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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

This and That

The 2020 F250 I bought is actually rated at 475Hp, 1,000ft-lbs torque and a 15,000lb trailer. The ratings previously posted were for a 2018. Surprising, to me anyway, is that I've been getting 19mph on the interstate and 17mph short runs. That's about the same as I got with the old 260hp V6 in the 2007 Nissan Frontier. That's the good news, the bad is the cost of diesel fuel.

Today we dropped off the new for me Ford at a shop to install the 5th wheel hitch, tonneau bed cover and a pull down step added to the rear bumper corner.  I'm short, old and stiff. I can't get into the bed when the tail gate is open.

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Maybe I've been overloaded lately but the news has been getting more and more disturbing. 

Everything is racist. Even teaching kids about racism has become racist. 

Violent criminals are being arrested and then released, causing an explosion of violent crime.

Supposedly to reduce violence, government wants to eliminate guns, instead of jailing the bad guys.

We're getting over a pandemic but the government is allowing infected people to enter the country. Apparently we're not supposed to have borders. Government is not enforcing the law.

The federal deficit either has or soon will be higher than our GDP. They keep printing and spending money that we don't have. Inflation has started and will soon be kicking our butt. The Carter years will be repeated with something like 15% inflation and little to no economic growth. All bad. 

They want to raise taxes again, reducing growth, and causing corporations to move out of the country. The end result is a reduction in federal revenue.

The Fed is now talking about going door to door to coerce people into getting vaccinated by something that was only approved for emergency use. They can stick their vaccine where the sun don't shine. I'll reconsider if it ever gets full approval.

All they had to do was nothing and all would be good again. 

Time to fire the federal government.

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