Posts posted by Forty Rod SASS 3935
7 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:
The local rag ran an article about the subject, subhead
Mass school shootings kill 175 from Columbine to NashvilleA look at school shootings since 1999My response on the FB page:
An average of 121 kids are killed every year in school bus crashes.
For. 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Total 130 123 131 130
So, in that same time period almost 2800 have died in state sponsored death machines. That's not counting kids killed in crashes of cars driven by themselves or their parents on the way to or from school.
Maybe we need to ban the school bus.
I suppose I should thank them for pointing out that there are so few deaths, even though one is one too many.
Joe, you nailed that one right on the money. Thanks for pointing that out. Might be a good argument for home-schooling, too.
13 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:
Give it a rest, will you?
NO! I see it every day and the state isn't what I moved here to live in. It's being California-ized at a terrifying rate.
If you don't like Arizona the way you find it then I'll personally invite you to go the hell back where you came from.
translates roughly to "mine room" so I'd guess a mine sweeper of some sort.
The turret has what appears to be a mantle for a couple of machineguns
Mel. A Tonin
And the idiots who were interviewing her are clueless boobs who are stealing money paid to them to be better.
That young lady has an IQ equal to both of their's combined...and then some.
7 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:
Causing waste and higher prices. Some items they can't put back on the shelves, and those items that can be taken labor to sort and reshelve.
Yeah, sell it only happens once because I also stop going to those stores most of the time. That also cuts into their profits, just a tiny bit, but if more people did it they might have a effect on the marketing policy in the store.
Nah! They'd rather do a Sears Roebuck than cater to anyone except the management.
Happy birthday, Pappy. I'll reach that mark in 19 more years on the Ides of March.
If all goes well I'll buy you your evening Budweiser and have one with you. Save me a place.
8 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:
Do I want to stand in line for 20 minutes for my 3 items? Or do I walk to self-check and be out in under 3 minutes?
Or do I leave my cart in the line and get in my car and go to another store? I have chosen the last option on days when I'm feeling froggy, which is becoming the norm.
3 hours ago, Eyesa Horg said:
Gotta love the way the tire comes back along with a final " and take this too"
Added insult to injury.
2 minutes ago, Rip Snorter said:
Then they were poorly trained. For any of the major companies they are instructed to keep out of customers' way and be polite and helpful. Complain to the store or grocery manager.
I have complained. Frequently. Nothing has changed except now the managers hide from me.
16 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:
Or, after an hour or more commute, an 8 to 10 hour work day, and another hour or more commute they are just plain tired.
It was never available when I was still working 10-15 hour days all over the county at all times of the day. It never even came to mind to complain about it because that's just the way it was.
We've been sissyfied to a very large degree.
23 hours ago, Old Man Graybeard said:
I won't use self checkouts. I can't understand how some of these big box stores can find people to fill orders...but can't find people to run registers and open checkout lanes. I find myself doing business at more mom and pop or at least smaller places then big box places
Amen, my brother.
I was told by a manager at Walmart to get used to it because it's only a few years away until they will only have one or two open cash registers allowed to be used only for special occasions as determined by the on duty manager......if you can ever find one.
19 hours ago, Marshal Dan Troop 70448 said:
To each his own, but last Thursday when shopping, the order pickers were deep and clogging the narrow aisles and they won't move.
Personally, I want to pick my own groceries, or items and check them out and not let anyone else decide that it looks good enough. Its like hiring a personal trainer and having them exercise for you. With masks no longer required, it seems too many have gotten into the Hermit frame of mind and are reluctant to step outside. My wife's sister is like that now, she hates to leave the home and has groceries delivered and rarely now even socially distances herself. Myself I enjoy looking at tools, automotive items,, etc. while wife shops and she enjoys it also. Maybe when I'm bed bound I'll think about it.
Let's add in the vendors employees who are mostly obnoxious aisle blocker, too.
On 3/26/2023 at 9:08 AM, Subdeacon Joe said:
From the first link:
Total Number of Parking Spaces Provided in a Parking Lot or Facility Minimum Number of Accessible Parking Spaces Permitted 1 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2 percent of total 1001 and over 20, plus 1 for each 100, or fraction thereof, over 1000 At least one of every six spaces must be van accessible.
That's not many spaces.
No federal, state, county, or city / town elected official or anyone who has a say in where these are places and who can use then should be allowed to use them, nor can their families, personal employees, or any person who advises or signs off on these decisions. It must include the election staff, even volunteers
Penalty should be loss of their elected offices and being disallowed for ever running for any public office ever again.
I AM IN LOVE!
12 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:
Those spaces are mandated by Federal Law and there is a formula for how many ADA spaces there are per the size of the parking lot.
Drop a dime on ‘em to the Feds. We pay for it. Use it. 800-514-0301
Even so, I object, sometimes very loudly (Hell, almost always very loudly), at having to walk half a block or more over a poorly maintained and difficult to walk on macadam surface covered in moving traffic when someone has his or her purchases delivered to the their car. If the store is delivering the load anyway how about their less than even slightly handicapped employees push the load an additional 40 to 100 feet and save me a trip a half mile further to a store which hasn't catered to the lazy and inconsiderate shoppers of the world.
Their situation is a convenience. Mine is physical handicap.
Don't try this at home!
On 3/26/2023 at 8:01 AM, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:
I was at Walmart Friday afternoon and the aisles were full of people and carts. It was a bit crowded. The people were Walmart employees and the carts were these big honkin’ carts with bins for filling people’s orders via the interwebs and curbside pick up. Only two registers open but at least 15 people filling other people’s orders online and that was just in the grocery section.
I just got an email from Tractor Supply for the convenience of their curbside pick up. Kroger snd Giant Eagle are doing the same as Walmart.
Does anyone think this is now going to be the norm or will this go away at some point?
I, for one, like that it’s available for folks that have a hard time getting around, but most of the people I see making curbside pickups all look pretty darn young and healthy to me.
I don'y believe for a second that ever was "really necessary!" It was a "hey look what we're doing to fight CAVID" feel good BS action.
What irks me is WHERE the pickup spaces are: They have eliminated Handicap Parking to a large degree making it difficult for many shoppers to even get in the damn door. Our town hall and public library are offenders as well...in a community with a very high percentage of senior citizens who have placards and plates an no where to park. And yes, I HAVE brought it up to the mayor and town council, but they are more interested in getting more "furriners" (Californians and a bunch showing up from Oregon and Washington, too) to bother with folks who live here already.
RANT MODE OFF
2 hours ago, watab kid said:
if our judicial system keeps letting the criminals lose among us we may see a resurgence of both vigil antes and bounty hunters
Might be about time for a resurgence at that.
Heard a version at a street musical festival here a few years back. Three guys and one lady changed the words a bit: "Don't let your cowboys grow up to babies."
I don't remember the rest but it got long and loud ovation. Busted the chops of every crybaby liberal puke in the crowd for blocks.
My Last male doctor was Dr. Rex Reno on Upland, Ca. That was almost 20 years ago. The VA had the wonderful Dr. Serabin in Rancho Cicamonga, who referred me to others, but she was always the MD of record. After we moved up here I've only had one doctor and 4 nurse practitioners /RNs (I don't know the difference and a whole battery of other nurses helping out. If I NEED doctor, like for instance the man who gave me magic implanted pace maker almost three years ago, they find one, but they still get my vote for being MY team.
I can't say enough good about them and we take care of each other.
I don't know what's in Dragon's Breath, either, but I do know it will set your range on fire if you get one mixed in with your cowboy rounds. I wasn't there, but it became legend in SoCal almost overnight.
Planet parade, March 28.
in SASS Wire Saloon
My favorite nurse told me that with the technology already used in me and the rate that new stuff is coming up I could conceivably live forever.......if I don't die first.
She grinned and told me she was just seeing if I was paying attention.
I just love my nurses at the VA.