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View Room Comments for Tuesday, Feb. 4 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014   by: The View RoomWelcome to the SooToday.com View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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bounder 2/4/2014 5:38:34 AM Report

Good morning, yup you guessed it, you're second.
Grump 2/4/2014 6:54:37 AM Report

Good morning everyone, back to the grind today. Is it just me or does anyone else think that Dust and Hunter are going steady now? Status can you fix them up with a couple of cantaloupes and other necessities? LMAO Have to run, catch you later. Have a great day all.
David Poluck 2/4/2014 7:09:07 AM Report

Exciting news..
Wal-Mart to invest $500 million in Canada, create 7,500 jobs


http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/wal-mart-invest-500-million-canada-create-7-111950177--sector.html
theprotector 2/4/2014 7:12:00 AM Report

thats awsome its like one step up from swing supervisor at micky d's
David Poluck 2/4/2014 8:01:45 AM Report

Good marketing on their part. They haven't yet created the jobs but will get credit as a business leader as a good corporate citizens.
theprotector 2/4/2014 8:08:28 AM Report

yepper lots of min. wage part time jobs with no benefits!
theprotector 2/4/2014 8:15:10 AM Report

and the tax payer will help pay for part of the wages and training since federal programs looks at the FTE and aggrate equivilancy regardless if they are parttime or not. Its a nice little loop hole for the good corperate citizens!
Javaman 2/4/2014 8:15:32 AM Report

Lets hope Walmart has no plans to expand in this city...2 is quite enough.
right wing 2/4/2014 8:37:28 AM Report

Yes lets eliminate all of those retail jobs so that those that are employed at them can have no job.
What an idiotic...ah never mind...what a plain idiot.
dust2 2/4/2014 8:40:55 AM Report

theprotector is a schizo about taxes, like dangerously mentally insane about it. who on earth is so paranoid about taxes.
David Poluck 2/4/2014 8:46:26 AM Report

Pro,
Jobs are jobs.
If they put money back into the community through employment then what's the problem?
right wing 2/4/2014 8:53:31 AM Report

David Poluck

Don't you know...retail jobs are supposed to have full benefits, a great pension, awesome holidays with pay...that way we could just close up all of those expensive colleges, trade schools and universities.

;)
theprotector 2/4/2014 8:56:29 AM Report

bunch of losers
dust2 2/4/2014 8:59:34 AM Report

come on be nice now
Wild Turkey 2/4/2014 9:00:01 AM Report

Many Walmarts have a "Mickey DEES" on sight.So yes, the good ones often swing into Walmart as middle managers,head cashiers,some eventually into top manager positions.If you want to advance your career at Walmarts,the place is full of opportunity.That's a direct result of their constant expanding,they're always looking for more good people.
right wing 2/4/2014 9:01:07 AM Report

...yes are we ever stupid for letting the copious amounts of sarcasm stop us from seeing the support.

"rolling eyes"

theprotector 2/4/2014 9:02:25 AM Report

losers
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 9:02:51 AM Report

Jesus, no way, Walmart, don't you dare bring anymore of your crappy jobs to Soo, Ontario. And if you do, make damn sure you pay more than $14.00 per hr. or Dave Pettalia of the Labour Council will be in touch.
Direct quote from the Mayor of Sault Michigan. " We don't have one of the biggest Walmarts on the continent because of our 15,000 residents.
dust2 2/4/2014 9:04:39 AM Report

>"Jesus, no way, Walmart, don't you dare bring anymore of your crappy jobs to Soo, Ontario. And if you do, make damn sure you pay more than $14.00 per hr. or Dave Pettalia of the Labour Council will be in touch. "

LOL what candy land do you live in?

wishful demands with a worthless threat, love it
flyhawk25 2/4/2014 9:06:09 AM Report

That paragon of neo-con values Ann Coulter says that immigration reform is a waste of time because those folks will never vote Republican.
Further evidence of the nastiness and myopia of the conservatives.
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 9:10:19 AM Report

"Loser" .. TP, using techniques honed while captain of the University of Podunk Debating Team.
theprotector 2/4/2014 9:26:06 AM Report

Dont you morons ever get tired of trying maintain economic stratification in this city to the point of class wars? do you not think it would be advantageous to create a situation whereas our local ecomony is diverse enough to carry higher paying jobs? This would then create a greater need for the service industry and yes maybe dusthead can actually get the promotion to swing shift supervisor at the golden arches, after extensive training in cleanliness and hygene. In the mean time your party line is getting tiresome "hey george dont try and bring in good paying jobs, lets stick to the min wage jobs cuz well a job is better then none huh george?"
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 9:27:27 AM Report

Dust .. my Canada includes S. Florida.
Bill_the_Cat 2/4/2014 9:28:24 AM Report

As a message to the GOP, her view is quite correct from a strategic point of view.

Whilst she can be nasty, I do not see it here.

In the UK, Labour admitted to importing millions of immigrants on the basis that they vote predominantly Labour.

It kept the Federal Liberals in power here for years.
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 9:30:25 AM Report

Fly .. that's like asking the majority of Sault residents if they would like another paid day off.
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 9:54:33 AM Report

As read in SaultStar.com.
Warren Kinsella, Liberal operative, describes 10 reasons why Justin Trudeau is not ready for P.M.s chair. Have a look.
will quote #9 and 10.

#9. It cements the view that Trudeau does policy on the fly. Like the Summer lost to marijuana at the expense of any other policy. Like the ruminations about understanding the feelings of the Boston bombers, or admiring the Chinese dictatorship.

10. In politics, all that matters is loyalty and trust. Last week, Justin merrily shredded both and broke faith with people who kept the Liberal party alive when he was still in nappies.

Justin, shush, let Ralph Goodale do the talking.
Wild Turkey 2/4/2014 10:09:01 AM Report

Wisen---With all due respect--Young Trudeau was misunderstood in both of your examples.In the Boston incident, it wasn't about feelings, it was about what would cause them to do such a thing .Maybe if we understand the cause, then the act of terror will seem a little less senseless.
In the case of the China comments---He was comparing present day China, which we all know is very successful,to Pre- Communist China--a Nation of impoverished peasants, unable to feed itself.China has made great strides to prosperity in the last 60 years.
Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 10:18:29 AM Report

Wild .. perhaps you should explain this to Kinsella and the Liberal Senators.
I hear the rattle of the long knives.
Northerner61 2/4/2014 10:18:53 AM Report

I was stopped this morning by a Police Forensic van while taking my boy to school because I honked my horn when the officer driving the van began to migrate into my lane.

After listening to the officer lecture me about my driving in an angry tone, my boy made an inappropriate comment about the officer after I was allowed to leave. I needed to address with the boy that police officers deserved our respect and that it is never okay to call them names regardless. At this point, my boy began to comment on what the officer had said to me about me not being in a hurry. I told the boy that in fact I wasn't in a hurry as he could attest to and explained that even police officers get their feelings hurt like everyone else when their mistakes are pointed out to them.

My boy then questioned me about why I agreed with the officer that I should take my time when in fact, I was not driving too fast and was adhering to all traffic laws. It was then that I discussed with my boy what abuse of authority was.

The officer when he pulled me over for honking at him informed me that he observed that I was trying to get by him since East Street which was incorrect. I had been following behind him on Wellington Street until we arrived at the Pine Street intersection where traffic was stopped due to a red light. The van was in the outside lane and I in the curb lane which was reduced due to wide snow banks. When it was evident that my lane was not wide enough to pull up along side the van, I stopped and waited until traffic proceeded. The van then changed lanes a block or two down the road to take the curb lane in front of me without signalling while I signalled then changed lanes to the outside lane. The roadway then widened allowing me to pass safely along side the van and all was well until the officer began migrating into my lane which prompted me to give a little honk on my horn to signal to the officer that I was beside him. I did explain to the officer the rational for honking my horn.

I had to explain to my boy that the officer's anger that resulted in me getting a lecture was not because of my driving, but because the officer failed to regulate his emotions when he perceived me as arrogant for having honked at him to alert him of his own driving error.

My advise to this officer is check your thinking errors. Not everyone disrespects you. I have a great deal of admiration for what you do for a living, but your uniform should not be used to vent when your ego comes under fire. You are responsible for your own emotions and pulling me over to berate me about my driving which was within the parameters of the law is a simple abuse of authority.





Wisenheimer 2/4/2014 10:23:18 AM Report

Another gem picked up from SaultStar.com.
You can't make this up .. Headline ..
"Stunned" Mayor Amoroso," taken aback by CN decision.
I'll say.
learningaswego 2/4/2014 10:45:14 AM Report

It's incredible, and unacceptable, IMHO, that the city hasn't cut back the snowbanks on Wellington St. E. where it becomes 4 lanes.

Even when there is no snow, it is barely wide enough for 4 lanes. When there is snow, it is basically about 1.5 lanes each way.

Keeping this wide enough for traffic should be a priority in the winter, IMHO.
theprotector 2/4/2014 11:01:31 AM Report

northern I would contact the shift supervisor as that action is totally inappropriate. It might seem to be minor on the surface but if he does that over something simple as beeping a horn I would strongly suggest he has other issues with power tripping. We dont need cops like that, perhaps DP or right wing can give em one of those fantasic min wage part time jobs they want so bad!
soowat 2/4/2014 11:08:18 AM Report

Northerner61

Accepting your story at face value, it was good parenting not to let this officer's actions cause you to put down the police to your son.
theprotector 2/4/2014 11:25:37 AM Report

i agree
bounder 2/4/2014 11:37:18 AM Report

Just might be related to the Montreal cop who was lecturing a homeless man on the street ,minus 20 and the fellow was frozen still, had a t-shirt on.
Told him if he didn't stop misbehaving he was ready to tie him to a lamp post.
Nice attitude ,why I have a camera on at all times in my vehicle, not that I need one but you never know.
learningaswego 2/4/2014 11:46:11 AM Report

Ha ha - love to hear the Trudeau apologists, always good for a laugh.
He's just "misunderstood".

The Trudeau apologists are going to busy, very busy, in the future. Every time that completely out-of-his-league, unqualified twit utters something that hasn't been scripted or controlled, he puts his foot in it.

The most fun will be the apologists trying to come up with excuses after a leadership debate during an election.
Priceless!
Javaman 2/4/2014 12:09:53 PM Report

Lower Pim Street...Wellington East...Albert Street...Church Street... all need snow removal at the curbs on a regular basis.
Wild Turkey 2/4/2014 12:13:18 PM Report

@ Learning-----What He said was misunderstood---not He was misunderstood.Look, if you don't like the guy, it's easy to find ways to put him down.Just take Harper (Please)--(sorry Henny Youngman)
As Trudeau gets wise to the biased media,He will choose his words carefully, so that even a 10 year old will have no problem understanding what He is saying.
Just Curious 2/4/2014 12:39:56 PM Report

Javaman; I live on Francis st and this morning about 5:30 I was awakened by snow removal equipment. They cleaned both sides of Blucher but only one side of Francis, what the reasoning is I have no idea, but it was long overdue. Francis-Blucher is an incredibly busy route in the AM...:)
mallet 2/4/2014 12:52:31 PM Report


DaVID P..

Whatever job, I have always found that if I am employed, it has always been easier to go and get another job, with perhaps better wages and/or benefits. Why, I am not sure, but it seems employers like the fact that they are taking someone elses employee, who wants to get ahead in the game. Maybe it is psychological, I do not know, but having a job, is a start to getting a better one...
Just Curious 2/4/2014 1:03:07 PM Report

mallet, I hardly ever quit a job in my life without having another in the wings.. I think it gives you a sense of confidence in yourself. Back in the day when their was lots of work and I didn't care what I worked at I had 13 jobs in one year.. Good thing income tax was a lot simpler then too.... LOL.:)
Brianne 2/4/2014 1:47:32 PM Report

Speaking of streets, now that the pine street extension is open and people are realizing that it' much better to get to second line by going up pine street. It's like a darn freeway ! Speeders galore. Can't get across the street to basics, sometimes have to wait 15 minute to cross over the traffic is so bad during 3-5 pm. I'd walk to the corner of pine and mcnabb and cross at the light but there are no sidewalks on this side of the street, and snowbanks haven't been removed on this side, so i would be walking in the ( what's left of the one lane) middle of traffic going northbound. Time to have more traffic lights on Pine to get this slowed down a bit. Police need to start monitoring the traffic as well. This is not great northern road and the speed limit is 50 kmph, not 60-70 kmph.
right wing 2/4/2014 1:59:49 PM Report

"In a move that underscores the seriousness of its ongoing probe, the RCMP has laid charges of breach of trust and fraud against former Liberal senator Mac Harb and former Conservative senator Patrick Brazeau."

theprotector 2/4/2014 2:04:11 PM Report

good for you right wing, glad you can still cut and paste instead of paraphrase
Hunter101 2/4/2014 2:13:18 PM Report

Dusty, people who want to keep the money they earn are paranoid about taxes. I guess you'll never see the day, but when the government takes over 40% of your wages you earn yearly, that really can make you paranoid.
Grump 2/4/2014 2:28:13 PM Report

Learning, Kinsella was just smoozing his right wing employers. Now all the negative things being said about Trudeau brings a question to mind. The polls put him ahead and suggest he would be the best P.M. to lead Canada. This brings me to the conclusion that rw, Wisen and yourself and a few others are out of touch with reality or your opinions don't count for squat. LMAO. You can carry on and make more of an ass of yourself now.
learningaswego 2/4/2014 2:51:15 PM Report

Grunt - haven't a clue what you're talking about. Kinsella?
I didn't mention anything about Kinsella, and couldn't care less what he thinks or says.
As usual, you're trying to attach something to a small c conservative that they've had nothing to do with, from the depths or your vivid imagination.
mallet 2/4/2014 3:07:59 PM Report

Just Curious..

That's the point, people think they are entitled to a high paying job without having to pay any dues. As a millwright I started off doing all the heavy dirty jobs there were and the pay wasn't that great either, however as time went on the jobs got more interesting and the pay greater, but with that came responsibility too. Any job, you have to start at the bottom, unless of course you are the boss's son/daughter, in which case you start in the mail room in the morning and at lunchtime you become VP of overseas operations... but only in the movies...
Grump 2/4/2014 3:16:14 PM Report

Learning , nice try moron, I believe you can read so yours seems to be a comprehension problem. Go back try again, read yours, then read mine, maybe you will get it soon.
Grump 2/4/2014 3:18:31 PM Report

By the way Grunt is not the name but two can play if you like. "Clueless and not learning".
gcubed 2/4/2014 3:22:08 PM Report

A "Liberal Paradise" would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only Law Enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does indeed exist …… It's called prison.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Pheonix, Arizona
learningaswego 2/4/2014 3:26:03 PM Report

Grunt, Rump, Harrumph! whatever.

Guess it's a pretty safe bet you didn't win that spelling bee in Grade 4, now did ya?

I know this is way deep and difficult, but, take your time now - are these words or names the same??
learningaswego
Wisenheimer

Okay, let's try again:
learningaswego
Wisenheimer

Oh well, keep at it buddy, maybe it'll click one day.
Bill_the_Cat 2/4/2014 3:27:24 PM Report

Brianne: the Lolipop lady near my kids' school says that crossing near the separate school there is the most dangerous. The guards hate that stretch. Getting worse I guess.
Bill_the_Cat 2/4/2014 3:35:54 PM Report

Grump: Kinsella is a dyed-in-the-wool party apparatchik. Every paper keeps contrarians on staff.

I suspect he wrote it to fire up grassroot support. The Liberals are having a good year in the polls and in fundraising. A little jab here and there does not harm Trudeau in the least, but allows for 'improvement''.

Politicians are like stocks in that they have to seen to be improving. Stable ain't sexy.
Grump 2/4/2014 3:39:57 PM Report

Learning Short forms for short on smarts. Got it twit. A friend of mine used to comment on fellows like you two. He said he had stumps in his back yard brighter than a pair like you.
Grump 2/4/2014 3:47:06 PM Report

My own personal favorite is " If brains were copper wire, you wouldn't have enough to short circuit a firefly's butt ".
David Poluck 2/4/2014 4:07:47 PM Report

Mallet, Exactly! When I was younger that was the methodology. Lots of jobs I would to have loved to quit and staying was a big incentive to find something better.

Fact is work sucks but cash is still king
and rent and food aren't cheap!
Just Curious 2/4/2014 4:19:03 PM Report

mallet, I shovelled shit, drove a tractor, worked as a plumber, electrician, carpenter, poured concrete, am a certified all position welder with a pipe ticket, drove transport all over Canada specialising in over size loads, spent several years as a millwright and tool maker, and the most enjoyable time was spent as Shop foreman and maintenance supervisor for all Canadian shops for a company in London, Ontario. I never made top money but I really enjoyed what I did. Life got in the way and the company went tits up, I wound up with heart problems and cancer, but you know what?? It was a hell of a ride and wouldn't change it.. Started at the bottom lots of times...
Just Curious 2/4/2014 4:32:46 PM Report

Actually, just to tick Stats off, I would take a job as a Walmart greeter Strictly for the hell of it, just to bounce off people.. Always loved that when I drove cab...
mallet 2/4/2014 5:20:27 PM Report

Just Curious...

Yeah, as the old saying goes, "if life sucks, make lemonade", I would not change my past for anything, done a few things differently, but would not change it. My uncle was a farmer and contractor, shovelled enough Bull excretia for ten parliaments, drove sugar beet to the factory, even delivered milk for a while (Wholesale). Everyone has to start somewhere, whether it be Mickey D's, A W, or delivering newspapers, it all adds up when put on a C V or resume and starts to show that you actually want to work. That you got to level 10 or whatever on dungeon and dragons does not really make an employer sit up and take notice. However this is today, not 50 or 60 years ago when times were different!!!
statusquo 2/4/2014 5:57:44 PM Report

"That you got to level 10 or whatever on dungeon and dragons does not really make an employer sit up and take notice"


I never even got past that freaky egg spitting dragon/lizzard on Super Mario!
Grump 2/4/2014 6:19:46 PM Report

Mallet all this talk about changing careers or are you playing for shape to become a body painter? lol.
lookaround 2/4/2014 6:50:43 PM Report

Grump learning is trying his best to be intelligent, but I see nothing in his comments but a person that has no thought between his ears. You can retort to me all you want. Truth hurts but learn that what you say discredits you . Thank you.
northernmale 2/4/2014 6:53:10 PM Report

I listen to people on here talk about wages, I have a friend who drives a school bus. They have to get a B license to drive a bus, also have to pass a drug and police check, as well as a medical. These people are responsible for our children and grandchildren. I was shocked to find out they hardly make more then minimum wage. I look at the weather they drive in and the concern and care they give to our children.The person I know thinks of them as there own and watch out for them. Now there is someone who is way under paid.And these people are professional drivers.
Just Curious 2/4/2014 6:53:29 PM Report

Status, That is freaking funny..LOLOL:)
lookaround 2/4/2014 6:55:18 PM Report

learning as you should go. What have you learned? Get off the net and stop pounding the keys all day. You act childish..really I am not trying to be mean but you really do portray someone that has no life. I work all day unlike you.
Just Curious 2/4/2014 7:02:01 PM Report

Northernmale, not sure what they get paid but will find out as a friend of mind does it for a living. What I do know , from my little corner of the world here, is there are some that shouldn't be doing it. I watch them breaking all kinds of rules on a daily basis.. Don't hand me a bunch of crap about dedication, most of them are there just for the money, and the kids are secondary... there are at least 6 busses that pass my corner every day and there are so many infractions it's mind boggling but no one wants to upset the apple cart..:)
Zing 2/4/2014 7:03:09 PM Report

Another....
Zing 2/4/2014 7:03:23 PM Report

Niner!
northernmale 2/4/2014 7:10:37 PM Report

just curious if what you say is true for the sake of the children on that bus you should be getting the number of the bus . And call the company or the board .If something was to happen and you could have stopped it would you not feel guilty because you choose to stand back and do nothing.
lookaround 2/4/2014 7:22:22 PM Report

northernmale I have a few retired male friends who drive buses as extra cash to top up their measly pension from Harper.
statusquo 2/4/2014 7:27:13 PM Report

Minimum wage pay at Walmart, plus minimum wage driving kiddies around, plus measly Canada Pension....sell some pills on the side...what's not to like?
Life is grand and Walmart is expanding!
It's like X-Mas every day!
Hunter101 2/4/2014 7:33:24 PM Report

lookaround, Canada Pension was always measly.

Of course! I completely forgot that everything you don't like is Harper's fault.
shakespeare 2/4/2014 7:44:42 PM Report

Just read about the 79 year old in Florida who reversed into and killed three in a church parking lot. I think this oldie driving thing is going to be an increasing issue. It is recognised that the current test for over 80s in Ontario does nothing to test roadworthiness of the seniors. On a daily basis I see horrendous and dangerous driving activity in this "elderly" town. Last year in Rome's parking lot, I watched an elderly lady back out of her spot hit a car parked in the row across, went forward and hit the car next to where she had parked, and then backed into the first car again and then drove off. I got her licence and gave it to the police. A couple of years ago an old guy who didn't seem to know if it was Monday or June, backed out of his handicapped space at Rome's as I was driving by. He didn't do much damage and swore that it was the first time he'd ever had an incident.
My father-in-law (rest his soul) nearly killed us and a those in an oncoming vehicle about three years ago while driving us out to the airport. He decided to pass a vehicle and seemed to go in a trance as he didn't return to the inside lane. I yanked the steering wheel and pulled us in. He went nuts at me and said he knew what he was doing and had never had an accident in his life. My wife and MIL agreed that I may have saved many lives.
We really do need to address this elder driving issue.
Hunter101 2/4/2014 7:49:49 PM Report

shakespeare, you know and I know that we rarely agree.

That being said, you nailed it and I couldn't agree more.
statusquo 2/4/2014 8:03:36 PM Report

Shakes,

Awhile back...during the age of carburetors , we had an elderly lady that returned to the dealership twice with a blown engine.
It turns out she used the manual choke pull out knob to hang her handbag on it.

Another one, and this is recent ,complained about the lights being adjusted too low. She did not realize that just because modern cars have day light running lights, you still have to manually turn on the lights at night!

The last one asked what LIO fluid was. The OIL cap was screwed on backwards.
statusquo 2/4/2014 8:05:16 PM Report

Sorry...Seven Ten fluid.
statusquo 2/4/2014 8:28:14 PM Report

Actually, since I am in the mood for a dissertation....

Now that I think of the changes that have been made i.e automotive technology...
Kids today would probably fail to be able to even start a vehicle from the 60's or even 70's.
They wouldn't know what a choke is, even an automatic choke would stump them.
Driving a 200+ HP rear wheel drive car in the snow with bias tires would overwhelm them .
Nowadays the vehicle does the thinking. From idle strategy to traction control..any idiot can drive . Maintenance intervals are displayed on the IPC, and yet some unscrupulous Garages still push the "winterise" the "tune ups" the cheap oil change and "fluid flush" bullshit .
The motoring public has been railroaded into cheap, yet unnecessary services.
It ties in nicely with another one of my stabs at the Walmart mentality...cheap is good..sell, sell ,sell, outsource and beat your competitor on price alone and screw quality and integrity.
Rant over...I am going to bed!
dust2 2/4/2014 8:31:21 PM Report

just wait until cars can drive themselves. you can't fix stupid/lazy/distracted/bad decision making/no respect/ignorance

it's the same thing with traffic jams, most of the time they're caused from the abrupt stops from driving and people wanting to get home as fast as possible.

they estimate self driving cars to be on the road in the next ten to 20 years. hopefully it happens soon.
statusquo 2/4/2014 8:48:29 PM Report

Self driving cars...great!

Stanley Kubrick illustrated a similar scenario back in 1969 . I would hate getting into a car named HAL.
Thank you very much, I shall keep my 1998 Acura in good shape instead!
dust2 2/4/2014 8:51:13 PM Report

looks like someone has little foresight into the future
statusquo 2/4/2014 8:53:49 PM Report

Very wrong dusty....I can see as far as next Tuesday!
shakespeare 2/4/2014 8:56:40 PM Report

"foresight into the future" I believe that is called tautology.
flyhawk25 2/4/2014 8:56:59 PM Report

SQ...you are the expert around here on vehicles.
So an occasional rant is easy to allow. My car is just over 3 years old and has about 42000 K.
I probably only use the stereo on Saturdays to listen to jazz on NPR because I am easily distracted.
What I witnessed today while driving around the city was scary. People are into 'the pavement's bare so floor it.'
No sense getting into the horror stories but there were a few.
Plus I doubt the idiots driving like fools ever believe that they are the cause of problems because they've grown up believing that they are unique and special.
Best to just be vigilant and hope that they don't get on the roads at the same time as I do.
And never, ever get upset because that's when I harken back to when my genitals were attached to the gas pedal.And my mother told me I was perfect too.
statusquo 2/4/2014 9:08:34 PM Report


"SQ...you are the expert around here on vehicles."

Hell no! I think I am but I get bitten in the ass on a daily basis.

"My car is just over 3 years old and has about 42000 K."

It's essentially new and don't let any grease monkey tell you, you need anything!!


"I probably only use the stereo on Saturdays to listen to jazz on NPR"

That is because you're a damn lefty, commy pinko!


"What I witnessed today while driving around the city was scary."

Cause you're a girl!

"People are into 'the pavement's bare so floor it."

Live fast...die young!


If your genitalia is attached to the gas pedal, I would suggest you see your urologist.

Are you holding court this Saturday?
I need an honest opinion on Osso Buco.




Hunter101 2/4/2014 9:15:05 PM Report

Re: Winter driving:

You have to adjust to the conditions. It's that simple.

Self-driven cars... sure. Why don't we give up all of our freedoms.
Javaman 2/4/2014 9:20:27 PM Report

There used to ne 2 lanes each way on many of our busy streets. There are now at best one and a half lanes. Why do drivers insist on using he curb lane as if it is still a full lane ? NUTTY DRIVERS.
atticus 2/4/2014 9:37:30 PM Report

Don't go yet Status;

This is what I drove for 23 years and now have again. It must be special delivered, never available on a lot.

standard drive
roll up windows
manual lock
no air conditioning
just wanted a radio, but they make me take the cd player in tadem, just as the cassette deck previous ... a package of sorts

I have never locked my car and I have never been vandalized. It sits out in the open, downtown, no garage. Reasonable maintenance for the first 8 years. Bit more for the next 15 years ... but not bad in the scheme of things.
statusquo 2/4/2014 9:38:48 PM Report

Java man,

It's called the "zoom" factor. Some folks are used to travel at a certain speed....anything slower and it feels like their life is not worth living!
Driving behind a slow vehicle is akin to having somebody telling you how to live your life!
You are the master of your domain...but suddenly you are faced with a douchebag that is driving way slower than necessary! Surely ,you're superior than that! Your pulse quickens....you get angry...hell if it was't for this idiot ahead of you you could be at work a full 2 minutes earlier...and you hate your job!
A heavy dose of sarcasm was injected.....I cannot bring myself to even contemplate typing LOL.
statusquo 2/4/2014 9:43:50 PM Report

atticus,

Great post. A vehicle is a machine to get you from point A to point B in relative comfort and safety. It is not and should not be a substitute for a living room or inadequate penile endowment!
If maintained properly, it will outlive you!
dust2 2/4/2014 10:04:34 PM Report

>"Re: Winter driving:
You have to adjust to the conditions. It's that simple."

winter tires help just as much. doesn't matter how careful you drive when you have physics and friction against you. winter tires save lives
Hunter101 2/5/2014 1:13:34 AM Report

dust2, I don't install and never have installed winter tires on my truck. The all seasons and 4wd are as good as I need. You still slide on ice with winter tires, just not as far.

Winter tires do make a difference but never enough to compensate for the ignorance of the masses. You still have to adjust, winter tires or not (and it costs you close to a grand if you buy your tires and rims anywhere in the Sault).
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