Underpants gnomes

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Well, at least now we know what phase 2 is.

For those who don’t know the reference.

Why didn’t I think of that?

February 20, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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So, the US Postal Service is slowly going bankrupt under a crushing load of unfunded pensions and union wages.  Fortunately, there is an obvious solution.

What?  Re-negotiate the labor contracts to something sustainable?  No, no, no.  The answer we were looking for was promote brand awareness by starting your own clothing line.

“It will make a contribution, but it’s bigger than that,” Betts said. “It’s really brand reputation, brand awareness, in addition to revenues.

I can totally see how this plays out: “Man, what a cool jacket! I think I’ll go home and send some *correspondence*, yo!”

I personally can’t see how this could possibly fail.

On ignorance

February 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Other bloggers have commented on the, oh shall we say, breathtaking stupidity that was Joe Biden’s “tactical advice” to women looking to defend themselves.  I console myself with the thought that maybe he isn’t deliberately giving bad advice to women to advance a political agenda, advice that could potentially get them arrested.

Maybe he is just an ignorant blowhard.

Paul Helsinki is a dick

January 13, 2012 by · 6 Comments
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Paul Helsinki, proprietor of GunsAmerica.com seems to be upset that bloggers are allowed to attend SHOT.

We have to crawl over nobodies who can install wordpress and have nobody reading anything they write, It isn’t so hard to qualify internet media using Alexa.com and Compete.com.  Why do you waste the manufacturers’ time and make the real internet media have to deal with wish I were internet journalists who are just using your stamp of approve to solicit review guns and accessories?

Yeah, I had never heard of it, either.

The TSA: Coming to a highway near you!

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Everybody’s favorite busybodies in blue are back and coming to a highway near you!
Story here.

My first thought was: “How is this even legal?”  In reading the story, it seems like they are only checking trucks, so it is probably under Federal or state DOT regs.

WND does the right thing

July 10, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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From Sean:


UPDATE: After emailed conversation with WND Editor Joseph Farah, they have pulled the shirt from their e-store! He has given me his personal assurance that a full investigation will commence as soon as everyone gets back to the office on Monday!

Funny story…true story

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Weer’d has some comments on the TSA’s new policy of…bad touch…

Which, BTW, reminds me of a true story. The shortest Newbie…then 3…went to NY to visit grandma and see the sites. Mom and Grandma decided to take V to the Statue of Liberty. Now, as part of this process, she had to go through a metal detector. So far, so good. But she also had to have her coat X-rayed. Proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is my kid, V threw a fit. She flat out REFUSED to have her coat X-rayed. And when Mom and Grandma forcbly removed her coat and sent it through the machine, V was inconsolable. She yelled and hollered, and when her coat was returned to her, she screamed “That’s not my coat! How do I know that that is my coat!?!?!”
Right on, Sister Girl.
Epilogue…an Asian woman, who was obviously not a native English speaker, came up to my wife and lamented the horribleness of a small child being subjected to such an intrusive search.
Right on, Sister Girl.

A slippery dope

October 20, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Bigots, Idiots 

I’ve intentionally stayed away from jumping all over Joan Peterson. But this comment takes the cake:

Hand grenades and RPGs are sold at gun shows all over the country. They could be sold by private sellers who may or may not require background checks.

I just…wow.  At gun shows you say?  And without a background check?

The best part is, she goes on to cite a whole bunch of just nonsensical sources.

Joe, Sean, and Weer’d are right…this has got to be some kind of mental illness.  Either that or it’s official…she’s dumber than a box of hammers.

H/T to Days of Our Trailers

Shut up and dance, monkey

September 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Jennifer points out the foolishness of a show monkey thinking they are, you know, relevant.

Susan, no one gives a crap about your break-up with whomever you were with.  And a woman of your tender years should not be wearing that dress without a better bra.  Oranges in plastic bags.  I’m sorry, but I had to say it.

Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs

July 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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This story is so shockingly made of fail it makes my brain hurt.

“It injects demand into the economy,” Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. “It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”

Nance, honey, stick to something that you understand, like…umm…that well is pretty dry.

Where to begin with the fail?

  • For one thing, Nancy baby, in order to create jobs, you need to grow the economy.  Very few folks I know on unemployment (including yours truly) make MORE money than they did when employed.  In my case, my weekly benefit is about 1/6 of what my regular take home pay was.
  • In case you can’t figure it out, I’m spending a little bit less than I used to.  My economic activity is decreasing, not increasing.
  • Oh, and that money?  I’m getting in unemployment?  You are taking from other taxpayers.  It’s a zero sum gain, sweetie.
  • And, BTW, we are running at a deficit.  So, you aren’t even taking the money from current taxpayers…your stealing it from my kids.
  • By your logic, the best way to grow the economy is for EVERYBODY to go on unemployment.  Then we will create jobs like wildfire.

And these jokers think they are the smartest folks in the room…

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