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Festivus is upon us, and I'm going to win the Florida Lottery any day now. So, you are invited to post your requests here for your Motorcycle Festivus gift requests. As soon as I get the money, I will send them along, hopefully in time to put under your "Festivus Pole!"

I want a Delphi cruise control, a cool anodized blue sprocket and gold chain (thank you, Snarli), and maybe a set of Staintune Pipes.

How about you?
 

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I'd like both of my arms to be the same: Use my left one as the example!

And... I'd love to put a set of chrome wheels on my Sprint. I can't explain it. Maybe I still have a little H-D oil in my blood.
 

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It's too freakin' hot!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," my sweaty fanny!

It was 82 yesterday, and supposed to be that again today!

And, I'm banned from riding! 3 months and counting...
 

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It's too freakin' hot!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," my sweaty fanny!

It was 82 yesterday, and supposed to be that again today!

And, I'm banned from riding! 3 months and counting...
You'd think it was summer here in Boca. Hot, humid, occasional clouds. AND, there's a damn Tropical disturbance in the Carribean on it's way. WTF is going on?!?!?
 

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Here's a grieveance for ya-- in typical government fashion, even though I am not taking leave when I return from Iraq this month, I have to submit a leave request (for zero days) and also have to complete and sign a travel risk assessment(although the only travel I'll be doing is to the likkor sto').
 

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Here's a grieveance for ya-- in typical government fashion, even though I am not taking leave when I return from Iraq this month, I have to submit a leave request (for zero days) and also have to complete and sign a travel risk assessment(although the only travel I'll be doing is to the likkor sto').
Could be worse. At least you don't get met at the airport by hippies who call you babykiller and throw dogshyt on you. Not that they still wouldn't like to.

As far as the liquor trips go, just don't get between Buzglyd's house and the Liquor Barn. Should be fine.
 

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Could be worse. At least you don't get met at the airport by hippies who call you babykiller and throw dogshyt on you. Not that they still wouldn't like to.
One of the things I learned along the way was that those of us who opposed the war in Vietnam didn't separate the soilders who were fighting it from the dumbass politicians who sent them there. That was a mistake. Hell, a big percentage of the soilders were draftees anyway, it wasn't their idea.

With Iraq, a lot of people, me included, think our military is doing a tremendous job dealing with a bad situation that the leadership put them in. I think you can support the troops and not the war, just like you can support your country, but not it's current government.

BTW: I don't say these things lightly. Three generations of my family are buried in Arlington National, from the Spanish-American War to WWII. My Dad served as well, although he wasn't career Army like others in my family.
 

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SGF,

Again, thank you for your service! Hope you are home for Christmas!

There are way too many guys coming back and screwing up, many times fatally. Please hit "terra Homa" softly until you re-calibrate.
 

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Some of us were....

One of the things I learned along the way was that those of us who opposed the war in Vietnam didn't separate the soilders who were fighting it from the dumbass politicians who sent them there. That was a mistake. Hell, a big percentage of the soilders were draftees anyway, it wasn't their idea.

With Iraq, a lot of people, me included, think our military is doing a tremendous job dealing with a bad situation that the leadership put them in. I think you can support the troops and not the war, just like you can support your country, but not it's current government.

BTW: I don't say these things lightly. Three generations of my family are buried in Arlington National, from the Spanish-American War to WWII. My Dad served as well, although he wasn't career Army like others in my family.
...."smart" and joined other services to avoid the Army and Vietnam. You can see how well my clever plot of joining the Nav worked.

I know that a lot of people have separated the two out like you. However you can still tell the ones though who still want to scream "babykiller" when you listen to the Hollywierd lefties. They know they can't get away with it is why they don't. They still depict the average soldier as dumbasses and violence freaks in a lot of movies.

I'd put the level of education of the average soldier against that of the average actor or TV host any day of the week. Fewer high school dropouts. I'd bet on the troopers' IQ's being higher too.
 

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seruzawa;175065 I'd put the level of education of the average soldier against that of the average actor or TV host any day of the week. Fewer high school dropouts. I'd bet on the troopers' IQ's being higher too.[/QUOTE said:
And now for the most outrageous insult to the soilders: paying mercenaries from Blackwater et. al. ten times what the real soilders are making! WTF are we doing spending billions in tax money on mercenaries, and not giving our guys good health care (Walter Reed), the equipment they need, etc.? It makes me sick.
 

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Ken, I'd say wtf are we doing paying mercenaries at ALL. I find it ironic that we're outsourcing one of the more fundamental responsibilities of the federal government while simultaneously increasing federal involvement in many things that should be outside of the federal government's purview.
 

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Ken, I'd say wtf are we doing paying mercenaries at ALL. I find it ironic that we're outsourcing one of the more fundamental responsibilities of the federal government while simultaneously increasing federal involvement in many things that should be outside of the federal government's purview.
Mercenaries don't have to play by the same rules. They can do all kinds of stuff that the military wouldn't tolerate in their troops.

The biggest attraction is that mercenary groups become more like personal armies for various govt officials.

There were mercenary units in Vietnam and some had a base in Danang harbor. If one of our boats got too close to their base they would shoot warning shots at us so we stayed strictly away. IMHO the rumors about atrocities in Vietnam were stories of the actions of these unaccountable hired thugs the CIA and other rogue agencies used and continue to use.
 
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