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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:39 PM
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Overheard in Wal*Mart
Okay... okay... don't give me a bunch of shit but I went into my local Walmart. S-I-G-H! BUT I did go in there and this is what I overheard in the sporting goods section (I was there buying the small Blue ice packs for my kids lunch box...) 3 young men with military style haircuts (in their late 20's early 30's) were standing in front of the ammunition with a sales clerk. 1st guy says to the other two guys - "Do you think we should just buy it all?" a short pause... 2nd guy says "All of it?" 1st guy, answering "Hell yeah, looks like we are going to need it." The sales clerk says "You going on a hunting trip?" 3rd guy answers "Nah, we know we wont be able to buy guns and ammo once that S.O.B.'s president." The clerk, an older African American gentleman stood there, looking over the top of his glasses and shook his head... He looked right at them and says "I voted for that S.O.B. and I believe your fear of losing your guns and ammunition is totally unwarranted but if you want to spend your money on it, it's fine with me."



I started cracking up as I walked past them... it was classic. The three guys bought a bunch of assorted ammunition - I wonder if they are storing it in the shed next to the chemical fertilizer?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:41 PM
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1. I've heard that locally too
One of my January clients is a gun dealer so I keep steering them to him. lol. Oh yeah, buy lots of guns. Idiots.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:00 PM
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17. I heard a similar discussion...and yes,
in Walmart. It ended with one redneck type saying..."if he tries to take my guns away, I will sure give them to him...one bullet at a time" Sometimes I wonder what i am doing on this planet...must have been some huge cosmic error.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:07 PM
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21. My ancestors emigrated from France
To Canada. The hardships they endured, my god, to think about it. And now I would much prefer to be a citizen of either of those countries. *sigh*
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riqster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:39 AM
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77. Mine got out of France, with Richelieu and Mazarin on their heels
...and to think they fled a corrupt, theocratic society. Hope there's no afterlife, they'd be really upset if they could see what American has turned into.

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MaryEllen9399 Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:51 PM
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91. did you report him to the secret service nt?
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:19 PM
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82. Father in law works in gun shop. Says they can't keep their inventory up... n/t
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:42 PM
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2. Nope, it's all going to the Meth lab.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:44 PM
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5. Oddly enough
these guys had all of their teeth - unlike a lot of meth addicts... and they were not tweaking. They were more along the line of the kind of guys you would expect to find in an outpost in Idaho.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:43 PM
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3. Yeah next to the chem fertilizer located in their fallout shelter
This is the good news the construction industry needs, get your Obama Presidency Fallout Shelters!
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:04 PM
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19. oo, fallout shelters
I can only hope that means the post-apocalyptic world of the Fallout video game series is at hand :). I want me a powerfist. Oh wait, wrong forum.. I wonder if anyone here will know what i am talking about.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:05 PM
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20. I always wondered just where the raiders come from.
Obviously decendants of these guys...GO GET EM DOGMEAT!!!
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:25 PM
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38. Yup, these guys indeed NT
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:17 PM
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64. Oakland
and you can buy this really ugly chair if you are a fan:

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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:09 PM
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27. Bush Administration= the Enclave?
FEV=Iraq?

"creating a better society" = "spreading democracy?"

You decide.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:26 PM
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40. John Henry Eden is hella smarter than Bush.
n.t.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:27 PM
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Fact, sir.
lol
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:34 PM
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57. smarter or not
he was an easy kill with a powerfist.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:36 PM
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58. Or a very persuasive tongue.
n/t
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:38 PM
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59. I was never good at being a diplomat in the Fallout Series.
I tried to beat fallout 1 on speach alone, but I wasn't quite persuasive enough.
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:28 PM
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44. Well
the Enclave was run by POTUS, so you be the judge :P

As far as the FEV, it could refer to overmedication in general, forcing people to become things they aren't. After all, not all who came in contact with FEV turned into SuperMutants, Harold definately wasn't super.

I'll take nuclear winter if only I can listen to Louis Armstrong while it happens.
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:35 PM
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47. A kiss to build a dream on= best video game theme song ever?
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:31 PM
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55. quite possibly NT
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:14 PM
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29. If we were to be really smart about it,
we could go into the business of manufacturing fallout shelters and secretly place locks and sensors in all of the models. If we really wanted to be smart about it, we could also manufacture a "situation" where the wingnuts would all feel the need to run to their shelters at once, then LOCK! :evilgrin:
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:18 PM
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31. Holy crap, I read that book
1984? lol
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:22 PM
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34. What would be the extra icing on the cake would be
if they set the locks themselves...in case of a real emergency for their own safety, they could be the ones to set the special locks. Am I evil? :P :evilgrin:
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:24 PM
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37. Depends, do you consider Wells to have been evil?
lol
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:28 PM
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43. Brilliant, actually.
:)
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:35 PM
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49. The two aren't mutually exclusive
:p
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:33 PM
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56. it is a fine line after all
:p
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:11 AM
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76. So that's where morlocks come from.
So that means we're... uh, wait.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:44 PM
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4. should have asked them if they ever got their guns back from clinton..
remember when he took all our guns?!
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crazylikafox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:25 PM
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39. Good one. I have to remember that next time I hear these idiots whine.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:15 PM
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63. haha Well done.
I may borrow that one in the future, should opportunity ever present itself. :toast:

Julie
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:16 PM
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71. It's really scary how out-of-control gun fundies have gotten lately.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:45 PM
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6. I totally pictured Stanley from The Office as I read your post.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:47 PM
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8. !
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ipfilter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:11 PM
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88. Heh, I thought the same thing.
Was the clerk doing a crossword puzzle?
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:47 PM
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7. oh yeah, those are the type of guys who should be allowed to handle any type of firearm....
:sarcasm:
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:51 PM
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10. You just know one of them is going to trip, fall, fire, and kill the other two.
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:53 PM
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11. Their names are probably Darryl, his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl
Carly
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:09 PM
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26. Oh, Darryl, Darryl and Darryl
were WAAAAY too smart for the current crowd of nimwits. They'd have never fallen for this claptrap, and besides, they know you only need one gun to kill a squirrel. What a complete waste of money the other guns would be. And THAT is conservatism, which this current crowd of nimwits also don't get. :crazy:
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:27 PM
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42. Excuse me, but that was LARRY, Darryl and Darryl
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 03:51 PM by Tansy_Gold



edited to add pic
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:29 PM
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45. Oh poor Larry, he would never forget
I'm now dumber than Larry. :cry:

:rofl:
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:35 PM
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48. Larry was one them
The other two were Moe and Curly.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:01 PM
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18. I tend to think of it as evolution in action.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:49 PM
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9. "A fool and his money..."
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:50 PM by YOY
well you know the rest.

Ironically most of them are already gun owners and have all the ammo they will need. Of course the price will not get jacked up at any time...that's just all in their head...but put yourself in the worst possible scenario...

Supposing the crap hit the fan...and they needed those weapons for some kind of FReeped up survivalist reason. Imagine the scenario: living in some kind of post apocalyptic hell...moving like a para-militant survivalist...scrounging for food.

Other than buying the different types of firearms (revolver, semi-automatic handgun, shotgun, Rifle) to suit a need one has to ask the question:

1. How many can you carry with you at any given moment with ease?
2. How much ammunition can you carry with you at any given moment with ease?
3. How many can you shoot at the same time with any reliable aim?

As Carlos Mencia put it "Dee de dee"...someone taking away their guns...Jesus what scared little planet do these assclowns live on.
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happychatter Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:54 PM
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12. ...are soon partying"
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:55 PM by happychatter
...ammunition has a shelf life

this ammunition will be spent on somebody's back forty for "stump removal" long before the second amendment gets diminished

they might as well be waiting for the Messiah's return

the real characters are loading their own and caching it
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:35 AM
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75. I loaded some this Morning...
:evilgrin:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:49 PM
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90. Depends on the type of ammunition you buy
A lot of ammo has a fairly limited shelf life - probably 20 years at most. Me, I've got some ammo that should easily last for a century before my heirs think about replacing it. The drawback is that it's somewhat corrosive, which means you'd better make double-sure that your gun is clean and spotless after use, unless you want pits to eat into the bore and action.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:41 AM
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73. "...are fun to go out with"
that was always my sister's motto.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:56 PM
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13. Slightly off topic
Don't personalize the public approbation for Wal-Mart. If you're shopping there, let's assume that we all know what a horrible corporate citizen Wal-Mart is, but that the folks who shop there either (a) don't care; or (2) don't have a choice. Scoring the people who shop at Wal-Mart doesn't affect people in category (a), and isn't really fair to people in category (2). Let's save our vitriol and approbation for the corporate entity that has earned it.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:12 PM
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28. I just
needed the blue ice things and some laxative. :) Best price on laxative on the planet. :P
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:21 PM
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33. "Best price on laxative on the planet." You know why don't you?
Wal Mart are so full of shit. :P

I fall into category (2), I believe. We don't really have a choice where I live.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:01 PM
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85. Small verbal nit-pick: "approbation" means approval
I think the word you're going for is disapprobation... :)
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:56 PM
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14. i think the term is ignorant, redneck vigilantes....
good for the clerk
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:57 PM
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15. We should start a rumor
A rumor that liberals were massing in Oaklahoma to overthrow the Second Amendment could result in the gun nuts rushing there and opening fire on each other. I am sure that Rush, Hannity and O'Reilly would be more than glad to "substantiate" it as fact.
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lady raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM
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24. Oh, how I would LOVE it if liberals were massing in Oklahoma!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM by HereKittyKitty
We are very lonely here.

Just as long as we weren't caught in the idiots' crossfire.

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:24 PM
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36. Why Oklahoma?
Make it NC, and you got a plan there. :evilgrin:
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:28 PM
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68. "Liberals in Oklahoma taking guns" you say?
And they're all wearing ORANGE hunting caps? And driving mysterious F150s? Hope I don't see any.

:scared:
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DonEBrook Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:08 PM
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87. Where is Oaklahoma? Or are you referring to that state that borders yours...?
:eyes:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:59 PM
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16. I've heard that too
people around here seem to have the quaint notion that Obama will take all their guns away. Ask them why they think this and they can't tell you. But knowing them, they are afraid of the "Scary Black Man".
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:07 PM
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22. Guns & ammo will be a bargain at yard sales in a year or two.



... once these assholes figure out they are stuck with all this crap they bought
while in a state of panic which was induced by the lying RW Radio Hatemongers.


:rofl: :rofl:


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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:27 PM
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41. I hope you are right
By then I should be able to start expanding my collection again.
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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:41 PM
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52. encourage them
The more they are spending on ammo, the less they have to donate to the rethugs.

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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:07 PM
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23. you should remind then that if they enlist now
they'll get all the ammo they need.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:18 PM
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30. Around here
guys like this usually are either in the military or have already been in the military.

I didn't even want to try to talk to them... I try not to call guys with guns "Fucktarded asshats."
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:21 PM
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32. good point nt
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:34 PM
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46. A good policy Gilligan.
n/t
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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70. I thought so
I have surrendered the 1 finger salute long ago while driving. Too many goofballs with guns in their cars.
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DonEBrook Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #30
89. You should've mentioned that at first...since current or former military people are definitely
and obviously dangerous assholes.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM
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25. The clerk sounds like a class act.
He handled that situation beautifully. :applause:
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:24 PM
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35. The NRA and gun sellers should be sending Obama thank you
cards this christmas. His election has made their industry a lot of money in these troubled times.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:38 PM
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50. At least they only called him an S.O.B.
those kind of people often have no compunction at all about dropping an N-bomb.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:40 PM
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51. It may have had
something to do with the clerk being a black man. I was waiting for it though because they had that "I am a dumb fucker" look glued to them.
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:21 PM
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53. Good for the clerk! I'm with him.
I also voted for that S.O.B. }(

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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:28 PM
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54. Me too!
:D
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:40 PM
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60. It's the weapons manufactures that I bet are spreading this bullshit.
they are making buckets of money on peoples stupidity.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:08 PM
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61. 10 years ago he campaigned on gun control including raising taxes on some ammo.


Chicago Defender, Dec. 13, 1999 where it is proported to have been reported:

Obama is also seeking to increase the federal taxes by 500 percent on the sale of firearm, ammunition -- weapons he says are most commonly used in firearm deaths.

But he hasn't said anything about this since. Presumably he's come to his senses.

Interestingly enough FactCheck will only say that the NRA's claims that he will raise taxes on ammo are UNCERTAIN, and not FALSE.

I hope this run on guns and ammo sends a signal to the Obama administration that new gun control may be very unwelcome. The customers in the story wobviously did not vote for Obama, but I did, and I'm buying guns and ammo, too.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:10 PM
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62. oops, duped meself.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 05:11 PM by aikoaiko

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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:20 PM
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65. Gun stores are spreading this because it works.
Paranoia works wonders among the stupid.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:22 PM
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66. stupidity is so profitable!
from the Obama voters to all gun dealers....YOU'RE WELCOME!
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:25 PM
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67. The NRA is spreading this BS
about PE Obama.

They did so during the entire campaign.

" He'll take away your right to own a firearm!!"

Truth, they don't need the truth-
it gets in their way.

:(
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:30 PM
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69. Funny part I figure with metal prices crashing
Ammo will probably start to come down in price. At least I hope so(I go through 500-1000 rounds a month from April-Oct in competiton shooting of 9mm). But I'm wondering if it will stay high with these fools keep buying it in a Y2K like panic!

That was another result of the Bush Admin & his friggin' wars. Ammo prices skyrocketed through the roof last few years!
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Morrisons Ghost Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:37 AM
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72. nt
:bounce: :bounce:
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:43 AM
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74. ?
I think I agree. :)
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:02 PM
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78. Oddly enough,
I was in Wal-Mart last month after the election to purchase two guns and some ammunition.
The same guys you describe were at the counter, but also at the counter was another Obama voter in addition to myself.
The clerk said many recent customers have been Obama voters.
This particular Wal-Mart was practically Sold Out.

The other Obama voter and myself calmly reassured the others that The Democrats weren't going to take away any guns from law abiding citizens. Then the clerk, an educated man in his 50's who had obviously seen better employment said something very interesting:
"The Government won't be taking away guns, but they WILL make them more expensive. The Government won't want The Poor to have guns."
I didn't respond to his comment, but have been thinking about it recently.

We have recently relocated to a very rural part of a Red State.
After the election, we checked our precinct vote tally, and were delighted to find that out of 281 votes cast, 87 were for Obama.....87 of our neighbors up in these hills voted for The Black Guy!
(We were expecting single digit totals for Obama.)

Gun ownership is a necessity here for protection of stock, pets, and family. The guns have been on our "must purchase" list for two years. This election combined with a recent increase in varmint attacks on our Chicken House, and a marauding bear on a neighbors property provided the extra incentive to go ahead with the purchase.

Since the election and guns purchase, we (my wife & I) have set up a target range and become competent and comfortable with the use of the guns. My wife had never previously shot a gun. After the initial aversion to the loud BANG wore off, she said, "You know, this is kinda fun".
A fringe benefit of the practice range is that neighbors within hearing distance know we are armed.

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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 01:05 PM
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95. I can understand the need for a gun to protect your stock and pets
from coyotes and foxes, but what are you protecting your family from? Just what kind of people areyour neighbors, anyways?
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:32 PM
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79. same thing going on around here
guys that i work with-who should know better

buying guns and ammo like there is no tommorrow.

so same time this year-when nothing has happened and the gun shops start to close because
these guys still have 8 million rounds in their closet and 3 rifles still in the box.
Will we and obama be blamed all over again because WE are somehow putting these stores out of business?

Can't wait for the first story of a house fire when some clowns "just in case" supplies explodes
like an ammo dump in a WWII war movie.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:58 PM
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80. Wonder what will go through their heads when they continue to see guns and ammo for sale for the
next 4-8 years.



Ugh. Teh stoopid is pretty deep in America.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:15 PM
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81. Hopefully guns and ammo will continue to be sold...
another Assault Weapons Ban or other draconian gun laws will merely bring out the gun supporters to the polls come election day. They've made the difference in past elections and may return to haunt the Democratic Party again.

During this election, the Democrats avoided pushing the gun control issue and McCain wasn't exactly a favorite of gun owners. Bush had managed to screw things up so bad that many pro-gun voters just didn't bother to show up to vote.

If the Democratic Party focuses its efforts on taking illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and criminal drug gangs we may see a decrease in crime in this country. If they continue to push "feel good" laws like the AWB which accomplish nothing they will lose seats in the mid term election and possibly endanger Obama's chances of winning two terms.

But actually attempting to take guns from criminals is difficult, dangerous and expensive. It's much easier to pass laws which restrict or take guns away from honest citizens. Who cares that it doesn't accomplish much if anything. The politicians can stand on the steps of Congress and pat themselves on the back in front of the cameras. They can say that they are actually doing something important in the war on crime. The base of the Democratic Party which lives in the large anti-gun cities will cheer.

Pro-gun Democrats like me will find themselves attempting to defend the actions of the party and making excuses which will only draw ridicule from pro-gun Republicans. Most of my shooting friends will be saying, "See, we told you what would happen!" I will counter with the argument that while the Democrats are wrong on guns, they are right on the majority of the other issues.

It's hard to stand up for the Democratic Party when they push gun control. I hope I don't have to try it again.
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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 02:25 PM
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83. Here's hoping you're right...
but I wouldn't underestimate the ability of the "assault weapon" bait-and-switch to sway the gullible. I didn't think it would pass in 1994, either (and got burned big-time as a result).
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historian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 02:45 PM
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84. here in southern ca
people are selling their guns so they can buy food! How much more has to happen until we are officially a
3rd world country?
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DonEBrook Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:06 PM
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86. Cute little fable. Funny, too!
:D
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 01:00 PM
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93. are you saying
I did not have this happen to me?

You are an ass...

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StarryNite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 12:57 PM
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92. I wonder
if they had any objections when guns were seized from law abiding citizens during the Katrina catastrophe under the reign of boy george?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 01:03 PM
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94. Sure they did...
That's why there's legislation on the books to prevent confiscation of guns during natural disasters from ever happening again. Obama, BTW, voted to end the confiscations.
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