on the face of the planet
Second, appropriate since son's been working on a Triumph Spitfire, Lucas electricals:
is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be
true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit,
it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical
For example, if one places a copper bar across the
terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities of smoke are liberated and
the battery shortly ceases to function. In addition, if one observes
smoke escaping from an electrical component such as a Lucas voltage
regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer
functions. The logic is elementary and inescapable!
of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to
another. When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of
the system, nothing works afterward.
Starter motors were
considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time largely
because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very
unsightly large wires.
It has been reported that Lucas electrical
components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than their
Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts. Experts point out that this is
because Lucas is British, and all things British leak. British engines
leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake
systems leak fluid, British tires leak air and British Intelligence
leaks national defense secrets.
Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again, the logic is clear and inescapable.
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About the impartiality of that grand jury that indicted Perry:
Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.
More troubling, however, is the fact that Chalmers attended, photographed, and commented on an event with Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson while grand jury proceedings were ongoing.
Watson was a witness in front of the grand jury. On June 27, 2014, Chalmers shared a photo of the Watson event on a community Facebook page she started called Developer’s Dungeon. “Senator Kirk Watson telling the story of the Wendy Davis fillibuster (sic),” she wrote in a comment accompanying the picture.