August 19, 2005

I can't help it

I know it's unseemly, but I can't help but show off Dope One, my latest upgrade. For times when ground must be covered in a minimum of time, nothing beats it. And for the curious, if you squint your eyes, you can see me in the pilot's seat.


24 Comments:

At 8/19/2005 10:27 AM, Blogger diehard said...

How much mexican primo do smuggle over the border with that rig?
Now I know why the letter head is green.
'Like a weed that turns into a flower in your mind!'

 
At 8/19/2005 12:10 PM, Blogger diehard said...

parable of the spammers'
'An anonymous blog can be like a cowpie in the sun at first there is one fly then two then three..such is the same with spammers that have no id!'

 
At 8/19/2005 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the poll on headusher?

 
At 8/19/2005 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah - we want to enquire about Usher Dopster

 
At 8/19/2005 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am learning much more from the spammers and becoming a better human being than I have ever been because of said spammers as compared to the mind numbing drivel that has been spewed over this blog by the one and only diehard. Before spam I couldn't sleep at night because I was wondering who diehard was venting on and if diehard had a life before blogging was invented.

Wait, i know, is diehard the guy who used to print the signs and put them in his window in downtown Rock Island? No, diehard probably has an abused pet gerbil that used to listen to him, but the gerbil died "hard" I might add and now we are all able to appreciate the joy of spam because it makes more sense than anything diehard has ever said

 
At 8/20/2005 3:32 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Did you like that poll I had up briefly on HeadUsher?

I thought it was a bit harsh, and in light of the fact that HeadUsher was self-destructing, I thought better of leaving it up.

I still have it in reserve though.

 
At 8/20/2005 3:33 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

HA.. interesting that you'd mention the guy who used to put signs up in windows of the original Greek restaurant (and first to bring Gyros to the Quads) the "Best Ever". (boy, a ton of very, very late night memories there. Whew!)

The guy's name was Skafidas, though I've forgotten his first name.

I always thought it was fantastic that someone actually gave a damn that much about city issues and that they'd actually be that strident about expressing their views. I always enjoyed driving by and seeing what the latest message was.

It didn't matter whether you agreed with his position on something or even knew who or what the signs were referring to. It was a citizen using what he could to express his views.

That's what makes democracy great!

And as to smuggling in Dope One, I'd not really given it much though, but the corporate honchos I bump into at private aviation fields around the world hipped me to how easy it is. Of course, it's not limited to dope, but you can smuggle out antiquities, artwork, and of course, some of them have a fondness for smuggling in young women whose families are only too happy to accept money for their cute little daughter to go better herself in "El Norte". It's pretty common. That is IF you happen to have use of a jet.

The fact is, if you have enough money and connections, there's no limit to what you can obtain in some of the less developed countries. And once you're in the class of people who travel in private jets, you're no longer subject to petty things like laws and customs, other than token compliance. Even in this post 9-11 world, people with their own aircraft are immune from those annoying security precautions. You can come and go as you please and take anything you want with you or bring anything or anybody you want back.

By the way, this jet is modest compared to some of the capitalist tools planes. This is a Lear 31 which was made shortly after Lear Jet was bought out by the enormous Canadian corporation Bombardier (who also manufacture rail and train equipment, locomotives, etc. and are in capital management as well.)
The Lear 31 is no longer produced, alas, but it's a honey.

 
At 8/20/2005 7:56 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I remember Skafidas. He was a bitter guy who lost his job at Farmall and had to work as a car salesman for a while and hated that.

Now he has his own business and was in the paper. I don't believe it's a restaurant though and he may want to stay away from the signs with his new venture.

 
At 8/20/2005 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Skafidas, who is generally a pretty good guy who did alot for the community may have owned the building, but it was his tenant that lived upstairs, I think his name was Jim Valley, who looked like a miscreant, homeless drifter who made and displayed the messages in the window. What ever happened to him?

And maybesomeday, do you ever miss a beat to try and put in a personal attack? Anybody think that maybesomeday and diehard are two heads of the same schizoprhenic monster? i think there is a good chance that the Dope has multiple personalites and half this blog is therapy amongst her alter egos trying to work out the latent effects of some childhood bullying or something.

Kinda of like what Bush is doing in Iraq. He grew up with the motto "Don't mess with Texas," problem is that nobody taught them how to deal with it if somebody actually DID mess with them. I think that slogan must have been left over from the Alamo.

 
At 8/20/2005 11:05 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Yeah... I vaguely recall that sign painter guy. He used to practically live in the Best Ever bar. Boy, talk about a blast from the past.

 
At 8/20/2005 11:31 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And too bad the slogan wasn't "Mess up Texas!" because Bush would have been a rousing success.

 
At 8/20/2005 11:54 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Usher - quit posting as anon. You big whimp. And quit your whining now - at least I put my signature on my posts.

And oh yeah, I don't even know Diehard but you act like you do. Who is Diehard Usher? Since you seem to be able to see with your x-ray vision and all.

Does the truth about your world and life hurt a little bit Usher? I think that is your problem. You can't handle the truth.

 
At 8/20/2005 12:50 PM, Anonymous anonymous 22:21 & 8:20 said...

maybesomeday, you are pretty dumb if you thing headusher could even spell some of the words in that previous post, let aone use them correctly in a sentence. You and diehard are so bent on trashing other people that you don't want to let little things like ideas, facts and the truth get in the way of your personal attacks. when was the last time you posted anything that resembled an idea or a solution or a provocative question on this blog. Like I said the spam is more interesting. Get of your high horse, especially complaining how posting as maybesomeday is somehow different from posting anonymous, you and diehard still attack other people by name without knowing anything about what you are talking about and without using your real name. The two of you better cling on to your anonymity because much of what you have posted here is borderline defamation and that is actionable and the dope who has the ability to remove offensive posts and personal attacks has been negligent in monitoring this blog and deleting the defamatory comments. With the capitol fax blog we know who runs the blog and he makes a reasonable effort to monitor the posts.

 
At 8/20/2005 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah .... spelling is hard.... words like think, alone & off.

 
At 8/20/2005 6:34 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Ok Usher - again - quit hiding behind anon.

As I said the truth smarts doesnt it? And you realize that if I wasn't saying stuff that hit the mark you would not be so upset and have to hammer back at me so hard.

You really are a big whimp Usher, I mean Mike J.

 
At 8/20/2005 6:35 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Oh and, hey politicians are fair game in the public eye. If Mike Jacobs can't stand the heat, he can get out of the kitchen.

I wish I could be there when someone files to run against him and he goes crying to daddy.

 
At 8/21/2005 11:01 AM, Blogger theheadusher said...

Did anyone notice that Senator Mike Jacobs is still unopposed? The reason, Senator Jacobs has incrediblly high reelection numbers. As a result, the anti-Jacobs forces should feel free to hitch up their trailers, move their PO boxes and head back to Alabama!

See you later boys! Enjoy the ride!

 
At 8/21/2005 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Headusher I always appriciate your stinging retorts!
High re-election numbers? Don't you have to be elected before you can be re-elected and in both cases that means an election would have had to take place!
Mike Darrow may have the gumbtion to jump in this race. If he does he wins!

 
At 8/21/2005 12:43 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

Two weeks ago Illinois Sentor Mike Jacobs and Mike Darrow buried the politcal hatchet. Neither man swa any benefit of carrying on the split that had developed between their fathers many years ago.

Today, like State Representative Mike Boland, Mike Darrow is among Senator Mike Jacobs most ardent supporters!

 
At 8/21/2005 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jacobs must have promised Darrow something.
What did you buy him off with Mike? A vague promise about Verschoore's state rep seat when he's gone?
Darrow wont run if it is too risky or his Dad bankrolls him.

 
At 8/21/2005 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darrow got beat handily by Verschoore, owes $60,000 for his last campaign and hasn't been seen since. Please tell me what has changed from his last run as an outsider that would make anyone think he could compete with Sen. Jacobs again as an undefunded outsider?

I know, this time he runs as "Mike" and then Jacobs will change his ballot name to M. Denny Jacobs.

I like Mike, he will be an asset to the party in the future, but this is not his time to run for Senate, just as he ran for Rep at the wrong time.

 
At 8/22/2005 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either way they both run as clones of their fathers ....how weak.

What kind of crap is that? Don't either Darrow or Mike Jacobs have any ideas of their own? I didn't think so...

 
At 8/22/2005 8:40 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I think HeadUsher, Maybesomeday, Diehard, and the anonymites who love them should just exchange e-mail addresses and carry on this food fight off the blog.

HeadUsher, assuming they speak for Sen. Jacobs, is incredibly tone deaf for insinuating that anyone who opposes Jacobs must live in a mobile home or be from the south.

Wonder what those with a southern ancestry or who live in or used to live in a mobile home think of the senator now? Not to mention that it reeks of just the sort of cultural elitism that the right has pounded Democrats with for several years and feeds right into it.

Are they going to bang on NASCAR fans next?

MaybeSomeday and Diehard have also gone off the deep end and need to simply STOP.

 
At 8/22/2005 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Karl Rove (theinsidedope),

No matter what the DOPE does, Democrats are going win in the fall!

 

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