Teh Squeaky Wheel
Humpy Hap Day, Wheelizens.
Thanks for the carpy thread GIF, Mac. 😉
And cheers to Paddy for being the ongoing stalwart of the M.O., too.
Today will be another fabulous day of keeping clients informed ahead of the rain expected tomorrow and juggling repairs, on top of the “usual duties”.
Had an issue with my phone Monday (of course); several calls went right to voicemail without ringing. Which wasn’t exactly convenient, particularly due to teh weather this week. Called our provider, got a really good tech support person and wound-up doing a factory reset which seems to have solved that issue.
(Which is very nice as I actually like this nearly four-year-old phone; it’s been very reliable. The day I got it was the same day as a visit to Teh Mountain Redoubt; the first call made after it finished syncing was to LambiePieK, who got put on speaker for a chat with Sven and Mrs. Sven.)
I remember that phone call, Fatwa. During the conversation, I learned that if you are poor and live in the South, don’t bother contacting the SPLC for legal advice.
Good morning, GN!
No rain in the forecast, so it’s a dry hump day for us.
I see that Dick’s Sporting Goods is blaming the gun and will no longer sell “assault weapons” or any firearm to anyone under 21. Good luck with that.
SackO’SugarK’s problem re the SPLC is that she didn’t belong to any of the “right” oppressed groups. (Even being a ginger…)
…a dry hump day…
You ought to be seeing about 0.75″ of rain starting late tomorrow afternoon, assuming the weather-guessers are right. One of the places we’re scrambling to do some emergency repairs is that place on E.L.A. I pointed-out on our way to P.C.’s last time I saw you and teh missus. (Where we have a large project pending; hope they commence phase one later this year.)
Dick’s has certainly lived-up to its name with their cowardly, boneheaded move. Oh well, IMHO they’re overpriced on guns to begin with.
Unless the GA Senate relents, Delta just hosed themselves out of the renewal of a nice tax break on fuel by taking sides re the NRA.
Also don’t think the “boycotts” against FedEx and Amazon Prime will have the desired effect.
Lastly, I’ve finally reached the point where I think David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez ought to be throat-punched. Along with their parents and the politico-media tools who are using them.
They persist in pretending that Hogg and Gonzalez are kids…probably because “Do it for the children!” has better emotional resonance than “Do it for the teenagers!”. 👿
Hope you make it out again this year, Fatwa. Be good to see you.
Recently, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library -- which gives books to kids all over the world -- gave its 100 millionth book.
That’s pretty damned awesome.
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Let me see if I’ve got this right: “kids” shouldn’t be allowed to buy a firearm until they’re 21, but we should consider lowering the voting age to 16?
I believe you’ve got that right.
Because “evul anthropomorphic guns” and “wisdom of children” or some such balderdash.
Given how much longer it seems to take kids to actually “grow-up” today compared with 40+ years ago, perhaps the age of majority needs to be raised back to 21 for voting, booze, contracts, etc.
The cat is now out of the bag -- the “grassroots” March for Our Lives is being funded, advised, and given logistical and other support by Everytown, Giffords, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood, Women’s March LA, and others.
No…ah caint hardly believe that!!1!
Because those young people seem so terribly, terribly earnest. And wise despite being callow; so real, so down-to-earth, so authentic.
And for the past two weeks the media has been assuring us that these kids are oh so media savvy because they grew up with social media.
Despite the fact that they had to go through the PR firms representing these kids to get their interviews.
Journalism. I don’t think that word means what they think it means.
I see that our POTUS has jumped the shark on the Second Amendment. Can’t say I’m surprised (disappointed, but not shocked), but listening to some of the right-leaning pundits today expound on due process is almost amusing as I can’t recall the last time I heard them rant about “due process” and asset forfeiture.
I wonder how the left will respond to Trump tossing due process out the window?
I wonder if Trump’s just baiting the liberals by saying that. (Yeah, I know he’s not really a Repub, but I hope he’s merely giving the Dems a lot of rope to hang themselves with for the mid-terms.)
I wonder. The true Trump believers think that’s the case. Me, I don’t think he’s that smart.It will make for interesting theater.