Police, Gators, and Son-in-Laws — LATOBSD (Ch 17 pg. 340)

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Police, Gators, and Son-in-Laws

 

____340 Gwendolyn Hoff

The book in question is not on top, but not on the bottom either.
If he would have sniffed January 24, the smell of a fresh pink eraser
lingers, the warmth of brand-new fingerprints hidden from the human
eye.

 

“This is it, officer. We can go.”

Lettie Golden has done her job.

And……..

………Sinclair Clavitt is doing his, laying out the facts and ramifications
of consistently breaking the law. “You are going to have to stop these
abortions. They are going to watch you like a hungry gator watches a bullfrog. And you will not treat white folk without havin’ a white wing in that hospital of yours. They have been lookin’ the other way,
I swear, but with this flap about the Sanders girl, that will stop. I know
enough about your, well, for the lack of another word, enemies, that
if they smell blood, your blood, you best check your back.”

“They are going to watch you like a hungry gator…..”

“They’ve been after me for years, given up by now I ‘spect,
seein’ they got the other Negro doctors to turn they backs on my
hospital.”

“That might be true, about some, but some others that you
actually trust, may be quietly working against you.”

“What you talkin’ about?”

“Have you seen your son-in-law lately?”

Behind-your-back Relative

“You mean, Franklin, no, but Laura says he’s been really busy.”

“Word has it that he’s been selling off property.”

“We’ve got to pay some back taxes, not to mention you and Mr.
Moore, keepin’ you busy too.”

“If you’re working at keepin’ us busy, now’s a good time to stop,”
sound advice from Sinclair Clavitt. He has taken to the 65-year-old,
doing his level best to make the doctor’s last years golden. His senior
partner, R. Worth Moore, specializes in courtroom action, leaving
the foot-soldierly duties to the younger man. But a day like today,
he could do without. “Okay, Alpha, I’m going to trust you on this.
You know what’s at stake. Just make sure you look both ways when
crossing the street.”

Police, Gators, and Son-in-Laws

Conspiracies

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Robert A. Heinlein

“The trouble with conspiracies is that they rot internally.”
― Robert A. HeinleinThe Moon is a Harsh Mistress

“Why do we love the idea that people might be secretly working together to control and organise the world? Because we don’t like to face the fact that our world runs on a combination of chaos, incompetence and confusion.”
― Jonathan Cainer
Alan Moore

“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control.

The world is rudderless.”

― Alan Moore

Thomas Pynchon

“What sort of an age is this where a man becomes one’s enemy only when his back is turned?”

― Thomas PynchonV.

Conspiracies

Truth

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Mark Twain

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

George Carlin

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

― George Carlin

Mark Twain

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain
Mark Twain

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
― Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

― Oscar Wilde

Truth