I'm from Hoquiam, and there is no myth in the thought that if you set off a bottle rocket in town that there is a 99% chance that it will hit either a church or a meth lab.
It's true. I normally default Republican or skip the race entirely if there's no third-party candidate on the ticket, but the opposition fliers strongly turned my vote to Goodman this time around. I hope he can do exactly what they warned he would.
There was a story in the PI today about the DEA burning a big pile of pot in the woods somewhere or something. I thought, Yep, that's the end of pot around here! When are the daily papers going to start reporting on the futility of all these pot busts, burns, convictions? Perhaps a nod in the report to the fact that we've read this report a million times before and... what do you know? Pot is still available all over town, cheaper, more potent.
The cops get away with the "burning confiscated pot" story for two reasons. First, assignment editors (and I used to be one at KING TV in the not-so-recent past) are lazy fucks. The other is that cops & prosecutors are also sources, so you do them the favor of covering their stupid-shit weapons display or pot burn because you need their cooperation on other stuff.
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