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Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:54:57 PM »
Considering only 3 of us care about racing, it probably was better this way anyway.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 27, 2012, 02:08:17 PM »
The final product:

Some settling in the bottom, but it is what it is. I think you'd have to filter it a bazillion times to completely get rid of it. I sent each color through cheesecloth once, and through coffee filters four times.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:52:51 AM »
I guess. I'm not the best person to compare. I'm a beer man. I don't really drink this kind of stuff. I probably won't drink much of my own batch.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: What has the Health Care Reform Done For you?
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:29:45 AM »
Checkers 88,

Sorry about the struggles you've been having.

To answer your question, I know it won't be popular to say anything positive about Obamacare on a red state forum, but you asked so I will share.

In September 2010 my wife was diagnosed with skin cancer. Probably not the biggest, most expensive life-threatening disease in the world, but still cancer nonetheless. She was on my insurance.

I started a new job on October 4th of that year. My new company has an odd medical insurance eligibility rule. You're able to obtain coverage 30 days following the first of the month after you start. So basically I was looking at about 55 days (give or take a few) of having no medical insurance.

Under the pre-Obamacare rules, that would have made my wife's cancer treatment a pre-existing condition that would not have been covered by my new employer. Healthcare reform did away with that (or perhaps just loosened it, I don't remember the details), so she was able to get her treatment covered by by new employer.

I could (probably do) have some of the details wrong. It has been a year and a half since we went through it, so it's not fresh on my mind, but we did indeed benefit from Obamacare.

Please don't mistake this as an endorsement for Obamacare. It's not, and I am not a supporter of it. But I can say from first hand experience that it is not 100% bad. At least, not for my family.

During the first debate when the candidates were asked this question, they all stood up there and said, unequivocally, that there was not a single positive thing about Obamacare. I wanted to send them a picture of my wife and tell them that her being alive and us not being tens of thousands of dollars in debt to keep her so was pretty positive to me. Unfortunately, politicians on both sides of the fence have to bow down to the ideals of their f'd up parties.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:16:54 AM »
Looks like fun.

Have you tried it with M&M candies?

Personally, I think this would be pointless. M&Ms aren't really different flavors. It could be good, it could be bad, but either way you're looking at X number of different colors of the same flavor.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:15:40 AM »
OMG, LOL, No but I've had Vodka and Gummy Bears. Not even kidding. Too Funny

Up next: Jolly Ranchers!

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:15:14 AM »
The finished product!

Sunday is gonna be a great day. Good think I took Monday off.

Off-Topic Lounge / I'm Making Skittles Vodka
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:29:27 PM »
For the 500 party, of course.

Anyone here ever tried the stuff?

NASCAR Talk! / When's the Damn Race Start?
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:29:01 PM »
The Daytona 500, that is.

All the sites say something different. says 12:00 EST. Yahoo Sports says 1:30.

Forget the pre-race fluff. What time is kickoff?

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: My mid life crisis car.....
« on: January 10, 2012, 01:21:19 AM »

NASCAR Talk! / Re: 2012 Daytona Countdown
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:50:21 AM »
I'm pretty stoked for the upcoming season. Once again, I'll be rooting for Team ABJJ.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: Registration Temporarily Disabled
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:44:22 AM »
Registrations have been re-enabled. Tell a friend!

If we encounter a bad spam problem again, we'll have to disable them, but we think we have a little bit better spam protection in place now. At least, against bots. Actual humans can still register and spam, so we'll see how it goes.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: NEW Look :)
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:42:29 AM »
Okay, I just changed it up again. What do y'all think?

Another option is the one that's attached as an image. Looks a little racier, but the font is awfully small, imo.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: NEW Look :)
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:10:53 PM »
It's pretty funky, alright. We didn't intentionally change the look. We really just upgraded the software. I don't think all the elements from our old theme carried over.

The good news is that it's functional. We'll be working on the look.

NASCAR Talk! / Re: Robbybee
« on: September 01, 2011, 10:45:51 PM »
Present and accounted for... Kinda. Barely.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: Remember Herm?
« on: July 12, 2011, 03:14:28 AM »
i had a friend accused of murdering his wife awhile back and it was 16 months before he came to trial

this stuff takes a long time to sort out. wouldn't surprise me if it was 2 or 3 years before it comes to trial

also, i was born and raised in Tifton and most everyone I talked to thinks its open and shut and that he did it. Innocent until proven guilty of course but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high about a happy ending on this one

just saying that because i thought my friend was innocent and he was convicted in a very short trial and it was hard for me to deal with. we always want to believe the best of people but sometimes that's just not the truth

Wow. I remember that story. Watching it develop from the beginning. Pretty intense.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: Registration Temporarily Disabled
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:57:46 AM »
Am I allowed to post my own personal pron? It's mostly solo stuff.

Okay, it's all solo stuff.

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: Where is Scott ????
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:56:18 AM »

Off-Topic Lounge / Re: Congrats Derek Jeter (3000 Hits)
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:55:49 AM »
Jeter is the Charlie Hustle of the 21st century.

The Rookie's Corner / Re: What If Jr. Wins...
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:49:25 AM »
I should write a follow-up to this one too...

"What if Jr. Wins... Ever!"

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