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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    He needs a Toyota for street cred.


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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Like Tucker I am a construction worker. I am semie retired. I own a 1992 Chevy pickup 1500 Cheynee model, v-8. It is sitting in my driveway now. It's dead now because I was sick last winter and my bloc got a crack in it from no anti-freeze last winter. I should have junked it long ago. It is still registered and I still pay for insurance on it.

    The hood is crinkled when it flew up on me on the interstate. It has three flat tires. There is hardly any fabric left on the bench seats . Musrooms and little pine tree are growing from the debris in the truck bed. It hasn't been washed in so long that it would take an electric sander to get the dirt off. You don't even need to use a key for the ignition or doors because the key mechanism can be manipulated by a flat blade screwdriver or a flat spoon from McDonalds, for that matter.

    The floor of the cab is caked with about ten thousand cups of spilled 7-11 coffee. It stinks real bad. The original white ceiling of the cab is yellow from years of cigarette smoke.

    Other than that it is beautiful to me. The engine still runs perfect but I can only run it for about ten minutes before it heats up due to a worn water pump and leaking block. The AC still works! The truck's color is blue I think.

    Now, I know how roy rogers felt when trigger died.

    In answer to the question in the poll, I voted no. It used to be in the old days that non truck drivers looked down on trucks and treated them with contempt. Now it has becom chic among some of the yuppie crowds to own one as a status symbol.

    Brown's faux populism doesn't fool me.

    BTW there are hundreds of ugly truck contests held throughout the US every year. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFwM_qEavMs"]YouTube- Ugly Truck[/ame]

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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    I own a pickup, a F-150 with and extended cab that seats 5. I bought a canopy for it so we can throw the dogs and stuff back there in bad weather, and I keep the canopy on. I use it for hauling materials, firewood, and the dogs.

    It's a 4x4 which is a must here in snow country. These pickups with extended cabs are perfect because you can haul both people and stuff, and you can keep your dogs out of your vehicle and still take them everywhere. It's also good for hauling your boat or camping trailer and trips to the dump. Also good for putting a camper on. A very versatile vehicle and hardly elitist.

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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    No, my point is that he's not really a "man of the people" for the simple fact that he drives a truck.

    His political stances are what is irrelevant.
    His political stances are everything, that's what Massachusetts voters elected him on. He's as much a man of the people as any politician I've seen, he was a nobody state senator who got encouragement from John McCain.
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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    I drive a truck for the following reasons;

    1. Its the type of car I learned how to drive on

    2. You need 4x4 in my area during the winter

    3. I hate small vehicles with a passion.
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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    And so what does the president's reinforced Cadillac represent?

    Maybe they should have a bball summit - and some brewskies - and decide what Brown's real worth is seeing as how a vehicle isn't a good sign of 'your heart' but how you play a game of bball is.
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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    His political stances are everything, that's what Massachusetts voters elected him on. He's as much a man of the people as any politician I've seen, he was a nobody state senator who got encouragement from John McCain.
    His political stances nothing within the context of this conversation.

    It seems like you are assuming I have a problem with his stances or the fact that he won. I don't care.

    What I do care about is trying to learn if people consider the fact that someone drives a truck as an outward sign of that person being being a "man (or even woman) of the people".

    Personally, I don't think any politician should be considered a "man (or woman) of the people" because they are all, universally, full of ****.

    This is because of their job. I think salesman of all types are full of ****.
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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Has anybody noticed that his truck probably cost about 40k and it's probably fully loaded.

    He should be driving a stretch limosene with a trailer. It would fit his real image better.

    I hate to go Freudian but I think his truck is just a substitute for his sexual organ which is probably lacking a proper hereditary endowment.

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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Has anybody noticed that his truck probably cost about 40k and it's probably fully loaded.

    He should be driving a stretch limosene with a trailer. It would fit his real image better.

    I hate to go Freudian but I think his truck is just a substitute for his sexual organ which is probably lacking a proper hereditary endowment.
    I doubt someone willing to pose in the nude has many problems in the endowment arena.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: Is owning a pickup truck a sign of being a "man of the people"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I doubt someone willing to pose in the nude has many problems in the endowment arena.

    Just sayin'.
    Only his wife knows, maybe.

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