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Two gripes after a 12 day road trip.

When did the left lane become the primary driving lane?

Most of the trip I was driving my car, the last leg was a truck. Being in a truck amplifies the left lane drivers problem. Left lane drivers cause traffic congestion and create hazardous passing situations, passing on the right and cutting off the right lane driver to get where you can pass the left lane loafers. And if you are driving a truck, give up on ever passing slower vehicles.

The other pet peeve: When did it become normal to come to a dead stop on the freeway when it rains? It's a great way to end up dead. I saw no less than six rear end collisions today alone because someone stopped in the rain. If you can't handle driving in the rain, pull off the damn road!

An 8 hour drive turned into 12 hours due to thsee stump driving tricks.

Rant Off
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jun 30, 2017, 09:20 PM (123 replies)

Road trip observations

I have been on the road for several days, much of the trip through red states. Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri.

Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee had all their rest area closed except for the tourist information centers.

Saving $$$ would be my guess. These fuckers are running g this country to the ground.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:04 PM (10 replies)

Ford to import Focus from China instead of Mexico

Detroit Free Press and The Courier Journal

Ford, which was under fire for much of 2016 for its plans to build the Focus in Mexico, said today it is shifting gears a second time and will instead import most of its next generation Focus cars from China in a move designed to improve the automaker's "operational fitness."

The move is the first major decision since Jim Hackett replaced Mark Fields as CEO of Ford last month. Hackett told the Free Press last week the company is working to figure out the best ways to spend its capital. Today, Ford said it will save a total of $1 billion in investment costs by building the Focus in China by canceling plans for an all-new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2017/06/20/ford-import-focus-china/411600001/

Butternut loses another one!
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 20, 2017, 12:40 PM (2 replies)

My lunch experience in coal country, Beckley West Virginia

I was doing some long distance driving today and found myself in Beckley at lunch time, so I pull off the road into a local establishment, placed my order and had a seat. As I sit there, I can't but help to hear these two old toothless farts talking about the London terror attacks, on ask if the woman speaking was their Prime Minister, the responds don't know and don't give a shit. There your first clue, these people are uninformed.

The conversation progressed to their beloved, thing in the white house to which the refer to as President. At some point one said to the other that the president has his head exactly where it needs to be on this. I literally spit my food out and laughed out loud at them.

At this point, I lost my appetite and got up to pay my bill, on the way out, I stopped and ask the old fuckers if the coal jobs had come back yet and then walked out.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jun 4, 2017, 09:05 PM (9 replies)

Let's hope that Teddy Roosevelt haunts Butternut as he wanders the White House.

Teddy, a republican was a great conservationists and would be stomping mad at this development.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 1, 2017, 04:32 PM (3 replies)

All we need is a creative person to put some faces to this...

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 31, 2017, 07:43 PM (0 replies)

How did Putin get engaged to trump?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 29, 2017, 10:41 AM (5 replies)

The Photo That May Help Unlock the Trump-Russia Scandal

Congressional investigators say Trump's former national security adviser lied about being paid to dine with Putin.



Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has documents indicating that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have lied in the process of obtaining top-level security clearance to be President Donald Trump's national security advisor. The disclosure was made in a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that urged the committee chairman to issue subpoenas for additional documents related to Flynn's brief tenure at the White House. "We need to know what the President, the Vice President, White House Counsel, and other top officials knew about General Flynn—and when they knew it," Cummings wrote. Flynn resigned in mid-February after it became public that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak.

Cummings' letter focused on Flynn's trip to Russia in December 2015 for a conference and dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of RT, the Kremlin-backed news channel. Little noticed at the time, Vladimir Putin's guests that night included Flynn and future Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein—an odd couple who reflected the Russian president's efforts to court fringe figures on both the right and the left and otherwise meddle in US politics. (Also at the table were Putin's spokesman, chief of staff, and deputy chief of staff.)

Stein said the soiree was "a great opportunity to lay out some of my foreign policy proposals and get Russian reactions to them." Flynn, who commanded a $45,000 fee to speak at the event, said he didn't ask to be seated next to Putin. "I found it a great learning opportunity," he told the Washington Post.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/flynn-putin-dinner-payment-security-clearance-photo
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 23, 2017, 05:10 PM (16 replies)

Seen on Facebook, the right is starting to attack Elizabeth Warren more aggressively

I will not share it here for obvious reasons but I see posts on Facebook calling her mentally unstable.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 23, 2017, 11:43 AM (8 replies)

All I wanted was 2 bottles of water for $4 and I only had a $20

Went to an event where you had to buy tickets for food and water, something I see as completely stupid. I have to stand in line buy tickets the go and stand in line to buy food, and will either have too many or too few tickets.

So I am standing in line to get tickets to get water as I was one person away from the front of the line, they closed the line, now I had stand in another line when I am 2 people away, the lady says no cash in this line. I said so I have to stand in a third line? In this process, I learn the had water for sale at the ticket counter for $2 each. I needed 2 bottles that will be $4, I hand them a $20.

This is where it gets stupid, the lady takes the 20 and gives my 4 $5 bills, then tells me that if I need to give her exact change for the water. If I didn't have $4 before what makes you think I have $4 dollars after breaking the $20?

I asked her if I could have 2 1/2 bottles for $5.

And we wonder why they vote against their own interests, they can't do simple math.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 20, 2017, 05:29 PM (26 replies)
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