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Stimulate This

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by Bob

This weekend, I received in the mail, a letter from the Census Bureau telling me that I was going to receive a letter from the Census Bureau that will be asking me to fill out a special census count. In this letter telling me about the letter, there was a flyer in different languages saying the same thing. I immediately was upset by the waste that this obviously cost the American taxpayer. First, the time it took to put that together, the cost of printing and the cost of mailing … only to tell us they will be sending something. Why couldn’t they just send the Census and have us fill it out in one mailing? It seemed like a colossal waste of time and money, until I realized this was probably a stimulus package of some sort.

Of course, it has to be. The government, in all of its wisdom, decided that they would stimulate the economy by doing everything twice, thereby adding money to the economy in the form of wages for the printers, money going to the post office so they don’t have to close on Saturdays, and more money to all the people that put the flyers and letters together. Not to mention the paper mills, the recycling centers to deal with all the extra paper that everyone will ignore and throw out. GENIUS!

I’m glad that our government, no matter what party it is run by, and what department is represented, is doing the best that it can to stimulate and rejuvenate our economy.

 

Where Is Darwin When You Need Him

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2011 by Bob

I am not sure if it was yesterday, or today, or last week … but I heard a report on the radio that Al Gore said there were too many people. That people were causing too much pollution. That the United States of America needed to start enacting population control laws … or some such nonsense. Other countries do it, why shouldn’t we right?

Why do we need the government to get more up in our grills, making new laws. What they should do, and this would solve the problem Mr. Gore is worried about, is to get rid of some of the laws we already have.

The problem is apparently too many people right? We need to repeal some of the laws that protect us. A lot of these laws do indeed save lives, but most of them save lives of the people that shouldn’t be re-producing anyway. The Darwin principle. Survival of the fittest.

Let people eat trans fats, salt, foie gras, sugary drinks and buy booze on Sunday. Repeal helmet laws and seat belt laws. Make fireworks legal all year round. If people want to drive drunk, put them on a closed demolition track and let them have at it. Close all health clubs and sell Ephedrine laced water on every corner.

Take warning labels off of ladders, peanuts, and hair dryers. If someone wants to use their toaster in the tub, let ’em!

(I love children, and I would NEVER want harm to come to them so take this in the spirit it is meant)

Continue making drop side cribs, install crib bumpers at the factory, make everything with BPA and small parts that can come off with the slightest tug.

Let’s go back to the days when toys actually fired small projectiles, and magnets were in everything.

All of the things that are meant to protect us are the same things that are making us live longer and are now destroying the earth. Instead of the new pictures of rotting lungs, tracheotomies and whatever else they are putting on cigarette packs, maybe they should put pictures of dead lakes, melting ice caps and barren deserts on the packs to encourage smoking to help thin out the population.

Until next time, remember … “It’s important to rescue the frog.”

 

 

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