Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dead Parrot

Dead Parrot

At dawn the telephone rings, “Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house.”

“Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?”

“Um, I am just calling to advise you, Senor Rod, that your parrot, he is dead”.

“My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?”

“Si, Senor, that’s the one.”

“Damn! That’s a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?”

“From eating the rotten meat, Senor Rod.”

“Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?”

“Nobody, Senor. He ate the meat of the dead horse. ”

“Dead horse? What dead horse?”

“The thoroughbred, Senor Rod.”

“My prize thoroughbred is dead?”

“Yes, Senor Rod, he died from all that work pulling the water cart.”

“Are you insane? What water cart?”

“The one we used to put out the fire, Senor.”

“Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?”

“The one at your house, Senor! A candle fell and the curtains caught on fire.”

“What the hell? Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle?!”

“Yes, Senor Rod.”

“But there’s electricity at the house! What was the candle for?”

“For the funeral, Senor Rod.”


“Your wife’s, Senor Rod”. She showed up very late one night and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Ping titanium head golf club with the graphite shaft.”


“Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you’re in deep shit.”

Money Wasted On Awkward Christmas Gifts

Money Wasted On Awkward Christmas Gifts

Something for Everyone: Gifts & Wish Lists

Something for Everyone: Gifts & Wish Lists

Amazon Wish Lists Solve This Problem

Amazon Wish Lists. Everyone is hard to buy for — and that’s why everyone has a closet full of unused Christmas gifts. If people were smart — they’d spend an hour on Amazon adding the stuff they wish they had to their personal wish list. Then they can be searched by email address, and when a gift is purchased — it is removed from the list viewed by potential gifters — but not to the giftee. If everyone did this — less money would be wasted with awkward gifts. Set up your gift list — and check for the email address of those you’re buying gifts for this year.

If you use Firefox – there’s even an addon that allows you to add anything to your Wish list from any site.

Your wish list should include items at every reasonable price level. My wish list includes items from $7 to a couple of hundred. Get your wish list started quickly — as people will start looking for it by your email address — to help them give you a gift you actually need.

Do You Know This Person and This Country?

My favorite politically orientated movie, of how a disturbed man with a questionable upbringing becomes a megalomaniac who is elected to run a country looking for hope and change. While he doesn’t require teleprompters in his speeches, and the groups he goes after are different — he sure reminds me of someone.

Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is a great movie that combines some aspects of  Fascist/Communist politics with the history of the original front man for Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett) taking a trip that he never returned from. Check his history after watching the video.

The below is a full-length movie — so wait until you have the time to see it in its entirety. It is a great movie on so many different levels.

Big Red Ram For Sale

Big Red Ram For Sale

High 8-second/low 9-Second Nostalgia Super Stock

1965 Dodge Coronet


This is a professional built race car by Texas Thunder Performance, made specifically for Nostalgia Super Stick Drag Racing. It has been freshened up with a brand new Diamondback 580ci engine and Bonifante clutch — and ready to compete NOW!


Coil over Ladder Bar

Double adjustable shocks

Wilwood Brakes (all corners)

Ford 9" Back-braced Nodular

Dynotech Aluminum Driveshaft

New Mickey Thompson 10.5WX15X31 Slicks

New Moroso Front Tires

ProStar Wheels 12" Rear / 6" Front

Welded In Sub-Frame Connectors

Strange Alloy Axles & Spool

Richmond Race Gears (4.54:1)

Smoothed and  Powder Coated K-Frame

All New Front End Components

Underside Cleaned and Painted with POR15 Grey

Wilwood Master Cylinder

Master Cylinder Heat Shield


Full carpet, headliner, and door panels

Simulated Leather Sports Seats

Autometer 5" recording Tach

Autometer fuel Gauge

Autometer Voltmeter Gauge

Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge

Autometer Collant Temp Gauge

Removable Wood Steering Wheel

Tach Mounted Low Oil Pressure Warning Light


MSD 7AL3 Box

Painless Roll Cage Mounted Switchbox

MSD Pro Power Coil

New 16V Battery

16V/12V Splitter


Fiberglass Bumpers

Fiberglass Front Fenders

Fiberglass Hood and Decklid

Fiberglass Doors


Wheelie Bars


Custom Car Cover


8 Gallon JAZ Fuel Cell Properly Mounted

Magna Fuel 1000+ HP Fuel Pump

-AN10 Braided lines to front

-AN8 return and regulator to Carb Lines

MagnaFuel Regulator

Engine (580CI Wedge)


Indy Aluminum Wet Block

All Brand New Parts

Callies Crank

Weisco Pistons

Manly Rods

Indy CNC Ported 572-16 Heads

TD Rocker Assembly

Milodon External Swing Arm Oil Pump

Bullet Custom Grind Roller Cam

Indy Aluminum Sprayer Valve Covers

Gear Drive Timing

MSD Crank Trigger

Brand New Custom 2 1/4" Ceramic Coated Headers

Powermaster Starter

Indy NSS 2X4 Intake

Pair of Diamondback Prepared 800CFM AFB Carbs

SFI Balancer

CSR Water Pump

Moroso 4-Vane Vacuum Pump

Milodon Oil Pan


Jerico 4-Speed (recent Rebuild

Boninfante Single Disk Clutch (Just Rebuilt – new disk and flywheel)

Long Pistol Grip V-Gate Shifter w/Line Lock Button

Lakewood Scatter Shield

From Competition Plus Magazine
From Competition Plus Magazine
The Last Memphis event before the track closed
2009 NMCA Bradenton
Memphis October 2008
NMCA Atlanta 2008
With an iron block, 440-1 head, 540ci Diamondback Engine, this car had a best of 9.375 @ 145 MPH in the quarter. It now has a a BRAND NEW Aluminum Block, 572-16 head, 580ci Diamondback Engine with an estimated 100HP more and 100 pounds less. The motor has not yet made its initial break-in Full Passes — but it is expected to bring this car into the 8s.

Mark Artis of Texas Thunder Performance did all of the chassis, body, and most of the assembly; and Damon Kuhn of Diamondback Engine built the engine, front end, and rebuilt the transmission. It would cost well over $100,000 to build a NSS car exactly like this.

I am moving into a 60 Plymouth Wagon for my NSS racing — and would like to see this car land in good hands. It is a very fast all motor car — and not for the inexperienced or faint of heart. It is turn-key ready to race in the Nostalgia Super Stock FX class with NMCA and most other organizations that race NSS. It needs absolutely nothing. Chrome Moly Chassis easily certifies for 8.50.

The price is $65,000 firm.

Engine Photos July 5, 2010
Engine Photos July 5, 2010
Winter Build up
Winter Build up
For more information, you can contact me:

The below videos are from when the car had the smaller iron motor in it.


Engineering Study of Woman

Engineering Study of Woman

The below charts diagram the engineering mechanics of the make up of woman.

engineering study of woman

engineering study of woman

engineering study of woman

engineering study of woman

And Finally!
Have you ever wondered how a woman’s brain works?
Well….it’s finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand illustration:

engineering study of woman

Every one of those little blue balls is a thought about something
That needs to be done, a decision or a problem that needs to be solved.

A man has only 2 balls and they take up all his thoughts.

Buyers To Give Sellers a 1099 After January 1st

Private Sellers To Pay Taxes on Private Stuff They Sell

A stipulation built into Obamacare is that anything that anyone sells for more than $600 after January 1st will required the buyer to send the seller and the IRS a 1099 and the seller claim it on his taxes.

While many feel like this might get repealed — now might be the best time to sell the junk laying around the house, which might be useful to others.

It is estimated that the average home has $25,000 (resale value) worth of stuff laying around their home that they’ll never again use.

Get a roll of masking tape and tag stuff just collecting dust to get an idea what’s around your house — then list it for free at:


List with photos (free) at a reasonable price and you will quickly turn your junk into cash for you and treasure for another.

Moldy Oldy

Bad Day

It was getting a little crowded in Heaven, so God decided to change the admittance policy. The new law was that, in order to get into Heaven, you had to have a really bad day on the day that you died. The policy would go into effect at noon the next day.

So, the next day at 12:01 the first person came to the gates of Heaven.  The Angel at the gate, remembering the new policy, promptly asked the man, “Before I let you in, I need you to tell me how your day was going when you died.”

No problem, the man said. “I came home to my 25th-floor apartment on my lunch hour and caught my wife half naked.  I knew she was having an affair, but her lover was nowhere in sight. I immediately began searching for him. My half-naked wife was yelling at me as I searched the entire apartment. Just as I was about to give up, I happened to glance out onto the balcony and noticed that there was a man hanging off the edge by his fingertips! The nerve of that guy! Well, I ran out onto the balcony and stomped on his fingers until he fell to the ground. But wouldn’t you know it, he landed in some trees and bushes that broke his fall and he didn’t die. This ticked me off even more. In a rage, I went back inside to get the first heavy thing I could get my hands on to throw at him. Oddly enough, the first thing I thought of was the refrigerator. I unplugged it, pushed it out onto the balcony and tipped it over the side. It plummeted 25 stories and crushed him! The excitement of the moment was so great that I had a heart attack and died almost instantly.”

The Angel sat back and thought a moment. Technically, the guy did have a bad day. It was a crime of passion. So, the Angel announced, “OK, sir.  Welcome to the  Kingdom of  Heaven “, and let him in.

A few seconds later Donald Trump arrived at the gates. “Mr. Trump, before I can let you in, I need to hear about what your day was like when you died.”

Trump said, “No problem. But you’re not going to believe this.  I was on the balcony of my 26th floor apartment doing my daily exercises. I had been under a lot of pressure so I was really pushing hard to relieve my stress. I guess I got a little carried away, slipped and accidentally fell over the side! Luckily, I was able to catch myself by the fingertips on the balcony below mine. But all of a sudden this crazy man comes running out of his apartment, starts cussing and stomps on my fingers. Well, of course I fell. I hit some trees and bushes at the bottom, which broke my fall, so I didn’t die right away. As I’m lying there, face up on the ground, unable to move and in excruciating pain, I see this crazy guy push his refrigerator of all things off the balcony. It falls the 25 floors and lands on top of me, killing me instantly.”

The Angel is quietly laughing at him as Trump finishes his story. “I could get used to this new policy”, he thinks to himself. “Very well. Welcome to the  Kingdom of  Heaven ,” and he lets Trump enter.

A few seconds later, Bill Clinton comes up to the gate. The Angel is almost too shocked to speak. Thoughts of assassination and war pour through the Angel’s head. Finally he says, “Mr. President, please tell me what it was like the day you died.”

Clinton says, “OK, picture this…I’m naked, inside a refrigerator….”.

God Bless America

In honor of Veterans Day, I’d like to share the History of the song God Bless America.

In case you don’t know it, this is the person that is referred to as “The Fat Lady” in the trite verbalization of “It’s not over till the fat lady sings”.  Kate Smith was born and grew up in Columbia, Missouri!

In early 1940, Kate Smith, a fiercely patriotic American, and the biggest star on radio, was deeply worried about her country.
She asked Irving Berlin if he could give her a song that would re-ignite the spirit of American patriotism and faith.  He said he had a song that he had written in 1917, but never used it.  He said she could have it.

She sat at the piano & played it and realized how good it was.  She called Mr. Berlin and told him that she couldn’t take this from him for nothing. So, they agreed that any money that would be made off the song would be donated to the Boy Scouts of America.

Thanks to Kate Smith and Irving Berlin, the Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties.
This clip is from the movie “You’re in the Army Now”. You will see a familiar face (near the very end) in this one that we are all very proud of.

Frank Sinatra said that when Kate Smith, whom he considered the greatest singer of his age, first sang this song on the radio, a million guys got ‘dust’ in their eyes and had to wipe the tears the ‘dust’ caused.

Sit back and enjoy a Real Star.

This video bought a tear to my eye. Wouldn’t be great if this country could get back the patriotism we had during the World’s Greatest Generation — through when I was a kid? Isn’t a shame Liberalism killed it?



Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it.

Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn’t say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, ‘Nothing.’ I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.

On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can’t explain his behavior. I don’t know why he didn’t say, “I love you, too”.

When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV.

He continued to seem distant and absent.

Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. To my surprise, he responded to my caress, and we made love. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else.

He fell asleep – I cried. I don’t know what to do. I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.


Boat wouldn’t start, can’t figure it out, at least I got laid.

The Whale Comes Home

Texas Whale

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

The Texas Whale is 1960 Plymouth Suburban 2-door wagon is being prepared for Nostalgia Super Stock Racing.

The process began when I bought the wagon in California in 2003, and took to a friend (Ken Presley) in Conway, Arkansas to have it stripped, gutted, blasted, repaired, and primed. It then went to Mark Artis at Texas Thunder in 2004. There it was converted into a 2-door wagon (Yes, Plymouth made over 500 1960 Plymouth 2 door wagons), and converted into a NSS legal race car. Coil-over 4-Link, Ford 9″ rear end, chrome moly cage, and front end rebuild were all performed by Mark Artis. Molds were made for the hood, fenders, bumpers, and deck lid — and fiberglass parts pulled from them. Mark performed all of the paint, body, assembly and interior — and made the custom headers for the Diamondback 580ci engine built by Damon Kuhn.

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Mark Artis with his standard pose prior to the Whale Migrating South

Yesterday I picked the car up from the shop and brought back to my shop — where the last 100 or so hours of making ready to race will be performed. The below photos were taken just prior to my loading the car into the trailer for the trip home.

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Picked Up From Texas Thunder

Makers, Takers, Givers, and Brokers

Makers, Takers, Givers, and Brokers

Dave Schultz – November 4, 2010

It doesn’t matter who you are — there are Makers and there are Takers of every race.

Sadly the “Great Society” politicians (Givers) and the money/power hungry Black Activists (Brokers of the Givers) created a Society of Takers with “Affirmative Action” and Public Assistance by playing these people for their personal benefit, and keeping them ignorant and hating. Screams of racism work great with stirring up the ignorant Takers. Like Heroin addicts, once a Taker — it is hard to break the cycle, and your children will most often also become Takers — as they never learned another way.

It is to the great advantage of racists like Je$$ee Jacka$$ and Rev. Soundbyte to keep their flock down through hated (as Unions do with business) — and it appears that most blacks (or Union members for that fact) don’t understand who’s foot is really on their neck. Takers are hooked on taking — and they vote exclusively for the Givers (giving priority to the Givers of their race, because it is really they who are the bigger racists) of the taxes on the Makers. They then mindlessly repeat the talking points given to them by the Givers and Community Organizers. These talking points are repeated over and over because Givers are generally too lazy to become educated and challenge what is said to them; and for the comfort of justifying to themselves and other with being the Takers. Without Takers — the Givers and “Community Organizers” (Unions, ACORN, etc…) would have to become Makers — and they ain’t going to let that golden goose slip away.

The communities where Takers gather (recently Houston and Dallas — previously Detroit, Cleveland, Gary, Oakland, Chicago, NYC, Newark, Buffalo, Philly, Atlanta, New Orleans,…) fail because the Makers blow town for places with a better Maker/Taker ratio (IE: Less Taxes) leaving it to mostly Takers to turn the community into a slum. Even the rich Givers move on to the greener pastures of more recently Takers territory (as they don’t like living in slums) and the bottom feeder Givers for the slums become people like Charlie Rangle, and Sheila Jackass Lee.

A Taker can be employed — they’re people who receive from a government more than they put in.