Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Arrogance of Authority

My friend Tammy, a journalist for our local newspaper, posted a joke her dad sent her; I laughed my a** off reading it and just had to share it with you guys!

I hope you like it as much as I did.

I dedicate this posting to the three guys who never fail to make me laugh my a** off when I need it most--my mancake, Steve, my favorite Kentuckian, Dave, and my favorite "good egg", Paul...

A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas and talked with an old rancher.
He told him, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The rancher said, "Okay , but don't go in that field over there," as he pointed out the location.
The DEA officer verbally exploded, saying " Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!"
Reaching into his rear pants' pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher.
"See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish ... on any land! No questions asked or answers given! Have I made myself clear? Do you understand??"
The rancher nodded politely, apologized and went about his chores.
A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the farmer's big Santa Gertrudis bull.
With every step the animal was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely he would be gored before reaching safety. He was clearly terrified.
The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs:
"Your badge--show him your BADGE!!!"

Here's the link to the original posting on Tammy's blog back at the Times-Republican...

Thanks, Tam, for my first big laugh of the day!

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