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Wednesday, August 15. 2007
The machine really does take down 2" saplings and chews them up, and it†can run faster than a weary, sweaty, dirty†man can walk.
The only downside is that using the thing is hard work: you have to muscle it around to turn and maneuver it, and it is heavy. Using it for a few hours ends up being a good work out, unless you are just mowing tall grass on a flat surface. I hate saying it, but it isn't a machine for most†females.†
We tend to use it in places that the tractors can't get to with the brushwacker, and on slopes that are too steep for the tractors.
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If you do your own work (or just want to lower your repair bills by taking the needed part with your machine to the mechanics), here is your source:
If it's a big brute of a machine, hard to turn etc, etc...why are you then saying apologetically.
" hate saying it, but it isn't a machine for most females."
I don't hate flogging a dead horse cause they just lay there but the formulation of that comment is due to one thing..PC.
First it's the truth, but you had avoid leaving youself open for criticism from the East German females.
Ask yourself, "What other reason did I have for phrasing that the way I did? .....society has you fully trained in PC.
well, okay, as long as we're laying our cards on the table, might as well admit it, it's an either/or proposition, it's either "whipped" or "denied".
I prefer a chick who can manage something like that. I call them "milk maids". Germanic, stout, and mean. Just watch out for that right hook.
Not to worry, because most women are not able to handle this type of machinery--they will be given funding preference for research projects from the National Science Foundation!
Or, better yet--they and all of their children have been taught that they now have the right to steal a man's intellectual work--because, you know, well like for centuries men have been stealing from women--so it's ok now to turn the tables. With regard to the actual getting done of the work well I refer you to this piece:http://www.diolex.org/covenant.html
Ap..#1 Hope you are well..how is/was the fire?
#2 enjoyed you link...would add this to second to the last.
As an adult participant, I will take care of personal needs during break time, or when unavoidable, other brief periods if necessary, out of respect for the investment of time and energy of all members ( how it read now)
I would have it read :
I pledge to wear astronaut undies.
The fact is, the thing many of us decry and reputiate daily we supoort overtly..can't call it cognitive dissonance, it's more like an unconscious Pavlovian thing by now....In public I'm as guilty as anyone for to be otherwise is inviting a real confrontation with someone within earshot ..that I'm not worried about but I really don't need a hassle either.
It is frustrating to have what amounts to the "other side" winning occur. If they define the language they control the debate ..a few commentators refuse to genuflect to the PC gods but they find it hard on the wallet ...Pat Buchanan comes to mind.
There is no doubt the communication of ideas is controlled by the phraseology and usage as defined by the PC lords and until the most meager of steps is taken to break that tyranny then conservative thought can forget being a force for change.....even our President continues to call Islam a religion of peace ....Reagan made the Evil Empire stick and defeated it ..the Axis of Evil is now in negotiation with us. Wow.
Where once on Earth a man rallied an entire nation on the strength of his oratory to face the Nazi menace alone, we now, with all our military might can't muster a good insult to those who would kill us and are trying as hard as they can to do so. Are we simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up?
When Insults Had Class ...
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I
-- Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
approved of it." -- Mark Twain
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." --
"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."
-- Stephen Bishop
"He is a self-made man and worships his creator." -- John Bright
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -- Irvin S. Cobb
"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."
-- Samuel Johnson
"He had delusions of adequacy." -- Walter Kerr
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
The DR is Indestructible yeah, but what about the White Faced Hornets? The machine is going to be just dandy, Iíll tell you that much.
My boss and I were cutting a field a week or two ago. He was running a brush cutter and I was on a Walker ZRT. He knocked over a nest and was getting the bejesus stung out of him. Because Iím a genius I thought Iíd roll right over the nest, which was by now on the ground. I was getting the better of the nasty biters, saving my bosses keister, when I saw one big, angry bug rise up and head straight for my boys. I thought, ďOh my God, my left nutís going to swell up like a lemonĒ. So I pulled the joysticks back and crept out of there. Not a bite, baby. Buggys look for movement, and I was moving like a grand-ma on Quaaludes. I got skills, man. I got skills.
Anyway, the moral of the story is the DR is indestructible, but youíre not. Be careful out there, boys! (And donít do drugs).
Great story Jephnol, I really liked the part about the lemon.
This is for your effort:
when a good time turns around
you must whip it
you will never live it down
unless you whip it
no one gets away
until they whip it
Just a test. Do my fingers still hit the keyboard, then, YES, I am still alive.
the REAL test is, do your legs reach from your ass to the ground? If not u have died.
Buddy, that depends on which side of the grass you're on.