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“Pure American Glory”: A Fly-By, a “Gentlemen Start Your En gines” and Taking a Lap at Daytona on Presidents’ Day Weekend

The man does know how to enjoy the job.

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  • John the River February 16, 2020, 5:59 PM

    I wish I had one of those new-fangled digital answering machines that can Bluetooth messages to you, then I could play back the message that I found on the machine when my girlfriend and I got home today.
    It was a political pitch, but not prerecorded, it was a live shill for Bloomberg; reading from a prepared script but I don’t think the delivery of the pitch was what his masters had wanted from him.

    He started off with a giggle, read a few words and stopped to laugh. Continued manfully on a couple more lines, giggled again. And so it went until he had finished his allotted script.

    I hope he calls back next week, when I have a new Trump/2020 Reelection spiel recorded for a answering machine greeting.

  • CCW February 16, 2020, 7:35 PM

    “L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace.”

  • Nori February 16, 2020, 8:15 PM

    Audacity,audacity,always audacity.
    Bold,or daring.Fearless.

    I quit watching Nascar many years ago for many reasons,not relevant to this post.
    The AF1 slow,sensuous flyover,the unabashed God has Blessed America speech,and the sleeky Beast pacing its way around the track.
    Good to see.
    Thunderbirds flyover was really good to see. Apparently some in that branch of service retain high competence.
    Unlike too many maggots in upper echelons who approved headscarves for womyns as part of their uniforms. Maj Nidal Hasan (piss be upon him) smiles.

  • ghostsniper February 17, 2020, 4:43 AM

    8″ steel and 5″ glass in the doors?
    I don’t think so. Go check the weights of 8″ steel, it’s online.
    (it’s more than the 22000 lbs they mentioned)
    Besides, if anyone wanted to deal with an armored vehicle they blow the tires out then set it on fire, cook the contents.

    I’m co-building a long distance rifle range and I’m building my own target plates out of 1/2″ thick steel. At 300 yards a 5.56 will blow right through 1/4″ steel. With 1/2″ there is a slight “rise” on the back side. Might hafta go with 1″ thick. 1/2″ x 12″ x 12″ is heavy, about 20 lbs. Now, estimate the math for a Lincoln door. 8″x12″x12″ = 320 lbs. What, maybe 6 s.f. per door? = 6×320= almost a ton. Per door. 4 doors per car. What about the hinges that can handle that weight? It would require high torque electric motors to swing the doors open-close. I believe the beast is probably armored but not nearly like the announcer said.

  • Snakepit Kansas February 17, 2020, 5:53 AM

    Ghost,
    My medically retired Army cousin build a nice gun range out in a cow pasture. He took advantage of the existing terrain, along with a backhoe to make a safe and deep backstop lined with old tires. He marked off spots in 100 yard graduations and if you back all the way up to the neighbors fence, you can shoot out from 420 yards. Shooting the .308 at that range requires approximately 1.4 seconds from breaking the 2.5lb trigger to hearing the report on the steel plate.

    I’d like to look under the hood of that Caddy.

  • Phil in Englewood February 17, 2020, 6:54 AM

    From the voiceover of the Air Force 1 flyover, “…the 46th President of our United States…”
    Heh heh heh… damn straight.