Friday, October 7, 2011

I have a very important announcement to make in the light of the recent non-candidacy of both New Jersey State Governor Mr. Chris Christie and former Alaska State Governor Mrs. Sarah Palin. I too have decided not t0 be a candidate for the President of the United States in the upcoming 2012 presidential election.

I guess this puts me in some very notable company, however I too have decided that, to quote Governor Chris Christie "Now, is not my time".

In 2003 during the recall election of then Governor Gray Davis where if he was in fact recalled the voters were able to elect a replacement, and we remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger won that election (and the subsequent election) I did in fact run for the office of Governor of the State of California. There were 135 names on that ballot and I came in 45th.,_2003

This time however, I have decided not to join the political circus that is (and will be) the 2012 Presidential campaign.

I thank you for your support in the past, however I am still getting situated in this life of complete retirement. I find that my personal life has become so filled with responsibility that I have very little time for recreation, or social redevelopment.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting older and wiser

As I get older, and cannot fathom being able to ride some of the new products, I can only find joy in the history of being able to ride the new and best of my day. Now, I find that the upright sport-touring and touring posture is the most comfortable for an old fat guy like me. I wish joy and happiness to the new generation of lucky riders who can appreciate (I hope that they can appreciate) the new technology, styling and performance that they can find now, just as I did twenty-five (more like 35) years ago. The best and fastest motorcycles then are now appreciated as vintage and historical, probably like me.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July 2011

A very happy and fun Independence Day today, and I'm off to attend yet another American Sport Bike Night as it's the First Monday of the month. We have never missed an ASBN meeting on the First Monday of any month since we founded the gathering in 1998 and so, I'm off to the parking lot of the "Closed for the Holiday" venue where ASBN is held. Yeah, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and some sodas for the ASBN folks, and anyone else who wishes to stop by and say hello. Remember however, this is the235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and it's a solemn day to remember all those who gave their lives and liberty to protect what our Founding Fathers had as a vision for all of us. Who knew, that this republic would be the cornerstone of the politics of the planet some 235 years after those brave men composed that sacred document and knew, that they were done with the tyranny of an oppressive country and were tired of being a colony and wished to be an independent nation. Happy Fourth of July 2011.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What a terrific Summer already... (Fourth of July tomorrow)

On the first day of Summer 2011 I was happily enjoying myself at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando Florida. It was a week of magical entertainment after attending an International convention and meeting of a collector organization to which I belong.

The Magic Kingdom on Sunday, Animal Kingdom on Monday, Hollywood Studios on Tuesday and Epcot on Wednesday ended a great week of enjoyment and the beginning of a great summer.

There are lots of activities planned for the upcoming several months, the Bonneville Salt Flats landspeed racing event by Bub, the Sacramento and Calistoga flattrack events, MotoGP in Monterey, all to cap off what has already been a wonderful 2011 that started with a trip to Indianapolis for the Powersports Expo, the Paso Robles Sidecar Rally, and well, too much for my failing memory to process right now so let's go with it's been an exciting year so far and with this Fourth of July Holiday weekend and the Holiday tomorrow it's just getting better.

American Sport Bike Night, a motorcycle enthusiast group that I co-founded with two other moto-enthusiasts in 1998 will go on as has been the case on the First Monday of Every Month since way back then in 1998. Unfortunately the restaurant where it is held will be closed for the Fourth of July, but we'll be there to cook burgers, hot dogs, and have salads and sodas and the like with plenty of ice on what is forecast to be a sweltering day tomorrow. Stop by if you have a chance, we'll make sure to save you some of our BBQ afternoon fare.

I hope the summer treats you well, and that despite the economic woes of many that you are prosperous, healthy and energetic for the remainder of the year.


Monday, June 6, 2011

No Crybabies...

Our Campaign Motto: "NO CRYBABIES"
We have gone from a society of determined, hard-working citizens to a culture of complainers, "crybabies" and people with their hands out who whine or protest when they don't get what they want instead of dealing with the realities of life and taking personal responsibility for what they have (or don't have). Too many people are willing to perceive themselves as some sort of "victim" and feel that the government owes them a "remedy" due to their victim status. This goes against the principles America was founded upon and until we bring back etermination and a sense of responsibility for one's own condition, our society will continue to self-destruct.

Michael J. Wozniak - Retired
Former Candidate for Governor of the State of California Special Election, October 7, 2003

Member Native Sons of the Golden West


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am at the
Native Sons of the Golden West "Grand Parlor" today in South Lake Tahoe. It's snowing even though it's May 18th, 2011 and as I sat in the hot tub in the hotel watching the snow fall from above and as I nursed my painful knee (the pseudo-doctors here say I tore an ACL or something) I contemplated how lucky I was to be in a swirling spa with hundreds of like-minded folks at the convention having a wonderful time.

I'm preparing for Orlando in June, and wondering if I can make the SPUD RUN at the end of May with this injured knee. I see the doctor (the real ones) on Friday.

It's been a while since I've been here but I think with the help of Chris Allen putting this on several domains, I might be able to at least keep up with this, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Plaxo, and the Yahoo social networks that I'm already attached to including Webshots and Twitpic.

I'll be back... What do you think of my 1959 Edsel Ranger? It runs great and I've had it in a vintage car show just last week. It's pictured in front of my 1950's house in my 1950's neighborhood where I have lived since 1953.