Monthly Archives: August 2012

Meet Paul Ryan

Well, early Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney’s pick for the next Vice President of The United States.

What are we to think of this selection?   He’s not a graduate of Columbia University.   He’s not a graduate of Harvard.    He wasn’t selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review.   He didn’t get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio.    For God’s sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!

One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack.    He didn’t write two books about that experience.    Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.

Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimer, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma.    His grandma wasn’t the Vice President of the Bank of Hawaii so she could offer nothing in return, except the element of “need”.

Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin’s office.  The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer.    NO one offered him a “token honor” position at the University of Chicago and a $200,000 dollar a year salary.

When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn’t demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office.   In Janesville, Wisconsin they don’t have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.

After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn’t triumphantly march into Washington, buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists.    He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.

Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville.  He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan.     He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.

For those who can’t make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a “mobile constituent office” and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.

No, I don’t know if we can vote for a guy like this.    He doesn’t have a regal pedigree; he’s Irish for God’s sake!    No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.    No one threw flowers or got “chills down their leg” as a he took his seat in Congress.

What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row.  He’s is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a $5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!    The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own.   What is wrong with this guy?    If Congress were to cut $5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give $500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?     Or $200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1?    Or $11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim $11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico?

I don’t know.  Paul Ryan seems heartless to me.  He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that $16.7 trillion dollar deficit!  The guy’s no fun at all!

Who wants a numbers cruncher?    Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party’s over.

Party Hearty folks!    At least until November.

Milan Report

Milan, MI Sponsor Report

Dave Schultz

August 30, 2012


The NMCA/NHRA Unleashed race was the 6th in the seven race points series. Dallas came into this race at #5 in points, and I was #3. Less than 2 rounds separated the Top Five in Points. This is the closest I can ever remember the race to be in the five years we've been running the series.

Our trip started by us leaving early Wednesday morning. Dallas and I were joined on this trip by my wife Deb, and three dogs (Buster, Dixie, and April). Our racing bud Doug Duell was on vacation in Hawaii — and we'd agreed to take the scenic route to Milan — via Evansville, IN — so we could pick up Doug's rig and take it to Milan for him. We arrived at Evansville at 1AM Thursday and spent the night on the lot of Evansville, Kia — which is Doug's car dealership. At 8am his Business Office Manager gave me a ride to Doug's mother's house — where Doug's rig was waiting. I met Dallas, who was driving our rig, about 100 miles up the road.

We arrived at the track at 7PM on Thursday. Charlie Harmon came out to the staging area to get us — as the track was filling up fast and they wanted to get our two rigs parked. While the track had filled up fast with the Cobra Jet racers — we did get a good area to pit, with the rigs facing opposite directions so that we could have a larger combined pit. It was a good thing as the inverter to our coach had crapped out — and we had to run an extension cord from Doug's rig to ours for basic electricity to charge the car's batteries, and power the Cpap machine I need to sleep with.

Friday we unloaded the cars, established credentials, and got into the very long tech line. Doug flew into Detroit — and had a car bring him from the airport to the track. Time trials started at 3 PM. Dallas' car can run the 9.50 Index at most tracks, but like many this weekend, he bumped his Index to C/FX (9.75) when he could only muster a 9.58 after his two time trials. My car has recently been running around 9.78 so I've been bumping up to the A/NSS (10.0) Index — but it has been so hard (can't carry enough weight) to slow the car down to 10.0 that I decided to try to run the 9.75 Index. I had a 9.78 on the first time trial — but tweaked the car a little and found a 9.71 (with no weight and a less filled fuel cell) for the second. Also found that my 60' was .03 slower in the right lane than the left. A lot of the faster cars were having problems in the right lane — and one NSS racer had to abort every pass in that lane except the one he made in eliminations — and lost. Cars would turn right at about 500' up and it was hard to ease back into the groove by the finish line.

The first round of qualifying was at 7PM Friday — and I had a miserable 9.81 in the right lane. Dallas faired much better. We had two more Qualifying passes on Saturday and my best of 9.77 had me at #6 of 20. I believe Dallas was #7 or #8. The first round of eliminations was Sunday at 9am. Dallas had Mike Dichicco, who had qualified 2nd, and who put him in the right lane. They had a double breakout, with Dallas being the worst (because of a sleepy light) — so he was put on the trailer. I ran a 11-second 442. He red lit but I didn't realize it and raced him all of the way down racing (9.79 at 121mph)  the stripe to put a fender on him.

In the second round I had the AAA/FX Hustin Hooser Barracuda of Mike Sanders, who was the Top Qualifier.  He also red lit and I again ran the car out the back door not knowing it – as he left a full second after me and I was busy staying in the groove as opposed to looking at the board. The good thing about having to go up against the Top qualifier is that you get a 3rd round Bye when there are 20 racers and you win the Top Dog in the 2cond round.

It was almost 8 hours until the next round. The weather took a turn for the worse by then. The weather station indicated that I'd be too slow — so we took out the 42 pound passenger seat, which is legal in the FX indexes. For the Bye, I had my first red light of the weekend (all of my other lights had been no better than a .030 and no worse than a .058) with a -.0003 (yup — they go to 4-didgits in Michigan) by pushing the tree with my Bye. I'd bumped in one bump for a better light — but my ET suffered in that Bye with a 9.77.

For my fourth round (the Semis) I had the B/NSS Buick of Jim Netherland. Frankly, I had a brain fart and was caught by surprise when my light was counting down before he left. I guess I was expecting him to leave first. Technically he should have — but he had a poor .10X light. However my 1.3X light was even worst. That and my car only being able to muster a 9.78 put me on the trailer. Jim went on to best Joe Midile (who had a Bye in the Semis) in the Finals to get the Wally.

We left the track at 8PM Sunday and Dallas drove until 1:30 AM (just south of Louisville). I drove from 1:30AM to 2:30PM (to Texarkana), and Dallas finished the last 6 hours to the shop.

I was 110 points behind the Kurt Neighbor in first, and 30 behind Doug Duell in 2nd. I went two rounds more than Doug and one round plus a much better qualifying position than Kurt — so I believe I might be in first for points race when they get around to publishing them. Sadly, I think Dallas lost ground and might be knocked down to about 7th. The next and last race of the year for NMCA/NHRA is Indy in early October. It is a double Point race and there are maybe 8 drivers that can win the Championship as the points race is just that close.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

10 Poorest CIties in the US


City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level
1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
5. St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%

What do the top ten cities (over 250,000 population) with the highest poverty rate all have in common? 

Detroit, MI (1st) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961.

Buffalo , NY (2nd) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1954.

Cincinnati , OH (3rd) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1984.

Cleveland , OH (4th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1989.

Miami , FL (5th) has never had a Republican mayor.

St. Louis , MO (6th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1949.

El Paso , TX (7th) has never had a Republican mayor.

Milwaukee , WI (8th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1908.

Philadelphia , PA (9th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1952.

Newark , NJ (10th) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1907.

Einstein once said:

‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats yet they are still POOR!

 “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich”;

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong”;

Proposed Cuts by Republicans

Notice S.S.. and the military are NOT on this list.

These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy on annual savings.
* Save America’s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
* Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings.
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings.
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
* Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S. Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings..
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings.
* Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
* Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings. WHAT THE HELL IS THISABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings.
* Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
* Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN’T THAT SPECIAL
* Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings.
* Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs — $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings.. WHY?????
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
* TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is all this crap doing in the budget in the first place?

Two Cow Politics


Two Cow Politics 

Socialism : You have two cows. You keep one and give one 
to your neighbor. 

Communism : You have two cows. The government takes them 
Both and provides you with milk. 

Fascism : You have two cows. The government takes them and
sells you the milk. 

Bureaucracy : You have two cows. The government takes them
Both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and 
Then pours it down the drain. 

Capitalism : You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. 

Corporate: You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to
produce the milk of four cows and then act surprised 
When it drops dead. 

Democracy : You have two cows. The government taxes you 
To the point that you must sell them both in order to 
support a man in a in a foreign country who has only one cow

Goodbye Flo

For over 28 years I’ve have my motorcycles insured with Progressive — as it was the cheapest back in the 80s.

When I saw what their Liberal agenda was, and how much they give to Soros’ pro-communist organizations — I decided to tell Flo to take a hike.

Pleasant surprise is that I’m now paying half as much through my House insurance company. $577 a year for full coverage on a 2011 Geezerglide, 1999 Drifter 1500, and 94 Harley Heritage.

If you have Progressive because you think they’re the least expensive — then it is time to shop around. If you are against Soros’ communist agenda — you need to change anyway.

We’re From the Government — and here to help you


The Good news:

It was a normal day in Sharon Springs , Kansas , when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.

The Bad news:

Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.

The Good news:

A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Governmental Regulations.

The Bad news:

The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective. Well okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest. As always the Government knows what is best for us.

Don’t ever let common sense get in the way.


383 Street/Strip Mopar For Sale

I have a fresh Mopar 383 Street/Strip that would be perfect for a mid 60s B-Body that wants to dive on the street on pump gas — then go to the track and kick some ass.

  • New Rings, Bearings, and gaskets
  • New Victor Intake
  • New Diamondback Engines 750 CFM 4150 Carb (Powder Coated red)
  • Steel 6-Bolt Crank
  • Steel Rods
  • Edelbrock Heads
  • Mopar Performance Roller Rockers
  • Mopar Performance “Purple’ Solid Lifter Cam
  • Mickey Thompson Aluminum Valve Covers
  • Chrome Oil Pan

Motor was put in a car and run for less than 100 miles — no racing. It is broken in, rings have seated, and ready to drop into your car.

$6000 – davetheoldhippie @

Abe’s Words over 150 years ago still ring true today.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.