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Sponsors dropping out of America’s largest outdoor sports show. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is run by Brits and apparently they listened to Piers Morgan rather than common sense when they banned certain products (and even the mention of certain products). Not only are sponsors dropping out, the NRA has dropped out and there’s a boycott page on Facebook with over fifteen thousand likes.

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Bonfire of the Absurdities January 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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Businesses that respond to politically-correct dog whistles instead of their customers are soon out of business. What if McDonalds stopped selling hamburgers because Nanny Bloomberg issued another of his statist mouth-farts on transfats or something? They’d maybe get a pat on the head from the world’s busybodies (most of whom would rather be dead than eat there) but they’d lose customers and money to Burger King.

danybhoy January 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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100% agreed.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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Nothing like people voting with their wallets to send a Commiecrat running.

poppajoe49 January 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

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17,954 likes, including mine.

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

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I hope nobody attends the damn show and they lose money. AND I hope the sponsors who are suing to get their payments back win. With the banning of Michael Savage, the Piers Morgan anti-gun propaganda, and now this, I’m developing a very anti-British attitude.

flashingscotsman January 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

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I’m Scottish. I’ve always had an anti-British attitude.

PsychoDad January 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

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You mean British or English? “Britain” usually means the whole island as a piece of land, not any sort of political entity.

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

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The whole thing confuses me. There’s England, there’s England and Wales (Chalres is the Prince of Wales, not the Prince of England, for some damn reason), there’s Britain, and finally there’s Great Britain. WTF?! Pick a name and stick with it you bloody nincompoops!

sa_rose January 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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At one point in time, these were all individual countries, or at least kingdoms. Britain is the name of the general area. England is the part we all get. They conquered and absorbed Wales, Scotland, and tried like hell to absorb Ireland, but that one has never fully taken. Brittany on the French coast is British. Great Britain refers to all the area, and at one time probably referred to the entire Empire.

Alien January 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

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Britain is the name of the island.. Great Britain would refer to the main island and surrounding islands (Man, Wight, etc..), but not Ireland.. It is Pyrdain in older welsh/celt (Albion didn’t stick, i forget why)

Britanny is the Celtic holdout in France.. Its not British. Its the part which resisted culturally the advance of Franks and then Normans (both of which are germanic).. Celts holding out against Germanics is a common theme in this part of Europe.. If anything it is probably more closely related to the Welsh culturally, as they were most successful resisting Anglo-Saxons in the south of Britain.. but you have to go back far. There aren’t really vikings in Normandy, either.. The French culture came to dominate

Note that the official name was once United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.. this comprises the whole set of isles

Wales was always a gift for the prince and heir.. lovely for them, i suppose. It is the Normans who poured through England and got the Welsh conquered.

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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Hey wait a minute, I’m pretty sure Normans are Vikings.

Alien January 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

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Yeah, that’s kinda my point.. though Viking in origin, they brought the French language to England in 1066. They absorbed French culture and Christianity very quickly

I suppose they did that faster then the Bretons did.. I was just makng a comparison to illustrate that Britanny is not British anymore than Normandy is Nordic. The Bretons did have a couple revolts while France was still trying to organize itself as absolute monarchy

I’m pretty much at the end of what i can BS off the top of my head though.. been awhile since i read any of this history

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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Norman = shortened version of Norseman. It’s amazing what the Vikings did to Europe. As Normans they dominated France and England. Then a few Normans got restless and conquered Sicily and Italy, before getting restless again and making a stab at conquering the Eastern Empire by attacking Constantinople. Like Mongols they tended to assimilate and take on the language of the land they conquered, so they disappear into other cultures as far as the history books show. They had to do it that way because generally there were so few of them. The Normans who conquered Sicily comprised four or five guys I think. What were they gonna do, make the whole island speak Norse?

Alien January 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

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I too was amazed at the Norman shenanigans in the Mediterranean, when i first learned about them.. Always thought of them in the context of England, and poor Harold-shot-in-the-Eye. I’ll have to read up on the Sicily campaigns, didn’t realize how small their forces were. Would make for a good flick. A lot of European history seems to be elites conquering other elites, while little changes for the peasantry looking on

JPTravis January 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

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Exactly. One imagines the peasants shaking their heads, sighing, and hiding their chickens until the silly warriors move to another area. Then on with their miserable lives.

sa_rose January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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The Celts started off in Eastern Europe and moved ever more westward until they were off the continent completely. Except for Brittany. Welsh, Irish and Scots all have Celtic backgrounds. And the only reason Irish have red hair is due to Viking excursions. “black” Irish are the more common. The Normans “frankified” the British homeland, but the Saxons resisted as much as possible. THey were not at all interested in what they saw as a weak civilization taking over all of Britain.

Alien January 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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There are still kilts to be found in Spain, too.. i want to say Galicia or Galatia.. but i think Galatia is in Anatolia(Turkey).. they spread out pretty far. I remember reading something about archaelogical evidence for Celts on the Silk Road in Asia

danybhoy January 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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There is a shock. A Scot who does’nt care for Brits.

flashingscotsman January 25, 2013 at 10:19 am

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No, I stand corrected. It’s the English bastards I can’t stand.

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 7:19 am

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List of sponsors who have dropped out and want their fees refunded: http://noisyroom.net/blog/2013/01/23/list-of-exhibitors-boycotting-the-eastern-sports-and-outdoor-show/

Over 170 so far.

Karmaa January 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

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Good for them. Now hopefully, the masses will refuse to show up too. The one thing libbies don’t “get” is that the rest of us can’t be “bought”. Money is important, and we tend to treat it with more respect, but we will NOT sell our constitutional rights for cash. That’s why the stupid idea to offer $2000 for legal gun owners to turn in their AR’s met with a big fat “thud”.

These businesses surely need the exposure that this kind of event would bring, but they will not let that make them ignore their moral position. I applaud them! I hope that hunters and sportsmen keep this list, and use it next time they are looking for something.

Big Al January 24, 2013 at 8:17 am
Big Al January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

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CANCELED!

JPTravis January 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

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Wow, this is huge: http://www.easternsportshow.com/

What a royal cock up, as the Brits would say. Gonna be lean times at Reed Exhibitions after losing all the revenue from this event.

poppajoe49 January 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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That is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!

flashingscotsman January 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

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What other events do they put on? Putting them out of business could be fun.

ooddballz January 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

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Maybe an AMERICAN company can revive it.
Colt comes to mind.

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