From sunnier climes (where the groundhog almost always sees his shadow) Agent 6 sends us this tale of arrogance receiving poetic justice. Ed. has been unable to verify this story, but it's so good that we'll take Agent 6's word for it...
A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas, and spoke to the old rancher. "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs," said the agent.
Replied the rancher said, "OK, but don't go in that field over there," pointing out the area which was off limits.
On hearing this, the DEA officer verbally exploded! "Mister," he yelled, "I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!"
Whereupon he reached into his rear pants pocket, pulled his badge therefrom and proudly displayed it to the rancher. "See this fucking badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish... On any land! No questions asked or answers given! Have I made myself clear?! Do you understand?!"
The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores, while the DEA agent went about his.
A short time later, the country person heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull.
With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified! The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs.....
[Walt just loves this part...]
"Your badge! Show him your fucking BADGE!!"