m sure) with a medical journal (New England Journal of Medicine?) article supporting PP. Basically the article attempts to conflate those (of us) who do not support and are attempting to defund PP, with being meanies against the women who are clients of PP.
    BOOM! Shotgun barrel one downrange!
    BOOM! Shotgun barrel two downrange!
    I wish I could copy-and-paste some of the article verbage, but I’m at work, and the system here won’t allow me into any FB. Maybe later, after work.

  • B Woodman

    “Sir? A little something on your lip.”

    I’d have to see the condition of the Preezy’s pants knees, and know where he’s been (boathouse?), to make comment on that.

  • capn

    I cannot tell from the image but I can clearly hear the ‘crink’ of the jets loosening in the throat of a four barrel. I only rebuilt one, a Holley quadrajet.

    Yesterday a comment was made about (I paraphrase) “What is Sam doing under the Charger all the time?” While the perspective may be a little misleading I (after living on south Texas caliche based back country roads) just assumed she was either adjusting or replacing the shocks and or the rear leaf spring mounting bolts. Excessive speed on caliche roads can make both necessary. Either one Might require the use of a “convincing tool”. (framing hammer)
    Caliche makes a durable road surface but it is prone to runoff gullies. Think of six inch speed bumps only laid at irregular angles to each other.
    Tires and suspension parts are sorely tried on the “dirt” back roads down in this part of the state. Those who can afford to own a tractor often regrade their drives to avoid just what Sam is ‘apparently’ (to me) doing.

  • Chris Muir

    You know those guys who ‘just know’ how to wire a house, swap out a transmission, rebuild engines, basically a natural mechanic/electrician?
    That’s not me.So I learn from Sam, via your comments!

    Last time I tried to fix a door, I ended up with a nail completely through my drawing hand. I are the Complete non-mechanical Dork®, but DBD readers are there for me!

    • Pecan Scandi

      My former wife’s brother quit school during the 10th grade. He never looked back. He became one of those “laying on of the hands” type mechanics. He was so good at it that he never lacked for work. He saved his money, bought his own garage and owns his own successful business. He is planning to retire early and enjoy the beaches in NE Florida.

  • slotcarken

    I want to know what Sam is doing with a HP series racing carb on that
    thing…

  • NotYetInACamp

    Yep. I heard that crink enough.

    My dear science fiction met ill fates at the hands of family over the years.

    Inventors run in the family as well as university professors and furriers and builders and farmers. A great grandfather built cars before Henry Ford in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. I prefer to think about alterations and repairs, or design them, but I can slowly do every job needed. I prefer hearing about the job well done that I requested. I have two restorations needing finishing and more than just starting out back. Holy Holly 4 Barrel with a Hurst speed shifter.

  • Big Jim

    I still say Sam needs a lift. A VEHICLE lift.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Yes. I had two experts in whatever they call what Goebbels did in his manipulation analyze my post about who Obama was and how he was similar to the Fuehrer in that they were popular with the people, lied, did throw a few bones to the people, and had blind faith believers. Also about how my Iron Cross awarded great uncle spoke out against him in Germany and his sister told him that a Brown Shirt friend of hers told her to tell my Great uncle and my Great Aunt to not come home that night if the Fuehrer won. that vote. He didn’t. And how after a German Bund meeting in Madison Square Garden before the WW2 where he spoke against what the Fuehrer was doing, his mother was arrested in Germany and thrown in jail for a long time.
    What that man has done in North Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine is beginning to look like its culmination shall rival the lives disrupted and destroyed by the Fuhrer.

    No person has extended Islam as musch as Obama has extended Islam in the past years. Islam has no problem with millions dying so long as the effort to extend Islam has been made.

    Kosovo was conquered by Muslim emigration (illegally) back in the 1920’s. NATO finalized that conquest by bombing Christians in Serbia and Kosovo a few years back.

    Obama has worked hard to put that stash on. The Muslim Brotherhood was the Nazi Germany’s ally in WW2.
    The experts were commenting to each other weeks after the post. I slightly engaged them to ensure that I knew who generically they were. Obama was a construct and all press and publicity was completely managed and controlled. That control was willingly by the MSM press. This is a well planned war against us.

  • So, here I was, happy to know the swag was coming in a month or so, and what should arrive in today’s mail but a signed version of the ‘toon I sponsored…wife loves it and has already framed it. Thanks, Chris!

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