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
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
On 11/12/2013 9:51 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Wasn't it you
What do your problems, regardless of the cause, have to do with my leaf
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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