Thursday, May 15, 2014

So, what are you U.S. farmers up to?

Ya’ll been sloppin’ yer hogs with substandard feed? Shootin’ your cows up with some ‘a them thar hormones? Lacin’ yer watermelons with corn likker? Ain’t plantin’ taters in old cemeteries, are ya? Ooooooo-eee! Ya’ll better watch yer p’s and q’s ‘cuz the USDA ain’t havin’ none a’ that:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe [sic] or folding, magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.
Looks to me like they don’t need submachine guns as much as they need a dictionary; that’s some awesomely bad spelling.


rinardman said...

Hmmm, I've been helpin' my neighbor get his crops in the last couple weeks. Sounds like maybe I should start carrying a loaded 308 in the corner of the cab. Durn g-men, you can't trust'em.

I mean, if I can find a 308, of course.

SwampWoman said...

Guess I better start mining the perimeter and stringing random barbed wire.

SwampWoman said...

Guess I better start mining the perimeter and stringing random barbed wire.

Michael Lonie said...

What, Army surplus M-4s aren't good enough for them?

There is no excuse for the USDA to need submachine guns, any more than for the Department of Education to have a SWAT team to raid (the wrong) people for unpaid education loan bills. Last I looked the FBI and the US Marshal's Service still existed, legitimate law enforcement agencies for the USG. The proliferaation of "law engorcement" organizations among government deparments, let alone the militarization of them, is a travesty that ought not to be tolerated.

Jonah said...

Maybe something to do with marijuana legalization?

JeffS said...

Maybe they're preparing for another round of mad cow disease?

No, probably not. Just another overreach by the feds.

bruce said...

Big change in India election result. Biggest change in their history.

Not really a good change overall. New PM Narendra Modi I would call India's Vladimir Putin: lots of parallels between the two in the present era. Eg. Modi likely to promote crony capitalism, no evidence he understands free market concepts.

Modi made aggressive comments towards China during the election campaign while standing on the border. Hopefully that will blow over, but I'd be watching troop movements. India's nukes were never just aimed at Pakistan, parity with China was the real game. Modi is smart but may get caught in escalation.

I'm a bit of an Indologist and a Sinologist, trained by alumni of UChicago! Make of that what you will.

RebeccaH said...

I'm sure I'm not alone in finding the increasing weaponization of all our federal agencies just a tad scary.

Minicapt said...

Find one of these and bore it out a tad: