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On 4/19/2021 at 9:38 PM, balthazar said:

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All of them.  Definitely love the Toro in the middle - trestle shifter and scrolling speedometer.  Also, come to think of it, Olds did a nice job with the "split grille" treatment and slightly protruding front fender wraparound treatment on both the full size and that Cutlass.

On 4/20/2021 at 8:01 AM, A Horse With No Name said:

This didn't go down as one of Chryslers better ideas. The beginning of the end, actually for Chryco in a way. 

 

It rode a very short and shallow crest of popularity, most likely because opera windowed stuff sold like hotcakes.  For a while, some people thought they were clever to have bought one. Beyond the Cordoba's few initial years, it really started to sputter when they began messing with new, overwrought grilles, different geometries in opera windows, and scabbing other Dodge/Plymouth nameplates onto this chassis and body style.

It is downright hilarious that, in the commercial, it is referred to as a "small Chrysler."

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Been away for a while.. summer stuff.. figured I'd get out an live while the weather was warm. Decided to get back into riding bikes.. had given it up back in '05 after my then wife (now ex) had issue

This whole crossover craze has gone a bit too far....

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2 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Definitely love the Toro in the middle - trestle shifter and scrolling speedometer.

Tho there was a consolette for the Toro, I believe they were all column-shift. Pics of cars with consoles seem to pnly show that configuration. ‘Horseshoe’ shifter was found in the Riviera in this era.

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9 hours ago, balthazar said:

Looks like major league fun

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We could get lost for days. 

I love her voice. 

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A lot of the snow melted yesterday, but overnight got a bunch of fresh snow and ice.  Sunny, icy and cold this morning--supposed to get to 45 today, so will get melty....the big dogs out enjoying the yard earlier:

 

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4 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

May be an image of text that says 'LIVE breakyourownnews.com BREAKING NEWS 23:44 PEOPLE ARE FUCKING STUPID A NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE DUMB AS SHIT'

 

This goes right along with one of my favorite expressions:

"Some people don't know how much they don't know."

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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, nails rocket landing.

"It's the third crewed launch for Elon Musk's company in less than 12 months.

Crew-2's launch was one for the history books. It marked several firsts, including the first time that people have flown on a used Crew Dragon and with a used Falcon 9 first stage, and the first time that two different international astronauts have ridden in the capsule.

The Crew Dragon vehicle that launched this morning, known as Endeavour, also lifted off in May of 2020, carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on the Demo-2 test flight, SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission. In a nice bit of additional symmetry, Behnken is McArthur's husband."

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1 hour ago, ykX said:

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, nails rocket landing.

"It's the third crewed launch for Elon Musk's company in less than 12 months.

Crew-2's launch was one for the history books. It marked several firsts, including the first time that people have flown on a used Crew Dragon and with a used Falcon 9 first stage, and the first time that two different international astronauts have ridden in the capsule.

The Crew Dragon vehicle that launched this morning, known as Endeavour, also lifted off in May of 2020, carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on the Demo-2 test flight, SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission. In a nice bit of additional symmetry, Behnken is McArthur's husband."

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Awesome!!!

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19 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

WTF?  Potentially governing a state with almost 40 million inhabitants, and where about 1 in 8 Americans live?

Check this out

 

Well, they have had elected actors at least twice before...could happen again

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

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WOW, talk about a styling mess! Is it coming or going???? 🤔

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7 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Well, they have had elected actors at least twice before...could happen again

This is what I'm talking about.  For some people - stupid people - someone's being an entertainment figure automatically has pull.  They think it gives them credibility and competence.  It shouldn't be automatic.

If you're going to be a key elected official, let's see that law degree, which is usually preceded by a degree in political science or economics.  This is how people who want to make policy and who know they may shift from law to being public servants prepare themselves for that treadmill from their late teens.  It's not a cut and dried rule, but it's a starting point in putting them under the microscope to see if you want them as your elected official.  If they're douchebags, then they don't deserve your vote.

It was somewhat hard (and unhealthy) to grow up in an area where "everyone wants to be a star!"   That they now want to be our governors and presidents is even more difficult to accept.

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