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Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating Son of a Baptist's Culture War Stories
Dispatches from Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating Son of a Baptist's Culture War Stories
by Todd Starnes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99
103 used & new from $0.01

83 of 172 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Expectations Go Down The Drain, March 4, 2012
While I enjoyed the satirical take on the war on religion and creeping socialism from our radical executive branch, I can't help but feel like he just dropped the ball on a few issues and flushed them down the drain. It seems like he was just taking the piss out of so many issues for shock value, and the amount of toilet humor quite honestly left me nauseated. Comparing Obama's war on freedom to "Pooping on America" was out of line. I'm as conservative as they come, but there's a limit to how much you can insult the government, no matter how flawed it may be, before it seems like you're just peeing all over this nation's great founding fathers. I have to say, that this book did not live up to the expectations that some of the author's previous work, like They Pooped On My Hood and Found Pee on the Dipstick.

Save this book for the bathroom, because I doubt you'll mind if someone pees and poops all over it and flushes it down the toilet. 2/5
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Flimsy, September 26, 2011
The bags stand up on their own about as well as plastic bags do. The plastic inserts in the bottom bend more easily than my Texas state driver's license and cracked within 2 uses, and the bags themselves all tore through within 10. The free bags I got from my school co-op a year ago have held up for twice as long. In fact, the bags you can buy at your grocery store for $1 are sturdier than these are.

If price is all you care about, go wild and buy them. If you care about quality or plan to put more than one thing in each bag when you go shopping, don't waste your money and look elsewhere.

Adagio Teas 42 oz. Glass Teapot & Infuser
Adagio Teas 42 oz. Glass Teapot & Infuser
Price: $19.54
4 used & new from $19.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but you need to be careful., October 22, 2010
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It's honestly astounding how many people have problems with this teapot. I mean, you'd think it would be common sense to hold the lid on something when you're pouring it, but I guess not. The first teapot I got had some manufacturing defects: the spout was malformed slightly, causing it to drip, and the lid's handle was cracked. Amazon quickly cross-shipped a replacement. I've owned this teapot for three months now and put it through between 3 and 5 pots per week and have had few problems. The glass is borosilicate, which is commonly used in laboratory glassware. In fact, it is about the same thickness as most laboratory glassware I've used as well, which is to say that it is quite thin, so you need to be careful. That said, I have knocked this pot against my sink faucet, plates, cups, and silverware many times and there has been no problem so far.

- doesnt drip
- very resistant to breakage from temperature changes
- looks nice
- dishwasher safe

- physically fragile, but if you treat it nicely it will be fine
- removing the diffuser will probably require some insulation for your hands. itll obviously be pretty hot for black teas.
- the handle is a bit weird
- spout is a bit hard to clean

Other thoughts:
- hold the lid when you pour. it should be common sense, but the manufacturer can't make the teapot defy physics.
- clean with a sponge, not anything that has hard plastic on it, just to be safe.
- it may be resistant to thermal shock, but id still avoid pouring boiling water in from room temperature or making it contact anything of drastically different temperature
- dont stick it directly on the stove

Obviously, this isn't going to be a product for everyone. If you aren't confident that you can be careful with it, look elsewhere.

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