Another One Bites the Dust

8 03 2018

Cool Valley

“But we still have Express Scripts,” said our archons of civic pride in the aftermath of a certain big international business deal with yuge local ramifications about ten years ago.

DERP.

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Certain Lesbians Could Not Be Reached For Comment

6 03 2018

Medford, Oregon

News from Roger Fredinburg country:

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.

Dick’s and Walmart restricted gun sales to adults 21 and older in the wake of the Florida high school massacre. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally.

Oregon law allows residents to buy shotguns or rifles starting at age 18.

Tyler Watson’s lawsuits filed against the retailers in two separate counties claim he faced age discrimination from Dick’s and Walmart. The lawsuit is believed to be the first filed over the new gun policies enacted on Feb. 28.

The lawsuit claims a store owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Medford, Oregon, refused to sell Watson .22-caliber Ruger rifle on Feb. 24. The suit says Grants Pass Walmart in Oregon refused to sell him a gun on March 3.

IOW, he’s asking WM and Dick’s to bake his gay wedding cake.

I wonder what certain lesbians in Colorado have to say about this.

Though I know the incredulous interlocutors in my peanut gallery will state that this shoe that’s now on the other foot is also a shoe that’s now on my feet.

With that in mind, where I think the difference will manifest legally is that the wedding cake bakers (I think) were not presenting themselves as a public accommodation, whereas WM and Dick’s definitely are.  But moving the needle away from my direction is the fact that the retail objects in question are firearms, and retailers have some vague and unsettled measure of leeway under the law to deny a firearms sale to any given individual without having to give a reason.

Like I wrote here quite a few days ago, I wish the big boxes would totally get out of the firearms retail business so that we can have at least something in and of the business world that is not totally bigboxized and corporatized.





It’s Like I’ve Been Saying…

1 03 2018

Bentonville, Arkansas

On the left, social justice warriorism is a front for distracting from economic populism.

The more and the louder Wal-Mart and its top executives scream about MUH COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS, the more the left is going to forget that it’s supposed to hate Wal-Mart for everyday low wages guaranteed and no unions.

Of course, this is not a brand new tactic for W-M.





Lyda, Translated

28 02 2018

Downtown

The story.

The tweet:

Let me translate this into English:

“Delta, please use Lambert as a hub!  Lambert hasn’t been any airline’s hub since American ditched St. Louis after having swallowed TWA, and for the fact that it’s not a hub makes the cost of inbound and outbound travel to and from St. Louis more expensive than it would otherwise be, which in turn hurts business development and recruitment for the region.  On top of that, there’s a whole big totally empty skyscraper in the middle of Downtown that’s yours for the asking.”

2A politics aren’t really on Lyda’s mind here, in spite of her history.





All Out of Love

24 02 2018

Fairfax, Virginia

There’s going to be an interesting and in my opinion pleasing fallout from this.

Let me put it to you this way:

That sound you hear is the normie right falling out of love with corporations and libertarian-ish ideologies which engage in corporatist excuseology.

Plenty of room on the Populist Express for you to join us in the Alt-Right who followed suit long ago, that’s all I’m sayin.’

As I am want to do, let me put these lyrics to melody.





Science Is Discriminatory

17 02 2018

Mountain View, California

NLRB finds no prob with the Goolag axing Damore.

Not a surprise to me, because the way the narrative has read to me, and the Damore saga was one of those things that broke during my involuntary sojourn, so I had to catch up on it later, I always thought he had a much better chance in state court, where he’s also contesting it, because California’s relevant laws are different enough from Federal laws in ways that are advantageous to him.

Also remember that Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO, (eminently qualified for that job because she once rented garage space to valley upstarts Larry Page and Sergey Brin), great feminist crusader that she is, openly stated that she agitated for Damore’s firing because his recitation of long established social science hurt her kids’ feelings.  Another ironic subtext is that Sue is absolutely opposed to genetic determinism, while Sue’s sister is the founder and CEO of 23-and-Me.





Now…

18 01 2018

Seattle

Get ready for weeks and weeks of The Steve and Lyda Show.