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Forum: Police Blotter 23 February 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,193
Posted By DrRocket
And the media. Don't forget the media! ...

And the media. Don't forget the media!

http://www.startribune.com/nra-accuses-gun-control-advocates-of-exploiting-fl-shooting/474887753/

The longtime face of the NRA was preceded on stage by...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 485,884
Posted By DrRocket
I'm beginning to see more ads air now that...

I'm beginning to see more ads air now that portray interracial couples, with children. The Tide Pods ad comes to mind.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,526
Posted By DrRocket
Police Chargers (And Ford Explorers) have become VERY...

Chargers (And Ford Explorers) have become VERY popular for police car use.

All of the departments in my neck of the woods use them.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 28,644
Posted By DrRocket
Unless you've had problems before, it's my guess...

Unless you've had problems before, it's my guess it's the former.

I've gotten stuff like this myself. I always send the people a screen grab copy of the email involved to let them know they may...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 February 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 951
Posted By DrRocket
His son Franklin is a bit of an anti-Islamic...

His son Franklin is a bit of an anti-Islamic pill.

When I was a teenager, the Billy Graham Crusade came through town. The church my dad was taking us to, a fairly conservative "born again" style...
Forum: Social Studies 21 February 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By DrRocket
Read This! South Carolina bill targets same-sex marriage

The "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" would draw a line between what its sponsors deem is "marriage" and what is considered "parody marriage."

According to the bill, " 'parody marriage'...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 February 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 216,232
Posted By DrRocket
It's only been a few days since they've started,...

It's only been a few days since they've started, but I've already pretty much had my fill of all the sappy http://message.snopes.com/images/icons/icon99.gif "INSPIRATIONAL!!!"...
Forum: Business Bytes 30 January 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By DrRocket
Airplane Carrying cargo is the main reason the 747 looks...

Carrying cargo is the main reason the 747 looks like it does. When first designed, they raised the cockpit above the main tube of the fuselage to facilitate a nose that raises up and allows...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 January 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By DrRocket
Airplane When Boeing first introduced the 747, many...

When Boeing first introduced the 747, many industry experts were asking "How big is too big?"

When I saw my first 380 in person here at MSP, I thought to myself that Airtbus may have discovered...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,955
Posted By DrRocket
I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans...

I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans in DC who are actually probably breathing a sigh of relief.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 216,232
Posted By DrRocket
Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a...

Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a "Trumpy Bear." At first, I honestly thought it was some sort of satire.

To my utter horror, I learned it's real. (http://gettrumpybear.com/)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,569
Posted By DrRocket
Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person...

Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person to fill the chair when Franken resigns. According to Minnesota state law, AIUI, that appointee will be considered a caretaker until the next general...
Forum: Social Studies 06 December 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,235
Posted By DrRocket
That makes two of us. In high school, there...

That makes two of us.

In high school, there were a small group of guys who decided their mission in life was to make my time in high school a living hell.

They succeeded. :mad:

When I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 December 2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By DrRocket
Icon106 I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the...

I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the next to last time he sang "Back Home Again." I remember that although his health wasn't the best, he still sounded pretty good.

RIP Jim. :(
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,569
Posted By DrRocket
I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly...

I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly disappointed in him. :mad:

He should have known better. :(
Forum: SLC 15 November 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 163,997
Posted By DrRocket
I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They...

I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They were marketed as minivans, and were AWD IIRC, with a traditional engine/drivetrain layout.

I test drove one before I bought the Olds, and yes, they...
Forum: SLC 15 November 2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 163,997
Posted By DrRocket
The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet...

The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet Lumina APV, Oldsmobile Silhouette and Pontiac Trans Sport) were front wheel drive composite plastic bodied vans that had quite a bit of space. Trust me...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 20,412
Posted By DrRocket
Used to shop at a Cub Foods store near my house...

Used to shop at a Cub Foods store near my house up until a HyVee store opened up down the street from us. I've shopped at the Hyvee since. I stopped at the Cub store while on my way home from work...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 167,708
Posted By DrRocket
Hello Kitty My dearly departed parents used to walk their...

My dearly departed parents used to walk their Siamese cats using harnesses and leashes.
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,345
Posted By DrRocket
On the way to work today, I heard the CGIC in a...

On the way to work today, I heard the CGIC in a press conference answer a question about increased vetting for gun sales and gun permits answer with something along the lines of "If there'd been...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By DrRocket
Cheer Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.

...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 91,474
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum About 6 months ago, DW took the truck in for an...

About 6 months ago, DW took the truck in for an oil change, and used a shop we normally don't use since she was in a different area of town. Just discovered that even though there's a (Rather garish)...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 169,177
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum When we moved into our house in 1998, one of the...

When we moved into our house in 1998, one of the nice things I discovered was that the paper carrier always made sure the paper landed on my front door step. All I had to do was open the front door,...
Forum: Business Bytes 02 November 2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By DrRocket
Driver I find it interesting that many people still...

I find it interesting that many people still think of bus drivers as losers who can't find a "real" job. Even more so for school bus drivers. :confused:
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 October 2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 216,232
Posted By DrRocket
And here I thought I was the only one who binged...

And here I thought I was the only one who binged on How It's Made.

I've even got some favorites stored on my DVR.

I really, really tried to give the new Mythbusters a chance.

Hope, ain't...
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