Thursday, March 18, 2021

Briefly Noted: Stimulate This!

If the Zhou Baiden regime doesn't want you to own guns, why are they giving you the money to buy guns? You'd need to be a liberal government bureaucrat to figure that one out--in other words, someone who doesn't have a clue about real people. We're from the government and we're hear to help you--Ha ha! Anyway, that seems to be what's going on, according to Forbes--and lots of anecdotal evidence: 

Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks On Guns

Americans are looking forward to another round of stimulus checks and gun shops are looking forward to another round of stimulus stockpiling. 

As the House takes its final vote Wednesday on the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, many Americans are looking forward to spending their $1,400 stimulus checks at the gun store. 

“Stimulus check equals gun money,” said Brandon Wexler, owner of Wex Gunworks in Delray Beach, Florida. ... 


Al Tawil, owner of Towers Armory, a gun store and range in Oregon, Ohio, said that his weekly sales jumped by about 20% right after mid-April 2020, when many Americans received the first $1,200 stimulus payments from the federal government. He has every reason to believe it will happen again. 

“We’re expecting another big sale when the stimulus comes out,” he said. “They’ve got the extra money and people go indulge themselves with something they can’t normally afford. Some people want a car. Some people want a gun.”

Or both? Have gun, will travel? 

Instead of Covid relief, call it 2A Relief. If we can't have a fully employed citizenry, well ...

There are downsides to this generally excellent program, of course--it wouldn't be a government program if there weren't downsides. For some people it's drug money. (H/T Don Surber)

ADDENDUM: For everyone who's interested in that really weird video of Zhou supposedly talking to reporters, I recommend Andrea Widburg's account: It’s not possible that the White House is faking Biden press moments, is it? The answer seems to be, ... but, no, I won't toy with your intelligence. These are the people--politicians and press--who specialize in hoaxes.


  1. A Repub sponsored bill just passed by voice vote to bring back earmarks as well...

    I'm not at all surprised, get ready for the onslaught of really horrible legislation passed by vote purchasing. DC business as usual!

    1. As a measure of how bad things are, I am actually rooting for as much, terrible spending asap if it will bring on an economic collapse. Such a collapse may be, short of foreign invasion, the only thing that can end this madness (but there I go w my wild optimism again)

    2. Voice vote so no one can be held accountable. Term limits are badly needed.


  2. Term Limits in perhaps a soft creative way is easy. Simple law that changes the pay for congressmen, congresswomen, and senators to some big figure. Big pay is to incentivize what these politicians should be doing to begin with which everyone knows they don't. Say a $Million/Yr. with the catch that at the beginning of their term they choose between the $M/Yr and leave office after 2 congressional terms / 1 senator get paid $1M/Yr w/ inflation the rest of your life after the short stay, or standard pay per year and you don't have to leave after 2 congressional terms / 1 senator term. Imagine if some real politician injected this into the campaign or even further if it became real. There would be a lot more competition, more AOCs perhaps, and a lot of pressure for those campaigning to commit to one way or the other well before the vote.

    1. Naomi I believe that would not be feasible but one proposal I would have is to have the number of people a representative set at 100K. Reduce their pay to 25% above their local prevailing wage rate. That would blow up the number of representatives and make it impossible for K Street to bribe them all. Right now a representative has 733K in his district. That is way too much. You don't have to have all the representative in a room. Make it a lottery to sit or first come first served. That is how the British Parliament does it.

      To give you an idea of how out of whack the US to other Western democracies, the number of people per MP in Britain is 104K, France 113K and Canada 114K.

      What that also does is make sure more voices are heard and some third parties can be elected.


    2. You guys are too kind to the critters...

      They need to be reduced to part time sessions, no offices or office space usage (rented, leased or gifted) allow in DC.

      Each mush spend a minimum of 180 days annually in their home district offices.

      No retirement / pension or healthcare beyond Medicare.

      The rep and the reps immediate family should be disallowed from owning or maintaining stocks for the duration of their term and 2 year proceeding it.

      No bill should be over one page in it's entirety.

      Direct donations and / or campaign funding to any political candidate, party or organization should be a felony for both the gifter and receiver. All political donations should go into a third party fund and be distributed equally amongst any and all candidates irregardless of officiation.

      That would be my beginning... 😁

    3. Florida average pay for state reps is $30k. Should be the same for the Congress imho. It's not a job, it's a chance to serve your country...

  3. I started spending $ on small arms well before this latest cash cow was approved - the cash cow not being for the people but for the blue states that cannot even manage public retirement funds.

    Ruger, Springfield Armory, and Sig Sauer are all benefiting from my recent purchases...


  4. OT but GREAT interview to watch, nothing I found "new", but it was interesting to hear the Russiagate angle from an first hand prosecutor's standpoint.

    1. Yeah, listened earlier this evening. As you say, nothing really new, but it does give a good impression of how anyone actually experienced in these matters would have reacted on reading that FISA application.