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So, I ran across the street to the BP to grab an Icee --shit, no I didn't. I went to the BP to get some toilet paper, which I completely forgot about. Dammit.

Anyway, I went to the BP, grabbed an Icee, and when I came back down the street there was a cop car in front of Hale's. I stood there and watched while two more cars came to join it. Three black and whites, total. So I'm thinking, shit, what's going on. I walk past, and alls I see is a guy and a girl who look kind of agitated and blue uniforms. I asked the guy who runs the quick grill what he saw, and he says the guy and the girl came out of Hale's shouting at each other. I guess the first cop on the scene just happened to be passing by or something.

Jesus. Three cars, for what didn't even really amount to a domestic dispute. Which just goes to support my "there are way too damn many cops in Tuscaloosa" theory. There's the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the Tuscaloosa County Sherrif's Department, the University of Alabama Department of Public Safety, and the Northport Police Department. And those are only the one's I'm positive about. I'm almost certain Taylorville and Alberta City are both incorporated to the point that they have their own police departments, but I'm not 100% sure so I won't count them. That's still way too damn many pigs for a city with a population of 120,000 max --and that's counting the students. TPD even has a chopper. Hell, they might have two, I'm not sure. That's why TPD cars have numbers on top.

And just FYI while I'm on the subject, since the University is a state school, from an official standpoint University police officers are Alabama State Troopers, and have the same powers and jurisdiction. So technically, a UP could chase you to Mobile if he felt like it and still arrest you.

In other news, the apartment two doors down from mine isn't vacant anymore. Here's hoping for a cute neighbor. Sure, there's already Cute Japanese Girl, but I'm greedy. Bite me.

Also, contrary to popular opinion, I don't actually watch all that much TV. But, I do leave it on in the background while I'm doing stuff around the apartment, and when I'm taking a break, I channel surf like a madman. That's how I find shit like this:

New this year on the PAX network: Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

"Sue Thomas ( Deanne Bray) is a somewhat sheltered young deaf woman who has recently graduated from college and is about to start her first real job - which happens to be with the F.B.I. Disappointed when she is relegated to the tedious task of analyzing fingerprints, Sue doesn't remain there for long. A new acquaintance, F.B.I. agent Jack Hudson (Yannick Bisson) discovers her unique lip reading ability and enlists her to join the bureau's elite surveillance team. Suddenly Sue and her hearing dog, Levi, are "G-men," caught up in a good deal more action than they ever bargained for. But what they lack in experience, they make up for in spirit and enthusiasm."

Say it with me, people; PAX TV can eat my fuck.

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I mentioned your (and mine) TAWTDMCIT theory to Poobie this past Red meat Sunday, in between gulps of my New England Clam Chowder, while we were driving home from Target. He said that they needed them at times like sports games. BUT! I still say that hiring full-time the number of cops needed when the city's population quadruples is retarded, even at the funding level. Rent-a-cops exist for a reason, you reactionary, rabid-conservative, just-choked on-muh-chikkin-wayng city council fuckoffs.

But where are you going to get enough rent-a-pigs to expand the police force to such a ridiculous degree, especially when you take into account the fact that rent-a-cops are usually off-duty cops trying to make some extra scratch? Quandry!

Also, New England Clam Chowder looks like the mung off rat guts. And maybe I got a bad batch, but the only time I've ever eaten it, it tasted pretty much like I'd expect rat-gut mung to taste. Disapproval!

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