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  1. Comrade X
    Comrade X March 27, 2018 1:45 pm

    Look for dimethandrolone undecanoate to become the #1 recommended drug for out of control boys in the government run schools soon.

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold March 27, 2018 1:51 pm

    J.D. Roth is quoting Harry Browne? Now that’s a blast from the past.

    Our two local shelters run adoption articles every week in my paper. Currently one of the puppies is “a chihuahua/pug mix.” That’ll leave you crosseyed.

    Self-help books? I want to read Mensa for Dummies.

    why so-called progressives want to turn black people back into slaves
    I can take a guess.

  3. bluescare
    bluescare March 27, 2018 2:04 pm

    Killer Mike is a fantastic rapper, and his performances with EL-P as ‘Run the Jewels’ are electric live events. I already liked his music, and the politics in his music (see his song Reagan:, but this even better. Thanks for linking.

  4. Deb
    Deb March 27, 2018 4:26 pm

    Comrade x – that was the first thought I had also. I have a 10 yr old autistic grandson who sometimes acts out at school and the SPED director is always quick to point out that it might be early puberty. Actually it’s more likely that, due to the school district failing to provide a teacher to his class room for the past three years, he is bored to death. I can totally see her wanting to have kids placed on that type of medication – you know, so she doesn’t have to haul her lazy backside down the hall and assist the paraprofessional (aide) that they use as a teacher once in awhile.

  5. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson March 28, 2018 4:05 am

    My first car, at the ripe old age of 19, was a 1974 Subaru DL. 4-on-the-floor. Loved that car despite the difficulty in getting it serviced when something would go wrong. Ended up nearly totaling the thing (high center of gravity, slush covered road, and youthful invincibility caused a rollover that I walked away from) that took me 4 months to get fixed. I ended up selling it because my girlfriend, such as she was, thought it was a dorky car (she drove a Barracuda…should have been my clue) and I chose the girl over the car. Stupid me.

    Since then, my wife (a much better woman than afore-said girlfriend) and I have owned two other Subaru’s. We currently have a 2001 Outback that my son drives (I intend to sell it to him for $1…as soon as he can afford insurance on his own) that just won’t die. Rust will take it first, I fear.

  6. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson March 28, 2018 4:07 am

    I just read my comment to my dear wife, and she reminded me of how she used to pick up her boss on the way to work on snowy days in St Louis because her boss couldn’t get the Beemer out of the driveway. My wife in her trusty Subaru always came through.

  7. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty March 28, 2018 6:28 am

    I bought my 2002 Saturn new in 2001. (Don’t know why they do that…) and last year I had the very first mechanical problem, a broken strut. Replaced both, just to be sure. This year I have a very minor oil leak, probably the oil pan gasket, and will get that taken care of when I do the spring oil and filter change. I mean, the garage folks will. I used to change my oil and stuff, but I’m too old and weak now to handle it. sigh But nothing will ever beat this Saturn, far as I’m concerned. Just rolled over 100,000 miles on it, so I’ve not used it really hard, but it’s been a gem. It does not do well in snow, of course, being so low to the ground, but good snow tires make it do ok for my purposes. This winter it spent nearly two months in a big snowdrift in my driveway… a testament to my optimism at one point. šŸ™‚

  8. Mike
    Mike March 28, 2018 9:22 am

    Seeing the story on Subaru brought a smile to my face. Recently we dug deep into our savings and bought a new Forester. After having a Hyundai Tucson for ten years, I was shocked at the advances. Anyway, what had me smiling was the photo of the 1969 Subaru 360, the dealer had one on display in the showroom. What a funky looking car, it looked more like a person would put it on rather than get into it.

    Mama Liberty – keep an eye on the transmission fluid. At the Saturn’s age, that leak could be from the oil pan or the transmission. If your car has a CVT transmission and it is leaking, I have some bad news for you, CVT’s don’t get repaired, the get replaced. That was one of the things that killed Saturn. The only reason I know this was my Bro-in-law went through this with his Saturn a couple of years ago.

  9. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty March 28, 2018 9:33 am

    Thanks, Mike, but my Saturn has a manual transmission. And the insane price of automatic transmissions repair/replacement is only one small part of the reason I’ll never buy one. šŸ™‚

  10. ExpatNJ
    ExpatNJ March 28, 2018 11:28 am

    Doggie DNA is just to provide another liberal bragging point.

    I won’t ever submit my dog’s DNA for the same reasons I won’t ever submit my own DNA (to such places as Ancestry, 23&me, etc): Privacy, and DNA dragnet databases. I won’t even get a dog ‘license’.

    NO ONE needs to know that I have a dog in the first place! I really don’t care exactly what my dog’s pedigree is or is not. All I care is that my dog loves me without reservation, and my dog knows I return that same love, without limitation.

  11. fred
    fred March 29, 2018 3:41 pm

    The largest market for subaru’s (at least a couple years back,unsure now) is in the mtns in SoCal where i live,they are EXCELLENT snow cars,and the retired folks with money buy em left and right.Used ones,rare as heck and sky high resale prices.

    My current new used car is a 1998 Lexus LS400.One of the absolute best used cars out there.Toyota founded a company on that car,so it had to be right,and it is.Hit a homerun.Mine has 244,000 miles and Mrs says she never wants a new car after it so I better keep it running.Find one with service records(absolute key to a good one),have a few known issues repaired and you have a nice,strong,smooth quiet luxury car that just wont quit.Aircraft certified engine in a car? Yup,its THAT good.And a transmission that will last as long as the engine.

    Helps a lot if you can do some repairs and turn a wrench,dealer repairs are stiff.But start with a maintained gem(got mine for 2500 with all known issues fixed but for motor mounts,bought from a Lexus Service Manager) its one of the cheapest cars to keep on the road,crazy good car.

    Join ClubLexus,learn,wait for the gem and away you go.

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