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The title of this blog refers to the routine evolution of pressurizing & emptying to sea a human waste tank of an American submarine built prior to the mid 70's. If you don't do it right you wind up covered with excrement. The same can be said for blogging at times. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt. I'm a retired Senior Chief A-ganger from the US Submarine Service. Revert back in the Catholic Church. Recovering alcoholic. Living in Texas. 61 years old, happily married with three children, all ten years of age or under. Fully "retired", the wife works while I take care of the kids and home.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Was that Beelzebub on ice skates?

I've always thought it would be cold day in Hell before I thought the ACLU was doing anything worthwhile, ditto for any posting on the Huffington Post being worth a read.

That day is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/aclu-police-militarization-swat_n_2813334.html

Cops have a thankless, dirty job and I won't Monday morning quarterback them. Ever since the mid 60's they've been targets of opportunity for any idiot with a grudge against authority figures. I've no doubt that more than one feels like they've put a bullseye on their torso every time they don a uniform. Saying, "Well they should just get into another line of work if they don't like it" ignores the fact that particular dirty job needs doing and we're lucky that the VAST MAJORITY of police officers are dedicated, responsible public servants.

But long before some small podunk town starts getting major military hardware, We The People have an obligation to wonder what our tax dollars are being misused for. Let's also understand that the public has the responsibility to keep tabs on where their money is going. Letting any government agency at any level operate on automatic is just stupid and irresponsible.

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