Has Ahmandinejad Been Reading American Hunter?

Iran's president gives hunters good advice.

Yet again, Iran’s wacky president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, made headlines this week when he said he will strike his enemies in the face. This is simply unacceptable, and as a writer, I am appalled. I thought he had more class.


If you’ll remember, many times in past pages of American Hunter and as recently as April 2009, I wrote, “If you see one, shoot it right in the face.”


I don’t know how much turkey hunting Mr. Ahmadinejad has done or what type of turkeys they have over there, but where I’m from, we don’t copy other people’s prose or even another guy’s as-good-as-patented hunting phrases. And, if we do use them in conversation, we get them right and we attribute properly.


I mean, I don’t go around saying, “Let’s get ready to rumble,” like Michael Buffer,  “Oh, son!” like Jimmy Houston, or even “Pork chops!” like Michael Waddell. You won’t catch me writing that the .270 Winchester is the best rifle for big game unless I mention that Jack O’Connor said it first. If I learned anything in the Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism, I learned that the Oklahoma Sooners are No. 1 and that plagiarizing someone else is the worst thing one can do.


So what can I do? President Obama might want to take some notes: I looked Ahmadinejad up in NRA’s membership directory and, surprise, found that he is NOT an NRA member. Therefore I will not be lenient, nor exercise mere diplomacy, on this most serious charge. 


To show him I mean business, please join my “Stop Ahmadinejad from Plagiarizing Jeff Johnston Cause” on Facebook. I now have 184 friends and counting, which is quite a few more than he has, so when this empire strikes back it will hurt him big-time.


Also, law-abiding sportsmen should know that in addition to misquoting me (I said shoot and he said strike) his words could be misconstrued and get a hunter in trouble. The truth is, in order to strike or shoot them right in the face, it first must be turkey season, and we still have another nine months to go for that, which might explain why I am so cranky.


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2 Responses to Has Ahmandinejad Been Reading American Hunter?

Philip wrote:
July 17, 2009

LOL, he called you a journalist. ROTFLMAO

Stan wrote:
July 17, 2009

1) It's Roland Martin, not Jimmy Houston, whose catch-phrase is "Awwww son!" and 2) I could not find your facebook group. Does it actually exist or are you just another one of those journalists who refuse to let the truth get in the way of a good story?