Peaches & Pits

Peaches to Food City’s Deli. Their chicken tenders, mac & cheese, and chili relleno are always so good. It’s fun getting my lunch from them. Yes, I know their mac & cheese is actually Stouffer’s.

Peaches to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office for getting those big time grants. I know the deputies are working hard to keep our county safe.

Peaches and hugs to all the health care workers who are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. You may not be able to see it, but your service is appreciated.

Peaches to all law enforcement officers who have taken a lot of crap in recent months and are still committed to serving the people. You exemplify the term “public servant.”

Peaches and hugs to the 12-year-old daughter of a McAllen, Texas police officer who was shot and killed when answering a domestic violence call. She took a lot of hateful flack when she memorialized her father on Twitter and used the hashtag #bluelivesmatter. Such hatred and bullying of a child does nothing to further the cause of equality and justice. If anything, it sets it back.

Pits to those who say social workers instead of police officers should be sent on domestic violence calls. The incident in McAllen shows why officers should respond. You can never predict what will happen, and the police are there to try to stabilize the situation before the social workers go in.

Pits to the City Council of Berkeley, Calif. They have decided to have unarmed city employees, not police officers, make traffic stops. This is an attempt at cutting down on racial profiling. The council obviously no idea about how dangerous traffic stops can be. You never know who you’re stopping, or what they might do. At the same time, who’s to say these employees won’t be as inclined to racial profiling as police officers? D-uh!

Pits to the nationwide coin shortage. I can’t get together quarters to do my laundry. I was thinking of taking my dirty clothes to the Federal Reserve in Washington and raising a stink.

 

Peaches to ending “Peaches & Pits” with a line like that.

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