psst... come closer. We don't want them to hear what I am about to talk about. See, we all know there is something going on in Blount County. We could call it a media war but that term does not really fit. Perhaps we could call it media suck up of the week award .

This week's winner is BlountToday. Congratulations to the crew over there. You did the boys just fine.

The original link to the CAR WARS article regarding the BCSO car count has been replaced with the Robert Wilson article The Audit is IN (link...)

Replaced as in when folks try to find the original Car Wars article all you get is the Go Back to Sleep Blount County Everything is Fine- Nothing to see here article.

I wonder if this bit of file renaming over at BT caused a few chuckles out on the Patio. After all, anyone who was trying to link to the old Car Wars article from the Citizens for Better Government website were instead presented with GO Back to sleep......

Darn it. I really wanted to play compare the quotes with the old article and this new one. That is always so rewarding in Blount County Today.

So...

Since when does asking darn good questions make you a "hawk"?

I guess we're expected to just trust the powers at be, even when their paperwork doesn't jive.

I was reading a book today about the writing of the Constitution. In it, reference was made to Thomas Jefferson, and his fondness for occasional rebellion and resistance to government. One of the many great things he said, in a letter to William Stevens Smith, was: "God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty."

The health of public liberty DEMANDS that we ask questions when the facts aren't clear. To do otherwise is unAmerican.

1hawk
Pronunciation: \?ho?k\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English hauk, from Old English hafoc; akin to Old High German habuh hawk, Russian kobets a falcon
Date: before 12th century
1: any of numerous diurnal birds of prey belonging to a suborder (Falcones of the order Falconiformes) and including all the smaller members of this group; especially : accipiter
2: a small board or metal sheet with a handle on the underside used to hold mortar
3: one who takes a militant attitude and advocates immediate vigorous action; especially : a supporter of a war or warlike policy — compare dove

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From the referenced article:

"** Insure that acquisition forms are filed with Accounting for all donated or seized items the BCSO takes possession of."

How much does it cost to Insure Acquisition Forms? Or are they to Insure the Ensurance of Acquisition forms?

viva Evo Morales

Good catch, BL! :-)

I'm a stickler for those kinds of things, but I missed that one!

Have you tried google cache?

Have you tried google cache?

If you find it

If you find it, let me know. As you know, this old pc of mine does funny things and I am still seeing the holiday decorations on the BV banner. I cannot however find the original article via Google's cache. And with all things Google- what I found yesterday I might not find tomorrow.

The original article was published on or around July 18, 2007.

"If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death."
- George Orwell, 1984,

I am still seeing the

I am still seeing the holiday decorations on the BV banner

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