Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Let them eat cake

“The much-awaited Inspector General’s report on the FBI [was] a white wash, because in Cloud People land, the only real punishment is a few negative sentences in a report no one will read. Dirt People go to jail, face real hardships and have to answer for their actions. That sort of stuff is for the peasants, not the beautiful people who are defending democracy. That’s just not how things are done in Washington. If the Dirt People don’t like that, well, ‘qu’ils mangent de la brioche.'”

AG Barr certainly is undermining the white wash. But his is a lonely voice.

Via The Z Man

Ignoring public opinion

I can’t get too riled up about the Austin Independent School District’s new sex education curriculum, not even the replacing of the terms mom and dad with “parents” since there will inevitably be a few kids who have two gay parents, male or female.

So what’s the problem? The real issue for me is the way the school board ignored 7,000 signatures on a petition to quash the new curriculum. They didn’t modify it at all and they voted for it unanimously. Screw you, voters. We’re in charge here.

Via PJMedia

Giants they were

Watching a Bob Hope-James Cagney dance routine (yes, Hope could dance) I was reminded of this recent essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson:

“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.”

Via PJMedia

The scorpion

When it appeared in the ceiling light fixture, after I’d switched a dead 40w bulb to a 14watt LED, my first thought was Bar’s bad reactions to hornet/wasp stings and such. Very bad reactions. Show-stopping reactions.

So Bugmaster is on the case and can’t come too soon. They advertise as scorpion exterminators. Then I’ll tell her, so her nightmares are fewer. And then I need to replace the LED with a CFL or incandescent.

LED’s won’t survive enclosed space. The things you learn when our thieving pols of both parties are paid off to put sales restrictions on Mr. Edison’s invention, the incandescent.

UPDATE:  Bugmaster can’t come until tomorrow, from 4 to 6.

The current proximate cause

Of President Trump’s impeachment, of course. The Dims and their bureaucrat allies haven’t given up since he declared for president. Despite the fact that, as usual, our multi-millionaire lifetime pols and their GS-whatever lackeys, were there first. They did it first.

“Never mind that they themselves were the originators and instigators of the current proximate cause — foreign meddling (in their cases Italy, Australia, the UK, and Ukraine that we know of so far) — it is Trump who must fall for this sin. They must protect their shallow bureaucratic lives at all costs, even if it means the dissolution of this democratic republic, this nation that we are supposed to love, even if it means civil war. Whatever happens, they will blame Donald Trump at the top of their Beltway lungs when they themselves are to blame.”

Via PJMedia

The pronoun fight

“This French teacher was fired for refusing to speak in a certain way that violated his conscience. He had pledged to refer to this girl by her chosen name in order to avoid the pronoun fight, but the school’s leaders deemed that insufficient. Instead, they pursued a transgender ‘crusade’ against the heresy of biological reality and traditional beliefs about men and women.”

Amazing that you can be fired for not playing this PC game. Glad I’m retired.

Via PJMedia

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As Milton Friedman would note