Hero to Zero, in 5 seconds.

Gather around.

It’s embarrassing story time.

Oh yes, so basically, I’m just tired of reading about Kavanaugh and all the stupid lemmings who can’t see a political smear campaign for what it is. The same ones who are tweeting #BelieveSurvivors and not #BelieveDueProcess. Thus, I figured I’d just post something mildly humorous instead of dealing with the foolish masses.

BTW – What exactly does a walk out do? What are you demonstrating? That you don’t want to do your job? Or learn? Because pretty sure, it’s just a meaningless gesture. The world still turns, even though you stand outside under the sky, howling your rage at whatever ridiculousness you misunderstand.

“Oh look at me, I’m going to protest the injustices of the world by going outside and escaping my responsibilities for a few minutes!”

Pfft… What bravery… it’s a glorified smoke break.

But I digress…

Once upon a time, six months ago or so, I went to the gym.

Like I do five or six days a week.

Because I need a big body to defend my big mouth.

At the gym, there’s a large parking lot, steps leading into a smaller parking area and a single, one-way lane for cars to drive around. On the other side of the single lane, is a concrete entrance way to the gym, and a cage for children to the immediate right.

Well, a playground. Same thing.

I’m diddy-bopping along, minding my own business. Probably shaking my BlenderBottle  full of protein powder and water. Getting myself mentally psyched to go pick heavy things up and put them back down again, over and over.

I park, walk up the steps and as I cross the single lane road, a large ball bounces towards me. It was sort of like an inflatable beach ball. I bravely grab it… before a car comes along later and runs it over, or worse, it rolls into the parking lot and under a vehicle.

Little kids cheer. The watchful moms leaning on the fence smile, probably happy that they didn’t have to chase it. (Or because I was showing a lot of leg in my gym shorts.)

Walking triumphantly by the kiddie-cage, I give a big grin, like the hero I am… and chuck the ball in… underhanded.

It bounces and smacks a toddler in the face.

Poor kid goes sprawling backwards into the mulch and immediately begins howling, crying, snotting…

All that happiness that was radiating towards me… just… evaporates.

It got quiet, real quiet.

Everyone is in shock. They are either staring at the crying child, or at me in abject horror, as the ball rolls away. Even the kids swinging on the swings stop to stare.

Everyone… except for the one mom frantically fighting the kiddie-cage lock to get to her… based off everyone’s reactions… mortally wounded child.

I just keep walking inside the gym, trying to not make eye contact. Because I had no idea what to say. I don’t think there are words for such moments.

Then I hid in the bathroom.

Okay, not really. I just worked out longer than normal, hoping everyone would be gone by the time I left. I didn’t want to get worked over in the parking lot by a mob of angry moms.

In the end, everyone was just fine.

I think. I don’t know what happened to that kid. But he looked okay as I walked on by.

Just thought I’d share that today.

 

This Kavanaugh thing…

The double standards are once again, shown to be all to real.

For Democrats, you are considered innocent regardless of all evidence. For Republicans, you are treated guilty regardless of any evidence.

I made the choice to believe Kavanaugh. Over 200(!) women who personally know him have signed a letter praising him. One well-established SJW, Trump Hater, Pink Hatter, who just wiped her social media, accused him of something that happened 35 years ago that she sort of, but not really remembers or wants to testify about. This all in the middle of the Democrats insanity of the past two weeks about Trump getting another SCOTUS pick.

Who am I gonna believe? Kavanaugh.

But holy smokes. Don’t say that. It’s so controversial to presume someone innocent until proven guilty! When they are a Republican that is. If they are a Democrat, the party of chastity and purity, you just destroy the victims while re-electing the assaulter.

Just, evil.

Destroying an obviously good man’s career, family, reputation. Because of POLITICS. And because of your stupid, unhinged, RAGE towards any opposition.

And, by the way… No. Accusations are not EVIDENCE and does not mean undeniable GUILT.

And if you wanna cry that we should believe all women accusers, because… whatever. #MeToo  or something. The rampant Toxic White Male privilege…  although interestingly, it can easily be argued that sex accusations are a Female Privilege…

Or maybe you think women don’t lie or something… I’ll play.

Where was your rage when Democrat Rep Keith Ellison’s 911 calls of him beating his wife were aired last month?

(Of course, they didn’t come out until right AFTER the election. Par for course…)

Silence.

Actually, not silence. The women who accused him are already speaking out about how their own party has been harassing and threatening them. Oh how quickly you devour your own for the sake of the Party’s Reputation.

Because, of course, first Muslim congressmen.

Gotta protect him, right? Can’t trust the women with the eerily similar stories accusing him.

Circling your little liberal wagons and pointing fingers at everyone else outside your cliche.

You people suck.

And for those who weren’t around or have forgotten when this play was used against now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. And this was the speech he gave in response.

“Senator, I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her.

“A second, and I think more important point. I think that this today is a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. I think that this hearing should never occur in America. This is a case in which this sleaze, this dirt, was searched for by staffers of members of this committee, was then leaked to the media, and this committee and this body validated it and displayed it at prime time over our entire nation. How would any member on this committee, any person in this room, or any person in this country, would like sleaze said about him or her in this fashion? Or this dirt dredged up and this gossip and these lies displayed in this manner? How would any person like it?

“The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this.

“This is not a closed room. There was an FBI investigation. This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace.

“And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.”

-Clarence Thomas.

Hurricane Florence

Went to Wal-Mart today.

Didn’t need anything but more crayons, a coloring book, a toy, and wine. (Something for everyone.)

Surprised to see there wasn’t any rioting. I was really looking forward to running someone over with our, basically empty, shopping cart just for fun.

I even called out, “whose baby is this?” To try and start a panic when my wife passed me the cart. No one cared. They were too busy buying carts full of hot dog buns and cereal.

Btw, this is the sloth of hurricanes. We’ve been ready since Thursday.

Pretty sure I’ve eaten my hurricane snacks at least twice now and bought more. It’s a revolving cycle of junk food binging. Now they are in my sons bedroom… (He thinks they are his…lol)

All that joking aside. We should start getting hammered tomorrow.  I think the count is 800,000 plus folks without power so far. And it’s only going to be worse. I also heard there is expected to be enough rainfall dropped, that we could cover all of NC with ten inches of standing water. Which is insane.

Keep praying for everyone effected.

I’m going to go sneak into my kids bedroom and steal some snickers.

Dear Instagram Diary, Day 1 – 7

Last week, I added an Instagram account to this site. So many memes, so little space… It’s to the right. If you are on a phone, or reading it via email, you ain’t gonna see it.

GunpowderedInk <–Instagram Clicky.

I chronicled my adventure.

Day 1.

Dear Diary, today I created a public, but Top Secret Instagram account. This way I can avoid offending anyone who doesn’t want to see this stuff on my private personal account. GunpowderAndInk was taken, so GunpowderedInk will have to suffice. Time to post some humorous, but factually correct pictures promoting Christianity, Conservativism, and Pew-pewing… and smacking liberals with logic. A few of my favorite things.

Oh look, 5 likes. And two adds already. One is selling bottled hotdog water, supposed to cure acne. The other is a holster company.

Day 2.

Dear Diary,

Today I had the following conversation with my wife.

Wife: “Someone stole your identity! They took your picture. Wow, you are so handsome. I’m such a lucky girl to be married to a hunk like you. But they are posting a bunch of funny, but thought provoking, and truthful stuff on Instagram! (Paraphrased, but mostly correct.)”

Me: “Yeah… that’s me.”

Note to self. Next time don’t use real name or picture, dumbass…

Oh, look. More likes, more adds. More companies of random stuff. Including a sunglass company.

Day 3.

Dear Diary,

More friends are adding me on Instagram. Because Instagram is suggesting my not-so-secret account to friends on my real account. Buckle up kiddos. While I try to stick to posting family stuff on my private account, this account doesn’t care about your feelings. Regardless of how incorrect or fragile they may be.

A bunch of more companies for random crap are adding me. One is a dude with a lot of hair, who lounges on boats all day with stacks of money next to him. Hmmm… can’t be real. The money would wash away.

A few real people. I’ve been asked several times now what sort of gun I carry by a holster company. Then told to check them out. No thanks, I like my IWB Comp-Tac Minotaur. 10+ years with the exact same holster, cause it’s that freaking awesome.

Sunglass Company liked every single picture I had then unfriended me.

Day 4.

Dear Diary, liberals have already begun arguing me. That was quick. Let the educationing and hurt feelings commence.

Sunglass company added me as a friend again. Yay? Hitting about 10-12 likes per picture. Is this fame? Someone pinch me.

Day 5.

Dear Diary, someone called me a bad name. Since I’m not a Beta Male, it has no effect on me. I laugh at their silliness. I played Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, a lot back in the day. I’ve heard every possible variation of “I banged your mom” in a multitude of languages I didn’t understand.

Except North Korean, cause they don’t have internet.

Sunglass Company liked all the pictures I posted over the past couple of days. Told me to buy stuff from them. I didn’t respond.

Had my first repost of a picture I posted and hit 18 likes on one picture. Heeeeyyyy. I’m officially INSTA-FAMOUS! I’m going to start offering online coaching for something… I dunno. Whatever makes you feel bad about yourself and you think some random dude on the other side of the internet can give you for money…

Day 6.

Dear Diary, nothing new to report. I posted some pictures and followed ESEE Knives. Cause I just bought one of their ESEE 3’s, military version. It’s beautiful. I’m going to kill and eat things with it.

Sunglass Company unfriended me again.

More random companies keep adding me. Some real, living people mixed in. I’m thinking of offering ‘Good Vibes’ for money. That’s a thing. Instead of praying, people offer ‘Good Vibes’. Whatever the hell that is…

$5.25 per vibration.

Day 7.

Dear Diary, I wonder if women are bombarded with obvious fake accounts, with women in lingerie  as the profile pic, who directs them to click an obvious porn link? Or do they get offers from thonged men?

Do the bots know how to differentiate male and female accounts due to our profile pictures?

If unsure of gender, does it double-down and just send one of both?

How do bots differentiate between the other 50 made up genders? Or like me, do they not care.

Sunglass Company refriended me. Woohoo. Liked all of my pictures again. Commented the exact same pitch as several days ago. More companies are pestering me. A few more real people.

Instagram is ridiculous. This is why my personal account is set to private.

Yet I still post pictures, because my phone storage is full of them. And it makes me happy.

Oh, yeah. Still offering ‘Good Vibes’. $5.50 each now. Because I’m INSTA-FABULOUS.

Postal Money Order only.

 

Democrats = American Fascists.

Yesterday was the first day of confirmation hearings. And once again, Democrats are wailing, gnashing teeth, writhing on the floor. It’s pathetic and obnoxious. And those are just the elected Congressmen. The weirdos in the stands are screaming, waving signs, flashing boobies, and crying about how they want to murder unborn babies.

What a bunch of lunatics.

It’s worth mentioning, the girl from Coyote Ugly was arrested. Not for singing or dancing and pouring out pitchers of beer on dudes. Instead she was arrested for civil disobedience. Because she thinks Kavanaugh would take away women’s rights.

Look, loony-bin, you aren’t doing anything noble. You aren’t peacefully sitting in a white’s only section. You aren’t quietly marching down a street with American Flags and intertwined arms for civil rights.

You’re being uncivil and rude. You’re screaming and crying, ranting and raving, about things you have no understanding of.

And what rights do you think he is going to take away? Your ability to murder babies? Is that all you freaking femini-nazi’s care about? Or you do always cry about some evil boogeyman who is going to force you back into the kitchen to make sandwiches?

Do you think you are going to lose the right to vote? To own property? To dress however you want? What do you think this is, the middle east? (Oh the irony of the same lefties who falsely cry that Republicans will take away their rights while they support the spread of Islam which turns women to property. Heaven help us, you people are daft.)

It was so bad that Kavanugh’s daughters were escorted out of the room. Over 70 people were arrested. That should be embarrassing for the Democrats. To have such uncouth, uncivilized people creating chaos and disorder amongst a congressional hearing.

But.. AHA! The Democrats organized these protests. Then they pointed at the chaos and said, “Look at the Chaos! Kavanaugh is decisive! He is BAD! Or the people wouldn’t be so riled up! We must DELAY until after the mid-terms.”

Kind of like how they organized violence at Trump rallies, then lied about how it shows that Trump Supporters are a bunch of violent thugs.

Same rotting garbage, different day.

It’s amazing. For years I thought I had the left figured out. But since Trump was elected, these people have been showing just how evil, rotten, manipulative, and despicable they are. Weekly, I see them exposing their true selves, and I think “Geez, could they be any worse?”

Then they surprise me!

And it shouldn’t! I should realize how horrid they are.

Look at this. This is more proof that the Democrats despise the Constitution.

They don’t want it upheld. They don’t want it to restrict their lust for power.

They want control. Absolute control. They don’t want checks and balances in place. That’s why they actively subvert them.

They despise freedom. The freedom of speech, the freedom of thought, the freedom of action. Anything that isn’t part of their ‘group think’ must be stamped down. It must be destroyed. And there is no limit to how far they will go. They will do anything, say anything. They want complete control over society, over education, over the legal and political system.

We see it with the conspiracy of the DNC to place Hillary Clinton in the nomination seat. We see it with CNN giving questions to Hillary before a townhall meeting. We see it with the wiki leaks of Podesta’s emails.

We see it in the DOJ and FBI. The scummy underbelly of what was once e a respected branch of government that stood for truth and justice. It’s been subverted into a weapon of the left, to create an investigation against Donald Trump to search out any possible crimes he may have committed. All in an attempt to over-turn an election and the will of the people. There’s no Russian Collusion! The entire investigation was created off a fictional dossier paid for by the opposition party! It’s been disproven! None of the media would touch the dossier until Buzzfeed published it, with the tiny caveat at the very bottom that not a bit of it had been proven truthful… “yet.” This is the same organization that Eric Holder used for Fast and Furious – running guns illegally into Mexico, causing violence to be blamed on American Gun Culture and promote gun control.

We see it with the Democrats support of BLM, Antifa, Occupy Wall Street, Women’s March, Keystone Pipeline Protestors. These aren’t peaceful, these aren’t movements or protests asking for open and honest discussions of issues in search of resolutions. This is the forceful, crude, and often violent push by one side to overwhelm any opposition. Mob rule. Where the most vocal and violent, even if they are a minority, are given concessions. And invited to the White House by Obama. But the Tea Party, oh, that’s a terrorist organization, a threat to Democracy, white supremacists, ‘holding America hostage’. That’s the sort of terminology that the left uses to attack any opposition parties that promote freedom orientated individuals to political office.

We saw it with Obama’s IRS, targeting Conservatives. Targeting Dinesh D’souza after his film Obama 2016 came out. Denying tax exemption status from conservative groups or bogging them down during an election year to handicap their ability to organize and promote their side of political discourse.

The left weaponizes the government against the right, then uses their propaganda arm of the Media to control the narrative. Trumps coverage is still 90% negative. Never mind that he has been one of the most successful presidents since WWII in the implementation of his promised agenda. And we are in one of the greatest economic recovery and booms of our lifetime due to him.

We see it in the tech conglomerates. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Google. The silencing of conservatives and the promotion of liberalism. Google runs 64% of all searches. They control 64% of all requests for information. They intentionally knock conservative sources back and promote liberal journalism sources. Imagine the sway these companies can have on an election when they limit the information voters have? For me, that’s not a problem. For low information voters, that’s a major problem.

Look at Alex Jones of Infowars. Yeah, he’s an obnoxious creep. But three tech giants blocked him simultaneously. This wasn’t an individual decision for each platform, they conspired together to block him at the same time. A coordinated attack to silence one man. This is nefarious and shows how fearfully powerful the liberal tech giants have become. Their tentacles wrap around each other. This was a test run for them. If they can get away doing it to Alex Jones, they can get away with doing it to Rush Limbaugh. Sean Hannity. Fox News. Whoever they decry as a threat to civilized discourse, or whatever ridiculous charge they use. I guess now it’s Hate Speech. Which is anything they disagree with. Meaning, Truth is Hate Speech to them.

Colleges. Restricting conservative speakers. Forcing them off campus for ‘security reasons’. This is after liberal teachers rile and indoctrinate their students into violence and protest. Effectively stifling the freedom of speech and though on campus, where both should be championed. But liberals don’t want free thought, free speech. They want control of the narrative, control of group-think. Anyone not them is bad and must be destroyed or prevented from spreading truth. Students are forced into the mold of being a good little progressive. Good luck starting a conservative school group these days. Good luck wearing a MAGA hat without being assaulted. Possibly by a professor.

We see it now with the Senate Hearing on Confirmation. Mob rule. Democrats organizing chaos to twist the narrative. 63 disruptions. Delayed over an hour. 70 arrests. This should be an embarrassment to them. It’s not. It’s intentional. It was carefully staged and cultivated for a specific reaction.

These are the supposed champions of Civilized Discourse?

The left loves to whine about how Trump is uncouth and uncivilized and unfit to be President? Because when they lie, slander, and smear his name and reputation he punches back? HOW DARE HE DEFEND HIMSELF FROM ACCUSATIONS AND INSULTS? Is it because he doesn’t partake in Political Correctness?

You know what Political Correctness is? It’s the stamping out of truth to spare the feelings of those who have no facts to defend their position.

Bah.

We need to start calling Democrats what they truly are. American Fascists.

We want Constitutionality, fair legal protection from the government, fair freedom of speech, fair freedom of gathering and peaceful protesting, fair freedom of thought and ideas FOR ALL.

They want LIBERALISM and nothing else. They want to dictate what is said, how it is said, who does what, who does not. Who is allowed to rise above their station, and who is forced to live in servitude beneath them. They aren’t interested in fairness, that’s why they despise Kavanaugh. He will pass judgement fairly and equally regardless of the parties politics.

The left can’t accept fairness and equality. Checks and balances.

They only want control.

Stop being dicks, Dick’s.

Apparently Dick’s Sporting Good’s business is down.

This is me:

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The first fundamental rule of being a business is ‘Don’t Piss Off Your Customer Base’.

Followed by the second rule. “Don’t Double Down When You Are Wrong.”

The breaking of both of those rules apply to Dick’s decision to restrict all gun sales to 21 and up, as well as no longer carrying the most popular firearm in the United States, AND no longer carrying it’s accessories…

This is an outrage to all those gun owners that make up Dicks Sporting Goods/Field & Stream base. To make matters worse, the CEO had all those wretched assault rifles destroyed. That’s just twisting the knife in the backs of all those people who bought guns from you.

But here is the third rule of business. “Don’t Destroy Your Wealth.”

As in, you probably shouldn’t take hundreds of thousands of dollars of your inventory and destroying it. Inventory is wealth. It’s the same as cash. And instead of returning it to your dealers for a refund, you destroyed it. Good job, bozo.

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This is a fitting image to insert here.

So now, I reckon Dick’s can’t sell enough over-priced clothing and tennis balls to make up for the loss of revenue from the outdoorsy crowd.

The outdoorsy crowd typically consisting of well armed folks who enjoy shooting and freedom, while hating people like CEO Ed Stack who vilify them for the acts of a few individual mad men.

Well, we appreciate you making your stance so obvious.

Sometimes, we have a hard time avoiding cruddy corporations that take our money and give it to Democrat’s to use against us.

But you made it simple for us.

You no longer provide a service we desire. Thus, we have no reason to go into your store anymore.

You have driven us to better retailers, back to local gun shops, and you’ve shown us which gun manufacturers have cojones, as they now refuse to do business with you after your stupid posturing. Mossberg, Springfield, MKS (Hi Point). It peeves me off the rest of them didn’t follow suit.

And that brings up rule number four. “Don’t Anger Your Vendors.”

Supply and demand can be a real business killer. (Oh, by the way, nice empty shelves and racks ya got there.)

Dicks has trouble filling shelf space as business sags.

Pictures courtesy of the link above. (Truth About Guns)

Way to fill them empty spaces with stuff people rarely buy. (Most of us have more AR’s than can’s of spray cleaner!)

Oh geez, that sounds like another obvious rule of business.

Rule number five. “Sell What People Want.”

We don’t want twenty cans of spray cleaner. We don’t want gym bags. We don’t want pink 5lb dumbbells. We want full capacity magazines. We want Springfield Saints. We want Arsenal Ak’s. We want PTR 91’s. We want M14’s…

If you won’t provide it. You won’t get monies for it.

I called this when it happened. Because it was so freaking obvious.

For all of your pathetic posturing, you drove buyers away by the hundreds of thousands. The majority of them, never to return. And you pushed away many more potential buyers. Because your name is mud. The hatred for you is great.

How many new buyers do you think you gained? How many of the anti-gun crowd decided to stop spending money at Starbucks and start spending it at Dicks or Field & Stream? Pretty much none. Those who already shopped there, will keep shopping there. Those who don’t shop there, certainly ain’t gonna sprint over and start making up for your lost business.

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

And you did this in the largest boom economy in our lifetime.

Consumer Confidence is at an all time high. Stock Market, longest bull run ever. What was the economic growth for the second quarter? 4.1% originally, then they revised it to 4.2%? I guess Trump’s ‘magic wand’ is working pretty well. HAHA! I just remembered the Corporate Tax cut you got. Dropped from 35% to 21%… That would have been a big boon for you!

BUT YOUR BUSINESS IS DECLINING! 4% last quarter!

That’ll teach ya to hate guns and freedom.

CEO Ed Stark, your stores will shutter and your wealth will burn around you.

You did this to yourself.

Edit – 9/1/18 – It turns out Dicks will be clearing hunting equipment out of some stores due to low sales. They’ve also bought lobbyists to help push for gun control.

Go figure. Way to triple down on stupidity.