Quote of the Day – Tam (06/28/2012)

“I mean, as bad as it was for the Jews in eastern Europe, what about the poor Einsatzgruppen? They probably had blisters on their trigger fingers by the end of the day.” *

Seriously, you’re failing to engage my sympathy by telling me what a humiliating drudgery it is to violate the hell out of my rights.

TamOddly I am not overcome with sympathy.

June 28, 2012


[Yeah, and neither am I.  Guess what, if you don’t want to be sticking your hands in the stank of someone else’s crotch the solution is unbelievably simple.  Don’t do it.

If you do stick your hands in there, don’t come whining to me about how horrible and nasty your job is and that all you’re trying to do is make a living.  I don’t care.  Not only do I not care, but I find your actions worth of public scorn.  Seriously, I want to create a flash mob at a security check point of people chanting “Two by Two Hands of Blue”.

Why do I want you publicly insulted and humiliated for your choices?  Because they are exactly that, your choices.  “I was ordered to do it,” didn’t work at Nuremberg and it’s not gong to work with me.  I understand that people are more willing to do questionable acts when ordered to do so.  I don’t care. You have the ability to think about it and say no.  And it’s that willingness of people to blindly follow orders is a serious reason to stand up and just say no.  Just because there’s other people working for the TSA doesn’t make the actions justified either.

You have made this bed and it’s yours to sleep in.  Don’t come crying to me because people continually give you a hard time.  Don’t look to me for sympathy that your hands reek of ass.  Don’t look to me for sympathy because you decided to take a job where you are told to violate your neighbors rights.  You made that choice, you decided that violating your neighbors rights was acceptable.  You decided that taking a job with child molesters and thieves was acceptable.

I don’t care if times are tough for you and you’ve had a hard time finding a job.  My wife spent a large time unemployed.  She never once ran to the TSA and said, “Please masta, let me molest people, I really need a paycheck.”  Consider my sympathy meter at -10.

As I said already, if you work for the TSA and don’t like the fact that people hate you, mock you, and generally want nothing to do with you, that’s a clue.  You are in fact doing something wrong, even if the government says it’s a good idea. -B]

*Joe’s right, Godwin be damned, that quote’s just too good.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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4 Responses to Quote of the Day – Tam (06/28/2012)

  1. Tam says:

    Seriously, I want to create a flash mob at a security check point of people chanting “Two by Two Hands of Blue”.

    I mumbled that all the way through the security area. 😀

  2. Joe Huffman says:

    If I not had something else with more relevance for today and that I have a “soft ban” on quoting Tam (she is in her own class it wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the world to have her in the competition) I would have used the following from the same post, “I mean, as bad as it was for the Jews in eastern Europe, what about the poor
    Einsatzgruppen? They probably had blisters on their trigger fingers by the end
    of the day!”

    • Oh that was plenty good as well. Didn’t work as nicely for my rant though…. That little piece of snark had me falling over laughing though.

      I was also trying to avoid the straight up Godwin, however honestly, it was well deserved and I think should deserve an exception to the law.