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    Ridin my Indian, playin my music

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  • What I ride
    1999 Indian Chief, # 364
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    Eugene, OR
  1. I'm breaking a record here w 2 posts in 2 days! Yep, was supposed to meet you on the WA coast that trip, but shit happens 🤪 It was great that you could make it here anyway. Still got the Chief, and still in Eugene. Riding it a bit less these days but still running great. Spent the last half hour lookin through the photo archives, but can't seem to locate that pic. That I recall, we had some brown water we were hoisting! Wishin you well, Mike!
  2. Been many, many years since I posted on this forum. As an "old fart" from the old days, I rarely come to the forum, but I just so happened to come here today, and saw your post, Mplate! Sorry to hear of your troubles...gittin old is a bitch, man. Often think of your visit to Eugene. Here's to you getting this worked out. I'll hoist one for you!
  3. Hey Guys! Let me first say thanks to Brock for my exhumation Good to see familiar names, and old freinds. Hope ya'll are doing well. There was a stretch where I wasn't visiting at all, but I come up from time to time these days to see what's going on. News of the Thunderstroke (and Brock's note) brought me back this time. Interesting reading through that huge thread; kinda reminded me of the PP threads oh so long ago. Hard to believe all the changes that have happened since the days of Gilroy. Cool story...about 8 months ago I was gassing up the Chief right off of I-5, (right where you stayed here, Mike) and this guy walked over and asked me what serial # it was. He was part of Gilroy production and had worked on my bike, and was heading south, going home. The Chief's been pretty trouble free now going on 11 yrs or so , so I didn't give him any shit about Gilroy QC Yea...it was definitely the rear swing arm incident that Maldev had. Mplate's in that one too, with the incident on the Washington coast. I was heading up there to meet and ride him through Oregon...but that didn't quite work out. Still got the opportunity to knock one back with him, as you can see above. That was quite the summer. We definitely party up here in Eugene...especially during those glass blowing conventions. Whadayawant would know about that. I'm staying busy with the music. Got three projects going; a straight ahead jazz quartet, Blues/Latin/jazz 5 piece, and a rock your socks off foursome doing ABB, Doors, Beatles, Dead, and lots of originals. No IIRA tunes though The Chief's been rock solid with no major issues for at least 4-5 years. Probably shouldn't say that out loud. Riding season's here, and I just had a riding buddy relocate back to Eugene, so think I'll be doing a fair amount this season. I'd love to make it to IRIP one of these days. It's on my bucket list. Ride safe, guys.
  4. Mike, Sorry to hear about your health issues;tis a bitch gettin old. Hope you get on the mend quickly..Squaw Magnet must be missing you. Not to hijack Charger's thread. Wishing you a speedy recovery as well.
  5. What's on your mind?

  6. As per BusinessWeek: BusinessWeek article According to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a joint venture between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, two Washington think tanks, this round goes to Obama. The TPC took a look at the various tax proposals put forth by the two candidates and estimated that Obama's plan would lead to a boost in aftertax income for all but the highest earners, while taking a smaller bite out of government tax revenues than would McCain's plans. Len Burman, a former Treasury tax official who is now a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, says if Obama's proposals—which include plans to rescind the Bush tax cuts on couples making more than $250,000, close corporate tax loopholes, and tax private equity earnings known as "carried interest" as ordinary income—were adopted in 2009, for example, married couples with earnings in the lowest quintile of the population would see their aftertax income rise 5.8%. Those in the next quintile would see an increase of 4%. Those breaks would be paid for by those with high incomes: the top 1% of taxpayers would see aftertax income fall 8.4%. Under McCain's proposals, by contrast—including an extension of the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers, a corporate tax cut, and a larger reduction in estate taxes than Obama would support—far more of the benefits would go to the top. If his plans went into effect in 2009, married couples in the bottom fifth of the population would see aftertax income go up just 0.2%, while those in the next quintile would see a 0.7% hike. But those in the top quintile would see a bump up in aftertax income of 2.7%. "It's just flat wrong" to say people would do worse under Obama, says Burman. "Most lower- and middle-class people would pay less taxes under Obama than they would under the proposals being put forth by McCain." Doug Holtz-Eakin, McCain's top economics advisor, argues that the study doesn't take into account which policies might prove better for jobs and the economy, or how companies or individuals might behave in reaction to changing tax rates. Cutting the corporate tax rate, for example, is intended to keep jobs in America, he says.
  7. The world's fastest roads may be arrow-straight stretches of pavement where any lead foot can haul ass, but motorcyclists know the world's best roads have curves, and lots of them...Clickit
  8. Looked like a close call. Glad you walked away. Heal fast!
  9. A "bingo" right back at ya. It's like a George Wallace, (the comedian) routine...."stupid people"
  10. I'll also post my last reply to this thread, directed again specifically to Brock. Like Dr. Mark said, just cause you served don't make you the paragon of patriotism. I also served as a Navy Corpsman for the Marines. Nope...I didn't see "formal" armed conflict...just a lucky coincidence of my age and enlistment period. Yea...that's right, ENLISTMENT. I CHOSE to serve my country and never regret for one day that I did. I'm neither a pacifist nor a peacenik, but you ARE a fuckin asshole to even interject that 911 deaths are "acceptable" to me cause I don't agree with your myopic viewpoint. Fuck YOU for even implying that. You certainly have a right to your opinion, Brock. I have read what you said in the past, and gave consideration to your viewpoint, but you went way over the line in implying that anyone that doesn't agree with your misplaced loyalty to this asshole in command somehow is either complicit in the deaths of 911, or in some way responsible.
  11. They sought to impeach Nixon for wiretapping. Now it's the administration's policy. They sought to impeach Clinton for lying about getting blown. But it's off the table when you lie and get thousands killed, bankrupt the country, and don't even get the perpetrators of our generation's Pearl Harbor. Somethin ain't right.
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