Vanderboegh: A Quick Note to Waco Jim
13 July 2008
Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Nashville Field Division
5300 Maryland Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
via email: NashDiv@atf.gov
re: Taxpayer Complaint
Dear "Waco Jim":
I am writing you this evening to complain about the generally poor level of fieldcraft demonstrated by your agents at the Alabama Gun Collectors Association show in Birmingham this weekend. Given all of the many millions of dollars which are poured into the ATF's coffers each year by the taxpayers of this country, I would like to think that you could do a better job than the pitifully inept performance I witnessed this weekend.
Unless their intention was intimidation (which as you know is lost on me), they failed miserably at surveillance.
They were even made by my teenage daughter: "Who's the big creepy bald guy in the black tee shirt and why hasn't he moved in a half hour?"
I mean, I have neglected her education in the spotting of thugs and snitches, thinking (perhaps unwisely) that she'll never need to have to worry about that. So if even she was able to spot your dorks, they really need to go back to agent school. You, and the taxpayers of this country, are not getting our money's worth.
If you're going to spy on the citizenry, at least do it competently.
I mean, OK, back in the '90s the FBI was always better than you guys, but I generally attributed that to their bigger budget. But this performance this weekend was the worst I've ever seen in fifteen years.
Tighten it up, Jim. At least pretend to give us something for those hard-earned dollars we fork over to y'all.
Have a nice day.
PO Box 926
Pinson, AL 35126
III = Three Percent
PS: When are you going to retire?
PPS: Are you still having as much fun at this idiotic but deadly game as I am?