Daily Archives: October 30, 2007

Also, jet packs

Langford plans big police force changes- al.com

So, what does Crazy Larry want to do with the Birmingham PD? Well, he wants new uniforms and badges, for one thing. Seems like a needless expense to me. New cars, too, and that seems a bit more justified, though I don’t know the current state of the fleet.

Langford has said his plans are to bring renewed integrity to the department, saying that for the police to be effective, the community must have the highest level of respect for law enforcement officers. During his campaign, Langford said that officers abusing the public trust by hiding behind a badge and a gun won’t be allowed to stay. Officers, he said in the campaign, were not hired to victimize the people they were paid to protect.

Sounds good to me, though it won’t make him popular with cops. On the other hand, one of his candidates for chief is Hoover’s probably corrupt chief Nick Derzis. Way to restore pride in the badge. He’ll probably wind up hiring Fairfield’s Pat Mardis is my guess. I don’t know if Mardis is corrupt.

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Where’s the rest of me?

For the first time since infancy, I’ve had a piece of my body removed — my left upper wisdom tooth. There wasn’t a whole lot left of it, from what I can tell. The dentist was actually impressed that his predecessor had managed to put in a filling that far back, though we really can’t figure out why.

Also, this hydrocodone stuff is just swell.

Bob Riley hates elections

Election set to replace Langford- al.com

That is manifestly clear. He hates the idea of the citizens of Jefferson County getting to decide on Langford’s replacement, and says that the courts will rule in his favor, even though they didn’t in Mobile. Jerk.