Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thanks for running

A belated Thank You to Dana Kennison,  David Martin, and  Mike Tuttle who took the effort and time out of their lives to give the voters a chance to make things a lot better. Best of luck to you all in the future.

The voters have spoken for the primary. Unfortunately the majority still didn't realize that glick is certainly not the last word in law enforcement. glick's problems will stay and his solutions will not be effective. The only good part is that longshanks still has to try to solve his own problems and not leave them for a new sheriff if he wins reelection.

The incident with the trailer billboards on Storey just shows how longshanks' mind works. After he was advised that they were a violation and would have to come down in thirty days, he left them up through the primary. Someone with integrity would have had them down as soon as they were notified that the trailer billboards were a violation, but hey, when you are longshanks, you do what you want. After all, he had thirty days. Remind glick of that the next time he preaches doing the right thing all the time.

So what about the Democratic candidate for sheriff? What happens when he gets the Democratic vote along with the Republican vote that will not vote for glick?  You know there will be more than a few of them. Could be a new sheriff in town without even trying.

Wait and see, but remember to vote. Encourage others to vote. Remember, Friends don't let Friends vote for glick.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

There is no substitute

for a new sheriff. (Sorry to borrow your line) So reads the ad in Traders. Nice.

Seeing the semi trailers with the picture, etc and all Ddg can say is wow. longshanks is really running scared at this point. He is investing quite a bit of money in an attempt to save his failing campaign. Sorry, but most people are seeing that for what it is.

Longshanks is running ads on the "experience" that he did not have before he was elected sheriff. glick's radio ads do not tell you that he was a failed probationary lieutenant who could not do the job and was rightfully returned to a position as sergeant. Actually it should have been back to deputy, but that's another story.

"National experience" and not an FBI National Academy graduate? Oh yes, you have to have more qualifications than a high school diploma to go to the FBI National Academy.

Also having don (one of the two, count them two patrol lieutenants) write a short propaganda piece for the wte left us laughing. Come on, is the hiring process now that bad that people get through it that are not suited for the job of law enforcement? Really???? That particular drivel coming from a person who makes noise about being the next sheriff after longshanks???

Do your research and vote.

Monday, July 28, 2014

More Travel, Less Ideas

"On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again" goes the Willie Nelson song. It could also explain why prior to an election longshanks explains his road trips as "needed."

Seriously, what has been brought back from other agencies that has been implemented that has actually worked? Most of the changes have not been a result of going and seeing what other agencies are doing. Someone else would probably get on the Internet, see what other agencies are doing, follow it up with an email and telephone calls, and voila, it is a done deal. No pesky travelling, drinking beer at county expense, and telling people how good you are. It's a safe bet that glick doesn't even notice when he is being laughed at because he is too full of himself.

You have a real chance to make a difference in the primary election. Look at the candidates, do your homework, and be an educated voter. However if you want to believe what is fed to you by glick and the local media without question, well that is your choice.

Actually some of the recent changes at the department were already suggested by a another candidate for sheriff. Seems as though longshanks paid attention to this candidate's ideas and implemented them as his own. That is easily shown if any local media looked into it ,but "silence-cricket noises-silence" from the local media. They can't really do anything that makes their chosen one look bad, now can they?


Well, now the primary is up and coming. Seeing signs for three other candidates, not including the simpleton running for reelection. Do your research and find a candidate that you want to be sheriff. Then go out and do something to get that person elected.

Several reports coming in about people that are being "pushed" or "persuaded" to put up signs for glick. Seems as though longshanks (and his supporters) would know better than to twist arms to get re-election signs put up. Talk about putting your foot in your mouth, but then again when you are the almighty sheriff the rules do not apply to you (or so you think). Unfortunately longshanks, the rules do apply to you and as the word spreads, hopefully more will discard those signs that they really did not want put up.

Friday, April 25, 2014

When You Can't Play the Race Card, You Play the Children Card

When you play the "for the children card" (much like the "race" card), it shows how little that you actually have to run on. Talk about an overplayed card by Democrats, how can anyone be against something or someone that is "for the children" routine? Kind of brings a tear to your eye (or at least to longshanks' eyes) or "a little choked up" according to the local rag. To most folks, if it sounds like BS and smells like BS, it is BS.

The "continue to travel around the country and meet with other law enforcement agencies to find and share techniques and best practices to help his office stay current." If this is the case, I guess the department is at the "cutting edge" with ALL the improvements he's implemented ???  Welllllllll let's just say glick is much more interested in being the president of the National Sheriff's Association and taking vacations on the taxpayer's dime.

longshanks complains about "maintaining staffing levels and maintaining staffing levels as veteran deputies retire." How many "veteran deputies" have retired lately? A better question would be how many experienced deputies have left for better pay or working conditions. How many have been fired or pushed out since you took office? How about getting the money that they need and provide a working environment that does not cause them to go to other agencies to get better pay and a much less hostile working environment. How many deputies have you either pushed out or fired without cause in the last four years alone? How much has this cost the taxpayer?

How's those special promotions working out for you? You have your bloated administration, but with a new sheriff, most can be gone and the money used to provide jail or street deputies that are needed.

"About 100 people.....including former county sheriff's...."Ddg can only think of one former county sheriff from Laramie County that would be enough of a loser (eh, pat?) to show up. The others must have been drinking buddies from out of county. ".....current sheriff's deputies, county employees .."
and how many were on the county payroll clock, showing up to pad the supporter count?

And another one "continuity of the agency" meaning the present lack of leadership will continue for another four years? It would be funny if it were not so sad and dangerous for all involved..

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Another Sign of How Not

to act in public, but what do you expect from a stumblebum?????

At a funeral in January held on base, there was a gathering of those that knew or worked with Reserve Sergeant Dyle Channel. Dyle was a great person, both on and off the reserve time. Thanks for your service sir, it was greatly appreciated.

As the time for the service approached, longshanks made his "entrance" and all eyes turned towards him. longshanks began to greet those in attendance, moving down the row of seats shaking hands with everyone. Then he stopped, gave a hard look, and certainly no handshake extended to a current reserve before moving on. This lack of recognition and total disrespect was very apparent to anyone who was there. Of course, the reserve had no idea what had precipitated this and questions were later asked.

The word from above was that this reserve had been reportedly going to be speaking with the local newspaper about longshanks' ineffective and degrading use of the reserve deputy program. Anyone that knows this particular reserve would have known that this report was not true at all. That is not how he does things. (And of course, you know as well that the local newspaper is totally in lockstep with the glickster.) But longshanks, in his infinite stupidity, does something in public that he cannot deny or retract. This act of stupidity cost Laramie County a very dedicated reserve deputy. Thank you to this reserve deputy for your many years of volunteer service, it was a golden gift to the citizens of Laramie County.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another Election Year

Welcome to 2014 with another election year upon us. Will anything change at 1910 Pioneer???? Think about longshanks looking down on you from one of the newer electronic billboards (sorry, Ddg should have warned before you got that mental image) being politically correct and telling you what a fine job he does. Does this remind you of anyone in DC?

Not likely time for a change as glick must be re-elected to fulfill his current fantasy dream of being el presidente of the National Sheriff's Association.That will give him another excuse (not that he needs one) to be gone from the office.

Who would run against him? Whoever it is would have a long rebuilding ahead. Who in their right mind would want to look at it? The amount of incompetence that has been "promoted" and now has a say in the future promotions is scary to say the least. Of course the current undersheriff and captain positions are appointed so they could leave without any fanfare. A new and actually competent sheriff could run the patrol side without an undersheriff. He would need one captain and one lieutenant that could actually do their job as was done before glick was elected. Remember when glick made a big deal about the prior administration being top heavy with less staff than he has now? "Pay no attention to the man behind the screen. Look, a shiny object." What does that make him, besides a hypocrite?

Dispatch, under the lack of leadership from crumpton (a longshanks' favorite), has continued to spiral downward and dropped to a new low. Yes, Ddg knows that his immediate bosses are the county commissioners, but he would not have been "appointed" there without glick. The dispatchers that want to do the job the right way are not allowed to do it. The general public, when they call in for assistance, get the proverbial twenty questions asked before being assisted. That seems to be the current policy, not the individual dispatchers choice. 

What of the short staffing on the street? Does a lack of experience and personnel on the street contribute to a PUBLIC and an officer safety problem? You bet it does. So how far up the chain of command do you go before you find someone that okays a short (lack of personnel on the street) schedule that they should not even consider in the first place. Someone again that was "promoted" beyond their knowledge and ability level and not able to fulfill their job functions. Someone that is obviously not being supervised.

By the way, once the administration tells you that you are fired (without the required hearing) in writing and then are told you are not really fired, can we have the county get ready to write a big check? Not to worry, it's a personnel matter that cannot be commented on. Look for another large taxpayer payout.

In the recent sergeant promotions, the deputies with the years of experience on the street did not test. They know that they would not get the slot because they are not in "favor" with the administration.

One sergeant who was appointed and now will be retiring, has come to realize that he is no longer "one of the in crowd."  When you swim with sharks, eventually you will get bit, right B? It was alright when you were doing the biting at command and it was not you getting bit, wasn't it?