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    The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump's popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity ....

    Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following:

    Trump's 'lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship' By Marshall Kamena, Mayor of Livermore, CA.

    My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I'm not bothered by Donald Trump's lack of decorum. They ask if I don't think his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office."

    Here's my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

    We tried statesmanship.

    Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized "collegiality" as John McCain?

    We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?

    And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

    I don't find anything "dignified," "collegial" or "proper" about Barack Obama's lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.

    I don't see anything "dignified" in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.

    I don't see anything "statesman-like" in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.

    Yes, Obama was "articulate" and "polished" but in no way was he in the least bit "dignified," "collegial" or "proper."

    The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the '60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they've fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.

    The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

    With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America 's first wartime president in the Culture War.

    During wartime, things like "dignity" and "collegiality" simply aren't the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.

    Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.

    Lincoln rightly recognized that, "I cannot spare this man. He fights."

    General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

    Trump is fighting. And what's particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel's, he's shouting, "You magnificent bastards, I read your book!"

    That is just the icing on the cake, but it's wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he's defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals' war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton's senior thesis.

    It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.

    Trump's tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after "the fake media" — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.

    Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as "the most powerful weapon of all."... Most importantly, Trump's tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. ... They need to respond.

    This leaves them with only two choices. They can either "go high" (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve. It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.

    Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama's close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright's church.

    Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration's weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration's cover-up.

    So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be "collegial" and "dignified" and "proper"? Of course I do.

    These aren't those times. This is war. And it's a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.

    So, say anything you want about this president - I get it - he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don't care. I can't spare this man. He fights for America!

    Haven't forgotten about you sir! You'll be getting them, yes sir... :thumbsup:
    I've been off since Friday, but haven't done any modding yet! Only modding around the house... Sprinkler system gave me a beating today... Damn valves, heads, solenoids, low pressure... :S I hate sprinkler systems! :cursing:

    Yep I hate sprinklers too. I have about 5 mods sitting in front of the slingshot right now that need to be done. We’ve been building a new place and that has taken all my time so send them here whenever you’re ready and I will put them in line.

    Glad you finally stated that @FunCycle... I have the JRI clickers (came with Sling) and have thought the ride isn't as soft as everyone claims with aftermarket shocks... Even when clicked all the way to soft, like you say.

    Think I want a soft ride, but we'll see... Changing my red springs to some silver ones next week! :thumbsup:

    Would that be the gently used red springs????

    That’s just it @MiM. I bet you have his cell number too. I pulled up to get an inspection and didn’t have my card. I called him and he asked if he needed to send me one by fax or picture. I just went to the app and pulled it up myself after talking to him. He later called me back to ask if everything worked out. Who does that???

    I had him early on but changed due to ability to communicate...actually lack of ability

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    Yep I had Dan at one time too. He saved me a bundle from the $1200 that State Farm originally charged me. Then he dropped off the face of the earth. I called Brian Certain with Allstate ‭(817) 640-8738‬ and he wrote my policy with additional savings from Dan so I am very happy. He does only write in Texas as far as I know.

    They're no longer around, but the Alpha side exhaust was actually quieter than stock. There might be another side exhaust available from one of the other vendors. I too went with Welter but the stealth but that was only to please momma. She would complain about exhaust smell from the side exhaust.

    Momma is too sweet to complain. Glad she likes the new exhaust brother.

    Ok just a guess because I haven’t seen that kit but would it be the plug that is in the back of the horn? I unplugged mine but cut the wires and put a new plug on it.

    We recently paid off the house, so that kinda triggered me to look at where we are financially, hence my question. I'm pretty sure the wife will retire soon (she just turned 40 this year.) I'm sure that will start costing me money.

    Jonathan I agree on the rentals. I really like duplexes. The two incomes really work well especially if you can find a deal from another investor trying to flip. The up side is the income and the increase in value on the properties. We don’t have the bubbles in the market like some states so it’s a little easier in Texas. I have 2 duplexes and two houses I rent. Nets about 30k a year. Then we have a commercial property that exceeds much much more. Start with houses and go from there.

    That is one bad ass header. Really improved response and I changed from a 1320.

    Welter Performance is in my opinion one of the best vendors in the Slingshot aftermarket industries.

    As far as Jeff and coming up with something to help with the fumes, the man and his family work 24/7 to provide you the best product for our Slings. I watched him working on the fume issue in Kerrville and when he gets it right he will put it on the market.

    And that’s all I got to say about that! :D