Rule 5 Saturday
Bob Belvedere here…
The TCOTS Rule 5 Compliance Committee has asked me to introduce this week’s Rule 5 Saturday post.
We spent many hours today meeting and trying to decide who to dedicate this week’s entrée to [we had two contenders]. This involved much discussion and the standard ‘sharing of the bourbon’ that has become a tradition amongst the members. There was much back-and-forth and it became quite heated at times. But things worked out in the end, as either the individual members collapsed or left after the booze ran out. So it was left up to me to decide who we would honor. I chose to honor both.
If you have read the previous Dispatch below, you will see that long-time TCOTS Friend In The Ether, Paco, has thrown his fedora into the ring and is running for President of these United States. As a roscoe-toting, cigar-smoking, Packard-loving, hard-boiled Mensch, we can not help but support him and, thus, we honor him with a dame straight out of one of his beloved Detective Paco stories.
Ah…there’s nothing like a redhead to unease your worried mind, so today, to also honor our friends of Irish Catholic descent [we do this, not out of any love for the Irish, but in to honor the fact that, during the massive Irish immigration to America, all the pretty ones came here], we shine the spotlight on a broad with red hair on her head and a darkness in her heart…
L A U R A R I C H M O N D…
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Special Thanks to The Cardinal†
[who is not Irish, thank God, bejeesus]