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Offline furu

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2019, 04:00:11 PM »
And furu.. this statement by you, and I quote here  "So lets see: the 60plus crowd dies not get the reference" Are you trying to say something here, or a spelling mistake??

Was that a Freudian slip or just a bad typing error??????
 I try to proof read my posts before I hit send but not a very good job this time.  It is fixed.  THANKS
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 05:23:43 PM »
Red bridge.... Who would want a red bridge?
Someone enlighten us...

Googleing it I got....

REDBRIDGE BEER
Wertz's Bridge Wyomissing PA
Redbridge Debt & Treasury Advisor
Red Bridge Roller Rink
London Borough of Redbridge
Redbridge London Underground station
Millmont Red Bridge
Red Bridge Campground
Red Bridge Press
Red Bridge Animal Clinic
Red Bridge Retreat
Red Bridge Academy

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2019, 05:26:39 PM »
Was that a Freudian slip or just a bad typing error??????
 I try to proof read my posts before I hit send but not a very good job this time.  It is fixed.  THANKS

Awww... I kinda liked it the way it was..  And yes, I am in that crowd!

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2019, 07:18:39 PM »
Whoa, I didn't expect this.  Red is the communist color.  Back in the day the ultra liberals said they would rather be red than dead. Our bridges where green , before that silver and before that blue. At one time the public would not have allowed red.

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2019, 01:55:37 AM »
Actually back in my day they were just called communists, I must be older than you by a bit.  The term ultra liberal is a relatively new term. 

I never heard the  slogan "better red than dead"  the only slogan I heard was "better dead than red".    I Googled and apparently there were dueling slogans back in the day.  Where they were dueling it did not state but where I grew up you would have suffered immensely if you used the one slogan.
Of course I did not grow up in NY but in the Midwest where people tended to be a bit less radical, both then and now.

As to the bridges being red, are you stating that in NY they started painting the bridges red to indicate sympathy with the communists (USSR)  life style over the US way of life????
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2019, 08:27:50 AM »
Well all I know is I will only ever live in a "red" state anymore... just to keep away from those useless liberals!

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2019, 08:54:17 AM »
I owe an apology.  I jumped the gun and (clearly!) it was because the whole age thing is one of my biggest pet peeves. 

Harold, I understand now how you meant what you said.  Tone of voice is so hard to convey in the typed word.  You see how I took it, and I was wrong.  You owe me NO apology!  I owe YOU an apology for assuming (you see the first three letters in assume?) what you meant.  Sorry.

Furu, all you had to do was mention something about me "being a relative kid" and I was seeing a little red (no pun intended with red bridges and all!).  Sorry.

See?  I'm SO BAD at understanding people.  I find it so exhausting trying to understand people much of the time that it's just easier to be a hermit.  This is what comes naturally to me so I go with it.  I stay on my mountain surrounded by my old stuff and I'm relatively happy.

Speaking of old stuff, I just picked up an old lathe, open gear drive, no name tags or numbers anywhere on it.  I'm thinking it once had ID tags riveted somewhere but I don't find anything after scraping many layers of chipping paint off.  I estimate it to be from the late 20s, early 30s or so.  It has all the basic fixin's to turn parts.  It came from a fella the wife works with in the tool room and he never used it and wanted to make room for what he really wants and let me have it and a bunch of tooling and fixtures for $75.  It took me over 20 years but I finally have one.  Now to find an old milling machine and I'll be all set.

Sorry for the way I am, guys.  I simply can't help it sometimes.  I do try - I really do.  I appreciate your candor.  Thanks for that.  Eating crow sucks but it's what honest people need to do sometimes.  Others may have just remained silent for fear of looking foolish but I need to always stand up and be truthful and honest.

And AO - you're a rascal!  Your name reminds me of a junkyard that used to be around way back when.  I barely remember it.  There's a picture of it in one of the family albums, with a sign that says Ass O's Salvage.  Relative of yours?  ;) >:D

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2019, 09:06:33 AM »

And AO - you're a rascal!  Your name reminds me of a junkyard that used to be around way back when.  I barely remember it.  There's a picture of it in one of the family albums, with a sign that says Ass O's Salvage.  Relative of yours?  ;) >:D

I can be, and it might be a relative.. seems to fit doesn't it?

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 09:56:25 AM »
What it boils down to, in my mind, is how times change.  You would think [or I would] that with the failure of the communist empire , that we would want to preserve or freedoms here more than ever rather than expect or government to provide everything for us. 

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 01:57:06 PM »
Red had been associated with communism for as long as I can remember, to this day I still hear red china used .

we always associated the slogan I would rather he dead than red, with hair color. lol

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2019, 02:30:54 PM »
I know when I first heard the red state blue state thing 20 years back I  was confused as  the convention had always been that red was for liberal/democrats and blue was for conservative/Republican. 
Boy was I ever wrong with that interpretation.

I have never looked up what the derivation was as to how it came into being until just now.  Now I know.  It was the news media who coined the term red state blue state and the fact that it reversed the long standing convention and who did it tells me all I need to know as to the bias and why he did it. 

AGENDA'S

There is always an agenda from both sides but the agenda to sow confusion with the intent to mislead in most cases seems to be one-sided and media related.

See Below from Wikipedia

"Red state" and "Blue state"

Since the 2000 United States presidential election, red states and blue states have referred to states of the United States whose voters predominantly choose either the Republican Party (red) or Democratic Party (blue) presidential candidates.   Since then, the use of the term has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as liberal and those perceived as conservative.  Examining patterns within states reveals that the reversal of the two parties' geographic bases has happened at the state level, but it is more complicated locally, with urban/rural divides associated with many of the largest changes.

All states contain both liberal and conservative voters (i.e. they are "purple") and only appear blue/red on the electoral map because of the winner-take-all system used by most states in the Electoral College.   However, the perception of some states as "blue" and some as "red" was reinforced by a degree of partisan stability from election to election—from the 2000 election to the 2004 election, only three states changed "color" and as of 2016 fully 38 out of 50 states have voted for the same party in every presidential election since the red/blue terminology was popularized in 2000.

The choice of colors reverses a long-standing convention of political colors whereby red symbols (such as the red flag or red star) are associated with left-wing politics and right-wing movements often choose blue as a contrasting color.   Indeed, until the 1980s Democrats were often represented by red and Republicans by blue.   According to The Washington Post, the terms were coined by journalist Tim Russert during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election. That was not the first election during which the news media used colored maps to depict voter preferences in the various states, but it was the first time a standard color scheme took hold; the colors were often reversed or different colors used before the 2000 election.
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2019, 02:24:35 PM »
I bought a new truck in 1977 & dad said if you get a red one people think were dam democrats . I got a blue one
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2019, 02:27:59 PM »
Buy a white one next, then you'll be called a racist too...
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2019, 06:04:18 PM »
Oh Boy, I have 2 white ones, a red one a black one and a brown one, what am I. lol I reckon just confused. lol

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2019, 08:35:26 AM »
You'd probably be labeled as a closet racist trying to look like you're not one, and that this is the entire reason the U.S. was never "that great to begin with"*

*this was actually said by the traitorous piece of crap governor of NY Andrew Cuomo.

For what it's worth, one of the top leading Democratic Liberals, Kamala Harris, doesn't want anyone to know her family just a few generations back was a leading slave owning family in Jamaica.  Perfect.  lol
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2019, 10:01:23 AM »
I have a blue one, last one was red... which means nothing at all just like all the claims by the left! If it did mean something I would have gone out of my way to get a white one, the butt ugliest color ever put on a vehicle! >:D

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2019, 08:40:03 PM »
Oh no, you are bad wrong. In 1980, I ordered a new pickup with 4X4 4spd with a 400 motor. It came in and was a 351, which I wouldn't have. They tried to tell me I had to take it because the 400 was no longer available with a 4spd behind it, which was true.  I went looking for a 79 that was still on a lot with a 460 in it instead, 2 wheel drive and auto, but it would work for me.

I bought the ugliest color ever put on a vehicle brand new, pea green. They made some that color that was t -tone with a jade green, that looked pretty good, but what I found was butt ugly. lol

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Re: Had to share
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2019, 08:42:16 AM »
I had a 1974 Gran Torino that was a very light blue.  It was almost comical and I hated it.  In 74 Ford called it "wind blue".  I repainted it.  There was simply no other car like it anywhere around.  I don't like sticking out like a sore thumb, especially with the way cops were and are around here.

That old Torino was among a couple other vehicles that were absolutely reliable in my life.  After giving the basic tune ups and changing belts and hoses, etc. it never gave me a lick of trouble in several years of ownership.  It rode good, handled good, looked good and sounded good with a 351W.  I can't count how many people asked me why I didn't paint it like Starsky and Hutch's Torino.  Same exact cars, though.  Mine looked exactly like theirs with Keystone Classic rims and bigger tires on the back.  I painted mine black with a dark gray wide stripe down the hood and trunk, with the vinyl cabin top the same color.  It looked sharp.  It just started rusting real bad and then she started losing power and I didn't think it'd be a good investment to try to keep it, so off it went to a demo derby guy for $400.  This is back in around 2000.  He won several rounds with the old girl, and she was still running when he scrapped her.  I remember the front bumper was held on with a block of solid steel 1" thick on each side for the mounts. 

Golly, I like trips down memory lane.  Reminds me there used to be a better place in time.
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Re: Had to share
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2019, 05:39:41 PM »
First off, that crazy witch who's complaining Amazon took those billions from New York, due to pulling out and moving half of its corporate, when asked how she planned on paying for her socialist program's on nation wide tv she said "simple just print more money"     Apparently she never studied much of anything in school, like history or economics.       

Next if that is her "plan" to pay for her socialist programs, why did she even comment on Amazon at all, all she needed to do was print more money to cover the shortage??

Now the seriously scary part of all this is, first she's actually that stupid, and second, all those that put her in office are equally stupid because they not only agree and listen to her, but they voted for her to represent them?? its how they all think??

If you think what's going on is bad, just hang on a while, I'm pretty sure its only going to get worse.     

I'm pretty sure my grandpa had it right, all any politician has to do is lick and kiss 50 percent of the voters ass's plus one and he or she has lifetime job security, whether they actually do anything worthwhile is not the issue................he said that back in the 1920's and I think its still valid today. 


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Re: Had to share
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2019, 05:49:53 PM »
Supposedly she has a degree in economics, but made a living as a bartender. lol So much for a degree these days.

It looks as quite a sum of money has been shuffled around to where it no longer exists in her campaign fund, it just may be she isn't quite as dumb as she makes out.