Tuesday, November 13, 2007

International Representation

I would like to direct your attention to a recent article posted in the BBC:
A US man has injured himself in both legs after attempting to loosen a stiff wheel-nut by blasting it with his gun.

The 66-year-old man from Washington state was repairing his car outside his home when the accident took place.

Shooting at the wheel from arm's length with his 12-gauge shotgun, he was peppered with buckshot and debris.

The man - whom police say was on his own and not intoxicated - was taken to hospital with severe, but not life-threatening, injuries.

The man, from South Kitsap, 10 miles (16km) southwest of Seattle, had been repairing his Lincoln Continental for two weeks, according to the police, and had removed all but one of the nuts on the right rear wheel.

Frustrated by the one remaining nut which refused to budge, he resorted to fire power in an effort to shift it.

He sustained injuries from his feet to the middle of his abdomen, with some pellets reaching as high as his chin.

Now, after you have a nice chuckle at this poor dumb bastard, think about this shit again, this is serious. BBC is the most popular news site in the entire world. This article, was the most popular article on BBC's website. Thus, today, more people learned about this bumbling (sober!?!) Cascadian hick, than about parlimentary elections in Denmark or the IMF's decisions on Liberia.

It's not that I'm upset, just disappointed. The goal of this blog is to help present Cascadia to the world as a progressive, caring, and intelligent pseudo-nation. But its idiots like Kitsap Karl over here that fuck this mission up. Thanks buddy, thanks a lot.

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