Thursday, April 25, 2013

Retailer Pulls Pressure Cookers in the Wake of Boston Bombing, Then Puts Them Back After Public Outcry

Daisy Luther
Activist Post

A humorous meme was going around Facebook this week, with an angry Senator Feinstein saying “No one needs 7 quarts of pressure cooking capacity.”

Well, it seems that someone took that a little more seriously. Political correctness has run amok in one upscale retail chain.

From the “We Couldn’t Make This Up” files, Williams-Sonoma, with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from the shelves in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall, an upscale shopping center in Boston.
Update:   via Infowars 
Pat Connolly, a Williams-Sonoma spokesperson, provided “Right Views” a statement regarding the decision, including an apology to anyone who was offended: 
“Pressure cookers are available at all our stores nationwide." 
“In the days immediately following the tragic bombings in Boston a local decision was made to remove pressure cookers from the sales floor of the stores near where the bombing occurred. We apologize if we offended anyone by this action.”
Williams-Sonoma sells gourmet cookware and home furnishings. The company has said they will continue to offer pressure cookers on their website.

The bombs that shook finish line of the Boston Marathon were improvised explosive devices housed in pressure cookers. The force of the blast was so strong that the lid of one of the cookers was found on the 6th floor roof of a hotel, 35 yards away from the site of the explosion. Three people were killed, 14 people suffered amputations, and more than 260 people were treated for injuries sustained in the bombing.

Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at


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Anonymous said...

God damn,people are fucking stupid.

wishbone said...

but hang on, a kitchen knife can kill, a car can be made into a big petrol bomb, a gas bottle would make a bomb, a baseball bat can kill, a motorcycle can be made into a bomb or I can run someone down with it, come to think of it, almost anything including plastic bags can be used to kill. SO, obviously they must all be banned, along with all guns, and only be owned and used by government, military and police, who are there to keep us safe from ourselves. PEOPLE, IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS TELLING YOU, YOU ARE TRULY SHEEPLE.!

Anonymous said...

Found like the undamaged passport that fluttered to the ground in front of the costumed thug on 9eleven! Miracles will happen!

Anonymous said...

Now we will need a background check to purchase a pressure cooker.

Michael Moulds said...

The previous record for Pressure Cooker lids was a mere 18 feet up. Call Guinness.

wishbone said...

in reply to comment number three, good one, I've always loved that little piece of made up evidence, I mean surely no one can believe that one,?! an arab with a passport in his pocket and a boxcutter (Stanley knife) in his hand, on a plane that smashes into a building at 500 m,p,h,, the aircraft explodes into flames sooooo hot that it melts the steel girders of the building, (ha-ha, that's a good one) the building comes down like its been fitted with demolition charges, (oh, it was) turning everything to burned thermite dust, but this guys passport manages to survive in perfect condition. AMAZING.!!!! all I want to know is, when are these mass murdering pieces of shit in the whitehouse going on trial and be imprisoned for the rest of their stinking lives.?

GrinNBarrett said...

Good PR trick but when he took them off the shelves he managed to say you can still buy them online and gave the url. Now he claims pressure to put them back. Yeah right when was the last time you bought a pressure cooker? I never have.

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