…read this piece from Robert Stacy McCain about the fear of the cops in his “teenage dopehead” days:

Even when I was a teenage dopehead criminal, I never lost my fear of the police. In Douglas County, Georgia, 40 years ago, Sheriff Earl Lee had a tough, no-nonsense reputation. Teenage dopeheads had to be careful not to push their luck too far in Douglas County. Quite a few of my dope buddies learned that lesson the hard way, trust me.

It was fear of the police that played a prominent place in this story:

my buddy was in such bad shape he couldn’t figure out how to start the car and, in a wild fit of drug-induced paranoid rage, he threw open the door of the car and went rampaging across the parking lot.

He ran toward the apartment building where he began banging on windows and yelling. Holy crap, I thought, somebody’s gonna call the cops. However much I feared the police, my even greater fear was that I would be arrested while driving Dad’s car in Mableton, after I’d borrowed the car by telling Mom a ridiculous made-up story about needing to drive my buddy to his house for some reason. So when my buddy went on his manic rampage — people coming out on their apartment balconies to see what all the commotion was about — this brought me out of my own head-spinning trip. This was an emergency and I had to deal with it. I got out of the car and ran over to grab him, where he was crashing through the shrubbery next to the apartment.

“Hey, man, we gotta get out of here. Somebody’s gonna call the cops.”

The word “cops” seemed to pierce his bubble of insanity. No teenage dopehead ever wants to encounter the police, and so next thing I can remember — these scenes are just crazy fragments of memory, as I say — we were back in the car, this time with me at the wheel, trying to get it to crank and when it finally started, we cruised out of there as rapidly as possible without attracting unnecessary attention.

Take a look at that story again and ask yourself two questions:

“How does that story end if neither of those two young idiots there is no fear of the police?”

How does that play out in the 21st century with drugs much more powerful available?

I’ll tell you how it doesn’t play out with a guy straightening himself out, finding a good wife and end up with six good kids including a ranger and a pair of grand children.

Think about it.


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By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – Governor-elect John Bel Edwards is settling into his new transition digs at Kirby Smith Hall on the campus of LSU and facing some realities about at least one of his campaign promises.

Edwards promised to expand the Medicaid rolls in Louisiana on “day one” which would add some 300,000 people to the program.  Governor Jindal long rejected this expansion as too expensive and unsustainable.  As Edwards is now discovering, promising and doing are not always one in the same.  Of course, the skeptic in me believes he always new he couldn’t do that on day one; it just sounded good enough to get him a few votes.  But that’s just me.  He still plans to expand the Medicaid rolls, but first must overcome some legal hurdles.  As it turns out, it’s not as easy as just signing an Executive Order.

That’s all part of the game and to be expected.  He will likely still keep his promise, just not on Day One.

Meanwhile, Edwards is busy creating his transition team which includes a fairly diverse group of business owners and politicians.  His chief of staff, Senator Ben Nevers, has served in political office for seventeen years and is the owner of a small electrical contracting company.  Another interesting figure on the team is Baton Rouge businessman Richard Lipsey who is the owner of a wholesale firearms distributorship.  Lipsey initially supported Republican Jay Dardenne in the primary but subsequently endorsed Edwards in the run-off.  The rest of the team is outlined here.

The pundits and opinion writers seem to be taking a wait and see attitude with Edwards, and I am aware that my friend DaTechGuy is pleased with Mr. Edwards; it is true that Edwards has a horrific mess to clean up after Governor Jindal.  One local pundit, Jeff Sadow, notes the long history of populism in Louisiana politics and how Edwards was able to capitalize on that:

Earlier this year, many Republican legislators and Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal joined with Edwards and his fellow Democrats to foist indiscriminate tax exemption reductions on business, eschewing any real attempt to downsize government or to make such changes on the basis of fiscal effectiveness. Basically, as businesses pass these levies along, attentive citizens realized that they suffered a tax increase sanctioned by the GOP.

In defining these breaks as unfair privileges enjoyed by business that required curtailment in the interest of the people, Republicans fell into the populist trap by accepting its liberal premise. Worse, GOP gubernatorial candidates validated the approach by adopting similar rhetoric, sounding like Edwards on this subject. Hearing few ideological choices and mostly echoes, voters had little incentive to choose half-hearted populist appeals from Republicans over the full-throated version delivered by Edwards.

Pundit Sam Hanna notes that Edwards must still deal with a Republican legislature; “Thank God for John Alario,” his headline reads.  John Alario is the president of the State Senate, but is about as conservative as Barack Obama.  Alario is a career politician whose professed goal was to be president of both the state House and Senate regardless of what party he had to be in to achieve that.  He’s been both Democrat and Republican, served in the House until he was term-limited out, so he jumped the aisle to the Senate.  He’s been in Baton Rouge since 1972.  If he’s our best shot at circumvented liberal jags by Edwards we are screwed.

So, we will wait and see how this all turns out.

I remain skeptical.


Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

Oddball: for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days.

Kelly’s Heroes 1970

Otto Ludwig Piffl: Is Everybody in the whole world Corrupt?

Peripetchikoff: I don’t know everybody

One Two Three 1963

Max Bialystock:  I want that money!

The Producers 1967

We’re written before about how various “fill in the blank” studies majors discover in the real world their degrees are as likely to lead to gainful employment as the Cubs are to win three World Series in the next ten years:

“I have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis in two weeks. I am also apply for jobs and I can only find stuff in the service industry. I applied for a Hotel Front Desk Clerk job today. My degrees mean NOTHING. I am at the end of my rope.“

As a general rule there is never a bad time to mock radical feminism but when I woke up Saturday after a horrible Friday and saw the Instalanche on her cry of desperation another emotion hit me.


Not because she’s been teased, but because she’s been taken.

So if you are a person who has foolishly decided to invest a $40K plus a year is a gender studies, black studies, LBGT studies or extraterrestrial tri sexual studies, how are you going to find someone to provide gainful employment?

Why you deploy the for race hustlers on campus

Peter Salovey, the president of Yale, apologized to protesters (“we failed you”) and wrote a campus-wide letter promising to create a new “university center” for the study of “race ethnicity, and other aspects of social identity.” He also pledged to double the budget for the African American, Native American, Asian American, and Hispanic cultural centers, and to devote new resources to “educating our community about race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusion.”
Not to be outdone, Brown University President Christina Paxson has answered protests by unveiling a $100 million program for creating “a just and inclusive campus community.” Among the budget items: “expand mentoring resources for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and first generation college students”; create “workshops” to “foster greater awareness and sensitivity on issues of race,

Colleges, particularly elite colleges have millions upon millions of dollars in endowments and if you are a race hustler in a bad economy YOU WANT THAT MONEY!  And thanks those most useful young student idiots the hustlers are going to get it.

What makes me the most angry about this is that every intelligent person should be able to recognize this “social justice” hustle for the phony scam it so obviously is. Anyone who has read Tom Wolfe’s 1970 classic Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers understands how this bogus game operates and, as Friedrich Hayek so eloquently explained, “social justice” is a mirage. There is no such thing as “social justice,” which is why SJWs Always Lie.

The politics of “Equality” is fundamentally dishonest, because human beings have never been equal at any time in the past, nor is it possible that we will be equal at any time in the future. Activists and politicians who promise to bring about “equality” through social-engineering schemes and so-called “progressive” economic policies are engaging in deceit that begins with the false assumption that every kind of inequality is evidence of injustice.

Now the irony of course is that it’s not the wide eyed sophomores who are going to be told they are making a difference that are going to see this money.  It’s the professional hustlers, the organized “diversity” industry and a few departments that will get their share while they tell those useful idiots how proud they are of them.

If you don’t believe me, then ask yourself how Ferguson “Junk Bond” Missouri is doing these days.


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