I’m desperately trying to figure which guns to use…
I’m desperately trying to figure which guns to use…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
This is me:
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.
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.)
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.
Look at me during SOI (School of Infantry). I’m the one on the left. The guy on the right is Tater Tot, one of those stereotypical Boston guys with the thick Irish accent. Pretty sure he got kicked out shortly after…
I was 26. So while I was technically the ‘grand old man’, I felt so young, excited, vibrant and tan-lined.
Full of high hopes and big dreams of bathing in the blood of terrorists.
I was going to earn a Battlefield Commission, preferably after a Medal of Honor sprint across an open minefield, bullets spraying around me, trampling the weak and leaping the dead, reaching the far side and jamming my bayonet into some bad guys thorax and decapitating his buddy with my entrenching tool… then scrambling across the black sands of Iwo Jima, picking up a flame thrower, roasting a concrete bunker beneath swaying palm trees, the scent of roasting human flesh and sea salt in the air……..
Well – wrong war.
Anyways. God had other plans.
It was probably to procreate.
Because my kids are pretty awesome.
I wasn’t going to comment on his death. Because I’m not a fan, and it’s in poor taste to bash a man on their death.
(That’s not entirely true. I’ll bash and celebrate when someone I find to be evil dies. Because I believe in rejoicing for good things. Reckon I’m just petty like that.)
But the Daily Wire ran this article.
I like the Daily Wire. Ben Shapiro is fantastically clever and witty. But this article is garbage. Basically, they give the chronology between Trump and McCain not getting along. And at the end, saying that Trump was being petty for only tweeting the following:
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!” @realDonaldTrump
Apparently because he didn’t talk about how great McCain was and list his service, or his successes or whatever, Trump is being petty.
Personally, I thought the article was petty and nit-picky. So I said as much. Then a liberal friend fired back, which lead me to not care about what people think and saying what I feel.
After that, I decided, screw it – I’m gonna post what I think. And this is what I said:
45 years ago, McCain was a war hero. A year ago, he lied to and betrayed his voters and all the Americans struggling under ACA. 45 years ago, Trump was a pathetic draft dodger, now he is personally losing billions by trying to save America.
If you are going to compare the two, be honest about it. They’ve both done incredibly brave and incredibly stupid and deceitful stuff. But bashing Trump over McCain’s death is as stupid as acting like McCain’s poop don’t stink.
And all you Democrats out there, I remember how you lied, smeared, slandered, and tore McCain apart when he ran against Obama. You knew no low at the time. I recall you laughing because he didn’t use a computer. (Because his arms were broken and poorly healed in a POW camp and he physically couldn’t.) But winning is more important than morals or truth, right? And now your actions and words show how two-faced you are. Big surprise there.
And now? You only ‘care’ because you view his death as another way to beat on Trump. If McCain hadn’t been at odds with Trump, you’d have cared as much as Obama did when Nancy Reagan and Justice Scalia died. (Ya know, when the sitting President SKIPPED both of their funerals.)
Personally, I never cared for him. Like most conservatives, we despise RINOs. RINOs is a polite way of saying, garbage Republican. But I held my nose and voted for him to be president though. (Because I really liked Palin and I’d vote for a rotten head of cabbage before I’d vote Democrat.) But he was always wish-washy on values that matter to me, and values he often pretended to hold for the sake of votes.
All the same. He was a Vietnam badass. And due much honor for his sacrifices, strength, and bravery… during THAT time period. Afterwards he turned into a slimy politician. And became despicable.
And now you know how I feel.
And all this brings up an interesting notion. When does being a Draft Dodger no longer matter? And I was being honest about my statement. I don’t care that he dodged. That’s gonna piss Vietnam Vets off probably, and a bunch of other vets. All honorable men who answered the call and fought, who lost buddies, who suffered and sacrificed, and came home mutilated physically or mentally or with a necklace of ears… But hear me out..
People make mistakes. Trump was dishonorable in dodging the draft. Aye. But considering the beating he’s taking now, the beating he was WILLING to take when he ran, I didn’t mind when I voted for him.
It’s been a long time since the Vietnam War. 43 years. When do we forgive people who screwed up and have atoned for it? It’s a black mark on their record. When is it wiped away?
There was one little bugger in particular in my squad. He went UA (Unauthorized Absence. Which is USMC for AWOL). I was a reservist. So when that happens, the world stops turning and all sorts of time wasting things happens. We call all his contacts. We contact all his family and tell them he is missing and freak them out. We call all the hospitals. We call all the jails and police departments. We send people to his house.
We freak out.
Imagine losing a piece of serialized gear, like Night Vision…. except this was a human being. And we aren’t even In Country. We are stateside…
This guy was a turd. An absolute turd who had no business in the glorious Marine Corps. He should have been tossed to the gators of Parris Island.
This dance went on for weeks. I finally got him to answer my call. He flat out told me he sucked and didn’t belong. I tried to talk him into coming back, taking his lumps, and improving if he put in the effort. And he would have taken some lumps to be sure… but he MAY have been able to regain his honor still.
He said no. Of course he didn’t have the stones to drive to our unit, and tell anyone face to face.
To make matters worse, a couple months ago he had a massive Eagle, Globe, and Anchor tattooed across his back.
So I did what any good Squad Leader does to a dirt bag. I made him sweat. I told him according to our rules and regulations, he had 60 days to have his tattoo covered up or removed. Or else he would be arrested under the UCMJ (Uniformed Code of Military Justice). Fun stuff. He freaked. Good.
So now he’s diddy bopping around somewhere with his Other than Honorable Discharge. Probably talking about how he was a stellar Marine and got hurt and we kicked him out for medical reasons or some lies like that. Because that’s what all kicked-out Marine turds do.
I hates them.
Can he ever redeem himself?
Yep. I truly hope he does. I hope he becomes a hero of some sort, and one day his stupid looking face and those giant ears of his will be on a stamp. And I’ll point to him on the TV and say, “That guy was a real turd of a Marine, but I’m honored to have hazed him.”
So that’s why I don’t hold Trump accountable for his draft dodging days. He has more than atoned for his dishonor by fighting against the spread of progressive lunacy and socialism and WINNING.
And on a side note, Liberals, including my friend here who was arguing, never cared that Bill Clinton did the same thing.
Because…hypocrisy is the Democrats true platform.
Edit – I see McCain barred Sarah Palin from attending his funeral. Considering how it was widely rumored he blamed her for losing in 2008, and that she never once criticised him… it goes to show, even in death McCain is an asshole.
Edit 2 – So Trump gives McCain’s family use of Air Force 2 to transport the body. A plane normally reserved for the Vice President or First Lady. And Meghan McCain bashes Trump and his supporters during her eulogy.
“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness — the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”
It’s fascinating how McCain’s funeral seems to be centered around Trump. You people just can’t let him go. Even with his absence, he’s in your heads.