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Are you a Clover?

What's a Clover? It's a person who needs some help behind the wheel - but doesn't realize it. To put a finer point on it, a Clover is a person who...

The Truth About “Giving You a Break” . . .

I've had people criticize my criticism of "speeding" tickets. They say I'm encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I'd like to ask them a question. If "speeding" is...

Thoughts on Heaf Cayuh “reform”

People talk pro and con about Obamacare but the philosophical question - the principle - at issue is: What's the legitimate role of government?  I believe its role should be preventing us from...

Clovers in the Snow

It is snowing (and icing) here; very treacherous driving. So naturally, I went out! "Out" means downtown Roanoke - about 35 miles away. And it means going down (and back up) Bent...

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions - or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe...

Things You Can’t Do in a Car Anymore

Burnouts -  It is still possible to light up the tires, but there's more involved than just stomping on the gas pedal. First, you usually have to turn off the traction control -...

Missing Crappy Small Cars?

Anyone else miss underpowered, stripped-down, fast-rusting, blown-into-the-next-lane-by-passing-semis Shitboxes? They don't make them anymore - not really. There are economy cars, of course. But these are of a different species, much evolved from their...

The Question…

The question isn't whether you're a liberal or conservative. Who can say what either of those labels means anymore? Like "Christian," a liberal (or a conservative) can be anything he wants to...

Gas Tax Gouging

Imagine a 40 percent tax on food - or some other essential. People would be out in the streets. Such a tax would be two things that Americans generally don't like - disproportionate...

The Virtue of the Turnout Lane

Why can't all states have turnout lanes? Well, they can of course - but most don't. Somehow, the simple solution of providing extra room on the shoulder of a two-lane road to...
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