When I finally arrived in the U.S. following the Great Wetback Episode, I lived in northwest Austin with Longtime Buddy Trevor while waiting for my visa to be processed. Having come from the supermarket business in Seffrica, I was keen to see just how good U.S. supermarkets were by comparison, so I went off to the local H.E.B. store just a couple hundred yards away from his apartment. It was good, very good; and I became a huge fan of the chain and its operation. (Full disclosure: I did once apply for a job at H.E.B., but I was turned down — not by HR, but by an exec VP who called me, complimented me on my resume, and semi-apologized for not hiring me because, as he said, I was not only over-qualified for a senior position there, but horribly over-qualified and they couldn’t fire someone just to take me on. Classy move — executive to executive instead of fobbing it off onto some HR clerk — and it only increased my admiration for the chain.)
My only quibble with living here in metro North Texas is that there are no H.E.B. stores anywhere nearby (Central Market is owned by H.E.B., but it’s a different division altogether and caters mostly to upscale customers). I don’t know why there aren’t — the common saying is that 50% of South Texas shopped at an H.E.B. last week — and as I see it, the only reason that it isn’t 50% of all Texas is that they don’t have any stores up here.
This article (found via the Knuckledragger, thankee Kenny) is just one reason why I respect their business and miss their stores. If H.E.B. were to open one nearby, none of the others — Kroger, Tom Thumb, Market Street, Aldi or Wal-Mart — would ever see me again.
Come on, Steve; get your South Texas asses up here.
Apparently, some “experts” (standard warning applies) over in Britishland (same warning) have come up with a list of activities that carry a risk of catching Chinkvirus cooties, ranked according to risk level:
All FYI — as much of what is listed is pretty much commonsense. I do wonder, though, how “protest march”, “rioting” and “looting” (some overlap) did not make the list.
Once again, the Year From Hell is adding to the catalogue of woes:
And I think the Grand Finale will be:
…which, if it blows, will pretty much wave goodbye to Western civilization. (The Third World is already in Dark Ages-style squalor, so not much change for them and like cockroaches, they’ll survive.)
There’s only one thing to do, at this point:
Not my actual Cabinet ‘O Scotch*, but it’s pretty close. So, after I’m done loading up my [number deleted] AK- and M1 Carbine mags…
*Upon close inspection, there are only about a couple of those brands that I’ve never tasted, so maybe a pre-Apocalypse run to Ye Olde Liqueure Shoppe is called for…
Oh, dear: it appears that the double-whammy of the Chinkvirus and the BaconLettuceMayo / Pantifa Lootfest Extravaganza Of 2020 is having an [unexpected!] consequence:
New Yorkers Flee New York
Apartment purchases for co-ops and condos in Manhattan fell by 80 percent in May. The high-end market took an even bigger hit – with sales of those valued between $5 million and $10 million down 90 percent.
That article is just in response to the Chinkvirus. It’s going to get worse as the Pantifa Summer gets going.
Let’s hear it for the Big Apple:
That was in response to the lockdown. Now add the Pantifa Factor:
Just wait till NYC government [sic] discovers the lower tax receipts that follow, and the budget shortfall caused by this exodus.
Forgive me for not giving a rat’s ass. Fuck ’em, and the same goes for their poxy Newspaper Of Record.
Now we hear the following breathless announcement:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned on Friday that another lockdown might be necessary if the country suffers a “dramatic” rise in coronavirus infections.
They’ll soon discover that what they think is a “dramatic” rise is not what we think it is.
I’ve got news for you “experts” and government types: if you think that “civil disobedience” is an abstract concept or an impossibility in this country, try pulling that shit on us again.
And the harder you push us, the harder we’ll push back. If you go full aggro on us (and you should never go full aggro), the result will make the current BLM / Pantifa riots look like a Sunday school picnic.
You heard it here first.
Let’s see if I’ve got this right. The list of cities that are being besieged and set aflame by rioters includes the following: New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis.
Quick: what do these cities all have in common?
- Their mayors are incompetent Leftist Democrats who have continued to go soft on crime, making petty theft the equivalent of jaywalking and encouraging the spread of homelessness on the streets;
- They have a history of lawlessness, of hampering and undermining the police while coddling criminals;
- They are “safe haven” cities for illegal immigrants;
- They following social policies which create mini-welfare states;
- They have terrible public school systems, entrenched by feral teachers’ unions;
- They’re broke, and have no means of financial recovery other than handouts by their (mostly) near-bankrupt state governments or by the equally-insolvent federal government;
- Even their wealthy citizens are neo-Socialists, and their middle-class hipsters support bullshit like anarchy, Black Lives Matter and anarchy;
- Feel free to add your observations, if you think I’ve missed anything major.
In other words, these shithole cities embody absolutely everything that is un-American about modern society and government; and yet we are supposed to feel some kind of sympathy or outrage that these cities are burning themselves to the ground?
Suck on it, assholes. Reap that liberal / socialist whirlwind, good and hard.
And somebody let me know when the carpet-bombing begins, so I can get some popcorn supplies in beforehand.
Oh, and by the way: this includes Dallas. Just don’t come too far north of I-635, assholes.