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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

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    I was at a convention once and a professional safety advocate told me that he was working towards getting air bags and seat belts built into each motorcycle sold in America.
    That must have been one of Joan Claybrook's followers. When she was head of NHTSA, someone at the agency came up with the idea of a motorcycle with a fixed front fork and 'hinged' rear. The air bag/seat belt idea may have started there, too.

    Can you imagine being on a bike with a castering rear end?
    That woman was - and still is - a termagant.

    And we're about to have another as our new "Deecider."

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    That woman [Claybrook] was - and still is - a termagant.

    And we're about to have another as our new "Deecider."
    Nice word and an apt description. They are Satanspawn, sisters if you will.

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Is "termagent" in the OED yet?

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Good. I like the
    shrew, virago, harridan
    thing...

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    That woman was - and still is - a termagant.

    And we're about to have another as our new "Deecider."
    What has Hillary ever done to hurt you?

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Did it say "fishwife"?

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    Re: dual personalities, automotively speaking

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    That woman was - and still is - a termagant.

    And we're about to have another as our new "Deecider."
    What has Hillary ever done to hurt you?
    It's not what she's done; it's what she will do if she becomes the "Decider."

    Her policies boil down to more government, less freedom.

    She would surely expand on the abuses of the Patriot Act, for example.

    And to give you a specific example, when she was pushing her health care initiative years ago, she advocated criminal prosecution of anyone who dared to go "outside the system" by using their own money to pay for care of their own choosing. And, during the Clinton presidency, the IRS was used to harass political foes/critics of adminsitration polices; worse than Nixon.

    She is a tyrant; far more a threat than the so-called "evildoers" the Chimp constantly tries to scare everyone about.

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