Sunday Morning Links: The Vintage Pontiac Firebird & Trans Am Brochures

I have a soft spot for the old Firebird / Tran-Am. It was the second new car I ever purchased. The bright red car was a blast to drive even though it was a ticket magnet (and had nothing to do with the driver).

Kinda sad that GM killed off Pontiac, and with it the Trans-Am.

Firebird Brochure 1969

Now, on to the links…

ChrisWy: Bad Flu, Bad Flu, Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when it comes for you?
WWTFT: The Entitlement Culture
TheCL: Barack Obama’s Diary- Fit to be king
The LC: Obamadebt hits $16,432,706,000,000.00
WixomWeb: ‘Saving Lives’ is the New Liberal Phrase for ‘Tyranny’

Firebird 400 brochure

CH2.0: Video Shows How Gun Control Advocates Lie About the Numbers
SJ:  Des Moines Register Editorial Suggests Death to Gun Owners
BdKS: Why Does Anybody Need An Assault Rifle? No seriously, why?
Bunker: I have been down with the nasty flu bug and out of commission, I look forward to returning to the fight soon.
CoF: Does The US Presidential Chain of Succession Have A Missing Link?
TMGGB: It’s The Ammo Dummy

Firebired Brochure 1973 (2)

Spellchek: Things the Obama/Biden task force on gun violence won’t be highlighting
FCBZ: ‘Dingy Harry’ Reid Encourages Obama to Bypass Congress to Raise Debt Ceiling
MTTM: Democide – Demand A Plan
Gator: Head Of National Abortion Organization Caught Soliciting 12-Year-Old Girl
Jen: Groundhog Day and the State of the Union

Firebird Brochure 1979 (2)

The TCN: Gun Control via Executive Order?
Teresa: The Crux of the Problem
LaS:  Class Warfare Roulette 
CP: I Have Been Silent, Until Now
PR: Joe Biden Claims Gun Control Is A Moral Issue
Zilla: Annie, Get your gun…. Permit

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire January 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Definitely a cool car! Thanks so much for the link, Steve.

    • steve January 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      No problem-o!

  • Citizen Tom January 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for the link.

    When I was still a young officer in the USAF, I had a friend who got himself a brand new bright red convertible Firebird Tran-Am. I not much of a car fan, but I have to admit it looked good. Someone promptly stole it, of course.

    • steve January 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Firebirds are definitely good looking cars. I would’ve been heartbroken if my Firebird was stolen.

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  • John Carey January 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. I’ve been a bit under the weather as of late so I’ve been neglecting my rounds and my posting. Will get back on track soon. I was always a fan of the Firebird. Settled on a 1971 Camaro for my high school car. It was a sweet ride…

    • steve January 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      71 Camaro… Very cool ride. My HS ride was a 66 Mustang (with the 289 V8).

      Hope you feel better soon!

  • Teresa Rice January 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for the link Steve. Have a great week.

    • steve January 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks and you are very welcome!

  • Mike G. January 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. The article was actually written by my wife at Phoebe’s Detention Room.

    • steve January 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Cool! I’ll have to put her on the list.

  • LD Jackson January 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve January 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

      You are most welcome.

  • Martin January 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Thanks man. Still have my old Pontiac mouldering away until I can restore it. (Not a firebird – LeMans sport.) I’ve always liked the old Firebirds.

    • steve January 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      I would love to restore an old car, but the lack of time, space and money (all minor obstacles) keep getting in my way.

  • ClassicFilm January 15, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for the link, Steve. Terrific collection of links this week.
    Just curious: What is coming out of the bird’s mouth in the “New Breed of Wow” graphic? A flame? A tongue? Projectile vomiting over Obama’s latest despotic proclamation?

    • steve January 15, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Sometimes that graphic is referred to as the ‘screaming chicken’, so I will go with “C” – projectile vomiting over Obama’s latest despotic proclamation.