Great excuse for being a abusive jerk with a badge:' You should've known your neighbors.'
Deputy Ivan Rodriguez, you're a jerk hiding behind a badge. Simple as that.
We could use a few of Mr. Farage here.
Then, in 2010, Farage became a global Internet sensation by raining on
the EU's most ridiculous parade — the inaugural appearance by the first
supposed "President of Europe," not a popularly elected or even
parliamentarily accountable figure but just another backroom deal by the
commissars of Eutopia. The new "President" was revealed to be, after
the usual Franco-German stitch-up, a fellow from Belgium called Herman
van Rompuy. "Who are you?" demanded Farage from his seat in the European
Parliament during President van Rompuy's address thereto. "No one in
Europe has ever heard of you." Which was quite true. One day, Mr. van
Rompuy was an obscure Belgian, the next he was an obscure Belgian with a
business card reading "President of Europe." But, as is his wont, Nigel
warmed to his theme and told President van Rompuy that he had "the
charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk." A
few days later, having conferred in their inner sanctum, the Eurocrats
ordered Farage to make a public apology. So he did — to low-grade bank
clerks for having been so ill-mannered as to compare them to President
van Rompuy. He was then fined 2,980 euros (about $4,000) for his
impertinence, since when he has referred to the European president as
Rumpy-Pumpy, a British synonym for a bloody good shag.
But don't worry, Obamacare will be ALL different...
"My individual case is horrible," said Oliver Mitchell, a former
Marine who in 2009 exposed the mass cancellation of medical appointments
to hide long backlogs at the veterans’ hospital in Los Angeles.
Mitchell was stripped of his duties, put on administrative leave and
eventually separated from the agency shortly after he reported the
purging of medical appointments to the inspector general.
The IG closed Mitchell's complaint after VA officials claimed the "mass purge" of appointments was within policy. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency that is supposed to protect whistleblowers, also dropped his case.
Mitchell said he got no help from either office....
"I think that’s the culture of the agency. When you don’t join the party line this is what they do to you," Mitchell said.
Amazing how many people I know who say "Yes, this is terrible, but Obamacare will be DIFFERENT! It will WORK!"
In a pigs ass.
I have now scraped more than half the bedroom floor; that's a LOT of flakes of old finish. Now I've got to get boxes so I can move the books downstairs, then the shelves so I can scrape under them and so forth. Once that's all done, move everything else, rent the sander and buy pads and sand it, raise the grain and sand lightly again, then the finish. It'll mean a few days sleeping on the couch, but I think it should come out well.