Sunday, January 21, 2007

More Hmong Tragedy

I hadn't heard about the new Hmong hunting incident until I got my copy of US News & World Report last week and a couple quiet moments in the can to contemplate the story. I didn't make a judgement.

However, this would explain the recent upsurge in nasty, illiterate comments on my posts of several years ago about the Chai Vang incident (this dude's name is Cha Vang.)

Link to the new Vang is here. Details of this one are very murky as it was two guys squirrel hunting. A trailer dude's story against a dead guy.

I will comment that I do not understand why we are issuing any kind of hunting licenses to people who don't speak English, as his wife has claimed. I believe one of the linchpins of safety is the ability to communicate quickly. Once reason I don't like shooting with deaf guys on a range, is they never hear the "cease-fire" command.

The posts from several years ago with all the new "Die Whitey" commentary is here.

Response from Customs

In the post before last I noticed a US Customs employee cruising this blog for "trigger jobs" at 8:30 AM on a business day. I posted the log notes, but didn't mention that I hit their complaint site.

Here was the complaint:

Dear Sir or Madam,I noticed that I had a hit on a blog about firearms from
your New Jersey office. The hit was at 8:37 in the morning and originated from
the IP address 63.167.255.#.Seeing as you can't seem to do your job and are paid
with my tax money, what the hell are you doing searching Google on "trigger
jobs?"Best regards,

I included my name and phone number, as well. Much to my surprise, they actually responded:

We can not explain our enforcement activity, however there are many reasons why an officer, agent or employee may want to google (anything).We use any means necessary to determine what things are to assess the correct duty, to make sure that they are legal to enter the United States, to even decide on how to classify an object. We do this to protect the American Public. Thank you for your comment, but we have our own security office to make sure our employees do not abuse the luxury of having the Internet available to them.Thank you for contacting Customs and Border Protection's Customer Service Center. If you have any other questions or would like clarification on this response, please feel free to contact us either by calling our toll free number 877 CBP-5511 (227-5511) or if calling from outside the United States our toll number 202-354-1000 and ask for me. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm Eastern Time.

I'll translate for you: "Dear Citizen, Fuck you. We don't have to be held accountable to the people we serve and who pay us. If we want to uselessly fuck around on the internet while at work, we only have to answer to a bereaucrat, unlike you pusillanimous shits in the private sector who have actual bosses and criteria."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Concealed Carry Class Canard

Several people have linked to this story about a responsible, Buddhist liberal who attended a CCW class in that awful state of Kentucky. I believe Kevin at Smallest Minority was where I first read about it.

This article fascinated me because it was almost the mirror image of my experience getting a CCW.

The gentleman who wrote this article seemed to be convinced that most attendees were blue-collar reactionaries who had maybe achieved a 6th grade education. They were overwhelmingly economically challenged and had no understanding of the rational tenets of democratic government. There were also a couple missing teeth jokes (the author is, undoubtedly, an intellectual.)

My experience was the opposite. Out of a class of 10 or 12, we had 1 minority in attendance. All attendants were in white-collar jobs. Most had spent more money on the guns they brought than most hillbillies spend on groceries in a year. They were probably half liberal and all drove better vehicles than me. And they all thought the government was dandy and that the CCW law was great. Obviously, given the burden of time and money that a CCW entails, well-off white people would be happy that they are the only ones that can afford to get it. They all sucked too.

My CCW qualification was probably the closest I've ever come to being shot. All these assholes with their expensive guns and they hadn't even racked them dry. One guy claimed to have a .45 Magnum revolver. The instructor looked at it and, of course, it wasn't (I don't remember what the hell it was.) I was muzzle swept and subjected to hours of the most idiotic questions I've ever heard ("Why can't you shoot a .22 LR out of a .223?")

In conclusion, I think the author of the linked article is full of shit. It is an expensive hobby to shoot nowadays. Poor people can't fork out $850 for a SIG Pwhatever. And if those hilljacks with no teeth wouldn't point their shit at me, I'd rather shoot with them any day than some spoiled liberal shit who's getting a CCW just so he can make fun of people he doesn't understand.

Go get another tattoo, asshead.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


I usually really don't check my log that much. If people read me, cool, if they don't then I'm just howling at the wind, which doesn't bother me.

But occasionally I take a stroll and see who might be reading. Tonight I find that US Customs is reading my posts from 2005 about trigger jobs.


I pay for your broadband motherfucker so get back to work.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

New Year's Resolution

Safety I always think is one of those things that can be strived for, but never perfected. I'm a safety pain in the ass (just ask the old man) and harp on people constantly about their perceived breaches of the safety code.

It being New Year's, I decided to look inward and solve some of the problems I have. If you refer to the picture, which is an average picture of my desktop, you will notice that there are .45 and .308 snap-caps sitting around with live .45 and .223.

My office is my "dry-fire" room and should be absent of any live ammunition, nevermind having the shit lying next to practice caps.

For all the harping about safety, this is an issue I badly need to cure before I put one in the wall. Keep live ammo out of your dry-fire area.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

"Grim Milestones"

When a nation wages war, it incurs casualties. It's tragic and it's horrific for those families, but I have never ever heard the government say that war was cake or casualty free.

Christmas weekend I had the dumb-ass story about how Iraq casualties had surpassed the body-count on 9/11. What those numbers have to do with one another is completely beyond me. It's a terrorist attack and a war; so what the fuck does any of the media's reporting mean?

Then, last weekend, we had another "grim milestone" because casualties surpassed 3,000.

If the nation was in this condition 70 years ago, I'd be speaking German.

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