Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Operation Exodus back in the forefront

We posted a blog about Sheriff Deen's Operation Exodus several months ago.  Now it seems to be popping back up.
Opinionated Catholic is asking What the heck is happening in Bossier, and linking to Jeff Sadow, who opined on the program this week.
I don't know that there is anything new here, just a continuing discussion.
Personally, I take it all with a grain of salt, remembering that the sheriff is without doubt the most powerful man in the parish and that he is up for re-election next year and is rumored to have some opposition brewing.
USA Today did a poll on Operation Exodus, and these were their results.
Would you support a similar project in your state?

Yes   32%

Maybe   6%

No    63%



  1. I chased the link, and read Sadow's piece. I'm actually kinda surprised that there were zero comments on it, since it was such a hot topic when you brought it up before.

  2. Linked you.

    This is an interesting move on the sheriff's part. Very pro-active.

    I wonder what would happen if the Obama regime decided a few bloggers were terrorists. How might the sheriff react to that news?

  3. Sadow's never been to an Operation Exodus training session. Nothing about Operation Exodus is "Paramilitary". We've never received any firearms training or been issued firearms, ammo, etc..

    I think it's a little odd how Sadow and Rachel Maddow are on the same side of this one. Rachel Maddow it's paramilitary militia, and also says she's a woman. On both accounts, it's hard to tell at a glance.

  4. I still think this is strange. I would like to know a lot more about my neighbors who would have these new powers in a "emergency"

  5. Again, there are no new powers. After two quarterly training sessions, I have received no new "powers". I have learned how to fight a small vehicle fire, work with threer or five other men to carry an injured person using a stretcher, look for injured people in a collapsed building.

    So far the only bit of truth in any of the news stories is that it only costs 4500 per year to operate. We provide our own equipment.

    If you are unsure about operation exodus, as I was, maybe you should call the deputy and attend a training course. I hear the next one will include learning about shallow water rescues.


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