One of the links on the right side of Bloodstock in the Bluegrass is for “Fred on Everything,” a wide-ranging blog and commentary by a crusty individual named Fred Reed.

War veteran, police beat columnist, and general cigar-chewing curmudgeon, Fred has a take on everything, and often it’s a funny squint on a serious subject.

On his most recent interaction with bureaucrats, Fred noted that pencil pushers tend not to go drinking with soldiers because “Soldiers are blunt, say dirty words, and don’t have much respect for office pogues.”

If you reckon he has little time for the mundane machinations of bureaucratic tedium, you are right. Can you imagine how he would characterize our loyal servants in Frankfort? Their mommas would blush.