I’ll tell ya one thing, it’s a heavy sonofabitch even when it’s empty!
I had The Kid help me flip the first one up on it’s back so I could start framing in some supports because both pieces have had the tops smashed down from people setting shit on them. I ran out of 1X4’s and had to make a run up to Home Depot to get some more and while I was there I spotted these half sheets of 5/8’s plywood they had. Since I actually outsmarted myself by taking some measurements and Emailing them to myself earlier, all I had to do was snag two of them, roll the cart to the back of the store and have a nice gentleman slap them up on their panel saw and cut them to size, for free.
Hauled all of it back here, built what I could and then had to call a buddy to come help me take both pieces off the pallet jack and then swap them up for down. Empty with the plywood I am guessing close to a hundred pounds each piece. Finished up the now top piece and there it sits. I am seriously thinking about using some 1X1 angle iron and building a frame/cage around the whole thing and then welding up a serious base to put under it so I can mount some Big Ass casters underneath the damn thing.
Once I start putting stuff in in it this unit is going to be pushing 8 or 9 hundred pounds at least. I can’t wait to start loading it up and getting a shit load of clutter inside, organized and within easy reach instead of piled up all over the damn place. It will come eventually.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to think about the kind of future we want. TIME partnered with the World Economic Forum to ask leading thinkers to share ideas for how to transform the way we live and work.
For the past 30 to 50 years, the neoliberalist ideology has increasingly prevailed in large parts of the world. This approach centers on the notion that the market knows best, that the “business of business is business,” and that government should refrain from setting clear rules for the functioning of markets. Those dogmatic beliefs have proved wrong. But fortunately, we are not destined to follow them.
Maersk, a Danish shipping giant, for example, divested its oil and gas divisions, and is focusing on providing sustainable shipping solutions. Reacting to increasing pressure from climate activists and younger generations, BlackRock asked the CEOs of companies it invested in to more explicitly pursue environmental, social and governance goals. These decisions may hurt short-term profits for itself as shareholder, but it maximizes long-term returns in a world where people increasingly revolt against a system they perceive as unfair.
Building such a virtuous economic system is not a utopian ideal.
Ya know, just just the shit I have been dealing with over the last month or so, is usually enough grief and weirdness to be spread out for half a year easy.
But yeah, things just really got weird and fucking gross too.
If you would have told me six weeks ago that before the election got here I would see pictures of the former Vice President’s kid’s dick splashed all over the internet I would have laughed and said yeah, that’s a good one.
Best be stocking up kids,
because over ten thousand pictures of shit like that from Hunter Biden’s hard drive are being spewed all over the freakin’ internet like a firehose.
Naked pictures of him, the girls he was bangin’ and all kinds of freaky shit off that hard drive.
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not shy and I sure as shit ain’t no prude but REALLY?!
I mean I know that television and the movies have turned into a mental wasteland and all but is that shit REALLY necessary?
Because there are some things that you just can’t unsee and I would dearly love to unsee that shit.
You have been warned, someone is basically dumping every salacious picture on that hard drive and it is spreading all over the internet.
While much of our politics in this unusual year have become murkier, this year has produced one clear loser: gun control.
It may seem counterintuitive with Democrats fielding the most anti-Second Amendment presidential ticket of all time, but gun control groups and activists are falling short across the political landscape. Even in a political environment favoring Democrats in November, the gun control movement has failed to get any traction.
In the courts, gun control groups have complained that California’s ban on high-capacity magazines and background checks for buying ammunition were given to a biased judge, as both were struck down. Gun control legislation is about to have a much tougher time in the courts with Amy Coney Barrett’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court, after years of Chief Justice John Roberts refusing to defend the Second Amendment.
Gun control groups are also being outspent during this election cycle. The National Rifle Association has spent just over half of what it did during the 2016 cycle, yet it has still outspent the top three gun control groups, including the Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety
Meanwhile, more people have become gun owners during the pandemic and the outburst of summer riots this year. Gun sales records set in March at the start of the pandemic were shattered in June as Black Lives Matter protests devolved into looting and violence. Even the first frontier of gun control couldn’t stem the tide: More Californians own guns now than ever before.
It’s not likely to get any easier for proponents of gun control after November. Even if Democrats take the Senate and the White House, they would have to drag moderates through the fire to achieve any gun control legislation that would then head to the courts that have been reshaped with originalists under President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell. And, as past gun sales numbers have shown, no one can sell more guns than a Democratic president.
From politics to election spending to the courts, gun control groups have suffered loss after loss. Perhaps more surprisingly, gun control is failing on all fronts even as our political environment becomes more partisan. Gun control is not just a flailing movement in 2020: It has been set up to fail for years to come.
Bloombeg and his whole gun control industry has got to be shitting bricks right about now after reading this.
We are still a long damn way down the road to Hell and getting rid of the laws already on the books might still be nothing more than a pipe dream at this point but slamming the brakes on any new ones is still good news in my book.