Prog Canon (morning reading: Chicago rules)


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  1. How does a sworn peace officer/fool that got drunk and shot out streetlights go on to become the Chief of Police??

    I guess it’s because Chicago, the same place that just elected/administered the oath of office to 3 individuals that currently face criminal trials.

    Comment by Justin Credible — January 11, 2013 @ 8:38 am

  2. Here ya go, McCarthy:

    Sheriff Arpaio: (602) 876-1801

    He’ll ‘splain it to you.

    Comment by AZHolmes — January 11, 2013 @ 9:17 am

  3. You must trust your government.

    Comment by geezerette — January 11, 2013 @ 9:20 am

  4. The idea that police are highly trained with firearms is a myth! The same is true for the armed forces. I was an infantry squad leader and have been a competive shooter in several disciplines for many years. Neither group are that much different in their skills and training than the active civilian firearms owner and are inferior to the average competive shooter.

    Comment by dear heart — January 11, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  5. dear heart -
    Those that can, shoot competitively.
    Those that can’t, spray and pray

    Comment by doug — January 11, 2013 @ 11:57 am

  6. This is how toy guns got banned or at least had to have the tip painted orange. Illustrated by Mayor Bloomers holding up one of the toy guns he wanted to ban because cops might mistake it for the real thing thing – a translucent-green water pistol shaped like a Buck Rogers ray gun…

    Comment by John A — January 11, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

  7. Just watched some David Lean movie. It wasn’t Lawrence of Arabia. It was some other one. Spanking good movie though.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — January 11, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

  8. ^ Bridge Over the River Kwai. Seen it a dozen times already, but it’s still a good watch. Sessue Hayakawa was in his finest form.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — January 11, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

  9. I see Lightshooter likes glitter and reminds me of Trumpka, both in appearance and bluster. Four stars is a bit much for a 12,000 person force. I think a US Inf Div runs 15,000 – 17,000 and is run by a two star who probably never shot out street lights.
    In my day I outshot all the cops in our pistol league except the pistol instructor/rangemaster. He was an awesomely good shot.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 11, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

  10. This is the same sh!thead who made pandering speeches to groups of perpetually-aggrieved race-mongers about the importance of addressing the “root causes” (e.g., poverty, unemployment) of crime, not long after being appointed to his present position. Just one more reason that I refuse to visit Chicago for any reason.

    Comment by Thunderbottom — January 12, 2013 @ 6:34 am

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