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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