The Perception Of Patriotism: Sears Censors “The Right Of the People To Bear Arms” On Zippo Lighters

by | Jan 20, 2016 | Headline News | 137 comments

Do you LOVE America?



    While not necessarily earth shattering, the following report sent to us by a reader demonstrates the false patriotism we see across the entire retail sphere.

    It’s not about celebrating America’s exceptionalism or cultural history; it’s all about the dollars.

    A quick search for Zippo brand lighters at the Sears web site shows a variety of results that include lighters with American flags, Bald eagles, the United States Marine Corps, and even “American Pride.”

    But apparently that pride and Patriotism don’t extend to the actual laws that have governed our land for nearly a quarter of a millennium , the second of which preserves the right of all Americans to bear arms.

    As you’ll notice from the screenshot below, the lighter’s decal cuts off just perfectly enough to be politically correct:

    “The Right Of The People To Bear…”


    We thought perhaps it was an error… but the product page itself shows a similarly edited image.


    Despite the image censorship, you’ll notice the product description provides the full text that is to be displayed on the lighter.

    “The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed”

    We suspect this was a serious oversight by the thought police and someone at corporate needs to be reprimanded immediately.

    In any case, for just $19.84 you can proudly display the Second Amendment with this brushed chrome windproof lighter.

    “This lighter is perfect symbol of the freedoms of the United States.”

    Given the current state of affairs in the United States where Constitutional liberties are being supplanted at every turn, especially with respect to the Second Amendment, this may indeed be the perfect symbol for how “freedoms” in America have been redefined in recent years. 


    Hattip T.R.

    Editor’s Note: It appears that the lighter in question is offered for sale on the Sears web site through third-party retailer “USAetail.” It is not clear whether the policy of cutting off the text of the Second Amendment is a USAetail policy, or a Sears corporate policy.


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      1. wonder if Zippo is aware, and likes the idea of lost sales due to this bunch of BULLSHIT!

        • Hopefully they’ll be aware of it now!

          • Its getting to the point where im so sick and tired of being attacked on all fronts , I feel like a man without a country

            so to that I say Fuck anything that represents government.
            Politically correct bullshit , or anything that smells like propaganda

            My rights are not up for negotiation ..even if they think they have removed all our rights they will still have to contend with ME the one that doesn’t recognize their power over anything when it comes to my freedom and rights and what i may do to keep them

            I pity the Fool .. thanks Mr T

            • Yup,
              The ONLY slaughter house on our island just got shut down by the feds a few weeks ago,,,,
              Time to
              Make a list,
              Check it twice
              Gonna find out who gets a slice,
              The equalizers coming
              To town

            • No doubt EOTS. I intend to waste many of these fucks that think they own me.

            • EOTS, I’m with you all the way. Fuck everything that represents government, politically correct BS, propaganda, etc. Fuck Sears, they’re slowly going out of business anyway. There’s a Sears store with auto center that’s closing down in April 5 miles from my home. Even if/when we go into martial law, I still claim the rights that God gave me. I also pity the Fool who tries to enslave me. He’ll only get hot lead for his efforts.

              • There is that hotlead again. what happen to the hot brass.

                • Tacoma, how you been? BTW, I’ve never used the term “Hot brass”, only “hot lead”. You have me confused with someone else.

                  • No you you have used the term compound term hot lead an brass many a true southern boy i am doing fine.

            • My sentiments exactly!

          • It’s not so much the censored picture of the lighter, it’s what are you gonna do with the lighter?
            Andbody got a fuse?……..ssssssss……….

          • They should, I emailed the details to customer care on the Zippo web site. We’ll see.

          • It doesn’t matter, Sears will be out of business before long. We went to a sears store last week and were the only people shopping. Everything was discounted a large amount.. We don’t go there but 2 times per year..

        • My story of why I will never shop at Sears again.

          in 1998 I got a flat tire on my Ford Explorer. We had purchsed the tire from Sears and purchased the road hazard warranty. There was a nail in the tire.

          First Sears said the tire could not be fixed because the nail was in the side wall, then Sears said I did not have the road hazard warranty (even though I still had the receipt showing I did pay for it.)

          I got totally pissed of and left. I went to Gateway tire who fixed it for free, and the nail was not in the side wall. I have been a loyal customer of Gateway tire ever since.

          And I have never stepped foot into Sears again. That was 18 years ago.

          • Ron White ( the comedian) had a bad deal with Sears too

            over a wheel they didnt bolt back onto his van properly

          • JS, I’ve had a similar problem with Sears once but that’s another story for another time. They’re finally getting what they deserve by going out of business. Just wish it would happen faster.

          • Another Sears story… This one JUST happened to us.

            My wife shopped there a few weeks ago. At the checkout, the clerk kept pressuring her to sign up for a Sears Charge card. My wife kept saying “NO”. We already have a Visa and a Discover card, we don’t want or need anymore.

            Saturday, she gets a Sears Charge card in the mail. Tuesday, she gets a Sears MasterCard in the mail!!
            Apparently, the clerk took her info from the check she wrote, and signed her up, WITHOUT her permission! (The clerks get a commission when they get people to sign up for the charge cards..)

            We cancelled both cards the same day, and will NEVER shop there again.

            Sears Shoppers Beware! They will do anything to make a profit!!!

            • It’s possible they also ran a credit check on your wife, without her permission–that could be a profitable screwup if they did that. You need only check your own credit to find out.

            • i like sears craftsman tools. i have used them for the 35 years i been working on vw’s for a living. MANY of these are 35 years old, and still working. but here’s MY pissed off at sears story. i hadn’t been a mechanic long, just learning, and i started buying craftsman. one day as i walked in, i was asked if i wanted to apply for a credit card…i got a set of steak knives, i think. i thought, what the heck, i could use some credit for buying these tools i’m going to need. i was fresh out of USAF, and i always paid cash for everything up until then…i sure was surprised when they declined my app….i hadn’t given anyone a reason to not give me credit….i still bought tools there sometimes, but that always will stick in my mind…i STILL never shop there unless it’s a tool they have that’s cheap(and usually GOOD) … they got me as a customer occasionly, but they stepped on their dicks when they refused my card app…as i COULD have been a very good customer that bought a lot of things there.

          • P.S.
            ALL and I repeat, ALL of those SEARS HARDWARE stores in my state closed. some said “bankrupt,” whatever. they are gone. they used to give me grief about returning Craftsman tools that busted and had big pails of “re-furbished” or knock off Craftsman tools they would offer you in exchange for your “real” busted one.

            Screw them!

        • Well, they didn’t lose a sale from me because I have no need to spend $20 on a fire starter. Plus, even if I was the type to buy an expensive lighter, I wouldn’t have one with any political saying on it. It’s a matter of OPSEC. I do not wish to give a government agent any insight into what I think without having to do a bit of research. By not having something this obvious on your person (nor any tee shirts, tattoos or bumper stickers), you have more control over interactions with law enforcement and can limit the chance of escalation from a random stop or other normal situation where you may encounter them. Just because you can exercise free speech doesn’t mean it is always advantageous to do so. Having a survival mindset means thinking tactically about your whole life and always giving yourself the maximum advantage in every situation no matter what your feelings tell you to do. In most cases that means appearing as unassuming as possible and not letting people you don’t know understand who you are inside.

          • I could not agree more!

            • good post winston!!!

          • i like sears craftsman tools. i have used them for the 35 years i been working on vw’s for a living. MANY of these are 35 years old, and still working. but here’s MY pissed off at sears story. i hadn’t been a mechanic long, just learning, and i started buying craftsman. one day as i walked in, i was asked if i wanted to apply for a credit card…i got a set of steak knives, i think. i thought, what the heck, i could use some credit for buying these tools i’m going to need. i was fresh out of USAF, and i always paid cash for everything up until then…i sure was surprised when they declined my app….i hadn’t given anyone a reason to not give me credit….i still bought tools there sometimes, but that always will stick in my mind…i STILL never shop there unless it’s a tool they have that’s cheap(and usually GOOD) … they got me as a customer occasionly, but they stepped on their dicks when they refused my card app…as i COULD have been a very good customer that bought a lot of things there.

          • Mr Smith ~ I agree completely. I always aim for the ‘gray man’ façade. This is one of the reasons that I shied away from tattoos when they started becoming more mainstream. The police LOVE people with tattoos because these provide the cops with immediate and definitive ID markers.

            People have a very deep –almost irresistible– impulse to explain themselves to others. They want to be understood. (The police are very aware of this trait, and use it to great advantage during questioning.) Zuckerberg became a billionaire because he tapped into this overwhelming desire that folks have to stand up on a little soapbox and proclaim to the world who they are and what they believe and what they consider to be important.

            Contrast this approach to that of Pacino’s character (Michael Corleone) in the ‘Godfather’ movies. He never divulged what he was thinking to potential adversaries, or even to most of his associates. Only a scant handful ever knew what he was really considering. It can lead to a lonely life, but it is tactically wise.

            • Karl V.
              Great insight. Michael Corleone was one of the scariest characters in movies. You just told me why.

      2. The Dow is almost 3,000 points below its 52-week high, over 560 down today. Is that enough to prove the economy is not what the media pundits say?

        I’m going to the store to stock up some more. There’s snow in the forecast, so I have to get the mandatory loaf of bread and gallon of milk.

        It hasn’t gotten above freezing here today, so we’re having chili for supper tonight.

        • another 500 rounds

          • At least 500, cranking up the press in 5,4,3,2——

            • amen

              • annealing tonite…400rds

                • YOWZA!

                  Let them presses ROLL!

                  Got me one each “dedicated” to my favs: 7.62, .30 cal, and .223.

                  I ain’t no way “progressive” nor automated. Plain and simple single-stagers. I’m happy with ’em and they work just fine.

                  Heh-Heh! Been toying with the idea of getting me some dies for the .45/70 “Gobmint” Springy Trapdoor that my Grand-Daddy gived me….but I know I’ll prolly have to load ’em with a real-low power powder (or ELSE!)

                  But, boy-oh-boy, that .45 hits like a freight train!

        • Archivist,
          Don’t forget the eggs!! Something about French toast during bad weather…everyone makes it.

          • We already had plenty of eggs. The chili was good.

            Weather radar shows snow, but I looked outside and saw not one flake. But I think it will start before long.

        • I would also look at the HARPEX. While the Baltic Dry Index is a measure of raw materials shipments, the HARPEX is a measure of container shipping costs and shows the amount of finished goods being shipped around the world. So far, it doesn’t seem to have crashed and is in the low end of the same trading range it has been in for the last few years. That would seem to call into question the assertion that global shipping has stopped. It doesn’t mean the economy isn’t falling into recession/depression, but it does mean that things haven’t gotten as bad as some think it has just yet.

          • Do you love Big Brother and did they shoot as a reward?

            • Did it strike anyone else that Zippo’s price for the lighter is equal to the title of George Orwell’s book? A play on words, perhaps? Maybe sheer coincidence? Nineteen dollars and Eighty-four cents is a very odd price for anything.

      3. They should replace it with something like:

        “The Right Of the People To Shoot the Tyrants”

      4. Here’s the description from SEARS site:

        Description Item # SPM13573685310 Model # 28641
        Zippo 28641 Lighter – The Right of The People To Bear Arms – Brushed Chrome
        Display the second amendment to the United States Constitution proudly with this brushed chrome windproof lighter. This lighter features the amendment text “the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed” on an American flag background. This lighter is perfect symbol of the freedoms of the United States. Comes packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box. For optimum performance fill with Zippo premium lighter fluid.”

        • with as much financial trouble Sears is in(as are most if not all retail) , they have to be having a hard time pulling their heads out of their collective asses

          • They’ll follow Monkey Wards

        • Just what is an ‘environmentally friendly gift box’, anyway? Is it made out of hemp? Maybe bamboo?

          Try not putting it in a box in the first place and really be environmentally friendly.

      5. Ahh….bet it’s the link.

        Ok, ZERO F’ING CREDIBILITY on this one.

        Just did a search and it’s on their site plain and clear.


        Easily found, easily seen.


        Where you getting this stuff from Mac? Doom and conspiracy here I’m used to, even fun, flat out falsehoods? Not cool.

        • Try this one…

          And scroll down half way. There are several lighters with this censoring on this page, including Navy and Army lighters.

          • Thanks for the link Billy!

            • All the censored images are sold by the same company in the “Sears Marketplace”, USAetail. Wonder if the images come from them or Sears?

            • I miss the thumbs up thingy majigger !

        • I just checked, and the link he gave does censor the lighter. The link you gave doesn’t. So either there’s an isolated graphics problem that only affected that particular item or someone failed to censor the link you posted.

          The two graphics are separate files for some unknown reason. I would assume from that, that the censored graphic was an intentional creation, and that perhaps the one you found was, by mistake, not deleted.

          • It appears intentional. A gray box has been purposely inserted there.

            • Yes, just checked it and you can see it either way. One of those things that makes us go ‘hmmmmm?’

              • …..don’t we have bigger fish to fry ? ….

                • I believe you’re right. I’m gonna go haul some freight!

        • It’s pretty clear from the screen shots… There’s not much more I can say…

        • Hey there really???
          I’m not sure what’s up with this one. From Sear’s official site, you can go to ‘zippo lighters’ and you get the censored picture. Or, from Sear’s site you can search for ‘zippo lighters right to bear arms’ and get the uncensored pic. Don’t know why they’d censor on the more generalized search page.

          • Yeah, something’s odd with that site.

            My hunch is several web designers and at least one has an agenda.

            Note that the also block out Army and Navy but not Marine’s nor Army and Navy on other lighters.

            This is a Sear’s personnel issue, I don’t think it’s a Sears policy thing.

            • If your personnel can pretty much decide what they feel like doing with your product sales, that’s a policy thing.

        • Oops. I didn’t put a space in the URL in a previous attempt, so here goes.

          The address of the censored image is:
          ht tp://

          The address of the uncensored image is:
          ht tp://

          So it appears that USAetail is the culprit.

          • VERY NICE find!

            Mac, update the article to reflect that so idiot hotheads like me direct their hot air to the right place!!! 😉

        • Really, click on the link and scroll down the page. I just did and found the image bigger than shit. Mac never puts out falsehoods.

      6. Every time I get the chance I throw it into their face about be a PATRIOT!

        I don’t need a Zippo but if I see one with at Right of the people to keep and bar arms I will buy it.

        This P.C. bullshit has to stop. You be what you want to be if you want to be a turd do so. if you want to be a PATRIOT DO IT! No apologies. Don’t run and hide. Damn it STAND And FIGHT!!!!!!



      7. I almost don’t care if it’s Sears or USAetail, the fact that Sears allowed it on their site means I have just quit going to Sears. I will never step foot in that store again, I will never order their crap on line, and I will NEVER, EVER buy another Craftsman tool as long as I live.

        • Crapsman tools are just Chink shit now anyways

          buy real american made tools , theres still plenty of quality out there … for now

          • Armstrong – Part of the Apex Tool Group

            Proto – Part of Stanley Black & Decker

            SK Hand Tool – Now part of Ideal Industries

            Williams – Part of Snap-on Industrial Group

            Wright – An independent manufacturer.

            • Excellent, thank you. I was going to ask for a few examples and I’m sure there are others that are more than happy to shop those places as well.

          • Only buy older Craftsman tools at yard sales or estate sales.

            • My wife’s dad died a few yrs ago and at the estate settlement I asked if I could have the tools-all older Craftsmen tools. No-one wanted them because they were so old,their words. I made out big time. I’m a bicycle mechanic in my retirement years and OMG are they good tools. They just don’t quit.

          • I built a badass cold steel chisel at my blacksmith class last night. Got me a tool with 40 pt carbon that will last a lifetime for free. Kept the first one I made and just gave my dad the second one. He is a cabinet maker and digs tools. I think he liked it

        • Billy Hill, I quit going to Sears many years ago for other reasons. Sears is going out of business anyway.

          • BH, what was your reason for stopping going to Sears?

            • Billy, I’ve got SEVERAL complaints of my own about Sears. One in particular is about their Auto Center, but those stories will have to wait for another time. Anyway, I agree with everyone that Sears sucks. 3 Sears stores and 2 of their Parts/Service Centers have already closed in my area. Another one with an auto center is scheduled to close in April and it’s located in an UPSCALE shopping center. Macy’s is right across the street from them and they’re supposedly going out of their business themselves.

        • Grandee,believe the numbers being fucked with by fed.This has been on many sites to help the Hammonds,really do not believe only 1050 or so signed it,though,if true,freedom lovers in this country in a lot more trouble then I thought,good for you for keeping this alive,will push it yet again on other sites I visit and here again down the road.

        • The problem is that signing a White House petition will do no good. If anything, it will do you harm in the same way that the gulag prisoners writing “Comrade Stalin”, believing he was unaware of their ill treatment, did them harm. What would you get in the end anyways? Probably just a snotty response and no actual change other than your name being added to another government watch list. If you really want to change things, run for office and try to change it from the inside. Other than that there is little you can do (and some would argue that even that is futile.)

      8. I don’t know what it said, but it is not censored right now. One of the prior articles had a fake Obama photo.

      9. I have some Wright adjustable wrenches. Built like tanks and work great. But… $$$$$$.

        • quality costs .. or you can buy three or four of their wrenches and end up paying more

          i also learned a lesson from my late great grand pa he used to say

          If your looking for a tool, your already paying for it

          buy the best it will serve you and your next generation too

          • Buy once, cry once.

            • Lol yep , there ya go

          • EOTS, this is oh so true. You have to pay for what you want. That’s the way it’s always been.

        • I don’t mind paying extra for tools. I’m a machinist and I fully understand and accept this concept. In fact, I’ve got some tools that my dad used as a machinist 50+ years ago, and most of the tools I bought new are still in great shape some 30+ years later.

          • I got some of my Grandpas tools , My Dad is still alive and wrenching, he got most of his dads tools after he passed,, they will be mine.. I’ll patiently wait 😉

          • I’m using my Dad’s micrometer, he bought it in 1946.

          • Same here. I started a job in the late 1970s, and it was the first job I needed tools for. They gave me a list, and I bought everything on the list. Then I found out that the other employees didn’t have everything and wanted to borrow mine. I told them that I don’t lend tools and they made more than I did and could buy their own.

            I still have all those tools except for an Arrow staple gun that quit on me years ago.

      10. ISIS was telling everyone, ‘We’re all brothers,’ ” Abu Malik said. “They let people smoke and drink. At the checkpoints, they distributed presents to the kids. They ate with people, drank tea with people. They were very nice—they didn’t bother anyone. Then, a week or so after they arrived, they started confiscating weapons. They told us it didn’t matter if we’d been with the Awakening or the Army or the police—if we gave up our weapons, we’d be forgiven. Ten days later, they started taking people. Everything changed. They took my cousin. My brothers dug holes in the fields and hid. I was at my house when they came for me. It was afternoon. I saw two Hyundai Santa Fes pull up outside, and I ran out the back and jumped over the wall. That was the last time I saw my family.”

        so go ahead and let yourself be disarmed.. this is what you will have to look forward to matter who thinks they are “In Charge” or who’s side you think yer on

        • ht tp://

        • EotS

          What bothers me the most is that people will believe it, and turn over their arms. Some day it will be done here, and that is a shame. The only thing we can do today is teach our children the correct way to live and that they will have to fend for themselves.


          • I hear ya boss

            I will definitely be the Odd man out, if i live through it all

          • Sarge, I realize some gun owners will fall for it and I wish they could be talked out of that move. Such a decision will seal their fates. I’m fighting for what I have and not giving up anything.

      11. You could also contact Sears with an email or fill out their survey at their site and let them know why you won’t be shopping there anymore.

        I can’t remember the last time I was in a Sears store or their online site.

        • Great point. I’ll do both. I may even go into our little-town Sears outlet center and let them know I won’t be coming back and why.

        • I thought about a boycott but haven’t shopped Sears for many moons. I shop garage sales and thrift stores as much as possible. Even if the item was made in China, no money goes to China.

          • Yard garage sales are like a treasure hunt you always come out ahead

            • Garage sales are the best. I recently bought a couple pieces of hand made Native American jewelry that was gorgeous and lightly priced. I keep my eyes open. I also have some nice original art obtained the same way.

      12. everyone should start calling the local Sears store, ask questions, demand an explanation, make their life miserable. Strike Back don’t just sit there.

        • Why bother, they quit making anything of good quality 20+ years ago. Just let them die; they have not a clue why they are going down the toilet. They have moved from good price good quality, to junk.

      13. Hey you all remember when Sears had a catalog thay released and in it a male model who was modeling underwear had his Dick hanging out i was a kid but remember the big todo about it

        • We had an old health book in 5th grade with chroma type color pictures that had a picture of a hurdler letting it all hang out. It was manually inked out by hand in most of the books- but some had tge full Monty.

        • I remember that Sears catalog issue as a kid. In fact, I think us kids found it and showed it to Mom. She said it had to be a mistake in the printing not the model. Being all girls, we didn’t know for sure and so didn’t dwell on it. But we got a laugh out of what if is was… LOL So glad my parents weren’t prudish.

      14. Does kmart own sears cus they are all closing so if sears is going in that direction of pc they are reaping what they sow sew so oh hell you know what i mean they be gettin what be comming so r u picking up what im puttin down catchin what im throwing

        • yep, and yes

        • Godsoldier, Sears bought out Kmart way the hell back before the obamanation came along and we still had a decent economy. Kmart has been closing down stores since 2008. Used to be 4 Kmarts in my area and now there’s only 1. Only a matter of time before it closes.

          • Sears used to be a big part of this city with the catalog center in crosstown…. Many of the older generation of my family retired from Sears locally. I even worked there for a bit about 20yrs ago.. Their management and company has been on a downward spiral for decades and with the acquisition of Kmart it only added to the decline. Sears failed to adjust its business model when the Internet became more popular than catalog order.. They’ve been trying to catch up ever since… With management that can’t see writing on the wall it’s no wonder people in their marketing department get away with indiscriminately applying their own adgenda to their website advertisements…especially when it’s liberal idiots that are determined to undermine the foundation of our country.

      15. A friend shared this information…

        How old are these eggs?

        “A few weeks ago I mentioned how the average grocery store egg might be 45 days old (or more) by the time you buy it. A few people asked for proof (beyond the LAW which states that a farmer has 30 days to carton and egg and then another 30 days to sell that egg after it’s been cartoned).

        So today (1/19) I was shopping and snapped a few photos of some egg cartons. EVERY date I saw on them was between 352-355, meaning that those eggs were put in that carton on the 352nd-355th day of last year.

        Add to that the 19 days so far this year, and these eggs have all been in the carton for about a month (and could have been laid up to 30 days prior to that) and check out the Sell by dates – these eggs can still sit on the shelf for a few more weeks.

        Just be aware of the food you’re buying. Know how to read labels. And keep raising those backyard chickens! I’ll take a 45 MINUTE old egg from a happy hen any day over a 45 DAY old egg!”
        — with Tory Steelman.

        Fresh Eggs Daily

        • KY Mom,
          There’s nothing better than breakfast with eggs gathered still warm from the hen house. We had some Barred Rocks a few yrs back. They, and the Reds, and the odd Leghorn here and there, did us proud. Haven’t had any chickens lately. I hope we can restock the coop soon.

          • KY Mom and Smoking Okie,

            I am spoiled with eggs from my barred rock girls. I was so busy at work last summer thatI didn’t get a few more and a rooster. This spring I will manage that. I just got 3 because I hadn’t had chickens since I was a kid. It is as easy as I remembered. Second is raising enough chicken for meat. We also raised rabbits, but I don’t have a pen yet. Maybe one day some of the small oinkers. It is going slower than I would like but it is going! I already bought a freezer.

          • remember in cold “brrrrrrrrr” weather, take some warm water out for the girls. It keeps the egg production going.

            I do this at least 3 times a day and am still getting 3-5 eggs a day from my 7 hens.

            My duck loves her warm drink. She give an egg a day without fail.

            They’re so much fun. 🙂

          • SmokinOkie and Rebecca,

            Breakfast made with fresh eggs sounds so good!

        • If you are going to hard boil eggs, get the old ones; New eggs don’t peal well, you need older ones.

      16. I’ll apologize in advance for the long post, but this is the best definition of “Political Correctness” that I’ve ever seen, and it’s straight from a Democrat president’s mouth; word for word.

        Subject: President Truman on Political Correctness

        What is meant by the modern term referred to as ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’. Someone found this definition in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri. The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.

        The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war – not a word has been added or deleted!

        (1) Tokyo, Japan
        0800-September 1,1945
        To: President Harry S Truman
        From: General D A MacArthur

        Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions?

        (2) Washington, D C
        1300-September 1, 1945
        To: D A MacArthur
        From: H S Truman

        Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with
        the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!

        (3) Tokyo, Japan
        1630-September 1, 1945
        To: H S Truman
        From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz

        Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly> what does the term politically correct mean?

        (4) Washington, D C
        2120-September 1, 1945
        To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
        From: H S Truman

        Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media,
        which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!

        Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what ‘POLITICAL
        CORRECTNESS’ really means…..

      17. I have a personal story about SEARS I’ll keep it short, and this just goes to show why they are just about done. My Mom worked for them in the finance department underneath the store. When you had a problem or a question about your bill, she was the person you talked to over the phone.

        Then one day they told her that they were flying in some Indian replacements, which, she had to train or she would be let go and lose her retirement. She actually had to train her own Indian replacement.

        Fast forward a few years later and SEARS realized their blunder and brought my Mom back. What a slap to the face. I will never shop at a SEARS or KMART ever again!

      18. Apparently freedom of speech is not very high on their list of revered rights, either.

      19. The right of the people to bear…or deer for that matter, is contingent upon possessing a big game hunting license. OK, that was a poor attempt at humor. Seriously, Sears has been in decline for decades, mainly following their shift from supplying working folks to catering to upper middle class or yuppies. They never quite hit their mark and, in the process, chased away their core customers. Before anyone decides to boycott Zippo, the blame for this isn’t theirs. They, along with Case Knives from the same town, are one of the few companies still making their products in America and stand behind their products 100%.

      20. I’m boycotting establishments that donate to Planned Parenthood. Now I get to boycott Sears. What they will get is my word of mouth “advertising”.
        Gee, with all the money I’m saving not going to these places, I get to buy more PM’s!

      21. Our Sam’s Club has a chicken chalet for sale. Cute.
        It’s been in the 60s here. Will get down past 32 this weekend one morning.

      22. So I gather from this Sears is still in business ? Wow….who knew. Haven’t been in one in 20 years.


        We had rights the last time i checked.

        Its obvious that the chi-coms must have bought them out, not certain, but it’s a lickely Senario. I remember i was at the Walmart in my area of 1960, and some vehivle marked with some type of govenment liscense plate was running my plates in the parking lot when i walked to to my car to look the natzi soldier posing as a cop in his SUV. Needless to say, he just looked at me and turn around and drove off. I guess he must have taught that a mexcican owned the Camaro. Fuck Walmart, am i no longer shop there. If i need car oil. I will gladly go elese where and pay more just to to phuck them. Now we heard som really good news, 1000’s of the chi-com owned stores are shutting down. So now you chi-coms will have to learn that video taping and facial recognition cameras pisses off Red necks, veterans and others in the know.


        Didnt think we had the balls to shop else where, and phuck you business did you? Well try 29.99 a barell now, this means that extra funds can be spend elsewhere with inflated prices from other retailers to compensate and phuck up crappy retailers like you two sh..t comps. Well i worked out the numbers and prefer to get my oil and filters, windshield washer and wiper fluid. There is nothing else in your stores that i need, since all you stuff is nothing by chi-com made cheap sh….t.

        Well these you go, feel patriotic red neck dick up your financial banking asses.



        Phuck walmart, phuck sears. Both of you comps can go eat sh,..t.

      24. Sears is a non-pc corporation. If it makes money they will sell it.

        They sold many Craftsman kit houses for fifteen hundred that are now valued in the hundred thousands.

        They also sold a mail order kit of two doses of heroin and a syringe for 1.50.

        meh…no victim… no crime.

        Shut up pigs…

        signed…. Ann R. Key

        • Ann R. Key, LOL. good one, JRS.

      25. Am I the only one who giggled at the price?

        $19.84…..get it?

      26. I gave up on sears when they no longer honored their craftsman tool warranty. I NEVER shop there.

      27. JRS, nothing like a good dose of reality.



      28. Sears has been in decline for a long time. We have a small sears store that stocks a few items. Must drive 45 minutes for a full sized store.

      29. So sad when Sears and zippos become a controversial issue to be discussed on shtf plan. Sears has always replaced broken tools for me no questions asked. I don’t shop there anymore though.

      30. Zippo lighters were invented in 1932. They were one of the number one requested item of GI’s in combat. GI’s said Zippo lighters were the single most valuable survival tool they could carry.

        I have several, plus extra fuel and flints. A zippo left sitting long term will have its fuel evaporate so have fuel. When you pull it apart and remove the top felt plug to refill it you can dump a half dozen spare flints in that space.

        Bic lighters are really good, and very reliable, but once empty they are trash. A Zippo is better in the wind.

        A Zippo lighter is a good addition to anyone’s preps.

        • In a pinch you can use gasoline in a zippo my hillbilly step grandfather always did he never bought zippo fluid

          • Zippo lighter fluid is naphtha which is simply a distillate like gasoline except it’s volatility is somewhere between gasoline and kerosine.

            You can buy naphtha paint thinner at most paint and hardware stores, look for a product that is marked flammable not combustible, that’s the same stuff as lighter fluid. A one quart can will last a lifetime. Lighter fluid is also a good solvent and cleaner.

            There’s a BIC lighter in the glove box of each of my cars, because I know it can sit there for ten years and still work.

            I like having several options. And a Zippo is a standard in reliability.

      31. this ones 100% confirmed I went to sears website, and sure enough there are several lighters there that are Censored.
        And yes the right to keep and bear arms is censored.

      32. Sears sucks anyway. Not what it used to be for sure. Haven’t been there in years or KMart. They obviously don’t want my money and damned sure won’t get it. Sarah Palin said it right”we’ve been had now we’re MAD!”

      33. I had a bad experience with Sears in the mid 80’s. I was homeless living in a 1964 VW bus with my Irish Setter in LA. I collected aluminum cans for money to live on. I needed a battery for my bus and went to a Sears Auto Center. They installed the battery backwards, negative to positive and positive to negative. The VW started and i drove several miles before turning on the radio which caught fire and wires under the dash melted and the engine died and would not start or even turn over. I had AAA so I got towed to the nearest Sears, not the one I had left a short time ago. The manager was nice and said that the other Sears was responsible and I need to be towed there. Got towed there and the manager said that I most have disconnected the battery and reconnected in backwards, He refused to help. I got towed, this time I paid out of pocket, to a nearby warehouse area were a friend had a clothing shop. I filed a claim in small claims court and meanwhile I lived in my non-running VW bus in the warehouse parking lot. Went to court, the judge said Sears must repair my bus. Sears said they would pay for repairs and towing to a shop in Pomona. My bus was towed there. My dog and i went along. That evening I was informed that the repairs were not finished and i could not stay in my bus on their property. I had no money, so I spent the night in Pomona, a very bad area, walking around and looking for safe places to hide. We were followed by Mexican gang members for awhile, gave them the slip and managed to hide under a pile of trash in an alley.

        The next day I picked up my bus and it started, but the radio was dead. The shop informed me that Sears would not pay for the radio. I have never dealt with Sears since.

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