Thursday, April 9, 2009

President Flinchy



Aw, buck up, buttercup. Nothing a little range time wouldn't fix. But I would have thought that since you're from Chicago you'd be used to that sound by now. You know, with your strict gun control laws and all. (by the way, how's that working out for ya?)

15 comments:

Stan in Minnesota said...

Had a young gentleman from the Chicago area visit us on break one day. When someone popped a cap on the range he almost crawled under his car. We all looked at each other like "huh?" until we realized why he did it, then we burst into the worst kind of giggles for manly men to break into.

Jay G said...

Y'know...

[tinfoil hat time]

It would not surprise me to see a fake assassination attempt spring on 0bama to help Pelosi's "compromise" on the AWB...

Just a thought...

Jeffrey Quick said...

Hey, c'mon, be fair with that "range time" stuff; reactions are a lot different when it's not your hand on the trigger--esp. when that many people want you dead.

He should spend a summer day at my place, listening to full-auto from down the road.

Jenny said...

With all respect, I don't know as this is fair to the man. If I'm gonna say "he's a man, not a messiah" - I want to be consistent about that. Showing the occasional human startle reflex isn't something to be ashamed of.

So I'd prefer to give him a pass on this one. Effectively nationalizing private companies and piling trillions of debt onto posterity? Not so much.

Crucis said...

At least it reminded him to place his hand on his heart as the anthem was played.

Usually, he just stands there like an idjit.

reflectoscope said...

I'm quite sure someone warned he of this, so no sympathy from me.

I'll cop to flinching a bit when the howitzer went off at a Remembrance Day parade a few years ago, but that caught me unawares, and it was quite a lot louder than a rifle volley.

Crucis said...

I nearly jumped out of my skin last summer at a Civil War reenactment when a 4" rifled cannon was fired a few yards behind me. I was looking away from it and wasn't paying attention.

It got my attention then.

Wild Deuce said...

Three "men" in the picture ... only one flinches. Sorry, not cutting him any slack.

"Aw, buck up, buttercup." ... going in my Classic Breda Quote file.

By the way, he spent his time in an ivory tower with his nose up in the air while in Chicago. I doubt he ever heard anything resembling a gunshot.

YeOldFurt said...

I love it!!!
Can I steal "Aw, buck up, buttercup" to use in my vernacular?
YeOldFurt

Wai said...

That didn't even sound like a gunshot; it sounded more like the big drum worn vertically against the belly that you see in marching bands.

Crucis said...

Wai, that's called a bass drum.

Serr8d said...

The flinch wasn't so bad. It was having to swap out his drawers afterwards that really hurt his feelings.

Anonymous said...

"By the way, he spent his time in an ivory tower with his nose up in the air while in Chicago. I doubt he ever heard anything resembling a gunshot."

Obama lived at 54th and Lake Shore Drive in a condo association called "East View Park" in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the University of Chicago. It was hardly an ivory tower, but it was a place where the productive class lives and is heavily policed by UCPD and CPD.

There are no gunshots rining out in East View Park. However, several streets to the south (beyond the museum) is where the no-go zones begin and the police are absent.

Obama's new house is a fortress. Secret Service flew in four Chinooks (the big double rotor helicopters) worth of gear after he was sworn in. He is awash in guns--the fun kind.

Shootin' Buddy

Warthog said...

Hopefully, that gunshot was some real patriot shooting that gawdawful band.

Justin said...

That doesn't even really look like Obo...