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mandan14shooter 84 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 9 minutes ago Member since: Nov 15, 2011
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  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 29, 2015 1:25 PM Flag

    Any way you look at it, it's absolutely NUTS and money down the drain. EXCESSIVE, STUPID ADVERTISING is not good for any business....

  • Geico, progressive, allstate and others that advertise to the point of insanity drives customers away. Their advertising isn't funny, but sickening to anyone with half a brain or more. You know these companies are throwing money out the window and you would think that mr. biggs would know that. i can't remember when i bought ANYTHING that is advertised on televsion or on the radio. i've had a garage door company for 20 years (over 9700 jobs) and brought in my Son in from Boeing as a partner 10 years ago. i got out of 3 phone books last year at a savings of 8400 bucks a year and business hasn't dropped at all. STOP THROWING MONEY AWAY ON THOSE STUPID COMMERCIALS....please....WAKE UP biggs....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 28, 2015 11:23 AM Flag

    rip has been showing his ugly face around town lately. People seem to migrate to those big ads, which is a no-no. There are way too many ugly stories to tell here, but rip showed up at a young Mothers home yesterday and gave her a bid of 800 bucks to change over a wayne-dalton garbage, garage spring set-up to a normal torsion spring setup. my Son and i do a lot of these changeovers and always carry the parts on the trucks. Parts??
    (1) torsion spring, (2) end bearing brkts, (1) center brkt & bearing, (2) 4'' drums, (1) 16'6'' torsion cost on all these parts....40 labor time for one person to install....45 minutes.
    we did the job for 200 bucks. The SWEET young Mother told rip to take a hike.

    A couple weeks ago, we put in two Chamberlain/Liftmaster belt drive openers, with one-piece rails, in for a customer for for $319 bucks each plus tax. His fully insulated steel doors weren't that old and didn't need any parts. rip was there earlier in the day and spent 20 minutes in his truck adding up all the parts that the customer didn't need, with the two openers and gave him a bid of 2200 bucks.

    There should be 99 bad reviews for rip & his company out of 100, but they give yelp $$$$ and have very few bad reviews.
    The better business bureau (what a laugh) also likes rips company and their $$$$, so they get an "A plus rating".

  • That's not going to change, but our country needs COAL. Brother Brucie drove a white 57 Ford Convertible for 40 years before he died in 99. He also was the Yardmaster in Sheridan and coal trains were everywhere. He heated his house with coal. Vote the bums out of d.c. and let this country turn back to GOD and hard work. That's the ticket we all need....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 4:04 PM Flag

    cnqr for 35 cents
    inap at 20 cents
    tso at 3 bucks
    eqix at 55 cents
    blah, blah, blah and more.
    There were a lot better things to do in 1956 than buy stocks.
    1. Playing Marbles
    2. Baseball
    3. Basketball
    5. Swimming
    6. Stealing apples off of trees
    7. Throwing snowballs at girls.
    8. Riding sleds down the hill.
    There were a million better things to do in 1956 than buy stocks....

  • Reply to

    Dog and Mark Fields

    by johngmara May 22, 2015 12:01 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 3:48 PM Flag

    Mr. M was sitting at the table, along with the other auto execs, asking for a bailout. So many people out there think that Ford didn't need any financial help at that time, which is hogwash. 24 Billion plus interest?? That's about as ugly as you can get....

  • Reply to

    Jeep keeps expanding

    by peterpal80 May 25, 2015 5:40 AM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 3:39 PM Flag

    i bought the Wife a 2000 Grand Cherokee for 5 grand a few years ago with 105k miles on it. It has the 4.7 V8, 2 & 4 wheel drive and now it has about 185k miles on it and still runs strong. It's outstanding in the snow, very dependable and it's probably the best rig i've ever owned. Buy one today and stay happy....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 11:22 AM Flag

    that is makes Phyllis Diller look good. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!! Go outside, take a walk and breathe that fresh air. Go to work or ride a bike. Do something different....

  • Reply to

    Dog and Mark Fields

    by johngmara May 22, 2015 12:01 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 11:07 AM Flag

    When you live out here in Snohomish County, there's no way you can move to Detroit and stay very long. 15 minutes would be too long....

  • Reply to

    NBA refs??

    by mandan14shooter May 24, 2015 4:27 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 26, 2015 10:57 AM Flag

    It would be interesting to know, on the average how many free throws the home team takes and how many the visiting team takes?? i would guestimate that the home team is on the line a lot more....

  • Reply to

    I wish they still made the Ranger pickup.

    by jr5113 May 22, 2015 3:41 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 24, 2015 5:09 PM Flag

    32,33,34,40,46,49,56,57,631/2, 69 Mach I....bring them all back....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 24, 2015 5:01 PM Flag

    If you believe that bs, you are exactly where you should be....sitting in it....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 24, 2015 4:27 PM Flag

    These Playoff refs are supposed to be the cream of the crop. Where were they when Curry catches the ball on the run, doesn't dribble and takes 4 STEPS for a layup. Play after play, they look like they haven't a clue. They are very good at calling a foul, when there is no contact whatsoever. If Mendy Rudolph was watching in the stands, he would be crying....

  • Reply to

    Dog and Mark Fields

    by johngmara May 22, 2015 12:01 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 24, 2015 4:17 PM Flag

    Mr. Mulally was an Airplane guy and Mark is a "Car Guy". i don't own a suit, but Mark is a spiffy dresser, while Mulally must have picked his up at Goodwill and that might have something to do with Boeing passing on him. You have to dress the part to be a CEO. As far as Ford not having to take any Gov't money, they swung a deal for a 20+ million (??) dollar private loan. Before that, Mr. M was begging at the table like the rest of them....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 21, 2015 12:15 PM Flag

    Phil came to Mandan one time to play the Braves. He was the center and i don't remember who won the game, but THANKS PHIL FOR J.R!! You can't deny that Phil has a great basketball mind, but when you get older, the brain gets a little cloudy. Sometimes you can't remember what day it is, or remember what sock goes on your left foot, or sometimes you can't remember that you don't trade away GOOD 3-Point Shooters. Last year i was a Spurs fan and this year i'm a wishing the CAVS go all the way and i'm a hoping that Phil recovers that other sock....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 17, 2015 1:09 PM Flag

    Sometimes it's in and sometimes it's out. Take a look at the World and you'll see that not enough Souls are doing it these days, but if you take the " L" out and make the effort, you will reap the rewards in the end. my humble opinion of course....

  • Reply to

    $14 coming

    by dinepat203 May 15, 2015 10:03 AM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 15, 2015 12:53 PM Flag

    14 is a very nice number, but it might be quite awhile before the gold chasers start chasing....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 14, 2015 11:29 AM Flag

    i never heard of a "Yellowbird" before, but it's a decent, bone stock and running, driving, "T" Top car with a decent interior and in need of only a couple small patch panels. The rockers and undercarriage are very nice. The Lady and her husband went down to the Pontiac dealer and each of them bought a new Firebird. She bought the Yellowbird and her husband drove away in a black one. She drove hers for 58k miles and parked it next to her house, with a tarp over it. A landscaper was working next door and took it home for 2200 bucks. A few days later, he had it running nice, but ran out of cash and trailered it up from Puyallup and parked it in my driveway for 2500 bucks and a few bucks for gas. Some good deals in stocks, cars, homes and other necessities are still out there if you shake the bushes....

  • Reply to

    Is aol still around??

    by mandan14shooter May 12, 2015 11:08 AM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter May 12, 2015 11:19 AM Flag

    i think Ted was a happy camper for about 15 minutes, or at least he acted that way....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter May 12, 2015 11:08 AM Flag

    i thought they died years ago....

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