Gut Rumbles
 

July 11, 2003

you buncha posses

I agree with frank j.. The "posse" is about as American as it comes. Angry peasants in Europe might storm a mad scientist's castle with torches and pitchforks, but we're not angry peasants in this great country. Angry AMERICANS tote GUNS when they perform vigilante justice. Oh, yeah. They tote ROPE, too.

The high-speed chase was a lot more fascinating before the invention of the Cop Car. A bunch of semi-drunken citizens, armed to the teeth and toting a rope, were MUCH more exciting when they tore off on horseback after the bad guys. You never knew WHO they might hang.

"Dammit, LeRoy, I think we mighta hung the wrong person. That there is the school marm dangling from that there oak tree."

"Well, lets just keep going till we get the right one. Go fetch that rope. It's the only one we got."

Kinda reminds me of the way the DEA and the BATF operate today.

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Try dealing with the BATFE (don't forget the "e", it stands for "explosive" which is their bailiwick now) to put on a municipal fireworks show. To store the fireworks overnight from the 3rd to 4th of July, they actually stated they wanted us to take the wheels off the Ryder truck they were transported in to make the vehicle "secure" overnight.

Oh, but wait! It gets better folks!

I repeated the instructions back to make sure the Junior G-girl I was talking to *REALLY* had a chance to hear herself. Yep, that is what she wanted - truck parked, and wheels off.

So I asked her what about someone coming along with ANOTHER Ryder truck and bolt cutters, lopping off the padlock, backing the truck up and offloading the fireworks from the now-on-blocks-Ryder truck?

Her answer - That's OK, the important thing is the truck itself wasn't stolen.

This is the same person that told me a National Guard Armory building wasn't a secure enough location for the fireworks, either. Not without the official BATFE on-site inspection, that is. It's good enough for ammo and hand grenades, but without BATFE blessing, it's not good enough for fireworks.

Sheesh! If brains were explosives, some of these agents wouldn't have enough to blow their noses.

Posted by: Buster on July 11, 2003 09:37 AM

I rest my case.

Posted by: Acidman on July 11, 2003 04:36 PM

"Dammit, LeRoy, I think we mighta hung the wrong person. That there is the school marm dangling from that there oak tree."

"Well, lets just keep going till we get the right one. Go fetch that rope. It's the only one we got."

Kinda reminds me of the way the DEA and the BATF operate today.


You ASSHOLE -- my fucking laptop just got covered with orange juice.

Where's the [splatter warning] ?

Posted by: Kim du Toit on July 12, 2003 01:06 AM

I don't give warnings, Kim. You're on your own when you visit here.

Posted by: Acidman on July 12, 2003 10:23 AM
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