Clay Pigeons Bear Political Faces


CENTRALIA, Wash. (UPI) — Two Washington state men are selling clay pigeons with the faces of public figures, including President Barack Obama, for politically frustrated skeet shooters.

Dan Klug and Dan Rich, co-creators of Bastard Blasters of Centralia, said they created the clay pigeons to be collectors’ items, but they have received orders from some trap-shooting clubs, KOMO-TV, Seattle, reported Monday.

“I use a 3-D modeling program to make the face and I design the sticker to fit exactly into the standard clay pigeon,” Klug said.

The men said their top seller has been Obama, followed by U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“This is not a hate thing,” Rich said. “If they want a hate thing, they have to go somewhere else. This is not about hating; it is just political fun — good fun for us, and a way to make money.”

He said the next face to grace a Bastard Blaster will belong to the winner of this year’s Republican presidential nomination.

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