Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Feds regulate your savings accounts

Imagine my surprise when I tried to transfer some savings to checking this morning and was told by the bank’s robot that I had already reached the federal limit of six transfers in one month.

Never heard of it? Neither did I. Invasion of the bureaucracy!

Via LifeHacker

Austin gone squatter

Already ruling over among the most crowded (and expensive-to-live-in) cities in Texas, the far-left Austin city council has now decreed that street camping is legal everywhere in the city—except in parks and around (naturally) city hall.

Squatters panhandling for booze and drug money are legal to set up right outside your door, Ms Businessperson and Mr Homeowner “…and the garbage, feces, urine, used needles and other issues associated with legalized squatting that we have all already seen in Los Angeles and San Francisco.”

The police are not taking it well: “…the Austin Police Association has raised an unofficial revolt online. In a series of posts on Facebook, the APDs union and public relations arm have detailed the utter stupidity of this policy in polite, even political, language.”

Quite stupid, liberals. And sure to lead to violence. Fair warning: better stay out of the rancho’s neighborhood, campers. Some of us are armed and dangerous.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE: The American left is seriously out of control

Bad deals

While Dims prattle on about the Green “New Deal,” they’re conveniently forgetting a UCLA study that found the old New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by almost a decade.

“The downturn of 1937-38 was preceded by large [federally-mandated] wage hikes that pushed wages well above their NIRA levels, following the Supreme Court’s 1937 decision that upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. These wage hikes led to further job loss, particularly in manufacturing…Our research indicates that New Deal labor and industrial policies prolonged the Depression by seven years.”

An enacted Green New Deal is likely to start one. Not that the Dims or their stenographers in the media care, so long as the graft is good.

Via WSJ

The shot across Mueller’s bow

“The [special counsel’s report] suffers from an extraordinary legal defect: It quite deliberately fails to comply with the requirements of governing law…

“This species of public report has no basis in the relevant regulations and no precedent in the history of special/independent counsel investigations.”

It’s a political report, says Trump’s lawyer Emmett T. Flood, not a prosecutorial one. More to come.

Via PowerLine

Smear artist Mueller

His “report” is a pastich of awfulness by the president, an outrageous display of bias on every page. He had the authority from Rosenputz to investigate the abuse of the FISA system that started it all. The hoax.

Instead he’s provided a blueprint for the Dims to follow to impeachment. Which is obviously what he wanted. He left nothing to chance. He’s a dirty cop covering for other dirty cops. A smear artist. Shameful.

UPDATE: U.S. Rep Louie Gohmert on Mueller: “This is not a good man.”

Clapper sings

Bronco’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confesses to CNN:

“If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.

“President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.”

Well, that clears that up. Trump has Bronco to thank for 2+ years of harassment.

Via Gateway Pundit

Smoke stops

Amtrak is government railroad, so it gets the full nanny state treatment. Red and white warning signs abound, even on the spendy private bedroom windows to mar the view. But the No Smoking rule has taken some hits from the staff as well as the passengers.

Such that there are “smoke stops” of about five minutes between major stations. I mingled with two conductors smoking in black-dark rural Kansas on the Southwest Chief’s route to Trinidad and a sleeping car attendant on the Sunset Limited run to San Antonio. San Antone being a two-hour layover while cars and engines are rearranged. Some go to Austin, some to El Paso, New Orleans, and Chicago.

Some passengers don’t wait but light up in their private rooms and the cooling/heating system spreads the smoke throughout the sleeping car. If they can catch you, as we were all reminded every so often on the public address system, they’ve threatened to put you off at the next stop wherever it may be. But when they’re already understaffed…