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Bloviating Zeppelin: Cleaning The Course

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Cleaning The Course

[No politics today. Moritorium. -BZ]

In my prior job, I did a little of this. And drove it. And enabled it. And managed it. Back when we actually had training and EVOC and a coordinated motor unit in my department -- before not just training was essentially eliminated wholesale but my entire department was abused and ridden and driven into the ground by incompetence, incompetents, arrogance, indifference, naivete, the mismanagement of funds, the abuse of power, with negligence in hiring, negligence in training and negligence in retention.

If somebody would only ask (and I suspect it's just a matter of time), I could make so much more money testifying against my department than I could working for it. And every sentence would be factual (oh, the truths I could tell)!

That said, it's time to revel in some incredibly-amazing skill:



On April 30th of 2011, GPPD Motor Officer Donnie Williams -- on my most despised motorcycle ever -- (Harley-Davidson), dragged appropriate footboards and kept the revs up whilst remarkably-feathering the clutch (Not so long thereafter replaced?) in order to clean an incredibly-intricate, detailed and complicated competitional exercise pattern.

One mistake, and he was gone.

One cone down, and he was gone.

He cleaned every-damned-thing.

This from the April 30th, 2011 Grand Prairie Police Motorcycle Rodeo -- hosted by the GPPD in Texas.

I'm not bad on a bike. But Donnie Williams, however, might just be an alien from another galaxy.

Dude, you are in fact a Motor Officer Star.

BZ

P.S.
Thanks, Chris!

5 Comments:

Blogger Old NFO said...

That he is, and he needed two footboards and a clutch after that one!!! OUTSTANDING riding!!!

Sat Aug 06, 07:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Motor officers have an enormous skill.
I am always reminded of one who drove off a dropped bridge at 4 am, Jan 13 1994, a few minutes after the North-ridge earthquake destroyed numerous bridges on I-5 and State Hwy 14.
He was responding to the call for help, and going Code 3.
God bless him.

Sun Aug 07, 12:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Artwork.
Beautiful.

Sun Aug 07, 02:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wasn't it gorgeous? I knew YOU of all people would appreciate such a thing.

BZ

Sun Aug 07, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

MrC: God bless him indeed; I wasn't aware.

BZ

Sun Aug 07, 04:10:00 PM PDT  

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