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May 9, 2015

The ultimate guide to pinball

1942 In January of 1942, New York City’s Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia took a sledgehammer to seized pinball machines in a theatrical press event. He told reporters that pinball machine pushers were "slimy crews of tinhorns, well dressed and living in luxury on penny thievery," and the game was part of a broader 'craze' for gambling. Hopes&Fears — flow "Pop Stuff"

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70 years hence we see who the silly ass is eh?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2015 8:35 AM

In his defense, they were mainly run by mobsters and various criminals.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2015 6:33 PM

So he blames the gun rather than the shooter, er, the pinball game rather than the criminal owner.

Is there something about communism that attracts especially stupid people?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2015 8:16 PM

The banksters and jack-booted thugs have their feet firmly on the necks of decent hard-working people.
Nobody owns me or tells me what to do.
I don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2015 10:43 PM

The wind is blowing harsh and damp out of the northeast, coming right off the fetid waters of the Potomac.

Witness the election in the UK. The Left could have voted more heavily or perhaps they found they really don't have those numbers. The next day they rioted, vandalized and protested. Hmmmm. A lesson to be taken from there.

1980 redux here, we followed Thatcher's victory there. The Left will do the same here, go nuts in '16.

The UK had the Left in the streets, they should have killed them, you cannot live with them. We'll have the same opportunity. Crush and bleed them fry.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2015 5:46 AM

Thanksgiving 2016 will be the beginning of hunting season on bipodal carbon units and licenses are not required.

Start with large calibers at great distances, when they get to the compound perimeter initiate the bangalores and claymores while grabbing up the carbines and hand cannons and when the barrels start to cook-off fall back to edged weapons and when all else is gone you become the caged animal with tooth and claw. Versatility be thy name, annihilation be thine game.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2015 2:40 PM

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