We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Seen in a Holiday Inn Express parking lot in Ohio. I chatted with the Californian owner. It's a Ford F450 van, heavily customized. The extra-large gas tank is bomb-proof, and tons of other specials including the suspension. The inside is a camper. His wife likes to camp off road in the Sierras and they drive up mountains, through rivers, and over boulders.
He claims 12-15 mpg. He has driven it cross-country twice, just for fun. He refused to tell me whether he had a firearm somewhere in there. It would be stupid not to.
It would be stupid to not have two. Everyone needs a backup...
Dr. Everett V. Scott
12-15 huh? I'd bet the farm that it's more like 7 or 8. I've had vans for 35 years, 6 cylinders, small, 8s. big 8's , you name it. The best mileage I've ever gotten was 11 mpg. Guys lie about their mileage worst than they lie about the size of their.....