Being the new guy (approved 7 minutes ago) I needs to give you an intro.

The handle is Retread mostly for the fact that I seem to be making myself over every now and then as circumstances require. I'm old, grumpy, fat and d*** near bald. Yet the wife claims to still ove me as much as I do her. We celebrate 49 years next June.

I'm a very strong fiscal conservative and a social moderate by all the syandards I've seen. I do not vote the ticket but the candidate and I believe in listening to everyone until they prove they aren't worth listening to.

Don't ask for my opinion if you're hoping to hear an echo of yours. And I am quite free with my opinions.

Looking forward to joining in.......