Samcro Season Four Premier in Brief

September 7, 2011

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As a public service to all of those who were unable to watch last night’s premier of season four of the outstanding FX Networks amazingly terrific drama Sons of Anarchy here is what you missed as faithfully as I can recount it based on my verbatim notes.

 Six-fifty-eight Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Okay, where is this show? It always runs at 7 pm in the west. Doesn’t it? Why my life be so hard? Well, there is nothing to do except check each and every channel.

 Seven-thirty-seven Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Doesn’t anybody run programming anymore? How many commercials are networks allowed to run? Aren’t there laws against this? Fibromyalgia? Maybe it is some other Fox channel

 Eight-oh-one Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Did you know there is a television program called Glee? It is about a high school glee club. The people who watch it are called gleeks. I wonder when Fox is going to run Metal Shop. Or Gym Class! I would watch either one of those. I would really watch a show called Girl’s Gym Class. I was never actually in the glee club. Damn I wish I had my own network! That would be so cool!

 Eight-fifty-nine Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Better settle in for the long run. Glass of wine. Little romulan. Now I’m hungry. Do I have any chocolate. Ah a “Hubby Bar.” I wonder how that got in my refrigerator? I have two of them. This chocolate tastes funny. These things aren’t very big. I guess I’ll eat the second one, too.

Nine-fifty-nine Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Gee I’m sleepy? Are they going to run this stupid thing or not?

 Ten-oh-two Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Oh look! Guys on bikes. I like bikes. I wonder what this show is called?

 Ten-oh-two Pacific Daylight Savings Time

Hey! I wrote something. I wonder what it says. Let me stare at it for awhile. Bluefin? Bluffing maybe?

New sheriff. Heat. Non-association as a condition of probation. Why is he talking to a cop about this?

Cop runs guy off road. That’s very realistic. I know two guys that have had really unpleasant confrontations with cops in cars.

Wait a minute. Is that a Swat Team in my parking lot? Hide everything! Hide everything!

Oh. No.  I guess it was something else.


Assistant USA named Lincoln something. Abraham? George? Ben?

Russians? Are they Night Wolves on a tour of the strip clubs of America? IRA? Undercover agent? I wonder if his name is John Carr?


Seven figures selling guns? Six zeros is what? A billion? About? Seven figures selling guns? I have to get a little shop someplace and a mill.  Where can I get some good steel?

Seven figures selling guns?

After Awhile

Was I asleep?

Well, hello Lila! Do you enjoy barbecue Lila? Ever been to a spit roast? Lila? Oh now what? Guns, drama….

Testosterone fueled. But no Lila. Did these guys kill John Carr? Are they using ray guns? I swear I saw a light saber.

I must concentrate. What do I have that will help me concentrate?

Get quotes, damnit! Get quotes!


Aliens are singing to me? They are a glee club of aliens. The Village People are inside my television! For God Sake! Save me from the Village People inside my television!

Wait a minute. Did that really happen? Did I just make that up? Concentrate!

It’s after eleven for crying out loud. I’m one of those old guys, for crying out loud.

Getting Very Sleepy

So very tired.

“I’m done with Samcro.” Good. The show is going to end. Good. This thing lasts forever. It feels a lot longer than an hour.

“…bond that holds the club together isn’t about love and brotherhood anymore…it’s just fear and greed now.”

“Baby, will you marry me.”

That’s it? I thought this was about a motorcycle club? Where are the motorcycles?

So To Summarize

That’s what you missed. Pretty much. I anticipate and acknowledge your disappoinment that this was such a lousy review.  Next time, I promise I will review either Glee or Metal Shop.

I bet in the next episode of Metal Shop, the undeachieving bad kid learns to make a submachine gun.


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96 Responses to “Samcro Season Four Premier in Brief”

  1. Kennybo Says:

    Hey, don’t hack on the extra’s in any of the SOA episodes. I got to be in the pilot episode of a TV series called Pertocelli back in the early 70’s only because I had somewhat of a beard and a motorcycle. I got paid $5 an hour which was good buck back then and free food all day and free beer at the end of the days shoot. Man it don’t get no better than that. Well, okay maybe if Susan Howard would have done a strip for us it would have been perfect. I’m just sayin’

  2. Goldsboro Williams Says:

    Saw some guys wearing “Sons of Anarchy” t shirts today and started to chuckle, and then I noticed that they had co-opted the design. They were all Marines and instead of “California” or some other state or city name, it said “Khandahar” on the back. They had used the same design for their Marine unit that was fighting in Afghanistan.

    I think that a “Chuckle” exemption should be made for them.


  3. RVN69 Says:

    On the recommendation of someone who’s opinion I respect I watched a movie recently called “One Week” it isn’t a biker movie, but a motorcycle plays an important part, and someone had enough knowledge and respect for riding that they were able to express it very well. Watch it if you ever get the chance, it was filmed from Ontario to British Columbia.
    Damon, I have PTSD, I am 100% disabled and unemployable because of it, the most frequent manifestation is Rage, not the kind of mad people just want to avoid, but true destructive rage. The first thing I found that helped was my bike, while I had started riding at 15, it was after my PTSD became apparent that I truly learned that riding was important to my sanity and others well being.
    SVD, you owe it to yourself to see if the ride touches you, you will know if it does in short order.

    Potius Mori Quam Foedare

  4. Square Verbose Doc Says:


    This very page reveals that I have as bad case of “Facebook Disease” as anyone. But I learn a lot from the people here, and the main attraction is that here things are questioned that I’ve always taken for granted. That sometimes it can be mortifying to see my posted ramblings is a small price for the privilege of participating.

    Great choice of phrase by the way–well selected to resonate with me.

    At any rate you make a good point.

    It’s easy for me to let the press of daily life delay departures from my comfort zone, but I’ll let you know how it goes when it happens.

    ..And thanks.

    With much respect,


  5. Damon Says:

    @ SVD

    I don’t visit here as often as I used to. One reason is that I found myself falling into the verbal diarrhoea that I attribute to “facebook disease” – give someone a mic and they’ll burst into song. In recent years, the advent of myspace, facebook and blogs and forumslike this have changed the way we communicate, and gives everyone a soapbox and loudhailer. And having said all that, yes, it did strike me as particularly poignant to see what seemed to me a group of non-riders pontificating about how poorly Sons Of Anarchy portrays the biker lifestyle.

    Motorcycles have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. At 17 years old, I took my first tax cheque to the Honda dealer, had my first bike delivered by pickup to my friends house (I couldn’t start it without stalling at the shop), and learned to ride around the back streets at 5am.

    Bikes have always been my escape – from mum and dad arguing and nagging wives and crying babies and asshole bosses and all the fucking noise of everyday life. I’ve never been able to sit still long enough to meditate in one position. I clear my mind best when the rest of me is occupied, and on a bike you’ve got both hands and both feet moving and squeezing and clicking and pressing and watching the mirrors and over your shoulder and deciding whether you want to lean into this series or counter-steer and how well you can anticipate the wind gusts and the trucks and whether you can push it a bit harder this time into that hard left hander that scared the brown out of you 3 months ago because there’s probably not going to be leaves and gravel now at this time of year…

    After working my way up as I could afford it, I bought my first Harley, an AMF shovelhead, in the late 70s, but most of the years since then have been on whatever I could afford, mostly mid-sized Jap bikes. I’d rather ride than do just about anything else. I get irritable after any more than about a week without riding. After a couple of lean years finding my feet in America, I finally have the bike I’ve waited for a very long time. I won’t bore you with the details, but it’s just exactly what I want. I try and ride every day, in the same way as some people go to church or do their tai chi routine every day. Groups just aren’t my thing. Okay, people really aren’t my thing for the most part. I think I understand some of what draws people to clubs, but it’s just not for me.

    I love the principle of life-long learning. I believe that it’s never too late. I think that you and I discovered this page around about the same time, a year or two ago. For the most part, I enjoy reading your take on things. I mean this with respect and affection, but at this point the phrase “reluctant to fully engage with therapy” springs to mind. You can’t learn to swim in a classroom. Get a cheap Honda 400 and sign up for an Introductory Riders Course. It really can change your life.

  6. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    sled tramp:

    Empathy and respect to you and your Brothers. Apparently Sutter doesn’t realize that the subculture he worships is in more danger because of his fictional show.

    YYZ Skinhead

  7. Rebel Says:

    Dear Glenn S.,

    I keep getting lost when they smuggle guns INTO the US. From Ireland! And, then the SOA went to bat for a black street gang?! Is that what you said? And, then they are carrying, they are carrying, drugs back from Mexico!? What is this? 1972? Two words on the drug thing. British Columbia.

    I may not be smart enough to understand that show.


  8. Glenn S. Says:

    One might also wonder why a drug cartel would choose the segment of the population: patched members of a motorcycle club, MOST likely to be stopped and searched by the cops, to move a highly illegal and valuble product from Point A (Mexico) to Point B (small town USA).

  9. Glenn S. Says:

    Austin, the premise of Sons of Anarchy is that the fictitious club earns by distributing weaponry smuggled into the USA by the Irish Republican Army. The latest plot thread is that they are smuggling the guns that were smuggled in to the USA to Mexico, selling them to a drug cartel that is actually a CIA front, and then muling product back to the USA. The CIA drug cartel kills many people in furtherance of a plot to entrap the leaders of the IRA and, presumably, put the IRA leaders on trial. The Sons of Anarchy, in one episode, prevented the CIA drug cartel from killing off a black street gang. I guess the fictitious CIA is fine and dandy with whacking a bunch of Americans, but not with whacking the IRA leaders. It strains believability, but I guess I’ve seen stranger things.

  10. Austin Says:

    @ SVD re:
    The replacement of reality by “reality” is actually one of the biggest problems in America.

    You are SO right on.

    I’ve never seen SOA – no TV – but I am aware of gun running TO Europe. like this one-

  11. rollinnorth Says:

    sled tramp,
    Sad, but not at all surprising, to hear such foolishness is happening. Hope it works out. Reminds me of VP Dan Quayle and “Murphy Brown.”

  12. Glenn S. Says:

    I think the writers have wandered into the land of the surreal, with their plotline about the CIA. After all, if the CIA has drug cartel enforcers on their payroll that are happily killing everything that gets in their way in furtherance of their plot to entrap the IRA leaders, why haven’t they just whacked the IRA leaders? Why go through all the bullshit to enlist the Sons of Anarchy? Yeah, yeah, I know. Smuggling guns from Europe, not to Europe. The fact that the US Attorney bought that load of bullshit about the dead fed killing Zobelle’s daughter and framing Peg Bundy. Clay refraining from taking a few minutes to kill Zobelle before riding off to aid Jax. Everybody being poor shots only when they aim at main characters. But I was able to willfully ignore such gaping holes in believability in the seeking of entertainment up to a point. After all, I spent 11 years in prison but I could still tolarate Oz.

    I can tolarate exageration for artistic effect, as long as the plot is somewhere in the bounds of believability. But once it becomes surreal, it’s just Wile E. Coyote vs. Road Runner.

  13. RVN69 Says:

    I watched the show the last couple of episodes this year. The acting is better than it was the first season, but the danger of it being used against us in real life has always loomed too large for me to embrace it. People have argued that it is no different than the bad cop shows, or the bad military shows, but I beg to differ. No jury will lock up a cop for what someone does in a cop show. A military courts martial is not going to dishonorably discharge a service member because of a movie like “A few good men” but a jury will send a biker to prison because they confuse a TV show with real life, and there are plenty of lowlife cops, prosecutors, and judges who would allow that to happen.

    SledTramp, my deepest sympathy for your brothers.

    Potius Mori Quam Foedare

  14. Square Verbose Doc Says:

    On a serious note, I hope that someone points out the yawning gap between fantasy and reality in a way that convinces a jury and also convinces the prosecutor to return to earth.

    As an aside I was recently contacted by staff members of a major TV show about a potential story on a medical topic. What fascinated me was that it was clear that they did not want to know anything about what the actual experiences of our patients were. Instead, they wanted us to supply a patient who had experienced what they wanted to portray based on their own preconceived notions on the topic. This is the second time I have seen this personally and other colleagues of mine have similar stories. Some want to be on TV badly enough that they play along; some people I think believe that you have not really existed unless you have been on television. “Reality” is more seductive than actual reality.

    The replacement of reality by “reality” is actually one of the biggest problems in America.

    Good luck to your club in the ongoing fight against the fictionalization of life.

    With Respect,

  15. Square Verbose Doc Says:

    Dear Sled Tramp:

    You mean to tell me that your club…

    –isn’t responsible for 2-3 homicides per member per year?
    –does not make $10,000,000 per year from sales of heavy artillery?
    –does not control the police department of every town in which a charter is located?
    –does not have half its members die at the hands of other members?
    –can’t insure that old ladies can punch out their boss with impunity?
    –can’t kill federal agents with no subsequent investigation?
    –doesn’t jet off to foreign countries to raise mayhem?
    –does not have a gig with the CIA?
    –doesn’t control the production of adult entertainment in California?
    –actually rides motorcycles for purposes other than escaping crime scenes or evading gangsters?

    What kind of a club is it? Perhaps you guys need to watch SOA more to learn how to run a real club.

  16. sled tramp Says:

    As hard as it is for me to fathom (and yes,I have read of this on these pages but still….),one of our chapters is currently in grief due to the D.A.’s attempt to use S.O.A. as a legitimate example of what constitutes a bike club’s activities.She has based her plan of prosecution on the image that show has created in the minds of the jury and apparently in this case anyway,the judge.
    Boggles the mind………..seriously weird that fiction dictates reality.

  17. sled tramp Says:


  18. Square Verbose Doc Says:

    Magent; my bad. I promise that Rebel gets the lion’s share of the royalties since he’s going to have to do all the legwork.

    Damon and Sled Tramp:

    If you mean me, guilty as charged, for the time being. But I stand by what I post, and you know that if you think I’m off base, I’m open to hearing about it.

    If you just mean that people who watch too much TV ought to find something more constructive to do, well, I’m thinking about it.

    With respect,



    I’m on a deadline right now, which means more procrastination, which means more posting; I’ll have missed the deadline soon, and then will probably be a little less obtrusive for a while.

  19. Grumbler Says:

    Some of you might be getting SOA gear as crimmus gifts from friends and family.

  20. sled tramp Says:

    Oh…how so true THAT probably is…..LMAO….

  21. Magnet Says:

    Dear SVD,

    You do realize that when “American Outlaw Idol Survivor” premiers on network television, it will be entirely your fault, right?

    Regards & respects,


  22. Damon Says:

    More than somewhat noteworthy that several of the most authoritative opinions are by people who’ve never ridden a motorcycle.

  23. ruffrider Says:

    Yep Reb. Then when he hands over his colors and bike they cap his ass.


  24. Rebel Says:

    Dear SVD,

    A reality show about a bogus motorcycle club where a prospect is eliminated every week! Do you even reallize how brilliant that is!?!

    Geez, I wish I had an agent!

    A panel of judges that includes Jay Dobyns, Darrin Kozlowski and John Ciccone! Each week, Ciccone can say, “Mad Dog, the outlaw motorcycle gang has spoken. It is time for you to surrender your motorcycle and your cut.”

    Brilliant! Just brilliant!


  25. Square Verbose Doc Says:

    Dear Not Surprised:

    This illustrates several unfortunate aspects of our national culture:

    1) everybody has to be special and everyone is entitled

    As with our friend JAQ, it is not enough to go through the normal process and try to join; he’s got to start his own chapter, it has to be part of a 1% club, and of course there is no conceivable reason on earth why any club shouldn’t just be tickled to have him carry out his plan. After all, it’s what he wants so he’s obviously entitled to it.

    2) people seem to find it increasingly difficult to tell where TV begins and reality ends

    His plans have nothing to do with what the experience of being in a club is actually like since he is working off of a TV script. The best way to understand this is that it’s not about the experience of actually being in a real club with real people; it’s about dressing up and playing a role.

    As an aside, I’d be surprised if someone hasn’t already proposed a reality show in which people prospect a club and one prospect gets eliminated every week–that seems to be the most popular TV format right now. And don’t worry—since no real club will sign up for that, they’ll try to create one, consequences be damned. You see the problem begins with the fact that the people who write for television believe that they don’t have to respect reality as it is because they can always create it as they would like it to appear.

    3) people are intellectually lazy or at least not seriously curious enough; it doesn’t usually occur to look beyond the first source of “information” available to find out that things might not be as presented.

    Based on his plans, I’m assuming that he has no other source of information. If he did, it’s hard to see how a decent guy who is not an idiot would hatch that particular plan. A trip to wikipedia, a few clips on the internet pages of real clubs, and before you know it, you can land someplace like here to round out the picture with some reality. But why disrupt a good fantasy?

    Given that SOA seems to be his only source, what’s this guy smoking? If he were paying attention, as presented on SOA, he would learn that the average charter member commits upwards of 6 homicides per year, partners with terrorists of all stripes, and stands about a 30-50% chance of dying at the hands of his club brothers within a given year. Also that they rarely actually ride unless to go out on a hit or escape the Cartel.

    Who in his right mind would sign up for that–unless he thinks that bikers usually retire on the strength of a 7 figure gun deal (a current plot line on the show)?

    And it sounds like you sincerely think he is a good guy. From what little I know of you here that’s enough for me; I don’t think you’d say it if it weren’t true.

    That’s saying a lot. If it were just people with terminal cases of “I’m a jerk” affected in this way, it would be one thing. But this illustrates that the maladies of our national culture are difficult even for smart, decent hardworking people to evade.

    Maybe you can talk him down off the roof.

    With Respect,


  26. Not Surpised Says:

    Don’t watch the show and couldn’t give an intellegent comment on it but something happened last week that sort of reiterates what Rebel and others have said on here about it. Guy my wife works with, decent guy by no means an idiot. he watches this thing religiously and talks incessantly about each episode.

    So on smoke break he tells the wife he’s got X amount of money “saved up” and maybe this Spring he’ll buy a bike, he says. Wife never says much about her personal life but this piqued her interest a bit. She prodded him a little and sure enough, guy says “Yep. I’m gettin a Harley and joining a motorcycle club.”

    He is dead serious. Wife, maybe having a litte fun asks him “which one?” His eyes sort of lit up as he named a very prominent and national 1% club. Wife perhpas tipping her hand a bit informs him solemnly there isn’t a chapter anywhere within 500 miles of here.

    That isn’t a problem because he is “going to start one.” I previously said he isn’t an idiot, but I meant it in the sense that he is an otherwise intellegent. hard working all around good guy.

    Nevermind he doesn’t even own a bike, by virtue of watching SOA, he has been duly and alomst religiously inspired to start a chapter, depending of course, on when he can get the scratch to actually buy a bike. This has gone far and above any sort of arm-chair fantsasy for this guy’ it is a solid GOAL man….

    So I toyed with the idea of having her tell him “who to contact and maybe set up a meet” (lol) but I don’t really want to be responsible you know?

  27. YYZ Skinhead Says:


    The geniuses who buy it think it makes them look Cool. They think SOA is reality TV. They think 30 bucks is a good price for a tee shirt with a quarter teaspoon of silk screen ink on it.

    (Okay, the Chucky’s Chili one is mildly funny.)

    YYZ Skinhead

  28. Swampy Says:

    XYZ Skinhead,

    I was curious to the links that you posted so I had to check them out. I can’t believe people buy and wear that crap, much less buy INTO that crap. Now, I wonder if Kurt Stutter will be buried with a full set of “TONS OF MALARKEY” colors?

  29. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    sled tramp:

    Something else I thought was funny is that the official FX semi-soft colors are missing the “California” bottom rocker.

    They even have a “property of” women’s shirt:

    YYZ Skinhead

  30. rollinnorth Says:

    Pity the fool!

  31. sled tramp Says:

    Ain’t it amazing what some idiots will go through and pay for to be something they’re not EVER gonna be? The next fool that walks up to me and asks “So…you guys are like S.O.A. huh?” is going to have a very bad day…..

  32. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    sled tramp:

    Those are some humongous prices for that fanboy paraphernalia. $188 for a (horrendously ugly) ring? All my rings on both hands except the pinky ring are sterling silver and all of them together cost less than that SOA ring.

    YYZ Skinhead

  33. sled tramp Says:

    just a question-

    Here ya go…just your speed.Don’t ever say we don’t care what you get from Santy…

  34. Grumbler Says:

    sherides – my old lady is gonna be bummed. Guess Kenny Johnson will be back on SOA as Kozik’s long lost twin brother. ;)

  35. sherides Says:

    Not for long.

    On the same night that he was blown to bits on SOA, NBC cancelled Prime Suspect.

  36. Grumbler Says:

    Mr D’s – Kozik (Kenny Johnson) got blown to pieces by a landmine. He’s on NBC’s Prime Suspect as Matt Webb.

  37. Mr D's Says:

    So I wonder who drew the short end of the stick to end their acting career via a land mine….

  38. swampy Says:

    sled tramp, yeah, I caught that episode last night. It was probably the 8th or 9th time that I’ve watched the show. However, I found the head in the chili part funny also. The only thing that would have made it more hilarious would have been if the guy’s cock and balls were in the chili. LOL!

  39. sled tramp Says:

    Ok,I gotta admit that the episode tonight had me bustin’ up BIG time…anytime I can watch a couple of cops eating chili made from a severed human head without knowing it I’m entertained….Say what ya will,THAT was good TV.In my defense,I’m often put in a corner with bright colors and a spoon to keep me occupied so apparently,I’m easily entertained….

  40. sled tramp Says:

    Uh…that would be
    I need to learn to spell one of these days..

  41. sled tramp Says:

    (This isn’t a sales pitch…)
    I used to just sit on the bike and after the required information was exchanged and when I thought we’d extended our little visit too far,I would just ask,”Am I free to go”.And That.Was.All.
    Recently,I/we became aware of this service
    which for 17 bucks a year,I got a card basically explaining that I had legal backup and they (L.E.) needed to speak to me through them.I’ve also had letters and calls made on my behalf to settle “stuff” when I needed to be polite,a will,moving violation defense,vehicle accidents and trial prep and representation.
    For 17 bucks mind you.
    SO, I figured what the hell…I’d share.

  42. Not Surprised Says:

    Muck and RVN69:

    Appreciate the input and comments.

  43. Muck 1%er Says:

    Flagging is a very real fact of life.
    I used to wonder why every time I got pulled over for a “routine” traffic stop, they would send a minimum of 3 cars. Usually when they run their local and NCIC checks, they step out of earshot so I don’t hear what the dispatcher says when the results come back. One of the last few times though, the cop was standing right beside me when the results came back. Dispatch informed him that I was clear and paperwork (license, ins and reg) was good, but that I was a documented g**g member with a certain OMG and that I have a high propensity for violence. Just goes to show…whatever you get tagged with in your younger days, will follow you the rest of your life, as I am now an old man with a lot more patience than I used to possess and it takes a lot to get me to that point. I still make em nervous though and that’s a good morale booster. Lol
    That is…as long as they don’t get so nervous that they shoot first.

  44. RVN69 Says:

    Not Surprised,
    No, it shouldn’t be legal. In fact, it may not be, I believe legality is one of the last things cops think of anymore. Yes, you are probably flagged in someway. I was in the last state I lived in, a friendly sheriff who liked bikes told me, I don’t know the mechanics of it but I was listed as violent and likely armed, he said this would come up any time my tags were run, or I was.

    My best to you and yours.

    Honesta Mors, Turpi Vita Potior.

  45. Not Surprised Says:


    First, I am sorry that happened to your family and especially under those circumstances. No one should have to go through that.

    “If you have history, I’m sure they thought maybe they had hit the jackpot. Maybe attempted murder, maybe a drug bust, maybe any reason to fuck with someone they don’t like. I believe most 911 systems display the address. If you gave your name, the dispatcher may have run you before they sent anyone”

    I don’t really know the laws about this sort of thing but again, I’m pretty sure I am “flagged” or whatever, there is just no other reason I can think of. But like you said, this wasn’t about me it was about my family. I still don’t think it should be legal to do that, flag someone I mean.

  46. RVN69 Says:

    Not Surprised,
    If you have history, I’m sure they thought maybe they had hit the jackpot. Maybe attempted murder, maybe a drug bust, maybe any reason to fuck with someone they don’t like. I believe most 911 systems display the address. If you gave your name, the dispatcher may have run you before they sent anyone. Glad to hear all is well.

    Hate Hospitals myself, short story, my Dad, a WWII vet had colon cancer surgery maybe 6-8 years ago, he was I believe 82-83 at the time, my Mom was dying of cancer and at home. I visited my Dad in the hospital and stayed until visiting hours were over. Before I left I asked if it was possible he would be discharged that night and was assured that would not happen. I went home and around 10pm turned in for the night (I was getting up at 04:30AM to go to the gym) at 11:00PM I get a panicked phone call from my Mom, the hospital called and told her if someone couldn’t be at the hospital to pick up Dad in 1/2hour they would put him in a cab. An 83yr old man 3 days or so out of abdominal surgery and who could barely walk and they were going to send him home in a fucking cab! I went to the hospital and picked him up, while there I expressed my disapproval that they had taken this course of action in a very loud voice while wearing soft colors on a sweatshirt. The hospital security guard came up to the floor, and started towards me, I told him “You don’t want any of this.” and he stopped, looked at all 5-10, 245lbs of me with 20in arms and a shaved head and decided discretion was the better part of valor. After loading Dad into my truck as I was pulling out of the driveway, 3 city cop cars came rolling in with lights but no sirens, sure they were there for me. Apparently no one saw the vehicle I left in so I wasn’t jacked up taking Dad home. My sister registered a complaint with the state agency that regulates hospitals, but I think I made a more lasting impression. Fuck with me all you want, but don’t fuck with my family.

    Honesta Mors, Turpi Vita Potior.

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