Dick's Sporting Goods Has a Fever, and the Only Cure is Getting Woker and Going Broker

The Wall Street Journal notes that Dick's is "bucking" a national trend of retailers making gains in this booming, enyugening Trump-fueled economy, by losing 4% year-to-year among comparable stores.

Dick's blames this on Under Armour's decision to sell in more stores (I guess Dick's previously had a semi-exclusive deal with them?) and, of course, their decision to no longer sell guns, just because a weird-looking Messianic teenager with Hitler-black eyes told them to.

You can read the article on Archive.Is if you want, but that's the gist.

As Jesse Kelly wrote yesterday, "Uncomfortable as it may be for some of you, it is CRITICAL that conservatives stop using their dollars to fund the enemies of their liberty."

To repurpose a pet construction of Instapundit's: You may not be interested in the totalitarian leftist culture war, but the totalitarian leftist culture war is very much interested in you.

And refusing to fight it simply hands the left further victories and emboldens them further.

Many on the right have a completely fucked-up and ass-backwards way of looking at this fight. They believe it's wrong to pressure private businesses into pushing a political agenda. Well, so far, they're right. But then the next link in their chain of reasoning is If we ourselves don't pressure private businesses to push our political agenda, that means private businesses are free of noxious outside pressure to push a political agenda.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Spectacularly wrong. Incandescently wrong. Bubonically wrong.

Because of course private businesses are always under outside pressure to push a specific politics, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, and this has been going on for 40 or 50 years now.

That pressure, of course, comes from the left.

So refusing to fight the political war over corporate imposition of political norms and rules on society does not stop corporate imposition of political norms and rules on society.

It merely cedes the field entirely to the left.

Corporations have become the primary threat to American freedom of thought and speech in the last decade. This is precisely because they finally realized that the left would rake them over the coals if they did not comply with the left's demands, whereas they knew that pissing off the right was a zero-cost proposition, because all the right ever does is say stupid shit like "Corporations are people too, my friend" and press for corporate speech rights while treating citizen speech rights as a minor matter hardly worth the breath to mention.

Corporations are now political actors, nearly as political as media organizations, and pretending that this isn't so, dreaming of a Golden Age when corporations were either apolitical or even slightly rightist, doesn't change the actual facts.

As some very corporate conservatives are fond of saying: Facts don't care about your feelings. That you pine sentimentally for the days when Corporations Were Your Friends doesn't change the actual fact that corporations have been pressured by the left to be political enforcers for the left, and therefore have been turned into the left's agents, seeking to do you harm.

It doesn't necessarily require legislation to do something about this, which many Corporate Cons pretend it does so that they can screech "You can't just start passing laws to make corporations do what you want!!!"

Well, actually, the left has proven that is not even remotely true; they're always passing laws to threaten corporations and turn them into their semi-willing catspaws.

But laws and threats of laws aren't actually necessary; what is necessary, however, is for conservatives to apply perfectly-legal and perfectly-constitutional social and market pressure to corporations that have all but declared them Enemy.

If boycotts, either of the hard or soft variety (a "soft" boycott merely being an aversion to a particular corporation and a favoring of any reasonable competitor) are legal and part of one's own free speech arsenal -- and they are -- then why should the right refrain from them, when the left is using them to demolish the right?

We're not even talking about pressuring corporations to do our bidding here. We're talking about counter-pressure to offset pressure already being applied by the left, not to make corporations our own billion dollar publicly-traded antifa, but simply to warn them away from becoming that for the left.

But of course the Corporate Cons, who are by and large funded directly or indirectly by corporations and who are therefore paid to instruct conservatives to never challenge or criticize the corporations paying the Corporate Cons' rent, will always scream bloody murder about this, because, well, they're being paid to do so.

Meanwhile, big corporations are also stuffing the left's pockets full of lobbying money, too, but they never demand the left refrain from pressuring and threatening them.

They only make that demand of the right, because they know only the right is stupid enough to accede to such browbeating by those higher than themselves in the skull-fucked Conservative Hierarchy.

And that only the right has a leadership so thoroughly corrupted and perverted by corporate money that they will demand that other conservatives should never dare pressure a corporation, even one that's been converted into part of the left's political machinery.

While the left's leaders are busy dictating to the corporations what their roles shall be in the Corporate Wars, the right's leaders are busy dictating to their constituents and readership that they must never challenge the absolute freedom of a corporation to act as the Willing Executioners of the totalitarian left.

You know, many on the right -- including the corporate cons -- have long pointed out that, just from a Games Theory standpoint, black voters' nigh-absolute loyalty to the Democrat Party guarantees that they will be overlooked and taken for granted by the Democrat Party. If the Democrat Party knows that they have 90% of the black vote, and that is all but guaranteed, then the Democrat Party is free to pursue other blocs of voters, such as Hispanic immigrants', even if Hispanic immigrants' interests are contrary to blacks'.

In short: if one group's loyalty is absolute, and another group's loyalty is weaker, then it makes sense to sacrifice the interests of those whose loyalty is absolute to increase the loyalty of the groups whose loyalties are up for grabs.

Sounds plausible enough.

And yet these same people refuse to even exhibit the very small amount of Freedom of Imagination to speculate that possibly, maybe the exact same principles are in play as regards corporations.

Corporations know that corpservatives exist to serve the corps. Their loyalty, their absolute devotion to the cause of corporations is even more zealous and unquestioning than black voters to the Democrat Party.

Meanwhile, the left -- at least its political leadership -- is willing to do all sorts of favors for corporations, and protect corporations from the demands of their base.

But they're gonna want some favors from corporations for that.

And they're going to need corporations to appease the leftist base by becoming, effectively, leftist political proxies.

So between the left's and right's leadership -- one who makes demands on corporations and runs a protection racket for corporations depending on whether or not corporations pay the leftist street tax, and another collection of "leaders" who preach the Doctrine of Corporate Infallibility so long as corporations merely pay off the right political and thought leaders with donations and subsidies for their sinecures at corporate-controlled think tanks -- which is actually pursuing a more effective political strategy?

Well, if your strategy is to force corporations to grant political deliverables to your constituents, the left's strategy is more effective.

If your strategy is merely to get corporations to fund you, while you sell out the conservatives you supposedly represent to make sure your chair at the corporate think-tank remains plushly funded, then I guess the right's "leadership's" strategy is more effective.

For themselves.

But is it effective for the right, broadly? Or just the guys cashin' corporate checks?

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:41 PM




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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Pre-Order The Battle of Lake Erie Today! at August 30, 2018 02:40 PM (/prE6)

2 There thing that goes up won't go up.

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2018 02:42 PM (ksAW9)

3 They're a bunch of Dicks.

Posted by: An Observation at August 30, 2018 02:42 PM (X/BmP)

4 Dick's. All of them.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:43 PM (If3tB)

5
So.... you didnt take my advice and rebrand to "Vagina's".



Seeee?????? Toldjaso.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 02:43 PM (8XRCm)

6 I saw Enyugening open for Schadenbonerrific on Election Night 2016.

Posted by: ShainS at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (n63ms)

7 I used to buy most of my ammo at Dicks since it's location was convienent...no more suckers. And that also means no also to the extra shit I used to buy in there just because I was in there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (9MKXa)

8 Ultimately this strategy cannot hold. Whatever leftist concepts there are, and no matter how effective their street theater is, commerce operates by its own rules, and one of the rules is DON'T PISS OFF YOUR CUSTOMERS!

It's so basic, that I don't really care what anybody is saying right now. I bought a gun case at Dick's a year or so ago. I had a gift certificate, and the price was comparable to other places.

I'll never shop there again. They're going to (and are) losing enough customers, that they'll be shuttered soon enough.


That's just how it is.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (9chmE)

9 I'm very happy to report that I have not set foot in our local Dick's (which is the only 'big' sports retail store anywhere near our house) since they decided to get Woke. I won't spend a dime there and I hope they go broke. If they take political sides, they can't reasonably expect their customers not to notice and vote with their feet if they disagree. I wonder how those year-over-year figures break down by region. I'm guessing a Dick's in Waltham, MA, might not have had as rough a time as one in Amarillo.

Posted by: Some Guy in Texas at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (y9fn0)

10 Hope you're all better, Ace.

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (CwOPz)

11 Hey, anyone ever point out that Dick's name could be quite triggering to Transpeople?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (KUaJL)

12 Wrong, wrong, wrong. Spectacularly wrong. Incandescently wrong. Bubonically wrong.


Sorry, this is just too opaque and noncommittal for me. Please be clear what you mean.

Posted by: pep at August 30, 2018 02:44 PM (GMG6W)

13 Breach of fiduciary responsibility for the win.

Posted by: Octopussy at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (PaQnU)

14 How are we gonna fight MasterCard?

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (If3tB)

15 >>>10 Hope you're all better, Ace.


Thank you. I'm somewhat better.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (PA9oZ)

16 I don't know man. Wasn't it Pat Henry who said, "Give me corporate personhood, or give me death."?

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (FCAbp)

17 Remember boycotting grapes?

For over a decade, the Left tried to convince everyone in the US to not buy grapes, as a way to pressure farmers to cave into Cesar Chavez's demands for farmworkers pay raises.

But outside of leftist enclaves, 98% of Americans just ignored the grape boycott. Asa result, it failed.

People were "political" with their wallets without even realizing it.

But those days are gone. There no longer is an "average American." Either you're a toxic communist, or a raving right-wong patriot.

There no longer os any middle ground.

Choose sides.

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (c+2jX)

18 Saw a pawn shop sign that said "We sell AR15's because we're not Dick's". Every gun store everywhere should take up the meme.

Posted by: cornbred at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (fikkG)

19 >>>14 How are we gonna fight MasterCard?


Good question. That may take investigations and a look through the many, many laws about banking.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (PA9oZ)

20 Pain teaches.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - McCain Funeral Blowout! Senator Maverick Action Figures at the Outrage Outlet! at August 30, 2018 02:46 PM (hLRSq)

21 During the Little League World Series, Dicks was running a commercial showing their heritage and long-time sponsorship for Little League, with teams sporting "DICKS" on the front of their uniforms.

That would have gone over well when I was 11.

Oh, and speaking of dicks, Trump is freezing civilian gummint employee pay for 2019...during the McCain funeral.

I cannot love this man more than I do now.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:46 PM (hqZPQ)

22 17 raving right-wong patriot.

And two wongs make a right!

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (c+2jX)

23 Do they sell Bags Of Dicks at Dicks?

Posted by: tu3031 at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (jDF8P)

24 One of the big conceits of big box stores, is that big box stores will never fail, especially the ones of sporting variety.


The history of US retail is littered with the corpse of big box store's


Herman's we are Sports! Circuit City.



Nope.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (ymnmz)

25 just because a weird-looking Messianic teenager with Hitler-black eyes told them to.

I believe the proper term for him is "Horst Weasel."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (Qg0bc)

26 How are we gonna fight MasterCard?


Good question. That may take investigations and a look through the many, many laws about banking.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (PA9oZ)

And monopolies.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (If3tB)

27 It seems to me to be the same issue. UA branched to more stores, because they didn't wanted to be saddled with a suicidal store as their only outlet. They would have been stupid to go down with Dick's.

Posted by: Axeman at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (vDqXW)

28 First, suck it, Dick's!!

- - - -

Second..."If we ourselves don't pressure private businesses to push our political agenda, that means private businesses are free of noxious outside pressure to push a political agenda."

That was a point I was attempting to make in the Google thread. Many other countries are pressuring Google and social media to police speech, purge users. Saying "private company, US govt. can't make demands" only means that these companies will be marching to the EU's, Erdogan's, China's, et al. orders, not that they will be free to do business as they please.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (W+vEI)

29 24
One of the big conceits of big box stores, is that big box stores will never fail, especially the ones of sporting variety.

I'm gonna head on down to Zayre's after work.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (hqZPQ)

30 How are we gonna fight MasterCard?


Legal question: what constitutes a public accommodation? If a hotel and a restaurant qualify, doesn't the means to pay for it also qualify? And if that's the case, can they discriminate against people involved in a legal activity? I don't know, so it's a real question.

Posted by: pep at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (GMG6W)

31 I believe the proper term for him is "Horst Weasel."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (Qg0bc)

Lil' Shitler was in vogue for a while, too

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (AURKQ)

32

EM FERSKJA FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (7AQC5)

33
Hey.

Assholes. (not YOU... Dicks)


Did you think that us gun nuts only buy evil assault rifles and high capacity magazines??

We also buy athletic shoes, gymn gear, camping stuff, fishing tackle, golfballs, and whole host of other shit you sell.

Ooooops "used to sell" to us.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (8XRCm)

34 They would have been stupid to go down with Dick's.
Posted by: Axeman at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (vDqXW)

Now going down ON dicks is another story.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (KUaJL)

35
Wow. Teh Ewok really hated this movie, didn't he?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (veoSD)

36 One of the big conceits of big box stores, is that big box stores will never fail, especially the ones of sporting variety.


The history of US retail is littered with the corpse of big box stores


How's Sears doing these days? JC Penney? Woolworth's?

Oh. Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (Qg0bc)

37 The way all the big corporations are falling like dominos to leftist intimidation tactics and Gramscian infiltration is actually just as scary if not more scary than the leftist successes in politics.

We must fight SJW corporatism as vigorously as we fight election campaigns.

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (c+2jX)

38 I don't know man. Wasn't it Pat Henry who said, "Give me corporate personhood, or give me death."?

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 30, 2018 02:45 PM (FCAbp)


Pat Boone

Posted by: Mikey NTH - McCain Funeral Blowout! Senator Maverick Action Figures at the Outrage Outlet! at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (hLRSq)

39 >>>Legal question: what constitutes a public accommodation? If a hotel and a restaurant qualify, doesn't the means to pay for it also qualify? And if that's the case, can they discriminate against people involved in a legal activity? I don't know, so it's a real question.

good question. I don't think that the civil rights act protects political rights, though. I think it's all about so-called immutable characteristics, race, sex, orientation, etc.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (PA9oZ)

40 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THE DICKS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MADE A DICK MOVE AND NOW THEY'RE LOSING MONEY.

Posted by: Archer at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (gmo/4)

41 Another company has fallen afoul of the powers that be:

The California Democratic Party chairman is calling for a boycott of In-N-Out Burger after it was revealed this week that the fast food chain donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.

https://bit.ly/2PgG3TA

25 big ones to the Kookifornia GOP? Talk about tilting at windmills!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (+y/Ru)

42 Wow. Teh Ewok really hated this movie, didn't he?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (veoSD)

All the characters were dicks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (AURKQ)

43 (insert front hole joke here)

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (ymnmz)

44
How are we gonna fight MasterCard?

---

American Express. I dont leave home without it.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (8XRCm)

45 Because of course private businesses are always under outside pressure to push a specific politics, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, and this has been going on for 40 or 50 years now.

Hence the SPLC being regularized and officialized as the people you go to in order to not be accused of being racist.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (RD7QR)

46 good question. I don't think that the civil rights act protects political rights, though. I think it's all about so-called immutable characteristics, race, sex, orientation, etc.


According to the left, my conservatism is an inherent, congenital defect. That's immutable, and therefore covered.

Posted by: pep at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (GMG6W)

47 So the boycott is working.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (mpXpK)

48 Master Card - hmm.....conspiracy to restrain interstate commerce?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (fA1SL)

49 One of the big conceits of big box stores, is that big box stores will never fail, especially the ones of sporting variety.

I'm gonna head on down to Zayre's after work.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (hqZPQ)


RESPECT OUR AUTHORITAH!

Posted by: Zombie Sports Authority at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (9chmE)

50 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THE DICKS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MADE A DICK MOVE AND NOW THEY'RE LOSING MONEY.

Posted by: Archer at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (gmo/4)
---
Ben, is that you?

Posted by: Axeman at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (vDqXW)

51
Senator Donald McCain will take care of this.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (r+sAi)

52 we have a dick's here. never been in the place. we have scheel's, gander, (or whateverthefuck they are now), fleet farm, cabela's, and numerous other sporting goods purveyors. why the fuck would i set foot in dick's?

unfortunately, ikea is about 150 miles from here, so, that shelf project is on hold.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (KP5rU)

53 So many corporations have a Leftist agenda or surrender to the Left that if I boycotted all of them I'd have to start stealing stuff to get what I needed. I have to pick and choose the most egregious.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (FOeaV)

54 However, and I want to write about this, companies with a dominant market position cannot engage in the practice of "tying," using their dominance in one aspect of the market to attempt a dominance in another.

Microsoft got sued by the DOJ for trying to leverage its dominance in operating systems into dominance in net-browsers (giving Netscape or whatever a privileged position and I think making it hard for the OS to use other browsers).

These companies, especially the social media ones, are attempting to stamp out some competitors in media and advance other ones. This could be found to be illegal tying.

I don't know how that would work with MasterCard.

But you could maybe sue them for tortous interference with a business relationship.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (PA9oZ)

55 Why Dick's would burn down their own base to virtue signal wasn't covered in business school. Why the NFL decided to kick off their gladiator games with a social justice lecture must have involved the Obama DOJ up their ass.

But the main culture is from Disney, and they are rotten with SJW. No wonder corporations feel pressure to conform! And yet the actual American population is angry enough to not only reject the message, but make Donald Trump the answer.

So of course the money doubles down. Of course they hate us. All that means is that I'm psyching myself up for a dude who thinks Trump is a bit soft-hearted. That answer will come ahead of bullets, nooses, and helicopter rides.

Posted by: trev006 at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (3Tn95)

56 I go to Dicks to get a facial every chance I get.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (FTPVM)

57 For over a decade, the Left tried to convince everyone in the US to not buy grapes, as a way to pressure farmers to cave into Cesar Chavez's demands for farmworkers pay raises.

I never understood the logic of that. If people did boycott grapes, Chavez's farmworkers would be be farm-out-of-workers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (Qg0bc)

58 Corporations are people too! The free markets are filled with truth and prosperity for all! If we hurt our customers, we hurt ourselves!

Now get out out and the check that crashed ship for eggs, faithful employees!

Posted by: Weylund-Yutani at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (datdl)

59 good question. I don't think that the civil rights act protects political rights, though. I think it's all about so-called immutable characteristics, race, sex, orientation, etc.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (PA9oZ)

Legal tender. Can a company refuse the right for someone to pay $$$?

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:53 PM (If3tB)

60 Which, irony of ironing boards, when I gogled "sports authority" to make sure they had, indeed, gone out of business (they had), gogle put at the top of my search... Freakin Dick's Sportin' Goods.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2018 02:53 PM (9chmE)

61 Hence the SPLC being regularized and officialized as the people you go to in order to not be accused of being racist.
Posted by: joncelli


Sneaky
People
Leverage
Communism

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (c+2jX)

62
One of the big conceits of big box stores, is that big box stores will never fail, especially the ones of sporting variety.

I'm gonna head on down to Zayre's after work.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (hqZPQ)


RESPECT OUR AUTHORITAH!

Posted by: Zombie Sports Authority at August 30, 2018 02:51 PM (9chmE)







Back off, jackoff.

Posted by: Zombie Mervyn's at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (veoSD)

63 The history of US retail is littered with the corpse of big box store's

Herman's we are Sports! Circuit City.

Nope.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 02:47 PM (ymnmz)



(sob) we are already forgotten!

Posted by: Toys R Us at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (ujg0T)

64 The best experience I ever had with that store was leaving.

The gun thing was just the last straw. It's a stupid store manned by people who don't know anything about the departments they are working in. Pretty much they are there to keep the shelves straight.

They need to go BK.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (tVWQB)

65 Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (PA9oZ)

You just described Amazon's business plan.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (FOeaV)

66 For over a decade, the Left tried to convince everyone in the US to not buy grapes, as a way to pressure farmers to cave into Cesar Chavez's demands for farmworkers pay raises.

...while drinking American wine.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (If3tB)

67 So.... you didnt take my advice and rebrand to "Vagina's".



Seeee?????? Toldjaso.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 02:43 PM (8XRCm)


Middle Hole


Posted by: LASue at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (wbqj9)

68 If Dick's really cared about brain damaged children like Hogg boy and the Democratic caucus they should start giving hockey helmets away.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (aCNZ6)

69 Legal tender. Can a company refuse the right for someone to pay $$$?
Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:53 PM (If3tB)

Somewhat tangential, but.... I've always wanted to go into a McDonalds wearing a shirt and shoes.... and nothing else.

Hey, man. I followed your rules to the letter! Now where's my Big Mac!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (AURKQ)

70 Putting aside the boycott angle, I seem to remember in business school that if you sell less of something, your sales will go down.

Sell less guns, make less money.

If they sold less running shoes, they'd also make less money.

Real geniuses at Dick's.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (vbJig)

71 I do not patronize Starbucks or Target; Starbucks for the obvious reasons and Target because they kicked the Salvation Army bell ringers off their entries during the Christmas season quite a few years back. Up to then, I had been a regular shopper at Target. When I found out about the bell ringers, I promptly went into my favorite Target store, loaded up a shopping cart, went to a cashier and asked for a manager. After he confirmed that they would not allow the Salvation Army to solicit donations I told him that I had been a weekly shopper. Up to this point. And he should have someone put the items in the cart back on the shelves, because I would be shopping elsewhere from now on.
And I have never gone back.
At all.

Posted by: the Butcher at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (DIosY)

72 Legal tender. Can a company refuse the right for someone to pay $$$?

Legal tender just means that it's money. It does not create a legal obligation for someone to accept it - it just says that it is legal tender for the purposes of commerce.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (tVWQB)

73 "what is necessary, however, is for conservatives to apply perfectly-legal and perfectly-constitutional social and market pressure to corporations that have all but declared them Enemy."

Then perhaps we should not dump Facebook and Twitter. After all, those are extremely useful platforms for social pressure. On the other hand, what if those platforms censor conservative social pressure? Then what?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (aW5/6)

74 Its basically an overpriced clothing store.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (2LelM)

75 We must fight SJW corporatism as vigorously as we fight election campaigns.

Posted by: zombie
--
Hear! Hear!
My firm (cough Chase cough), gives me time off and other bennies to attend any Pride or LBGTMOUSEBBQ event. Even the group set up to support minors who think they may be gay but are afraid to talk it over with their parents.

Not so for any pro-life group or pro 2nd Amend groups. I've asked.

They looked at me like I had 3 heads. Bastids

Posted by: Captain Ned aboard the Raging Queen at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (4mIHO)

76 But you could maybe sue them for tortous interference with a business relationship. 

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (PA9oZ)

You could declare that Mastercard/ VISA is a functional monopoly and seize their assets. That would wake the bankers up really fast. They cannot survive without government fiat, and no one with brains wants to become the example Trump will make of them.

Posted by: trev006 at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (3Tn95)

77 off gay sock

Posted by: Tonypete at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (4mIHO)

78 I'm fortunate to have Academy Sports to shop at. Hopefully they won't shoot themselves in the foot also.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (FOeaV)

79 Dick's Sporting Goods is just another build out with money from the credit boom. Their model is old and stupid and their brand will fade. Look for them to go the way of circuit City come the next recession.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (FTPVM)

80 Putting aside the boycott angle, I seem to remember in business school that if you sell less of something, your sales will go down.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (vbJig)

They'll make it up in volu-

...wait

Posted by: hogmartin at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (IqOTP)

81
Oh, I don't know, I think I'll go to Dick's for a new 9 wood.

Posted by: Shep Smith at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (rXie1)

82 Scheel's fills the Dick's void nicely ... sporting goods and gun nuts paradise.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (hqZPQ)

83 The leftists that corporations are forever accommodating don't even use their products most of the time. It has nothing to do with business or markets or demand when companies bow to SJW pressure.

It's only because they agree with them.

So fuck them.

Posted by: El Kabong at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (datdl)

84 Dick's always had overpriced shit to begin with.
Saw a huge Dick's For Lease this past weekend in eastern WA. So satisfying.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (r9UYA)

85 Somewhat tangential, but.... I've always wanted to go into a McDonalds wearing a shirt and shoes.... and nothing else.

Hey, man. I followed your rules to the letter! Now where's my Big Mac!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (AURKQ)

-------

Number 37, your order is ready! One Big Mac right??

*glances down*

Somethings you just cant supersize... huh.

Posted by: Pimply Faced McDonalds Cashier at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (8XRCm)

86
(sob) we are already forgotten!

Posted by: Toys R Us at August 30, 2018 02:54 PM (ujg0T)


Preach it brother.

Posted by: Montgomery Ward at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (hLRSq)

87 Oh, and speaking of dicks, Trump is freezing civilian gummint employee pay for 2019...during the McCain funeral.

That's incredible! I can picture CNN's programming director having an aneurysm trying to figure out how to full-court press cover both things.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (9qZ3S)

88 They looked at me like I had 3 heads. Bastids
Posted by: Captain Ned aboard the Raging Queen at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (4mIHO)

So if I take off work to the detriment of my paycheck, can I take those hours off my due date?

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (If3tB)

89 Hear! Hear!
My firm (cough Chase cough), gives me time off and other bennies to attend any Pride or LBGTMOUSEBBQ event. Even the group set up to support minors who think they may be gay but are afraid to talk it over with their parents.

Not so for any pro-life group or pro 2nd Amend groups. I've asked.

They looked at me like I had 3 heads. Bastids
Posted by: Captain Ned aboard the Raging Queen at August 30, 2018 02:56 PM (4mIHO)

I know a gay man who works for a major phone company in Canada. It seems all he ever does is promote gay pride and rainbows.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (aCNZ6)

90 I encountered a real-life tranny working at Cabela's customer service last weekend.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (hqZPQ)

91 These woke corporations seem to have forgotten all about Michael Jordan's reasoning for not picking a side in 1990: "Republicans buy sneakers, too." Fine by me. Let them cater to the SJW pricks who scream the loudest on the internet but don't buy anything. I've stopped patronizing any product once I detect even a scintilla of WOKENESS from anything or anyone associated with it. See: Star Wars (which was my favorite entertainment franchise until Disney took over) and the new Battlefield game putting women front and center in a conflict that was nearly 100% fought by men. Bonus points if they also insult their unwoke customers (those same brands again!)

Posted by: Mr_UNIVAC at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (r6SJw)

92 Somethings you just cant supersize... huh.
Posted by: Pimply Faced McDonalds Cashier at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (8XRCm)

That's not what your mother said.

(heyo!)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (AURKQ)

93 84
Dick's always had overpriced shit to begin with.
Saw a huge Dick's For Lease this past weekend in eastern WA. So satisfying.



Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 02:57 PM (r9UYA)


(insert Shemp joke here)

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (ymnmz)

94 Posted by: the Butcher at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (DIosY)

Good for you. Target is also the home of "invite a pervert to the women's restroom," and has its headquarters in Minneapolis, in the land of 10,000 lakes and five million retards.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (Qg0bc)

95 The US government has subscribed to what is known as "The American System" since Lincoln was President. It is a modified version of the British Corporatism system. The government imposes taxes and tariffs on unfavored companies and then uses that money to finance products and services from the government favored services.


In the mid 1800s they favored the railroads and the corrupt Southern Pacific Railroad which declared bankruptcy as soon as government subsidies ended. Meanwhile the Northern route owned and built by a private company flourished.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (mpXpK)

96 Saw a huge Dick's For Lease this past weekend in eastern WA. So satisfying.


I bet!!!


---Shep!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (tVWQB)

97 84 Dick's always had overpriced shit to begin with.

This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (Qg0bc)

98 41



The California Democratic Party chairman is calling for a boycott of
In-N-Out Burger after it was revealed this week that the fast food
chain donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party.






Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 02:50 PM (+y/Ru)


I can tell you, that shit will never happen.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (q1VoB)

99 Saw a huge Dick's For Lease this past weekend in eastern WA.

Hmm. Interesting business model.

Posted by: Dicks For Sale at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (Mouru)

100 I never understood the logic of that. If people did boycott grapes, Chavez's farmworkers would be be farm-out-of-workers.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 02:52 PM (Qg0bc)



Once upon a time, Caesar Chavez was the Minuteman-iest of Minuteman, threatening and beating up any illegal who crossed the border as an undercutter of wages.

But somewhere along the line La Causa of better wages and benefits took a back seat to La Raza of importing a larger voting bloc.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (ujg0T)

101 We're whacking off loads of coin on pussy hats at Dick's.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (rXie1)

102 Trump has canceled a Federal civilian employ pay raise due to budgetary concerns. I can already hear the whining, gnashing and Hawaii judges.


You know, I am really starting to warm up to this guy.

Posted by: Ripley at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (MxEKc)

103 I liked Circuit City better than Best Buy.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (FOeaV)

104 Ace is not wrong. But consider the effect of decades of lawsuits that have shaped the American corporation. HR departments have been crafted to respond to lefty lawsuits about race and sex and whatever else.

Or the effect of decades of no white male need apply to upper management.

The HR and CEO class is shaped by the left. through lawsuits and PR. We need to emulate that.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (hoJrG)

105 Eh, fuck them with their own, well, you know...

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (NWiLs)

106 Is there any tiny aspect of life that has been improved by SJWs, even for their approved interest groups?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (aCNZ6)

107 I know a gay man who works for a major phone company in Canada. It seems all he ever does is promote gay pride and rainbows.
Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 02:58 PM (aCNZ6)


And provide a habitat for the virus to run and play.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (Qg0bc)

108
**throws dirty sock in the hamper

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (8XRCm)

109 I guess rebranding didn't work out to well for us.

Posted by: Linens 'N Shit at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (hqZPQ)

110 BREAKING: Dicks Leaking Sales and Profits

Developing...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (Mouru)

111 I liked Circuit City better than Best Buy.

They were good, until they went all in with that dumb DIVX crap.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (tVWQB)

112 I had not bought any thing at Dick's in over a decade.
Under Armor wears out to quickly so did not buy the stuff.

So once again I started my own boycott 10 years before it became fashionable

Posted by: Big V at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (CGfsq)

113 Butcher @ 71- that was awesome. One problem with that though. I have never been a Target shopper except for the big bags of M ampersand Ms. Amazon may be the answer for that. Them white 'chocolate' ones are pretty good. By the way, firearms should be allowed for citizens who can meet the requirements of.......say.....Texas. That is, if the damn Washington City government can make their Army Air Corps comply with regulations.

Posted by: Eromero at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (zLDYs)

114 This reminds me...how is Yeti cooler doing? Whatever that is.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (hoJrG)

115 Trump has canceled a Federal civilian employ pay raise



There goes my Christmas present from Little Winger.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (lwiT4)

116
SJWs that I've encountered (and those are FEW) seem to have no real clue about politics or the reality of life in general

Posted by: Sphynx at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (rXie1)

117 In-N-Out Burger is amazing.
I sometimes drive by there at 2 in the morning.
The place is packed.
During the day you can scarcely get near it.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (tpP8u)

118 Once upon a time, Caesar Chavez was the Minuteman-iest of Minuteman, threatening and beating up any illegal who crossed the border as an undercutter of wages.

But somewhere along the line La Causa of better wages and benefits took a back seat to La Raza of importing a larger voting bloc.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 30, 2018 02:59 PM (ujg0T)


I remember that. He also had some pretty sharp commentary about border jumpers, as I recall.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (Qg0bc)

119 >>>104 Ace is not wrong. But consider the effect of decades of lawsuits that have shaped the American corporation. HR departments have been crafted to respond to lefty lawsuits about race and sex and whatever else.

Or the effect of decades of no white male need apply to upper management.

The HR and CEO class is shaped by the left. through lawsuits and PR. We need to emulate that.
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast

...

this too. But it starts with the corpservatives actually making some demands on corporations for their continued lobbying services.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (PA9oZ)

120 There is a Dicks very close to me, haven't been there since they decided Leftists are more important as shoppers

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (T4oHT)

121 Is there any tiny aspect of life that has been improved by SJWs, even for their approved interest groups?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (aCNZ6)

I do not think so. Indulging the fantasies of the deluded doesn't actually help them.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbin Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (hLRSq)

122 Oh, and speaking of dicks, Trump is freezing civilian gummint employee pay for 2019...during the McCain funeral.

I cannot love this man more than I do now.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:46 PM (hqZPQ)

That just makes me laugh and laugh. His timing is exquisite. He could only top this off with the Decimation of the Bureaucracy.

"Here, choose every tenth bureaucrat at your worthless agency and take these yuge, classy clubs and beat them to death bigly."

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (RD7QR)

123 117 In-N-Out Burger is amazing.
I sometimes drive by there at 2 in the morning.
The place is packed.
During the day you can scarcely get near it.
Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at August 30, 2018 03:02 PM (tpP8u)

My favorite!

Posted by: Alex DeLarge at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (NWiLs)

124 Right, proper, and true, Ace.
Now if 3/4 of the rightist community would get on board. Normal people already have.

Posted by: Ten at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (Xlssn)

125 This reminds me tho...someone in my household decided to take advantage of a WashPOO offer for free sunday coupons or something.

Holy shit, they're thirsty as fuck. After I cancelled this idiocy, I got almost a dozen calls from subscription people. I don't want to say "ya'll fake news, ps put me on a list of conservatives to dox" so I just say no. But it does make me happy saying no.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (hoJrG)

126
UnderArmour.


Seriously..... who can afford that stuff???

79.99 ....... for.......... SWEATPANTS?? W.T.Actual.F??

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (8XRCm)

127 It's a stupid store manned by people who don't know anything about the departments they are working in. Pretty much they are there to keep the shelves straight.

The last time I was in a Dick's store, before they announced their fealty to the left, I found a whole pile of anti-theft devices over in the corner near the basketball hoops. Probably at least three dozen devices. I moved out quickly because I didn't want accusations leveled.

Whatever the employees were doing, they sure didn't notice thieves making off with the expensive products.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (9qZ3S)

128 71
Posted by: the Butcher at August 30, 2018 02:55 PM (DIosY)
------------------------------
Great story!
I also boycott Target because of their very public anti-2nd amendment stance and the trans bathroom stuff.

Wherever there is a reasonable alternative, conservatives should not patronize these places, IMO.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (0jtPF)

129 Speaking of woke corporations my local Starbucks is staffed entirely by very pleasant, attractive and competent small town girls.
Seems to clash with corporate policy.

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (aCNZ6)

130 Even worse, these companies respond to Twitter bullying and call campaigns by Left Wing groups and not their real customers. Then when the inevitable loss of revenue comes its "oh, golly, gee wiz, Under Armour" or some bullshit.

Don't forget the CEO of Dickheads also originally doubled down and made some statement to the effect of "well we know we will lose some revenue, but it's the principle".

Except Dickhead you are in business to serve all your customers, shareholders and that means make money.

I believe some shareholders were actually threatening a lawsuit but the stock was having a good run. Until now when these decisions are hitting home.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (o/HFU)

131 I truly do not understand why any company would weigh in on a social issue that does not directly involve them. What do they hope to gain? They can only lose; surely they must see that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (Qg0bc)

132 And right on schedule there is a call for a boycott on In-N-Out made just yesterday by the head of the CA Dem party.

Why? Because they had the gall to donate to the CA GOP.

If you thought the Mozilla CEO losing his job for donating to a ballot measure was bad, the next step is that you aren't allowed to operate a business that doesn't pay protection money to the Democrats.

Posted by: Sjg at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (gDSJf)

133 1st problem: pissing on 2nd Amend.
2nd problem: calling themselves DICKS

Posted by: Judge Blake at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (8viCO)

134 Meanwhile, I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, in California, California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman called for an In-N-Out boycott because they donated to the California Republican Party.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (4e+hS)

135 Dick can bite my......well, ewe no.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (gR+IE)

136 59 good question. I don't think that the civil rights
act protects political rights, though. I think it's all about so-called
immutable characteristics, race, sex, orientation, etc.





Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (PA9oZ)

The liberals tried their damnedest get sexual orientation in the 1965 civil rights act. Nobody supported it and it failed. But the courts are now putting it in there now via rulings that have no basis.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (mpXpK)

137 I watch Camping World (CWH) tanking and I laugh. Another Woke CEO that shit the bed.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (r9UYA)

138 Dick's was never a gun place anyway. Their stock was anemic at best. Dick's was more on the
athletic apparel, skiing, biking, golfing side of the sporting goods
equation, along with Sports Authority.

Scheels, Gander, Cabela's is more the place for guns and ammo.
Academy is pretty good for both.

Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (VckGX)

139 Don't forget the CEO of Dickheads also originally doubled down and made some statement to the effect of "well we know we will lose some revenue, but it's the principle".

Except Dickhead you are in business to serve all your customers, shareholders and that means make money.

I believe some shareholders were actually threatening a lawsuit but the stock was having a good run. Until now when these decisions are hitting home.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (o/HFU)


Can you say "fidiuciary responsibility?" I can.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (Qg0bc)

140 126


UnderArmour.





Seriously..... who can afford that stuff???



79.99 ....... for.......... SWEATPANTS?? W.T.Actual.F??

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (8XRCm)

I was looking at a pair of UA shoes once with my wife at a Front Hole Sports and I just looked at the quality and though Ehhh, then I looked at the price....Nope.

UA never goes on sale ANYWHERE.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (ymnmz)

141 I've posted this before, but Bookworm has put together a database of over 7000 corporations and their views on things like guns, abortion, etc.

This has been put into a searchable format at the website

http://whatbusinessthinks.com/

Do your due diligence before handing over your bux to a company that hates you and what you believe in.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (0ogQG)

142 Decimation? Nah, bruh.

- Declare a government "shutdown".
- Order all non-critical employees to stay home.
- Next day, take the names of all those who are at work.
- They get a 10% raise.
- Everyone else gets a pink slip and their position deemed "redundant".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (AURKQ)

143 And he should have someone put the items in the cart back on the shelves, because I would be shopping elsewhere from now on.
i'm sure the hourly employees there really appreciated your virtue

Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (VckGX)

144 Whatever the employees were doing, they sure didn't notice thieves making off with the expensive products.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (9qZ3S)


There is a reason for that you know.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (hLRSq)

145 >>Saw a huge Dick's For Lease this past weekend in eastern WA.

Hmm. Interesting business model.


Rent To Own

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (ksAW9)

146 I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.

Posted by: MikeN at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (o/eHL)

147 I reserve the right not to do business with anyone for any reason I see fit. Make an ass out of yourself and I won't lend you my business. Dicks is off of my list. There are other big box sporting goods retailers I can pay high end retail prices to. Dicks sucks any how their selection was shit.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 30, 2018 03:06 PM (0OmEj)

148 I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.

FrontHole's.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 03:06 PM (tVWQB)

149 132 And right on schedule there is a call for a boycott on In-N-Out made just yesterday by the head of the CA Dem party.

Why? Because they had the gall to donate to the CA GOP.

If you thought the Mozilla CEO losing his job for donating to a ballot measure was bad, the next step is that you aren't allowed to operate a business that doesn't pay protection money to the Democrats.
Posted by: Sjg at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (gDSJf)


But they DID pay protection money to the Democrats, to no avail. The article mentions their contributions to various Red front groups as well as the GOP.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:06 PM (Qg0bc)

150 In-N-Out Burger is amazing.
I sometimes drive by there at 2 in the morning.
The place is packed.
During the day you can scarcely get near it.


I drove past a Chick-fil-A the other day. 10pm on a Tuesday and there was a traffic cop helping to manage all the cars in and out of the parking lot.

For those who don't know, Tuesday is famous for low customer foot traffic across the board. Many stores are ghost towns on Tuesdays.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:06 PM (9qZ3S)

151 >> I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.


Scheels

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (ksAW9)

152 UA never goes on sale ANYWHERE.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (ymnmz)



I bought a UA shirt at Kohl's the other day. I think it was 10% off but I had an additional 30% off coupon, so it worked out nicely.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (lwiT4)

153 They were good, until they went all in with that dumb DIVX crap.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM (tVWQB)M

DVD won the war thanks to the Internet forum mobs. Since disc rental is basically dead now, it really didn't matter in the long run,

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (FOeaV)

154 I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.
Posted by: MikeN at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (o/eHL)


Some women like Dildos.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (Mouru)

155 Why do middle income, tax paying Californians continue to vote for people that hate them and want to cause them harm?

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (aCNZ6)

156 I think it's all about so-called immutable characteristics, race, sex, orientation, etc.

Posted by: ace at August 30, 2018 02:49 PM (PA9oZ)
--------

I wonder what happens when those immutable characteristics are no longer immutable? Because apparently sex isn't immutable any longer, nor is orientation, or even race, if you believe Rachel Dolezal or Shaun King.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (JJZzu)

157 The HR and CEO class is shaped by the left. through lawsuits and PR. We need to emulate that.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:00 PM (hoJrG)


I had some discussions with friends re: kneeling. I tried to tell them, it's HRs fault. You could once tell a joke, not completely off color or racist, but inside the lines. And if someone in the party was "offended" they went to HR. Or if you complimented someone on their dress and they were offended (not stalking like, every day - just a nice compliment) and they went to HR, you were screwed.

That's the point I tried to make with them. Sure, go ahead and kneel and say "I didn't mean to offend anyone." It doesn't matter anymore. You did and thus, we don't show the anthem / boycott the NFL.

The puzzled looks I got were priceless. And then I tried to tell them them about the Alinsky Rule #4.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (q1VoB)

158 >>>2 [Their] thing that goes up won't go up.
Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2018 02:42 PM (ksAW9)

heh

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (CwOPz)

159 I was looking at a pair of UA shoes once with my wife at a Front Hole Sports...
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (ymnmz)

Yeah that's some serious cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (72PAC)

160 I walked past a DSG just last week. Nobody going in or out. Could have been closed for the amount of cars in front of it.

Serves them right.

Posted by: Axeman at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (vDqXW)

161 I actually miss at least one "big box" format sporting goods retailer - SportChalet. They might have been CA only, dunno.


Anyway, only* big box sporting goods store I can recall that not only had great selection, but usually knowledgeable staff. People in shoe section actually understood athletic shoes, etc. And they had stores that sort of specialized - best scuba store in San Diego was the SportChalet near Mission Bay. Extensive selection, knowledgeable, even did repairs and service.


And sporting goods includes lots of items I want to see, handle, try, i.e. not good online purchases. So the disappearance of such stores I find a net loss.


* Scheel's has an outstanding staff, actually trained/experienced in their areas. Have only been to the one outside Reno, but wow. Cute young woman in the shoe/boot dept. edumucated and sold us both on exactly what we needed. First time I went there, few years back, amusingly, the young earnest gun nut in the gunzzz dept. had the name Earp - and was, in fact, a relative of the Earps you're thinking about - that was just classic.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (QDnY+)

162 >> I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.


Massaging Shower Head, ftw.

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (ksAW9)

163 I didn't believe the claims about In-And-Out, until something happened to me I'll never forget...

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (PA9oZ)

164 132
And right on schedule there is a call for a boycott on In-N-Out made just yesterday by the head of the CA Dem party.



Why? Because they had the gall to donate to the CA GOP.

well THAT solves my question of what to do for dinner this evening!
BACKFIRE!

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (M1MpJ)

165 Some women like Dildos.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (Mouru)
--------

Well, he does do nice Food and Art threads.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (JJZzu)

166 29 I'm gonna head on down to Zayre's after work.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (hqZPQ)

Jamesway is an indelible part of the fabric of our society!

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (UnA8+)

167 141 I've posted this before, but Bookworm has put together a database of over 7000 corporations and their views on things like guns, abortion, etc.

This has been put into a searchable format at the website

http://whatbusinessthinks.com/

Do your due diligence before handing over your bux to a company that hates you and what you believe in.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (0ogQG)


Thank you for posting that. You have answered my question before I even asked.

Posted by: Emmie at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (4HMW8)

168 UA is horribly overpriced. Go with Adidas. It's all made in China anyway

Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (VckGX)

169 How terrible it is that Dick's is trying to be responsible and protect society by being safe.

Ah, hell, I can't even fake it very well. Who am I kidding. Of COURSE they deserve to go broke and the investors need to lose their investment.



Dicks needs to be taken down as a message to all the other azzholes who think they can screw with the 2A.

Posted by: your neighbor at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (UsCnO)

170
Legal question: what constitutes a public accommodation? If a hotel and a restaurant qualify, doesn't the means to pay for it also qualify? And if that's the case, can they discriminate against people involved in a legal activity? I don't know, so it's a real question.
Posted by: pep at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (GMG6W)



I looked into this awhile back.

From what I read its illegal to discriminate on Racial, or Sexual grounds... as those are specifically protected under the Law.


Politics is not protected under those laws.


So you can't discriminate even against Gay Marriage.. because GAY is protected, but Guns? Not protected... as silly as it seems...its the law.


And as we found out in Calif, being ridiculous or even impossible, does not make a law illegitimate.

Posted by: Don Q at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (NgKpN)

171 no but seriously, the glowing reviews about In and Out may be overstated, but... it's darned good, and it's just so weird to have these super-positive smiling employees racing up to happily take your order.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (PA9oZ)

172 The other rightist myth is that the sacred corporation enjoys argle bargle simply because it enjoys argle bargle. Hence? Your rights must suck because argle bargle.
See? Makes perfect sense.

It's rightist zero-summing: If the sacred corporation isn't allowed to behave with Muh Constitutionally Protected rights-of-the individual impunity why, we're all going to have to pay because it'll pass on costs we'll never have to pay as long as we're already paying them.
It's such a convincing argument. Same damn one as the sacred corporate speech angle.

Posted by: Ten at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (Xlssn)

173 I bought a UA shirt at Kohl's the other day. I think it was 10% off but I had an additional 30% off coupon, so it worked out nicely.

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Yeah ..... but I can buy a Reebok high performance tee for 9.99 regular retail at Kohls. Same High performance UA tee at Dicks is $39.99.

But... the point is moot cuz Im not stepping in Dicks for a VERY long time.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (8XRCm)

174 Meanwhile, I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, in California, California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman called for an In-N-Out boycott because they donated to the California Republican Party.


Posted by: Dr Spank at August 30, 2018 03:04 PM (4e+hS)


Time to deploy Antifa to re-educate In-N-Out corporate about who their masters actually are.

The Democrats: Terrorist Wings are Our Thing, Baby.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (hLRSq)

175 Went to Dicks often for sports gear, there are lots of Leftists they will do ok














Or not, I don't care.

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (T4oHT)

176 continuing my thoughts on lawsuits and such...corporations and governments of every size local, state and federal give super dumb amounts of $$$ to lefty groups.

Nothing for conservative groups because hate.

Sue the shit out of SPLC. Where's our lawfare department?

So every liberal organization gets your cash from taxes and corporate profits.

Like the NFL giving $ to you know who but barely giving anything to american pride or the churches (esssepts muz's to be sure). In fact, don't the armed forces give them $ to do the flag stuff. Man, fuck the NFL.

Whatever charitable right wing infrastructure that exists is underfunded by corporations and probably doesn't have the voter contact outreach impact the million little ACORNS out there have.

and let's not get started on pink month, nation hispanic celebration year, all the fucking gays. OMG, there's nothing for us.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (hoJrG)

177 Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (VckGX)

I find Academy has the best every day gun prices of anyone.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (FOeaV)

178 I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event about guns 'n' stuff.

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (c+2jX)

179 142 Decimation? Nah, bruh.

- Declare a government "shutdown".
- Order all non-critical employees to stay home.
- Next day, take the names of all those who are at work.
- They get a 10% raise.
- Everyone else gets a pink slip and their position deemed "redundant".
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (AURKQ)



A Modest Proposal:

1. Certain federal agencies that just do not belong are shut down (start listing)

2. Employees of said organizations keep getting their pay for x years, just as long as they stay home and don't protest.

3. Feds still save money on overhead.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (ujg0T)

180 168. Adibas, ftw.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (fA1SL)

181 If In-N-Outs suffer some biz, it just means me and the missus might have a chance to eat there more often.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (tpP8u)

182 Dick's was never a gun place anyway. Their stock was anemic at best. Dick's was more on the
athletic apparel, skiing, biking, golfing side of the sporting goods
equation, along with Sports Authority.

Scheels, Gander, Cabela's is more the place for guns and ammo.
Academy is pretty good for both.
Posted by: brak at August




which is why it was stupid for them to shoot their fat mouths off and draw the ire of their customers. were they really only concerned with the moral element they could have slowly phased out the line, however, they were trying to get a pop from making a big announcement about their politics.

probably would not have ever been an issue had they not wanted it to be a big part of their business and gone in with daniel defense to develop an ar model to sell exclusively in their stores. which they canceled when they first backed off of guns.

shareholders should sue for violating their fiduciary responsibility to maximize shareholder value.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (MTjB1)

183 excellent rant. going to show it to friends.

Posted by: fb at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (JVEmw)

184 I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.


Posted by: MikeN at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (o/eHL)


Dunham's

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (hLRSq)

185 Seems like there is still time to start my hedge fund that shorts companies that go woke. For some reasons, companies keep falling for this trap.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (sX1BW)

186 I know this pisses some people off, and de gustibus etc., but I always thought Starbucks was a huge affectation.

It's easy to make overly strong coffee at home. But no one does so, because most people do not want overly strong coffee.

Then Starbucks packages it with a fake corporate Paris-by-way-of-Portland branding effort and then everyone's like "I love drinking 20 ounces of espresso!"

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (PA9oZ)

187 Wherever there is a reasonable alternative, conservatives should not patronize these places, IMO.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (0jtPF)

Fair enough. Dicks is circling the drain. Target's stock tanked. But the Left has a further plan.

What happens when MC or Visa are pressured to not allow customers to use their cards to pay at Chil-Fil-A?

How are you going to boycott that?

That's where its headed.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (If3tB)

188
"I truly do not understand why any company would weigh in on a social
issue that does not directly involve them. What do they hope to gain?
They can only lose; surely they must see that.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara"

Instead of maximizing quality, service, and profits, corporations core values are now diversity, equity and fairness. I hear this new set mentioned a lot more than the old ones in public statements.

Posted by: Ripley at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (MxEKc)

189 I bought a UA shirt at Kohl's the other day. I think
it was 10% off but I had an additional 30% off coupon, so it worked out
nicely.


Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (lwiT4)


I saw UA undies for men at Sam's Club not long ago. I've also lucked out and bought Skechers there for a song, too.

Meanwhile, I just tuned in to Fox to see if it was safe (it's still not), and McCain's corpse is boarding AF One.


John "Donald" McCain, who like Hillary, will never be president.

Posted by: Shecky Joe Biden, Eulogist at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (ptqGC)

190 it's just so weird to have these super-positive smiling employees racing up to happily take your order.


This is a racist dog whistle, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (Mouru)

191 And right on schedule there is a call for a boycott on In-N-Out made just yesterday by the head of the CA Dem part

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the fucking mayor of Boston had a hate festival against sam adams for even saying nice about trump tax cuts.

remember, NYC and chik-fil-a?

war, man. conservatives are bad a tit.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (hoJrG)

192 Remember back when the Simpsons was funny, and principal Skinner has a moment. He stands outside the school and ponders, maybe he's mistaken, maybe he's wrong here... then he decides, no its the children. They're the problem.

That's the left. Every time. Whenever it goes wrong, whenever they fail, whenever their policies reach their inevitable conclusion of misery and disaster, they never say "we were mistaken, lets do it differently." NEver. Its always "we didn't get our message out, the American people cannot be governed, its the fault of evil Conservatives, its racism, its sexism," etc on and on. You never back off as a leftist. You always double down.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (39g3+)

193 I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event about guns 'n' stuff.
Posted by: zombie at August




go online

buy a bunch of stuff from dicks

return it with a note explaining it is because of their politics.


Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (MTjB1)

194 no but seriously, the glowing reviews about In and Out may be overstated, but... it's darned good, and it's just so weird to have these super-positive smiling employees racing up to happily take your order.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (PA9oZ)
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ace, have you ever been to a Chick-Fil-A? Same thing, everywhere. We were just at one in a town in New Jersey right outside NYC. Nothing but positivity and smiles and correct orders everywhere you looked.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (JJZzu)

195 This was on Scrappleface, so I guess it's a joke. But I wish it wasn't.
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"Socialism has monkeyed up every monkeying country where it's been tried. First you get a bunch of elitist power-hungry mother-monkeyers, who take advantage of the poor dumb monkeys. Socialist government then monkeys the productive citizens out of their wealth, and pisses away all of the monkeying money."

"As for Ron DeSantis, there is not a racist monkeying bone in his whole monkeying body."

"So, to Ron's critics, and to mine, I say: "Monkey off!"

-- President Donald J. Trump


Posted by: irright at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (pMGkg)

196 Dammit. Second sock fail of the day.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (ptqGC)

197 There are a number of sporting goods chains other than Dicks. Cabellas I can think of right off hand. I used to get their catalogs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

198 Am I missing something on MasterCard? Like, using AMEX?

I know about their non-taking/processing of a donation.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (q1VoB)

199 wonder what happens when those immutable characteristics are no longer immutable? Because apparently sex isn't immutable any longer, nor is orientation, or even race, if you believe Rachel Dolezal or Shaun King.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:07 PM (JJZzu)


My question exactly.

Posted by: LASue at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (wbqj9)

200 I strongly believe in buycotts.

Any business that is attacked by the Left should be supported. Chick-Fil-A. Hobby Lobby. Now In-and-Out.

(Don't have the last two near me but I'd support them if I did.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (0jtPF)

201 What happens when MC or Visa are pressured to not allow customers to use their cards to pay at Chil-Fil-A?


________________

I have the solution

Posted by: William Devane's Silver at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (hqZPQ)

202 I shop at Academy locally in Houston, never been to Dick's.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (4e+hS)

203 166
29 I'm gonna head on down to Zayre's after work.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 30, 2018 02:48 PM (hqZPQ)



Jamesway is an indelible part of the fabric of our society!

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (UnA8+)


When I was weeeee laddie, the local hardware store sold cleats, mouth pieces and forearm pads.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (ymnmz)

204 The funny thing is that the left still rails against and villifies corporations when the corporations are all on their side now.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (mCMQ5)

205 >>>ace, have you ever been to a Chick-Fil-A? Same thing, everywhere.

yeah they're good but I really can't have them (carbs).

I can have the chicken without breading, but, come on. That's not really great, no matter who is making it.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (PA9oZ)

206 I find Academy has the best every day gun prices of anyone.
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (FOeaV)

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Yup. We had one build about 3 miles from my house.


I was impressed. Not just with the firearms.... but the whole store.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (8XRCm)

207 168 UA is horribly overpriced. Go with Adidas. It's all made in China anyway
Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:08 PM (VckGX)

Do not be fooled, blin! Sergei give you best price on authentic Adibas merchandise!

Posted by: Sergei at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (NWiLs)

208 Ace.

You gotta do your part and shut down the weekly movie thread.

Stop supporting left-wing Hollywood.

Posted by: Ha at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (MAstk)

209 When Sports Authority went out of business, Dick's bought their marketing teams and marketing rights. Sports Authority was 50k Sq. feet of workout clothes and sweat rags. Good decision Dick's. Fucking die.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (r9UYA)

210 Meanwhile, I just tuned in to Fox to see if it was safe (it's still not), and McCain's corpse is boarding AF One.


Once AF-1 gets to altitude, they'll open the door and slide the casket out the back. That way McCain will go into the ground they way he's used to doing it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (Mouru)

211 Comrades the official party line is all corporations are right wing. Just ignore how they support and fund tons of SJW causes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (OLCnA)

212 Then Starbucks packages it with a fake corporate Paris-by-way-of-Portland branding effort and then everyone's like "I love drinking 20 ounces of espresso!"

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Sometimes you just want to crap and browse the Internet away from home. Might as well get a cup of coffee too. Helps with the aforementioned crapping.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (sX1BW)

213 ive wondered at time if a competitor is involved in some of these cases, using the useful freaks to help them in their own gains in the markets.

Posted by: contrarily existing at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (dPd5y)

214 197 There are a number of sporting goods chains other than Dicks. Cabellas I can think of right off hand. I used to get their catalogs.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


In the Bay Area, the only sports chain I've ever seen is called Sports Basement.

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (c+2jX)

215 Am I missing something on MasterCard? Like, using AMEX?

As a business that takes Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and Amex.....Amex charges a higher fee and not everyone has Amex. If I did not take Mastercard/Visa it would hurt my collections

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (9MKXa)

216 There is a reason for that you know.

I'm sure there are several.

Most box stores today are run by a skeleton crew. Try finding an employee in a Staples. There's like three of them on a shift. One's running the register, one's over making copies, and the third is on break.

Most companies have a zero tolerance rule for employees trying to stop theft. Some even have rules disallowing the employee following a thief into the parking lot to note their plate numbers.

Additionally, most stores' "shrinkage" is done by the employees themselves. It's possible the devices were removed by someone who worked there.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (9qZ3S)

217
I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I
ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only
ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event
about guns 'n' stuff.

Posted by: zombie at August


There's one here, but they never seem to be busy. Now Bass Pro Shop, their parking lot is always full. They have guns and ammo, and a cool cast iron cookware section.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (ptqGC)

218 Marvelous, Ace, positively marvelous.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (4ErVI)

219 you know, funny thing about starbucks is how big an impact they have had on society. when you go into a starbucks you frequently come across hs kids studying, parents having coffee, all sorts of people. not sure where people hung out before starbucks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (MTjB1)

220 I' m not familiar with any competitors to Dick's.


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Strap On's never caught on, for some reason.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (KUaJL)

221 Dick's could have come out better if they just hadn't been so disgustingly obvious about it.

OK, fine, you don't want to carry guns? Whatever, do you. But the whole, "Shocked, Shocked!" to find rifles in the RIFLE DEPARTMENT.... come on, assholes, gimme a break.

Hell, they could have coupled their decision to stop carrying firearms with a campaign to give the first XYZ customers free coupons to a local gunshop or something. Play the game, you know, do something creative with it. You get out from under the perceived liability of carrying guns, and you don't piss your customers off as much.

But no, it was just the same old tired, boring, Corporo-syndicalist SJW jackwagonry.

Feh!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (AURKQ)

222 178 I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event about guns 'n' stuff.
Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (c+2jX)

You can't drive 20 minutes without passing one, where I live.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (UnA8+)

223 thank you, fb and Dack Thrombosis.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (PA9oZ)

224 141 I've posted this before, but Bookworm has put together a database of over 7000 corporations and their views on things like guns, abortion, etc.

This has been put into a searchable format at the website

http://whatbusinessthinks.com/

Do your due diligence before handing over your bux to a company that hates you and what you believe in.
Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2018 03:05 PM (0ogQG)


So far page after page of businesses boycotting Breitbart.

Remind me to go there more often.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (Qg0bc)

225 you know, funny thing about starbucks is how big an impact they have had on society. when you go into a starbucks you frequently come across hs kids studying, parents having coffee, all sorts of people. not sure where people hung out before starbucks.
Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (MTjB1)

The local Soda Bar and in each others bedrooms

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (9MKXa)

226 This McCain shit is surreal...


It's as if we are mourning the death of a head of state or the Challenger Crew.


Incredible.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (kT3/m)

227 I can have the chicken without breading, but, come on. That's not really great, no matter who is making it.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (PA9oZ)
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I know, but they have a grilled Market salad that you could have. No breading, just grilled chicken. I think they have a spicy chicken salad too. I almost always get a salad.

The hardest part, IMO, is leaving without ordering one of their fantastic milkshakes. Which I did, but not without a major struggle with myself.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (JJZzu)

228 What happens when MC or Visa are pressured to not allow customers to use their cards to pay at Chil-Fil-A?

How are you going to boycott that?

That's where its headed.
Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (If3tB)

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Wouldnt be the first time Ive cut up a credit card.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (8XRCm)

229 I think the moral to this story is DON'T BE A DICK

Posted by: X-ray at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (hghrJ)

230 222 178 I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event about guns 'n' stuff.
Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (c+2jX)

You can't drive 20 minutes without passing one, where I live.
Posted by: Hikaru


Really? Weird. Guess it must be a regional thing. Never heard of 'em before around these parts.

Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (c+2jX)

231 There are a lot fo Dicks thru-out NY/NJ...Is Dick's a northeast thing?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (9MKXa)

232 There is a very very large Dick's in Ashland. Yes. a BIG Dicks.

Posted by: Constantine XI at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (yiAMj)

233 not sure why anyone thinks politicians deserve some special consideration when they expire.

we gave them the honor and privilege of representing us in exclusive positions for years. why do we owe them anything.

stfu and gtfo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (MTjB1)

234 You can't drive 20 minutes without passing one, where I live.
Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (UnA8+)


Sounds like a D.C. bathhouse where you live.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (Mouru)

235 187---What happens when MC or Visa are pressured to not allow customers to use their cards to pay at Chil-Fil-A?

How are you going to boycott that?

That's where its headed.
Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:10 PM (If3tB)
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Yes, that's where it's headed ---true fascism, where corporations are subservient to the Party.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (0jtPF)

236 The DiFi comment cracks me up. Trump should respond with a tweet "I will never forget your name either Hillary Feinstein"

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (oiNtH)

237 I went to a Dick's once before this nonsense, because Academy apparently has a biannual restocking policy on dumbbells. (It was out of what I needed for months.) I'll gladly return to Dick's - at it's going out of business sale.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (FCAbp)

238 Is Dick's a northeast thing?

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Them and assholes.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (sX1BW)

239 The hardest part, IMO, is leaving without ordering one of their fantastic milkshakes. Which I did, but not without a major struggle with myself.

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lol. an adult regularly having milk shakes?

nonetheless, the splenda laced lemonade played old jarvis on me back when I enjoyed CFA.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (hoJrG)

240 To the hunters at work ( never hunted) Cabela seems to be the store to go-to

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (T4oHT)

241 Ace.

You gotta do your part and shut down the weekly movie thread.

Stop supporting left-wing Hollywood.
Posted by: Ha at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (MAstk)

Nah , I like my Hollywood monkeys to dance for me and entertain me. Here's a nickel, get to dancing.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (FOeaV)

242 I know, but they have a grilled Market salad that
you could have. No breading, just grilled chicken. I think they have a
spicy chicken salad too. I almost always get a salad.



The hardest part, IMO, is leaving without ordering one of their
fantastic milkshakes. Which I did, but not without a major struggle
with myself.



Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (JJZzu)


I LOVE that salad. But, yeah. In the summer I cannot pass up a small peach hate shake.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (ptqGC)

243 Yeah, good luck with a boycott of In N Out in CA. Ha.


Northernlurker, if you're talking about the bail bill, I heard on the radio today there is a petitition drive now to get an initiative on the ballot to repeal the stupid bail-ending law.


But your generic question stands - whyTF does the insanity in CA continue, without a rebuke from voters? Recall that it used to draw rebuke. Prop 13 (197 showed the gap already opening between Sacramento and the populace. Davis' recall/Ahnuld's election, much more recent, was over actual stupid policies (ridiculously craven policy giving $$$$ to unionized state employees, car registration fees, DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGALS - oh, yes).


It's like 500 years ago, in a different state, almost overnight. Every single issue that drove Davis from office - an extraordinary thing, really, and historically - has in the last 10 years been done anyway .... to zero response from the electorate. It's pretty stunning. A useless, me-too, dimwit leftist GOP of course hasn't helped. But still, amazing.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

244 Air Force 1 is transporting McCain's box,what?

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (mCMQ5)

245 With regards to UnderArmour and price i am willing to pay more if the product is better.

But if you charge me twice ad much you need to last twice as long at LEAST. UA wears out from normal work in a month it really is not worth it.

For things like running socks and hiking gear I use Duluth their stuff can take a beating.

Posted by: Big V at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (CGfsq)

246 The local Soda Bar and in each others bedrooms
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August



well, maybe I should have specified since people quit wearing zoot suits and using the phrase 23 skidoo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (MTjB1)

247 197 There are a number of sporting goods chains other than Dicks. Cabellas I can think of right off hand. I used to get their catalogs.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 03:11 PM (mpXpK)

Not really the same type of store. Some people lump them together because they think "guns" first, but Cabela's is more "outdoors" (so yeah, they've got to sell guns no matter what), but Dick's aimed more for "Soccer and Gym" sales, so they figured they could get away with not selling guns.

But then they had to go and virtue signal about it.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (UnA8+)

248
Dicks monkeyed it up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (r+sAi)

249 Strap On's never caught on, for some reason.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (KUaJL)

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Mechanics LOVE em..... they pay HUGE bucks for a good wratcheting torque wrench....

Oh.... STRAP on...... Not Snap-On.


Nevermind.... carry on.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (8XRCm)

250 I can have the chicken without breading, but, come on. That's not really great, no matter who is making it.

Posted by: Ace, writing


That's why you wrap it in bacon or prosciut.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (c07y/)

251 Honest to God, there is a popular shopping center in Central Florida that has a Dicks Sporting Goods and a BJs Wholesale Club two doors over. So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks" and "BJs."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

252 The left brought Microsoft to heal using the pretense of monopoly laws.
Prior to that, Microsoft did no political donations.

Now?

Conservatives are funding the left, just laundered through Microsoft.

Google and FB daily engage in far worse restraints of trade than what Microsoft did ...

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (TN1P5)

253 Don't forget Fred Meyer aka as Kroger Corp eliminating the nasty guns and ammo from their stores. We used to shop there occasionally, they can fucking die now too.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (r9UYA)

254 176 Sue the shit out of SPLC. Where's our lawfare department?

KSE, that ship *is* sailing; over 60 orgs listed by SPLC are now suing them after one sued and got $3.5 million for being put on their 'list'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (0ogQG)

255 lol. an adult regularly having milk shakes?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (hoJrG)
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C'mon. I'm a chick.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (JJZzu)

256 Trump has canceled a Federal civilian employ pay raise

There goes my Christmas present from Little Winger.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:01 PM


Average Social Security recipient got something like a ten spot a month increase last year. One hundred twenty dollars a year.

I favor the military over SS peeps, but Trump is at least being consistent.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (LOgQ4)

257 231 There are a lot fo Dicks thru-out NY/NJ...Is Dick's a northeast thing?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (9MKXa)

They're based out of Western PA.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (UnA8+)

258 Because of course private businesses are always under outside pressure to push a specific politics, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, and this has been going on for 40 or 50 years now.

That pressure, of course, comes from the left.


The thing about Dicks and Google and the rest of the douchebag companies is that they aren't really under much pressure from the left. They have brain-dead leftists running them.

That said, I have no problem with companies doing whatever the hell they want with their property. I also have no problem with boycotting companies that do said shit in opposition to my ideas. I also have no problem with shareholder suits against public corporations that waste the companies' money on leftists theatrics to mollify the disturbed personalities running them.

I can't say much about Dicks, specifically. I never thought they had good prices and have only bought one or two things there in my lifetime. I wish I had bought a lot more so I could actively boycott them, now, but I'll just have to settle for still not buying shit from them.

BTW, I hate Under Armour stuff. I can't figure out why anyone pays top dollar for that crap.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (63i9Y)

259 210 Meanwhile, I just tuned in to Fox to see if it was safe (it's still not), and McCain's corpse is boarding AF One.


Once AF-1 gets to altitude, they'll open the door and slide the casket out the back. That way McCain will go into the ground they way he's used to doing it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (Mouru)


Breaking News!


AF1 has just crashed! Early reports say that Zombie John McCain wanted one last chance at piloting a plane.

Posted by: Faux News at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (NgKpN)

260 I finally got to eat a Chick-Fil-A sandwich down in Charleston. (We don't have one here).


I didn't really like it. I thought Bojangles is better.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (mpXpK)

261 Air Force 1 is transporting McCain's box,what?

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (mCMQ5)


Yep. The family requested the full monty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (ptqGC)

262 >>>226 This McCain shit is surreal...
It's as if we are mourning the death of a head of state or the Challenger Crew.
Incredible.

The message: "See what happens when you hate Trump and sabotage your own party for 20 years, True Conservatives? Join us...join us...join us...state funerals and hagiographies and NYT editorials praising you await!"

Posted by: El Kabong at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (datdl)

263 Conservatives and all people of good conscious (BIRM) should continue to boycott Dick's Sporting goods until the go the way of Gimbel's.

Also - Under Armour? Under Armour my @ass - Dicks had neither a semi exclusive, or even vaguely exclusive deal with Under Armour - which is (and has been) sold everywhere, including so called "lower priced" retail stores (* cough WalMart * cough) - nor is Under Armour even close to the only brand of clothes that's they sell there their attempt to blame losing income on such a lame excuse is a big huge warning flag - If I were an investor I wouldl jump the f*ck off that sinking ship!

Posted by: Publius Redux at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (Fb9aZ)

264 Racial discrimination.

Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

265 "but if you do that you're no better than them."
- Every Principled Conservative.

We're doing it in *self-defense*.
If I use a gun to defend myself
against a murderer with a gun
I'M NOT A MURDERER.

---

I see PRINCIPLED CONSERVATIVES say
what radical kooks (me) want to do is wrong.

I don't see them suggesting an alternative course of
action that would plausibly work.

Posted by: ArthurK at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (24wOG)

266 would something with ejection seats be more appropriate? punch out over the academy?

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (MTjB1)

267 I've never been to a Dick's Sporting Goods. In fact, I don't think I ever even seen one. So, my ability to boycott them is limited. I've only ever even heard of the company name in relation to this news event about guns 'n' stuff.
Posted by: zombie at August 30, 2018 03:09 PM (c+2jX)

It's my pet theory that zombie actually lives in a parallel universe just adjacent to our own and we're communicating on this website through quantum tunneling.

It explains things like having never seen a Dick's or a Walmart, and also makes me feel better about the batshit crazy stuff sometimes posted about the various lefty groups, as they'd quite literally not be in the same universe as me.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (KUaJL)

268 well, maybe I should have specified since people quit wearing zoot suits and using the phrase 23 skidoo.
Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (MTjB1)
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I'm glad no one else is around so they couldn't hear me laugh like a lunatic.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:20 PM (JJZzu)

269 over here in district 1, Dick's are part of the mega-floorprint retail that have popped up in the exurbs of what used to be nice farms.

I mean, it's a place. I don't see why they're so uppity except that "oh, we sell stuff but we leverage market share to create synergy" which is funny because most golf nerds go to Golfdom, most lascrosse studs go to the local LAX store, more baseball players probably go to mo's. So, it's basically the guns, maybe (although Bass Pro is better I think because they have all the gun shit you'd ever need) and mom's spandex for her weekly yoga class.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:20 PM (hoJrG)

270 Of all my "boycotts" or whatever, this has been my favorite.

It's a legal product, guys. What were you thinking*?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (oNuis)

271 Honest to God, there is a popular shopping center in Central Florida that has a Dicks Sporting Goods and a BJs Wholesale Club two doors over. So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks" and "BJs."
Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)
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You've really got to send a picture of that to MisHum for his ONTs.

Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (JJZzu)

272 205---I can have the chicken without breading, but, come on. That's not really great, no matter who is making it.

Posted by: Ace, writing in Penthouse's restaurant review section at August 30, 2018 03:12 PM (PA9oZ)
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Actually, I love CFA's unbreaded nuggets.

Another great selection is their grilled (unbreaded) chicken club. I get it and just remove the bun and eat it with knife and fork. Mr DeV. gets 2.
Hey, it has bacon!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (0jtPF)

273

I only did Dick's once,, and I've been saddled with Chelsea ever since...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (7AQC5)

274 Re-reading The Hunt for Red October. In the book the CIA force a sitting Senator to resign because his trusted aide is a commie spy.

Bonus: the Political Officer of the Red October (murdered early on) is named Putin

Posted by: tmitsss at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (3MaAt)

275 >>>LBGTMOUSEBBQ

Love that.

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (CwOPz)

276 For those in Texas, there is a great web site/app database of businesses that only allow criminals to carry firearms (put up no carry signs). It is especially useful if you have a carry license, of course. Texas3006.com.

I use it all the time, and it is rarely wrong. (At which point it is easily corrected.)

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (2lndx)

277 They're based out of Western PA.
Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (UnA8+)

The only thing to every come out of western PA is queers, steers, and Joe Namath.


And it's not Air Force One if The President is not on it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (9MKXa)

278 Honest to God, there is a popular shopping center in Central Florida that has a Dicks Sporting Goods and a BJs Wholesale Club two doors over. So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks" and "BJs."
========

I have the same sign in my bedroom.

Posted by: Shep! at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (vg8iE)

279 you know, funny thing about starbucks is how big an impact they have had
on society. when you go into a starbucks you frequently come across hs
kids studying, parents having coffee, all sorts of people. not sure
where people hung out before starbucks.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:13 PM (MTjB1)



I've been to Starbucks exactly one time in my life. At O'Hare airport waiting to catch a flight. The coffee was awful. Who drinks that stuff? As far as hanging out, we did that at home.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (lwiT4)

280 I'm glad no one else is around so they couldn't hear me laugh like a lunatic.

Posted by: bluebell at August




Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (MTjB1)

281 267 It explains things like having never seen a Dick's or a Walmart, and also makes me feel better about the batshit crazy stuff sometimes posted about the various lefty groups, as they'd quite literally not be in the same universe as me.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (KUaJL)

If they tried to build a Wal-Mart in San Franshitsco, the Black Bloc would burn it down.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (UnA8+)

282 "Bubonically wrong."'Bubonically'? I'm so stealing that!

Posted by: GWB at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (K5AXj)

283 260 I finally got to eat a Chick-Fil-A sandwich down in Charleston. (We don't have one here).


I didn't really like it. I thought Bojangles is better.

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CFA has gone pretty corporate.

their chicken is now garbage chicken from china that's been stuffed with saline.

their dipping sauces are soybean oil and HFCS slurries

their fries are cooked in corporate waste (not peanut oil but like rapeseed remnants) which give the fries a plasticky skin.

the buns are now mealy.

the pickles are .... just take a look at it.

so, it's a guilty pleasure. at best.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (hoJrG)

284
Yep. The family requested the full monty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (ptqGC)

------

*roll-eyes*


Ok.okok..... *sigh* He can FINALLY get a ride on AF1.

Posted by: Teh Donald at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (8XRCm)

285 264 Racial discrimination.

Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

Effing White People and their ... *shuffles deck* .... going to the doctor!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (AURKQ)

286 Further to the point, the US is no democracy and hasn't been in years. Search up Princeton's 2014 study on the lobby versus the voter.
You're gonna love it.
So let's all die on the corporatist hill to show one another our lustrous free market bona fides.

Posted by: Ten at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (Xlssn)

287 269 over here in district 1, Dick's are part of the mega-floorprint retail that have popped up in the exurbs of what used to be nice farms.

I mean, it's a place. I don't see why they're so uppity except that "oh, we sell stuff but we leverage market share to create synergy" which is funny because most golf nerds go to Golfdom, most lascrosse studs go to the local LAX store, more baseball players probably go to mo's. So, it's basically the guns, maybe (although Bass Pro is better I think because they have all the gun shit you'd ever need) and mom's spandex for her weekly yoga class.
-----------------------
Bass Pro Shop's success rests on camo Crocs.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (2LelM)

288 >>>Spectacularly wrong. Incandescently wrong. Bubonically wrong.

such a nice way with words!

Posted by: concrete girl at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (T2RPb)

289 it's like with taco bell, who manages to make everything out of soy, including the bags and taco shells.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (hoJrG)

290 No In n Out burger joints in Houston. Maybe in a year or two I hear.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (FOeaV)

291 * Although I've posted before that I'd imagine they were happy to get rid of the paperwork, cash drawer, training, other regulated material shipments, etc. This just gave them an excuse to do it while virtue signaling.

Yay, more space for $500 Yeti coolers!

Wait, wasn't it hunters and fishermen buying those? Oh crap.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (oNuis)

292 214 197 There are a number of sporting goods chains other than Dicks. Cabellas I can think of right off hand. I used to get their catalogs.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

In the Bay Area, the only sports chain I've ever seen is called Sports Basement.

There's lots of Dick's in the suburban malls, up and down 880 in the East Bay and around SJ and 80 up thru Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacto. Closest to SF is Daly City which is a recent addition I think.


Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (4vZtD)

293 In the Bay Area, the only sports chain I've ever seen is called Sports Basement.

I've no idea why anyone would want their store named after the basement. Basements aren't inviting. That's where you keep your sister's useless kid who got kicked out and old Hanukkah decorations.

Nobody wants to go to the basement. The lighting's bad and the air is stale.

Even if you've fixed up the place, if you want to relax, your preference is for the living room, not the basement.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (9qZ3S)

294

Once a black woman served me a jumbled up mess of white bread lumps all covered in cinnamon sugar and butter.


I had never had it before.



You know what she called it...............

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (ymnmz)

295 and mom's spandex for her weekly yoga class.


---

I'm listening.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (oNuis)

296 San Francisco is where the Event Horizen went when it activated its gravity drive.

Posted by: bear with assymetrical balls at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (FCAbp)

297 Wouldnt be the first time Ive cut up a credit card.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (8XRCm)

That's fine and you're free to do so. But an increasing amount of our business is card/chip.

I don't know what would happen if 60% of our customer's sales could not be processed just because MC or Visa decided to drop us because of something I commented on the HQ.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (If3tB)

298 Breaking gender inclusiveness grammar rules from Teen Vogue!

Instead of "folks", say "folx".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (+y/Ru)

299 264 Racial discrimination.

Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

What about the crisis in Chicago with blacks killing blacks?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (4ErVI)

300 Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Oh, FFS. What the hell is she talking about? So OB-GYN's refuse to see black women? What a loon.

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (oiNtH)

301 I've been to Starbucks exactly one time in my life. At O'Hare airport waiting to catch a flight. The coffee was awful. Who drinks that stuff? As far as hanging out, we did that at home.
Posted by: grammie winger at August




well, in fairness, basing your opinion of anything on something that happened at ohare airport is not fair.

even having sex with kate upton and kimberly guilfoyle at ohare would put most people off of sex forever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (MTjB1)

302 Incandescently wrong.

That phrase has been banned in America. "Fluorescently wrong" is the legal phrase, now.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (63i9Y)

303 Honest to God, there is a popular shopping center in Central Florida that has a Dicks Sporting Goods and a BJs Wholesale Club two doors over. So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks" and "BJs."
Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

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There isnt an empty land parcel nearby perchance is there??

Posted by: HOOTERS at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (8XRCm)

304 294 You know what she called it...............
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (ymnmz)

Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (UnA8+)

305 @KamalaHarris

Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality
rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.
That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.


---

Ah yes, the implicit racial bias of diabetes and high cholesterol.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (oNuis)

306 Yeah, good luck with a boycott of In N Out in CA. Ha.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

I'm sure he's so out of touch with the real world he's never seen the lines of 30+ cars in their drive-throughs.

But the place where I imagine this will start applying pressure is this message promulgating to Democrat controlled city councils and zoning boards who will take extra efforts to stifle the expansion of their franchise.

Posted by: Sjg at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (gDSJf)

307 Whataburger > In-n-out

Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (VckGX)

308 We're still fucking the NRA.

Posted by: Yeti Coolers at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (r9UYA)

309 There's lots of Dick's in the suburban malls, up and down 880 in the East Bay and around SJ and 80 up thru Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacto. Closest to SF is Daly City which is a recent addition I think.

Sports Authority shut down, there's a couple other multiple-outlet operations around as well. The nearest Cabela's I'm aware of is in Reno, there's a couple Bass Pro Shops out east of the Altamont.

Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (4vZtD)

310 This McCain shit is surreal...


It's as if we are mourning the death of a head of state or the Challenger Crew.


Incredible.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 03:15 PM (kT3/m)


I know.

Want to buy a souvenir Maverick McPlanecrash t-shirt? Or a plush Little Miss Lindsey doll? How about a compilation of the Music of the McCain Funeral? Right from the Broadway musical.*

*All proceeds go to paying the fines of CNN student intern Caitlin for kicking Bill Clinton in the yarbles after he perved on her.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (hLRSq)

311 293 In the Bay Area, the only sports chain I've ever seen is called Sports Basement.

I've no idea why anyone would want their store named after the basement. Basements aren't inviting. That's where you keep your sister's useless kid who got kicked out and old Hanukkah decorations.

Nobody wants to go to the basement. The lighting's bad and the air is stale.

Even if you've fixed up the place, if you want to relax, your preference is for the living room, not the basement.
------------------
Sports Basement beat out Sports Crawlspace by four to one margin. And this was San Fran.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (2LelM)

312 Want to know the gas tank story but too lazy to click. TLR

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (Jj+59)

313 holy crap, Zayre? And of course Monkey Ward.
what about Mars? maybe was a Lowell MA thing

Posted by: micky at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (dF9Lb)

314 Kamala is not very bright is she?

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (mCMQ5)

315 224 So far page after page of businesses boycotting Breitbart.

Remind me to go there more often.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (Qg0bc)


Yeah, I searched McD's and that was the only result I got. But, anyone can submit entries to the database.

You gotta start somewhere. You have a better plan?

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (0ogQG)

316 Pretty sure that Dick's owns Golf Galaxy. So that's another chain to boycott.

Posted by: little johnny cockaroo at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (m/Gc2)

317 I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist?

---

actually, these racists watch (er...listen) to white people talk listening for racism dogwhistlin' the same way, in movies, asian store owners watch young black men for shoplifting.

the racism is anti-white more than anything else.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (hoJrG)

318 Maybe lay off the Colt 44 Malt Liquors while preggers.
I dunno. It's a start.

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (tpP8u)

319 Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.

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So is crack cocaine and wedlock parenting.

Posted by: HOOTERS at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (8XRCm)

320 I didn't really like it. I thought Bojangles is better.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2018 03:18 PM (mpXpK)

Heretic!

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (CZRJo)

321 You can't drive 20 minutes without passing [a Dick's], where I live.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:14 PM (UnA8+)

Used to be true near here. They started flailing about half a dozen years back, it seems. The only new one I've seen is actually a Field Stream. But, I haven't set foot in it in a long time now, either, because of the panicky cave-in to 'Camera' Hogg's band of brownshirts.

Posted by: GWB at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (K5AXj)

322 I see PRINCIPLED CONSERVATIVES say
what radical kooks (me) want to do is wrong.

I don't see them suggesting an alternative course of
action that would plausibly work.

Posted by: ArthurK


When I said that eight years ago, I got sneers. Even here.

I hate being ahead of my time, I really do.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (AM1GF)

323 271
Honest to God, there is a popular shopping center in Central Florida
that has a Dicks Sporting Goods and a BJs Wholesale Club two doors over.
So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks"
and "BJs."

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:17 PM (NWiLs)

--------



You've really got to send a picture of that to MisHum for his ONTs.



Posted by: bluebell at August 30, 2018 03:21 PM (JJZzu)


Gonno look real nice next to my new mega store "Front Hole Lingerie"

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (ymnmz)

324 I used to love Dairy Queen, but that was when they used milk products. Not so much now.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2018 03:27 PM (2LelM)

325 Oh, I missed the "maternal" part.

Wait, so does that mean if a black woman has three to four more kids than a white woman that they'll have three to four times the chance to catch some sort of maternal mortality whatever?

Huh. It's weird how that would work out.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:27 PM (oNuis)

326
ooo..... sock

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:27 PM (8XRCm)

327 295 and mom's spandex for her weekly yoga class.


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I'm listening.

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the hot yoga girls get their boyfriends to buy them the good stuff at lululemon. Mom with her fat ass, looking like she's wearing diapers under that fabric might go to dick's to find some on-sale stuff.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:27 PM (hoJrG)

328 @KamalaHarris

Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality
rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.
That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.


"Maternal mortality rate"?

Is she talking about the women dying?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:27 PM (63i9Y)

329 Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

Effing White People and their ... *shuffles deck* .... going to the doctor!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (AURKQ)

*types

*deletes

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (If3tB)

330 I'm not watching Funeralpalooza...but when Biden was speaking, did he ask McCain to stand up and take a bow?

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (oiNtH)

331 264 Racial discrimination.

Kamala Harris
@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

OK, Kamala.

Any Black Women caught eating a product with sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup goes to jail.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (UnA8+)

332 Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality
rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.
That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.

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a lot of racists say that

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (hoJrG)

333 298 Breaking gender inclusiveness grammar rules from Teen Vogue!

Instead of "folks", say "folx".
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:24 PM (+y/Ru)

Crazy Uncle Elon better hurry up with those damn Mars rockets.

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (J+mig)

334 292
214 197 There are a number of sporting goods chains other than Dicks.
Cabellas I can think of right off hand. I used to get their catalogs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party



In the Bay Area, the only sports chain I've ever seen is called Sports Basement.



There's lots of Dick's in the suburban malls, up and down 880 in the
East Bay and around SJ and 80 up thru Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacto.
Closest to SF is Daly City which is a recent addition I think.







Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (4vZtD)

For the New England fellow 'rons, there is Kittery Trading Post near Portsmouth, NH. They have all sorts of clothing, sporting equipment, hunting gear, etc. and their prices aren't bad.

They have an awesome section of their store just for firearms, even the evil black ones. They have a NH presence so they can sell to NH residents as well as Maine. Almost brings a tear to one's eye to think that these weapons will all end up at the bottom of some lake
(wink).They are under assault, however. There are leftie whinies trying to get them to stop selling AR/AK weapons, large capacity mags, etc. In fact, they'll be protesting outside their store Saturday.Do them a solid, and look them up. They do mail order also. kitterytradingpost dot com

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (jxbfJ)

335 We are in an asymmetric war that we have yet learned how to fight. We do not want to silence the left, because we believe in free speech. The left want to silence us. We do not wish to politicize every element of life. The left wants to politicize every component of life. We do not want to impose conservatism on journalism, academica, or Hollywood. The left already has. The left is winning the culture war because it has a strategy that it ruthlessly executes, while conservatives believe they won the war 200 years ago and don't realize they have lost every battle since 1968. The ratchet of the left has dragged the democrats all the way into Socialism and are only one or two elections away from being openly Marxist. Conversely, a conservative can't make a speech on a college campus without a security escort, and you can't admit in polite company that you voted for Trump.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (87nbW)

336 I'm not watching Funeralpalooza...but when Biden was speaking, did he ask McCain to stand up and take a bow?

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (oiNtH)


I turned it on for just a second and the grinning loon had just finished a "joke" or something and the crowd was whooping with laughter.


Can't spell class without ass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (ptqGC)

337 Revamping my entire 25yr old fishing infrastructure. New Simms waders, vest, jacket, new rod(s), reels, wading boots, fly tying materials, etc. The final bill will run a couple thousand.

Dick's is the closest sporting goods store near me.

I won't even go in there or browse their website. Suffice to say I will NOT be making any of my purchases at Dick's even if it is the most convenient and/or affordable option.

Woke = broke.

Posted by: aquaviva at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (o0dph)

338 OK, Kamala.



Any Black Women caught eating a product with sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup goes to jail.

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It's my understanding that thoughts and prayers are not good enough and we need to solve it with harsh, immediate, and all-encompassing legislation before anyone else dies from this sort of preventable tragedy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (oNuis)

339 My loathing of the politicization of All The Things is well yowled but I will be damned if I am treated as a second class citizen.

Today's Leftist freak out is that In 'N Out Burger gave, bless their hearts, $25,000 the California GOP which is, what, $25,000 to every Republican in California.

OH NOES BOYCOTT BOYCOTT OH NOES HOW DARE THEY!

Yeah. Yeah, how many millions have been given to various Lefty groups? But $25k that is beyond the pale!

If we have to play this game, and it appears we must, then I demand we play to win.

There's some interesting discussions to be had about how the GOP writ large has refused to accept that there is an actual cultural war (see re: David French sniffing I don't need Trump to protect me) and the rage it has, justly, inspired in what used to be the base.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (mf5HN)

340 >>@KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.




OK, now explain why blacks have the highest abortion rates, and why PP puts its clinics in black communities...

Posted by: Lizzy at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (W+vEI)

341 330
I'm not watching Funeralpalooza...but when Biden was speaking, did he ask McCain to stand up and take a bow?

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (oiNtH)

Did he go over to Cindy's seat and try to grope her?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (jxbfJ)

342 There needs to be a new chicken place (speaking of Bojangles) CFA has gone pretty corporate.

to rehash:


their chicken is now garbage chicken from china that's been stuffed with saline.

their dipping sauces are soybean oil and HFCS slurries

their fries are cooked in corporate waste (not peanut oil but like rapeseed remnants) which give the fries a plasticky skin.

the buns are now mealy.

the pickles are .... just take a look at it.

Lord knows, there's a new high end burger chain opening up every week (all hail shake shack) but our fried chicken needs are not being met. because racism.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (hoJrG)

343 Come on, pregnant white women! Start dying! Otherwise you look racist!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (lwiT4)

344 Best store name I can recall was a small biz in NoVA, years back - near the Virginia Square metro, I think.


Beauty Barn.


Hard to beat that flair for marketing.


Posted by: rhomboid at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (QDnY+)

345 I'm just counting the days until McCain is buried, any week now he should be pushing up the daisy.

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (T4oHT)

346 @KamalaHarris

Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality
rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.
That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.


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Ah yes, the implicit racial bias of diabetes and high cholesterol.
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Oh, no.

If you work in healthcare, you hear this shit ALL THE DAMN TIME.

"Blacks have an inherent distrust of the medical system because of the Tuskegee Airmen."

I'm serious and it's ridiculous.

And a lot of healthcare organizations/facilities spend a lot of money pandering to the black community.

I've always been of the mind that "the fear" is on them. Not my fault if you're afraid to seek medical attention.

But, of course, white liberals' soft bigotry of low expectations led us here.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (vg8iE)

347 Further to the point, the US is no democracy and
hasn't been in years.


Posted by: Ten at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (Xlssn)


Well, if by "in years" you mean 230 of them, I'd agree.

Posted by: GWB at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (K5AXj)

348 Most of the "Outdoor/Gun" chain stores in my area have dried up, except for one Bass Pro Shop.

But there are still 59,000 "Dick's".

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (UnA8+)

349 For the New England fellow 'rons, there is Kittery Trading Post near Portsmouth, NH. They have all sorts of clothing, sporting equipment, hunting gear, etc. and their prices aren't bad.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (jxbfJ)

We used to go there when I was little. They had a huge stuffed bear. It was scary!

Posted by: hogmartin at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (IqOTP)

350 Any Black Women caught eating a product with sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup goes to jail.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (UnA8+)


Have you seen a picture of our rather large black female candidate for governor, Stacy Abrams?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

351 Revamping my entire 25yr old fishing infrastructure. New Simms waders,
vest, jacket, new rod(s), reels, wading boots, fly tying materials, etc.
The final bill will run a couple thousand.

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Good luck and that will be fun in its own way. I get magazines from Sierra Trading Post every so often that have some great but eclectic fishing deals in them. Might be worth browsing their site.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (oNuis)

352 BRB. Going to Hechingers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (hyuyC)

353 342
There needs to be a new chicken place (speaking of Bojangles) CFA has gone pretty corporate.



to rehash:





their chicken is now garbage chicken from china that's been stuffed with saline.



their dipping sauces are soybean oil and HFCS slurries



their fries are cooked in corporate waste (not peanut oil but like rapeseed remnants) which give the fries a plasticky skin.



the buns are now mealy.



the pickles are .... just take a look at it.



Lord knows, there's a new high end burger chain opening up every
week (all hail shake shack) but our fried chicken needs are not being
met. because racism.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (hoJrG)

And screw Buffalo Wild Wings. Very anti-2A

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (jxbfJ)

354 The left is winning the culture war because it has a strategy that it ruthlessly executes,

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I don't believe this. The left wins some areas, loses in others, had the offensive position in some, is on the defensive in others.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (sX1BW)

355 their chicken is now garbage chicken from china that's been stuffed with saline.

EVERYONE does that now. It pisses me off so much when I cook up a chicken breast and I have half a gallon of saline water in the pan to drain off.

"Plumping" chicken and then selling by the pound needs to get some attention from regulators. I can't just avoid one or two bad actors when they're all doing it.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (9qZ3S)

356 I hate being ahead of my time, I really do.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at August 30, 2018 03:26 PM (AM1GF)


I remember several years back when Ace was going off on corporations and said he was waiting for the defenders of corporate honor to come in.

And I did, pointing out that most are just adverse to pain, that the Left brings pain, so they fold to the Left. The Right therefore needs to bring pain also to keep the balance.

Yeah I got flamed, but it was all to the good.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

357 100% agree with the idea of not shopping at places like Dick's.

The problem is, the assholes on top don't feel it when we do.

The current head asshole at Dick's probably gets paid 7 figures a year and if the store has another couple of quarters of poor results he will get one more chance to "Do Something!" When that fails, Dicks pays him seven or maybe eight figures to go away and not blab about anything he may have learned while on top.
The Horror! THE HORROR!
And after he gets fired, he likely gets hired at some other corporation because, evidently, there is no bigger bonus on a potential CEO's resume than being fired for driving some other corporation in to the ground.

If someone can figure out how to make the CEO feel it for a brain dead decision, PLEASE let me know.

Posted by: JB1000 at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (16OL0)

358 Just had KFC last night. I sure do missed the greens as a side. Never did understand why their mashed potatoes sold. Their gravy is good when used on a fresh pot of rice.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (2LelM)

359 Have you seen a picture of our rather large black female candidate for governor, Stacy Abrams?

She fat.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (9qZ3S)

360 338 It's my understanding that thoughts and prayers are not good enough and we need to solve it with harsh, immediate, and all-encompassing legislation before anyone else dies from this sort of preventable tragedy.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (oNuis)

She wants the government to do something about it?

Fine, take it to its limit.

Make it a crime for them to do anything that leads to Diabetes.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (UnA8+)

361 Can't spell class without ass.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Did he go over to Cindy's seat and try to grope her?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at

LOL and so very true

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (oiNtH)

362 We are in an asymmetric war that we have yet learned how to fight. We do not want to silence the left, because we believe in free speech. The left want to silence us. We do not wish to politicize every element of life. The left wants to politicize every component of life. We do not want to impose conservatism on journalism, academica, or Hollywood. The left already has. The left is winning the culture war because it has a strategy that it ruthlessly executes, while conservatives believe they won the war 200 years ago and don't realize they have lost every battle since 1968.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (87nbW)


It's not just that. The left is winning because the left has a much easier task. The left wants to destroy, and destroying things is much, much easier than creating or maintaining things. Any inept, incompetent idiot can be highly successful at destruction, which we got to see in full view through Barky's illegitimate tenure.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (63i9Y)

363 I used to buy almost all sports and shooting equipment there. Everything. Haven't been back since the day they announced their decision.

Posted by: wte9 at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (xYr9U)

364 Ace is acing it.

See Today's headline about the Left boycotting In-n-Out Burger over a 25,000 contribution to the GOP.

Sometime in the last 10 years, the Progressives have perfected their community organizing to the effect of accomplishing within the private sector what cannot be accomplished in the public sector. Free speech? Freedom to Associate? Hell, those went out the window years ago. Now, it's freedom to make a living that's under relentless attack.

Thank God our elected GOP officials are all over this! Especially...um....er.... oh, darn. But at least we have Ace.

[We interrupt this post to announce that this blog has been delisted from the world wide web and everyone who posts on it will soon have their employers contacted by Snopes, Vox and the Southern Poverty Law Center with demands for employment termination and "requests" for financial contributions to David Brock's Media Matters. That is all.]

Posted by: RichardWindsor at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (db5dt)

365 GA candidate for gov., Stacy Abrams:

https://tinyurl.com/ycwmdyrx

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (ptqGC)

366 And now, a word from Michael Avenatti:

Michael Avenatti
@MichaelAvenatti
Atty Caroline Court's constant attacks on my client Stormy Daniels, our case and our efforts are disgusting. It is a disgrace for her to call Stormy a "prostitute" and us other disparaging names in furtherance of her "Federalist" agenda. She is an embarrassment to the profession.

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I guess be means that he's as big a whore as she is.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (+y/Ru)

367 "Blacks have an inherent distrust of the medical system because of the Tuskegee Airmen."


Those weren't the airmen, but I know what you meant.

What is so infuriating is that in those tests way back then, and in tests that are any good *now*, is that there was/is a Control Group to make sure the Placebo Effect was/is not what was/is happening.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 30, 2018 03:33 PM (ujg0T)

368 Best store name I can recall was a small biz in NoVA, years back - near the Virginia Square metro, I think.


Beauty Barn.


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Pretty sure they are a chain now.


On the flip side..... I was driving in Phoenix on business one fall day and saw a construction site with the following sign.... "Coming Soon!! Fah Que Chinese Restaurant".

Something failed in translation Im assuming.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

369 It's not just that. The left is winning because the left has a much easier task. The left wants to destroy, and destroying things is much, much easier than creating or maintaining things.

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An interesting point. Will need to ponder.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (sX1BW)

370 8 Ultimately this strategy cannot hold. Whatever leftist concepts there are, and no matter how effective their street theater is, commerce operates by its own rules, and one of the rules is DON'T PISS OFF YOUR CUSTOMERS!

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This. One of the Golden Rules of Customer Service is: It can take months to gain a new customer ... and seconds to lose one.

Posted by: ShainS at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (n63ms)

371 Kamala Harris

@KamalaHarris

Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality
rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women.
That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.


So this week I will file legislation to kill more white women.

Posted by: Sen. Kamala Harris at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (jDF8P)

372 335---Posted by: IanDeal at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (87nbW)
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Well said.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (0jtPF)

373 349
For the New England fellow 'rons, there is Kittery Trading Post near
Portsmouth, NH. They have all sorts of clothing, sporting equipment,
hunting gear, etc. and their prices aren't bad.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:28 PM (jxbfJ)



We used to go there when I was little. They had a huge stuffed bear. It was scary!

Posted by: hogmartin at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (IqOTP)

Still there. And if any 'rons ever decide to head over there, let me know. I'll meet you there. Wifey doesn't like taking me there as I get "lost" there.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (jxbfJ)

374 If someone can figure out how to make the CEO feel it for a brain dead decision, PLEASE let me know.

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it is ironic that when civil war 2.0 goes hot the CEO's will be first against the wall as the saying went in the 70's...but not by the socialists but the wingnuts.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (hoJrG)

375
Those weren't the airmen, but I know what you meant.
======

Thanks. Realized that after I hit "post." I'm just used to hearing those two words together.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (vg8iE)

376 A prostitute is someone who fucks for money no?So Stormy is or at least has been,a prostitute.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (mCMQ5)

377 Well, if by "in years" you mean 230 of them, I'd agree.


Posted by: GWB at August 30, 2018 03:31 PM (K5AXj)
------99% of the ostensible right hasn't even figured out Wilson and 1913...

Posted by: Ten at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (Xlssn)

378 Corporations - particularly global - are not your friend. Capitalism is not the enemy, but corporatism is.

Posted by: kallisto at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (rpZ5G)

379 See Today's headline about the Left boycotting In-n-Out Burger over a 25,000 contribution to the GOP.

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Hypothesis: when left boycotts an establishment, sales rise; when right boycotts sales fall.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (sX1BW)

380 "If we have to play this game, and it appears we must, then I demand we play to win."

And you shall bear our banner of the golden Scalp Weasel rampant high!

Well, knee-high, like our own miniature Joan of Arc.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (hLRSq)

Posted by: tu3031 at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (jDF8P)

382
If someone can figure out how to make the CEO feel it for a brain dead decision, PLEASE let me know.
Posted by: JB1000 at August 30, 2018 03:32 PM (16OL0)


We need to go after voting stock in corporations.


Then, stockholder lawsuits.

Posted by: Don Q at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (NgKpN)

383 We never hear about Target anymore. They were way down after all the changing room dial-a-gender crap.

I know we haven't been back in years.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (yL25O)

384 Whataburger > In-n-out

They are very different. And a prime example of the healing power of "and". I love them both. Love the jalapeno bacon cheese whattaburger, and the protein-style In-n-Out burger.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (2lndx)

385 The region has produced a multitude of NFL quarterbacks, giving Western Pennsylvania the nickname "Cradle of Quarterbacks."[5][6] Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Johnny Unitas, Charlie Batch, Marc Bulger, George Blanda, Johnny Lujack, Jeff Hostetler, Gus Frerotte, Willie Thrower, Warren Heller, Tyler Palko, Terrelle Pryor, Alex Van Pelt, Sandy Stephens, Terry Hanratty, Mike McMahon, Major Harris, Matt Cavanaugh, Chuck Fusina, Rod Rutherford, Ted Marchibroda, Babe Parilli, John Hufnagel, Tom Sherman, Richie Lucas, Boyd Brumbaugh, Scott Zolak, Anthony Morelli, Ed Matesic, Tom Clements, Coley McDonough, Charley Seabright and former Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski all hail from within a 50-mile radius of the city.


See my thumb?

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (Jj+59)

386 It's hard for lots of people to fathom, but some of the best fried chicken you'll ever taste will come from behind glass counters in podunk gas stations in the South.

There was a write up on some of the more well known ones in NC in the Our State magazine recently. If you're ever down this way do an internet search for whatever area you're near. You'll be surprised at how good even the bad ones can be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (oNuis)

387 We're still fucking the NRA.


*cough*

Posted by: DELTA AIRLINES at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (FRlvP)

388 If boycotts, either of the hard or soft variety (a "soft" boycott merely being an aversion to a particular corporation and a favoring of any reasonable competitor) are legal and part of one's own free speech arsenal -- and they are -- then why should the right refrain from them, when the left is using them to demolish the right?

We're not even talking about pressuring corporations to do our bidding here. We're talking about counter-pressure to offset pressure already being applied by the left, not to make corporations our own billion dollar publicly-traded antifa, but simply to warn them away from becoming that for the left.

But of course the Corporate Cons, who are by and large funded directly or indirectly by corporations and who are therefore paid to instruct conservatives to never challenge or criticize the corporations paying the Corporate Cons' rent, will always scream bloody murder about this, because, well, they're being paid to do so.


In all honesty, I haven't seen this. Maybe places and writers I used to read, but no longer do, have changed. But I don't recall boycotts being denounced. All legal measures, yes, and usually on pure libertarian grounds.

So I do have to ask, who has actually attacked people for, e.g., switching to Duck Duck Go, and when?

Posted by: George LeS at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (59GGI)

389 Barak Tweet a picture of him contemplating how great he is at McCain's funeral yet?

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (T4oHT)

390 If you adjusted for lifestyle and mating choices I'm pretty confident that the black infant mortality rate wouldn't be much different than any other racial cohort.

The problem is that those adjustments are Kamala's definition of 'implicit racial bias'.

Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (4vZtD)

391 Cheaper fishing stuff at Cabela's:

Buy discounted gift cards from ebay. Usually $82 or $85 for a $100 card.

Use the gift card and your DD214 for an additional 10% off.

Don't buy crazy shit like Underarmour.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (HiLJ1)

392 It's not just that. The left is winning because the left has a much easier task. The left wants to destroy, and destroying things is much, much easier than creating or maintaining things. Any inept, incompetent idiot can be highly successful at destruction, which we got to see in full view through Barky's illegitimate tenure.
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also, they win because you can't disagree with corporate bosses saying "but of course we're a nation of immigrants" and go to diversity training. so any anti-immigration stuff is verboten.

trump, as I've said is NSFW.

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (hoJrG)

393 There is an education professor at University of Illinois who thinks math is inherently racist. She designs Common Core curriculum and tests. Why do universities employ such people?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, The DOJ hates us at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (LISuA)

394 See Today's headline about the Left boycotting In-n-Out Burger over a 25,000 contribution to the GOP.


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Probably the best money they'll ever spend.

See also: Chick-Fil-A

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (oNuis)

395 On the flip side..... I was driving in Phoenix on business one fall day and saw a construction site with the following sign.... "Coming Soon!! Fah Que Chinese Restaurant".

Something failed in translation Im assuming.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (8XRCm)



Or one of you scamps is opening it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

396 368
Best store name I can recall was a small biz in NoVA, years back - near the Virginia Square metro, I think.





Beauty Barn.





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Pretty sure they are a chain now.





On the flip side..... I was driving in Phoenix on business one fall
day and saw a construction site with the following sign.... "Coming
Soon!! Fah Que Chinese Restaurant".



Something failed in translation Im assuming.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (8XRCm)


Coming soon, The Dress Tent for Curvy Women

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (ymnmz)

397 346 @KamalaHarris Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.

How does she feel about the voluntary death rate for Black fetuses?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (uDcBt)

398 371 Kamala Harris

@KamalaHarris

Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.



White women not doing enough Crack, damn it!

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (ujg0T)

399 "Blacks have an inherent distrust of the medical system because of the Tuskegee Airmen."
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Unmitigated BS.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (0jtPF)

400 Buy discounted gift cards from ebay. Usually $82 or $85 for a $100 card.



Use the gift card and your DD214 for an additional 10% off

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That's great advice. I do that with Lowes, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (oNuis)

401 383
We never hear about Target anymore. They were way down after all the changing room dial-a-gender crap.



I know we haven't been back in years.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (yL25O)

Same here. They are dead to me.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (jxbfJ)

402 if white people would just build whole foods in the ghetto, they'd all be eating kale and quinoa
so it's not their fault, see, it's white people, like always

Posted by: brak at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (VckGX)

403
The thing I don't understand is these corporations have an incredibly easy way out. Remember the 'do you wish to give ONE DOLLAR to fund political campaigns' on the IRS return? It didn't imply one or the other. Middle of the road stuff.

When ComCast takes ten bucks a month from subscribers to give to people too poor to pay full price for internet do they even bother to ask the subscribers? Short answer... No.

I kinda hate the hell out of people who steal from me, then virtual signal with *my* stolen money.

Got a sister in law that did that to me and my wife. DIAF is too good for her.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (LOgQ4)

404 Saw a Wahlburger at the Suntrust stadium in ATL a couple of weeks ago.

There's one coming here soon. Have no idea if they're any good or not, but there are plenty of local restaurants making damned good burgers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2018 03:38 PM (ptqGC)

405 309 There's lots of Dick's in the suburban malls, up and down 880 in the East Bay and around SJ and 80 up thru Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacto. Closest to SF is Daly City which is a recent addition I think.

Sports Authority shut down, there's a couple other multiple-outlet operations around as well. The nearest Cabela's I'm aware of is in Reno, there's a couple Bass Pro Shops out east of the Altamont.
Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (4vZtD)

Bass Pro Shop off I-80 in Rocklin, near Sierra College

Posted by: the Butcher at August 30, 2018 03:38 PM (DIosY)

406 Michael Avenatti
@MichaelAvenatti
Atty Caroline Court's constant attacks on my client Stormy Daniels, our case and our efforts are disgusting. It is a disgrace for her to call Stormy a "prostitute" and us other disparaging names in furtherance of her "Federalist" agenda. She is an embarrassment to the profession.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,

No she is not a prostitute. Prostitutes ply their trade in private, while 'Mother of the Year' Daniels does it on screen for the whole world to see.

Posted by: Cheri at August 30, 2018 03:38 PM (oiNtH)

407
See Today's headline about the Left boycotting In-n-Out Burger over a 25,000 contribution to the GOP.


In-N-Out has a loyal customer base and it is the best chain burger joint in Ca. I doubt people will pay any attention tothe call for a boycott

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at August 30, 2018 03:38 PM (TAmPV)

408
There is an education professor at University of Illinois who thinks
math is inherently racist. She designs Common Core curriculum and tests.
Why do universities employ such people?


Posted by: Huck Follywood, The DOJ hates us at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (LISuA)



I took high school math at the experimental school at U of I. To this day geometry eludes me. I was robbed.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 30, 2018 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

409 370 8 Ultimately this strategy cannot hold. Whatever leftist concepts there are, and no matter how effective their street theater is, commerce operates by its own rules, and one of the rules is DON'T PISS OFF YOUR CUSTOMERS!

____

This. One of the Golden Rules of Customer Service is: It can take months to gain a new customer ... and seconds to lose one.
Posted by: ShainS at August 30, 2018 03:34 PM (n63ms)

...

that rule is more like newton's laws than quantum physics. The rule holds over certain ranges but not everywhere.

I'm pretty sure comcast can piss off its customers and keep going on, more or less, as a company, because useful alternatives don't really exist.

There's a whole lot of that in today's economy. Dick's may have just been wrong in thinking they were big enough to piss people off and they'd still have to shop there.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 30, 2018 03:39 PM (yL25O)

410 Whataburger > In-n-out

They are very different. And a prime example of the healing power of "and". I love them both. Love the jalapeno bacon cheese whattaburger, and the protein-style In-n-Out burger.


In-N-Out does a very simple burger, it's very good for what it is, and junking it up doesn't improve the product.

There's other higher-end outfits that do loadsastuff better. I'm fond of Five Guys because when you say 'everything' you get just the right mess of onions and mushrooms. My wife likes Habit.

Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:39 PM (4vZtD)

411 Some ass at HuffPo has been busy all day smearing Salena Zito. This babe, Ashley somebody or other, thinks the way to defeat Trump is to stop any journalist from saying any and all remotely positive things about him.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, The DOJ hates us at August 30, 2018 03:39 PM (LISuA)

412 Sports Authority shut down,

Posted by: JEM at August 30, 2018 03:25 PM (4vZtD)


Their liquidation sale was AWESOME! I got a ton of stuff for next to nothing. They were selling everything but the walls.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:40 PM (63i9Y)

413 In-N-Out has a loyal customer base and it is the best chain burger joint in Ca. I doubt people will pay any attention tothe call for a boycott

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The lack of leftists at any establishment will only increase the likelihood that I may go. Again, my hypothesis that this will only lead to more sales.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2018 03:40 PM (sX1BW)

414 Heh, London Mayor is getting is own "Baby blimp" which will fly over London this weekend. Cost $77k and was crowd funding.

Posted by: WisRich at August 30, 2018 03:40 PM (G0vdT)

415 Or one of you scamps is opening it.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

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Possibly.... but the spelling would be better.... no??

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:40 PM (8XRCm)

416 Or one of you scamps is opening it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (mf5HN)

There's more than a few Pho King Restaurants out there.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at August 30, 2018 03:40 PM (J+mig)

417 I took high school math at the experimental school at U of I. To this day geometry eludes me. I was robbed.

It was their fault!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, The DOJ hates us at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (LISuA)

418 If only In-n-Out would savor the flavor of bacon, hmmm. Still, a good sturdy burger and full on onion slices, so there's that.
Whataburger ftw and when price is an issue mumble, mumble, mumble.

Posted by: micky at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (M2T30)

419 416. Got a famous one in Austin.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (fA1SL)

420 When ComCast takes ten bucks a month from subscribers to give to people too poor to pay full price for internet do they even bother to ask the subscribers? Short answer... No.

I kinda hate the hell out of people who steal from me, then virtual signal with *my* stolen money.

Got a sister in law that did that to me and my wife. DIAF is too good for her.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (LOgQ4)


that 10 dollars is mandated by law... its not up to Comcast.


Its a tax, just not called that.

Posted by: Don Q at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (NgKpN)

421 399 "Blacks have an inherent distrust of the medical system because of the Tuskegee Airmen."
---------------------------
Unmitigated BS.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 30, 2018 03:37 PM (0jtPF)

Um, what? It was the Tuskegee Experiment, and most people a) have never heard of it, and b) if they have, have no idea what it actually was.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (NWiLs)

422 I agree with everything Ace wrote.

Though I'd still like to see some angry conservative mobs tossed in. Just for flavor. Just for funsies. Just to see if we CAN.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 30, 2018 03:41 PM (bcbK8)

423 a new movie about Dick's?
I will pass...

Posted by: Paladin at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (2YTxj)

424 Dude - what you just described is how the left took over Hollywood, the media, and universities. It is how they work.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (ABH6n)

425 Greg Jarret just got a sick burn on Snoozy McSnoozerton.



Jeff Sessions wouldn't know justice even if you threw the scales at him!!!!



BURNNNNN!!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (kT3/m)

426 The last movie I paid to see was Interstellar. The one before that was The Passion of the Christ.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (yQpMk)

427 Coming soon, The Dress Tent for Curvy Women
====

There is a chain called Dress Barn or used to be.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (vg8iE)

428 In-N-Out has a loyal customer base and it is the best chain burger joint in Ca. I doubt people will pay any attention tothe call for a boycott

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Heh. I started reading "People's Republic" by Kurt Schlichter, and just 5 minutes ago read a chapter in which the hero claims that getting rid of In-N-Out Burger was the single greatest crime perpetrated by the Left in "The Split" from the USA.

Posted by: josephistan at August 30, 2018 03:43 PM (7HtZB)

429 The last movie I paid to see was Interstellar.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (yQpMk)


You got ripped off.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:43 PM (63i9Y)

430
Though I'd still like to see some angry conservative mobs tossed in. Just for flavor.

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Not happening. We cant ALL get off of work.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:43 PM (8XRCm)

431 I am sure it was Maple Donuts who Chris Stigall 1210am said the came out as pro Trump and the boycotts were getting started.

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:44 PM (T4oHT)

432 The last movie I paid to see was Interstellar. The one before that was The Passion of the Christ.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (yQpMk)

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Took Mrs Fixer to see "Marley & Me".

She bawled the whole time.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:44 PM (8XRCm)

433 We waz told they'd be no math.

Posted by: Reverand Al at August 30, 2018 03:44 PM (vtcmf)

434 Ron Perlman lists some "true conservatives":

Ron Perlman
@perlmutations
Richard Painter, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol, Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt, David Frum, Joe Scarborough.

To name a few....

-
The only proper response is, "Hell, boy!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:45 PM (+y/Ru)

435 Stupid question but have the David French's of the world the world ever directly confronted and addressed your argument here, Ace? I think it deserves a thoughtful response because there's a lot of political truth in it.

Posted by: Fred at August 30, 2018 03:45 PM (eRsMQ)

436 @KamalaHarris
Implicit racial bias is one critical reason the maternal mortality rate for Black women is three to four times higher than white women. That's unacceptable and we must act to address this health crisis.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 30, 2018 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)
Effing White People and their ... *shuffles deck* .... going to the doctor! Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 30, 2018 03:22 PM (AURKQ)


Maybe she watched Dr Oz yesterday? My mom made me watch it when I visited, for the segment on alzheimers. And there was a segment on a black woman, Kyira Johnson, who died hours after giving birth after her son. I'm not litigious by nature, but I do think they have some legit claims to sue. But blaming a lot of those cases on race? That the doctors don't take the health of their black patients as seriously as their white ones? Silliness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Ez5ZyG4z8

Posted by: LizLem at August 30, 2018 03:45 PM (hvf9s)

437 It's hard for lots of people to fathom, but some of the best fried chicken you'll ever taste will come from behind glass counters in podunk gas stations in the South.

There was a write up on some of the more well known ones in NC in the Our State magazine recently. If you're ever down this way do an internet search for whatever area you're near. You'll be surprised at how good even the bad ones can be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:35 PM (oNuis)

Heh. My son moved to Charlotte several years ago. On a recent visit, I suggested we go to the famous Price's Chicken Coop. He said, "Daddy, there's 5 places at home that have better fried chicken than them."

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:45 PM (If3tB)

438 Probably the best money they'll ever spend.

See also: Chick-Fil-A
Posted by: Moron Robbie - I say monkey, you think black person, and I'm the racist? at August 30, 2018 03:36 PM (oNuis)


I've mentioned before that during the CFA buycott, the one I usually go to for lunch was out of everything, I mean everything, by 3:00 p.m. They didn't get fully restocked for three days.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (mf5HN)

439 431 I am sure it was Maple Donuts who Chris Stigall 1210am said the came out as pro Trump and the boycotts were getting started.
Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:44 PM (T4oHT)

There was a cop lip-sync video that went out recently where a Maple Donuts truck went by and of course a bunch of blacks screeched "SEE! ALL COPS ARE RACISTS!" over it.

I'm not getting involved in the Law Enforcement debates here, but at least now I know what the hell the "racist donuts" thing they kept talking about on the local news was.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (UnA8+)

440 In-N-Out does a very simple burger, it's very good for what it is, and junking it up doesn't improve the product.

I brought my parents there the last time they came to visit (no In-N-Out in Michigan) and they were very surprised to be in a burger place that only sold burgers. Also took them to Whattaburger, which they also enjoyed.

Technically, I also like Five Guys. But I don't think I have ever been to one since moving to Texas. Went to them a lot in California, because (a) no Whattaburger, and (b) there was one in walking distance. Usually ended up stuffing myself on peanuts before the burgers arrived.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (2lndx)

441 The region has produced a multitude of NFL quarterbacks, giving Western
Pennsylvania the nickname "Cradle of Quarterbacks."[5][6] Dan Marino,
Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Johnny Unitas, Charlie Batch, Marc
Bulger, George Blanda, Johnny Lujack, Jeff Hostetler, Gus Frerotte,
Willie Thrower, Warren Heller, Tyler Palko, Terrelle Pryor, Alex Van
Pelt, Sandy Stephens, Terry Hanratty, Mike McMahon, Major Harris, Matt
Cavanaugh, Chuck Fusina, Rod Rutherford, Ted Marchibroda, Babe Parilli,
John Hufnagel, Tom Sherman, Richie Lucas, Boyd Brumbaugh, Scott Zolak,
Anthony Morelli, Ed Matesic, Tom Clements, Coley McDonough, Charley
Seabright and former Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski all hail from
within a 50-mile radius of the city.


You'll recognize none of those guys played for the Browns. That's because we only draw quarterbacks from the other list of 40 names, the "graveyard of quarterbacks" list.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, The DOJ hates us at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (LISuA)

442 The point of the Progressive In-n-Out Burger boycott effort -- over a $25,000 contribution -- is to get the headline and scare the hell out of any corporation that even thinks of getting publicly involved in anything that offends Progressives. That's the point. Mission accomplished. They don't need the boycott to be successful. They just need the headline.

Nice business you got there....would be a real shame if you elected to give money to or say anything in support of anything or anyone we don't like.

You'll be left alone if you stay silent. You'll be lionized as the second coming of Mao if you give money to Progressives or get on board with our deplatforming efforts. But if you speak Wrong Think outloud, you too can join the NRA, Chick Filet, In-n-Out Burger

Posted by: RichardWindsor at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (db5dt)

443
Trippin' on their own Dicks, they be.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (pNxlR)

444 It is a disgrace for her to call Stormy a "prostitute"

She takes money in exchange for sex. We're supposed to church it up because there's a camera?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (9qZ3S)

445 I'm suing sickle cell anemia for targeting black people. No disease should get away with this blatant racism.

Posted by: Laquanda Washington, Esq at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (FOeaV)

446 425
Greg Jarret just got a sick burn on Snoozy McSnoozerton.







Jeff Sessions wouldn't know justice even if you threw the scales at him!!!!


Ol'Bump Stock Jeff and his corrupt agencies can go fuck themselves.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (r9UYA)

447 What was it Obama said to the banks? "I'm the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks"?

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (xjiRE)

448 Ron Perlman lists some "true conservatives":

Ron Perlman
@perlmutations
Richard Painter, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol, Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt, David Frum, Joe Scarborough.


Must have taken a few tire irons to the frontal lobes in his youth.

Posted by: Sahib Mikey's Safari Adventure & Clubbing Extravaganza is now stocked and open! at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (hLRSq)

449 Robert Conquest's second Law of Politics: "Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing" applies here.

Lefty parasites take over when their is no specific opposition, ie, Kellogs. It's cost-free for them--they are virtue-signaling with other people's money. Gotta stop funding them as Ace says.

btw, if everybody else is up 5 or 6%, then Dick's is really down not by 4%, but by 10%.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (Ndje9)

450 >>>So the nice big sign near the parking lot very prominently says "Dicks" and "BJs."

dick's bakery, peter's bakery...two brothers on opposite sides of the town i was born. they reaally cornered the market.

Posted by: concrete girl at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (T2RPb)

451 Wow, Greg Jarrett is destroying Jeff Sessions.


Jeff Session is AG in name only.


Jeff Sessions is in his executive office suite playing with legos.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (kT3/m)

452 Jeff Session is AG in name only.
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he apparently also recused self from clinton stuff. WHY?

Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (hoJrG)

453 451 Jeff Sessions is in his executive office suite playing with legos.
Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (kT3/m)

He was awake long enough to acquire legos?

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (UnA8+)

454 Have conservatives done the same with Hollywood product? From the anecdotal evidence I'm seeing the answer is, 'yes ... but not in large numbers.' Curious to see how this trend moves in the weeks to come.

Posted by: Christian Toto at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (GppXG)

455
UnderArmour.


Seriously..... who can afford that stuff???

79.99 ....... for.......... SWEATPANTS?? W.T.Actual.F??

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:03 PM (8XRCm)








I've got about 5 UA shirts in the closet.

You get them free when you order more than $300 of packaging materials from Uline.

Otherwise, I wouldn't buy them at all. They're okay, but they ain't all that.

Posted by: Zombie Mervyn's at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (veoSD)

456 nood

Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (9qZ3S)

457
Ack. Off me, open-open-open sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (veoSD)

458 "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

-- Upton Sinclair

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (ctuyM)

459 452 he apparently also recused self from clinton stuff. WHY?
Posted by: Krystal Slider Enthusiast at August 30, 2018 03:50 PM (hoJrG)


Because she was one of the candidates and he said "Anything having to do with the election".

He gave himself a wide berth to snooze 'n recuse away from her.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (UnA8+)

460 The last movie I paid to see was Interstellar.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 30, 2018 03:42 PM (yQpMk)

You got ripped off.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:43 PM (63i9Y)

No regrets here.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (FOeaV)

461
Greg Jarrett started off kinda lukewarm on the whole Trumptrain.

Guy's the lead engineer now.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (8XRCm)

462 We're supposed to church it up because there's a camera?
Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (9qZ3S)

Nah. Stormy is above that. The church would include little boys.

Posted by: golfman at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (If3tB)

463 What was it Obama said to the banks? "I'm the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks"?

Posted by: rickl at August 30, 2018 03:48 PM (xjiRE)


A classic. I forgot all about that gem.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (63i9Y)

464 i have no problem NOT giving my money to people, companies and organizations who hate me...

and i have ZERO fucks to give for idiots who tell me that's the wrong thing to do.

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 30, 2018 03:51 PM (uPF0t)

465 Jeff Sessions has been on vacation for close to 500 days know

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:53 PM (T4oHT)

466 UA dumped their female hunting spokesman because her husband took a bear with a spear. So not only did Dick's eff itself with their moral preening / virtual signalling, so did UA. Check out nearly any big game hunting forum and the feeling is monolithic about UA, Don't Buy It! Almost certainly UA went into more stores in an attempt to get sales volume back up. HA HA HA, this is what democracy looks like!

https://read.bi/2opjC38

Posted by: roy_batty at August 30, 2018 03:53 PM (0asyF)

467 Which one of you Swinging Dicks still has a working VHS?

Posted by: Fritz at August 30, 2018 03:53 PM (2Mnv1)

468 Took Mrs Fixer to see "Marley & Me".

She bawled the whole time.
Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2018 03:44 PM (8XRCm)
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Yeah about that. They promoted that movie as a comedy. It was a total downer! The Mrs. and I felt ripped off.

Posted by: WisRich at August 30, 2018 03:54 PM (G0vdT)

469 444 It is a disgrace for her to call Stormy a "prostitute"

She takes money in exchange for sex. We're supposed to church it up because there's a camera?
Posted by: bonhomme at August 30, 2018 03:46 PM (9qZ3S)

It's a disgrace to prostitutes.

Posted by: josephistan at August 30, 2018 03:55 PM (7HtZB)

470 Cancelled Citi cards a few months ago, including the Costco loyalty card, and explain at every reasonable moment why. Not giving business to a company that goes after enumerated Constitutional rights.

Posted by: QuantumOfBollocks at August 30, 2018 03:55 PM (uxEa2)

471 Cabelas and Bass pro are the same company now. The same awesome company. Overpriced, but I still drop in to pick up the occasional Weapon/ammo purchase. (don't forget your local gunshop). Cabelas is handy to put my hands on a product before going online to buy it.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 30, 2018 03:56 PM (0OmEj)

472 Greg Jarrett was being interviewed on radio for his book ( Prager maybe, not sure) and said he was surprised by where the information research for it lead him and was a wake-up

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2018 03:56 PM (T4oHT)

473 Would love to see stats on the number of airtime minutes covering Stormy Daniels vs the Lois Lerner and Holly Paz IRS scandal.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at August 30, 2018 03:56 PM (db5dt)

474 "Blacks have an inherent distrust of the medical system because of the Tuskegee Airmen."
________________

Do you mean the Tuskegee Syphilis Study? That was more a failure of big government (specifically, the U.S. Public Health Service) than of the medical system.

And we know blacks don't mistrust big government, as they're always demanding more of it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 30, 2018 03:58 PM (fqUgw)

475 I have several VHS. And tapes.
You need one? Or two?

Posted by: navybrat, has no evidence that my bathroom scale is accurate at August 30, 2018 03:59 PM (tpP8u)

476 We are in an asymmetric war that we have yet learned how to fight.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (87nbW)


There's some interesting discussions to be had about how the GOP writ large has refused to accept that there is an actual cultural war (see re: David French sniffing I don't need Trump to protect me) and the rage it has, justly, inspired in what used to be the base.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (mf5HN)



Pretty interesting, isn't it ?

Especially when you consider which side is claimed to have the most military experience.

Such experience should, at the least, give a nod of the head to planning, tactics, strategy, logistics, etc.

Posted by: dDan at August 30, 2018 04:01 PM (hwYmz)

477 476 We are in an asymmetric war that we have yet learned how to fight.

Posted by: IanDeal at August 30, 2018 03:29 PM (87nbW)


There's some interesting discussions to be had about how the GOP writ large has refused to accept that there is an actual cultural war (see re: David French sniffing I don't need Trump to protect me) and the rage it has, justly, inspired in what used to be the base.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at August 30, 2018 03:30 PM (mf5HN)



Pretty interesting, isn't it ?

Especially when you consider which side is claimed to have the most military experience.

Such experience should, at the least, give a nod of the head to planning, tactics, strategy, logistics, etc.
Posted by: dDan at August 30, 2018 04:01 PM (hwYmz)

The people with those skills are not the 'party leaders'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 30, 2018 04:06 PM (bcbK8)

478 Dick the Pricks Sporting Goods quits selling guns to appease the liberals and snowflakes and little creeps like David Hogg and his March for Our Lives idiots and Dick the Prick is suffering Backlash Which proves you don't take advice from some teenage little pricks

Posted by: Tamaa the bird 1000 Voices at August 30, 2018 04:09 PM (wGqjj)

479 They're burying a dick, Dick. You should hop on in.

Posted by: torabora at August 30, 2018 04:12 PM (Y274z)

480 The people with those skills are not the 'party leaders'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 30, 2018 04:06 PM (bcbK


This is true, and I appreciate your response.

Posted by: dDan at August 30, 2018 04:14 PM (hwYmz)

481 Dick's owns Golf Galaxy now, which they have ruined in my opinion, and Field & Stream, which they are on their way to ruining.

Posted by: CoolHandLuke at August 30, 2018 04:19 PM (U2+zT)

482 Another example of leftward pressure: https://tinyurl.com/y7yyp4x5

Posted by: aelfheld at August 30, 2018 04:28 PM (IxDhF)

483 @7 "I used to buy most of my ammo at Dicks since it's location was convienent...no more suckers. And that also means no also to the extra shit I used to buy in there just because I was in there"

#Metoo,Dickheads

Posted by: xnycpeasant at August 30, 2018 04:33 PM (j4US8)

484 This is a damned good opinion piece. This is why I read you Ace. Really Really Good.

Posted by: scottst at August 30, 2018 04:33 PM (v+8+I)

485 >>>294 Once a black woman served me a jumbled up mess of white bread lumps all covered in cinnamon sugar and butter.

I had never had it before.

You know what she called it...............
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 30, 2018 03:23 PM (ymnmz)

monkey bread
I've had that.

Posted by: m at August 30, 2018 04:34 PM (CwOPz)

486 Wow. Excellent post, Ace.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 30, 2018 04:53 PM (Ri0Ku)

487 Post was spot-on, framed current state perfectly

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at August 30, 2018 05:10 PM (iMxDC)

488 the pawn shops around here sell ammo.

Posted by: free tibet at August 30, 2018 05:15 PM (U4PcL)

489 I was thinking about purchasing something to lose in a canoing accident and visited Dick's web site a few days ago. Then I remembered, "Hey, wait a sec! This is Dick's." So I left and shopped elsewhere.

I love free markets.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 30, 2018 05:22 PM (6eEQ+)

490 Dick's financial situation is even worse than the WSJ lets on. Their touted overall 1% increase in 2018Q2 net profits is due to a much lower provision for taxes and a lower cost of goods sold (stiffing vendors). Their pretax net income was actually off 5.7%. Typical accounting deceit. Go to the bottom of their press release to investors and look at their CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME - UNAUDITED.

The key metric to executives in multiline retailers is the profitability of the individual product lines they sell. Firearms are substantially protected from cutthroat mail order competition by the Gun Control Act of 1968. The rest of the sporting goods lines they sell in direct competition with Amazon, et al. Firearms are the most profitable lines sold by sporting goods store chains.

A decline in firearms sales may not affect overall sales much at a multiline sporting goods retailer, but it will have an adverse effect on profits. Why Dick's suffered a 5.7% drop in their pretax net, while supposedly increasing their overall sales 1%.

Posted by: 10x25mm at August 30, 2018 05:30 PM (cG3pF)

491 "So refusing to fight the political war over corporate imposition of
political norms and rules on society does not stop corporate imposition
of political norms and rules on society.


It merely cedes the field entirely to the left."
Thank you. Outta-the-park observation. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: J.P. at August 30, 2018 06:52 PM (CEwX9)

492 I haven't been to Target in 3 years. I have been to Dicks in almost a 7 months. I haven't been to REI in more than a year.

I don't do business with people who hate me and my liberties.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at August 30, 2018 07:21 PM (xUc0d)

493 Good Bye Dick the Dumb see you in stupidland

Posted by: Tamaa The Bird 1000 Voices at August 30, 2018 07:28 PM (wGqjj)

494 Want to really fuck with them? Don't abandon Twitter. Instead, every advertisement that you see on there, tell them you're blocking them until Twitter stops censoring us. Be sure to include the #Twitter hashtag so Twitter knows this is happening. Scares the corparations and scares Twitter. Win-win.

Spread the word.

Posted by: Warmongerel at August 30, 2018 09:36 PM (nCV92)

495 Dick's is/was my favorite sporting goods store until the recent 2nd debacle. I have spent a fortune on golf stuff there. Last time there checked out some items and when they asked if I'd found everything as I was leaving, told them yes but would buy on line until they reversed their gun policy. Sad thing is the store won't make it in this village anyway. Expect it to close within the year then I'm back to driving multiple miles west to the big malls. I try to support brick and mortar even sacrificing $$$.

Posted by: Anna Mac at August 31, 2018 06:12 AM (rj4Yf)

496 I do some Canoe camping, I went twice to Dick's once looking for an item that I found which was twice what the same item in Walmart cost.The second time My wife had an appointment and I wandered over to browse, I noticed their Old Town Canoes which were smaller than mine cost as much as I paid for mine at a small sporting goods store that sold canoes.I never bought anything when I went and never went back.Dick's just ain't got anything but Soccer mom's, football Dad's and the odd assortment of people who want to appear in the know and cool for buying over price stuff at Dick prices.

Posted by: obsidian at August 31, 2018 11:35 AM (7+yqP)

497 probably too late for anybody to be checking this thread but... if you are considering UA or other apparel, especially for outdoor activities, please do some reading about the flammability of certain fabrics. Especially of you are planning a camp fire or will be grilling food.

Posted by: Mongerel at August 31, 2018 12:02 PM (dai59)

498 "As Jesse Kelly wrote yesterday, 'Uncomfortable as it may be for some of you, it is CRITICAL that conservatives stop using their dollars to fund the enemies of their liberty.'"

Does this mean AOS will stop running that goofy "Movie Thread" thing where the 'Rons and 'Ronettes talk about all their favorite Hollywood fare?
I hope so.

Posted by: JBSPRY at August 31, 2018 12:22 PM (d/n9j)

499 Dicks should become a private membership club. That way they can vet applicants for entry to make sure they are the right sort of left people with the right left opinions. No right wing, Nazi, Trump voting Riff Raff will be allowed in to buy as much as an athletic supporter or even to use the restroom!

Posted by: Nunya Bidness at September 02, 2018 07:24 AM (Gvgxh)

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