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Background: After 38 years of teaching, I retired five years ago. My son, Chad, has taught for seven years, and we run a nice little propeller business called Hill Marine. Chad and I probably average 60 hour weeks (of work), in the summer and 40 hour weeks in the winter.

We have a lot of projects and keep busy. Chad has www.hillmarine.com set up as an on line store and I sell through E-Bay. Neither of us like to talk on the phone because e-mails are easier and we are actually able to think out our prop selections. But we do answer the phone when it rings......sometimes...

The phone rings. I answer it. "Is the owner there?" the lady asks. I say, "This is he"....Oh, forgot to mention, I snapped a tendon in my arm, had surgery, and have been in a cast for three weeks, so work has REALLY piled up as I work slow anyway, but with one arm, I have the nickname of "Lightning". And I maybe in a shit mood...

The lady says, "I'm with the Times." I say, "I'm not interested."

She says, "Why not? And adds she has been with the Times for 17 years."

I say, "Why am in not iterested in that Communist Rag? I'll tell you why...Two weeks ago I stopped the Register, after being a subscriber since 1962 BECAUSE they are too LIBERAL, and you are more LIBERAL....I'm totally sick of hearing Obama's BULLSHIT as iof it were helping our country."

She says, "You won't read about Obama today.?

I say, "I know..Obama is vacationing in Marksist Vineyard and Obama has told you Liberal Pukes to shut up and you did...."

She says, Well, the Register will go broke before the Times....."

I say lady, "ALL newspapers are going to go broke if they only write about LIBERAL crap...."

She says, "Why are you so ANGRY?????"

I say, "Well, I have a house in escrow, 50 props to get out, I'm woring one handed, I have another house to list.....AND I'm wasting my time talking to you....."

I hung up...She's right, I'm just an angry old white guy, trying to enjoy my Golden Years.....

ADD: At one time the whig makers in this country tried to get a law passed that would have required all males to wear a whig....There was no government bail out for whig makers..

Cash for clunkers sure helped Toyota....Obama motors didn't do well.

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Rush Limbaugh is really a great teacher. He explained that Socialism is when the government owns everything and tries to run it. Fascism is when private people own the companies but the government tells them how to run it.
 

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Helped Toyota

NUMMI in Fremont has announced it will be closing it's doors. The UAW pukes are whinning, "it's not fair! We voted for Obama, why is he doing this to us?"
 

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NUMMI in Fremont has announced it will be closing it's doors. The UAW pukes are whinning, "it's not fair! We voted for Obama, why is he doing this to us?"
"Change". :D
 

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well,this will cheer you up. i just saw on the news that the cash for clunker money(4500$) is and shall be treated as fully taxable as income,lol.
 

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Background: After 38 years of teaching, I retired five years ago. My son, Chad, has taught for seven years, and we run a nice little propeller business called Hill Marine. Chad and I probably average 60 hour weeks (of work), in the summer and 40 hour weeks in the winter.

We have a lot of projects and keep busy. Chad has www.hillmarine.com set up as an on line store and I sell through E-Bay. Neither of us like to talk on the phone because e-mails are easier and we are actually able to think out our prop selections. But we do answer the phone when it rings......sometimes...

The phone rings. I answer it. "Is the owner there?" the lady asks. I say, "This is he"....Oh, forgot to mention, I snapped a tendon in my arm, had surgery, and have been in a cast for three weeks, so work has REALLY piled up as I work slow anyway, but with one arm, I have the nickname of "Lightning". And I maybe in a shit mood...

The lady says, "I'm with the Times." I say, "I'm not interested."

She says, "Why not? And adds she has been with the Times for 17 years."

I say, "Why am in not iterested in that Communist Rag? I'll tell you why...Two weeks ago I stopped the Register, after being a subscriber since 1962 BECAUSE they are too LIBERAL, and you are more LIBERAL....I'm totally sick of hearing Obama's BULLSHIT as iof it were helping our country."

She says, "You won't read about Obama today.?

I say, "I know..Obama is vacationing in Marksist Vineyard and Obama has told you Liberal Pukes to shut up and you did...."

She says, Well, the Register will go broke before the Times....."

I say lady, "ALL newspapers are going to go broke if they only write about LIBERAL crap...."

She says, "Why are you so ANGRY?????"

I say, "Well, I have a house in escrow, 50 props to get out, I'm woring one handed, I have another house to list.....AND I'm wasting my time talking to you....."

I hung up...She's right, I'm just an angry old white guy, trying to enjoy my Golden Years.....

ADD: At one time the whig makers in this country tried to get a law passed that would have required all males to wear a whig....There was no government bail out for whig makers..

Cash for clunkers sure helped Toyota....Obama motors didn't do well.

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Rush Limbaugh is really a great teacher. He explained that Socialism is when the government owns everything and tries to run it. Fascism is when private people own the companies but the government tells them how to run it.


Mr. Hill. If we ever get a chance to meet. I'm buying you a beer. :D


I said the same thing when the LA times called me. I lived in Anaheim Hills at the time and they ragged on GW every day.

I guess I'm an angry white 30 something.
 

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NUMMI in Fremont has announced it will be closing it's doors. The UAW pukes are whinning, "it's not fair! We voted for Obama, why is he doing this to us?"
Hey, How's that change workin' for ya now?
 

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People are gradually waking up to the fact government redtape and bureaucracy adversely effects their pocketbooks whether they prepare for it or not. The bulk of these programs are so poorly presented that the consumer doesn't realize what they get into until it's too late.

Now just imagine the ones we will have no control over as they will force involuntary participation, Healthcare for example.....

Cash for Clunkers was ballyhooed as a great stimulator for the automakers and it did put some business into the lagging system. But it's far from over and after the hidden taxes, rejected trade-ins after the deals, and short funding to the dealers, I predict it will go down as a complete Fubar.

But if it helps awaken the nation towards realizing the fallacy of big government and this Admin and Congress in particular, it will be well worth it.

Wake Up America!!!! The only change we really need is the current crop of idiots in Washington DC!!!!!!!!:|err
 

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well,this will cheer you up. i just saw on the news that the cash for clunker money(4500$) is and shall be treated as fully taxable as income,lol.

I heard that also on the news last night. Not only will they have to pay federal income tax on the money but state income tax as well in states having state income tax.

So,........ free money isn't really free?......What a surprise!
 

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Background: After 38 years of teaching, I retired five years ago. My son, Chad, has taught for seven years, and we run a nice little propeller business called Hill Marine. Chad and I probably average 60 hour weeks (of work), in the summer and 40 hour weeks in the winter.

We have a lot of projects and keep busy. Chad has www.hillmarine.com set up as an on line store and I sell through E-Bay. Neither of us like to talk on the phone because e-mails are easier and we are actually able to think out our prop selections. But we do answer the phone when it rings......sometimes...

The phone rings. I answer it. "Is the owner there?" the lady asks. I say, "This is he"....Oh, forgot to mention, I snapped a tendon in my arm, had surgery, and have been in a cast for three weeks, so work has REALLY piled up as I work slow anyway, but with one arm, I have the nickname of "Lightning". And I maybe in a shit mood...

The lady says, "I'm with the Times." I say, "I'm not interested."

She says, "Why not? And adds she has been with the Times for 17 years."

I say, "Why am in not iterested in that Communist Rag? I'll tell you why...Two weeks ago I stopped the Register, after being a subscriber since 1962 BECAUSE they are too LIBERAL, and you are more LIBERAL....I'm totally sick of hearing Obama's BULLSHIT as iof it were helping our country."

She says, "You won't read about Obama today.?

I say, "I know..Obama is vacationing in Marksist Vineyard and Obama has told you Liberal Pukes to shut up and you did...."

She says, Well, the Register will go broke before the Times....."

I say lady, "ALL newspapers are going to go broke if they only write about LIBERAL crap...."

She says, "Why are you so ANGRY?????"

I say, "Well, I have a house in escrow, 50 props to get out, I'm woring one handed, I have another house to list.....AND I'm wasting my time talking to you....."

I hung up...She's right, I'm just an angry old white guy, trying to enjoy my Golden Years.....

ADD: At one time the whig makers in this country tried to get a law passed that would have required all males to wear a whig....There was no government bail out for whig makers..

Cash for clunkers sure helped Toyota....Obama motors didn't do well.

Last ADD:

Rush Limbaugh is really a great teacher. He explained that Socialism is when the government owns everything and tries to run it. Fascism is when private people own the companies but the government tells them how to run it.
I got an email last night from a guy looking for some Dixco gauges and wrote he has been calling for 3 days and nobody has answered (I normally can't answer live during the day) so there's a problem. I wrote back that had he LEFT A MESSAGE I would have returned his call. It isn't easy being an old white guy in retail.......:)sphss
 

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Ron, a hint from one self-employed guy to another... Caller ID. If you have a call come in from any number with a 800, 866, or 877 area code, it's more than likely a tele-marketer and I never answer it. If I inadvertantly pick the phone up and some one asks to speak to the owner, or person in charge of whatever, if I'm feeling nice, I say he's not available and offer to take a message. If I'm in a bad mood, I politely say "Let me transfer you to him" and put them on hold..... It's amazing how long some will stay on the line waiting...
Good luck to you....
 

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Ring! Ring!

Hello?

Yes this is the LA times.

NO! I don't read your propaganda.

Huh? What? Err what do you mean?

That rag is not a newspaper it's a propaganda rag and THERE IS NO GAWDAMNED.........

click:)sphss:)hand

I know where I'm getting my props worked next time.:D
 

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Ring! Ring!

Hello?

Yes this is the LA times.

NO! I don't read your propaganda.

Huh? What? Err what do you mean?

That rag is not a newspaper it's a propaganda rag and THERE IS NO GAWDAMNED.........

click:)sphss:)hand

I know where I'm getting my props worked next time.:D
I get the same calls from the San Francisco Chronicle......I give them the same response.....I hear...."Click!"
 

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i must be a total chocolate starfish cuz i tellem not interested and jsut hang up. poeple dont care what we have to say. f them. liberal/conservative issues is like holy rollers stuff to some(well majority anyway)...most people just dont wanna hear it.
 
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