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Customers Call for Carhartt Boycott as Company Keeps Vax Mandate After SCOTUS Ruling
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/24/2022 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I quit buying Carhart years ago when their quality declined sharply.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/24/2022 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Private companies have the right to set their own policies.
As a small business owner I reserve the right to run my business as I see fit. If people don't like my policy then don't purchase here.
Having said that, I would never impose the covid vax on my employees.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/24/2022 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Another "woke" company shooting itself in both feet. They must have a really stupid CEO and board of directors.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2022 11:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Its a global company, so any anti-vaxers boycott hurting them is overly estimated. Most people have more important things to worry about than this. This is insignificant. Plenty of people will continue to buy the brand and as Vespasian said, its a private company. If you don't like their policies, take your business elsewhere.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 01/24/2022 12:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh, every little bit hurts. If it becomes a permanent bit, it hurts forever.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 12:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Sam does not believe in the butterflies' wings > hurricane phenomenon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||

#7  "I like to wear clothes just like my daddy wears." That is how a rock in a pond turns into ripples.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 12:43 Comments || Top||

#8  I want to profile a few kinds of Rantburg commenters now. I'm sure to offend everyone, so here goes:

A good comment carries some information that maybe not all other readers are aware of. That involves knowing something or doing some research. Or some awesome snark. We do come here for that too.

But, some commenters fall into these categories. If the article says, "The sky is blue," the commenter will come back with:

"Only a fool would say it was blue."
"What's so good about blue skies?"
"It's never been blue for me."
"You know nothing. There is no blue."
"Why do you cancel my comment about the green sky, you (insult, insult, insult?)"
Grumbling Mumbler 9977 unleashes a line of gibberish that would make William Burroughs and James Joyce swear off words.

If you don't like the people here, or what they say, go over to Pajamas Media and comment there. OK?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 12:59 Comments || Top||

#9  This 2-year "emergency" has surprised me in many ways, but perhaps none moreso than how willing businesses across the land have rushed to do the government's bidding.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/24/2022 14:10 Comments || Top||

#10  Trading the $200+ per year hard work customer for a Tik Toker's one time $15 ironic beanie sale is weird.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 15:03 Comments || Top||

Can I stay if I only dislike (r) and have no opinion of the others?
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 01/24/2022 15:11 Comments || Top||

#12  This 2-year "emergency" has surprised me in many ways, but perhaps none moreso than how willing businesses across the land have rushed to do the government's bidding.

I'm thinking Board Karens and Late 40s Dad trying to Look 18 Cool in front of Daughters' friends types.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 17:19 Comments || Top||

#13  Wrangler clothing is well-made and reasonably priced.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/24/2022 22:48 Comments || Top||

Moccasin Creek - Old America (Trump Style)
I somehow missed this Trump revised version of Moccasin Creek's Old America. Despite having searched for it several times on YouTube over the last 2 years???
Or, YouTube buried it in a special place.

Either way, a few of you might also never have heard it
so I posted this version.

Given, its to the point lyrics.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 01/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Briefly about Ukraine
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Commentary by Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin:

[ColonelCassad] 1. China has denied the fakes thrown in the West that Xi Jinping asked Putin not to attack Ukraine during the Olympics

2. The US Department of State has refuted statements thrown in the Western press that the US is preparing to evacuate diplomats from Ukraine. Yes, what are you going to do.

3. Instead of inviting Shoigu to come to Britain, Britain will send its defense minister to Moscow. "Call to the carpet" failed.

4. The US asks Russia not to publish the content of the written response to the Russian demands, which will be submitted to the Russian Federation next week.

5. Germany refuted statements thrown by the Western press about the evacuation of diplomats from Ukraine. Isn't it time to find the source of these stuffing about evacuation?

6. Britain accused Russia of wanting to install a puppet government in Ukraine with the participation of Muraev, Azarov, Arbuzov, etc. persons. Given the fact that some of these people Moscow was not particularly eager to form a "provisional government" in 2014, especially since it will not do this in 2022, all these are old political corpses.

7. The United States and Britain are preparing new parties of various weapons, ammunition and ammunition, which would be transferred to Ukraine in the next few days. So far, it looks like there is a hasty pumping of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine before the inevitable provocation in the Donbass (or in some other place), while the US State Department is playing for time and chattering Russian proposals before the start of events.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Alright, so what's in it for Biden ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2022 5:07 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Distraction from his failures. This will only add to them.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/24/2022 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Wag the Dog, really? It seems they are that shallow and inept. They have been pissing on the legs of the people in this country that are the actual fighters and think a foolish waste of lives for political cover will work?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/24/2022 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  I am for it IF milley gets 1 stripe, a rifle, and is at the front.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 01/24/2022 11:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Expect Putin to headfake and wrongfoot them again. He only invades when it's not expected.

He's trying to extract a written agreement that NATO will not include Ukraine, and he will get it.

Lavrov and Sec'y Spotify and their wordsmiths are trying to land upon a (Brandon) face-saving formulation now.

My guess: look for a phrase like Ukraine's strategic independence or some such: "independent" of NATO (that's what Putin really wants) and "independent" of outright Russian military domination (that's face-saving for Brandon).
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 13:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Putin has been building the Russian Air Force and Navy. If he's wanting to make a statement, you will see lots of Bl@ckjack and TU-22 raids, ship launched cruise missiles and ground troops mopping up.

Which is the way to do it anyway.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 13:09 Comments || Top||

#8  If Putin had really wanted to invade he would have done so long ago, when the US leadership was looking the other way: in Jan. 2021, or maybe while Brandon & his D.I.E. morons were obsessing about "domestic terrorists" at school board meetings.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 13:19 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ Please tell the market. The DOW is down over 700 this afternoon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2022 13:55 Comments || Top||

#10  It'll bounce back quickly. Not the shit-meme clown company stocks or the other overhyped ARKK junk but real companies with solid cash flows. Buy Gazprom and LUKoil at these prices.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 13:59 Comments || Top||

#11  Joes will "have to do something" if the market is down much more. I'm thinking burn Boinie Sandahs at the stake, with AOC lighting the pyre.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 14:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Bazooka J(er)o(m)e to the rescue.

What's another $5 trillion between friends?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 14:32 Comments || Top||

#13  Make the kids pay it off. They won't be alive anyway. No person, no problem. "Count the votes.. Count the votes.. Count the votes..
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 14:34 Comments || Top||

#14  The huge capital injections so far have barely offset the loss of real economic activity lost to the lockdowns. No matter how much money they print, it's not the same thing as creating wealth. None of the brightest stars of the ivy league understand that. But you do at the pump or grocery store.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/24/2022 14:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Powell's run out of powder. Brandon's out of powder.

If Brandon wants to save Pelosi and our Oligarchs' capital now -- he doesn't give a fook about you or me, but he jumps for his masters -- then he has no choice but to de-escalate and bring Ukraine to a swift conclusion by acceding to Putin's #1 demand: stop expanding NATO.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 15:09 Comments || Top||

#16  How does deploying US troops to Estonia or, say, Poland have to do with Ukraine. For that matter even troops in Kiev have nothing to do with the slices of land Putin wants.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/24/2022 15:19 Comments || Top||

#17  Complete BS. Of course Brandon will capitulate. Agreeing to Putin's demand costs us nothing.

To us, a meaningless concession; to the other side it means everything. An obvious solution to the problem.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 15:33 Comments || Top||

#18  Brandon's bag tube falls off, his pant leg is saturated. He gets a warm feeling but nobody notices.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2022 15:35 Comments || Top||

#19  Something's happening now, or about to happen...The markets have done a complete 180. Something's up...
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 15:41 Comments || Top||

#20  Because neocons wanting to make a buck off of aging flag officers' Fight Russia fantasy isn't effective when the pro military population has been turned off by the Afghan debacle and social justice training, the anti-military populace can't be bothered to care, and the observational populace sees impotent approval numbers and hidden shady business deals in Ukraine by current acting members of government.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 15:56 Comments || Top||

#21  Great.

Reports indicating US to send additional assets to Eastern Europe.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 16:42 Comments || Top||

#22  Russia is keeping her troops a respectable distance from the borders, to prevent any live fire incidents, such as from Ukraine's crazies.

If NATO wants to provoke Russia it will have to invade or launch air strikes, both actions being extremely hard to hide or hang on Russia as a cause for war.

Russia won't be doing the provocations. If a war starts, it will be on NATO to start it.

Just my two kopeks.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2022 17:25 Comments || Top||

#23  One other thing to bear in mind.

We keep hearing about complaints about the huge number of troops Russia has deployed at the borders.

They are nothing compared to what Russia can muster in the event of a general mobilization. I long have maintained that much of the Russian Army is mostly lower category troops filled the cadres and officers, units which must be filled with conscripts through mobilization before being committed to war.
Posted by: badanov || 01/24/2022 17:31 Comments || Top||

#24  Needs a catchy name; how about Operation Borodino?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 17:48 Comments || Top||

#25  Operation Barburisma
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/24/2022 17:51 Comments || Top||

#26  I wonder if they will get the evacuation of our assets right this time or will it be Kabul2.0?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/24/2022 18:29 Comments || Top||

#27  I think the plan is to get about $3billion is cash and gasoline loaded onto 2 1/2s and park them in Donetsk and leaving the keys.

Then after every plane in Donetsk is flown out empty, then they will start considering an evac plan.

And if that doesn't make sense, you are obviously a Putinist and a saboteur.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 18:52 Comments || Top||

#28  Everybody: this can't get much worse

Brandon: lets start a war with Russia, in Russia, during Winter
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 18:55 Comments || Top||

#29  General Mills: I guarantee we can support a Winter Offensive using airlift capabilities.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/24/2022 18:58 Comments || Top||

#30  ^Ah, the good old days...at Pitomnik
Posted by: borgboy || 01/24/2022 20:34 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Kurt Schlichter - Savor the Democrats' Humiliation
[Townhall] There’s no sense in pretending that we don’t take pleasure in the total failure of our Marxist-curious party of the left. Through a combination of outright fraud, procedural irregularities, plus the total support of the garbage establishment and its failed institutions, the Democrats took power by the thinnest of margins and have proceeded to fail on a level comparable to Heaven’s Gate, New Coke, and the Weekly Standard. There’s no shame in enjoying their total rejection by all decent Americans. In fact, you should enjoy it without hesitation or mercy, especially since it means more than just us cons getting our jollies.

The Democrats’ "Biden is FDR and not just a desiccated, pervy old weirdo" dreams have died. Their dreams of five trillion in handouts to bums and donors have died. Their dreams of enshrining their ability to cheat in elections have died. The Democrats can’t even shatter norms, like the filibuster, competently.

So much fail in so little time. The Latinx community — which the Dems put all their faith in as part of an unstoppable future majority, is rejecting them, in large part because Democrats are the kind of people who use the word "Latinx" unironically. Some foreigners, seeing the Democrats’ weakness and stupidity — it’s not just Commander-in-Chief Crusty who is the problem — are chomping at the bit to chomp off pieces of other countries because they know that the Dems put the "feck" in "feckless." The rest are invading our country through what used to be a border. Inflation is up, the market is down, and November 2022 is approaching just over the horizon like a Tongan tsunami.

Noted dead white guy Samuel Johnson, who believed that there are only two genders, once observed, "Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." It’s an apt analogy here, both because it evokes the fact that the Democrats have gone all-in on the side of the criminals as the crime rate rockets up, and also because it demonstrates just how intractably stupid the Democrats are. They ride in the little cart heading toward their November 8th date with the electoral noose, but their minds are not concentrated on that. Instead they are concentrated on fake insurrections and telling us how CRT is not taught in schools yet must absolutely continue to be taught in schools.

This is unsustainable, and normal people would know it, but normal people are not quasi-Marxist pagan fanatics who drove actual religion out of their lives and let commie nonsense fill the void. They can’t stop it, even if they wanted to stop it, because their collection of bizarre obsessions is not merely an ideology but a substitute for actual faith. Progressivism is their god. Unfortunately for them, it’s a false god. It’s a political golden calf, except they oppose the gold standard because it wouldn’t let them print all the cash they want to spend, and Dems are leery of cattle because their Swalwellian flatulence causes global warming, which is another facet of their fake, foolish faith.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/24/2022 11:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the Dems got thru a $2B or so Covid relief bill in the spring of 2021 which will likely get several $100M to outright partisan leftists, shady 501 'charities' and grifter contractors

they got a big 'infrastructure' bill through also

they haven't given up on the voter fraud bill either
Posted by: Lord Garth || 01/24/2022 18:08 Comments || Top||

‘A Staggering Act of Appeasement'
[NYSun] The decision of the Biden administration to arrange for the payment of Iran’s dues at the United Nations is being described to us as "a staggering act of appeasement." That is the phrase used by our sometimes legwoman at the United Nations, Claudia Rosett. We had called her to see what she made of the news. Her tirade is probably still echoing down the telephone lines from the fastness of upstate New York.

The gist of the story is that Iran had failed to pay its dues at the United Nations and had in consequence lost its voting rights in the World Body. One would think that this would be a boon for America. It’s the fruit of American sanctions, after all, and would mean that Iran would be able to foment less trouble at Turtle Bay. If that’s what one thinks, though, one would not be a muckety muck in the Biden administration.
Much more at the link.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/24/2022 08:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:

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Mon 2022-01-24
  Egyptian court sentences Mufti of Al-Qaeda affiliate 'Al-Nusra Front' to life in prison
Sun 2022-01-23
  56 IS terrorists killed in northeast Syria
Sat 2022-01-22
  Iran says in talks with Russia to build nuclear power units
Fri 2022-01-21
  Al Qaeda announces death of former Bin Laden associate
Thu 2022-01-20
  Indonesian Militant Linked to Bali Bombings Sentenced to 15 Years
Wed 2022-01-19
  Mohammed al-Houthi: Yemen's only goal is the end of aggression
Tue 2022-01-18
  The Houthis attack Abu Dhabi, Arabian coalition airstrikes Sanaa
Mon 2022-01-17
  Police recovers anti-aircraft guns, other arms from Karachi godown
Sun 2022-01-16
  Day 2: Armed man holding hostages at Colleyville, Texas, synagogue demands release of convicted terrorist 'sister'
Sat 2022-01-15
  Authorities in hours-long standoff at Colleyville synagogue, no injuries reported
Fri 2022-01-14
  IRGC launched solid-fuel satellite rocket into space
Thu 2022-01-13
  TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani killed in axe attack
Wed 2022-01-12
  Lebanon’s currency has lost more than 15 percent of its value since the start of the year
Tue 2022-01-11
  FBI Refuses To Say How Many Informants Were Involved In Jan. 6 Violence
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  Turkish FM: Our Forces in Libya aren't a 'Foreign Power'

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