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Hmmm... - Habemus plus vis computatoris quam Deus
Ramblings of a Unix ronin

...LogJam says I last logged in four months ago.  Haven't been posting much.

Anyway, the "thing that makes you go Hmmmm" that I logged in to post about was this observation:

"Ya know, the craziest thing about Holder and 'Fast and Furious' isn't the part where the Justice Dept kept approving and pushing something insane and stupid.  It is the part where it was over the vehement objections of the BATF.  When BATF thinks you're too insane and stupid, you really have to take a step back and think about what you're doing."

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fatcook From: fatcook Date: June 15th, 2012 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
BATF thinking this was a bad idea was probably one of the things that made it go forward.

Nice to see you again.
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: June 15th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome Back!

You've missed some darling posts over on my blog in the last 4 months. Stuff on health care, home maint., general politics, etc. I rather wondered why you didn't comment on anything.
dr_nebula From: dr_nebula Date: June 15th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm..you're becoming even more scarce than I am on LJ. I have posted some shiny posts that might be of interest - go check them out.
unixronin From: unixronin Date: June 15th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Doc, your shinies are ALWAYS of interest. :)
docstrange From: docstrange Date: June 15th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's kind of an eyebrow-raiser point right there.

When there's an organization tasked with that ATF list of things, and then recently add explosives you kind of expect them to keeeep going for more stuff!

BATFE? How about BATFEC (+ Chocolate). or BATFECCCRTSS (+Chocolate, Coffee, Cola, Rainwater, Tea, Sugar, and Sunshine)

Funny, huh? Notice that for some of the things on that list, there have been calls for potent regulation...
unixronin From: unixronin Date: June 15th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you're on the right track with chocolate and sugar, but there needs to be something in between the two. Something that starts with E.
docstrange From: docstrange Date: June 16th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: June 17th, 2012 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
BATFECEC = Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, Chocolate, Electricity, Coffee.


(had to find a way to appease the tree huggers, too! lol)
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