Below is a excerpt from Forbes magazine:
Among the model lines we recommend shoppers avoid, four selections were from domestic makers (Dodge and Jeep), five were from Japanese brands (Nissan and Suzuki) and two came from European nameplates (Smart and Volvo).
In Pictures: New Cars To Avoid.
Arguably the most controversial choice on the list is the iconic Jeep Wrangler (including its stretched four-door equivalent the Wrangler Unlimited). While the Wrangler has few equals as a rough-and-tumble go-anywhere off-road vehicle, it’s lacking in refinement, comfort and road manners as a pavement-planted daily driver. Among its many faults, Consumer Reports condemns the Wrangler with such comments as, “it rocks and jiggles constantly, and handling is very clumsy…wind noise becomes very loud at highway speeds…getting in and out is an awkward act…the interior is uncomfortable.” It also gets poor crash test ratings and performance/reliability scores.
Other SUVs, including the Dodge Journey, Jeep Patriot/Compass, Nissan Xterra and the Volvo XC90 make our list of new cars to avoid for their lack of sophistication compared to other models, along with various other transgressions, including high ownership costs, poor resale values and/or low marks in crash tests.
Here I sit in a custom built home on 17.2 acres in the country. My children live many moons away. They have their life. They want no part of this that I own and live in. They don't need nor want my assets. I fulltimed for over 40 years, been everywhere, at least 4 times, lived in every state. I HATE the place where I am. Why am I here? I decided fulltiming was no fun anymore. Losing the wife brought that on. So I swapped.
Now I pay 400 per month on elec.150 per month on insurance, at least 100 per month on maintenance, 300 per month on taxes. (Everything I own is paid for ,so no monthly payments on that), mow the yard and the rest of the land. I have a creek running thru it that needs work every month. There are so many things that one must do living in a s&b , like taking the trash to the dumps every week, or paying 20 bucks a week for trash service, and I get to drive 40MILES EACH DAY to eat breakfast , lunch , dinner, or cook all that myself and sit in my huge house by myself all day and night.
I suppose I am a outgoing people person, as I love to be around other living mankind.
What to do what to do. I have my 5er parked in Rockport, which I dearly love, and a TT at a ETex lake.
I gave up fulltiming when my wife died cause it took the fun out of living.
I sure miss it and as soon as I can sell this albatross, Ill fulltime in an instant.
Classify me as one who would take a single wide anytime in this type of place in the article.
If I put myself in a position to have to "flip" houses to live, I would feel like a chained bird.
Life is about choices, you make em, you suffer or appreciate the choices you make or have made in your life.
Let me try this one more time....................
Two detectives were investigating the murder of Juan Gonzalez.
'How was he killed?' asked one detective.
'With a golf gun,' the other detective replied.
'A golf gun! What is a golf gun?'
'I don't know. But it sure made a hole in Juan.'
For a long time I have advocated the show that NASCAR puts on for Danica. It is sure getting worse.
COMMENTARY | Heading into this Saturday's All-Star Race at Charlotte, it's pretty clear that one person is the overwhelming favorite to receive the fan vote that puts the final driver into the big show from the Sprint Showdown. Her name is Danica Patrick, if you haven't guessed yet.
But there was one caveat that I had not thought of: Last year, only drivers on the lead lap at the end of the Showdown could be voted on to the big race.
Not so fast, NASCAR now says.
Despite having said earlier in the year that only a lead-lap car could be voted in, there's now a little flip-flopping going on. On Wednesday, the rules were clarified by NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp, who said a car only has to be in raceable condition to be voted on to the All-Star Race by fans.
LOL how many times this year and last did Danica have raceable car? Seems she wrecked quite a few and had many a DNFs.
Im a little guy, 6 ft 185 lbs and last year I bought and used a Hobie ONE TIME. Advertised it on craigs list the next day. It did not feel stable enough for me, even in 3 ft of water in the bay. The guy who bought it , came by a week later and had already sold it himself, stating, it sat down in the water too much for him also.
NASCAR will likely review comments made by Stewart-Haas Racing driver #39-Ryan Newman following a Lap 183 crash in Sunday's rain-marred Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. (ESPN)(5-7-2013)
And yet today, they fined him $25,000 Just too funny.
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It do get cold in San Ant. Sure it may get to 65-70 in the day and teens to 20s at night, BUT, it is usually 1-2 PM before you hit the days highs. I really don't think you would be happy snowbirding in San Ant. Why even put up with that, when 200 miles south, you can be in the comfort zone always?
A couple at the rv park, was kept up most of the night with
a barking dog in the yard next to them.
It has been in the backyard barking for hours & hours.
The woman jumps up out of bed and says,
"I've had enough of this".
She goes outside.
The woman finally comes back up to bed
and her husband says, "The dog is still barking,
what have you been doing?"
The blonde says,
"I put the dog in our yard,
let's see how THEY like it!
A blonde was shopping at Target &
came across a shiny silver thermos.
She was quite fascinated by it, so she picked it up & took
it to the clerk to ask what it was.
The clerk said, 'Why, that's a thermos......
It keeps hot things hot, And cold things cold.'
'Wow, said the blonde, 'that's amazing.....I'm going to buy it!'
So she bought the thermos & took it to work the next day.
Her boss saw it on her desk.
'What's that,' he asked?
'Why, that's a thermos..... It keeps hot things hot & cold things
cold,' she replied..
Her boss inquired, 'What do you have in it?'
The blond replied......
'Two popsicles & some coffee.'
"4 Worms in Church"
Four worms and a lesson to be learned!!!!
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup..
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol . . . . . . Dead .
The second worm in cigarette smoke . . . Dead .
Third worm in chocolate syrup . . . . Dead.
Fourth worm in good clean soil . . . Alive ?
So the Minister asked the congregation,
"What did you learn from this demonstration?"
The local drunk stands up and replies "As long as you smoke drink, and eat choc. YOU WONT GET WORMS. !!!!!!!
A man walking on the beach, finds a bottle, picks it up and rubs it. Viola, a Gennie appears and gives him one wish.
He says "Make me Irresistible to all women"
So the Gennie agrees and viola turns the man into a
CREDIT CARD !!!!!!!
The other day my neighbour, who is blonde, came running up to me in the driveway jumping for joy! I didn’t know why she was jumping so excitedly but I thought, ‘what the heck’, so I starting jumping up and down along with her.
She said, “I have some really great news!”
I said, “Great. Tell me why you’re so happy.”
She stopped jumping and breathing heavily from all the jumping up and down, told me that she was pregnant. I knew she’d been trying for a while so I told her, “That’s great I couldn’t be happier for you!”
……. Then she said, “There’s more!”
I asked, “What do you mean there’s more.”
She said, “Well, we are not having just one baby. We are going to have TWINS!”
Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant, I asked her how she knew.
She said…. “Well, that was the easy part. I went to Wal-Mart and they actually had a home pregnancy kit in a TWIN-pack...
both tested positive!”