From: SGT Jason Hess
Sent: Tue Jan 16 3:25
Do you ship to APO address? I’m in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed in Iraq and we are trying to order some mats but we are looking for who ships to APO first.
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: Feedback: from
SGT Hess,
We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq.
Bargain Suppliers

Now, normally I’m not big on passing along this stuff, but they’ve got Snopes involved. That’s the first step. Then they’ve tracked down the owner of the website and ~ lo and behold ~ there’s a bunch of them all run by Milwaukee [ths]Arab Pakistani types. According to the latest wrinkle in the case, the website owners HAVE responded to a local radio station (major mistake THERE ~ I’d be talking to Snopes FIRST), insisting that the employee accountable was being…um…held to account.

…A Vice President with Bargain Suppliers, the website’s parent company, confirms the email was sent. He says the employee who sent it is being held accountable and will be dealt with.
In addition, the spokesperson says the address and phone number that are now being circulated around the world are someone’s home in West Allis. He says they’ve been bombarded with phone calls and as you can imagine they’re getting plenty of complaints.

Oh, no doubt! (That ‘will be dealt with‘ is rather ominous, n’est pas? Was he a cab driver at an airport or something?) The poor sergeant is getting his rugs regardless and I feel safe in saying the carpets won’t be flying out of Mr. Faisal Khetani’s warehouses any time soon.

If CAIR wants to keep Muslims off ’24’ and the front pages, it might help if they sent a memo about “Public Relations: Answering Emails in a Small Business Environment” to their members.
Via The Big Dog.
UPDATE: Oh, well, dang. According to the latest Snopes update, people are going batsh*t crazy on the guys. No need for death threats, for God’s sake. (Like a$$holes who come out of the woodwork using ‘Timothy McVeigh’ as their commenting name and then espouse Daily Kos talking points. Hello? You don’t get the ‘ick factor’ in that, Rocket Man?)
“That was rude and I’m not buying your rugs” would suffice.

6 Responses to “Um”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Damn, if they’re based in Milwaukee I should pay them a little visit. I’m thinking a jar or two of pickled eggs and some broccoli should make things interesting.

  2. Timothy McVeigh says:

    So the retailer isn’t allowed who to sell to? Compulsory retailing? Sounds like some kind of Stalinist nightmare.
    Interesting how the ‘freedoms’ the US troops are supposedly defending in Iraq apply only to those back home that they agree with.
    Even more interesting is the ‘democratic’ response of the first comment on this post. Violence to intimidate someone who’s political views you don’t agree with.

  3. John says:

    McVeigh – you are not allowed to put a sign on your shop saying that you don’t sell to blacks. If you are open to the public, you serve the public, that’s the law. Last I heard, members of the military were still members of the public.

  4. Actually, what I think is more interesting is why someone would use that name as a commenting handle.
    But then, it would appear as obtuse as the commment it graces. “So the retailer isn’t allowed who to sell to?” Where did you get THAT impression, astute one? In the linked articles they even talk about how many retailers will not ship to APO’s and NO ONE is lambasting them. Would you even have a clue why they don’t? (Hint: customs forms and increased shipping charges) As John says, once you accept the retailer’s mantle, you don’t get to insult your customers or offer your opinions of their circumstances. You don’t get to say “No, we won’t ship there. And as for you Georgia blacks, Arkansas trailer park hicks, single white Jewish women, Mexican migrant bean pickers,et al; if you had a brain in your head, you’d get yourself outta that ghetto anyway?”

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Looks like The Coalition of the Swilling is getting popular enough to attract dipshit, moron trolls.
    (just looking for a semblance of a silver lining)
    Even funnier, the dummy thinks that “a jar or two of pickled eggs and some broccoli” constitutes violence. Although, that kind of “gas” attack would probably make a straight-up beat down seem merciful by comparison.

  6. Lucky us, eh? And we had such hopes when we started…
    Gunny? Just a cultural note: in my long lost youth, if you said “pickled eggs” in our neck of the New Jersey highlands, people dove for shelter under tables and assumed the position, making sure to keep the vital organs tucked and the fingers wrapped around the base of the skull.

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