Posted By Ed B

I have not seen "The Hunger Games", nor do I intend to.

It is a movie (and series of books) about a dystopian (opposite of utopian) future where teens must compete to the death (this much I know) in order to secure their liberty (here i'm guessing). Wait here, I'll google/wiki it. Still don't know, but at least secure their life.

This fiction is very popular among young adults. It was originally published by Scholastic!

If only these kids knew the real dystopian future lurking around the corner (toth to Joe).

I know of only one utopian vision that ended well on film, and that is "Things to Come" written by H.G. Wells, wherein a dictatorship of the most intelligent (progressives) saves the world.

Odd that another story by Wells shows such a dystopian future for man in "The Time Machine" wherein the Eloi are harvested by the Molochs. Perhaps the Time Machinist had zipped past the end of "Things to Come", discovering that it doesn't end so well when progressives are in charge.

I listen to the Goebels inspired Big Liar-in-Chief say his plans for the auto industry will cut my gas bill in half from $8000 to $4000 a year and hear the crowd cheer as I'm doing the math in my head.
I'll think out loud for you: I drive 500 miles a week round trip to work. I pay about $4/gal and get 20 mpg. Carry the zero.... That can't be right, oh yes it is. Ummm, 25 gallons time 4, that's $100 times 50 (two weeks vacation) = $5000.
Does your average family spend $8k on fuel and I only spend $5k?
Lucky me.
So if Progressives are so smart, how come they can't do simple math?
Remember, this financial wizard is planning your retirement.
For all 57states.
But Joe Biden is there to help him do the heavy thinking.

I'm off to church now, where I'll meet with others who share with me the only Hope we really have.

Have a blessed day


Posted By Ed B

I just realized while corresponding with my wife's ex via Facebook
(is that civil or what?)
that what Sandra Fluke want us to do
is pay for her "recreational drug".

Amazing when you think of it that way

What's also amazing is that he agreed with me!

Posted By Ed B

A friend on Facebook commented on this photo:




You may not agree with Santorum, or misinterpret what he is saying, but this is a representative sampling of the comments at Atheists United:

  • We should sink him in a tank full of sulfuric acid.
  • You might want to glue some C4 to the rockets of the RPG, then give him a sniper to the face (, that is) while he's already dead.... Just for kicks. that ***hole NEEDS to die.
  • No RPG but I have a halberd with his name all over it.
  • You all are doing it wrong. We should sink him in a tank full of sulfuric acid.  
  • I would like to see you raped and have to carry the child for 9 months reliving the rape every day until and after u give birth..****ing idiot   
  • Someone should *ssrape this *ssbag REPEATEDLY and then let him talk.
     Make him 'squeal like a pig' a la Deliverance
  • I wish horse had rape them, he probably belive its a god will. Sorry horses!
  • Can anyone rape him please? he might find it a bless without the risk of getting pregnant...
  • he's using this as an excuse to rape girls,bloody *ss
  • I hope he goes to prison and gets plenty of "gifts" in the shower
  • Wow. What a creatively violent bunch of self-righteous murderers and sadists some of you are. Horse rape, sulfuric acid baths, RPGs, etc.
    Because a guy expressed his opinion.
    Have a nice day.

That last one was mine.

Not all were violent, but most were disgusting, and some were with me.

But I know them and they're not atheists.

I'm glad my FB friend, while dismissive of Santorum, wasn't vile.


Posted By Ed B

In the last week, I finally discovered the reason that my serpentine belt on my Taurus would squeal embarrassingly, even tough it was a relatively new belt.

I say relatively new, because it was a couple years old and had been replaced by a new belt with the head gaskets.

A week or more ago, I pulled both the old belt (a Gates) and the new (USA, brand illegible) alongside each other and found that the newer belt was longer than the older Gates belt.

I did this because when I tried to apply more tension on it, nothing tightened.

So I put the Gates back on (after cleaning it thoroughly) and it stopped squealing, for a few days.

Then it started again.

With the engine running, I put a wrench on the tensioner and put more tension on the belt.

(Note: I am an idiot. Kids don't try this at home.)

Putting more tension on the belt only caused it to squeal more!

Taking tension off quieted it and as it got quieter I observed that it ran "truer".

So I did what anyone would do.

I removed the tensioner, put it on a steel plate and measured the difference in height from the table of four positions (compass points) on the pulley.

So it was forty thousandths of an inch out of alignment!

I found that hard to believe, but I went out to get a Gates tensioner ($55!) and when I measured it, it had five thousandths.
So I installed it, and the squeal is gone.

Today, my air compressor threw a belt.

Of all things, the motor has twisted over the years to be out of line with the pump.

Nothing a torch and a hammer couldn't fix.
Cheaper than the car.

Posted By Ed B

I went to see this movie tonight with friends.

We were among the few white people in the audience.

It started out with some weak opening credits and music that made me worry about my choice for our viewing experience.

I've read that it was predictable.

I kinda thought we were going to win the war.

That they'd experience racism.

That someone would die.


The audience applauded. We joined in.




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