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U.S. Census Bureau critics made to flatten the hills and straighten the curves

The Hill ADMINISTRATION May 24, 2021 – 09:26 AM EDT – Commerce Department unit gathered intel on employees, census critics: report BY JOSEPH CHOI — “A security unit within the Commerce Department routinely overstepped its legal limits by collecting information on hundreds of people both inside and outside the department, investigating their offices at night and searching through their emails, The Washington Post reports.” […] The ITMS “has been allowed to operate far outside the bounds of federal law enforcement norms and has created an environment of paranoia and retaliation at the Department,” John Costello, former deputy assistant secretary of intelligence and security at Commerce, told the Post. According to Costello, the office “rests on questionable legal authority and has suffered from poor management and lack of sufficient legal and managerial oversight for much of its existence.” […] Lee also reportedly required new hires to attend a training program he had devised in the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia in which agents would have to follow him as he drove erratically on mountain roads.

This post is an excuse to put up this hilarious video once again. Any excuse will do. And, yes, the more serious side of this post isn’t a joke, but I think humor is always important.

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Update: Road Danger: reverse PIT maneuver

road danager reverse PIT

I mean, it’s not that I was going slow. I was right at 55. It’s like he was trying to do a reverse PIT maneuver, cutting sharply in front of me despite both lanes being wide open ahead and despite not turning left at any of the exits farther on. I was going to turn left and had my left blinker on. It’s one of those “the road is only big enough for one of us situations.” I bet these kind of cowards, hiding in their cars, beat up vulnerable children or parents or spouses or live-ins. It’s an occasion to pray for the coward. Anyway, should such a maniac actually hit the front corner hard-bumper of an all wheel drive Subaru like mine, the effect would still be the same as a PIT wrought against the aggressing car. Forget what a PIT maneuver is? Here’s the best example ever:

UPDATE: I took a look at the rear-window video just to make sure I hadn’t done anything that would have offended this guy. Nope. Instead, he closed the distance of, say, a quarter mile within seconds (meaning he’s maxing out his engine going say 90 miles an hour), with the road turning to a four-lane before he passed me. He did it just to do it. I had seen all this (situational awareness!) and was already on the left hand side of the left lane for the upcoming turn and to get away from him…

To show what PITs can very often do with the slightest touch (video starts at the PIT):

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Guns, PITs, yours truly, a new friend

pit maneuverI love that one minute video! Anyway, yesterday I was in the usual PIT territory of my parish and, due to situational awareness (not paranoia, or do I protesteth too much?!), I noted a zippy car not far behind for a total of about 2 1/2 miles of various roads and streets and highways. Not moving too fast at all I was subjected to a non-blue-light no-siren PIT manuever. “Cool!” sayeth I to myself, knowing exactly what would happen next. With his right front bumper he knocked the back end of my vehicle over a few feet to the side of the road using my back left bumper.

Ramming the manual transmission into a low gear, I smashed the pedal to the metal, regaining control and then pulling over to the ditch. (I coincidentally and happily just happen to have a four-tire trick that makes PITs difficult to complete on my vehicle.). I was looking, meanwhile, at whoever it was who was offering me such an enthusiastic greeting on the beautiful and otherwise peaceful byways.

Getting out, I waved nicely at the fellow who pulled in right behind me, while I then reached under the left back bumper and popped out the indentation. No harm done. A good bumper, mind you. Not the first time. I gave him a friendly thumbs up with a huge smile and wave and got back in my vehicle.

But he couldn’t leave it at that. I think he wanted to know who I was, so he got out before I could take off and came up to my rolled down window, apologizing even while intensely noticing a legal open-carry legal gun legally visible on the passenger seat next to me. More apologies. I kept telling him: “Don’t worry! No damage! It’s all alright! You’re fine! I’m fine! God bless you!”… all with the biggest brightest smile and happiest demeanor I could muster. Had I had a concealed carry permit (I’m working to get that) he would never have seen the gun. This wasn’t done on purpose. Open carry must be totally open. Just a little innocent practice for him and for me. Diffusing a situation is ALWAYS the way to go if you can. ;-) It’s surprising what can turn people into being friends.

Anyway, this kind of thing never happens by coincidence. I’m sure I’ll meet up with this fellow again (seeing which road this started on), and this incident will stand me in good stead. I just thought this was all the coolest thing ever and that I might share this with you. All set up by guardian angels, I’m sure.

UPDATE: Here are the lyrics:

Just the good ol’ boys,
Never meanin’ no harm,
Beats all you’ve ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

Straight’nin’ the curve,
Flat’nin’ the hills.
Someday the moutain might get ’em, but the law never will.

Makin’ their way,
The only way they know how,
That’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

Just good ol’ boys,
Wouldn’t change if they could,
Fightin’ the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.

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