Category Archives: Government

Life Hacks: Get the Police to Respond Faster

You know when you have one of those little fender benders, no one is hurt, and no one’s really upset; and it takes forever for the police to show up to do the paperwork?

You want the police to show up faster? When you ring the dispatcher, tell them there’s a car parked illegally. Revenue generation is the one of two non-food-related motivations the police respond to.

When they show up to ticket the illegally parked car, you can say it took off. “Oh, but since you’re here…”

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Labor Day

So in the US, today is Labor Day, a supposed celebration of the contribution to society that laborers have made. Of course, in that American tradition of not being honest, Labor Day is in reality a celebration of unions. You know, those organizations rife with corruption (police, teacher) with ranks full of lazy or incompetent members (police, postal services).

So you can tell I’m not a fan of unions in this country. But I had an interesting thought this morning. My wife and I were in Safeway to pick up some things we needed for dinner. Both Safeway and King Soopers (a Kroger brand) are union shops. And those employees were at work on Labor Day. They weren’t able to celebrate the made-up holiday dedicated to them. I’m non-union and I get the day off.

Now, I’m not opposed to having an extra day off; I welcome any opportunity to not have to make the drive to Denver. But like most things the government decrees, the day doesn’t seem to help the people it’s supposedly celebrating. How typical is that?

Just a thought. For the record, I’m all for government taking days off. It’s one fewer opportunity they have to screw us out of our money.

Well… Duh

It’s hard not to comment on this one. Apparently, some members of the US Congress have their panties in a wad over Amazon’s facial recognition software.

The Congressmen were angry at the results of a report which showed that Amazon’s facial recognition software, Rekognition, had identified 28 legislators as potential criminals.

My only response is: Well, aren’t they?

I mean, they’re members of congress — of course they’re criminals.

So-Called Professionals

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee that parked this truck was carrying a sidearm. Never mind the fact that the only reason a parks and wildlife employee should be armed is as a representative of an oppressive, authoritarian, fascist government, let’s ask an even more fundamental question:

If he couldn’t hit a target as large as a parking space with his truck, why should I have any confidence in his ability to properly use his sidearm?

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Cal-Exit? See Ya!

A small group of outspoken whiners in California has decided that the Republic of California should secede from the US. Their motto? California is a Nation, not a state.

Now, this probably won’t manage to get on the ballot, but it is happening in California; so it’s entirely possible. I’ve been hearing about this movement ever since Trump won the election; because there’s always talk of states seceding from the union when someone they didn’t like becomes president. Normally reason prevails; but, again: California.

When I first heard of this, my thought was simple: if this comes to a vote, the rest of the country should get to vote on it as well. Such an action would, after all, affect the country as a whole. And they’re a liberal enclave always teaching the whole is more important than the individual. For the record, I would happily vote to let California secede, taking its 55 liberal electoral votes with it. That’d save the rest of the country billions in federal aid as well. With a win-win proposition like that?

Buh-bye, California.

You’re a Politician… and You Expect Me to Believe You?

It’s no secret that I’m a conservative individual. I don’t buy into the Religions of American Liberalism. I believe in Absolutes.

One Major Tenet of the Modern Liberal Religion is that of Global Warming, or as they’re calling it now, Climate Change. Obama said in one of his State of the Union speeches that the debate on climate change is settled, that climate change is a fact. climate change is a fact. Those are pretty close words to an Absolute, spoken by a Priest of Liberalism who should know better than to deal with such nasty concepts as facts. Similarly useless presidential hopeful Clinton has uttered similar statements closely resembling Absolutes. I-Want-To-Be-Relevant-Again Priest of the Liberal Religion Bill Nye has made himself a eunuch of Global Warming Climate Change as well.

So why, if the biased paid-for scientists all agree that Global Climate Warming Change is a fact and not an eco-mental-social-fascist movement designed to control humans through an invisible fear, do I not subscribe to the theory? How can I, in the face of all the evidence presented by these Climate Change Fundamentalist Religious Fanatics, still doubt and outright disbelieve it?

There are several amusing reasons: Like how the weather forecast can’t get a week’s worth of weather right. Or the knowledge of how climate models are weighted with bias to get a certain result, just like any other model: they’re GIGO models. Garbage In Garbage Out. I could point out that Hillary Clinton has made a habit of defending herself when she’s embroiled in her Scandal Of The Week with the words “I can’t recall” or “I don’t recall”; so why, exactly, should I believe you about something like this? Hmm?

Let’s ignore the fact that historically, a warmer planet is better for humans than a colder one. Warmer planets have longer growing seasons, which means there’s more food for everyone. Never mind the idea that the concept of Settled Science is a bad idea to introduce. To have the concept of Settled Science means we’ve given up trying to learn anything in that area of science.

You are effectively dead when you stop learning. The rest is just biology.
–My personal belief

The biggest reason I simply will not accept “the science is settled” is that ‘scientists’ are still discovering species on our planet. If they can still be finding new species they’ve never seen before, they’re almost certainly wrong about climate change.

There is no such thing as settled science.