- 23 jun 2009 -
Is This Anything But INSANE?
check out these quotes:
...try taking a more humane attitude the next time...
"we support compassion..."
"...indicates he's not perfect," friedrich said, "and we're happy to say that we wish he hadn't."
in a nutshell, our position is this: he isn't the buddha, he's a human being, and human beings have a long way to go before they think before they act.and what is the subject of these quotes? well it seems that "during an interview for cnbc at the white house on tuesday, a fly intruded on obama's conversation...the president...smacked it dead." yes you read that right, president obama encountered a FLY (!) during an interview and he smashed it. these quotes refer to the president killing a FLY! one last thing, this is about a FLY!
I - N - S - A - N - E - !
- 19 jun 2009 -
in washington state the voters voted for $30 car tabs and a few years our govenment decided that we "needed" to replace our license plates EVERY SIX YEARS. supposedly the reflective properties wear off after that long (i still have all my plates and any one of them would relflect just fine. this letter to the editor was sent in to a local paper and expresses my thought pretty much exactly:
I really wish someone could explain to me how my $30 tabs are $77 for my 10-year-old car. And one of the multitude of "fees" was a $20 fee to replace my plates. Now, mind you, I did not request, nor do I need, new plates. What is the purpose of this fee, other than to suck more blood out of the taxpayers? That was the most ridiculous fee I have ever seen coming out of the government (and they have a limitless supply).
First of all, I highly doubt it costs that much to make new plates. Secondly, they stated on the notice that I would have to pay another $20 to keep my current plate number. What?!? What kind of nonsense is that? It took me five years to memorize this number, now I have to start all over? Does it really cost them an extra $20 to make my plates with the same number? It may not seem like much, but multiply those two $20 "fees" by millions of taxpayers in this state -- that's a whole lot of money going into their coffers.