Who fixed my leaf blower?

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Did one of you guys sneak into my shed and fix my leaf blower?
After the 2011 fall season, I ran it out of gas and put it away for the year. In the fall of 2012, I mixed up some new gas, filled it up and it ran like crap. It wouldn't stay running unless I almost constantly feathered the choke and when it did stay running it ran really sluggish. I gave up trying to use it and eventually dumped out the gas, ran it dry and put it away. I intended to look at before this fall, but somehow never got around to it.
I'd suspect a bad batch of gas - even though I had just mixed it - but the same gas worked fine in my string trimmer.
Well, yesterday, I needed to clean out SWMBO's flower beds and blowing the leafs out is so much easier than trying to rake them. I figured if I could get any wind out of the blower, it would help, so I mixed up a little bit of fresh gas and put it in the tank.
I set the choke, pressed the primer bulb a few times, and 3 pulls later it started right up. I went through 2 full tanks of gas without a single stall or any rough running.
OK... 'fess up! Who fixed my leaf blower?
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

The snowblower elves.
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On 11/11/2013 3:10 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

Obama. You can expect your taxes to go up this year, too.
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On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:55:43 -0500, Stormin Mormon

You know that's a lie! He hasn't fixed anything, anywhere, anytime... except his bank account!
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On 11/11/2013 6:00 PM, Gordon Shumway wrote:

Surely you heard his last speech? Still wearing cleats, and carrying a five iron. Says that 17% more leaf blowers have been fixed than during the Bush years. Employment is up 12% among leaf blower repairmen.
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On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:29:03 -0500, Stormin Mormon

It's no wonder leaf blower repairmen employment is up 12%. Their hours have been cut 30%.
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On 11/11/2013 8:09 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Yeah, but now they have health care.... ooops, no, wait. They are under 25 hours a week, and are exempt from ACA. Oh, well.
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On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:29:03 -0500, Stormin Mormon

I will admit that he does have one thing in common with leaf blowers... he's real good at blowing smoke!
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You just can't help yourself, can you?
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On 11/11/2013 9:26 PM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

Sigh. No. Due to Obama Depression, I've got nearly no service calls. I'm mucking out sink drains instead of changing tumblers, and installing locks. I'm bitterly clinging to my Bible, and my keyboard and mouse.
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On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:16:07 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Even religious nut jobs can think if forced. Not that I'm calling you one, unless you want to self identify, just an example.
So, who hires you normally?
The poor? Nope, they never had any money and never will. They fix stuff th emselves or live without.
The rich? You wish. Because there's lots more of them than there ever wer e. The top 1% now own 33% of the countries assets, both financial and prop erty. Of course, they don't hire Joe Handyman. We've never had such a con centration of wealth in so few people in history.
The middle class? Yup, that's who hires handymen. But the middle class ha s disappeared, thanks to conservative Republican policies. I'll grant you that Obama hasn't done much to fix it, but he has tried; nothing is coming from the right.
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On 11/12/2013 2:50 PM, TimR wrote:

that I'm calling you one, unless you want to self identify, just an example.

will. They fix stuff themselves or live without.

them than there ever were. The top 1% now own 33% of the countries assets, both financial and property. Of course, they don't hire Joe Handyman. We've never had such a concentration of wealth in so few people in history.

But the middle class has disappeared, thanks to conservative Republican policies. I'll grant you that Obama hasn't done much to fix it, but he has tried; nothing is coming from the right.

My business was great with Reagan in office. And good under Bush. It was tragic under Carter (well, before my time) and totally awful under Obama. I think that demonstrates nicely. It's not Republican policies that damage the USA.
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On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:24:07 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Notice the progression. Great under Reagan, good under bush, and now awful under Obama It takes time for the economy to react to inputs. The effects of reaganomics were already in motion when the Shrub took over, and his policies compounded the damage done by Reagan - the country was in a downward spiral - and when that kind of a spiral hits bottom, it is a soft bottom - it doesn't bounce.. It takes a long concerted effort to turn it around. Going down is generally a lot faster than going up - and you can see how long the down took. Don't blame Obama.
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On 11/12/2013 9:51 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Actually, I'd have written that under Reagan, we had lower taxes, and more prosperity. Under Bush, we saw tax increases, and the economy started to get sluggish. Under Obama, we have more taxes, fees, three letter agencies, excess regulation. And he's managed to "fundamentally transform" the world's greatest economy into a poverty stricken socialist state. Don't blame Reagan.
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I'll ask again...what does any of this have to do with my leaf blower?
Wasn't it you that wrote "I think you're right. I'll sacrifice some statistical data, to help keep the subject line consistent."?
Yet you brought up Obama and taxes on the very first day this thread started and have continued to discuss issues unrelated to my leaf blower ever since without changing the subject line. If you are going to consistently hijack threads with your views on Obama and the economy, even stretching so far as to somehow think they are related a poorly running leaf blower, at least do us a favor and change the subject line so that it reflects the subject that you hijacked the thread over to.
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On 11/13/2013 9:37 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

First question: Nothing to do with.
Usually, I'm the guy changing the subject line as the thread drifts. This time, I neglected that.
I'll try and go back to my obsessive compulsive ways.
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On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:37:28 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03

Obama blows harder than your leaf blower. ...and he blows chunks.
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On 11/13/2013 1:10 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Under Obama, you have to rebuild the carb every year, due to contaminated gasoline.
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What do your problems, regardless of the cause, have to do with my leaf blower?
Nothing, absolutely nothing. Yet you just can't help yourself from bitching about your sad lot in life in just about every thread, even those that make no mention of - and have no relation to - the economy or politics.
What can you possibly gain by tossing out references to Obama and/or taxes in a thread about a poorly running gas powered tool? Do you really think you'll win anyone over to your dark side by spouting your views in just about every thread?
AHR: My coffee pot is broken. CY: It's Obama's fault!
AHR: My roof leaks. CY: It's Obama's fault!
AHR: What's the best light bulb available? CY: It's Obama's fault!
Sensible people ignore the rantings of madmen. Tone down your rhetoric a bit and maybe you'll win some folks over. If you don't, I assume you'll tell us the reason: It's Obama's fault!
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On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:16:07 -0500, Stormin Mormon

That's right. You live in NY, so you can't even cling to a gun.
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