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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Molan Labe


When you’re the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and you set up a booth at the largest gun show in the world, you’re gonna have to expect some shenanigans from the gun enthusiast attendees.

One particularly clever 2nd Amendment supporter snuck up to the ATF booth and committed one of the more hilarious acts of political commentary we’ve seen in a long time:


Sorry dude.

For those not in the know, “Molon Labe” has been taken up by 2nd Amendment defenders as a slogan meaning, “come and take them,” referring to firearms. It’s reportedly what Spartan king Leonidas said in retort to the Persian demand that they lay down their arms at the famous battle at Thermopylae. I’m told that since there is no perfect transliteration of the original Greek into English, “Molan Labe” is a reasonable version as well as the more traditional “Molon Labe.”

While we cannot condone vandalism, we salute the wit of the gun right advocate in his modest act of civil disobedience.

16 comments:

  1. How will this thread morph into the usual topics? Deuce will say Molon Labe is the chorus of the Conga Line, and actually refers to all the Benjamins J Street is passing out like condoms to destroyer sailors pulling in to Pusan. WiO will say Molon Labe really means "Never Again", even though Jews vote at least 3:1 Donk, and Donks are gun grabbers. Jenny will talk about the great Molon Labe pilsner they serve in a certain Munich beer hall. Rufus will say a Molon Labe is a gadget that lets you plug your appliances directly into the ground, but Big Oil wants to "come and get them". Sam will post a joke about Saint Peter using my sin clock as a fan. Farmer Bob will say his niece has really big honkin' Molon Labes.



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    1. Please do not say what I would say, say what I did say. otherwise are are lying.

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    2. Zero sense of humor, WiO. Even God was able to kid around sometimes, like when he was being humorously sarcastic with Jonah:

      "Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?"

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  2. I thought it was a "clothes optional" nightclub in France.

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    One of Doug's old girl friends from the 60's.

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    The ATF guy in the picture trying to get the poster off of his poster is the personification of what one would expect an ATF officer to look like. (I mean minus the usual vest, tactical gear, and headset, of course.)

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  5. Islamist militants strengthen grip on Iraq's Falluja

    Instead, scores more ISIL fighters have sneaked into the city along with an array of weaponry ranging from small arms and mortars to Grad missiles and anti-aircraft guns, according to security and local officials, residents and tribal leaders.

    "Our sources in Falluja indicate that militant numbers have increased to more than 400 in the last few days and that more anti-aircraft guns were received," said a senior local official who declined to be named. His figure could not be confirmed.


    You have to be sneaky, indeed, to haul in that kind of weaponry unopposed. According to the article, the central government has zero control in what amounts to Anbar Provence. How about admitting the obvious and sparing Iraqis further futile bloodshed: Iraq is three autonomous regions and any hope of unifying them is a fools errand.

    a'Q is looking at this as did an American hero known for audacity:

    "They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time...We're surrounded. That simplifies the situation
    Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War

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    1. The German Commander: "There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note."

      General Tony McAuliffe: "To the German Commander, 'Nuts!' The American Commander."

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  6. The young fellow in the photo looks like an accountant who swapped out his TI for an XDS.

    Carrying It Off: Springfield XDs Review

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  7. Turkey purges regulators, state TV in graft probe backlash

    This thug is another Muslim fundamentalist in a suit, his true colors are now displayed for all to see: Islamists will not play by the rules. How long until Turkey has a Muslim Spring? Soon, I hope.

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    1. And Turkey has nukes. Eighty Muslim bombs, made in America.

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  8. Charlton Heston -

    From My Cold Dead Hands

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ju4Gla2odw

    "When freedom shivers....."

    :)

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