Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Well, some things work

This morning I had to go to the local Social Security office to take care of something.

Good: they actually got to me and dealt with the matter quite efficiently.

Bad: Getting into the building is like trying to get on an airplane: "Take off your belt, empty your pockets, walk through the scanner", etc.  Right PITA.

As has been noted before: when you scream "RACIST!" and "NAZI!" and so forth at anyone you don't like/don't agree with, the antibiotic becomes ineffectual.  And that'll be a problem someday.

Because the protesters really care, y'know.
“There are roughly 200 vehicles down there at last count, ranging from cars and pickups to rental trucks,” George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association, told Western Wire. “We’re going to have a very drastic situation trying to keep these vehicles from getting into the river — what everybody’s been trying to protect from Day One.”

If you're such a pc-brained moron that you scream 'Cultural Appropriation!' at a girl for wearing a turban, YOU SUCK.  YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.  STOP WASTING OXYGEN.

And crap like this is why so many people hear 'Trump is going to gut federal agencies!', and they cheer.
A federal appeals court declined to rehear a case brought against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for designating private property as critical habitat for an endangered frog that hasn’t lived on those lands for decades.

FWS officials designated 6,477 acres as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog in 2012. About 1,500 acres of the critical habitat was private land in St. Tammany Parish, despite the fact no frogs had been spotted there for decades.
"We need to take over your property just in case some of these frogs EVER show up there in the future" just doesn't cut it, you clowns.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re: removing belt etc. for canning. Had jury duty recently. Knowing I'd be scanned, I deliberately wore an EOD-style belt. Nylon belt, plastic buckle. Nothing there to trip the scanner. Nope Still had to some off. Idiots.

Re: Cultural appropriation. Fine. No turbans or dreadlocks on white people. No problem, so long as protesting ethnic group(s):

1) Give up pizza/Chinese or any other food not invented by your particular ethnicity.
2) No cars. You did not invent them. Also no planes, trains, busses, or even bicycles. Walk.
3) No computers. No cell phones. No video games. No Radio. No TV. No movies. You didn't invent them, you do not get to use them.
4) No modern housing. Live in tents/mud huts/yurts/log cabins/sod homes.
5) No indoor plumbing.
6) No access to modern medicine. No hospitals. No paramedics.
7) No Credit cards. No ATMs no wire transfers. You want to pay for something? How many heads of livestock is that worth to you?
8) No formal schooling (well, that may be a benefit, actually).

Etc. Etc. Two can play at that game.