Scheels has long had a policy against "assault weapons" including AR-15 variants, but has since softened a little. Nevertheless, they're only willing to stock or sell certain DPMS models...and the one that I've got in mind has a collapsible stock. Not gonna happen, at least not at Scheels.
They've got every right to sell or not sell whatever they want, so I'm not upset about it. Just the opposite, actually; I'm happy to see that someone has a set of principles and is willing to stand up for them, even if it costs them a lot of money. In the mean time, I've just got to find another dealer. Scheels just lost a pretty expensive sale, though! Even though I'm not mad I'll probably buy the optics for this weapon elsewhere, then declare the matter settled.
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I was actually pretty surprised that this shot held up. I was in the driver's seat of my truck with my 300mm image-stabilized Canon lens when I noticed this, so I pointed the barrel upwards and went for it. No, I was NOT driving! I was scoping out some nature with the trusty camera.
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I highly advise against getting too close to the Lewis & Clark when it's like this, despite any morbid urges to try working a railroad tie or two out of the neatly ordered stacks. You could find yourself wearing a riverboat on your head!
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In the 90's, the "swoosh" was the most notable logo design cliche'... not that I pretend to know anything about design, other than what I see. I'm a simple caveman when it comes to graphic design...but some things even a caveman can see. Where every logo coming out of the late 90's and early 00's had to have a swoosh or other curve conveying motion or speed, now it seems the leaf is trendy. At least, that's the case in Bismarck.
You may recall this post from last March comparing the new Kirkwood Bank & Trust logo to the already established Lending Tree logo. If I was an executive at Kirkwood, I'd be a little ticked. Corporate identity is not cheap. They probably paid tens of thousands of dollars for that little piece of foliage. Besides, what does Kirkwood Bank have to do with trees?
Now we see this: two adjacent signs, each sporting leaves. Granted, with a name like Aspen, a leaf is a no-brainer. When placed next to the Kirkwood logo, though, it reminds me of that funny similarity between Kirkwood and Lending Tree.
My annoying watermark obscures it, but ironically I noticed later that there's a THIRD leaf logo hiding in this shot: the Country Suites hotel sign in the background also sports foliage! TRIFECTA.
Have you seen any other local businesses with leaves in their logos?
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I'm actually not referring to the combover photo, but I guess the local media stays well clear of that too, in order to preserve their access to the Senator.
I saw this article yesterday talking about how Kildeer Mountain Manufacturing ("Manufactuing" according to KX News) is looking forward to "sharing the award" of a big defense contract with U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan.
According to this press release, KMM's "director of business development" is one Kristin Hedger, who tried a horribly misleading campaign against Secretary of State Al Jaeger last election cycle.
According to this post on the official ND Dem-NPL blog, Kristin Hedger offered as proof of her ND citizenship: "a letter from the North Dakota Tax Department and also the form that shows she lists North Dakota for tax withholding during her time working in Senator Byron Dorgan's office, starting in May 2001."
Is there something the Hedger family and Dorgan should be disclosing?
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