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mandan14shooter 73 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 hours ago Member since: Nov 15, 2011
  • Many a year ago in our high school freshman year, our English teacher made all of us memorize the Gettysburg Address and repeat it in front of the class. Surprisingly, every student finished it easily. i was surrounded by girls and the teacher bent down and whispered in my ear that, "If these girls dresses get any shorter, they'll have to have two hairdo's". i remember that statement every time i see these lady newscasters, pundits, etc. on television. Some things never change....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter 16 hours ago Flag

    Take an hour and change out the distributor cap and spark plug wires and stop bothering GM with nonsense complaints....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Sep 14, 2014 1:24 PM Flag

    twice as many Souls attended Sunday Mass. The next Sunday half of those were gone and the 2nd Sunday after, they were all gone. Shock value is short lived. The testing time of LIFE is here and then it's gone and it's a shame that the vast majority of Souls are oblivious....

  • about Ms. CEO?? Does anyone remember his name??

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Sep 12, 2014 12:57 PM Flag

    Pinching pennies never pays off....

  • Reply to

    A great company and never had any problems

    by mandan14shooter Sep 10, 2014 1:23 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 10, 2014 1:35 PM Flag

    About 15 or more years ago, i gave out the 19 cent variety of pens with the psychedelic paint job. A guy called me about ten years later from Seattle and said," I couldn't remember your name, but i still have your pen". His pen was so worn, you could barely read the phone number. i gave him five new ones....

  • until yesterday. i ordered a thousand pens from Nat'l Pen and they normally come in two or three smaller boxes. my Son and i have a garage door company and i've been buying them for many years. Our customers love those Dyna Grip Pens and we give two away with each invoice. That's 1300 TO 1500 pens a year. The driver usually comes by every weekday around 10 a:m. If the package isn't delivered in three days, it goes to a holding area, where the customer picks them up. i don't know what happened to the first notice, but a second notice was stuck on our gate stating the third attempt at delivery would be on Sept 5th before 10:30. i opened the gate at 9 and waited around until 11:30 with no delivery. My wife called the number on the delivery slip early Friday afternoon and the guy told her that the packages were sent back to the sender. WHAT?? What kind of nonsense is that??

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Sep 9, 2014 1:12 PM Flag

    Society has gone ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!
    You've left your brain back on the side of the road somewhere. Common sense thrown out the window....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 9, 2014 12:12 PM Flag

    i think GE stock tanked to around the 5 dollar level a couple of times in the last few years and both times rebounded to the 25 buck level. History does seem to repeat itself. When shoppers are looking for appliances, i think GE comes up near the top. We bought a nice GE True Temp, glass top stove many years ago and it's never been worked on. We also bought a low end GE washer/dryer combo a few years ago, but they won't last 25 years like the old ones they replaced. my Son and i have a garage door company and in 6 or 700 homes a year and according to customers, many of the new 32 button varieties have had to replace circuit boards within a few months. That is a common problem with the new ones....

  • ROT your Soul. Stay away from it like you would stay away from heroin, meth-amphetamines or any other killer drug. The pushers and suppliers will pay the ultimate price. No doubt about it....

  • Grab a can of Campbells Chunky Sirloin Burger with country vegetables. You might even want to stir in some Ritz crackers. Oh Yea, that's a good one....

  • 1. Intel....58.2% (Oh Yea)
    2. Disney....48.9
    3. Microsoft....48.7
    4. Cat....33.3
    5. Merck....29.7
    6. 3M....28.2
    7. Nike....24.2
    8. Amer Express....23.9
    9. Home Depot....23.7
    10. J&J....22.6
    According to the Seattle Times Sunday Business Section....

    The biggest mistake this poor boy made was buying a few Northwest Stocks and not holding them long enough for the ink to dry. Being addicted to trading IS NOT a good thing.
    cnqr at 35 cents....
    $$$$ down the drain, but LIFE is BEAUTIFUL and we all have it and you can't put a high enough price on it.
    Never forget to thank GOD for small or large favors. Without HIM, you are floating in the middle of the ocean without a paddle....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Sep 5, 2014 1:25 PM Flag

    playing the "Blame Game", but unfortunately isn't smart enough to know that it turns voters off.
    billery as prez?? You must be kidding....

  • Reply to

    Good ol' boys

    by artsbest Aug 12, 2014 3:01 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 5, 2014 11:31 AM Flag

    Baby Boomers are alive and well, thank you. We're getting retirement checks, still working and ENJOYING LIFE. Some like bikes, some like Mach 1's, TransAms, Carmaros, Corvettes, 32 fords and most anything with wheels. A two lane blacktop cruise through the country will clear you brain every time. City dwellers are the ones that come up short....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 5, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    mr. cramer said SHLD was worth 200 bucks a share. Sometimes the pied piper blows some smoke, so don't inhale too often....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 5, 2014 10:53 AM Flag

    The liberal stronghold exists in Seattle. Some outlying areas and Eastern Washington have common sense and vote accordingly....

  • Did a spring change yesterday for a customer in Woodway and complimented him on his new car. He said he bought it for his daughter and she doesn't have her drivers license yet. YIKES!
    i told him i bought a gold 73 Plymouth Satelite 2-dr hardtop for my Son's first car for 400 bucks. The car ran great, but teenage kids aren't the best drivers around. Soon after, he scraped a fence and damaged the drivers side, but still practiced for another year and i sold it for 300 bucks. For graduation, i gave him a Red 69 Mustang Mach I, S-code 390 4-speed car and nineteen years later he still has it and it's gone up 5 or 6 times the original cost of 4200 bucks. Never buy your teenage Child a new car. my humble opinion of course....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Sep 1, 2014 12:17 PM Flag

    Don't pick on harry. he's doing pretty good with half a brain....

  • Reply to

    Working overtime....

    by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 12:09 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM Flag

    Saving money?? 50 steps from our shop, Boeing had their own heat treating area. If i remember right, they had two workers on days, two on swing and one on graveyard and they shared a supervisor from another area. In house heat treating with their own inspector. Now, they truck the parts down to the Auburn area by Boeing drivers (30+ miles each way) and have their heat treating and inspecting out of house and then truck the parts back. That is not cost effective by any stretch of the imagination and i don't think quality control is nearly as good. my humble opinion of course....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    i worked at Boeing Plant 2 in Seattle from 66 to 70 and i think the pay was around 3.50 an hour back then. i worked out on the bench in A-3730 for about an hour before a Supervisor took a look at my wing tip shoes and dress slacks and literally took me by the arm into Breakdown. A cushy job getting blueprints and rept's for new tooling orders on the 737. Sometimes i would come in on graveyard shift and find 50 or 60 new orders on my desk. i worked one stretch of 70 days straight, so i made about 98 bucks on the weekend, which was enough to rent a nice one-bedroom apartment for a month. At that time, you could also rent a house in the area for 125 bucks a month. My best buddy there rented a big house, a block up from Alki beach in West Seattle, for 100 bucks a month. Each area had to bring in a certain number of workers on the weekend, even though the pace was much slower and relaxed than during the week. It was a great job.

    i drive by the Everett Plant all the time now and Sunday overtime cars are getting scarce, but Boeing could save a ton of $$$$ by cutting down weekend work....

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