Beautiful Women, Cars, and Jokes. What else is there?
by The Keeper February 10, 2018

 

Ack! The horrid white stuff moved in yesterday and fell relentlessly all day. The total is somewhere around 10 inches with more expected tonight and into Sunday.

 

So, what’s a guy to do when stuck inside on a crappy snowy day? Well, make a huge pot of homemade Minestrone soup, of course! I just finished a hearty bowl of it and it was fantastic. I’ll be diving into this all weekend long. There’s nothing better during the winter than a good bowl of soup with some crusty bread on the side!

 

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by The Keeper February 9, 2018

 

Dammit! The horrid white stuff started coming down yesterday evening and is expected to continue throughout the day today. With 10 inches predicted for today and several more by the weekend, this is going to be a pretty big mess by the time it’s all over. I’m so glad that I don’t have to be anywhere today and can stay indoors and work from home.

 

Speed is back! The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off Speedweeks this weekend with the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday afternoon! It’s only a 75 lap pre-season race but it should get the blood and adrenaline flowing again!

 

The video featured today was taken by an amateur who caught the landing of the two SpaceX rocket boosters. Seeing them land so perfectly on their own is just fascinating, probably because we’re so used to watching the boosters from the Space Shuttle missions just fall into the ocean. The footage even caught the double sonic booms as they descend!

 

Double babes & double jokes today… enjoy!

 

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by The Keeper February 8, 2018

 

The horror! It feels like someone just plunged a sharp knife directly into my chest, devilishly twisting and turning as it pierces the heart and soul of every Corvette enthusiast on the planet.

 

Make no mistake, this was done on purpose by the Filipino government as a deterrent to its people illegally smuggling automobiles into the country. With a tax rate that can amount to as much as 50 percent of the cost of the vehicle, it’s no wonder why Filipino’s are smuggling in over $2.93 million worth of vehicles a year.

 

I call dick on the part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Come up with a fair tax on imported vehicles and you won’t have this problem. And destroying the vehicles is unnecessary. If you’re country is that hard up for cash, auction the cars off and turn a profit, Dick.

 

And now a moment of silence for that irreplaceable classic 1969 Corvette in Can-Am white.

 

-keep

 

The Philippines has had a bit of a problem with people smuggling cars into the country without paying taxes. So to make a point, it just crushed a whole bunch of confiscated cars by driving over them with a bulldozer.

 

After seeing the tax-free dreams laid waste before him, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (perhaps most internationally famous for going on a murderous campaign of extra-judicial executions) was reported by Reuters to have instructed his officials to “give it to the buyer of steel.”

 

Reuters did not immediately say whether or not the comment was followed by a big, hearty movie villain laugh:

 

The Bureau of Customs seized $2.93 million worth of smuggled vehicles last year, part of the $866 million in seized goods, government data showed.

 

“It does not pay to evade taxes in the Philippines so might as well stop trying, because you will never succeed,” Duterte’s finance minister, Carlos Dominguez, told reporters before letting diggers loose on 20 slick-looking vehicles at a Manila port. A further 10 were simultaneously destroyed in ports in the southern cities of Davao and Cebu.

 

The 20 cars selected for public destruction ranged from that slick C3 Corvette above, to BMWs and Jaguars. Vehicle smuggling is a big problem in the Philippines where car taxes can go as high as 50 percent for cars valued over approximately $77,000.

 

In fairness, the Philippine government has a $180 billion plan to improve its infrastructure, and it says it needs the money in part from car taxes to pay for all of it. And improving infrastructure – such as good roads! – is a noble goal that every car person can get behind.

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