@nth256 did he roll coal upon leaving?
Big trucks were once used as tools, now many are used by tools.
Finally made it out to a little gathering. Only stuck around for about an hour as I feared approaching rain (someone doesn't like to get wet), and I had a few other things to do. Some unusual vehicles were in attendance: Restomod Camaro was well-done, one doesn't see Mk I Jettas and Corrados/Sciroccos every day, another MB showed up (W124 400E), Nova was an insane apparent drag car, Roadrunner reminds me of Boomhauer's car (I know his is a Coronet), and for the Jeeps, kids will be kids. Not a bad gathering, low-key, which matches with the area, I suppose:
@davesaddiction Over 25 years behind the wheel now, so I must love it (pic taken on the last drive before hibernation):
The wagon is a great car too.
@looseonexit 5 people at my office have already resigned now that return to work plans are being drafted, and my director is on board with decreased productivity (she doesn't want to go back either). But the old guard of a certain age demographic is addicted to "office culture" and things being the way they were because back in the day that's just how it was, and maybe some sunk cost fallacy due to the facilities (our office was bought in 2014 for about 40% of its current assessed value). I think there will be hell to pay if there isn't at least some kind of hybrid model.
I hope companies that don't adapt end up with a brain drain that negatively impacts the compensation of poor leadership.
(I will play the passive-aggressive no name answer game, too). Who is building bridges and doing hard work? To paraphrase endless (sports) coaches, put up or, well, you know the rest. Have the Q-folks and similars been segregated by others, or have they done it to themselves? Personal responsibility and all that. One can easily counter with Trump being the result of the right and far right alike who were incensed by a non-white man in the oval office, who want a Messiah to bow down to, who are prone to conspiracy theory and "socialism" fears while their own lot in life continues to decay, and love having an avatar for vicarious living, while screwing over others and stealing fortunes just because they can. Personal responsibility and law and order for thee, not for me. Bootstraps for thee, not for me.
And what kind of red herring tangent is knee bending? Seriously?
Barely uttering criticism about the so-called right but jumping up and down when the so-called right is justifiably vilified isn't very centrist, to my eyes. Of course, in the deranged American political spectrum where the "left" is actually center-right, and the "right" is far-right, the "center" is also right. Ah, a line from edgelord Adam Curry's schtick, apparently.
@ranwhenparked I love that kind of thing, I have a running joke about it. Something like:
Husband is 28, an artisanal free-range organic dog walker.
Wife is 26, an aspiring self-published children's book author.
They are looking for a first home in the 1.5-1.8MM range.
@davesaddiction I'm skeptical. Will this involve a new coastline?
@dr-zoidberg Hey, you're a Viking. Back in the day, Wilson Motors was MB/Toyota/Daewoo, so you could buy your nice V12 R129 SL600 at the same time as picking up a cheeky purple Lanos.
@nickhasanexocet There used to be a big rally on the peninsula every year (Olympus rally), if you're into that. Lots of gravel back roads, little snow. Housing isn't nearly as affordable as it used to be, some areas are lacking in amenities, 450K should get you something decent enough, but nothing fancy. More subtle politically, not as blue as Seattle metro, not as far right as parts of eastern WA.
Bronco only if it is the big boy and not a Sport, or maybe a Sport if covered with stickers and a year-round never-used ski or snowboard rack.
Definitely, selfishness is human nature. Maybe it's how the center right vs far right portrays it, lying to us about trickle down nonsense for 40 years, and tens of millions fall for the ruse along with their prosperity gospel and bootstraps fantasy, directly in the face of withering economic mobility.
Regarding the tangent of damaging urban areas, conservatives are at least equally problematic, with their love of bland sprawling suburbs and poorly built resource-guzzling mcmansions, causing existing areas to become underfunded.
I don't see time changing anything for Bobby and Sharon on facebook who will believe anything they read on breitbart or from Candace Owens. Time may be a factor for actual pragmatic logic-based conservatives, but IMO they are a minority in their party now. I am 100% certain these dumpster fires would be totally on team vax if Obama or Soros told them not to get jabbed. Instead, they give reddit material for an insanely popular new sub while they literally kill themselves to own the libs.
@davesaddiction I wouldn't be devastated if that "freedom" cry ended up biting the GQP on the ass. If Delta flares up much more, it's going to be a real remover of hardline R voters.
Biden definitely won't appease even a non-fascist R, nor anyone who is actually progressive (in real world terms, not on the American spectrum). I can only hope he mobilizes someone other than redcaps.
@musashi66 Adam from "Rare Classic Cars" on YT would be all over this, but no doubt not at that price. Would have been cooler as an LHS.
@dr-zoidberg No chance in hell.
Keep the longboi garaged and put it on a Hagerty agreed value policy. It's old enough, and will cost a pittance.
And regarding this case, this is where those victimized might buy some justice later on, if you know what I mean.