Saturday, December 24, 2011

Welcoming Hartel

Hartel Knucks is the newest Hogtown Irregular,and old Hartel has donated yet another Mosin Nagant...pronounced Moseen Nangan...for our extensive tests that are just about over and done with. So many fly's found their way into the ointment...missing orders, out of stock items, late deliveries, etc...but we finally got to shoot some rounds and I'll be reporting back soon.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jimmy Carter Sends Condolences To Norks

Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished "every success" to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country's state-run news agency.
A dispatch from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Mr. Carter sent the message to Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il's son and heir apparent.
"In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong Un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong Il. He wished Kim Jong Un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership, looking forward to another visit to [North Korea] in the future," the KCNA dispatch read."

READ ON as Messenger-Leaks exposes more of the letter sent by Mr. Carter:

"...ma condolences for the loss of a man so close to ma heart. We shared so very many life experiences and came to agree that no one can fulfill the love a man needs like another man can. For instance, I was so happy to discover that your Daddy would come into your room to play find-the-pickle whenever your Momma wasn't home, because that is exactly what my Daddy did with me.

...and as how you're going to get along with President Obama, well don't you have a care son. Just looky at all them photos of him a bowin' and a' scrapin' to every third-world tinhorn. The boy will bend over backwards for you so don't be havin'  no never-minds.

All my love,
Uncle Jimmy

Friday, December 16, 2011

Was Waiting For One Of Them To Draw

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence: Lee Van Cleef, Lee Marvin, Jimmy Stewart, and John Wayne all in one movie.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bestiality In The Military's Future?

Here's the dilemma in a nutsack, er, shell:

Section 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice FORBIDS carnal copulation with a member of the same sex...or...an animal. In the same sentence, even. 

But since the military has now asked Congress to rewrite the UCMJ so that gays can fornicate one another without reprimand, Section 125 cannot simply be erased because Squids (Sailors) would be nailing dolphins to beat the band.

Now remember, back in the good old days fluggin a goat was considered just as disgusting as pillowbiting your bunky buddy, but, as we've often seen of late, time marches on and the ticking ain't all that sweet to the ears. Matter of fact, most members of the Old Corps...or Corpse as the president calls it...would prefer the kind affections of a mule-dear over swapping spit with a male of the species so no one could have predicted allowing such disgusting goings-on to be sanctioned, and therein lies the rub.

Does Congress surrender to the perverts and toss out Section 125, or rewrite the thing to mean copulation with Lassie and nothing more.

Bidding A Fond Farewell To The Old Light Bulb...

...And The Even Older Concepts Of Liberty

"If a CFL breaks while you are relighting Christmas decorations or changing out any of the other lighting sources in your house, it is important to air out the room where it broke.  If it fell and broke on a hard surface, you can carefully scoop up the broken pieces and place them in a canning jar or a zip-tight plastic bag.  Be sure to not sweep or vacuum the area.

If the bulb breaks over a rugged or carpeted area, then you can vacuum the area once you have all the visible pieces of glass and powder picked up and sealed in either a jar or plastic bag. But, according to the EPA’s guide, you then need to wipe clean your vacuum’s canister or remove the vacuum bag and place it inside another plastic bag. If you do have to vacuum, there are more instructions on how to set your vacuum on the proper settings."

The old incandescents must...by government mandate...be removed from shelves in January, and all incandescent lighting totally eradicated by 2015. So heed the above advice lest you poison the entire neighborhood when, after you've finally switched, a mighty gust of wind comes along and rips them from their moorings after you've spent so much time decorating the front forty.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

That Time Of The Year Again When We...

Remember Pearl Harbor...

The Jap Christmas gift we'll never forget.

So here's a salute to the brave men who died that day, and to the others that still fight the good fight whenever they hear the sound of a passing plane.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

Here's hoping you and yours had a safe and satiated day of Thanksgiving. After all, living in the nation that has saved the world time and again, you deserve it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

NYC Man Faces Charges For Carrying "Switchblade"

An award-winning advertising executive with Fortune 500 clients is facing a year in prison on weapons charges after cops busted him with a knife he says he uses at work.
LaJuanzo Turner, 37, got arrested in a Brooklyn subway station in March while heading to his job at Zoom Media in Manhattan when two cops spotted the butt end of his Smith & Wesson knife protruding from his front pants pocket, his lawyer says.
The cops claimed the knife was an illegal switchblade.
His arrest is the latest conflict involving New York’s murky knife laws, which pit prosecutors and their zero tolerance for dangerous weapons against citizens who say certain knives are tools they need to do their jobs.
“This is ludicrous — you have to use common sense and discretion,” said Turner’s lawyer Mark Bederow, who filed a motion last week seeking to have the charges thrown out.

Time and again I've told anyone with enough brains to listen that NY cops will call a butterknife a switchblade and get away with it.
 
Why? Because they can. A folding knife doesn't even have to be of the assisted-opening variety; all a cop has to do is flick it hard enough and if the blade moves a millimeter outside of the frame they scream "SWITCHBLADE!" and off to jail you go. And, by the by, they practice their flicking skills until they can make a fixed blade pop in and out.

This guy should have known better, MUCH better, and its ironic because dollars to doughnuts he's a loon that approves of disarming the entire world.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BAT-FU Says Pot Scrubbing Pads Are Firearms

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Firearms Technology Branch has deemed “Chore Boy copper cleaning pads, along with fiberglass insulation,” a firearm, subject to registration and a $200 transfer tax, an official letter obtained recently by Gun Rights Examiner reveals.  The response to an attorney inquiry by John R. Spencer, Chief, Firearms Technology Branch, offers one of the more creatively restrictive assessments since ATF declared a shoestring to be a machinegun.

Yes, it is a given that our masters seek to continue the enslavement, and the following comment accompanying the article at Gun Rights Examiner  is all one need know how they manage to do it:
"While I can see restricting the possession of permanent, structural suppressor parts, (my comma...Fits) trying to include short lived consumable parts is absurd..." 

Fudds. Can't live with 'em...Can't trust them. All the while professing their undying loyalty to Freedom as they march us all off the cliff.

We're doomed. The Minutemen have devolved into The Mi-Nute Men.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday To Us, Happy Birthday To Us, Happy Birthday My Marine Corps...

...Happy Birthday To Us


236 years and we don't look a day over 235.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Back In The Saddle Again...

Booger has been blocked for me this past week, and to make matters worse my email account was spoofed again. Both appear to be in working order, so let me first compliment the folks at Ammo.nethttp://ammo.net/ for offering brand name ammo at rock bottom prices, and as I've said, as a Midway dealer I can't touch them with a stick.

Midway seems to survive by brand name loyalty, as well as providing far more of a selection, but it wouldn't hurt to click into the ammo.net dudes then see if they can find what you're looking for. And to top it off they send 1% of your purchase price to the gun/freedom organization of your choice. The link can be found close to the top of the righthand sidebar.

Also, most of my 7.62X54R ammo has arrived...just now ordered the final batch from ammo.net.,180 grain Sellier & Bellot soft points*...and the Hogtown Irregulars will be having a good old fashioned wild pig hunt soon. Personally, I think such pork to be far too gamey no matter how you cook it, but then again even the rib joints here in Florida serve unpleasant tasting pig so it might be a southern deal or maybe just a Florida thing. All I know is the stuff makes me wanna gag.

*Yes. Soft points. We plan on taking down more than one boar and I want to see the difference between fmj's, soft points, and full-out hollow points.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ammo...ammo...and more ammo

I am now a Midway dealer, but can't meet the prices on Ammo.net.

There will be a permanent link once Booger stops glitching.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Global Warming...We Hardly Knew Ye

Current hard times also explain the demise of global warming advocacy. With high unemployment and near nonexistent economic growth, Americans do not want to shut down generating plants or pay new surcharges on their power bills. Most people worry first about having any car that runs -- not whether it's a more expensive green hybrid model.
Over the last half-century, Americans have agreed that smoky plants and polluting industries needed to be cleaned up. But when the green movement began to classify clean-burning heat as a pollutant, it began to lose the cash-strapped public.
While the Obama administration was subsidizing failed or inefficient green industries, radical breakthroughs in domestic fossil-fuel exploration and recovery -- especially horizontal drilling and fracking -- have vastly increased the known American reserves of gas and oil. Modern efficient engines have meant that both can be consumed with little, if any, pollution -- at a time when a struggling U.S. economy is paying nearly half a trillion dollars for imported fossil fuels. The public apparently would prefer developing more of our own gas, oil, shale, tar sands and coal as an alternative to going broke by either importing more fuels from abroad or subsidizing more inefficient windmills and solar panels at home.
We simply don't know positively whether recent human activity has caused the planet to warm up to dangerous levels. But we do know that those who insist it does are sometimes disingenuous, often profit-minded, and nearly always impractical."


Just two things one need know about the modern liberal response to a crisis. Get hysterical, then do the dumbest thing imaginable to fix what appears to be broken.

Monday, October 24, 2011

This Day In History...Of The Twilight Zone

"...now this leg folder we're featuring in order to commemorate this day in history, October 23rd, 1915, when women in America received the right to vote.." Todd Boone, Cutlery Corner,

Aside from the sexist old boot-leg knives that supposedly went the way of the Dodo, the 19th Amendment was passed on August 26th, 1920.

Yes, it should be repealed, but since the American public was hoodwinked we might as well remember when. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cutlery Corner: Fun With Numbers

"...we ran out of these knives but found some more in the computer...and originally were selling these Big Blue knives 12 for $12, but to celebrate our 8th Anniversary on TV we're offering them now for 6 knives at $8 as a fan appreciation special..." Todd Boone:

And he repeats  a now famous Boone-ism...

"...we've only got 75 or 100 of these Bowies left so get 'em while ya can 'cause they're down to single digits..."

Kaddafi Sleeps With The Microwave Pizza's

Well, well, well. Seems now that old Omar was captured alive, tortured, then riddled with bullets as he lay helpless and begging for his life. And his body is at a local grocery store in the frozen food department, so that folks can meander in and have a good spit at the old tyrant while they take cellphone pics for posterity.

And the libs bitched at Bush for allowing some fake waterboarding? While Obama ordered the drone strike that took down Kaddafi's convoy?

Gotta love the double standard by which these lefties live by. Not that the old frig didn't deserve to die like a dog, but where was his lawyer? Were his rights read to him? Was there a doctor on hand to monitor his "interrogation"?

Awaiting the hue and cry from the angry left over this. Just not holding my breath. But I'll tell you one thing; where this to have happened when Bush was in office, Harry Reid and Nancy would have been calling or his impeachment.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kaddafi Goes Boom

Click the link then look to the lower lefthand side of the page for a poorly done video of Omar's body being manhandled out of a flatbed truck by jubilant citizens.

Reminding me of a National Geographic program on chimp tribes attacking then eating other chimp tribes.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Over-60's 'should be taxed out of their homes' to make room for the younger generations

Older people should be taxed out of their family homes to free up space for younger generations, says a report backed by Labour.

It argues that 'empty nesters' in their 60s are taking up too much room and should be 'encouraged' by a new 'land tax' to downsize to smaller homes.
The call comes from the Intergenerational Foundation, a left-leaning think-tank that aims to 'promote fairness between generations'.

Labour MP Tessa Jowell sponsored the report's launch in a Commons hospitality room yesterday, saying the current situation ran against Ed Miliband's vision for Britain.
But the 'bedroom blocker' plan drew condemnation from Tory ministers and pressure groups for older people."


Look, next time the Brits need help beating off the Krauts...and there WILL be a next time... let the Hun have his way. As a people, the Brits are a wonderful lot. As a society, they are one small step above retarded forest fairies.


Thanks to I Hate The Media for the link.

Curio & Relic Points Of Order

First off, thanks to the folks inquiring as to the availability of certain Curio firearms, or at least those the ATF considers to be so, but I cannot order a "regular" AR lower, or complete AR-15, or neutered M16, no matter when they were designed or manufactured. EXCEPT for the Colt AR-15 Vietnam Tribute Special Edition, registry numbers VT001 to VT1500. Believe me, if I could I would and only charge for the shipping.

I can order a Ruger Blackhawk 44 w/6 and a half inch barrel as long as the serial numbers are 1 to 29860. Or certain Winchester, Remington, or Mossberg rifles and shotguns and others as long as they're serial numbered according to the ATF protocol, which can be as long as the phone numbers in Ted Kennedy's little black book. I can also order a Dragunov model SVD in 7.62X54R, or a Simonov in 7.62X39, or a Remington pump action manufactured between 1931 to 1950. 

What I'm trying to say is don't stop asking, but remember that this cannot be a business for me whereupon I derive most if not all of my monetary resources, and I've included the above information for historical purposes only. I can sell off my own firearms but only 3 of them every 5 days. Or whenever a fifth blue moon occurs during the 2nd leap year when a Republican is President; I forget which, or maybe its both.

I do intend to upgrade my C&R to a full-fledged dealer license in the not too distant future...the ATF was kind enough to send me the application and it isn't any more difficult than obtaining a Florida Concealed Carry Permit... so stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, Midway is going to license me as a Dealer, so there just might be enough of a discount for parts or ammunition to offset shipping from them to me and me to you to make it worth the hassle.

None of this information should be used to buy or sell any firearm from any person or dealer. So please check your local, state, and Federal laws, get a haircut, lose some weight, and trim that mustache. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Um...Be Careful Stroking That Arrow...

...Or It'll "Rain" On Mehico Bigtime

Taurus Public Defender

Why don't I have one of these yet? They can be had...I'm told... for under $500 semolians and what revolver chambered for .45 Colt PLUS 410 gauge isn't worth that? Hells bells but a well powdered .45 Colt is kissin' cousin to the .44 magnum in everything but reputation, and having a snake gun should be mandatory for anyone traipsing about the wilds of Hogtown.

Gallery of Guns will find you a list of local retailers that may or may not rob you blind.

Massatooshits Cops "Targeting" Unlocked Vehicles

Police officers invoked the ire of drivers in Beverly, Mass. after they issued warnings and locked the doors of cars that had been left unlocked, even if the keys were still inside.

The police officer's actions, while perhaps a bit invasive, did have drivers' best interests at heart, as stealing components from unlocked vehicles has been a rising trend for car thieves over the past couple of years.

"It's a little creepy, but I think that it has best intentions," a Beverly resident told WBZ-TV.

According to the local news outlet, the police issued about 100 warnings -- equating to roughly 1 in every 5 cars that offers tested -- that alerted car owners' of their mistake and offered some safety tips for avoiding vehicular theft in the future.

While some motorists were understanding of the officers' intentions, others were quite put off -- especially those that had their keys locked inside their cars.

"A few were upset by the fact that we went into their vehicles, and we understand it," said Beverly Police Chief Mark Ray."

No, you do not understand it,  Markie m'lad. Breaking the law, which you sanctioned, then defended, is a worse offense than when the common street thug does it, because...YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE LAW.

First thing a criminal does when caught redhanded is to profess innocence, followed shortly thereafter by offering mitigating "explanations". Crooked cops like Chief Markie skip the former while working damned hard on the latter.

ANYONE, and I do mean anyone caught fiddle fucking with my property without that silly thing called a warrant is getting the surprise of his life. That's what the good Lord invented triple-ought buck for.

Now Its Getting Expensive...

But isn't that what a hobby is supposed to be.

I'm trying to acquire as many variants of the 7.62X54R round as possible, and suddenly realized that I hadn't checked out Double Tap.

And but of course they have 4 loads to chose from. For my way of thinking, the 123 gr Barnes is just too lightweight for hog, even if it is traveling at Warp Factor 6. I might scope out the 180's and 200's just to see what I can see but am at this moment inclined to zero in a 140-150 grainer for demising Sus scrofa

 7.62x54R  123gr. Barnes TSX Lead Free 20rds.   7.62x54R 123gr. Barnes TSX Lead Free 20rds.   $48.97  Buy Now 
 7.62x54R 150gr Barnes TTSX Lead Free 20rds   7.62x54R 150gr Barnes TTSX Lead Free 20rds   $48.97  Buy Now 
 7.62x54R 180gr Nosler Accubond 20rds   7.62x54R 180gr Nosler Accubond 20rds   $43.53  Buy Now 
 7.62x54R 200gr Nosler Accubond 20rds   7.62x54R 200gr Nosler Accubond 20rds   $43.53 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What To Do With Enemy Snipers

Bootcamp....Commie Style

I'd actually forgotten some of the ...joys of Marine boot camp. One of which was the slinging, swinging and spinning around 11.5 pounds of the last true battle rifle our armed forces had, the M14. We slept with it, showered with it, ate with it, and kept it cleaner...far cleaner...than our own bodies.

Think your hands are strong? Your shoulders tight and powerful? Ha. Even the biggest recruit spent many a day weeping (inside) over the demands of learning to control then master the manual of arms. As accurate as any mass produced battle rifle ever made, but enough about my favorite military arm.

Wrestling 8.5 pounds of commie delight...the Mosin Nagant should have been a whole lot easier but I didn't think about yanking and pulling dried out leather and webbing and trying to flex the metal-wood tolerance back to "normal". What a dumbass. Not that it hasn't been fun, truth be told its been a blast and I haven't even shot the bloody thing. Still too dirty. Cosmo galore (wasn't that the name of a Bond-Girl?) lurking here, there, and everywhere.

But learning an entirely new manual of arms is invigorating and when I do get to show her off at the range I won't look like some has-been, or worse yet a never-was, playing fumble stumble and regroup.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Brits Look At Hollywood...

"This evening Rupert and I saw a movie called The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney. Ostensibly it’s about a young staffer on a presidential campaign who is corrupted by the process. In reality, it’s about George Clooney’s fantasy of running for president. In this scenario he is that rarest of creatures: an electable liberal. Cue scenes of him explaining to unibrow Christians why it’s okay to be gay, or why solar polar is a sustainable alternative to the War on Terror. In the real world, Clooney’s candidate would be ranked somewhere beneath Dennis Kucinich, but in movieland he’s the frontrunner for his party’s nomination and a shoe-in for the presidency. His only flaw? Why, the only flaw that Hollywood would understand – sex. His nineteen-year-old squeeze gets pregnant. Whether one is prochoice or prolife, the this subplot is truly execrable. Not only does no one at any point suggest she might keep the child, but the movie’s handling of the physical and emotional realities of her condition would shock even Planned Parenthood. Put it this way: Clooney’s mistress is possibly the first woman in history who dresses for an abortion.

The movie’s lack of moral focus is beside the point. It is an exercise in Hollywood idealism that is now hopelessly detached from reality and no longer heartwarming. It’s time for Mr. Smith to either wise up or quit Washington – his kind of schmaltzy Jimmy Stewart pap won’t cut it anymore. Obama, rumor has it, has disappointed movieland liberals and his donations are down. If that is so then he has my sympathy. At a time when millions are unemployed and the Western world hurtles towards economic oblivion, only Hollywood could continue to express outrage that the Japanese go whaling once in a while, or that Bill and Ben can’t get married in the mosque of their choice..."

Worth a read so please click here. Always interesting to see how those from the lesser nations view us, but this fellow is spot-on.

Mosin Arrives Nearly Unscathed...

Manufactured in 1942 at the Izhevsk armory in Russia, replete with  hammer and sickle stamped upon the barrel shroud. The only thing I fault UPS and/or J&G Sales for is a hole the bolt handle pierced through two boxes...and one good reason why folks revamp to a bent-bolt configuration. Still and all, it isn't as if J&G recently a-birthed and had yet to discover the peculiarities of straight bolt design. Not that anything seems amiss...but punctured packaging isn't cool.

Even bathed in cosmoline, the bolt cycles quite easily, and the rifle arrived with a sling, bayonet, ammo pouch, crown cap, rod connector, punch, jag, bolt tool and what is pictured above.

Am awaiting at least 4 types of ammo...147...170...180...and 203 grainers in both softpoint and fmj design. Will report back after some range time.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

This Week With Mister Stumbles

"...and we have a ceramic knife that's ceramic, that are all sold out but there's only 27 left..." Todd Boone

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ruminations

Just a note on the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple has long been, the, well, apple of Hollywood and the liberal establishments eye. I know, same thing. Every laptop or computer seen in theatrical presentations has the ubiquitous bitten apple logo, because, after all, Steve was just so uber cool.

And isn't it interesting that one of the greatest capitalist success stories of the 20th...and perhaps any century...is so revered by the socialist masses.

March on Wall Street to rage at those merciless moneymakers yet mourn the king of them all.

Boggles

Mosin On The Way

A while back I received my Curio & Relic Federal Firearms License, and durned if I didn't go and order me a Mosin Nagant from J&G Sales. The value of a C&R FFL is to eliminate the middle man, the gun shop that'll oft times charge an arm and a leg for the honor of ordering a firearm for you, because, after all, mere un-vetted civilians can't be trusted to do so on their own. And besides, it's cool to see an ad online or a flier and buy a rifle just like that. Here's a description of the 7.62X54R Russian battle rifle that preceded the SKS and AK47:

7.62x54R caliber WWII era military Russian Mosin-Nagnat round receiver bolt action rifles with laminated wood stocks. Includes bayonet and some accessories. Arsenal refinished in very good to excellent condition. C&R eligible. 

I picked the hand select with clean and shiny bore, and if you'd like to learn more about the rifle itself click here.

Oh yeah and it'll be here next Tuesday, 5 business days after I placed the order.

Oh yeah Part II, I chose the round receiver over the hex because folks in the know have told me that while the hex is more collectible, the round is sturdier. With the tens of millions of both varieties around I doubt a hex would fetch much more from my estate after I've shuffled off to the big target range in the sky, and besides, I'm no museum curator just a guy who likes to shoot genuine battle rifles, not peashooters, so more-sturdy is more better.

Back when I lived in Iowa, Crazy Jay and I crono'd the Commie Russian 7.62X54R versus our very own Patriotic American 30-06, and the difference between the two wasn't enough to mention. So I'm hoping it'll be just the ticket for Hog hunting once I get her sighted in.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Obama Fried Chicken...The Profession He'd Be FAR More Suited For...

"...in Beijing, China, a restaurant is actually calling itself OFC with a logo that looks alarmingly like the President dressed in the colonel's clothes. 

The catchphrase underneath, apparently says 'We’re so cool, aren’t we?'

Yeah, but can they teach him to say "Do you want fries with that?"

Without a teleprompter...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Live On Tape...Cutlery Cornered

"Now jee-um, is this knaaf new or a warehouse fand?" Sheila (man-hands) Travis

"Ah, um, no Sheila, yes this is brand new they just came in. That's why we haven't seen them in a whaal." Big Gay Jim Frost

Todd Boone had the night off and it just wasn't the same without Mr. Malaprop. But Man-Hands and Big Gay Jeeum strove mightily to abuse, misuse, confuse, and otherwise mangle the English language, as well as common sense itself.

Couple weeks back, I sent Big Jeeum a scathing email, indicting him for the grifter he is, and each and every time I do he turns up on Cutlery Corner reading fan mail to soothe his shattered ego. Tonight was no exception; he went on, and on, then on some more, about how marvelous his pot-metal slave labor knives are, and how patriotic he is for giving people the chance to resell his butter knives, masquerading as modern steel, at flea markets.

No one needs a defense for selling inexpensive products. But it is indefensible to play make-believe that the garbage has any value at all, and steal other peoples' trademarks, patents, and copyrights because he hasn't the wits or talent to make it on his own.

Product description on the top left hand corner of the screen: Swap Fox Bowie

Monday, September 26, 2011

Why We Watch Cutlery Corner

"Now you better hurry on this item as we're down to single digits because there's only 250 left. But that's inreletive because price doesn't mean that much because you're getting such a good deal..."

Todd Boone

Product description on the top lefthand corner of the screen: CASE STOCKMAN WITH THE QUARTS HANDLE

"There has never been a peanut design made by this manufacturer. In decades."

Saturday, September 24, 2011

If You Happen To Come Upon Pieces Of The Fallen Research Satellite...

...Be Careful Not To Get A Boo-Boo...And While You're At It Don't Run With Those Scissors!!

 Earthlings can take comfort in the fact that no one has ever been hurt by falling space junk — to anyone's knowledge — and there has been no serious property damage. NASA put the chances that somebody somewhere on Earth would get hurt at 1-in-3,200. But any one person's odds of being struck were estimated at 1-in-22 trillion, given there are 7 billion people on the planet.

"Keep in mind that we have bits of debris re-entering the atmosphere every single day," Matney said in brief remarks broadcast on NASA TV.

In any case, finders definitely aren't keepers.

Any surviving wreckage belongs to NASA, and it is against the law to keep or sell even the smallest piece. There are no toxic chemicals on board, but sharp edges could be dangerous, so the space agency is warning the public to keep hands off and call police."

Why can't they simply say that they'd like to examine each and every piece for heaven knows what...rather than cranking out so ridiculous a warning.

And ok, they don't want unidentifiable parts of thing on eBay because that would cause tons of lawsuits due to people getting scammed, but when did we STOP being adults simply because the suckers born every minute have elevated their rates of procreation to every second.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time Once Again To Give In Order To Receive

Continuing our clothing-for-the needy campaign, we here at Messenger present another helpless waif whose distress is more than evident for all to see. 

Please help. Give what you can. Trust me, the blessings outweigh the loss of a few measly bucks. Winter is just around the corner....and frostbite is inevitable.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Food Stamps For Those With "Special" Needs

Since (Food Stamps) is a program fully subsidized by the U.S. federal government, more companies including retailers and restaurants want to be involved and reap the benefits as well.

The latest chain of restaurants lobbying for their share is Louisville-based Yum! Brands. Its restaurants include Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut.

“It makes perfect sense to expand a program that’s working well in California, Arizona and Michigan, enabling the homeless, elderly and disabled to purchase prepared meals with SNAP benefits in a restaurant environment,” 

Click here to read the whole magilla. Then step away from the computer and dry heave because the elephant in the room wants, and in some states is already getting, its chicken and more.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Rape Of Amy

While preparing to go through airport security on March 31, Amy Alkon got teary when she noticed that everyone in the line she was in was receiving an “enhanced pat-down” by Transportation Security Administration gropers.
Her mind racing at the prospect, she said she decided “these TSA lackeys who serve the government in violating our rights just don’t deserve my quiet compliance.” She was determined she wouldn’t go through the scanner and allow a government employee to see her naked, all for the privilege of flying from Los Angeles to New York. And then there’s the issue in her mind about whether the scanners are even safe..."

Read more here about the rape of Amy Alkon.

By the by, the reason they place such a fit about raping us all is Obama's fear the next hijacked plane that aims at the White House doesn't miss.

Pardon The Interruption...

Those who've been regular followers of this blog know of my longwindedness and perhaps some of you are wondering why the paucity of posts as of late.

That's simple. I'm getting old, have been fighting one thing after another, and one of those things is the difficulty to type, as my hands are too a'tremble  from a combination of meds and the condition that has precipitated their use.

To quote an infamous cyborg turned governor, "I'll be back."

September 11th 2011

For me, time has not healed old wounds. The savages who committed the attack on America died inside the planes they commandeered, but their leaders and brethren and cult lingers on.

On this 10th year of remembrance we can best honor our war dead by reaffirming the call to get every last one of the beasts responsible then hanging them from the highest scaffold we can find.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

President Zero Strikes Again

It hasn’t happened in the lifetimes of anyone who isn’t eligible for social security.

Zero net jobs were created in the month of August for the first time since 1945.  It is almost mind boggling to think about what may turn out to be this President’s singular accomplishment — ending a 792 month job creation winning streak for the American economy.

Historians will be looking to determine just how the Obama Administration reached this milestone?
What were Obama’s secrets?

Just how did he spend almost a trillion dollars in ‘stimulus’ funding and get to a very round number?
The search for answers takes us around the country and indeed around the globe.

In Seattle, Washington, the federal government spent $20 million dollars on a federal grant to weatherize homes as part of their greening of America plan.  How many jobs were created for $20 million?  Fourteen total, eight of which are specifically tasked with administratively handling the grant.

The green economic boom continues in California where the Obama Administration provided Solyndra Corporation, a $550 million loan guarantee to make solar panels.  The President himself thought so highly of this company and its future that he visited this Bay Area factory last year.  So, it shouldn’t be surprising that the business visited by the man with the reverse Midas touch just announced that 1,100 workers will be laid off immediately and it is expected to file for bankruptcy."

Black finger...he's the man...the man without the Midas Touch...a community organizers touch...." Song to the tune of "Goldfinger".

Trillion bucks spent and the idiot hasn't one single job to show for it. Priceless.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Football Season Begins Anew...

And while awaiting the daring exploits of our gridiron heroes, let us not forget those less fortunate who must get by with not even a decent teeshirt. So be sure to support your local charity drives whenever possible, because if you've the resources to spare on mere games, you can certainly give kids like this one something better to wear.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Texas Governor Perry Sends Feds $350 Million Tab For Incarceration Of Illegals

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he's often leveled against the federal government: that it's not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system.

If EVERY state so burdened were to send a bill to the Feds, this would soon solve our illegal immigrant problem, as well as reintroducing that pesky little concept known as states-rights.

If the Federal Government won't let the states handle the problem, then IT has to handle the problem; and the Supremes would probably see it that way, too. With the exception of the liberal females but of course.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Those Lunatic Liberals And Why We Hate Them For Destroying The Black Family

 by Ann Coulter

When blacks were only four generations out of slavery, their illegitimacy rate was about 23 percent (lower than the white illegitimacy rate is now). Then Democrats decided to help them! Barely two generations since LBJ's Great Society programs began, the black illegitimacy rate has tripled to 72 percent.

Meanwhile, the white illegitimacy rate has septupled, from 4 percent to 29 percent.

Instead of a "War on Poverty," it should have been called a "War on the Family."

The vast and permanent underclass created by the welfare state is a great success story for the Democratic Party, which now has a loyal constituency of deadbeats who automatically vote for the Democrats to keep their Trojan horse "benefits" flowing.

It's the Democrats' "heroin dealer" model of government.

Apparently, it takes a lot of government workers to minister to the poor, inasmuch as government employment has skyrocketed in tandem with the family's disintegration. As long as Democrats are serving their principal constituency -- recipients of taxpayer money -- they don't care what happens to the rest of society.

They champion any mob that will increase their political power. Liberals promote welfare dependency, class warfare, endless government programs staffed with public sector workers, street protests, coddling criminals and physical attacks on their ideological opponents. This is how they create reliable Democratic voters.

True, government employees are doing jobs we don't want done, can never be fired, are bankrupting the country and periodically break out in mob violence.

True, also, that the children of broken families sometimes burn city blocks to the ground or kill their great-grandmothers with swords. But what a voting bloc!"


Now, were you to debate a liberal on this issue, the first thing he'd throw at you is the race card, condemning  you for being an intolerant hater. That's because liberals don't debate issues, they debate emotions, and damn the facts. The facts get in the way of "feelings" and have no place in the lunatic liberal agenda.

Shame too. Because, generally speaking, they have smoking audio/visual setups and can be nice to hang around with.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Driving While Biker

"While the Henchmen are proud to settle just about any dispute the biker way, they're going ultraconventional for this fight. They've hired a lawyer and filed an official complaint with the city's Office of the Independent Police Auditor. They contend the police are illegally profiling them for DWB, Driving While Biker, and the city's code enforcement unit is digging up zoning beefs to run them out of town.

This, from the start, poses a difficult challenge for the Henchmen: Should a biker inked up with skull tattoos who proudly calls himself an outlaw expect the same constitutional protections as you do? 

Amazing, is it not? 

Actually, no. At least not in California, where the liberal media believes that rights can only be exercised with permission slips, and revoked whenever law enforcement damned well pleases.

Not a new story at all. Law abiding bikers get hassled by the pigs, the media yawns.

Friday, August 12, 2011

California Releases The Dropout Numbers For 2010: Read 'Em and Weep

About 1 out of 5 California students from the Class of 2010 dropped out of high school before graduation day, according to new state figures, with about one 1 in 6 dropping out in Santa Clara County.
But there was also some positive news in a report that usually dwells on the bad: Santa Clara County's push to get more students ready for college seems to be working.
Half of the county's graduates in 2010 had completed the courses required to enter UC or CSU schools -- compared with 34 percent of their fellow graduates across the state. The numbers are on the rise in the South Bay, even for groups who traditionally score lower, such as Latinos.

What this particular article doesn't break down is the ethnicity of the dropouts. Strangely enough, both blacks and hispanics account for the lions share of the numbers; roughly 60% of both groups graduate compared to an average of 85% for whites and asians.

Take away both, then California, and indeed the entire country, would be graduating more high school'ers than any nation in the world.

Why IS this, you query?

Entitlement. The notion that is banged into their heads that nothing bad they do is their fault and anything else they do is ice cream with all the fixin's. They simply need to be taught the meaning of accountability, but that's not going to happen so adios amigos. Lousy teachers add to the fuss, as well as parenting that flat our sucks.

And PS: More money isn't the answer as the dropout schools generally spend twice as much as the ones that graduate their kids.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WA Cancels Illegal Alien Journalist's Driver's License That Was Obtained With Help From The Washington Post

Vargas also found work at a Subway restaurant, a Y.M.C.A., a tennis club, and seemingly a number of other positions for more than a decade. Vargas claims that the businesses rarely asked to check his original Social Security card and that, when they did, he gave them the fraudulent photocopy. In addition, Vargas checked the citizenship box on his federal I-9 forms because, as he explained, "claiming full citizenship was actually easier than declaring permanent resident green card status, which would have required me to provide an alien registration number." For this I-9 fraud alone, Vargas can be fined and jailed up to 5 years under 18 USCS § 1001(a). He also is liable for perjury. Time will tell if the federal government feels aliens can openly violate these statutes without fear of being held accountable.

The Washington Post is not the only news agency with lax employment standards. Vargas explains that the San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Daily News, the Seattle Times, the Huffington Post, and The New Yorker also do a poor job screening candidates for employment eligibility.
Thus far, the legal repercussions for all of this illegal activity – other than the driver's license invalidation – do not appear to be forthcoming.
If these violations are not investigated by the authorities, if the aforementioned media outlets don't start using E-Verify, and if Vargas isn't penalized and facing deportation before the end of the year, then the journalist class should not be surprised that the American public continues to feel that our immigration laws are not being taken seriously."

Not a chance. The Obama Injustice Department exists to aid and abet enemies of the United States, both foreign and domestic.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Another Good Boy Just Trying To Get His Life Together...


The mother of Mark Duggan, whose death was the catalyst for a wave of violence in London and across the U.K., insisted Tuesday that her son was "no gangster," and police were wrong to shoot him.
Duggan, a father of four, was shot dead by police Thursday evening during a pre-planned anti-firearms operation.
An inquest into his death opened Tuesday, and was adjourned until Dec. 12, Sky News reported.
The post-mortem showed Duggan died from one gunshot wound to the chest. The Independent Police Complaints Commission described the investigation as "complex," adding that the investigation would take four to six months.
Duggan was described by police sources as an important player in the criminal underworld, but this view was strongly rejected by friends and family, who have condemned the subsequent violence.

Violence flared Saturday in Tottenham, north London, after a peaceful march by Duggan's family, triggering a wave of lawlessness across the capital and in other cities.
"He would rather sit at home and play the PlayStation with his kids. He didn't carry no gun," Pamela Duggan told The Times of London at her home in Tottenham. "Mark was very into himself, very quiet. But he was definitely a family man."
Pamela Duggan said race may have been a factor in the death. "They [the police] killed my son. I'm not saying murder ... I don't know what it is. Apparently it was wrote [sic] somewhere that he was being watched ... He's black and you know what that means," she said."

Forget for a moment that the UK is so afraid of inanimate objects they panic at the mere thought of someone owning a gun, gangsters such as Mr.Duggan shouldn't own a butter knife and instead would have been better served  having spent the remainder of his days in a comfortable jail cell.

Then again a bullet is a lot cheaper.

Barry's Followers Still Awaiting Superman

"Those Greek columns at the 2008 Democratic National Convention were pretty, but they were made of Styrofoam; the guy standing in front of them was, like those who came before, a professional vote-grubber, not a worthy object of adulation."

To be frank, I've yet to see a dumber man in public office. Biden, for example, says stupid things but at least knows the names of his own kids.

Scary.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Yogi Boone

"...and that's the first time we've ever had this knife back again..."

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Email Hacked

Somehow, someway, my email was hacked into and hundreds of mails were sent out using my aol account. Strange indeed, since my account outbox shows no such activity but these hackers and crackers can defeat Sony and Amazon so I guess they can screw with little old me.

If you've been contacted by me, well it ain't me. I've taken steps to correct the problem but who knows. The person or persons who did this had full access to my email system and sent mails to Google and others, but since I won't open a darn one of them it'll remain a mystery.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cutlery Corner...The Grift Is Back

"...now this here is a Combs Custom..."

"...another Custom Design from Ocoee River..."

"...and look at this Hen & Rooster Custom..."

Frost Cutlery has once again taken to referring to ANYthing that is in ANY way, shape or form different from a run of the mill knife as a custom product, and that is simply a lie.

Frost makes no custom products. Occasionally they offer low quantity or limited run knives but that is a world of difference away from custom. Custom, in case they happen to be listening, refers to a ONE-OFF product, or more accurately, a knife made from a customers specifications.

Thousand-run chinamen blade cutlery has never, nor will ever, qualify as being custom. And its a shame too, because for a while there they were dropping the "custom" appellation and saying "limited run", but you can take the grifter away from the grift but you can't take the grift away from the grifter. Con men are what they are so don't be fooled by that old queen's lies because you are NOT getting anything custom made or collectable.


Then there's the "Blade Master" knife sharpening kit that has been running "low on stock" for the past 18 months, and these unconscionable fools haven't the honor to even make a new commercial for the piece of junk. "Better git it now because it won't be here long" means sometime in the 22nd Century the chinamen who make the product will run low on pot steel.


And the lies concerning assisted-opening folding knives are slowly slithering their way back into the Frost lexicon. There is nothing to even suggest that  assisted knives are doomed to be legislated out of production but whenever Frost needs to sell a slow mover he flat out lies about either its availability or legality.


Just like the pitch to buy abalone handled knives because abalone is soon to be placed on the endanger species list.


Nope. 

And we close with: "I've purchased trainloads or German steel to have those knives made..." says the old queen James A. Frost.

Distance from Solingen Germany to Dalian China? 5071 miles. An awful lot of train tracks to lay. Countries to run through, treaties to be made. Mountains to be tunneled. 


And know what? 99.9% of his customers believe his bullshit. Why? Are some folks born stupid, or do they become stupid? But why in all hells do they stay stupid when all the the world's knowledge is a mere click away.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Norway Attack: Island Survivors Ask Police 'Why Didn't You Come Earlier?'

OSLO, July 25 (Reuters) - "Why didn't you come earlier?", survivors screamed when Norwegian police arrived after an hour in which Anders Behring Breivik had wandered the wooded island of Utoeya shooting dead 68 people, most of them teenagers.
In a nation united by grief over the worst massacre in its modern history, few except the survivors quoted by media have criticised authorities for not preventing the attacks or for the speed of their response once they had been carried out.
Already reeling from Breivik's bomb in Oslo, the police response to the island massacre was beset with problems -- from a boat so overloaded with officers it took on water, to special forces without a suitable helicopter to fly them there.
Meanwhile the minutes ticked by and Breivik hunted down his victims who hid under beds, climbed trees and hid in bushes or jumped into the lake in desperate attempts to flee.
It was 5.26 p.m. on Friday when local police in Nordre Buskerud first received an alert about shootings on the island. Four minutes later they notified Oslo and another eight minutes after that they formally requested back-up.
Fourteen minutes later still, local police arrived at the shore of the mainland, but for a further 17 minutes waited for a boat.
"We asked for help from the SWAT team in Oslo, which is specially trained to deal with armed situations. We did not know about the extent of the situation that was out there," North Buskerud police chief Sissel Hammer was quoted as saying by the Dagsavisen daily newspaper.

Modern law enforcement personified. The prevailing attitude is, first off,  cause no harm...to yourself. Secondly, without a SWAT team you are useless so might as well wait for the armored cars and the black helicopters because gee whiz, one guy with a gun could stand off a dozen or more cops hiding in the bushes, just like we saw at Columbine.

Oh and before I forget, just one citizen with HIS OWN gun could have settled the thing without fuss nor muss. Pathetic.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Getting The Lead Out?

The Iowa Natural Resources Commission gave final approval to the establishment of a dove season to begin on September 1. However, the Commission felt it necessary to add an amendment that will now ban the use of traditional ammunition when dove hunting.

The Commission has taken a page straight out of the anti-hunting extremist groups’ playbook to deter hunting through traditional ammunition bans. Anti-conservation fanatics failed at the federal level after the EPA rejected their lead-ban petition and have now placed their focus on Iowa knowing that doves are the most popular and abundant game bird hunted in America. This traditional ammunition ban is designed to price hunters out of the market and keep them from taking part in traversing Iowa’s fields and forests after the historic dove hunting legislation passed this year.

The Commission does not cite any scientific studies showing negative effects of traditional ammunition and has simply jumped in the political bed with anti-hunting extremists. Just look at what Iowa’s DNR Director, Roger Lande, had to say about the ban in the Commission’s press release: “There will be a number of hunters who will be opposed to this decision, but at the end of the day, this action by the commission will help protect Iowa’s environment and wildlife from the adverse affects of lead.” Dove populations are doing better than ever all while the vast majority of states allow traditional ammunition for dove hunting.

Iowa is Fudd Central personified. While giving lip service to 2nd Amendment issues, the average Iowan will gladly submit to bend-over-and cough should their masters snap on a rubber glove. My 5 years of living there sickened me with regards to gun rights as perceived by slave-state Iowans and that's that. I moved  in part due to the impossibility of convincing the citizenry to learn where their hind legs were. 

Does this surprise me? Hell no. Iowa's "Commissioners" would ban the Constitution if they thought they'd get away with it.

Thanks to The War on Guns for the link.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Obama Unsure Of His Actual Birthday...

Okay then, a show of hands.

How many out there don't know their birthday?

Seems our beloved leader doesn't know his.



Thanks to Third World County for the link.

Sometimes Cal Wasn't So Silent

If all men are created equal, that is final.  If they are endowed with
inalienable rights, that is final.  If governments derive their just
powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.  No advance, no
progress can be made beyond these propositions.  If anyone wishes to
deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can
proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when
there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the
people.  Those who wish to proceed in that direction cannot lay claim to
progress.  

Calvin Coolidge. Way ahead of his time in refuting what the new form of "liberalism" was becoming. Modern liberalism steals the birthright of every human being and blithely hands off freedom and self determination to the government, just as dictators have done for time immemorial.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Alcohol...And Arithmatic

This just in from ESPN Sports Center:

"Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward charged with DUI after police charged he was driving with a.12 blood (that's POINT 12 for those tuning in from Rio Linda) alcohol level, with the legal limit being.80."

Yes; .18 is far greater than .80.

The gal doing the reporting looked straight into the camera as she uttered this mathematical anomaly, and since she also doesn't know anything about sports here's hoping she keeps the bosses happy.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

RAM'ing It Home

So the memory "upgrade" seems to have been ironed out. Weird thing...after installing the new chip or whatever the heck they call the thing, my bookmarks didn't work and we had to enter Blogger through a rather backdoor route. I think it's because we removed the battery first but what do I know.

I couldn't resist a deal Tiger Direct had on a refurbished Acer; decent enough processor with 4 GB of RAM that I'm using as an interface between HBO-GO and the TV. One VGA port to the other and anything on the net can be watched on the boobtube. But the thing came with 2 GB in each memory slot, rather than 4 GB in one with the other empty, so instead of the 8 RAM I wanted its 6, and now I need another 4GB thingamajig yet it sure seems wasteful to stow the original memory in a drawer someplace. As the Frogs opine, say-la-vee. If anyone could use them lemme know and I'll get it off to ya.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

And Finally...

What To Do When Rogue Skateboards Attack...


In all seriousness, compared with any other man in his late 80's, Mr. Thompson displays the grit, resolve, balance, strength and dexterity of someone far younger.
 
Unfortunately though, Mr. Thompson is only 55.

Pepper Spraying From A Master

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bladesmanship From A Master....

Mr. Lynn Thompson, proprietor of Cold Steel. Watch and be awed...

Obama Administration Approves Illegal Multiple Sales Reporting Requirement

On Monday, the Justice Department announced that it will proceed with a controversial reporting procedure that will require federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.

Last fall, the reporting procedure was proposed as an 'emergency" measure by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The procedure specifically calls for all of the firearm retailers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of two or more .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and that are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days.  For example, a dealer would have to tell the government every time a deer hunter in Sacramento or Amarillo finds a good deal on a pair of semi-auto .30-06s like the popular Remington 7400.

The BATFE has no legal authority to demand these reports, and the flood of new paperwork (BATFE estimates 18,000 reports per year) will waste scarce law enforcement resources that should be spent on legitimate investigations.

All this is of course the Obama administrations response to the idiotic "Fast & Furious" program that allowed thousands of semi-automatic rifles to wind up in the hands of Mexican criminals. No, that isn't redundant. Word has it that Mexico is good for lots of other things, but I digress.

The morons can't put that particular genie back in the bottle so they place the onus on law abiding citizens and businesses in order to shift scrutiny away from their incompetence.

For those tuning in from Rio Linda, here's why the BATFuckers are barking up the wrong tree:

THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT under any law, any rule of law, or suggestion of law, to do so. They, you see, make up the laws as they go along.

This is akin to, lets say the IRS asking for something as seemingly innocuous as your shoe size. But, that would arouse a nasty response from the entire nation, not just firearm owners, and always remember that an awful lot of gun toting folken are FUDDS who don't give a damn about human rights as long as they can hunt them there deer. And, since the democrats have been entirely successful in disarming the blacks they kidnapped from northern Europe and Africa, no hue and cry comes from that quarter either, as despite all the talk of "equality" most are content to remain less than free.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Game Of Golf

"A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart."

It was only an 85 yard shot on the 3rd hole, but proof positive that golf is NOT a bloody sport.

Not that I follow golf past the accidental landing on the Golf Channel or seeing something akin to this on Fox Sports, mind you, but lately the golf devotees are striving mightily to be referred to as athletes.

As U.S. Gets More Like Mexico, More Mexicans Stay in Mexico

So Let's THANK The Obama Administration For Finally Doing Something About The Illegal Immigration Problem...

The New York Times  made an interesting case for what it sees as a decline in illegal migration from Mexico to the U.S.
 But it played down a central element of the picture: the fact that the U.S., with its widespread poverty and huge wages gaps between the rich and the poor, is rapidly getting to be more like Mexico than in the past, so the Mexican poor no longer have as many reasons to want to come here. Being sensible, they stay home.

Actually, there remain plenty enough reasons to sneak into America, and if Nappy and Lord Barry had their way we'd be renaming the joint the United Mexi-States. But folks are a lot more attuned to the problem...hey, they can't help but pay some attention when the economy remains in a rut... and  the democrats STILL want to spend our hard earned cash on illegal scum so the tide is turning somewhat.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Retailers Complain About Shoplifiting...Stupid "Journalists" Report On The Complaints

"The federation estimates that retailers lose as much as $30 billion a year to organized retail crime"

Bullshit. Plain and simple. Retailers don't "lose" a red cent; we the consumers do. Every last retail chain has what is called a "shrink" dividend built into the price of what's on the shelves. It's why one Wal-Mart will sell an item for $40 and the one 3 miles away will have the same item listed as $41.20, or 3% added for that store's shrinkage from theft. 

A buck twenty doesn't seem like a lot, but to Wal-Mart, and Target and BestBuy et al, it adds up. Multiply the 3% times all the business the box giants add to their pricetags, and viola! $30 billion smackeroos. 

Each and every store is forever on a frantic pace to lower their shrinkage because that adds to the company's bottom line, but NEVER affects what the consumer shells out. Or, I should say, it never results in lower prices to the consumer. 

Not to say the retailers don't have the right to make money off their wares, of course they do; but stupid articles such as this one written by stupid writers who went to stupid journalism classes at stupid schools just tic me off. And quotes from the detweiler running some stupid "National Retail Federation" tic me off too.


"Most people think about little Johnny stealing a pack of bubble gum," said Joseph LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser at the National Retail Federation. "This is anything but that -- these are professional criminals." The federation estimates that retailers lose as much as $30 billion a year to organized retail crime"

Now how insulting is that? "Little Johnny"? First off, send the crooks to jail. For a loooooooooong time. Keep raking in them profits because it's it's your right to but for heaven sake stop the inane bullshit.

It insults my intelligence. So tell me; who approached you. Was it Barzini or Tagalia?