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Drag racer John Force just "Dixie Chicked" himself
Vanity | 07/24/2010 | RingerSIX

Posted on 07/24/2010 5:25:17 PM PDT by RingerSIX

I was enjoying watching drag racing... the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, qualifying rounds from Denver Colorado when driver John Force was on camera complaining about a list of the all time great drivers. Keep in mind that drag racing fans are much like country music fans. They tend to be all American conservatives.

Just then, Force blurted out "You're like FOX News, Hannity and Beck. All lies. All crap."

I had no idea that John Force was that stupid. And I'm not even talking about stupid because he apparently supports the Communist takeover of the USA, but because he would spit in the face of more than 50% of his fans.

Force is... OK, was, the biggest name in drag racing. His sponsors are Castrol, Ford, Auto Club, MAC Tools, Brand Source, and many others.

He's just earned the distinction of being a non-person to me. He's now commie crap.


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To: RingerSIX
I've been reading that he's a champion funny car driver. So he must be good at driving cars such as these:


51 posted on 07/24/2010 7:41:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Is this tribal code?


52 posted on 07/24/2010 7:50:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: MileHi

I wouldn’t be surprised if they have software-controlled throttle activation with manual override. Couldn’t possibly be an on/off switch, though. My R/C (radio controlled) dragster has one but that is one horsepower, not 8,000.


53 posted on 07/24/2010 8:00:05 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MileHi

Next time you’re at the races, check it out....look at the construction of the car; ask some of the drivers. Doug Kalitta is a good guy to talk to and gets to the point. If you catch Tony Pedregon in a talkative mood he’ll go on and on; I like him. It is too bad that Gary Scelzi isn’t at the tracks as much anymore, he’s another great interview. They will all confirm the reality of the sport: the car’s throttle is set by the computer and the accelerator switch is the initiator.

I gather that you’re not even the mildest of the insiders, who get to enter the car’s pit and have sandwiches and drinks with the drivers, wives and crew, and see the cars stripped apart, and then go into the trailer and watch the crew chief set up the car’s next run on the computer. Those computer settings adjust the engine’s fuel flow, ignition advance, clutch sequence and the throttle. I have stood next to a crew chief and watched this; and I am misinformed?

Yes, the betterflies open and close, but it is an on/off hit by the driver that goes into the setup in the computer. The driver’s pedal has no increments.


54 posted on 07/24/2010 8:00:05 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Loud Mime

Makes sense what you say. The driver’s foot is just there for reaction time.


55 posted on 07/24/2010 8:01:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Loud Mime

Second that.


56 posted on 07/24/2010 8:02:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: dragnet2

Why you think that Kemo Sabe. :>)


57 posted on 07/24/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Mike Dunn complimented him as being on of his (dunns) top 5 best drivers of the current era when you take all of the variables out.
For some reason it seemed to piss him off...


58 posted on 07/24/2010 8:16:43 PM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: Loud Mime

Larry Dixon is also a good guy to talk too.
It’s too bad that The Snake and Dick Lahaie are gone. Those two would talk to you about anything..

Another good guy to talk to is Warren Johnson, just wait until the day is over, he is very nice and accomidating once his workday is over.


59 posted on 07/24/2010 8:20:31 PM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: dalereed

Thanks for the info.


60 posted on 07/24/2010 8:21:41 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Loud Mime
I watched all the greats, Ted Gotelli, Romeo Palamides, Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Connie Kalitta, Shirley Muldowney, and John Force never impressed me, he couldn't engineer his way out of a paper bag, he just knows who's skill to buy.

Swamp Rat 1, aspirated, at Houston.

61 posted on 07/24/2010 8:29:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: RingerSIX

John went there, huh? Well..I bet he is glad he can say whatever he wants now that his daughter is the draw and his dreadful reality show is gone and done.

Too bad.


62 posted on 07/24/2010 8:32:26 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: RingerSIX

Is there anything to boycott here? His sponsors? Let us know.


63 posted on 07/24/2010 8:58:06 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

John was instrumental in geting AAA into the street rod insurance business and they have the best and cheapest coverage there is.


64 posted on 07/24/2010 9:05:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: RingerSIX

He should only be allowed to race in a Prius from now on.


65 posted on 07/24/2010 9:13:44 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: blue state conservative

Yes


66 posted on 07/24/2010 9:18:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: RingerSIX

We will now call him john FARCE from here on out.


67 posted on 07/24/2010 9:24:40 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Just a couple of months ago I got to talk to Connie Kalitta; he’s NOT a liberal.

The other guys you mention really take me back in time. I love the weed-burner pipes on the Swamp Rat; they burned out your eyes big-time!

One of the greatest runs that I saw was Tom McEwen in the Yeakle Plymouth Dragster. He left the line smoking the tires like crazy. Then the car got sideways. Tom throttled back and gradually applied power as the car straightened out; he smoked them all the way to 205mph. It must be noted that this happened just after Denny Milani in the Gotelli Speed Shop dragster broke 210 for the first time. Damn, the Mongoose’s run was beautiful and impressive!

“Throttled back and gradually applied power” is something today’s cats can’t do. Granted, they have the performance and the noise, but I really would like to see throttled cars again, with the better DRIVERS rising to the top.

From my conversations with a few other small name drivers, they would like that too.


68 posted on 07/24/2010 10:05:52 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: TexasM1A

Good names and good guys!

If you’re in the pits and get the chance , take some time to talk with Bob Bode. His good nature reminds me of Danny Ongias. He’s racing out of his own pocket, with just a little help from a couple of minor sponsors.

Remember all the experiments with streamlining? I loved those days!


69 posted on 07/24/2010 10:10:41 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: blue state conservative

Yes he is their dad and until reading this I was a big fan of his, ever since I was a little kid.


70 posted on 07/25/2010 12:58:07 AM PDT by Hotmetal (Support the castle, defend the flag.)
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To: RingerSIX

I must respectfully disagree with most of the posters here. What is wrong with someone stating their opinion?

The freedom of political opinion, and the freedom to state that opinion, is one that we must hang on to, regardless of whether or not you agree.


71 posted on 07/25/2010 1:15:46 AM PDT by HoboRailroad
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To: tlb

“...and thinks Fox is too lefty for him.”

It is all relative. By our standard (most of us here on FR, Maggie Thatcher, if we truly understood her, was left of any conservative Republican. Cameron is a leftist, though he has a ‘Conservative’ label.

Fox is ‘conservative’ vs CNN, NBC, CBS MSNBC etc...etc...etc...most of us know that Fox is less than conservative.


72 posted on 07/25/2010 3:50:33 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: HoboRailroad
What is wrong with someone stating their opinion?

Nothing. What is wrong with someone disagreeing with ignorant opinions?

The freedom of political opinion, and the freedom to state that opinion, is one that we must hang on to, regardless of whether or not you agree.

That sentimentality is nice and all, but tell me, why is John Force (Who "supports" Obama with his own words based on an interview last year) endorsing a Political Party that seeks to shut out dissenting political opinion?

Are you telling me collectivist democrats embrace liberty? If a person supports an opinion/Political Party that seeks to chip away at and destroy the Bill of Rights, may all hell be let loose upon them, including John Force. Force opened his mouth, hope he will be able to take the "heat".
73 posted on 07/25/2010 4:36:46 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Loud Mime

I’ll look some more then. Wasn’t what I remember, but I haven’t been in the pits since rear engine was a fairly new thing. Sort of drifted away from the sport until a few years ago.

Thanks!


74 posted on 07/25/2010 6:41:16 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: dragnet2
"Hannity is like listening to a political radio Disney...."

LOL...I think about that every time is does the Heritage Foundation ads. Hearing Hannity use the phrase "intellectual firepower" is like hearing Pee Wee Herman advocating "brute muscular force."

75 posted on 07/25/2010 6:46:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Loud Mime

When I was a kid my moms friend watched us during the summe. Her husband was Allen Backla, who had the fastest fuel dragster in CO. I spent time in the shop and pits. In those days we pushed the car down the return lane to fire it up. And crew guys pushed it back after a burn out. Sitting in the chase truck and watching them leave was awesome.

There were also some guys, Kaiser bros, who brought a funky contraption they called a “funny” car. The one I recall was a stretched out Corvair body called “Assasination II”.

Shortly after we moved to another state we heard Allen rolled his new car, a beautiful long dragster, at nearly 200 mph and was almost killed. When I moved back here I found he was still big in the Top Fuel scene, but no longer driving. Last I heard he was still alive.


76 posted on 07/25/2010 6:53:46 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: HoboRailroad
I must respectfully disagree with most of the posters here. What is wrong with someone stating their opinion?

There are people in the world whose opinion is that your head should be chopped off and your wife & daughters raped. I think they should be freely allowed to state that opinion.

It makes it easier to identify them and blow them up.

77 posted on 07/25/2010 8:10:05 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: RingerSIX

Couldn’t agree more I have been an ardent supporter of Force’s for his entire career and his daughters and other team members. I also drive Ford products and plan on passing my displeasure on to them as well. It’s been a good run John but you lost me this time I think it might be time to let a young up and comer get those sponsor dollars instead of a old angry fossil.


78 posted on 07/25/2010 8:37:33 AM PDT by 3wood
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To: RingerSIX
He's never struck me as being that bright in the first place...

Nice of him to confirm it.

79 posted on 07/25/2010 8:58:41 AM PDT by Mamba56 (We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Patton)
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To: MileHi
Pushed the car back after a burn-out? I remember those days! Hayden Profit, Maynard Rupp and Malcom Durham (?) had tricked out Corvairs as well....darn I wish I could remember this better.

Maynard's Corvair was stretched by adding about 2 feet to the hoodline - - it looked great.

80 posted on 07/25/2010 10:04:04 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

If we define politics from the constitution, not the party, things are in the open and clearer. Ck my page.


81 posted on 07/25/2010 10:05:59 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: OCC
I never followed drag racing, but this guy had a reality show a few years ago...

That should have been a tip off that he was a liberal... James Carville got in a wad over NASCAR Dads some time back - and in an instant liberals started entering the races. Guess they can't stand that we'd have anything without them...

82 posted on 07/25/2010 10:13:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: Loud Mime

The Constitution with the first 10 ammendments is not difficult to understand. (We need Supreme Court Justices who have rudimentary reading comprehension skills). I agree that this is the correct way to define those who would aspire to office. Most all Dems and many Pubbies would fail on this. It is time to flush the toilet in DC.


83 posted on 07/25/2010 10:22:10 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Loud Mime

A pic of Assassination is about half way down here:

http://www.60sfunnycars.com/round8.htm

Seems that was not the Kaiser bros. Memories fade it seems, but that is the car. Never forget the smell of the fuel, ‘57 Chevys, Willys coups and ‘60s muscle cars lifted tall with strait axles, open headers pounding the ground as they grumbled their way to the starting line. THAT was drag racing!


84 posted on 07/25/2010 11:28:13 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RingerSIX

Why is everyone calling him stupid and wishing him ill?
For supporting his democratic right of free speech?

You know what’s stupid? Throwing around words like “communism” and “socialism” when you have no idea what they actually mean.


85 posted on 07/25/2010 12:37:50 PM PDT by Jasen
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To: Fiji Hill

86 posted on 07/25/2010 12:46:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: RingerSIX
Contact John and tell him how you feel
87 posted on 07/25/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: HoboRailroad

And we are free to make comment also stupid.


88 posted on 07/25/2010 12:56:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: RingerSIX

Hope his career goes out the window just like the dixie chicks! X-Force Fan Forever!


89 posted on 07/25/2010 1:18:19 PM PDT by x-force fan
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To: x-force fan

Reply from John Force: Dated today

If you have been a fan of mine you know that I can sometimes say some crazy things. Yesterday, in the heat of the moment, I was caught off-guard by a question from Dave Reiff on ESPN and said some things I regret. I was trying to be cute, but I wasn’t. That happens sometimes when people try too hard. I certainly meant no disrespect. I love this country and I love the people in it regardless of who they are, where they came from or what they believe. I’m not a political person. I had to be told that I touched a political nerve. I simply threw out some names I was familiar with because they’re on TV when I’m doing my daily workouts. Hannity and Beck, don’t really have anything against either one. All I was trying to say was that, like me and my friend Mike Dunn, guys on TV sometimes embellish to make a point. I just didn’t say it the right way. I used the wrong words. I know that now but I can’t change it. I just hope that at some point you can find it in your heart to give me another chance because nothing is more important to me than the American race fans who have supported me and given me and my family the opportunity to live the real American dream. Please don’t let one comment that I didn’t mean ruin our relationship.

God Bless,

John Force


90 posted on 07/25/2010 3:07:43 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: RingerSIX
These logos may soon be seen pasted on his race cars:


91 posted on 07/25/2010 3:45:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JohnD9207

John should understand that this is not just a light item in politics. Our nation is being divided by a socialist faction and a mildly constitutional faction. There are at least ten liberal networks on TV, and just one near-conservative. John attacked the lone wolf.

I gave John one of my books; if he had read the first four chapters he would not say questionable things about those who believe in limited, constitutional government.

John needs to do more than a weak apology. Do some study, John. Understand what is going on around you. I’m not only a drag race fan, but live near your home. Learn, don’t burn the constitution.


92 posted on 07/25/2010 5:22:27 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Loud Mime
I really would like to see throttled cars again, with the better DRIVERS rising to the top.

Yep, the old guard owners and drivers demonstrated outstanding engineering or driving skill, it was intoxicating to watch.

They quickly migrated to the 392 Chrysler Hemi and a 6-71 to get the near 1000 horsepower they wanted. Now the computer controlled drag race only custom engines turn out 10 times that, and the cars go so fast it necessitated a shorter track. The driver that could handle that would be impressive indeed.

The rivalry in the old days was intense, East vs West (California), but the camaraderie was just as intense, too. They kept secrets, but not grudges. These guys were just regular Americans living in a place where an ordinary guy could have a quality motor car, and make it go like Hell if he wanted to.

Is this a great country or what?

93 posted on 07/25/2010 7:52:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: steve86

ahem, they use their hands to get the car going.


94 posted on 07/25/2010 8:03:19 PM PDT by 38special (Remember in November!)
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To: Navy Patriot

I once talked to one of the drivers about the idea of a home-dragster category. No clutch tricks, pure foot throttle with no computer....in other words, make a car that many people could build with lower costs.

The problem is that there would be so much competition in the field that some would never make money. And the extra cars would take away from the sponsor’s advertising effects. Even worse (for today’s crews), the current star drivers would become known as spam in a can when compared to the “real” drivers.

Because they have everything to lose and nothing to gain, the Force/Schumacher faction that controls much of drag racing would never allow the money to go there. Why spoil a good living?

Oh, well.


95 posted on 07/25/2010 9:03:13 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Loud Mime
I once talked to one of the drivers about the idea of a home-dragster category.

That would be a great idea to bring back the popular appeal of the sport.

Rules to make it affordable to the average guy, stock block (5000 or more units delivered in sold vehicles) and heads (from the manufactures' performance line sold publicly), and superchargers from a transportation manufacturer or aftermarket designed for street installation. Maybe a cubic inch limit, but unlimited mods, wow, what a thought.

You're right, of course, they'd never allow it, the money wouldn't all go where they wanted it to go.

96 posted on 07/26/2010 7:46:22 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: JohnD9207

We laugh at and with you on almost what you say. But Sat. hit a nerve.There are a lot of us that don’t like where this present Govt. is taking this country.The major news media are riding shotgun to help cover up what is going on.Mr Force you are a household name to us Drag Racers. No matter what side of the fence you are on,there are topics that shouldn’t be brought up or you could pay the price.We the fans of any sports don’t want to go and enjoy our sport and then something political is said. We get that almost 7 days a week.As some have said you have the right to what you want. Yes but there is a price to pay.
A suggestion, At Brainerd apologize to NHRA, the Fans, your Sponsors.We will be watching and listening. Mr Force, you and your team members have a great rest of the season. God Bless You All. The Ammons


97 posted on 07/26/2010 8:48:16 AM PDT by x-force fan
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To: Jasen
Why is everyone calling him stupid and wishing him ill? For supporting his democratic right of free speech?

I don't wish him ill. I honestly just wish people like him would just leave me the hell alone. But they won't and they never will, because I'm the producer class and they're the parasite class. Leaders of the parasites are still parasites.

You know what’s stupid? Throwing around words like “communism” and “socialism” when you have no idea what they actually mean.

Gee, I'd ask you to edumacate po widdle me, but I'm too busy trying to make this week's payroll, and getting my next tax bill paid so that faggots can get sex change operations in prison, and illegals can spit out babies like slot machines. I'm guessing that you personally know first hand what Communism and Socialism mean... you just haven't figured out that you're part of the experiment.

Here's lesson #1 about Communists and Socialists. They lie. They lie all the time, unless they're mixing truth into the lie to confuse the slow, stupid or ignorant.

Here's lesson #2 about Communists and socialists. They're parasites.

#3, they require poverty to maintain power. Thus, they do whatever they can to keep the poor, poor.

#4, they lose a cylinder, bind up the clutch, smoke the tires, do a bad job of pedaling, backfire through the blower, toss a rod, and get the ZOT! Don't let the door hit ya!

98 posted on 07/26/2010 8:53:55 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: RingerSIX; Jasen

OUCH. That’s going to leave a mark. Are you ok, Jasen? BTW, welcome to FreeRepublic, Jasen.


99 posted on 07/26/2010 8:59:32 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: JohnD9207

And here I thought he had written to me personally. :)


100 posted on 07/26/2010 9:06:39 AM PDT by RingerSIX
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