User Profile: OLDBIKEFIXER

OLDBIKEFIXER

Member Since: February 17, 2011

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  • [6] August 29, 2014 at 10:32am

    You’re a smart woman, Patriot Momma. It’s too bad that if (when) America gets involved, the “small strikes” and a drone bombing here and there is exactly what will be done. The enemy will simply retreat, regroup, and get stronger. Eventually, the polls will show that Americans are growing tired of that particular game, so another, even more fierce and sinister enemy will be found to waste more American blood and treasure on. I see a never-ending game, using Americans as pawns, and the rules being dictated to them via the P.C. police and the media.

  • [2] August 29, 2014 at 10:05am

    I know this is gonna generate some controversy, but this old Conservative Libertarian (me) is going with Colmes on this issue. Yeah, I can’t believe it, either.

    I’ve been getting the feeling more and more that all the brew-ha-ha that’s being fed to us via the media, including Fox News, is just to garner our support for more military action in the Middle East. Once the polls show that enough people support it, America will once again be sending troops and equipment into a situation that will be orchestrated into another long, drawn-out mess, with no hope of a successful ending. More Americans will die, but the manufacturers of tanks, bombs, and other military equipment will reap huge profits… again. And America’s national debt will be increased by another couple trillion dollars… again.

    If America would just get the hell out of the Middle East, and stay out, the Muslims would in all likelihood just go back to fighting amongst themselves, which is what they do best.

    I believe we’re being lied to… again. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee, America!

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  • [1] August 28, 2014 at 10:16am

    Why is it that there always must be somebody else to “interpret” what the Holy Bible says or means? Why do priests, pastors, and other leaders or every branch of Christianity feel that they must impose their particular take on every single word in the Bible upon their followers?

    Howzabout this – just read the book, without somebody else telling you what to think or what they believe certain things mean or don’t mean. Just read it, and if a particular story or passage inspires you or changes your outlook, just “go with it”.

    If a group of 100 people all read Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” or Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”, or any other book, alone, without discussing it amoung themselves, they would all find different things about the book interesting and important, and other things less interesting. Once they all sat down together to discuss the book, surely somebody would try to assume the role as “group leader” and try to convince the group that certain parts of it actually meant something other than what was on the pages.

    Although I believe that The Holy Bible is the word of God, I also believe that it should be left to the reader to interpret what is inside, and that it was written in the manner in which it was to convey just that. There is no reason for “Bible scholars” of any given religion to tell us what the word of God means. It means what it says – nothing more and nothing less.

    And while I’m on the subject, read “The Book of Enoch”.

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  • [3] August 25, 2014 at 3:03pm

    So what… I still listen to vinyl records, being that there has been no music produced that is even worth listening to since the early (pre Beatles) 1960′s. And no, it’s not that I’m old, although I am… I just loathe technology. And the Beatles.

    Ludites unite!

  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 1:44pm

    Jeeze… I mean, really… there ain’t even any pictures in that stupid book. Most of the folks I know would have put it down after the first few pages. How can something that’s supposed to be “porn” not have any pictures?

    If they make a movie of the book, is it just gonna be words on the screen, and no pictures?

    Okay, I’m done being silly. Get back to work.

  • August 22, 2014 at 1:32pm

    I know, I know… is ALWAYS Moose and Squirrel. Now, go fix me big glass of vodka and make it snippy. Oh, wait – I mean to say snappy. Now go.

  • [6] August 22, 2014 at 1:26pm

    Take a close look at this story and see if you can spot the typos and punctuation mistakes…

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  • [4] August 22, 2014 at 10:23am

    The only thing those crazy Muslims want is to be left alone. If America would just pull everyone out of the Middle East and let those idiots fight amongst themselves, like they’ve been doing since the beginning of time, they would soon forget about us.

    However, that will never happen. Why? Because the folks who make tanks, bombs, ammo, fighter planes, drones, and all the other necessities of war need to sell more and more of their products. As such, there will never be a time when there is not some new enemy on the horizon that must be fought and destroyed.

    Ever notice that since the beginning of the Korean war, America’s military never really seems to “fight to win”? They send in all the troops and machinery, but then are given strict guidelines to follow (don’t shoot first, don’t fight in populated areas, don’t go beyond a certain area, etc.). Those guidelines ALWAYS mean that the fighting will go on indefinitely, many more Americans will die, and most importantly, more tanks, planes, bombs, etc. will be needed for a longer period of time.

    I’m just sick of it all. There will never be peace, EVER, so just either ignore everything or start a revolution. Personally, I’m too damn old to fight, so I’ll choose the former.

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  • [1] August 14, 2014 at 9:49am

    Suicide is indeed a choice that a person makes. It’s the same as any other physical action, aside from perhaps heartbeats and breathing.

    Robin Williams was an amazing talent, and from everything I’ve heard lately, an amazing and compassionate person as well. However, whatever it was that troubled him so much finally got him to decide that death would be preferable over life. With that in mind, he made the decision to end his life. I’m sure he weighed the options for a very long time, perhaps years, before finally deciding to end his life. Unless he told another person of his dilemma, and what his reasoning for ending his own life was, nobody will ever know what persuaded him to do make that choice.

    I feel terrible for his family and all of the other people who have been affected by Mr. William’s passing, and I mean no offense to anyone by my comments. I’m simply stating my very uneducated opinion on this matter.

  • August 7, 2014 at 2:45pm

    See, I told ya’ about those Euro-trash soccer weenies back when all 3 U.S. soccer fans were going nuts about America playing in that “World Cup” soccer thing last month.

    Let this be just one more reason to ban soccer in the U.S. Just let it die quickly and forget it ever even existed. Afterwards, we can use all those abandoned soccer fields for something much more interesting… perhaps motocross racing, or radio-controlled cars & airplanes. Any kids who still want to play sports can try out for football, baesball, archery, curling, tidly-winks, etc. ANYTHING is better than soccer.

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  • July 31, 2014 at 1:28pm

    Actually, all landscapers should be required to get real jobs, as adult men mowing lawns for a living is not only sad, but it also deprives entrepreneurial 12-year-olds of earning money.

    Landscapers should also be required to pass a special driving test if they are towing one of those Harbor Freight trailers to carry all of their mowers, weed-whackers and gasoline containers. Learning how to drive and park those cheaply made, dangerous, and barely street-legal trailers is something that none of those idiots seem to have had much practice with.

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  • July 30, 2014 at 9:50am

    Personally, I find a “Southern twang” accent very nice, and I’ll often go out of my way to engage in a conversation with somebody from “Down South”, especially women from Texas, just to be able to hear them speak. Being from S.W. PA, there is no appreciable accent in this area. Odd phrases and use of words, for sure, but no accent.

    On the other hand, America simply must find a way to eliminate the thuggish, aggressive, and violence inducing New Jersey / Bronx accent. Every time I hear someone from the New Jersey area speak, I instantly think of the movie “Taxi Driver”, and find myself mumbling phrases like “You talkin’ a me?” and “You got a probbum wit dat… huh?” I cannot watch the shows “Cake Boss” or “Top Gear America” simply because of the horrible ‘Jersey accent spoken by some of the people on those shows. Yeah, I got a probbum wit dat, Pal…

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  • [2] July 28, 2014 at 7:33am

    First of all, this creep was allowed to live for 25 more years after he killed those people… at the expense of the taxpayers! That should be more than enough compensation for giving him a bit of a rough time when his execution time finally rolled around.

    There should be a few changes made to the laws concerning the death penalty, such as :

    1) Anyone sentenced to death by the state should be given a choice concerning the manner in which they are put to death. Those choices should include options such as a firing squad, public hanging, being “drawn & quartered”, the gas chamber, lethal injection, etc. Also, if the sentenced person wishes to introduce an untried method of execution (being eaten alive by a cage full of rats, or being tossed from a helicopter at 5000 ft.), that option should be granted, as long as it is deemed cost effective.

    2) All persons sentenced to death shall be executed within 90 days of being sentenced. No exceptions.

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  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 12:59pm

    Yep, that’s what I’m thinking, too. After all, they’re in Romania… And before anyone says “no, Oldbikefixer, that’s Transylvania”, I’ll correct you by saying vampires come from Romania, and the Frankenstein monster is from Transylvania… I’m still not sure where the Werewolf calls home. And, what about the Creature From the Black Lagoon, a.k.a. Gillman? Where the heck is the Black Lagoon located?

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  • [3] July 18, 2014 at 12:52pm

    Am I reading this correctly? Does the story say that “scientists” were basing the age of the footprints on some bones from a bear? Really? I guess they have some sort of concrete evidence (not put forth in the story) that the bear was in the cave at the same time as the humans that made the footprints.

    I guess they never considered that maybe the humans were in the cave long after, or much earlier than the bear, or that the bones of the bear might have been placed in the cave by somebody else, and not by the folks who left their footprints on the cave floor.

    I bet these “scientists” went to the same university as the girl who does the weather report on my local TV station. Yep… she’s always wrong, too.

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  • July 18, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Thank you, NativeLanguage, on behalf of everyone here who is concerned about the rapid decline of America’s ability to speak and write their own language.

  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 10:23am

    There probably ain’t much tequila in Turkey, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were hitting the ol’ Ouzo bottle more than a few times a day.

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  • [1] July 17, 2014 at 11:09am

    Most “old fashioned” things are still quite useable. But, why are the Germans insisting on manual, non-electric typewriters? The old IBM “Selectric” is certainly not internet-compatible, but is much easier and faster than its non-electric predecessors.

    Anyway, here are a few more “old fashioned” things that you may find useful, especially if things here in America get as bad as what many of us think they might get…

    1) Cars that use breaker-points for ignition, and a carburetor – they won’t be affected if we get slammed with an electro-magnetinc pulse (EMP) device.
    2) Can openers that are cranked by hand – see no. 1
    3) Charcoal grilles
    4) Walkie-Talkies & CB radios (especially mobile, 12-volt DC units)

    Modern technology has never really impressed me. Nowadays, folks seem to be totally dependent on their “smart” phones and other mobile devices, and I often get asked why I’m not on Facebook. I just answer that I have other, more important, REAL things to do with my time.

  • [1] July 17, 2014 at 9:55am

    Why was this woman arrested? I remember being 9 years old… I would leave the house on my bicycle first thing in the morning, and not return home until dinner-time, usually around 6 pm, eat dinner, and rush back out again. I would be outside with my friends, building forts in the woods, exploring our “neighborhood” (which was just about anywhere we could get to on foot or bicycle), or building, driving, and usually crashing home-made go-karts that we would construct from the remnants of lawnmowers, farm equipment, and abandoned buildings.

    Nowadays, we act as if a child playing outside without adult supervision is a horrible thing. I say “bull$h¡t”. Let kids be kids. Let them play and learn how to do things on their own.

    Sure, there are evil people out there who will harm children, but there always been, even back in the “good ol’ days”. Today, the media pushes stories about those things because those stories generate higher ratings. However, the world hasn’t changed that much in the 40 or so years that have passed since I was a kid. Politics and the news media have, but after a while, you learn to ignore those 2 things. Life is much better if you can do that.

  • [1] July 11, 2014 at 11:11am

    If we start building a fence using the bones of dead illegal aliens, it could prove to be just the deterrent we need.

    If every REAL American living in the infected border states would be granted permission to “shoot on sight” when spotting anyone entering America’s borders illegally, this problem would be solved immediately.

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