“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”


"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, June 18, 2010

Umm....

Has it really been a week since I've posted? Ooops... sorry... not my fault though. There was this thing, then this other thing, then a bunny... Fires, floods, and all sorts of other things.

Anyway, I'm sure my loyal minions will understand - now if I just had minions...

Got a chance to get my partner out of the kennel and back to training this week after our time off. The poor dog was just about bouncing in glee - did everything but look at me and use the words "Please, oh please, don't make me stay at home so long again!" We're back to our "normal" routine next week, which will be good for both of us.

Had yet another frustrating day at the range - getting very very tired of "experienced" cops who don't know any gorram weapon safety rules, and of having guns pointed at me. I swear I need to start taking a TASER to the range as a reminder.

Our other current frustration is the fact that we aren't getting called out for things we should because they don't want to spend the overtime money if they don't have to... So, we have patrol officers clearing packages on their own, or places not getting a dog search because we are off (even though available.) The bad part is the only way it will get resolved is when someone gets hurt - and then of course all the finger-pointing will start.

On the other hand, spent a long call last night helping another agency. Crazy guy left his car at the gate, while making suspicious statements and then running away - so we had to treat the whole thing as a threat. Shutting down roadways, calling road units for support and plenty of staff showing up. Plus sweating in the bomb suit as we try to check everything out in the heat and humidity. Fortunately nothing to it - except for the dead bunny that was left under his seat for some reason... Even when we picked him up later & before he went to spend a few days for mental observation he wouldn't explain the rabbit thing. You can guarantee I used plenty of hand sanitizer after finding that though.

Ambulance Driver has a great post up reminding folks about the immigrant heritage of this nation (even Natives like me had ancestors immigrate at some point), and a point of perspective some need to remember...

I'll leave you with your Firefly moment of the day - a YoSaffBridg video from a group I've never heard of, but which I think meshes nicely somewhere in the 'verse.

12 comments:

Jackie said...

Minions! Minions are brilliant! I will join your Minions!! Who is with me???!!

LOL Taser on the range would be highly amusing, although dangerous if they have a loaded weapon when you zap them...

And that is a crazy call! A dead bunny! Poor thing! What did it ever to to you?!

xx
Jax
ps. Minions!

K. Erickson said...

Does being a minion come with any benefits? I need to know if you provide medical so I don't have to pay the Obamacare fine for being uninsured when the economy tanks further and my job is outsourced to Osama bin Laden's hideout.

Gothelittle Rose said...

Unlike what liberals try to say about me and people like me, I don't have a problem with immigrants. We've got a Pakistani-owned convenience store that I love to visit ever since the owners complimented me greatly on my long-skirted dress.

There's also been an Asian influx in the nearby town. We can buy nori for sushi fairly cheaply now, and the people are just kind and cheerful and friendly. We're definitely richer for their inclusion.

I do, however, have an issue with illegal immigrants, and yes, Democrats, there is a difference between the legal and the illegal! Go Go Arizona and their attempts to enforce what the Feds won't! I don't care if the country is half Hispanic-descent as long as they're not here illegally!

Sean said...

Sorry, no benefit package for my minions yet - beyond of course the ability for endless snark at the sheeple and idiots of the world - to that you are fully entitled.

And yes Rose - the issue is with illegal immigration and how we need to fix it, not with those who go through the effort to come to this country legally and are productive members of society.

mrs. fuzz said...

you know, the experienced cops at the range thing frightens and surprised me. I thought it was frightening when HF was in the academy, and now he will come home after shooting at the dept. range and talk about some of the old timers and how they point the guns unknowingly at everyone or themselves. . . weapon safety refresher course anyone?

Jon said...

You know... I was going to drop a comment on how thats Christina Hendricks from Mad Men (which it is) but then I fact checked myself. How I didn't put the same Actress in Firefly is beyond me.

I need to go watch Our Mrs Renoylds again...

Sean said...

Jon that's an offense almost worth pulling your browncoat over! You are sentenced to watching the episode immediately!

Dori said...

Um...ya'll realize that "Minion" isn't exactly one of the Good and Stay Alive positions, right?

"Sir! Zombies ahead!"
"Very well. Send in the minions!"

"Sir! Unknown alien life form!"
"Very well. Send an away team of minions! Don't forget to dress them in red."

See? It rarely ends well for minions.

And the 5-year-old even recognized her as "the girl from Firefly"... :)

Sean said...

Hey, no discouraging the minions from my concubine! Don't you have some important strings to pull behind the scenes or something?

Besides, we issue no red shirts in my organization... I promise!

K. Erickson said...

Dori, yes, we realize that minion = cannon fodder; but, seriously, what choices do we have in this economy. Any work is good work.

Sean, Jon should really be sent to the "special Hell" for his errors. Don't you think?

Tragic™ said...

Damn I wish they'd brought a taser to the pub Friday night, people + booze = instant stupidity 95% of the time..

I like your writing, perhaps I shall apply for minion status.. Do I get free coffee whilst I wait?

Sean said...

Coffee and other drinks are free, help yourself, get comfy and enjoy the place - welcome!