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  • Kafiroon

    My last pair of Levis is under the leaking sump in the boat. I don’t eat cereal either.

    • Levis suck. All brands of jeans are crap.

      All jeans fall apart now, no matter who sells them. They are crap. They are designed to disintegrate just around the time the price goes up another $15 to $25 per pair. Denim should last up to 50 years without real damage. Now, it begins to fall apart in cold water in the gentle cycle, no matter what you do.

      All denim clothing sucks big time.

      • eon

        I get mine from Duluth Trading Company because they’re about the only place a guy with a 46 waist and 30 inseam can get any that fit anymore.

        They’re durable. They’re not cheap.

        clear ether

        eon

        • Duluth Trading. I will remember it. Thanks!

        • Th3o

          There is a texas place that sells stuff made in the US from US made material at http://www.texasjeans.com/ I mention this because of much of the stuff from Duluth Trading is from outside the US.

          Just cause U.S.

          • John D. Egbert

            Bookmarked same. Thanks

        • Doc Epador

          My fav as the side cargo are great ccw
          However only a few are made in USA
          The rest are Chinese

        • Deplorable B Woodman

          Love Duluth’s tv commercials. Funny!

        • Deplorable B Woodman

          I like Duluth’s tv commercials. Funny without being stoopid or insulting.

          • Jim

            Well, maybe a couple of them are stoopid… 🙂

        • They’re durable. They’re not cheap.

          Exactly, but they’re worth it.

        • doc

          Duluth is sturdy stuff. It isn’t cheaply priced but the stuff is top quality (and they run regular sales – 20%, 30% off – so if you can wait a bit, you can probably catch a sale). The customer service is great too. I just hope they don’t change (they had an IPO a little while back)

      • Noelegy

        As a woman, I’m aggravated by the scarcity of real denim jeans for women. All you can find is that thin, stretchy, distressed crap.

      • Jason Doege

        I’ve been wearing Costco house brand (Kirkland) jeans for years. They wear and fit really well and the price is fantastic.

      • mort

        Rt. 66 jeans – Kmart, love em, but you gotta buy em 2 in. smaller
        than your waist size.

      • JohnnyL

        Not true. I buy Lees as they seem to hold up better than Levis. I have pairs that I bought years ago and they have no torn areas. Seams are holding up just fine. The only wear marks are the cuffs where they rub against my shoes and the top of the front pockets. Pay less than $30 a pair from Amazon. Just ordered 2 more pair for about $26. Sure they are from Mexico but if they can earn a wage there maybe they won’t try and slip across the border to here. My only beef about them is that my oldest pair have 7 belt loops and the last pairs bought 3 or more years ago have just 5. I wear jeans all day on the weekends and when I come home at night so they do get wear.

    • Personally, I like ripstop cargo pants for a hike, mostly because the pockets hold everything and my hands are free for sketching, or whatever. But for everyday wear, a comfortable pair of blue jeans cut to fit my curves.

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        And such curves…….

      • Pamela

        I’ve got my carpenter pants that I’ve had since 1999. Room in the knees and a place for my hammer and other stuff.

      • RCPete

        I use Riggs workwear cargo pants (they’re a Wrangler brand). Had one cargo pocket fail several years ago, but my wife was able to sew the baffle end. Guess it wasn’t happy with the CZ-83 I was carrying at the time.

        The others have held up well as “going to town” pants. I prefer overalls or Rustler (another Wrangler brand) jeans around the place, but I can get uddy or dusty pretty quickely, not good for the cargo pants.

  • Pamela

    Mari

    Oatmeal is much better for you. It will fill you up, sticks with you and keeps your cholesterol controlled.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I don’t know why, but that whole “stick to your ribs” never worked for me. By mid morning (about 10am), I was hungry all over again.

  • Oatmeal is best when using old-fashioned rolled oats, cooked and dumped over frozen strawberries or other chunk-cut fruit. Put the fruit into the bowl, dump the cooked oatmeal on it, cover it and come back to it five minutes later.

    The strawberry flavor will be infused into the entire serving of oatmeal and the strawberries (or whatever) will be thawed, and no sugar is needed to make the oatmeal taste good.

    If that isn’t enough, sprinkle some instant dark chocolate cocoa powder onto the hot oatmeal, stir in a little milk, cover and let it sit for a few minutes, then uncover, add more milk, and enjoy it.

    This has sustained me many, many times while waiting for the bus to come in -10F weather in the mornings, on the way to work.

    • billf

      Works well with frozen blueberries,too!!

    • Old-fashioned rolled oats plus raisins plus chopped nus make a wonderful snack. Use dark brown sugar instead of light brown and two teaspoons of vanilla, and they’ll vanish like snow in July.

      I don’t think I’ve bought any Kellogg’s products in decades. Their stuff always went soggy in 30 seconds. Ick.

      • Ooops, ‘nuts’, not ‘nus’. And I was describing oatmeal cookies. Sorry!

        • Peet

          Lets see if this posts OK…

          Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with
          Apples, Raisins & Walnuts
          By Jennifer Segal

          Ingredients:

          2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
          3/4 cup light brown sugar
          1 cup walnuts or pecans, divided
          1/2 cup raisins
          1 teaspoon baking powder
          2 teaspoons cinnamon
          1/2 teaspoon salt
          2 large eggs
          2 cups milk
          1 teaspoon vanilla extract
          4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more
          for greasing the dish
          2 tart yet sweet baking apples, such as Honey Crisp,
          peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 2 cups)

          Instructions:

          In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of
          the nuts, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.

          In another bowl, break up the eggs with a whisk; then whisk
          in the milk and vanilla until well combined.

          Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture, along with the melted
          butter. Let stand, soaking the oats 10 to 15 minutes while:

          Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with butter. Preheat the oven
          to 325 degrees and scatter the apples evenly on the bottom of
          the prepared baking dish.

          After soaking, pour the oatmeal mixture over apples and spread
          evenly. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup nuts on top. Bake for 40-45
          minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set. Serve
          warm or at room temperature.

          • Pamela

            I love recipes. Thank you Peet!

    • David M

      A big old dollop of peanut butter in there with the fruit and you have a hot sammich… Darned good that way.

  • JTC

    Well shit. There goes my Raisin Bran.

    Anyway, it appears they’re a “progressive” company from way back. Actual grass roots -or wheat roots rather-, and that’s fine. Let them do what they will; not the first or the last to take the wages of capitalism and squander them on the ideals of socialism. They can boycott me and I can boycott them back…capitalism in reverse.

    Michigan huh? Wonder how many of their own people read Breitbart, or at least favor its politics over those of their leftist employer?

    • Michigan voted for Trump, by a small margin, yes, but still….

      • JTC

        “Michigan voted for Trump”

        My point exactly. Except not by a small margin; an overwhelming majority, more than 90% of Michigan counties voted Trump. And a few wretched teeming cities nearly denied their will.

        That right there is what “sanctuary cities” are all about. And sanctuary cities are what Chris’ hot link downthread is all about.

        A key component of Trump’s war on illegal immigration should be punishing these cities with federal sanctions and embargoes.

        • JTC

          And not just Michigan…think Minnesota is blue? Go here and check out the ratio of red to blue counties even in so-called blue states:

          https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/nov/08/us-election-2016-results-live-clinton-trump?view=map&type=presidential

          Hover on the counties for details. The ones with the cities in some cases outvoted the whole rest of the state to go Dim. Had that bitch gotten in, that trend would have increased so much that the huge majority of red counties would never be able to keep their states red, and it would be all over but the fat lady (Hillary) singing. Can you imagine that?

          We better squeeze these criminal-harboring, election-stealing cities into compliance or out of existence.

          • JTC

            And see that little clickbox there that says “show counties”? Click and unclick as you look at that map with big imposing blue states turning almost 100% red by county…Minnesota? Nevada? New York? Amazing.

    • Th3o

      I had already switched to Kroger Raisin Bran, but part of the trouble is some store brands are already made at the same places. If anyone knows how to tell?

    • Calvin

      With Kellogs you can go back over a century ago. They were in that “science” craze when people used enemas to stay healthy and they supported eugenics which the Germans borrowed and gave the world the Holocaust. Check out the movie “Road to Wellville”.

  • Big Jim

    Steel-cut oats. Soak overnite in water, bring to a boil, let cool just a bit, add butter/sweetener/cream to taste. Eat at 5 AM, energy til Noon.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Bob’s Steel Cut Oats. Love ’em. Now that it’s turning cold, I’ll have to make some for b’fast.

    • Pamela

      Bob’s Red Mill makes the best Potato Flakes for a quick addition to a meal.
      Ingredients: Potato Flakes. Nothing else.

  • eon

    Kroger store brand anything is better than Kellogg’s. Cheaper, too.

    BTW, Kellogg’s also make Pringles and Cheetos, so you might want to cross them off your snack food list. Most everybody else makes better chips and Cheesy Poofs, anyway.

    cheers

    eon

    • That is true of a lot of stuff nowadays. Companies contract with a supplier for the product and put their label on it.

      Start reading labels. If it has high fructose corn syrup in it, that stuff will destroy your liver the same way alcohol destroys it: cirrhosis and liver cancer. Some companies are getting the message that the ‘old-fashioned way’ (no HFCS) is better and offering old-fashioned ingredients.

      Read the labels.

      • GWB

        When I was looking at some bbq sauces, I discovered that almost all of them had HFCS in them. Even the “really good” ones. The surprising brand that didn’t? Kraft. Made with good ole molasses. Yeah, I was shocked, too.

    • Oh, that’s just the start of that pin cushion feeling!

      Well, Levi Straus & Co’s new policy toward its customers is that all of their stores are henceforth to be gun-free zones… and who is it likes gun-free zones best? Anyone have an answer? Anyone? Bueller?

      • Deplorable B Woodman

        A gun free zone? HAHAHAHAHAHA Only on that day that I decide to be a sheeple victim, instead of a sheepdog.
        Just because you don’t see it, don’t assume that I don’t have it.
        Besides, I do most of my clothes shopping at the local Deseret Industries and Goodwill. Six dollars vs $60 sounds good to my wallet.
        That, and my MiL gives me gift cards for Eddie Bauer. With that, and a military discount, I do alright.

        Oh, and if you want sturdy and looking nice, Eddie Bauer is good for both.
        If you want just plain downright sturdy, Carharrts (spelling) is the place.

        • Bill

          Sadly Carhartt doesn’t fit as well anymore. Just when I find a brand and style that fits they screw it up.

      • HankR

        Levi’s being anti-gun is more than 30 years old. I used to exclusively wear their button-fly jeans until I became aware of that (maybe late 80’s, early 90’s?). Wranglers seem to work OK, at a much lower price point, but I agree that none of the main brands hold up as well as they used to.

    • Th3o

      A high % of the “legal” refugees are not just muslim but mostly military age muslim men. Women and children refugees are one thing. Mostly men? Not much in the way of wives and children. Muslim men also seem to feel they have a right to women if they are not covered up. In Europe a common plea for rape cases is that they were suffering from a “sexual emergency”, this plea has been used for rape of boys and girls both. Don’t mind biting a bullet if I have to but I would like to make my grandkids more safe on the way there.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      The article repeatedly calls these “sand lice” as “migrants”. Maybe in the broadest sense of the word, as they are moving “en mass” from one location to another. I call them closer to what they really are, “illegal aliens”, an invading army that needs to be rounded up and sent back where they came from, via the route they came through.
      Sorry Mexico. If that hurts your sensibilities and fweewings, too bad, you should have stopped/repulsed them as they were coming in to your country, instead of giving them a free pass through to the US.

    • Old Codger

      All they’re doing is hastening the start of the pogroms against muzzies. More terror strikes equals fear in the hearts of the people – the very much ARMED people. Sooner or later fear will generate reprisals against visible muzzies (and, unfortunately, other groups mistaken for muzzies). It is simply basic human nature. Terrorist acts – by their nature – cause people to fear; what they fear they grow to hate; what people hate they seek to eliminate or destroy. Sic transit pogroms.

    • mort

      The video of the illegal Africans coming to the US is but one of the
      many presents yet to come from Barama before leaving office.
      All need to send this utube on.

  • Doc Epador

    Post stock is climbing, btw
    I prefer their Raisin Bran anyways
    Will miss the missus made Special K snacks tho

  • Aw, man! Fruit Loops, Pringles and Cheetos?
    Now I really hate Kellogg’s for this nonsense.

    You know, the longer I look at the name, the weirder it seems. Kellogg’s. The voice of evil.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Kellogg’s should move to Kalifornication, it’s already the land of fruits, nuts, and flakes. They’d fit right in.

    • Pamela

      *looks at Woodman over glasses*

      Hey~ Sweetums there are enough bat shit crazy granolaites in my state as it is. Don’t need anymore I’ll thank you very much.

  • Point is, one must make these filth pay for their stupidity. You have the right to your own opinion, yes. We have the right to ours.

  • Lucius Severus Pertinax

    You just KNOW they were popping corks in the boardrooms of Post, General Mills and Nabisco when this news broke!

  • Will

    Levis Company has been anti-gun since at least the late 80’s-early 90’s, and probably earlier. The ARE a San Francisco business, don’tcha know? They have funded anti-gun politicians for a long time.

    denim/jeans have been made cheaper and cheaper since Obama took office. Frankly, everything has been, due to businesses trying to deal with inflation costs. It’s just more obvious with jeans, since there wasn’t much room to cut corners on such a simple product.

    • AlexJ

      They might be made cheaper, but they cost more!

      CHANGE It don’t last long, but does not pass easily.

    • Kafiroon

      Because of that history, my Levis were that old. That last pair was from the 90’s and it soaks oil real good. I’ve been wearing cargo pants I get in Israel that are soft feeling and durable since 2000 instead.

      • JTC

        Hey, I want some Israeli cargo pants…???

  • We haven’t bought Kellog’s brand products anyway. For more than a decade. The prices are better from the “generic” producers at the supermarkets, especially with the “jumbo” bags we have to provide for a household of teenagers and tweens. Screw Kellog’s.

  • Bill G

    So Breitbart doesn’t align with their corporate values. They prefer the DMC, apparently. Fake news.
    Kellogg’s products are full of High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial food colorings and any other chemicals they decide to toss in.
    Also, a great many of their products are marketed for and targeted at children.
    It’s understandable how they are more comfortable with the DMC.

  • Bill G

    Off-topic, but I gotta toss it in. This is President-Elect Trump, from the Washington Times:
    “We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense, but we are not announcing it until Monday so don’t tell anybody,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the general by his nickname.

    “They say he is the closest thing to General George Patton that we have, and it is about time, it is about time,” he said.

    • Old Codger

      Stuff like that has to be giving the GOP establishment apoplexy. RINOs to their core, they either have to go along with trump or fight him and risk being hoisted on their own petards.

    • Pamela

      It’s about time. I’m tired of limp dick weenies in positions of power.

    • Unca Walt

      I couldn’t believe it at first. Now, like Old Lodgeskins in “Little Big Man”… my heart SOARS like a hawk.

      If y’all look at his photo closely, you will see on the second row there is Bronze Star with Combat Valor “V”. And those silver things dangling: Expert in Rifle, Expert in Pistol.

      Add these two pure sojer quotes:

      “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

      And the most famous:

      “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

      (*sigh*) Some folks swooned for Frank Sinatra or Prince. This is where Mattis gets me:

      “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.” 🙂

      • John D. Egbert

        Either T. Roosevelt or Papa Hemingway (can’t remember which) who said: “Nothing is quite so exhilarating than to be shot at — to no effect.” General Mattis is in good company.

        • HankR

          Kinda partial to: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

        • eon

          Sir Winston Churchill, referring to his experiences as a war correspondent during the Second Boer War.

          NB; yes, there were two, the first from 16 Dec 1880 to 23 Mar 1881 and the second from 11 Oct 1899 to 31 May 1902.

          cheers

          eon

    • mort

      Fucken A….it`s about time to end ‘FUBAR’

      • Bill G

        Obola long ago entered, and continues to expand on, BAPFU.
        Beyond All Previous …

  • Old Codger

    Kellogg’s action seems to be on the order of cutting ones nose off to spite their faces. Interesting picture, don’t you agree?

  • MasterDiver

    I retired from the Army in 2012, and my last four years under Obama were PC hell. I had serious issues with Obama’s policies, and the “…all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC…” part of my oath kept resonating. Now we have a PE and a SecDef designate I can be proud of.

    Zar Belk!

  • eclark1849

    Kind of ironic actually, that Kelloggs won’t buy advertising from a conservative site, but they’ll start a war with someone who “buys ink by the barrels”.

  • thundercloud65

    I quit eating breakfast cereal years ago especially after discovering that oatmeal with a dollop of peanut butter and a few raisins worked a heck of a lot better at keeping my energy level up.

    Kellogs has a long list of companies that they own. So far I only use two of their products and that will end when I find an alternative.

  • markm

    If you want good jeans, find out where the farmers shop. You might pay a little more, but you pay for thick material, sturdy stitching, and pockets designed to hold stuff rather than as trim. Levis switched from making practical work clothes to flimsy, overpriced fashion at least 50 years ago.

  • WayneM

    Mmmm… oatmeal…

  • markm

    I eat a lot of raisin bran, but I won’t buy Kellogs. Not since the box where they forgot to put any raisins in the top half. At that time, over 30 years ago, Post had twice as much raisins anyhow, and didn’t feel the need to brag about them, while Kellogs advertised “two scoops of raisins in every box”. Tiny scoops…

    After that incident I learned that Post x-rayed each box to check for problems in mixing and filling.

  • jackdeth72

    I’ll stick with “Cream of Wheat”, thank you!

  • CaptDMO

    No “our” values? How nice, now take a poll among the folks on the line.
    How soon they forget.
    Kellogg’s main office is located….in WHAT town?

    • John

      IIRC Battle Creek, Michigan.
      Some real irony there.

  • mort

    OK, Kelloggs sucks…since many here like oatmeal, I`d like to share
    the way I do it
    2 bowls, one with what ever fruit u have,
    oatmeal in other.
    heat water in hotpot, pour over oatmeal
    Put in microwave on low 2 + min. (beware of boil over)
    put these ingredients on top of oatmeal
    1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (for alzheimer`s prevention)
    cinnamon powder for blood presure
    peanut butter (unsalted)
    nutella (cause I like it, but shouldn`t)
    put the fruit on top of the oatmeal
    add some milk
    It makes me feel like I`m being healthy.

  • Bill

    McCanns steel cut oats, Lyles golden syrup, real butter and/or a little evaporated milk. Yum.

  • JCTPatriot

    I’ve never been the boycotting type, but these companies aligning with the Socialists has got me doing it. Target, Coca-Cola, and now Kellogg’s. I also no longer watch the NFL. I still check scores, but they don’t get my TV ratings any more.

  • JTC

    The “PC” explosion (really just a forcefield protecting any and all manner of racism, pervism, elitism etc from any comment or discussion at all) is not the recent plague that it seems to be although it surely gained warpspeed in the last eight or so years. And it has a dangerous reverse in restraining and shouting down any legitimate criticisms, screaming RACISM! about everything.

    Manifested by Kelloggs in a ridiculous corporate partisan way it is almost comical, but this shit is deep and wide and long-building…take a listen to the meet-up and dust-up between Trump’s badass blond assistant and Clinton’s people. Bryan Williams, Andrea Mitchell etc said the Trump team just came in to gloat, and Hillary’s were just defending her honor…but here’s what really got said:

    “As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, who was absent, the row of grim-faced Clinton aides who sat opposite them bristled.

    Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri condemned Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart, a news site popular with the alt-right, a small movement known for espousing racist views. “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” she said. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”

    Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, fumed: “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”
    “You did, Kellyanne. You did,” interjected Palmieri, who choked up at various points of the session.
    “Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway continued. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?””

    Conway tore Palmieri a new cunt, but that filthy bitch actually said you and I and an overwhelming majority of Americans are not just deplorable, but hate-filled mouth-breathing racists and classists, without a hint of recognition of the irony that she was describing herself and her own movement of intolerance perfectly. And NBC’s obvious embrace of it all shows just how important a place like Breitbart is…and why Kelloggs attempt at message- and mind-control is not quite so comical as it seems. Don’t buy their shit.

    This won’t be easy. In this one example we see the extent of the PC cancer. Lib-leaning company execs can express their preferences and boycott mine, and I can do the same by not giving them my money. But when a national party spokesman can say things about me that would cause outrage if they were said about her, that is not a good sign.

    We are in for a battle. So be it.

    • eon

      “When the enemy declares himself openly, you can enter into battle with a light heart.”

      – Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC.

      clear ether

      eon

      • JTC

        Bright side?

        That quote could very believably be signed,

        -Gen. James Mattis, USMC (ret)

    • thundercloud65

      The PC movement quietly began back in the late 70’s early 80’s. I read about it in one of the very few conservative magazines of the time. It began on college campuses. Their big thing was gender neutral bathrooms and calling women wymin.

      A few years later I was looking for a certain state agency in my state’s capitol. I’d been given the wrong address. The building was their new headquarters for social workers.. I pull in and some of the people outside were sneering at my pickup truck. The cars on the lot had stickers on them that said things like ” The masses are stupid.” I walk inside and here are these gender neutral bathrooms with crazy signs. Nobody inside of the building or out knew anything about the agency I was looking for.

      Later I learned to be extra alert when driving near that building because people heading for that building could not drive worth a damn.

    • Pamela

      Payback is a bitch Jennifer, but then you already know that since you have been a card carrying member for how long now…

      The mendacity of some people.

  • Daniel in Brookline

    Kelloggs… hmm.

    One wonders — who buys their products the most? My guess is that it’s NOT the city-dwelling Hillary-voting type. It’s more the flyover-country, buy-the-giant-box-cause-my-strapping-boys-want-seconds folks.

    I expect you’ll regret this decision, Kelloggs.

  • sigofmugmort

    Many of our local Amish buy from Duluth as they still use from 12 to 18oz canvas as opposes to Levi’s 6oz

    For those interested Near me and Eon is a Ralston Purina factory. In on side goes grains and stuff and out comes boxes with labels like Post and Generall Mills as well as many generic name cereals. YES, a large portion of Cereals are made by Ralston Purina

    • Henry

      OMG! Soylent Green is People Chow!

  • canuck49

    In my house, my mother considered oatmeal only as a filler for other foods such as apple pie filling or ground beef for hamburgers or meat loaf. Not to be eaten on its own…ugh.
    Mush for breakfast was rolled wheat, sometimes called wheat flakes, or Red River cereal. Cream of Wheat was a treat, especially with corn syrup drizzled over it…YUM!

  • James/G

    Posted this to Baen’s Bar, the Politics forum, under the thread #DumpKellogs/

    GBG is very Popular in several forums there. Almost as much as The White Board and Sluggy Freelance…

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