September 20, 2005
quote of the day
I despise nanny government. The truth is, in my many years of dealing with government, I haven't discovered the best and the brightest we have to offer among those employees. Most of them are rude, dumbass drones.
But THEY still want to run your life.
We can't ban everything that isn't a good idea. The mere suggestion says: We, as a people, have no friggin discipline, we are unable to raise children with discipline, and therefore, all bad things should be banned.
Government tries to treat ALL OF US as children because of a few people who can't handle their own lives. I don't need a goddam bureaurcrat telling ME how to live MY life. I've done fairly well without their "help" and I'd like to keep it that way.
Plus, banning certain behavior doesn't stop it--- it just makes it illegal. People will be people and do it anyway. Then, we clog up more prison cells with people who don't really belong there (if I were in charge, only murderers, rapists, thieves and hoodlums would go to jail. I NEVER would have locked up Martha Stewart.)
I once really believed that this country was founded on the concept of individual freedom and the rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." I was deluded.
The mantra from government now seems to be "live your life the way WE tell you to, accept the liberty we grant you and we'll provide all the happiness we decide you need."
If you don't believe we've reached that point, just look around.
The government takes half your money and then tries to tell you how to spent what's left. Government has never done shit for me and never will, Cat
Tell me about it. My neighbor is a mailman. That sumbitch comes home about three times a day. Once for lunch. At 10:30 am. Another time for his "real" lunch at noon. Then again about 2:30 in the afternoon.
He leaves his truck...FULL OF MAIL AND PACKAGES ETC. parked in front of his house, and doesn't seem to give a shit WHO sees it, he does God knows what inside his house until about 4:30 pm.
Then he leaves, but he's back about 30 minutes later, roaring up the street in his car. Everyone around here has complained to the post office. They won't do a damn thing.
I work at home because of my kids, but I'll never figure out how he manages to pull off only working about 5 hours a day. AND he's rude.
Rent or borrow a video camera with an onscreen date / time stamp. Videotape your neighbor's activities for a few days. Send the tape to your local news consumer affairs reporter.
Hilarity will ensue.
They're treading on us. What's your poison?
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
-- Thomas Jefferson
Shit, why do you think becoming an Ex Patriot is happening with so much more frequency? The only way to cure the cancer, may be to starve it to death - leave the country with all of your money.
And go where? Damn near everywhere else is even farther Left.. Unless you steal / inherit / win a fortune. Then you can dictate your living arrangements damn near anywhere, if you grease enough palms. Look at Marc Rich. You can even get pardoned with enough money, especially if you pander to the Leftists.
"Rent or borrow a video camera with an onscreen date / time stamp. Videotape your neighbor's activities for a few days. Send the tape to your local news consumer affairs reporter.
Hilarity will ensue."
Posted by Gerry N at September 20, 2005 05:07 PM
Thanks much Gerry N. After getting nowhere with the post office, and getting one belligerent bastard after another returning the calls about my "complaint". I think your suggestion will make me feel loads better.