Posts by NatomasSlingshot1

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    It is heartbreaking to see the faces of these terrified kids, being reunited with their terrified parents- You could just read newly initiated "helicopter Parent" on their faces. Even getting over the trauma of the attack- these kids have a huge hurdle in front of them.............
    If not Marines- I am all for teachers, Admin, etc voluntarily getting:
    1. Background search (thorough)
    2. Psych eval. (also thorough)
    3. Firearm training, followed by SWAT training, followed by certification
    4. Carrying a gun

    Our country has condoned the "you can say anything and do anything" for far too long. Too many have been raised with no moral compass. No- it's not violent video games- Hundreds of thousands have played and do play- and still do not act out violence. Gun control? Oh, hell no! Hundreds of thousands of us have weapons and would never turn them on another human being, unless in self defense or defense of others.
    We live in a society where celebrities have no boundaries- think Gifford carrying the head. (BTW- Obama's wife's artist who did portrait for Smithsonian is apparently famous for pictures like that.....and that's supposed to be art) When tragedy hits someone- people publicly say- wish it had happened to all. (Think Steve Scalise shooting- "1 down, 215 to go"). Protesting isn't meaningful enough unless we destroy other people's property. (Think Berkeley and hundreds of other sites)
    Our country has created an atmosphere where way too many want to claim that they are victims- racism, sexism, discrimination-- others feel sorry for you, and you have a reason not to pick yourself up, and make something out of your life. Anything that hurts your feelings must be removed - think Confederate statues. When the hell did that become the norm?
    I am not discounting some mental health issues, but do not believe that the entire country is suffering from a chemical or neurological imbalance that would cause this. IMHO, the root cause for much of it- Not all, as there will always be deviants, it is extreme liberalism. Kids are all winners- Well, guess what- that is not life, and when someday the kid hits the real world, and has issues, or fails- they lose it, and act out, meaning any retaliation is acceptable.
    Raising my kid, I made sure that he had to opportunity fail- (Oh, elementary teacher- give him a yellow card for less than stellar behavior!) He learned that actions have consequences. Apparently- today, there are few...... (IRS & Lois Lerner, HRC.) When he got older, he was ready & able to deal with real life setbacks.
    There is probably not one person on this forum who has not had their fair share of "Life Sucks" handed to them. (If there is- don't sweat it- there are plenty of us who got extra helpings to make up for it). Yet- even with all our shortcomings- we do not have mass murderers on board. The vast majority of us- well, we come up with Plan B. Too many today don't even have a decent Plan A.


    Off soap box, as rant could continue. My hope and prayer is that this pendulum has swung as far left as it can, before it begins its descent. If not, this country will not survive as we know it

    John Cox for CA governor
    Not sure of all his policies- he had me at "end sanctuary state"


    His wish, and idea to "clean out the barn" (which, BTW- works for me!):


    California must elect 12,000 people to end ‘corruption,’ candidate for governor says.

    Cali Dem's have hit an all-time low!
    first- we give everyone a driver's license.
    Second- every driver's license included a voter registration card
    Now, I understand that voters DRIVERS are automatically registered to vote


    Today- this came in the mail:

    I really hate this state!!!

    I got a chance to see the Slingshade in person, at my "new" dealer last week, opening a warranty claim. (Last one standing in decent driving proximity.) They had one on a blue showroom model. The thing was cracked by the inside of the passenger roof panel hinges, and the drivers side latch would not engage. In addition, the latch was flimsy! SO not impressed! From construction, they are best suited for a garage queen- not for real driving conditions, IMO

    had a "relic"- 2000. Bought in 20111 or 2013, sold in 2017 for $500.00 less than I paid for it. Had 58,000 when I got it- 124,000 miles when I sold it. Total maintenance (OK- don't yell at me on this one...........) 1 oil change and 1 battery. NEVER gave me any issues! Was a work horse, and if I wanted another truck- would buy one in a heartbeat!

    Amazed that Polaris is doing so well- 2 dealers in our area have stopped carrying the SS- 1 still carries the full line, excluding the sling........... the other one- no Polaris. Only one dealer even vaguely close still standing...... We will see how they do- first meeting with them was to open warranty claim for brake switches...... Waiting to see how long before they at least update me on status.

    Chris Ball, at Fix My Toys is where I got my touch up paint. Less money than anyone else, and I was sure I was getting the right stuff. (I needed white and the top coat.) BTW- I heard that the pens are useless. I got little bottles- like the size of a bottle of white-out. He will take care of you.