23 May 2018

I'm Better And I Know Best Because I Got Military Training

BOW BEFORE ME MORTALS!

Because I'm really, really good at cleaning toilets, buffing floors and picking up cigarette butts.

I also know how to mow lawns.

I can make beds and iron clothes.

What, you meant combat skills?

I can put a 120mm round into a tank target at 5km.

I can mow down infantry with a coaxial machinegun.

I can break track and do a complete PMCS on an M1 series main battle tank.

Well, I could.  Judging from pictures, there's been some changes to my mount over the years, so I might have to break out the book to do some of what I used to know by heart.

While I was "trained" in the use of a pistol and rifle (and SMG) I don't think those skills were worth much since they were all super simple tables at short ranges.  We were expected to crew tanks after all.

And We Hate Him For It

Willard was right!

The 1890 Police model was a Remington.

Now I have to remember what gun I was thinking of when I disagreed with him.

Uberti makes a clone in .357 Magnum and one of the local stores has one.  I would have thought it too obscure for making a clone, let alone a sub-variation of one.

Face Your Accuser

In case you ever wondered why the 6th Amendment contains the confrontation clause, what's happened to Bloke on the Range is a great private sector example.

This is also why we need to massively purge our laws and regulations.

If you literally cannot know that you're breaking the rules; how can you avoid breaking them?

If your only contact from the people in charge is the beginning of punishment for breaking a rule you had no idea existed, what then?

It's not happenstance that things are set up this way.

Implacable And Unaccoutable

YouTube has terminated Bloke on the Range's channel.

His appeal appears to have been auto-denied as well.

I don't know who to send an email to to request his reinstatement, but we shouldn't have to.

The liberals are successfully managing to systematically silence us.

And Another Thing

Changes to the tinnitus tone don't make it easier to weather the attack!

Gotta Love Them

Of late I've been getting some pretty serious heartburn.

And it's of the sudden onset variety.

That's led to more than my fair share of panic attacks.

I've discovered that knowing that I'm having a panic attack doesn't do much to slow the heart down and relax.

A couple of hours of steady breathing exercises and actively trying to relax usually does the trick.

It's fascinating in a morbid kind of way that knowing that my chest pain is gastro-related does nothing to prevent the panic.

It's like there's a subroutine that goes, "pain in this region will cause a panic response from the lizard brain, ignore higher functions and enjoy the adrenaline."

Gotta love it!

22 May 2018

Irony Alert?

The M1911A1's from the CMP must be shipped to a Type 01, 02 or 07 FFL.

If I, a Type 03 FFL, were to win the lottery and pay for one would then have to enter it into my bound book because it's a C&R firearm.

I love the silliness sometimes.

Encouraging

Inside look at the CMP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols.

It tempts one it does.

Despite the onerous extra steps than getting a Garand and the lottery disbursement...

And needing $1,050 by September if I won what appears to be 1 in 10 ticket.  I probably did the odds wrong.

But if they're expecting 75,000 applications for 8,000 pistols that's close to 1:10, right?

What could go wrong?

21 May 2018

Experimental

I just realized that I'll try a different scotch at the drop of a hat.

But to get me to try a different bourbon, someone has to recommend it.

Intent

From reading the supporting materials for the 2nd Amendment, I think it's pretty clear that the founders wanted the common citizen to have the same weapons as the standing army, if any.

They were less certain they wanted a standing army than they were sure they wanted armed citizens.

If you go full-no-true-Scotsman about the 2nd Amendment, you have to demand a repeal of the NFA so that we can go out and buy the proper small arms and scream that anything less is... I dunno, treason or something.

I'm no true Scotsman.

But the people who wrote, debated, passed and then ratified the ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights would be appalled at what we endure from our government.

I think they'd, likewise, be thrilled we'd made the conceptual leap that things like radio, television and the internet are speech.

But I also think they'd have started shooting quite a while ago.

We've come so far, but lost so much.

Little Details

Watching Wonder Woman...

The Fokker E.III that Steve Trevor steals actually uses wing warping!

One gets used to the movies messing this stuff up, but occasionally they get it right in a movie that has nothing to do with the planes.

Tropic Thunder is another good example.  The A-4E's are period correct for the time frame of the Vietnam part of the movie.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe got the bomb release (and cockpit!) for an He.111 correct.

Flyboys... a movie about WW1 fliers...  Sometimes the planes are rolling against their controls.

Maybe That's Why You're Going Out Of Business

One of the local pawn shops is going out of business.

In fact, the only reason we darkened their door today was because of the "going out of business" sign.

Previous trips had taught us that they priced their good condition guns as if they were in unfired condition.

So we very rarely checked to see if they had anything worth buying and after a few, widely spaced, trips where the answer was, "no," we stopped going in there.

Today we found that they had come down on price considerably on some of their remaining guns.

Enough that Willard was willing to plunk down on three of them.

Now we hit several snags.

Willard is wanting to buy three different pistols.  A $400 1963 made Colt Detective Special, a $375 Manhurin made .32 PP and a $350 .45 SAA clone.

He made an offer of $1,100 out the door.

"NO!" says the sales lady.  $1,125 plus tax, plus FDLE call.  $1,208.75.

"$1,200 then?" says Willard?

"No, and if you don't want them we've got three other gun shops coming in this afternoon and they're going to pay us what we want.  By Wednesday there won't be any guns left!"

So Willard trims his purchase down to two guns, dropping the SAA from the list.

They get the price settled to asking, plus tax plus call in.

Then she informs Willard, "We don't allow multiple handguns to be sold on the same day."  Owner's policy because of the extra paperwork.

Willard MANFULLY restrained himself from saying what he was thinking, "No wonder you're going out of business!  I have money on the counter and you're telling me you don't want it!"

"Can I buy one of them?" I ask.

"Sure!" she says.  So I did.  I'll see if Willard is still interested in my Detective Special in couple of days.  I'd show you a picture but I forgot it in his car.  I trust him.

Because they were refusing multiple sales because of the paperwork, I was sorely tempted to overload her hamster wheel and produce my C&R papers and have her figure out a dealer to dealer transfer.  (Hint, it's the same as a normal purchase just you have to have a copy of my FFL number and write it on the 4473.)

Nope

Fox News asks if this sign is an example of reverse racism.


Nope.

That's just plain old racism.

Reversing whom is racist doesn't change that it's racism.

20 May 2018

Too Much Freedom?

This is a gaming post, not a political one.

I think I've established that I'm a fan of GURPS.

I know several gamers whom hate it because it's got a character creation system that's complex and cumbersome compared to most other role-playing games.

Aside: your computer doesn't have a role playing game on it; so I am not going to say "table-top RPG" like the computer "gamers" want.

GURPS is a point-based, skill driven system.

What this means is you get a pool of points to spend to create your character "spending" your points on traits and skills and getting credit from flaws.

What determines what your character can do is primarily derived from what skills you purchased and what level you raised them to.

It takes a while to make a character.

The beauty is, once you've made your character, everything you need to play further is already on your sheet.  Only the situationally defined variables assigned by the GM are missing.

It's a system that, literally, allows you to make any person you can imagine within the limits of the points given by the GM.

This induces vapor lock in players who're more accustomed to systems that actively walk you through the character generation process.

Think back to AD&D.  The first step is randomly generating the stats.  That give you a limited set of choices for your character class depending on how well or poorly you rolled for any given stat.  Once you've chosen your class you're done making decisions about your character except for picking out spells (if any).

Later editions of D&D added some skills, but I've never played them so can't talk authoritatively on them; but the character class is still the main choice and subsequent choices fall from that first choice.

Traveller was the same thing in the main.  You randomly generated stats.  Then you picked a service (if your stats were high enough for it) and then just followed the table until you died in character generation, got mustered out by a bad roll or simply quit rolling.  Even service choice could be taken away if you rolled poorly.

Game after game follows this mold.

GURPS and Hero are the two main exceptions, and both have people complaining about the same issue.  It boils down to a lack of guidance from the rules to determine what a character should have.

I think that players don't really like the freedom.  Time and again I've watched players struggle to make their character with GURPS and spend hours picking out five skills.  Yes, their character is GOOD at those five things, but as play progresses and they are confronted with situations which don't need those five skills... they get mad.  They blame the GM, they blame the rules.

They don't blame themselves.

GURPS introduced character templates as a way to guide the players.  A template gives a list of stats, skills, advantages and disadvantages.

Guess what the players do.

They take the template and virtually nothing else.  So in a GURPS: WW2 game I end up with at least 70% of the players with the identical character.

They treat the template as a requirement that cannot be altered or changed.  Says here "Guns/TL7 (rifle) 12" so they buy the skill to 12 and leave it.  No higher, no lower.

No matter how many times I say the templates are guides not manifestos.

Why Do Mass Shootings Happen?

This is a discouraging explanation.

If this explanation holds true, then it's incumbent on the mass media to stop obsessing on these events.

The reporting is allowing the spread of the "riot".

But then, the press never did seem to understand responsibilities go with rights.

Left Earth Orbit

Leaving Earth orbit.

I keep hearing this phrase for the moon missions.

While they were orbiting the moon, they were orbiting something that orbits the Earth.

They didn't leave Earth orbit...

If it doesn't work you can always hit them with it.

https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2018/05/heavy-is-good-heavy-is-reliable.html

19 May 2018

Just Fence Me In

Before:

After:

We're now privacy fenced on two of three sides of the back yard.

Thanks to JT and Marv for the excellent assistance!

Armed Forces Day

TODAY is the day you say thanks to those still in uniform.

Even the Air Force.

Find a restaurant where they hang out after hours and randomly pay the bill for the table anonymously.

Find a proper receptacle for your butt!

Get them laid.

18 May 2018

Lot 17

St George Single Malt Whiskey

You can't call it scotch, because it's made in California.  But it's a 15 year scotch otherwise.  No peat, seaweed, or corpses.  Almost sweet.

And look, ye purists, no ice!

There Goes THAT Narrative

The murder weapons appear to be a shotgun and a .38 revolver stolen from the murderer's father.

A far cry from the dreaded "AR-15 type weapon" the gun-grabbers masturbate about being used.

The Texas Lt Governor, Dan Patrick, has said it was a Remington with a 4-5 shot capacity.

Legal under the Brady Act!

17

The murderer is seventeen years old.

Too young to buy a gun from an FFL.  Even in Texas.

According to wikipedia, Texas has no age restrictions on possession.

Taking a gun to school appears to be a felony unless you have a carry permit and aren't being "reckless" with it.  You can't get a Texas Toter's Permit until you're 21 (except for active mil who can be 18).

Oh, has anyone noticed THIS teeny little law?  While we're all frothy about the idea of banning every gun under the sun and creating more magic lines on the ground to stop school shootings we always seem to forget that murder is illegal.

In every state.

Really.

Even Florida.

Wow!  It's like criminals don't obey laws or something!

If passing laws stopped crime then we'd have been done decades if not millennia ago.

If banning weapons from civilian possession prevented civilians from getting hold of some, there's quite a few conquering nations who'd have had much less trouble with their conquests.  Even the National Socialists, Soviets and Red Chinese failed to get all the guns.

The IRA managed to remain armed for how long?  Ireland is an ISLAND kids.

Speaking of the IRA, banning the manufacture and use of explosive devices didn't slow them down much, did it?

Maybe it's time to focus on the schools themselves.  What are they doing that's breeding people who want to kill as many of their fellow students as they can?

I'm betting we're going to hear about the Santa Fe, TX murderer being bullied.

Just like Columbine.  Just like Parkland.

Maybe it's time to return schools to local control rather than one-size-fits-all Federal control.

Still Not Me

Not my guns.

I wasn't there, didn't do it.

But somehow, someone will figure I need be punished for the actions of others.

How many laws broken before the first shot?

I Did You Mewling Fucking Quim

Serve my country?  Got the DD214, getting the disability checks.

More than you've ever done.

I suspect, more than you will ever do.

Fucking bitch.  Armed Forces Day is tomorrow and Memorial Day is around the corner.  Bet she's got not a clue about how abrasive her timing is.

17 May 2018

Big-Uns

Curious about a comment here I looked up High-Point's .45 ACP offering.

I looked because it was touted as being preferable to a 1911 if one were to insist on a single stack in 45.

It's larger in every dimension.  Heavier empty than a 1911 is loaded.

Bigger and heavier in exchange for much cheaper and two extra shots.

Nah.  I don't think I will.

The other gun mentioned was a Glock 21.  I have one of those.  It's not a comfortable carry gun here in Florida.  It's too big in every dimension to get away with IWB under a loose t-shirt when it's 90/95% here.  The size and shape conspire to make something poke at your covering garment in a way that gives the game away.

I tried and tried to carry it here and have a box full of G21 holsters to prove it.

It shoots great though!  A bit lighter than a loaded 1911 even when loaded with 13+1 rounds too.

My carry problem reoccurs with most every full-size double stack gun.  So far the only three guns that have disappeared for me have been a 1911, Glock 17 and a Browning Hi-Power.  The 17 fading surprised me since it's the same shape as the 21, just smaller.  It's made me consider a Glock 19, to be honest.

16 May 2018

But They're Easy To Catch

Flogging this dead horse some more.  Dead horses are easier to catch than live horses, plus you don't have to break them.

The USGI M1911A1 market has set some expectations for some people looking forward to their lottery entry at CMP.

Expectations that don't think will be supported by reality.

You've got to remember the route the guns on the market now did not get to civilian hands by the same path as the guns the CMP is presently sorting through.

More than a couple of those ex-GI guns went home in some GI's pocket or duffel.  Literally stolen property that the military simply wrote off and has zero interest in investigating.

Some are guns which were given away at retirements.  These are the real cream of the ex-GI crop.

Some are guns which were surplussed from an earlier time where the politics were different.  Back when it was the DCM rather than CMP.

Let's timeline this a bit...

Take-home guns which don't have a criminal investigation trying to find them are the ones which were combat-loss'd.  This sets the age and condition being closely related to which war it was loss'd in.  Grampa's WW2 bring-back is probably going to be in better shape than my Uncle's 'Nam gun because it spent 20-30 fewer years in service.

DCM guns will be in better condition than CMP guns because of the same lack of service.

The CMP guns are the survivors from 1945 through 1990 (or so).  While these guns might be the best of the guns remaining when the M9 finally supplanted the M1911A1, it doesn't mean they're in good shape at all.  I don't recall an ordnance rework plan for the turned in pistols.  I recall that the plan at the time we turned ours in was the very best guns were to be put in storage and the rest parted out with serviceable parts being retained with the rest getting destroyed.

Judging from vendors tables at gun shows, lots of parts didn't get stored or destroyed.

A goodly sized hunk of the stored pistols got destroyed during the Clinton administration without regard to their condition.

Something that I think supports my idea that these aren't very nice guns is the low-expectation description grading CMP has given and the lack of photos from the sorting process.  They've shown us pictures (and video!) of the Philippene Garands coming back, so we know they're not camera shy there.

I'm willing to TAKE those pictures if the CMP wants to invite me up!

Not So Cute

Sometimes that porg, he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. Y'know the thing about a porg, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'... until he bites ya. And those black eyes roll over white, and then... oh, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin', the grass turns red, and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces.

What's In The Box?

I tripped over the box in the garage again.

What's in that box?

Several, valuable, BM-59 magazines is what.

I don't have a BM-59.

This is not my box.  This is Willard's box.

I cannot, for the life of me, remember why we put it in my garage.

Bier?

Amerikanisches Bier?

Miller "High Life" ist gelbes Wasser. Es ist nicht einmal sehr gelb.

15 May 2018

On Tracking The Panic

My little hourly log of blood pressure has me solidly convinced that a single reading should not be acted on too decisively.

I've had two extremely high readings then got normal a minute later.

Ask for a second or third reading to make sure the machine is reading consistently!

Panic Tracker

Last night I made a nice orange chicken meal from a frozen kit.

It was very tasty, and I ate far too much of it too soon after another meal.

I got a confluence of my back hurting from sitting wrong, heart-burn and my heart skipping a beat (which it's done occasionally since childhood) while I was listening to my heart pounding in my ears.

PANIC ATTACK!

Knowing that it was food and stomach related didn't help a bit.

But we have this spiffy blood-pressure cuff, so I took a few readings during the event.

Peak-freakout, at about 7:40 PM was 134 over 81 with my ticker running 110 per minute just sitting at my desk gulping for air.

I spent the next six hours trying to relax and calm down.  At 9:00 PM I'd managed a 113 over 73 at 90!  But that spiked back to 134 over 84 at 86 by midnight when I shut off the lights and moved into bed to lie there for the next three hours watching movies waiting for the heartburn to subside.

This morning I got 106/73 with 79 bpm at 9:20 AM and 115/73 with 74 bpm at 10:33 AM.

I feel MUCH better.

PS: the cuff has a handy little "health indicator" which shows a P if your systolic  goes over 120 or your diastolic goes over 80.  It changes to a 1 if your systolic goes over 130 and changes to a 2 when your systolic goes 140 or more or your diastolic hits 90 or more.

Those correspond to stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension.

Perhaps Priced Appropriately

The CMP M1911A1's might be priced well below market.

Hit gunbroker and find an Ex-USGI M1911A1 for less than $1,000.

Now, would you fire that gun without doing some repairs?

I remember balking at the prices for what you got when CMP made their first tentative pricing announcement.

Turns out that a nice M1911A1 made by Remington-Rand is a $2,500-$3,000 gun.

A franken gun with the frame made by one maker and the slide another will be $1,500-$2,000 depending on the level and skill of the refurbishment and refinishing.  This gun, sadly, is what will be representative of what CMP likely has.

I think I will be happy with my Springfield Armory clone.

Of note:  Remington Rand made more M1911A1's than anyone else.  This is the most common maker and the M1911A1 is the most numerous model.

Also note: there will be no surprise hidden gems coming out of CMP's 1911 lottery.  They've reserved an auction price level for those.  Buyer be aware.

I Got Nothin'

While I took the weekend off from the drama, it awaited me for the week.

Progress is being made, but it's consuming far more time than it should.

14 May 2018

Busy Weekend

A busy weekend without drama!

Went retirement house shopping with Marv.

Took Willard out to lunch for his birthday.

Rode along with another friend and did Big Top Brewery and Dissent Brewery.

Hung out with Marv and JT to watch Expanse and Westworld.

All fun, no drama.

I needed no drama for 48 hours.

12 May 2018

No Overlap

I am watching a couple of documentaries about our current efforts in Afghanistan.

I realize that there's zero overlap between my experiences, Willard's experiences and theirs.

There's lots of parallels.

No overlap.

It's strange.

11 May 2018

Something Stupid I Got Away With

In the way back days when Colt still made Anacondas I bought a brand new in box 4" barreled .45 Colt version.

Being the tinkering kind, I also bought a set of Hogue grips for it.

Because it was a super-tight fit there was much wrestling with the gun and am certain I pointed it at various parts of my anatomy more than once.

When I finally got them on the gun I noticed two things.

First, I'd managed to cock it.

Second, I'd forgotten to unload it.

Who knows how close to shooting my dumb ass I'd come.

It's sobering.

Have They Tried Raising The Minimum Purchase Age To 21?

School shooting in California.

The alleged shooter is 14.

But you have to be 21 to buy a handgun and 18 to buy any other gun.

You can't get around the age minimums because all purchases have to go through a licensed dealer.

Handgun buyers need to pass a safety class.

California gun owners must register their handguns and so-called assault-weapons with the state.

It's illegal to have a firearm within 1,000' of a school boundary unless adhering to some very specific exception.

So, clearly this is fake news and the so-called shooter is innocent because it would have been impossible for him to break that many laws to get a gun and go to a school and shoot someone.

Sorry Sir

I'm sorry, Sir, your race card has been declined.

Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction.

Kids,
If America was truly racist there'd have been no way a poor black man from Mississippi could have earned a Rhodes Scholarship and graduated Harvard, then proceeded to become a Congressman.

His ass would still be poor and in Mississippi.

It wasn't racism that caused you to bang an underage girl.
It wasn't racism that caused you to commit fraud with your campaign fund.
It wasn't racism that kept you from declaring your income and filing taxes on it.

Want to hear something ironic?

Former Congressman Reynolds behavior is predicted by racists who take the position that blacks simply cannot learn to behave.

Congratulations Convict!  You are so damn stupid about things you make racists look smart.

That took work.

Have They Tried A Five Day Waiting Period?

Seven dead in Western Australia.

At least some were shot.

Gun laws in Australia.

10 May 2018

What Price Cachet

I hankered for an M1911A1 since I got out of the Army.

Mine was a Colt frame with an Ithaca or Remington-Rand slide (I can't remember which, just that I know my pistol wasn't marked Colt, but the serial number, 1164935, is definitely Colt).

My dad gave me his Remington-Rand.  I stupidly sold it, bought it back and traded it off for a Glock 21.  I was happy for a while, but the hankering returned.

An AMT Hardballer in stainless didn't scratch the itch well enough.

For years now my M1911A1 needs have been served by a Springfield Armory 1911-A1 USGI model.  I bought it brand new in 2006 for the lofty sum of $517.  I replaced the wood stocks with NOS brown plastic just like my issue gun had.

There's lots of detail differences between the gun I was issued and that Springfield, but it's 80% there and that's enough for me, even if it's Brazilian.  But they don't make this specific model anymore.

Auto-Ordnance sells a repop M1911A1 that has fewer detail differences yet.  Brownell's only wants $469.99 for it.

Rock Island Arsenal / Armscorp sells a 1911A1 clone at MSRP $530 which is similar to the farbs on my Springfield.

I think the RIA is made in the Philippines, I am not sure where Auto-Ordnance is made.

These are not used or abused guns.  They're brand new, albeit not the utter top end.

All three choices do a good job of mimicking the real thing at a fairly affordable price.

They lack the cachet of the real deal.  They also lack the 40-50 years of abuse by GI's.

Which brings us back to the CMP...

I remember good old 1164935.  It didn't have a front sight.  It had distinct evidence of the hatch coaming nailing the mainspring housing and grip-safety.  It definitely rattled when you shook it.

My gun was one of the better ones too.

People pay a premium for the real deal.  A well worn Remington-Rands have asking prices of $1,500 to $2,500 on Gunbroker as we speak.

Yup Read It Wrong

I thought I'd read that Moms Demand Action had given money to Ellen's in Dallas...

It was the other way around.

Ellen's dropped $15k at Moms.

If you live in Dallas or are just visiting the downtown area, remember them and eat someplace else.

Never mind that $15 for two eggs, 2 slices of bacon, some grits, cheese and toast is fucking stupid.

They should be out of business for charging those prices!

09 May 2018

Pricing Posted

CMP has priced the 1911 type pistols at fair market value in accordance with CMP's enabling legislation.

Service Grade $1050. Pistol may exhibit minor pitting and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition.

Field Grade $950. Pistol may exhibit minor rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips are complete with no cracks. Pistol is in issuable condition.

Rack Grade $850. Pistol will exhibit rust, pitting, and wear on exterior surfaces and friction surfaces. Grips may be incomplete and exhibit cracks. Pistol requires minor work to return to issuable condition.

Auction Grade (Sales will to be determined by auctioning the pistol). The condition of the auction pistol will be described when posted for auction. Note: If you have already purchased a 1911 from CMP you will not be allowed to purchase an auction 1911. If you purchase an auction 1911, your name will be pulled from the sequenced list. No repeat purchasers are allowed until all orders received have been filled.

The shipping cost is included in the price.
With no less than three NICS checks to get your gun, and having to use a local FFL instead of my C&R, the juice just isn't worth the squeeze.

Never mind that it's a lottery.  You send in your packet and you hope to be drawn if more applicants than guns sent theirs in too.

I am not sure if they're going to have separate lotteries for each grade or if they're going to call you up and say, "your number drew a Service Grade, got the money?"

With brand new Colt Series 70's running $870 MSRP and Springfield's MilSpec at $670... the cachet of "genuine Army issue" feels weak to me.

Actually That's Not That Much

Stealing Miguel's Bandwith
$15,000.

Chickenfeed.

Ellen's is open 14 hours a day, 7 AM to 9 PM, seven days a week.  Or 98 hours a week.

Their average entree costs about $15 (low end estimate because the "brunch and breakfast" items are cheaper and they sell themselves as a brunch place).

So this generous donation makes up for 1,000 entree orders.

Google Maps says they're busiest from 10-12 and busiest on Saturday.

They're not a big place, a mere 32 seats.

If the Saturday numbers are max capacity, or 64 customers for two hours... then the place is running about 10 customers an hour most of the time with peaks of 15 or so.

Congratulations, you sold out and are proud to have raked in less than a week's worth of receipts.

If only half your customers decide to eat someplace else because of your "new" political position,  Moms demand has covered your losses for two weeks or so.

Have fun with the other 50!

Especially since restaurants run at exceedingly thin margins.  It's rare to find a place that could take a 10% loss in business, let alone 50%.  There's almost certainly 10% who aren't going to eat there any more, so Moms Demands bought you 10 weeks.  Tops.

Your wait-staff is going to start hunting for greener pastures because that $15k from Moms Demand isn't covering the lost tips.

Get woke, go broke.

Better Stop Taking Ad Money From Colleges Too

The rationale for refusing money from bail bondsmen applies to colleges funded by student loans too.

Frustrated

I have heard from every single one of the professionals who deal with The Boy that he needs to be in a secure group-home.

Once they deliver that verdict, they turn their back and slam the door in my face.

Thanks!

I don't even have a hint of who takes his insurance, APD funding or SSI and will thus place him.