Tuesday, December 30, 2008



Helping Each Other/ Freedom Ride January 18th

It's really hard living in today's society, especially when you have been use to living by and with the simple things from the past, you know things little honesty, integrity and of course a man's word being his everything. Though it is more difficult now, there are still some good people around, it just takes longer to find them and for them to earn a little of your trust.

Since I started my magazine "Cochise CHOPS ", there has been at least three more that's started up, now I'm not for sure exactly how they are all doing financially with their ventures in this over crowded field of "Biker Magazines", but monetary wise, I'm struggling, yet that isn't going to slow me down, as if it's God's will to publish a magazine then it cannot fail. So why am I telling you this? Because I want you the reader to know that this is a hard way to try and make a living, and because the times are hard, I feel we should try to help each other. Maybe I can't write a check, (well I could, but it may bounce...HaHaHa) to help someone out, but I can do this, help them from time to time with their magazine. As I've stated before in CHOPS, I have no competition, as I do my own thing and let the chips fall where they may, and I believe each publisher should do the same. I'm not concerned with what Florida Biker Digest or Full Throttle is writing about or doing, because I have enough of my own work load and hardships to deal with, rather than spending a lot of my time thinking that "They" are getting all the business, etc. Believe me when I say that in this area of vocation, you have to just do your own thing and from time to time help a friend when you can, for you see what goes around comes around. Some call it Karma, I call it God's will. And that's why I'm writing this article for Scott of Beach And Biker Babes Magazine.

The first thing I noticed about his magazine, other than the girls, was his mag's focal point was geared more towards the Daytona Beach area lifestyle, which does include bikers, but not limited to. We have many rags that all they do is the motorcycle deal, and that's cool, but again, we are not all the same in our thinking and writing. Scott's focal point engulfs many ideas of our lifestyle here, and though he touches on certain bike happenings, he isn't stuck just there. It's the same with my publication, which offers you a variety of subjects to examine, like old cars, old trucks, old bikes, and old people, all that are not politically correct, amen? My objective today is to give Beach And Biker Babes a little more depth in the motorcycle scene, not because I'm an expert, but just because that's where my mind is right now. He has given me the green light to write on what I want, so I chose my favorite subject, FREEDOM. Oh yeah, I need to mention that if you purchase a full page ad in Scott's magazine, we will put a business size ad in mine, and vice a verse.

Anyway, last month we had a Freedom Ride that started at Mosquito Cove in Port Orange and went South to Earthquake Magoons. I counted about 70 bikes at the Cove, and I believe approximately 50 rolled out with us. (It was funny as riders wanted to know where they needed to pay their money for the ride. I just laughed, not at them but at the mind set we have established here in Florida, a place where it seems people are always charging something to do nothing). We were not protesting anything in particular, rather we were trying to birth an embryo of men and women who are sick and tired of the anti biker laws here in Florida, and hoping that that embryo will grow and give birth to a large body of people who ride motorcycles and that vote.

On this first ride we didn't break any laws, rather we just had a peaceful 20 minute ride, to let those who showed up see that we have a right to ride together, and to also give us some insight on how this American right to peacefully rebel doesn't make you a bad person. I wouldn't be afraid to say that at least 30 people came up to me at Earthquakes and asked, "When is the next one? I want to call some friends and invite them." And though I had invited some elected officials, none showed up, but I believe as we progress in the months ahead that we will be noticed by those, with whom we pay their salaries, and I'm not speaking of just police officers, who many are just as confused about the newest anti-biker malarky as we are, in particularly the vertical plate fine of $1,000.00.

We have planned the second Freedom Ride for January 18th, on a Sunday, so more people can come out and join us. Though the details are not totally complete as of this writing, we will be getting out flyers soon or you may call Scott here, or me at (386) 690-6270. We will be starting at a public place somewhere around Daytona and ride South. Believe me Destination Rossmeyer's doesn't need anymore business or recognition, so we'll ride South, maybe even to my new building where I publish the magazine. If any bars or businesses want to get in on this, like offering up their place, you need to call soon, and of course advertisers will be given TOP priority. If a place is to big or important to advertise, then they don't need a hundred or more people there drinking and eating, remember, I'm for the little, local man. If our Freedom Rides bring you business, then you should be appreciative and offer the riders a little something, even if it's a Save A Lot cola and a hot dog.

The Freedom Rides are free, but we do need to get riders to join ABATE, if they don't already, so we need someone present to sell memberships. If we end up at my place, Scott says he will help me furnish you all a meal, so right now we are trying to nail down a good starting place. I feel by including this magazine and any others it will only broaden our cause, and get the word out that we are fed up with these bull shit, uncomprehendable laws, made up and enforced by pompous ass politicians that not only doesn't know a moped from a motorcycle, but also their arses from a hole in the ground. Let's work together to get this ignorant vertical license plate FINE overturned. If we need to run only horizontal plates that's cool, it's the fine that is the dumbest nonsense I've experienced in my life time. And I can say, in closing, that many people out of state have already said they will not be back here because of this agressive law, but would spend their money in Myrtle Beach, Laconia and Sturgis instead.

As I wrote in another article last month, if Florida's higher echelon of overpaid elected officials, here in the Sunshine State doesn't want "bikers" then just put signs up at the borders that say, "Motorcyclist, We Don't Want You Or Your Money. Go Home." Because that is exactly what the $1,000.00 fine for a stupid vertical license plate is saying.

Ride Fast & Hard & Let The Chips Fall Everywhere,Cochise http://www.cochisechops.com cochiseCHOPSmagazine

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Short Cuts

"Laura Bush presided over the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony last week on the South Lawn. The ceremony was especially moving this year. The Nativity Scene depicts Three Wise Men from Detroit asking the Baby Jesus for his first miracle." --comedian Argus Hamilton
"What 'entitlements' for some people mean is forcing other people to work for their benefit. As a bumper sticker put it: 'Work harder. Millions of people on welfare are depending on you.'" --Hoover Institution economist Thomas Sowell
"If it were up to me, I'd reverse things entirely. I'd give Social Security to the young, as they're the only ones who can possibly support themselves on it, and I wouldn't set them on their career paths until they were at least 30 and ready to settle down. Under my system, there'd be no retirement age. Old folks, as we all know, are the only people really eager to serve in the work place, and the only ones who, in response to a customer's complaint, would never think of saying, 'Why are you telling me? I only work here!'" --columnist Burt Prelutsky
"The lesson seems to be: If you get away with murder, make a point of being on your best behavior. People may not be so forgiving the next time around." --columnist James Taranto on O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas sentencing

Jay Leno On Barry's Statement

Jay Leno:
President-elect Barack Obama was on "Meet the Press" [Sunday] and he told the American people the economy was going to get worse before it gets better. That's what he said. It's going to get worse. See, that's when you know the campaign is really over. Remember before the election, "The audacity of hope!", "Yes, we can!", "Change we can believe in!" Now it's, "We're all screwed, good night, thank you! It's going to get worse!"
What a difference a couple of weeks makes. Remember last month, the three auto company heads flew to Washington in private jets looking for their bailout? Remember they own the private jets? Well, this time, the three CEOs drove in their own hybrid cars; 520 miles they drove in their own hybrid cars. See, you know what I think the government should have done here? Make it like "The Amazing Race." You drop these guys off, no money, no transportation, give them some tools, they have to build a car. First one to Washington, they get the bailout.
This year, the Treasury Department is holding its annual holiday party inside something called the cash room. You know what that is in Washington, the cash room? That's a big room where the Treasury Department holds all its cash it has on hand. Of course, these days it's empty, so plenty more room to party.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Freedom Ride

Saturday December 13th, 2008. Leaving Mosquito Cove, in Port Orange (Corner of Ridgewood & Nova) @ 2 PM, Riding to Earthquake Magoons in Edgewater, Located on Park Avenue.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sex On The Fence

Sex On The Fence:
The husband leans over and asks his wife, Do you remember the first time we had sex together, over fifty years ago?We went behind the village tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you? Yes , she says, I remember it well.
OK, he says, How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time's sake? Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!
A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation and, having a chuckle to himself, he thinks to himself, I've got to see these two old-timers having sex against a fenceI'll just keep an eye on them so there's no trouble So he follows them.
The elderly couple walks haltingly along, leaning on each other for support aided by walking sticks Finally, they get to the back of the tavern and make their way to the fence The old lady lifts her skirt and the old man drops his trousers As she leans against the fence, the old man moves in. Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that the policeman has ever seen This goes on for about ten minutes while both are making loud noises and moaning and screaming. Finally, they both collapse, panting on the ground.
The policeman is amazed. He thinks he has learned somethingabout life and old age that he didn't know. After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old couple struggle to their feet and put their clothes back on.
The policeman, is still watching and thinks to himself, this is truly amazing, I've got to ask them what their secret is. So, as the couple passes, he says to them, Excuse me, but that was something else You must've had a fantastic sex life together Is there some sort of secret to this?
Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply, Fifty years ago that wasn't an electric fence! Submitted By Kandy

The History Of The Middle Finger

The History of the Middle Finger:
Well, now, here's something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as 'plucking the yew' (or 'pluck yew'). Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew!
Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as 'giving the bird.' And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing Have an awesome day!!!!!


THE BOAT RACE:A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their Peak performance before the race.
On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to Investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A Management team made up of senior management was formed to nvestigate and recommend appropriate action.
Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people Steering and 2 people rowing.
Feeling a deeper study was in order; American management Hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of Money for a second opinion.
They advised, of course, that too many people were steering The boat, while not enough people were rowing.
Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting To prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing Team's' management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents And 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would Give the 2 people rowing the boat greater incentive to work Harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners and free pens for the Rowers. There was discussion of getting new paddles, Canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for Practices and bonuses. The pension program was trimmed to 'equal the competition' and some of the resultant. Savings were channeled into morale boosting programs and Teamwork posters.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles.
Humiliated, the American management laid-off one rower, Halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and Canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The Money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as Bonuses.

The next year, try as he might, the lone designated rower Was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles,) so He was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe Equipment was sold and the next year's racing team was Out-sourced to India .
Sadly, the End.
Here's something else to think about: Ford has spent The last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US , claiming they can't make money paying American wages.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a Dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter's Results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 Billion in losses.
Ford folks are still scratching their heads, and Collecting bonuses... And now wants the Government to 'bail them out'.
Regards, Dave"Big Dog" Breiner a.k.a." Roktman" Submitted By Nelson