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2004-12-14 03:12:19 PM  
A bad joke made in bad taste
 
2004-12-14 03:13:59 PM  
badhabitz

They're Asian people from....Asia. In the Cambodia/Viet Nam area, as I recall.

They have no country, but they have a language, which is written HMONG in English but in Hmong itself, it is written HMOOB.

WellsFargo ATMs ask you if you want to make your transactions in HMOOB and it took me farking forever to figure out what the hell it was. Until I googled it.
 
2004-12-14 03:14:22 PM  
Hmong denotes a group of people from the mountains of Asia in Northern Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. About a dozen tribes total.

There are several substantial Hmong communities in the US; many of these immigrants were brought over after the Vietnam conflict as a reward for helping the US side.
Of course it's the US govt so they settled the Hmong in places like...Minneapolis.

Very nice people. AIDS is putting a dent on the mountain populations in Northern Thailand though.
 
2004-12-14 03:14:35 PM  
Let he who is without sin Hmong you cast the first stone !
 
2004-12-14 03:14:55 PM  
Badhabitz:

A Hmong is a Laotian refugee.

From Laos.

I don't recommend it, because if it comes down to guns the odds are going to be on the Hmong. Perhaps it's a racial stereotype, but Hmongs are known as expert hunters.
 
2004-12-14 03:15:03 PM  
Keep America beautiful: Stay indoors.
 
2004-12-14 03:15:46 PM  
Mung

/muhng/ vt. [in 1960 at MIT, `Mash Until No Good';
sometime after that the derivation from the recursive acronym
`Mung Until No Good' became standard; but see munge] 1. To make
changes to a file, esp. large-scale and irrevocable changes. See
BLT. 2. To destroy, usually accidentally, occasionally
maliciously. The system only mungs things maliciously; this is a
consequence of Finagle's Law. See scribble, mangle, trash,
nuke. Reports from Usenet suggest that the pronunciation
/muhnj/ is now usual in speech, but the spelling `mung' is still
common in program comments (compare the widespread confusion over
the proper spelling of kluge). 3. The kind of beans the sprouts
of which are used in Chinese food. (That's their real name! Mung
beans! Really!)
 
2004-12-14 03:15:54 PM  
For all you know it was self defense. You don't know exactly what went down. And do you think those 'survivors' are going to colaborate his story if indeed it was self defense and they were in the wrong? And I don't care how well respected those guys were in the town. Lots of idiots were "well-respected" that later turned out to be mass murderers, pedos, rapists, all around scumbags.

If he ever gets a fair trial, which I doubt, wait until the jury gives a verdict. Too many racists out there to make me think otherwise.
 
2004-12-14 03:16:23 PM  
You're absolutely right 504. The rest of the country is completely racism free.
 
2004-12-14 03:16:47 PM  
Ha ha ha! We shall crush your planet, puny Hmong!
 
2004-12-14 03:16:52 PM  


Mung.
 
2004-12-14 03:17:18 PM  
Keep America beautiful: don't breed.
 
2004-12-14 03:17:32 PM  
WellsFargo ATMs ask you if you want to make your transactions in HMOOB and it took me farking forever to figure out what the hell it was. Until I googled it.

HUH?? what part of the country is this? I only see spanish here.
 
2004-12-14 03:17:58 PM  
StarshipPooper

You sir, are a complete Moran.

He shot FIVE unarmed people.

He shot people driving up in a car to render assistance.

Moran.
 
2004-12-14 03:19:12 PM  
jeremyrainman

Lincoln, Nebraska. One of the towns that got settled with Vietnamese refugees after the war. Quite a few nice Asian markets in town, too.
 
2004-12-14 03:19:30 PM  
Don't tell anyone at T-Shirt Hell about this!
 
2004-12-14 03:20:09 PM  
I have no idea WTF this is talking about. You guys aren't helping and I'm convinced that there isn't actually any term "mung" that is used to refer to whatever hypersensitive bag of pussies is supposed to be complaining about a bumper sticker today. You're all just playing along with each other, snickering and hoping someone will get sucked in and buy it. Well, I'm not. I'm going to get a tattoo that says "MUNG LIFE" on my chest, get "MUNGMOBILE" painted on my car, and call everyone of a different race than me a mung just to see if anyone even reacts other than to say "wtf? you no speaky engrish?"
 
2004-12-14 03:20:17 PM  
Wells Fargo ATMS don't ask me anything. I have to read it on the machine.

/grammar nazi
 
2004-12-14 03:20:55 PM  
I suppose I'm not asking you anything right now?
 
2004-12-14 03:20:56 PM  
halfof33

You were there?

Let's repeat what Senor Pooper said: You don't know exactly what went down.... do you think those 'survivors' are going to colaborate [sic] his story if indeed it was self defense and they were in the wrong?
 
2004-12-14 03:21:10 PM  
Starship Pooper is a complete idiot. Bleeding heart compassionate idiot. Grammatical idiot as well.

Self defense or not, he KILLED 6 HUMANS.
 
2004-12-14 03:21:18 PM  
We have a huge Asian community here in Northern Virginia but I can't say I've ever really heard of the Hmong before. I noticed a translation of something into Hmong just yesterday, too, and wondered where the Hmong come from, since it's not a country I've heard of. Apparently they come from Minneapolis.
 
2004-12-14 03:22:45 PM  
bork - teeheeyuck!

pentachris: Geesh, I thought everyone knew that.
 
2004-12-14 03:24:21 PM  
Have you ever noticed that ATM's play the woody woodpecker theme just before they give you your money?
 
2004-12-14 03:24:24 PM  
Blah blah
Free Speech
Monkey Bush Monkey Bush
Blah Blah
 
2004-12-14 03:24:47 PM  
I always thought mung was old, stale beer. That's what we called it in my college frat days.
 
2004-12-14 03:25:19 PM  
There are lots of rednecks around here with bumperstickers on their trucks that say "I'd rather be killing Yankees"

It's all completely acceptable to the fine people of Redneckistan.
 
2004-12-14 03:25:21 PM  
"What's a Nubian?"
 
2004-12-14 03:25:50 PM  
halfof33

Never heard of the fog of war? The initial group could have shot at him for you all know and his only reaction was to keep shooting until no one was alive to threaten him. Have you ever been shot at? Are you going to be non chalant and not return fire and shoot anything that moves into your field of view from your adrelanine pumping putting you into super flight or flight mode.

My first reaction if I was shot at would be return fire until no threats were present if I could not retreat. And retreating in an open field is not exactly an option unless you had suppressing fire or some form of cover, aka Smoke to begin with to make your withdrawal.
 
2004-12-14 03:26:01 PM  
Jeebus... It takes a set of brass ones to claim that this isn't Racist.
 
2004-12-14 03:26:06 PM  
Can't we all just get Hmong?
 
2004-12-14 03:26:11 PM  
control: I don't often brag, but my bumper sticker says

"I'm Hmongous"




You talkin' about me?
 
2004-12-14 03:26:38 PM  
People still shop at River Hills Mall?

/went to grad school in Mankato
 
2004-12-14 03:28:18 PM  
Am I the only one who didn't understand any of that article?

/out of the racial-slur loop
 
2004-12-14 03:28:50 PM  
badhabitz:

Hmongs are originally from Hmongolia! For Hmongolian cuisine, you need to find a Hmongolian Bar-B-Q!
 
2004-12-14 03:29:06 PM  
Wow this thread sucks.
 
2004-12-14 03:29:56 PM  
You might be on to something there, StarshipPooper. If this guy is Hmong, has lived in a war zone and has PTSD, and if the hunters yelled at him and came at him with guns, he could have flipped out and shot them all without a second thought.

I doubt it, though.
 
2004-12-14 03:30:27 PM  
StarshipPooper: halfof33

It doesn't matter, as far as the offensiveness of the bumper sticker is concerned, if the deaths were self defense or not. The bumper sticker was racist and offensive. The motivation behind it does not make it right or any less offensive.
 
2004-12-14 03:30:36 PM  
Pootie Hi-C

Lighten up people, its a joke. There are plenty of other "offensive" bumper stickers around that don't seem to be getting any farking attention. Seriously, if there was a bumper sticker that said, "Save America, Shoot a red stater" the tag line would be different. Arent ethnic, political, and religious identities all the same "category"?
________________________________________________________
So hate crime is now just a joke?
 
2004-12-14 03:30:56 PM  
You can always tell a town like this cuz the only thing to do at night is to drive drunk and shoot roadsigns.

You ARE the future of America
 
2004-12-14 03:31:05 PM  
Wellsfargo+Hmoob+Google = knowledge goodness

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000505.html
 
2004-12-14 03:31:28 PM  
Chagrin

I guess they would have to be good hunters if this guy shot all those other hunters.
 
2004-12-14 03:31:56 PM  

Done.
 
2004-12-14 03:32:05 PM  
AndoCommando: So hate crime is now just a joke?


The sad part about this is that in many ways it always has been. The shooting cans joke posted earlier for instance...
 
2004-12-14 03:32:14 PM  
Yeah... OJ was innocent as well. Charlie Manson was really a good guy once you got to know him. Michael Jackson is not really a pedarass. And Hanibal, Face, Murdock, and BA actually did commit those hanus crimes.

Believing the unbelievable does not make you intelligent or unique.
 
2004-12-14 03:32:30 PM  
JerkStore

mister13
is right. It's a really dumb story:

(a) Guy has bumpersticker about shooting mung,
(b) Somebody thinks he means the Hmong, a cruel race of killers from the mountains of northern Thailand,
(c) Nobody knows who the hell the Hmong are,
(d) Mung is either a recursive acronym, or really gross or both;
(e) my head asplode.
 
2004-12-14 03:34:04 PM  
StarshipPooper

Yeah he could have been having one of those flashbacks Vietnam Vets get.
 
2004-12-14 03:34:16 PM  
I should probably add that I am a friend and a fan of Asian culture and meant no disrespect to the noble and ancient Hmong people, particularly those living in or around the Lincoln area.

/please don't slit my throat in the night
 
2004-12-14 03:34:17 PM  
Can I get me one of them stickers here?
 
2004-12-14 03:34:28 PM  
Never heard of the fog of war?

What, like in Warcraft?

My first reaction if I was shot at would be return fire until no threats were present if I could not retreat. And retreating in an open field is not exactly an option unless you had suppressing fire or some form of cover, aka Smoke to begin with to make your withdrawal.

Ah, but that's when I'd take out my BFG-9000. First I'd lay down some suppressing fire on the imp demons, and then I'd blast the techndemon right in the legs. He'd collapse from all the damage, and then I'd use a rail gun to finish him off. Then I'd put the reactor core on overload and jump into an escape pod. It'd be so cool.
 
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