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It Takes A Carter To Get A Reagan

When he was elected on November 11, 2008, I thought “America is Doomed” but wait….

He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine – Driving a stake thru the Heart of Hillary’s Presidential aspirations–something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you!

He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – No more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and freedom are safer tonight!

He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!

Dennis Moore had never lost a race – quit

Evan Bayh had never lost a race – quit

Byron Dorgan – had never lost a race – quit

Harry Reid – bid for re-election doesn’t look good

These are just a handful of the Democrats whose political careers Obama has destroyed! By the end of 2010 dozens more will be history!

In December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In the last two election cycles they had picked up 14 senate seats and 52 house seats.

The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.

In just one year Obama put a stop to all of this and will probably give the house, if not the senate back to the Republicans.

He has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are.

Every generation seems to need to relearn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge.

He is bringing home the lesson very well!

Liberals tax, borrow and spend – check
Liberals won’t bring themselves to protect America – check
Liberals want to take over the economy – check
Liberals think they know what is best for everyone – check
Liberals aren’t happy till they are running YOUR life – check

He has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan.

In one year he rejuvenated the Conservative Movement and brought out to the streets millions of Freedom Loving Americans.

Name me one other time in your life that you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America!

In all honesty one year ago I was more afraid than I had ever been in my life. Not of the economy, but of the direction our country was going. I thought Americans had forgotten what this country was all about. My neighbors, friends, strangers proved to me that my lack of confidence of the greatness and wisdom of the American people was flat out wrong.

When the American People wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them!

Obama woke up these Great Americans.

Again I want say Thank you Obama!

So, Lets Recap “2009”………what a year! WOW!!!

1. The American people inaugurate a half-Arab/African president with a total of 142 days experience as a US Senator from the most notoriously politically corrupt city/state in America whose governors have been ousted from office. The President’s first official act is to order the close of Gitmo and make sure terrorist’s civil rights are not violated. (Honest mistake?)

2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm a black Attorney General, Eric Holder, whose law firm we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo Terrorists. (An honest mistake?)

3. The CIA Boss appointee, Leon Panetta, has absolutely NO experience.

4. We got the second most corrupt American woman (Pelosi is #1) as Secretary of State; bought and paid for. (You can put lipstick on a pig, but it still stinks!)

5. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who did not properly file his own taxes for 12 years. (He misspoke!)

6. A Commerce Secretary nominee (Bill Richardson) who withdrew due to corruption charges. (Another honest mistake???)

7. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer who withdrew under charges. (Hmmm … yet another screw-up?)

8. A Labor Secretary nominee who withdrew under charges of unethical conduct. (Ok, maybe this person was just plain stupid.)

9. A Secretary HHS nominee (Daschle) who withdrew under charges of cheating on his taxes. (I’m running out of excuses for these idiots!!)

10. A Homeland Security nominee (Napolatono) who as Governor of AZ refused to help protect the border and did everything she could to encourage illegal immigration while increasing spending the state into a $6 Billion debt. (A mistake for sure because her successor, Jan Brewer, is a Law&Order Republican and was a timely gift to AZ)

11. Multiple appointments of former lobbyists after an absolute campaign statement that no lobbyists would be appointed. (I am getting a headache!)

All this occurred just during the first few weeks. . . But who’s counting?

America is being run by the modern-day Three Stooges; Barry, Nancy and Harry, and they are still trying to define stimulus…”it’s spending!!!”

The congress passes the $800,000,000,000 (that’s $800 billion) pork-loaded spending bill where the government gives you a smidgen of your tax dollars ($13 per week), making you feel so good about yourself [stimulated], that you want to run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV!

Only with the Liberals…Pray for our country.

Here’s the good news though – Obama took Air Force One to Denver to sign the stimulus package, wasting as much as 10,000 gallons of fuel OR 24 JOBS FOR ONE YEAR.

Don’t you just love hypocrites?

Obama went to the International Olympic Committee to have them choose Chicago for a host city, he failed.

Obama went to Copenhagen to lecture them on global warming, he failed.

Obama went to New Jersey to promote the Democratic candidate for governor, he failed.

Obama went to Virginia to promote the Democratic candidate for governor, he failed.

Obama went to Massachusetts to promote the Democratic candidate for senator, he failed.

Obama went to Pennsylvania to promote the Democratic candidate for senator, he failed.

He is the first president not to attend the Army/Navy football game in the past 80 years.

Obama is the 1st president in history who did not attend any Christmas religious service . . . He must miss Reverend Wright!

And finally, he is the 1st president to remain on vacation after a terrorist attack.

In these times ‘I’ll keep my God, my freedom, my gun and my money. Anyone that supports this insanity can keep “THE CHANGE”.

Bought Drag Pack 42 (2009)

From Seller

From Seller

From Seller

From Seller

From Seller

From Seller

2009 Limited Edition Dodge Challenger Factory Drag Pak Car

It’s 1968 all over again..Mopar brings back a legend…!

The Challenger Drag Pak  is the first drag-race, factory prepped package car built in over 40 years by Mopar and builds on the heritage of the limited edition 1968 HEMI powered Dodge Darts and Plymouth Barracudas.

This competitive package car is the most effective way to begin an NHRA Stock or Super Stock program.  At a minimum, Drag Pak vehicle kits require rear axle, rear suspension, driveline, driveline safety equipment, wiring, fuel cell, safety cage/ roll bars, fire system, safety harness and other additions to be considered competition ready.

Only 100 of these were made for 2009 – This is #42

The Drag Pak was developed by Mopar Performance and approved by NHRA for stock class drag racing. For exact details on how the vehicle should be configured, please refer to your sanctioning body rulebook.

Package cars are not sold as a running driving vehicle, and are not supplied with a VIN number and are not to be titled or street driven.

Due to the specialized nature of the drag vehicle implied warranties of merchantability, are excluded.


Identification Plate with Unique Serial Number Sequence

Primed and painted body

6.1 L Hemi Engine (forged steel crankshaft and rods, forged 12:1 cr pistons, Hydraulic roller cam, .584 valve lift w/1.6 ration rocker arm,Special high ram EFI intake manifold w/4bbl throttle body)

Special BIW modified for drag racing (Approx. 1,000lbs lighter than production)

No windshield wiper assembly

No HVAC system (includes block off plates)

No rear seats

No power steering system

No under-body heat shields

No fuel tank assembly

No exhaust system

Composite liftoff hood with functional scoop

Modified tunnel for transmission clearance and one piece drive shaft

Raised floor above differential for solid axle conversion clearance

Polycarbonate door windows

Smart Glass door window system

Solid engine mounts

Engine repositioned, 19mm right offset and and 75mm rearward

Seats to accommodate 6 point harness

Wheelbase Shortened 13mm. (rear axle moved forward)

Special modified K-member with drop out cross member

Lightweight drag race only front brake assembly

Manual rack and pinion steering

Front chin spoiler

Lightweight cooling module with electric fan

Lightweight instrument panel assembly

Special cable operated deck release

Special cable operated throttle pedal and linkage

Ships with transport axle and wheels

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38 Years Ago

38 Years Ago

In the early 70s was the youngest in the Air Force for a couple of weeks. I'd just turned 17 a couple of weeks earlier. There aren't many photos from back then, but I just found these.


That's me sitting on the sofa arm in Basic Training (1972) a few weeks after turning 17


Home on leave in 1973 at the ripe old age of 18


I was a VIP Driver in 1974

I'm Service Connected Disabled — My VA Card from the 70s

Paint For My Daily Drivers

New Paint For My Drivers


The above is my 4X4 Dually Crew Cab King Ranch F350 when I took delivery of it in 2005


I've recently been in the process of having the vehicles I drive most freshened up with a new paint scheme. The scheme has a Cadillac pearl/metallic red (a paint costing my $900 a gallon for the color because it has so much red and violet pearly, and red metallic in it) for the top color, Mary Kay pink for the stripe (except for the truck — where I'm using a Toyota Sandstone Metallic), and a Challenger black metallic (except the truck — which is plain Black).


The first car to get the paint (after stripping and extensive body work) is my 46 Oldsmobile Street Rod.



Before and After on the Olds



Next up was a 2009 6-speed Challenger RT, which I bought as the first 6-speed to hit Houston in November 2008, and then put in storage when I found a new 6-speed SRT8 at a dealer in North Arkansas a week later. I took the RT out of storage, painted it and now drive it — while the SRT8 is in storage.


Day 1

Challenger RT before and after



However the topic of this blog post is my truck. The below are some photos of the progress thus far.


Tearing down for a repaint

Tearing down for a repaint

Day 2 Repaint

Day 2 Repaint

King Ranch being masked

King Ranch being masked

Cab painted but not yet wet sanded

Cab painted but not yet wet sanded




As of this writing, the bed was painted, color sanded and power buffed. The cab has been painted, will be color sanded today, and buffed tomorrow. Thursday the bumpers and other small parts (mirrors, etc) will be prepped and painted, and Friday they'll be color sanded and buffed. The grill has had the plastic insert cut out, and billet bars installed. The taillights with be red LEDs. The bed caps will be black powder-coated diamond plate. The tan carpet will be replaced with black. I figure we're a week and half away from my driving the truck again — for a total of three weeks from tear down to drive away.


Next up is the Harley Heritage I bought new in 1993.


An Old Fable To Learn From


The Ant & The Grasshopper Fable


As you can tell from the names (Bill & Hillary, and Peter Jennings) — this was originally posted on my site over 15 years ago. However the message is even more timeless with the current Federal Government,, than it was in the early 90s with the Clintons.




The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.




The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and asks how the ants are warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, CNN, NBC and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America and the world is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can it be that, in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Then a representative of the NAAGB (National Association for the Advancement of Green Bugs) shows up on Nightline and charges the ant with "green bias", and makes the case that the grasshopper is the victim of 30 million years of greenism. Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when he sings "It's Not Easy Being Green." Bill and Hillary Clinton make a special guest appearance on the CBS Evening News to tell a concerned Dan Rather that they will do everything they can for the grasshopper who has been denied the prosperity he deserves by those who benefited unfairly during the Reagan summers, or as Bill refers to it, the "Temperatures of the 80's." Richard Gephardt exclaims in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share." Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-Greenism Act". Retroactive to the beginning of the summer, the ant was fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government. The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he's in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him since he doesn't know how to maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. And on the TV, which the grasshopper bought by selling most of the ant's food, they are showing Bill Clinton standing before a wildly applauding group of compatriots announcing that a new era of "fairness" has dawned in America.


Be Careful what you wish for — you just might get it!

Date My Daughters?


In the maniacal section of this web site (in the NavBar click the Dave Schultz, and then mouse over Maniacal Ravings) you will find the Rules to date my daughter, along with an application — originally posted on this site back in 1994.


Check it out.

Brand New Web Site

DaveSchultz dot Com

We’re Back

Today, the Dave Schultz domain got reactivated after a very long (about 4 years) slumber. You need to bookmark and visit this site often — as it will be evolving on a daily basis.  In the meantime — look over to the navigational links in the right sidebar and start clicking on them to see what’s happening around here. The side (especially the Favorite Links) will also be evolving on a daily basis.