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  1. I contaced a friend of his on the board and now they sent me a tracking number. Hopefully there will be some wires showing up next week. Thanks for the email address.
  2. Does banned mean no access at all? So far it looks like HtownTurboBrick ripped me off, but I'd at least like him to be able to respond to PMs which he does once in a blue moon. If he had a personal email available that would be cool, but he doesn't have one listed. I don't get why he does ok with like 30 people and then takes my money and runs. He gave me a story about how they shipped the wires to the wrong address and got them returned and promised to send them out again, but that was over a month ago. I can deal with a few days, but this has been going on for months now.
  3. You can firm up the front pretty well with the adjustable shocks. On full soft they aren't too bad, but if you crank them down you will have a bumpy ride up front. I have only had the rears set at about 1/3 setting and that gets fairly rough in the back. I also have 1.4" lowering springs which probably adds a little bit to the rough ride. It is still very tolerable, but you notice bumps more. I'm sure the poly bushing, strut bar and IPD sways also add to the stiffer ride.
  4. These definitely look like a great deal. I'm not sure on the color yet (6000K for now), but mark me down for an Xtec 35W kit. I don't recall off the top of my head, but H7 is the low beam correct? 6. Inlineturbo (Tony) Xtec 35W 6000K H7.
  5. You can take just about everything you just said and change Republican for Democrat. The large amount of non education and non thinking is the only thing keeping Democrats in any kind of power. I used to not care at all until about 2003 when the absolute stupidity and outright lies being told in the media got me to start paying attention. It was then I realized that most of what I heard on the news is B.S. and a lot of it very one sided. I quit even thinking CNN was a news organization because of their total lack of objective reporting. The Core value of the conservative party is common sense. It works really well. That is why people tend to vote that way. Because if you live long enough you realized that common sense gets you through things. You won't find much common sense in today's Democratic party. You will find race baiters (Jessy Jackson, Al Sharpton), radical leftists (Nancy Pelosi, Teddy Kennedy, Chuck Schumer), and people who will insult your intelligence on a daily basis (John Kerry and a host of others). Most people think voting Democrat is 'Cool' and 'the thing smart people do.' When really it is just a bunch of people trying to make themselves feel better and not accomplish anything, but taxing the rest of us to death. Oh, and taking away our guns. Because taking the guns away from lawful citizens therefore making sure only unlawful people have guns will make us more safe. Just ask Britain how that is working out. They have an anti-gun, socialist, cradle to grave utopia going on over there. Not to mention unemployment problems and massive crime issues. The problem with today's democrats is they are extremely liberal. They think that is what it takes to get them elected because it polls well. Guess what? The people inventing the polls and the people they are polling are a bunch of liberals which makes the poll pretty much useless. It may play well in New York or the PR of Kalifornia, but the rest of the country can see what a mess those states are. Not to mention if all you do is lead by polls then you aren't leading. Liberalism doesn't work. It has never worked in the history of the planet. It has been tried several times and has failed every single time. Rome, Solviet Union, China, N. Korea and a host of others going back centuries. They all either fell apart or are crumbling apart at the seams under the weight of their own governments. No thanks. I'd rather stick with capitalism and freedom. Amen to that. You are given a choice to either work hard and earn or not. Some people get lucky and don't have to work to earn. That is fine. Some people can't work. That is also fine as that is a small part of society. I have no problem helping them out. The rest who don't want to work, but are perfectly capable will just have to see how that works out for them.
  6. Not necessarily a Republican, but I vote that way because the alternative is not good. If 'Republican' was still synonymous with 'Conservative' then I'd join the party, but they don't seem to be anymore. The whole system took a left turn in the 60s and just kept going. Reagan stemmed the tide for a few years, but today's Republican's don't seem to stand for squat. At least in the Senate anyway. I know of a couple of Hard Core conservative Volvo drivers. There are probably a lot of them lurking out there. :)
  7. Now that is funny. The reason Clinton is brough up all the time is because he was a lying sack of excrement. He lied about just about everything and all the Democrats were just amazed at how well he lied. He is still idolized by the Democrats. Now that they are out of power it is Bush lied, Bush lied, Bush LIED! Unfortnately they can't seem to come up with proof of any, but keep repeating the mantra because if they repeat it enough times it must be true, right? Bush may not be the ideal president, but compared to Clinton (either one) he has a squeaky clean record. Good or bad he at least tells the truth about what he is doing. As much as a president can anyway.
  8. The best was the Saturday Night Live skit where they impersonate Chirac and come down with the full force of the French government on the rioters by..................... Surrendering. :monkey:
  9. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang what a good idea. :)
  10. Guilty or not lets wait for a trial. I don't know much about Delay other than he kicked a lot of butt in Texas and the Dems down there are mad as heck. The same prosecutor indicted another Republican right before an election and the case was thrown out. From what it sounds like the only reason for this indictment (which has since been pretty much nullified as complete crap) was that the Republicans have a rule that if a leader gets indicted they have to step down for a while. What I find totally funny is people like Nancy Pelosi who have been caught doing the same thing (only worse) are out giving speaches about a culture of corruption in the Republican party. Oh the irony. Or is it hypocracy? To me this is just another pile of doggy doo for the Democrats to step into. Remember Pelosi and other democrats screaming about Delay and his supposed golfing trips paid for by lobbyists. Turns out Pelosi had a trip from the same guy. Whoops. Turns out Democrats were by far the worst offenders about not declaring their travel paid for by lobbying groups. Double whoops. Do they really think we are so stupid to believe that we won't check facts? The Democrat party, insulting the intelligence of America on a daily basis. Too bad the Republicans aren't much better. :angry:
  11. If Tom Delay (or really insert ____ here that happens to be called conservative or republican) is the biggest jerk on earth where does that leave Jesse Jackson? Biggest asshole in the solar system?
  12. Seems that we have a Christopher Walken fever and the only cure is more cowbell. I like Christopher Walken, but I have a hard time taking anybody seriously who makes violent action movies about killing people and using guns to do it then turn around and bash guns. Did anybody else who watched Wedding Crashers think Christopher Walken was going to have Vince Vaughns balls adorning his mantlepiece before the movie was over?
  13. I'm your average Catholic and I've never even heard of that piece of toast until now.
  14. Here is an article on Dean's effectiveness of fundraising: "Dean wowed the faithful in '04 with his Web-based fund-raising magic. But major business donors still count, and in his new role as party honcho, the feisty doctor seems to be struggling to connect. After achieving money parity with the GOP in 2004, Democrats have fallen far behind. According to the Federal Election Commission, the DNC raised $14.1 million in the first quarter of 2005, vs. the Republican National Committee's $32.3 million. Dean drew about 20,000 new donors, while his rivals picked up 68,200. The bottom line: Republicans have $26.2 million in the bank vs. $7.2 million for the Dems." Also please tell me what Dean stands for? It seems to change every day. Kinda like Kerry. You can't stand for something if you are believe in everything. This is why they are getting their butts handed to them constantly. People want a candidate that is close to their values, will make them feel safe and not appear like they are pandering to everybody. Dean and the Dems are pandering to every kook special interest group there is while blaming everything on the evil Republicans. Blaming the Republicans is getting old after about 30 years of doing it and pandering to a hodge podge of disjoint special interest groups is pissing off mainstream voters. Personally I really dislike Lying, Demagogery, and political 'elites' that think they are smarter than we are. Which is why I despise Teddy Kennedy and laugh my butt off at Dean. Righton Starfish. You called it exactly right. You can add Bill Frist to that list as well. He just sold out his values to try and further his political career.
  15. Keep clinging on to that 3% thing. The reason it was close is there are people that will vote Democrat no matter what. Not to mention millions of uninformed and inculcated 18 year olds. Unfortunately the vast majority of teachers are liberal and spread liberalism through the classroom. This is however being countered by common sense and the extremist positions and outright falsehoods that people like Dean are trying to push on the public. Oh, and I don't beleive your figures at all. I'll have to look it up, but word is Dean is so bad at fundraising the want Terri McAweful back. You can try and twist numbers any way you want to make yourself feel better though. Kerry lost the race, the Democrats lost more seats in the house and senate. Somehow you think a 3% difference in the popular vote makes Kerry a strong candidate? Even after the embarassing defeat that were the '04 elections? And I like how you didn't mention anything about Dean blatantly lying to the American public and assuming that we are a bunch of dumbasses and will believe it.
  16. I think he is extraordinarily entertaining. You can't make up comedy this good. He is the best thing to happen to opponents of the Democrat party in years. Almost nothing that this guy has to say is grounded in reality. I will agree with Dean on one thing though. We need to have less politics in government. Unfortunately Howard Dean isn't the answer. Here is his latest foot in mouth episode: "The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is," Dean said, not mentioning that until he nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court this week, Bush had not appointed anyone to the high court. Dean's reference to the "right-wing" court was also erroneous. The four justices who dissented in the Kelo vs. New London case included the three most conservative members of the court - Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the fourth dissenter. The court's liberal coalition of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer combined with Justice Anthony Kennedy to form the majority opinion, allowing the city of New London, Conn., to use eminent domain to seize private properties for commercial development. and this: "I am sick of being divided!" Dean shouted over the applause.
  17. I'm not sure what media you are referring to? The media I see: CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, BBC, ect. all have a very much anti war flavor. President Bush has done many things that I question his decisions on, but going into Iraq isn't one of them. Also does anybody remember the media calling Bill Mr. Clinton? Here is a good quote to remember when people you don't even know are laying their butts on the line protecting you from people that would kill you without any second thoughs: War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing that is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better [people] than himself." -- John Stewart Mill
  18. We get a C+ here in a rural state. You would think it would be more like an F, but the hippies have taken over the legislature thanks to huge handouts to farmers.
  19. Explain how this is a rational argument: "Based on results, the "paux Americana" foreign policy Pearl, Wolfowitz, et all dreamt up and this administration is projecting, is at best messy and expensive and, at worst, a big f$5$ up." Please point out my personal attacks on you. Saying you are using left wing talking points is not an attack. Especailly after you write something like this: "The bushies are incopetent draft dodging thinktankers who are criminally abusing our military and spreading Islamic fundamentalism." I suggest looking up the terms "hyperbole" and "projection." Acusing other people of what you are doing is not a way to argue. You are right though I am being condescending as you have yet to put up a cohesive argument.
  20. You are right about the democrats and not being ready for the executive branch. Kerry did run a very stupid campaign. Bush was an easy target, but Kerry was such a joke even the casual new consumer could tell he was full of it. Running a smear campaign against real Vietnam Veterans was a bad idea. I disagree with you on McCain. I used to think he was ok, but now I'm convinced he is just out to satisfy his ego. McCain-Feingold is just a terrible piece of legislation and going after steriod use in baseball? Not to mention he is pretty much done politically after snatching defeat from the jaws of Victory with the whole compromising on the nuclear option. He has been out for revenge against Bush plain and simple for handing him his butt in 2000. I never called you a liberal either. Just said that you were using left wing talking points. We are doing the right thing in Iraq. It was totally legal considering our ceasefire agreement and it is a foothold of democracy in a very hostile totalitarian land. I've talked with people who are boots on ground and things are not nearly as bad as political partisans make it out to be and lots of Iraqis love that we are there. We sent more than enough troops to do the job. The only thing we aren't doing is being agressive engough, but that is because we are trying not to cause lots of collateral damage. More troops would just be more targets. Also it is hard not to think you have been frequenting places like the DU when you put up phrases like this: "The bushies are incopetent draft dodging thinktankers who are criminally abusing our military and spreading Islamic fundamentalism." Also here is from that link: "Summary: So far, the Bush administration has shown it would like to resolve its problems with North Korea and Iran the same way it did with Iraq: through regime change. It is easy to see why. But the strategy is unlikely to work, at least not quickly enough. A much broader approach -- involving talks, sanctions, and the threat of force -- is needed." Besides the fact that the author is against regime change and for threat of foce is kinda silly I hate to break it to you, but Regime Change was policy during the Clinton administration too. Remember that presidents come and go, but there are lots of career millitary and state deparment people that make these policies. So complaining about things that have been official policy long before Bush took office is kinda weak. A lot of the complaining you do see about the new policies are because Bush is cleaning house in the State Department, CIA and other TLA agencies and getting them to do their job instead of being political.
  21. Considering you do nothing to advance your argument except "left wing" talking points your statement above seems to be correct. The whole thing you wrote could be seen on the likes of the DNC webpages or the Democratic Underground. Almost totally absent of fact and full of hyperbole. People that use the term "frame" often send up alarm bells to those of us who pay attention. That means you are trying to influence opinion by getting your point of view out to the public first and often. This has nothing to do with point of view. It has everything to do with FACTS. Bring them to the table and people can have a civil discussion. Keep babbling that stuff about oil industry and how we have fostered the spread of Islamic Fundamentalism and you have no case. Well I will give you that Bill Clinton did a lot to not contain Islamic fundamentalism.
  22. Extremely well said. Arguments should be about facts and logic. Not how you feel about something.
  23. Just for the record: You can't support the troops without supporting the war or the President. It doesn't work that way. Go say that to a barracks of Marines and see what kinda response you will get.