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Hello again. Curious to know how you fared on Father’s Day?

I made out like a bandit. Mike invited us up for a BBQ and my Granddaughter flew in from AZ where she teaches 2nd grade. Haven’t seen her in awhile. Oldest grandson got his contractor’s license and joined his Dad in the business. So if you are considering a move to this area of the mountains and want to build a house, or have a house nearby and want to add a room, I might be able to get you a Police discount!

My youngest grandson, I call him “The Crazy One”, is a PG&E lineman. He doesn’t climb poles, though, nooooo, he’s one of those you see hanging on a 100 ft line out of a helicopter!


Conversation with LEO son on ride-a-long. Me – So aren’t you gonna check out the unit? Him – What, It works fine. Me sitting in the shotgun seat – Great to be riding shotgun with you tonight. Him – Riding what? Me – Where’s your Thomas Guide? Him – Thomas what? Me – You know, Your beat maps. Him – Beat what? Me – How do you find streets you’re not always familiar with? Him – I use the MDT. It has a navigation function. Me – MD-what? Him – See this laptop on your left? That’s an MDT. It does all sorts of things, watch. (Turns on MDT that shows a pretty PPT presentation.) Me – WTF?! Me – (Looking at his gear and pointing to what looks like a camera) What’s this? Him – It’s my BWC. Me- Your BC-what? Him – Body Worn Camera, dad. Me – What do you need that for? Him – It records everything I do when I contact people. It’s policy. Me – Oh, why do you need that contraption? Him – Because people don’t trust what we say anymore. Me – But you’re the police. What the hell would they give you a gun and badge and all this shit if they didn’t trust you? Him – Good point (laughing). Me – Maybe you should ask your chief that question. Him – Doubtful, I want to stay working here. Me – (Looking at his assault vest with a ton of stuff on it) – What the heck is this contraption? Him – It’s an outer carrier with integrated body armor. Me – How the hell can you fight people with all of this crap on? Him – Fight people? We use de-escalation so we don’t fight people. Me – De-what? Him – You know talking, reasoning, assuaging, calming people down. Me – Well what do you do when they are 5150, 11550 UTI, hate and want to fight the police because they’re just, crazy, drug-influenced SOB’s? Him – Good point. I’ll have to think about that. Me – Good idea, I’d probably do that if I were you. Him – But we have Tasers. I could tase ’em. Me – Tasers? Where’s your wood? Him – Wood…? Me – Yeah, your night stick. A stick in time save nine. Ever hear that? Him – Night stick? No, I never heard that. What’s that mean? Me – Your baton. You know, you smack people with it so you don’t have to fight them. Him – Oh, you mean an ASP? Me – ASP??? Him – Yeah, an expandable baton. It’s made of metal. But it hurts people and there’s too much liability using it, so we are encouraged not to hit people with it. They are lawsuit happy. Me – Oh. So what would you do when that Taser doesn’t work? Him – Good question? I’d probably disengage and call for a fill. Me – Dis-what? Him – Dad, I think this is going to be a long night. Glad you’re with me though. Happy Father’s Day. Me – Glad to be here, kid. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else today. Happy Father’s Day to you too. While we’re on patrol, is it OK if I share a few tips with you? Him – I wouldn’t have it any other way. Charles 3, 10-8 with one aboard. And onto the means streets we went. Happy Father’s Day to all who serve and have served. God bless and protect you all.

And our very own web Guru, Eric Duran got a nice thermos for Fathers Day. He shoots HiPower rifle matches:

Speaking of crazy, heard from another retiree, won’t mention his name, whose 17 yr old grandkid left his father a note saying he was running off with his pregnant school teacher, but not to worry as he was selling dope and was pimping his wife out at a local bar (she gives great BJs) and they have enough money to afford an apartment on the East Side! (just funning!)


They told me… That my house Smells like dog…ย ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพย And I asked them… Do they know what a dog smells like.. A dog smells like Gratitude… Loyalty… nobility… Honey… Pure and Unconditional Love…๐Ÿ’™ย and despite all they have suffered they don’t smell a grudge…. So… I feel blessed My house smells like dog.ย ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•

JULY 4th coming up

Margie Thompson sez:ย Come out and have a great barbecue, drinks, ice cream and the best company. Brian Hyland and the Emerald Society will play a few tunes and Robert Payne will be the disc jockey. See you then!

Will glass coffins be a success?ย โšฐ๏ธ
Remains to be seen.ย ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Okay I know this is weird but I have to share it with yโ€™all. ย Costco sells these boxer briefs. ย There is only one problem; they do not have a fly. ย Excuse me???? ย Thatโ€™s right no fly. ย There is nothing on the box to indicate this. ย There is nothing to say they are for trans men(women) or is it women(men) crap I donโ€™t know. ย I guess us guys have to sit to pee or drop our drawers at the urinalโ€ฆgad I donโ€™t know, Iโ€™m so confused by all of this crap. ย When I returned them to Costco the lady at the return desk wanted to know if there was something wrong with them, I replied, โ€œYes, they have no fly.โ€ ย She looked at me like she was going to hatch an egg and said, โ€œYouโ€™ve got to be kidding!โ€ ย Nope, check it out!
I got my refund and a few laughs...



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Dumb and dumber


Here it comes, here it comes, here comes what won’t be a surprise for anyone paying attention. It turns out that Johnny can’t read and probably Mary, too. Here isย the story:

K-12 public education has failed to prepare incoming college students how to write at the public level.ย 

In a desperate attempt to catch high school graduates up to speed, many universities are providing remedial writing classes to college students.ย 

About 68% of those starting at two-year public institutions and 40% of students enrolled in public four-year universities took at least one remedial writing class between 2003 to 2009, according to an original report from the Department of Education.

Average math and reading test scores dropped significantly from 2019 to 2021, according to a 2022 study by two Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). It seems likely that the 2016 figures would be much worse if they were resampled in 2023, after the COVID-19 pandemic.ย 

Dr. Megan Kuhfeld, one of three NWEA study researchers, told Campus Reform Aug. 30 that โ€œIt seems likely but with two caveats: (a) the students in our study have not reached college yet so it is hard to extrapolate from middle school test results and (b) colleges may have changed their criteria for routing students into remedial courses as a result of the pandemic, which would also change the proportion.โ€

The remediation statistics from the NWEA study indicate that many incoming and current college students are not prepared for university-level coursework. As such, numerous institutions are offering remedial writing courses aimed at preparing incoming freshmen on how to write at the college level.ย 

He can’t read or write and all he was taught about George Washington is that he was a slaveowner. Did I miss anything?

Of course, this is a boon for school choice. At least, mom at home requires that you read at whatever level because she approves your diploma. She does not have to “pass you” to make the teachers’ union happy.

Last, but not least, am I the only one who remembers when kids had to go to summer school to work their way back up? I guess that’s too complicated these days, or so it seems.

The real casualty here are Johnny and Mary who are being thrown into the real world without basic skills. Maybe colleges should not accept high-school graduates who can’t read or do they call that discrimination these days?



Willie Mays, Giantsโ€™ electrifying โ€˜Say Hey Kid,โ€™ has died at 93



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