In case you missed it, Jimmy Kimmel recently mocked our beloved Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for the profligate spending of our Dear Leader, Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
Kimmel’s over two-million viewers were treated to this video, lampooning the sheriff’s decision to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on replacing belt buckles and keeper snaps (and multiple employees traversing the county over the course of a year) in order to do it. The LA Times, the Daily News and our friends over at Surruo.com all have their own stories on these shamalam, as well.
While the sheriff asserted the buckles and snaps would only waste $300,000 or so taxpayer dollars, he omitted the labor, transportation and other costs of the multiple county employees involved in executing this switcharoo. Some might suggest the willful omission of pertinent facts is an integrity issue…all we know is the real cost was probably closer to a million bucks.
Meanwhile, deputies are driving 11 year old patrol cars with bulletholes in them and broken air conditioners (it doesn’t get very hot up in Palmdale, does it?), there are nowhere near enough Tasers for patrol (to say nothing of patrol rifles…or optics on patrol rifles). But, belt buckles–got plenty of those.