This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Vent Page XLVI - The Continental Page...

'46 Lincoln Continental Pace Car, (Driven by Henry Ford II)
Vent Page 46....and, 1946 the first of the post war years. Automobile manufacturing which had been pretty much eliminated during the war years began again...and the Indianapolis 500, the classic race was also back from a war-time hiatus. What better pace car than the future classic 1946 Lincoln Continental V-12? The car that should be the one we remember Edsel Ford for instead of the....well, you know...Edsel.




At any rate, it's the car that paced the '46 Indy race and is good enough to pace our "Continental" version of our Vent Page!

Whenever the number of posts on a vent page make it cumbersome to navigate, a new vent page is started. This is number FORTY-SIX  in our series!

VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name?Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!!

 1946 may also be the year that European Sports Cars were introduced in the USA with an estimated 20 1946 MG TC's exported from England that year. Presumably, the earlier MG's had caught the eye of more than a few American GI's who served in England and Western Europe.
A similar MG, but a fully restored 1949 model, was recently listed for sale on Hemmings for $42,995.00

40 comments:

Sarkazein said...

4 more years of Obamanomics would mean -80% OR LEFT WITH ONLY 20%. But, the private sector is just fine... just not enough government jobs

guy faulkes said...

The Republican leadership appears to be trying to let concealed carry in restaurants die in committee for political reasons.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=7gs74beab&v=0018sxp1v_8zeOFfqbPAzi0W5463rsfo1zCmcYclE1UTR8AE8cOtdOU8qADcfK6ThqFi1jLAddOncot7VS6xxABZTmHSCW9TBgltwDVGnibYjg%3D

This will be cutting their own throats as it will only encourage gun owners to stay home and not vote in any race. After all, if there is no one you can support, then there is no reason to vote.

Wolf's Head said...

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Just sayin'

Sarkazein said...

Obama is becoming like Biden. So many gaffs the press mostly ignores them now.

Sarkazein said...

"IT IS TRUE with property tax, you never own your property. If you don't pay, the government takes it. If the tax is based on value, they get the equity before you do.

Wolf's Head said...

Quite true Sark, you can raise your own food, have a well and septic for your house, install wind, hydro or solar power to make your home independent of any outside system, but you still have to have money to pay off the thugs in government.

Some people, however, are trying to put a stop to it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/us/north-dakota-voters-consider-ending-property-tax.html?_r=1&hp

Sarkazein said...

Property tax, sales tax, state income tax (not in Texas), permit fees, misc fees, lotteries, fines, and it still is not enough.

NewGuy said...

Interesting that 2 Democrats on the Charlotte city council actually voted against an 8% property tax.

The Charlotte observe calls it "a stunning decision"

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/12/3310050/council-turns-down-budget-in-stunning.html

Anonymous said...

your friends at Watauga Watch are claiming Deborah Greene is the person doing the majority of posting here. Jealousy raises its head.

BWA HAAAAAAA

Sarkazein said...

Secretary of what? Who? I don't know Mr President, I'll check the bundler list.

NewGuy said...

Sark....Hey, he's only the Commerce Secretary. Obama is tied up trying to cover for his Attorney General right now. Holder is facing a contempt of congress vote and is sure to continue to receive criticism for his appointment of Obama supporters to "white house" leaks.

Blogger said...

Nobody, thanks for your recent comment on LPOV and this blog. ""You might like to mention that the Republican Party choose (sic) to delete all posts by LPOV rather than engage in a thoughtful respectful debate and completion (sic - competition?) of ideas. LPOV was onto the Republican strategy of scapegoats, bigotry and fear as political tools. Censorship became the Republican tool here." LibPOV, This blog is not the Republican Party. You might like to remember that the majority of your posts were copied and pasted over, and over, and over, and that the majority of those were simply name-calling rants that added nothing but always mentioned "scapegoating, fear, bigoty, racism, fascists, and on and on and on. You might also recall that YOU offered to leave here if you were ever politely asked to leave -- how's that going?"

Thanks Nobody. Couldn't have said it better. Because of the shallowness of POV's comments, it was not hard to believe he thought he had found a good way of sabotaging the blog.

Nobody said...

Blogger,
Glad to do it. I was beginning to see some sympathy for poor ol' Lib from people who were obviously new here and didn't understand the reasons his posts are removed. Here is one of my favorite threads regarding LibPOV from your archives - read for your enjoyment and amusement.

http://wataugarepubs.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-in-life-of-conservative-blogger.html

NewGuy said...

Thanks for that, Nobody. I had forgotten about it. Hilarious!

It reminded me that we actually created the vent page in an effort to provide him a place to "vent" without hijacking every other thread with off topic rants. It almost worked! He did, for a while, confine his posts to the vent page and left the other threads pretty much alone. That didn't last long however and we had to either move his posts over to "vent" or just delete them when that became too cumbersome.

When he volunteered to leave the site and not post anymore if blogger asked him to - blogger took advantage of the offer. I guess we all assumed that Lib had a little bit of integrity and would be a man of his word.

You can see how that worked out!

I look at our deleting of his posts as a public service; not just to our readers here, but also to Lib who is obviously too weak willed to honor his commitment. We are just helping him to "man up" and become a man of his word.

It should be noted that our average daily readership began to increase shortly after we took Lib off the site - and has pretty much remained at those higher levels since then. Of course, that includes the numerous visits that Lib makes to our site so I suppose we should be pleased that he is helping to drive our numbers up!

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Anonymous said...

Here one of the main reasond King St continues to loose localy owned business to chains.

http://boone.craigslist.org/off/3075878285.html

If you have a 4k note to open the door per month before utilities, employees, or a product to sell. It s looking pretty grim for downtown to be anything but chains very soon.

guy faulkes said...

Bye LPOV (anonymous).

USS Rodger Young said...

Anyone notice the workers on the Bridge across from Burger King/Lowes on 321? They are all ILLEGAL ALIENS. Anyone notice that? ILLEGAL ALIENS taking YOUR jobs America. Americans used to build homes and bridges and things like that, but now they don't.

Today we had Hussein Obama take the first step in amnesty. And hardly a murmer from America. You dolting idiots deserve to lose your jobs to ILLEGAL ALIENS. Hell, maybe liberal socialist sheep pov was right - Americans take too many smoke breaks and deserve to have their jobs taken by illegal aliens (remember saying that pov?)

As your rights are taken daily by Hussein Obama, it makes me wonder if you enjoy it. You know, hard and rough. At least Hussein Obama is in your face about amnesty, health care, gun control, etc. He ain't going the back way to get things done. And what do Republitards do? Fritter and waste the day away without a single decision. Restaurant Carry in NC is a prime example. A Democrat will tell you he/she intends to take your 2nd Amendment Rights away while a Republican tries to ignore you for asking him to restore that same right. In a strange way I have more respect for the troll, lemming, fringe left Democrats. At least they are committed in their cause and don't make apologies.

It's much more than I see from RINO Republitards. Where's Speaker Boner? What a dud! And Romney seems in the usual daze and will probably agree with Hussein Obama on legalizing illegal aliens!!! The Watauga County Commissioners, except Vince Gable, are exactly the same. They DO NOTHING. No rights have been restored to Watauga County residents. The Demoturds spent years taking rights away and the Republicans haven't restored or increased any of them. Will the Watauga County dud Commissioners continue to fund Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Programs in lieu of the fact that Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation denigrates Constitutional Rights in those Parks and Recreational facilities? Tough questions for RINO Republitards.

Your lunch is being eaten daily by RINOs. If you continue down this road, then you deserve the things liberals bestow upon you.

USS Rodger Young said...

Chetola and the Blowing Rock Country Club and many contractors in Watauga County hire illegal aliens. Many Watauga County US Citizens are on unemployment. Does this seem a little wrong or strange to you? End unemployment benefits and watch the illegal alien problem vanish in America.

USS Rodger Young said...

Did I just shut down this vent page? Seems no one wants to talk about illegal aliens.

Let's get this straight: Illegal alien gang members threaten the lives of YOUR children at Watauga High School and that's ok.

Illegal aliens reconstruct a bridge on US 321 across from Burger King and your ok to watch them do it knowing Watauga County construction workers are out of jobs.

The Blowing Rock Fire Substation on US 221 south of Blowing Rock was built by illegal alien stonemasons and your ok with public buildings being built with low-skilled illegal alien labor when Watauga County citizens are out of work.

Chetola and the Blowing Rock Country Club both hire illegal aliens to do what Watauga County residents (now out of work) used to do and your ok with that?

hussein obama (notice lower case) gives amnesty and WORK PERMITS to 800,000 criminals during 9% unemployment and your ok with that.

Illegal aliens fill your jails, hospitals, and schools; use your welfare; fly the Mexican flag at all opportunities; and cat call your wives in Wal Mart, and your ok with that.

What does it take to wake up you idiot zombies? Talk about pathetic. Ma and Pa America are nearly there - full fledged socialists who WANT to rely on the nanny state to suckle them, cradle to grave.

Like I said, as this point I respect a fringe left liberal lemming sheep far more than I do a RINO. At least the fringe left lemming sheep will tell you they plan on taking your individual rights away or supporting illegal aliens and BY GOD THEY MARCH FORTH AND DO IT IN FRONT OF YOU.

Watch and see what happens when hussein obama is re-elected. If you think it's coming Fast and Furious (pun intended)now, the lame duck 4 years we have coming will be a real show. And America deserves it.

Rodger Young

Anonymous said...

Well I see Deb developed a new personality, how many does that make now?

USS Rodger Young said...

Well I see another liberal is unable to refute ANYTHING I say. How many times does it make now? Thousands?

Rodger Young

USS Rodger Young said...

Shine the name...shine the name....Rodger Young......

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:43 that's not Greene ranting . It seems Johnny Whacko got kicked out of England and is back enjoying the sound of her own voice.

Sarkazein said...

An Email:

This tells the story of why Bush was sinking at the end of his term.

Don’t just skim over this, it’s not very long, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!!!

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH. Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA. And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress. So when someone tries to blame Bush..

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

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USS Rodger Young said...

The liberals are in such a tizy, they confuse Rodger Young with Deborah Greene. Amazing. I love it when they grasp at straws trying to find someone to denigrate, personally and professionally. LOL!!

I won

Rodger Young

USS Rodger Young said...

Did anyone see the fringe left zealot, Liberal Mom's, post over on the Watch. Amazing. She is calling for government mandated outhouses for all of us! This just keeps getting better. The water issue in Boone is bringing out the best in the liberal party.

Do you really think idiots like JW povs, mountain mama, liberal mom, or nonymouse will walk outside in the dead of winter and plop their taxpayer-funded, worthless arses on a cold piece of wood over a lime laced hole in the ground? NO WAY. Heck they wouldn't even know what the lime was for. Yet they are calling for the nanny state to force us to do the same!!

Hypocrisy. Wake up folks. The liberals are doing a number on you!!!!!!!

Rodger Young

PS I do kind of sound like Rico, but not quite. Can you tell what the difference is? LOL!!!!!

USS Rodger Young said...

How about a thread dedicated to hussein obama's (notice lower case) new amnesty program? I need to bash, via the written word, Watauga County politicans and residents over illegal aliens. How about it blogger?

USS Rodger Young said...

Wish I had some competition from the liberals. Such mental midgets they are. The low hanging fruit gets boring to pick sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Where's the idiot Matt who tried to come off as a Tea Partier? Gone I see. Did Matsy watsy get his wittle feelings hurt? Little pooh pooh!!!

Sarkazein said...

Romney's minuses- He never had valuable experience as a
>"Community Organizer", never took drugs or smoked pot. Never got
>drunk. Did not associate with communists or terrorists. Nor did he
>attend a church whose pastor called for God to damn the US.

From an email

USS Rodger Young said...

Sark,

Those are good points.

Rodger

Anonymous said...

I was asked on the Watch if there was something I would not want to live near. My answer of J.W. Williamson was censored. I don;t want to live anywhere near him because he wants to mind everybody's business but his own.

Sarkazein said...

Obama is a FICTIONAL CHARACTER.

Sarkazein said...

WIll the manmade global warming religion survive this? From the man that started the hype and inspired Algore to become a massage therapist molester.

Sarkazein said...

Stay armed and pay attention, America is changing.

Sarkazein said...

We have Syria shooting down a Turkish plane, the Saudis preparing to arm the Syrian rebels, Russia warning against helping the rebels or attacking Iran, the US supporting the rebels, Iran supporting the Syrian regime, Egypt up in the air for grabs and probably returning to their Russian allies... all under Hillary's watch. I would hate to see the alcohol bill for the State Dept. It's probably bigger than Pelosi's military aircraft alcohol bill.

Sarkazein said...

So here's the rip: The Supremes overturn the individual mandate and Obamacare is gone. Employers, who have been afraid of the mandate, then start hiring. Unemployment drops and Obama gets the credit right around election time.

Reader said...

I've thought the same the last three years, Sark. As soon as he's out of office, employers will start hiring. We need to just hold on for another few months and he'll be out.