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  •  Pissing off everyone? (4+ / 0-)

    Just as ridiculous as "both sides do it".

    Otherwise, good stuff.

    Our tiny town's police chief signed up to get a free armored, nerve gas resistant, oversized military vehicle. It came without the 50 cal machine gun but with the mounting hardware.

    Massive public blowback.

    City council figured out that the contract would cost money if they turned it down. So we have a police-owned miltitary assault platfom here in the deep blue land of Currier and Ives.

    Because it was "free", the police chief didn't need any approval or a public announcement about ordering a new toy for his amusement. There certainly wasn't a reason or a use for this thing. It had to be just another toy.

    A waste of a parking space.

    Thanks to Homeland Insecurity.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:58:32 PM PST

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