Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great send-up.

New Scandal at DoJ as Illegal Guitars End Up In Hands of Mexican Drug Lords


fgd-anchorage said...

Alas! 'Taint funny mcGhee!'

WarriorClass III said...

Next, the Allman Brothers Band implicated in guitar running scandal!


Anonymous said...

Now that was music to my ears. Finally, someone is using sound judgement at the DOJ.

Bad Cyborg said...

Funny story. Except that the govt. - not ATF but another agency - is going to ridiculous lengths enFORCing a law on the books intended to eliminate the market for certain wood types. If a musician has an instrument made from one of the prohibited species of wood he better be able to prove beyond any faint HINT of a doubt that it dates from before the import ban otherwise the feds will confiscate the instrument - be it mandolin or Steinway Grand Piano (ivory on the keys).

It has gotten so bad that Fender Guitars is having a REAL hard time. Even when they acquire the wood properly, they still are subject to no-notice raids and other harassment.

Q: What do you call 500 career civil servants (i.e. bureaucrats) scheduled for execution?
A: Too little, too late.

Q: What do you call ONE THOUSAND career civil servants scheduled for execution?
A: A start. Not a terribly good start but a start.

When was the last time you encountered a civil servant who was either?

illbits said...

I bet they're the ones trafficking lemonade to the unlicensed underage workers operating out of our neighborhoods too.