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Loquacious Lew

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  1. Used Evora prices are stable here. '17 400s are sold at high $60Ks to $75K while '18s go for a little more although milage, equipment and condition are more important than vintage for 400s. But for the time being it seems like Evora prices are at a bottom. Now, for better or worse the used Evora population is so small that demand has started to meet or possibly even exceed supply. I get the impression that the Evora has finally made a dent in American car consciousness. I think Lotus sales were up near 40% last year. We know that's not really all that many cars but as a relative met
  2. This is just the beginning disappointment for him. The Proud Boys were expecting a bunker scene wherein he and Melanoma poison the dog and take considerably more dramatic steps rather than grudgingly consent to the communist victory. But they didn't get that. He just flew off to Mara Lago....that's the bunker for now..... to lick his wounds. He's going to have a rough few months and I think it will get worse before it gets better for him. Even the city of Mara Lago is fighting his presence. It sucks to be him today. It's only fair. I can see him with a future on drive time radio
  3. Some good news from DC for a change. The adults are now officially in charge. Biden took the oath 21 minutes ago. Goodbye Donald. May your next government funded housing include three meals a day, chipped beef or turkey all king on toast followed by a one hour exercise period in the yard. America can now resume its place alongside the world's other democracies, a position abandoned for the last four years. Biden may be just the man for the job. And how about Lady Gaga? Not an easy song to do well, but she crushed it.
  4. It isn't good and no man should have such unrestricted power. I wonder if that will ever be addressed. That's a constitutional power which means it would require an amendment to alter the scope of the thing. Nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition....or such a feckless and corrupted president. Big wake up call.
  5. Not only did I see the movie, I read the books and can sing along with the anthem.
  6. Sorry about that. It sounded just like you and from here it's hard to see much difference. Please forward my message to Barry if you'd be so kind as he said he won't be making any more contributions here. I'll be just as pleased to be corrected about Mandela from him if he can find some evidence. Now go back to your moaning chair, have a seat by the fire and a nice hot cuppa. With my ever so sincere apology of course.
  7. I believe he can be kept from office if he is convicted in the Senate, where the trial is actually heard. The impeachment (as I understand it) is the formal declaration and levying of the charges. I'm unclear if that alone keeps him from running for office in the future. Open to correction as always, of course.
  8. That's true in that the Senate Majority Leader (Chuck Schumer) will be in charge of the procedures but unfortunately, the Senate requires a 2/3 vote to convict. A simple majority won't do. If that were the case (simple majority) there would be no question that he would be convicted. Since the Senate is split 50/50, the Republican party will be required to provide 17 votes to convict. Are there 17 honest Republicans in the Senate who will openly consider the evidence and actions that lead up to the riots and sedition in Washington? That's far from clear. Hey plumber, ever f
  9. Eldon's post gets it correctly. Neal's question is answered in Eldon's post, but to address it clearly, the law regarding the value of presidential self pardons is untested or at least unclear as to what protection Trump obtains if he pardons himself. So that remains to be seen. As mentioned, anyone receiving a pardon is obliged to answer all questions pertaining to the issues and connected issues without the protection of the fifth amendment. The penalties for lying in this way are severe. However, if someone other than the president himself is pardoned for a specific crime, it really
  10. I don't think he did. We've been in touch outside The Lotus Forums as I follow him on LT and I have not heard any news about making this swap. He does have a KomoTec tune so the power part of the equation has been uprated on his car.
  11. ^I had a dense aunt. She's not with us anymore and even though I, my sister and all my cousins weren't fond of her, the funeral was very sad. I found out that we all really wanted to like her but each had trouble with her in different ways. Even her kids felt that way. That was something I didn't know until we all talked about it. I thought I was the only one that had a problem with her. But as I said, she was thick and never got the point and always argued about the littlest things. Like just picking at the turnips in the margins of the plate instead of digging into the roast. But
  12. Look, fellas. All rioting sucks. Criminals should be punished. I don't know how Brits feel about Gandhi, Mandela or MLK, but all of them espoused non violence (not against protesting, just counter violence). So you didn't find me in any of those crowds and you won't find me saying other than punish Antifa looters and rioters wherever they are guilty. If anybody has a grievance and they want to air it publicly, feel free, just don't enter my house and break my stereo or crash my storefront. Say your piece and move along. And same same for this Trump mob. There is one caveat on the Trum
  13. Here you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWMpTHLJXbw&bpctr=1610392591 Here's another one for you, a real American radical.
  14. When did Nancy Pelosi break into the Capitol Building again?
  15. Our left is to your right although there are a few blokes here who would feel right at home in our southern heartland....where I live! But mostly we are a conservative lot, and that includes Biden and Harris. We do have a demonstrably "recognizable" left in people like AOC and Omar, but they are not the powers in the Democratic party right now. Biden and Harris though are no radicals. They are anything but. But it's easy to tar them with that brush because all that takes is words. I do not accuse you of that and don't recall you saying that either. To be frank, the Dems picked the mo
  16. There was no chance he would ever be a great president or even a great man, or great businessman for that matter. Americans who paid attention to him, especially New Yorkers, have always known this. His move to Florida is largely a response to the legal actions being taken against him in New York, although he'll never admit it. The NY trials and suits are the ones that will catch him out if nothing else does. I mention this because I am originally from NY and Trump's age to boot. He was always a bit of a pariah in his home town, and it's not just because he's a social boor. Everybody
  17. "Not denying anything, lamenting. You think Trump was bad. " You don't?
  18. The full details of my process, before and after pulls and the rest are reported (across 15 pages) on lotustalk. Follow the link above in my OP for the "before" dyno information but I will tell you briefly about that now. I'd intended to do both before and after runs on the same day on the same dyno. Unfortunately, the dyno available that day was a two wheel roller type that doesn't allow the car to get to 7000 RPM or make full power. My thought at the time was at least I'd get the AFRs, so we went ahead. But you do need a four wheel dyno to get reliable results from an Ev
  19. You don't need to agree with me to be wrong. I have no hope to convince anyone of anything. This can only be discussed, it can't be resolved on a Lotus forum. I say "You ain't gonna learn what you don't wanna know." But I can tell you, Biden and Kamala convincingly won the electoral college and the popular vote, deny that as you will. That is reality. Our system did not fail in that. Trump is a monster and has never won the popular election in the USA. Ever. I got my info on the electoral and popular vote count from the returns as reported by the US government, delivered to them by t
  20. Do you mind if I speak my mind? I think your post reflects your wishes, not reality. Mr. Delusional just got kicked out of office and the results of his induced mass hysteria and exploitation of grievances are all over the media. Kamala will be fine in her role. I'm a fan, actually. Surprise! She's been very tough on crime as a prosecutor in California so she will likely have a hand in prosecuting the criminals. BTW, the Brits I have met who favored Trump, also favored Brexit. It seemed to go hand in hand. There are always exceptions of course. Maybe you are one of those but
  21. I never inferred you have cultural unity. I'm not any sort of expert on British polity but I am passingly familiar with your versions of tribalism. I even saw Braveheart . I include a rare smiley so you don't take that last bit about Gibson's versions of history too seriously. I will include emoticons in the future so you know when I am pulling your leg. What I said, or certainly meant to say, was that Brexit was the latest demonstration of it being missing in battle. My inference being that it split you even further along predictable lines, nothing more or less. Anyway, I am bored
  22. Yeah, he did actually.
  23. As we have every right to be. Things will change in a week, things will improve with adults at the helm but we will not soon forget these events as they continue to reverberate and we continue to struggle with these issues of racism, greed and the inevitable corruption of power and that will not end in my remaining time. But we will not succumb to the mob. Trump is toast but his legacy will obviously not be dispersed easily. It's an ongoing theme. If you want to take a more positive, longer view, consider Trumpism a pustule on the face of humanity that needed to be excised. It was neve
  24. Same? I don't know about that but it's your challenge and judged by the reactions here, the anger is not dissipated. One may be "bored" of Brexit but that doesn't mean the divide is over. Our divide is more virulent and dangerous than yours but they 're both commentaries and clear windows into the depth of differences and how they raise hackles. Brexit also reflects problems other than just differences of opinion on Brexit itself. Also, Boris, whatever his charms or lack of them, is no Trump and you are not people lately given to storming castles. Street violence seems to be in
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