July 3, 2017

At Rusty's Garage...

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... You can talk about whatever you want.

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The pictures are selections from Google Street View, taken in Paris, Arkansas.

45 comments:

Ken B said...

The big news of the week is the retraction by AP and the NYT, and possibly others, of the claim that 17/17 US intelligence agencies thought there was something up with Trump and Russia. Actually it is 3/17, and those three involved people chosen to write a report rather than a spontaneous conclusion.

The entire Russia narrative has now collapsed. It was fake news through and through, from the beginning. It was shored up by lies like this one.

Original Mike said...

How far is Paris from downtown?

Ken B said...

NYT, RIP http://nypost.com/2017/07/01/why-the-media-has-broken-down-in-the-age-of-trump/

Graham Powell said...

Well it goes to St. Louis, down through Missouri, Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty...

tcrosse said...

You see Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernandino

tcrosse said...

So today is the Day of the Sixes chez Althouse. Would Route 666 be the Road to Hell we are so busy paving with good intentions ?

Bob Ellison said...

I'm trying to figure out how Route 66 goes through Arkansas.

eric said...

Did I miss Althouse talking about Charlie?

Poor Charlie. I think we should make him a US Citizen and then demand the UK hand him over.

Quaestor said...

It's Rusty Garage if the marquee has any authority. I see no possessive suffix. Rusty Garage is more iconic, no?

Apparently les hotrods are the Rusty specialities de la maison. I find the whole concept inexplicable. When hot rods became a thing in the late 1940s the body and chassis were chosen strictly for their availability, and nothing else. In the post-war economic boom, everyone who was able ditched his Model A Ford or '36 Chevy Coupé, loving preserved through Depression poverty and wartime shotages, for the new more powerful cars like the Hudson Hornet and a dozen other 8-cylinder marques. Their old cars became a glut on the market. Hardly resellable as cars the 30s models sold for little more than their scrap value, which wasn't much given the superabundance of war surplus scrap steel. Thus they became the car of choice for the teenager wanting wheels but having only the little money a part-time "soda jerk" could earn.

Now that the supply of genuine stock configuration cars of the Depression era has dried up to the point that only wealthy aficionados can afford them hot rods are built on replica bodies made of fiberglass. This is frankly nuts.

Michael K said...

"I'm trying to figure out how Route 66 goes through Arkansas."

Yeah, I drove Route 66 several times. I was thinking Peach Springs AZ or Barstow CA,

My worst memory of Route 66 was when I picked up a hitchhiker who was a horse groom.

He smelled so bad and we had to stop for the night in New Mexico, I think. The car smelled enough that I still remember it.

Quaestor said...

I'm willing to bet Rusty is one peculiar bloke.

Quaestor said...

Emily Ratajkowski says her breasts are holding her back from getting acting jobs.

It never stops, does it? Why is it that celebrities, wanna-be celebrities, millennials, and nearly everyone to the left of the late Ronald Reagan have absolutely no introspection? According to the ancients, those whom the gods would curse would first be made mad, and the greatest of their weapons of madness was hubris. I well believe it. Everywhere I look I see cool reason and utter dementia. No middle ground. No charming eccentricity. Just the sane and the barking mad.

"It's like a anti-woman thing," [sic] says Miss Ratajkowski. Really? How can she dismiss the more likely anti-Polish thing? Or the even more likely anti- Emily Ratajkowski thing, deriving from having the charisma of an equivalent mass of Braunschweiger?

Gahrie said...

I live in San Bernardino.

Jupiter said...

Quaestor,

If you are trying to imply that Ms. Ratajkowski is crazy, I will point out that she found something to say that People.com was willing to quote. I daresay there was a photograph alongside, right? Did it make her breasts look too big?

Emily Ratajkowski is very like a fox.

Anita said...

I just returned from a trip to Europe where I saw Route 66 signs in Dublin, Brussels, and Paris. My house backs up to Route 66 so these signs caight my attention. Not sure what the fascination is with this road other than the song.

Ralph L said...

I've always liked those gas stations half inside the building. The one that was up the street when I was a kid was replaced by an ugly modern bank with 2 large insets like the one in the photo. The bank is now empty.

Big Mike said...

On another topic, I see that Trump's predecessor in office is off on a foreign country -- make that in a different hemisphere -- and cautioning Americans to tamp down our patriotism on this Fourth of July holiday. Right.

MadTownGuy said...

Lots of Europeans tour Route 66, including Sir Paul McCartney. When we drove it (almost ten years ago) there was a small group of Germans riding bicycles westbound. We met them at the Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo. Saw many others from out of country riding Harleys, probably with a tour guide.

MadTownGuy said...

I should add that at no point does Route 66 cross into Arkansas. It does nick the SE corner of Kansas though.

Ralph L said...

This morning I bought 3 CDs and a used Doctor Thorne through the Althouse portal. When you get your half cent, get Meade to mail me a plant.

Etienne said...

Californians are in an uproar because their House Speaker Anthony Rendon postponed a Bill to create a single-payer health care system.

This fabulous idea had all the requirements for any good communist plan. All pay-out, no investment.

How do you dispense $400 Billion, when you have $0 to start. Do you just charge it to someone else? China? Germany?

Now $400 Billion sounds like a lot of money, but there are 40 Million people living there. That's only $10k per man, woman, and child. Citizen or not. What can you get for $10k a year in any hospital or clinic in California? Maybe parking validation.

So, let's see how this works. If a family of five want single-payer health care, then they have to pay $50k a year in fees, just for the state to break even.

For $50k a year, they can walk into any health care provider, show their ID card, and get all the care and medication they need.

How about those people who don't make $50k a year. Well, obviously they would have to be subsidized by the others in the "commune."

OK, we see that won't work. So they need to generate revenue. Let's see, they could increase taxes on luxury items. If these luxury items aren't already over-taxed.

They could get the federal government to give them money.

They could get foreign governments to buy their debt.

But in the end, if all of this isn't ironed-out in the house Bill, how the hell can you even call it a Bill? A completely communist idea, even though communist ideas are fun, is not the same as a functional idea.

To function, the out-go must be less than the in-come.

I know what - stop building highways, and divert the money to free health care. Those people with highway jobs can go to Arizona and pave that over.

Michael K said...

"I know what - stop building highways,"

Too late. Jerry Brown did that years ago. "Small is beautiful."

Humperdink said...

Ken B. said: "The big news of the week is the retraction by AP and the NYT, and possibly others, of the claim that 17/17 US intelligence agencies thought there was something up with Trump and Russia."

Anyone with two (2) brain cells knew this was fake news, excepting of course the media. One the seventeen (17) was Coast Guard Intelligence.

(Via the LATimes) "The Coast Guard (Intelligence), part of the military and the Department of Homeland Security, protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways. On an average day, the Coast Guard conducts 45 search-and-rescue cases, seizes 874 pounds of cocaine, interdicts 17 migrants and helps move $8.7 billion worth of goods, according to its website. Its intelligence office helps with criminal investigations and provides other national agencies with intelligence from domestic and foreign ports, coastal waters and offshore."

Russia? Russia? Did someone say Russia?

Big Mike said...

Nice rat rod there in Rusty's garage. If you don't mind that it's missing an engine, and probably a bunch of other things.

Fen said...

Etienne, yup. And what are tbe odds that $400 billion "evolves" to $1.5 trillion?

walter said...

Emily has BIG..problems.

AJ Lynch said...

No one has asked if Paris, AR is considered part of downtown Arkansas? You guys are slipping.

Meade said...

Original Mike 4:55

Fernandinande said...

Neumeier's Garage
104 S Elm St
Paris, Arkansas

Paul Zrimsek said...

This is the 18ᵉ arrondissement of Arkansas. So, a ways from downtown.

Fen said...

Media: Trump's tweets are nuts

Media: Trump's tweets are embrassing America

Media: Trump's tweets are not presidential

TRUMP: America stands with Charlie Gard

Media: .... oh fuck....

Public: who is Charlie Gard? I want to know more.

Media: who?

Public: Charlie Gard. The kid Trump just tweeted about.

Media: What is a "tweet" ?

Public: ....

Media: Look over here! Shiney!

Public: Honey, bring me the shotgun.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"So, let's see how this works."

Like with lawyers, the idea is nobody knows nothing, so any concept of "truth" is merely an arrogant person's unchecked ego. John Edwards and Bill Kunstler are idols at being able to deceive for society's greater good, hand in hand with Satan.

If people want to hear you say you will put a chicken in every pot, you say you will, if elected, guarantee that damn chicken the subjects think they want. If people want to hear Obamacare will be repealed, you just say that.

Then you get power, see?

And Keynes taught us all the greatest trump card: in the long run we're all dead (and who cares about what happens after we do our own mortal-coil shuffle, we sure as shit don't).

If this isn't new to folks, that politicians say things foremostly to garner power for themselves, please stop with the whole "but but but why are people meanly mendacious and not willing to sacrifice what they believe to be their soon-to-be multi-generational level wealth, I just don't understand" fatuous point-making. You encourage the bastards by saying things a stupidly naive person would say.

Hate the game and the players protecting the racket.

traditionalguy said...

Check out Camille Paglia doing a brilliant hour and a half uninterrupted today on CSPAN Book TV. Great time to be alive.

FullMoon said...

Etienne said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Californians are in an uproar because their House Speaker Anthony Rendon postponed a Bill to create a single-payer health care system.


No, we are not.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I've seen pictures taken inside Paris Hilton, but the Paris I like most is pictured by Prine:

By a fountain back in Rome I fell in love with you
In a small cafe in Athens You said you loved me too
And it was April in Paris when I first held you close to me
Rome, Georgia, Athens, Texas And Paris, Tennessee

No, we're not the jet set
We're the old Chevro-let set
There's no Riviera
In Festus, Missouri

And you won't find Onassis
In Mullinville, Kansas
No, we're not the jet set
We're the old Chevro-let set
But ain't we got love

No, We're not the jet set
We're the old Chevro-let set
Our steak and martinis
Is draft beer with weenies
Our Bach and Tchaikovsky
Is Haggard and Husky
No, we're not the jet set
We're the old Chevro-let set
But ain't we got love

No, We're not the jet set
We're the old Chevro-let set
The Prine and DeMent set
Ain't the flaming suzette set
Our Bach and Tchaikovsky
Is Haggard and Husky
We're the old Chevro-let set
But ain't we got love

Fen said...

If I had the skill and software, I would parody that Salesmen routine in Secondhand Lions with Robert Duval and Michael Caine on the front porch with shotguns.

Up drives Anderson Cooper: "Did you see rude Trump Tweet - "

BLAM! BLAM!

Rachael Maddow exits a Prius: "Trump's hands are so - "

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

Gahrie said...

My house backs up to Route 66 so these signs caight my attention. Not sure what the fascination is with this road other than the song.

It was the first transcontinental highway, linking Los Angeles and Chicago. Had a huge impact on the creation of car culture in the west.

Seeing Red said...

Kiss Title IX good-BYE? Please please please!!!

Humperdink said...

Great movie Fen. A bit corny at the end, but great family friendly movie nonetheless.

rehajm said...

Vermont was the first to single payer and the model for the nation, or so they said.

They were right about the model part..

Sample Commenter said...

Vermont single-payer failed because they knew that very few of the remaining high-income people in that state would tolerate the tax burden, on account of the cold hard fact that high income people have choices and they already have a rate that goes to something like 10% on top of Federal taxes for those guys, and they weren't willing to tax the people who would be using most of the care.

I am not against single-payer in principle, as long as it is sustainably funded. Otherwise leave our system alone thank you very much, as it does actually work. Sustainable funding would be a national sales tax that nobody from those people in the underground economy making their living collecting dollars from cars at intersections, to hedge fund managers, can avoid. Yes, a V.A.T. That's how Canada does it.

Rusty said...

Quaestor said...
"I'm willing to bet Rusty is one peculiar bloke."

Alas. It is not my garage.
And I prefer eccentric.

urbane legend said...

Quaestor said...
It's Rusty Garage if the marquee has any authority. I see no possessive suffix. Rusty Garage is more iconic, no?

Apparently les hotrods are the Rusty specialities de la maison. I find the whole concept inexplicable.

Now that the supply of genuine stock configuration cars of the Depression era has dried up to the point that only wealthy aficionados can afford them hot rods are built on replica bodies made of fiberglass. This is frankly nuts.

Of course it is. But when did having money mean you had taste and good sense?

Michael K said...

"It was the first transcontinental highway, linking Los Angeles and Chicago."

Actually, Route 30, the Lincoln Highway was but it was the northern route and did not go to Los Angeles. 66 went south.

They were the two big transcontinental routes. In college, I drove both. Parts of the 66 route was toll road in Oklahoma and pretty nice.

Route 30, which originally had painted light poles to mark the way, was still almost all two lane when I drove it to Chicago in 1958.

It went to San Francisco but we drove up through Las Vegas, as I recall, to connect with it. Some of it went over high passes in the Rockies which made 66 much better for the old cars that had trouble with steep inclines.

Freeman Hunt said...

I had a buddy at a summer camp from Paris, Arkansas. Wonder what happened to him.