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(Yahoo)   Now I don't wanna say that the charges that got an IA state trooper fired after he complained about the Governor's limo speeding at almost 100 mph were trumped up, but I'm pretty sure they could bid "Boston " in a game of spades   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 65
    More: Obvious, SUV, Iowa State Patrol, Terry Branstad, criminal investigation, Garrett Hedlund  
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2013-07-18 12:48:29 AM

ComicBookGuy: I made a presumption about party affiliation, and gosh darn it, I was right!!


Any justification for another cookie, fatty.
 
2013-07-18 01:37:41 AM
Yeah, when they want to get rid of you they'll look for any reason. I once got fired for using vacation leave to attend my grandfather's funeral instead of bereavement leave. I had won the ceo's 'president's award' from that fortune 500 company the prior month. But after they changed reporting structures so that i reported to a boss who got a bonus if i didn't do my repair job well forcing customers to buy new equipment, i was canned. Sucks but that's the way they'll do ya.
 
2013-07-18 03:28:35 AM
That is pretty sad.
It just goes to show what farking retards Iowans are for electing a dickwad.
And not "impeaching" him now you know what a dickwad he is.

/And don't ask me what dickwads got elected in my state.
 
2013-07-18 04:50:15 AM
In 1978 I was logging 85 mph south of Kingsville when  State Trooper pulled up behind me.  I thought I was sunk, but he just waved me to the side of the road, and a minute later a Rolls Royce Phantom Phaeton IX carrying Prince Charles to the ranch of Ambassador Anne Armstrong whipped by me at 125+.

Some years later Vice President Bust passed through town on a weekend bird hunting trip, and they blocked off the whole freeway.  Mine was one of many hundreds of cars pulled over, and I clocked the Vice President's motorcade at 2:14 over 4 measured miles, for an average of 104 mph.

I also see police driving 100+ as a routine matter.
 
2013-07-18 08:19:19 AM
Now, I don't want to say that this is a repeat but....
 
2013-07-18 08:46:04 AM

jj325: Spirit Hammer: Love all the Branstad hate.
When you are being driven by a State Trooper, and you're in the far back seat and working on your laptop, do you monitor the speedometor?

The one person to defend Branstad can't spell speedometer.  Seems about right.


I'm not going to defend our good governor, but he wasn't driving.  What really lights a file under for me is the casual responses he gave in reaction.  It was a totally I had no idea, but I trust their judgment and driving skills.  It apparently still hasn't occurred to him that maybe he should come out and say "yeah, we should all obey the same laws".
 
2013-07-18 11:53:47 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Badafuco: Vkingbanna: I've played quite a bit of Spades..  Everybody was out for themselves.

You've been in jail too, huh?

Played a lot of spades in the Air Force. A lot.


I've heard the brand of Spades I played in the Army described as "Military Spades" or "Prison Spades".

I'm somehow not surprised that the two settings are connected by such a thing.
 
2013-07-18 12:06:26 PM
Who doesn't like a games of spades?

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My wife and her BBC boyfriend got a kick out of that pic.

/Nothing obscure on fark right?


Nope. That tat has meaning all to itself. Queen of Spades. I am sure most can figure that out for themselves.

/no the wife does not have one
//yet.
//kidding
 
2013-07-18 12:28:36 PM

NkThrasher: StoPPeRmobile: Badafuco: Vkingbanna: I've played quite a bit of Spades..  Everybody was out for themselves.

You've been in jail too, huh?

Played a lot of spades in the Air Force. A lot.

I've heard the brand of Spades I played in the Army described as "Military Spades" or "Prison Spades".

I'm somehow not surprised that the two settings are connected by such a thing.


If you're a midwesterner, you're likely playing "prison" spades. You shoot the moon when you get all 13 tricks, nil for none, and you play with partners. That's prison spades. You're also shooting the moon in Euchre (which I think they only play in jails in the midwest, haven't heard of it being played in prison elsewhere).

/played at least 2 games a day every day on the school bus for lunch money
 
2013-07-18 01:05:34 PM
This bolsters my confidence in the strong leadership of our police forces. A quick determination was made to rid the force of an officer whose character was at odds with the established culture of law enforcement. We will all sleep safer tonight because of this heroic action.

/or not
 
2013-07-18 01:20:01 PM
"Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht said the governor's office played no role in Hedlund's termination."

Meaning:  There were no memos where a FOI request can reach them, but the boys know which side of their bread is buttered.

". . . following a 2 ½ -month personnel investigation launched days after he filed an April 29 complaint about Gov. Terry Branstad's SUV traveling 90 mph."

They searched for something for 2 ½ months, and this is all they came up with??  This officer must be the cleanest cop in the state.

Hope the cop sues them for plenty.  Not that Branstad would care -- it's not his money at risk.
 
2013-07-18 02:06:02 PM

HeFixesTheCable: If you're a midwesterner, you're likely playing "prison" spades. You shoot the moon when you get all 13 tricks, nil for none, and you play with partners. That's prison spades. You're also shooting the moon in Euchre (which I think they only play in jails in the midwest, haven't heard of it being played in prison elsewhere).

/played at least 2 games a day every day on the school bus for lunch money


I've heard "shoot the moon" in Hearts as well, when you're trying to grab all 13 hearts and the biatch.  All 13 in Spades I've always called a boston, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone said they were shooting in any Whist like game if their intent was to take all the tricks in the hand.

I'm New English, I learned Whist, Oh Hell and Hearts in New Hampshire, Spades in the Army in Japan and Maryland.  All geographic distinctions blurr or disappear as soon as you're in the military setting though.  It ends up a huge mishmash of game rules.
 
2013-07-18 03:19:04 PM
Heh

This has been making the rounds on Facebook

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2013-07-18 05:10:38 PM
This is the kind of officer they should be keeping and promoting.   At the same time they should be disciplining other officers who saw the same infraction and did nothing.
 
2013-07-18 10:05:52 PM

NkThrasher: StoPPeRmobile: Badafuco: Vkingbanna: I've played quite a bit of Spades..  Everybody was out for themselves.

You've been in jail too, huh?

Played a lot of spades in the Air Force. A lot.

I've heard the brand of Spades I played in the Army described as "Military Spades" or "Prison Spades".

I'm somehow not surprised that the two settings are connected by such a thing.


In the version you played, did you and your partner bid and score separately, then add the separate scores at the end? It's the way we played in the Army. And we could do bids you can't in normal Spades, like one partner shoot the moon and the other blind nil.
 
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