This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He 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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vent Page LXX = the FASTEST Vent Page Ever!

While some may prefer to go even faster- the highest allowable speed in North Carolina is currently 70MPH. As responsible and law abiding conservatives, we ask that you limit typing of your comments on this page to the allowable limit!

We've been doing these Vent Pages for some time now but, it doesn't seem like we could possibly have already reached Vent Page Number 70!!

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!

And our vehicle choice for representing the 70th Vent Page is a car that was specifically designed for NASCAR racing and only sold to retail customers because of NASCAR rules requiring a certain number of vehicles to be sold to the public in order for a car to qualify as a "stock" car for NASCAR. The 69 Dodge Daytona - first of the winged cars - was successful the prior year and Plymouth built their version for 1970.

In point of fact, the car was pretty much unbeatable on Nascar Super Speedways - but the streamlined front end and the rear spoiler "wing" were of no use at speeds under 100MPH and had no value on the drag strips. The extra weight of the winged cars  actually lessened their performance at the drag strip. Nontheless- somewhere between 2 and 3000 of these "street cars" were sold through dealerships - an estimated 1,000 still exist today.
Plymouth had lost Richard Petty who raced Fords in 1969 - this car was produced partially as an effort to bring him back to the Plymouth team! It worked, and here is Petty's 1970 Superbird!

The "Street" version!


23 comments:

NewGuy said...

From an article in today's Winston Salem Journal...
7 million gallons of sewage spill into NC river

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say about 7 million of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the French Broad River near Asheville after a pump failed at a treatment plant.

Workers with the Metropolitan Sewerage District stopped the leak around 3 p.m. Tuesday"


How long before Boone's dumping of their treated sewage into the New River results in something like this?

guy faulkes said...

I do not know about Boone, but in the past Blowing Rock had a spill that killed most of the aquatic life for miles down stream. I heard it even killed beavers and muskrats.

This spill happened several years ago and was from the water treatment plant.

NewGuy said...

And, our Joke Of The Day comes from NC SENATOR KAY HAGAN for this recent one recently in the WS Journal.

"In a midterm election, Hagan said, she believes the election will focus more on the individual than on the national ticket. She thinks her brand of politics – she used terms like “common sense” and “middle of the road” and “independent thinker” to describe herself – makes her a good fit for North Carolina."

WHY don't liberals want to run as liberals. Her voting record shows that she voted in support of Obama's positions 96% of the time! Highest of any Southern Democrat.

"Independent thinker"...HA HA ...Good one, Senator!

Sarkazein said...

FREE David Cole Withrow!

NewGuy said...

Sark....I've followed the David Cole Withrow story....another example of liberal policy running amuk! For those who haven't followed it, Withrow went to the principals office and called his parents to come to the school and retrieve the EMPTY shotgun he had forgotten he had left in his truck. He was immediately suspended - threatened with expulsion and denial of graduation! He is still facing possible felony charges.

Previously, when an asst principal was found to have a loaded hand gun in her glove compartment, she was not prosecuted!

"Students rallied to support Withrow after those early reports that he had been expelled. Many of them point to the school system’s handling of a similar incident two years ago.

In 2011, Princeton High assistant principal Catherine Bennett was suspended for three days without pay for leaving a loaded handgun in the glove box of her car. Students in an auto-mechanics class discovered it.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office declined to press charges in that case, investigators said"


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/02/2866149/johnston-county-high-school-student.html#storylink=cpy

Sarkazein said...

GuyFaulkes- The good guys are always the easiest ones for the liberals to go after. David Cole Withrow is easy prey for them.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, I have not posted about David Cole Withrow as I am still gathering information about what is going on.

Young Mr. Withrow is an honors strudent, an Eagle Scout, and was supposed to graduate in about two weeks. He went skeet shooting and forgot to remove his shotgun from his truck. When he went to retrieve his backpack of books from behind the seat the next day, he discovered the gun was still in the truck. As he was not supposed to leave the school grounds after he arrived, he went to the administration to tell them the gun and to call his mother to come get the shotgun. They then called law enforcement, who charged him with a felony, and suspended him for one year so he could not graduate with his class.

Last year, Grass Roots North Carolina was able to inject language into H650 that says you have to knowingly and willfully bring a gun onto campus for it to merit the felony charge.

It is clearly indicated that Mr. Withrow's actions did not meet this standard. However, when the Chief Law Enforcement Officer was made aware of this criteria, he said that when Mr. Withrow wanted to call his mother, it proved he knew about the gun.

I guess this man has never forgotten anything in his vehicle. Mr. Withrows actions prove he was trying to do the right thing and was trying to rectify an innocent error.

This situation is made further odious by the fact that the assistant principal of the same school brought a handgun to the school in the same manner. The difference is that she did not discover it. Two weeks later some students in shop class that were working on her car found it. The result of this was the principle got three days suspension, no criminal charges, and the school security offers got two days suspension for trying to hide the incident. Does this seem to be equal justice under the law to you?

The resulting furious reply's to this situation caused the school administration to allow Mr. Withrow to graduate at another school this year, thus still depriving him of the ability to be with his friends and get recognition for his hard work in being an honors student. It also got the attention of Liberty University. Liberty awarded him a scholarship after learning he wanted to go there but did not have the resources.

It is my understanding that Grass Roots North Carolina is going to do an alert to its members to generate a huge campaign to urge the DA to drop all charges, expunge Mr. Withrow's record, and urge the school to allow Mr. Withrow to continue his education by graduating with his class. I will post this alert when I get it so that those that wish to do so can contact the various people involved with their opinions.

Sarkazein said...

Nice of them to rule out "intent" in the enforcement of the law.

Sarkazein said...

Obama's apology tour in Mexico. Obama thinks all Americans are buying illegal drugs as he did/does and are causing Mexico's violence. He thinks all Americans are selling guns to Mexicans as he did. He thinks Canadians don't buy illegal drugs, only Americans.

Truly the stupidest US President and the only America hater American President in US history. Just like Romney of course.

guy faulkes said...

Here is the link to the GRNC alert that I promised you. The only disagreement I have with it is they recommend firing the assistant principle. The difference in how she was treated and Mr. Withrow was treated is appalling, but not entirely her fault.

http://www.grnc.org/grnc-alerts-archive/472-grnc-alert-5-3-13-johnston-co-schools-a-da-persecute-eagle-scout

Sarkazein said...

GuyFaulkes- Even if they wise up and drop the charge, he will have an arrest record. Even if they expunge the charge, it will still show up on his record in some way. The government, at all levels, is getting harder and harder to trust. Young Mr Withrow thought he was doing the right thing. He was, except that the reality now is it is us against them.

If Obamacare proceeds, these same types of bureaucrats will be making our healthcare decisions.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, it would seem this would make an excellent lawsuit over being charges with something when you do not meet the criteria to be charged.

Sarkazein said...

GuyFaulkes- When my son was in a mass first interview for Harris County Sheriff's Office, the group was asked if any of them had ever been arrested, not convicted, just arrested to get up from their seats and move to the wall on the right. Several did. The Lt said "Goodbye". A lawsuit would help, but thanks to the computer, the arrest will show forever.

NewGuy said...

Good article in Washington Times ..
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/this-eagle-scout-is-no-felonzero-tolerance-is-zero/

Excerpt:
It’s May, and for most seniors in high school, thoughts turn to final exams, getting a date for the prom and graduation. For David Cole Withrow, an 18-year-old senior at Princeton High School in Princeton, N.C., his final days will be spent dealing with a suspension, an arrest record and a felony charge in criminal court.

Mr. Withrow, who goes by “Cole,” is not a criminal. He’s an Eagle Scout and an honor student. He has a college scholarship, and he has been accepted at both Campbell University and East Carolina University. So far, so good.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/this-eagle-scout-is-no-felonzero-tolerance-is-zero/#ixzz2SWITMqkN
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guy faulkes said...

Not a good article, an excellent article.

Anonymous said...

POSTED on the lib blog where they are suggesting that Nathan Miller doesn't live in his district any more...

Maybe they can just draw a circle around his house and move it into District 5.

You know, JW...The same way they went 2 miles outside of Boone town limits to draw a circle around YOUR house and make Pam eligible for the various town boards.

Sarkazein said...

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A commanding officer in Illinois was removed from the job after hazing three reservists by ordering them to exercise and yell "I do what I want" in front of other sailors because they missed physical training, a Navy report said.
Lt. Cmdr. Jack O'Neill was relieved of command of Navy Operational Support Center Rock Island in Illinois on March 19. O'Neill was upset several sailors missed physical training during a drill weekend March 9, an investigative report released by Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk said.
The sailors who had to exercise said they were embarrassed, and others who watched the ordeal described it as awkward and uncomfortable.
"It gave you a queasy feeling; it just wasn't the right thing to do," a witness, whose name was redacted from the report, told investigators.///

It's official... the NAVY has been wussyfied.

NewGuy said...

Good God, Sark! Say it ain't so!!

If this is what the military has come to, we are in deep trouble! And, I can tell you that SSGT Kilpatrick, my Senior Drill Instructor on Parris Island, better watch his butt!

If what those Navy trainers did was wrong, then what all my Drill Instructors did was probably against the Geneva Conventions or some such......Nontheless, I still am thankful for every bit of it!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- The Marines will hold out. Even a dedicated panty waist like Obama won't change the USMC.

NewGuy said...

Sark...they are holding out better than any of the other US military services....but I don't think they are what they used to be. Some concessions have been made to the politically correct world of the 21st century! Most Marine's are now living in "dorms" instead of squad bays. Drill Instructors not allowed to "touch" recruits or to swear at them! Initial promotions are automatic (up to e-4 I think).

Still, I suppose the Marines that preceded me probably complained about how easy it was in "my" day!

Semper Fi!

Sarkazein said...

There might be ladies in the room. So now the military has to be more sensitive.

NewGuy said...

I don't think those sailors bitching about things in your original article would be able to make it through Woman Marine training at Parris Island!

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