[powerpress] Every year there are stories of government agents dispensing the Spirit of Christmas. They never fail to warm the depths of my heart. One story that caught my eye while scanning the headlines today was of Christian Critzer, a Christmas tree farmer in Waynesboro, Virginia. Okay, technically these particular state thugs … [Read more...]
When is your private property not your own? Whenever a bureaucritter of the Nanny State says so.
We like to believe that when we make the most expensive purchase of our lives, our family home, we’re actually the ones who own it. It’s a fallacy, however, as more and more homeowners, if I can even call them that, are discovering across North America. When we buy a piece of land and a house, we believe we can do what we want with that land and home. Oh, we’re such … [Read more...]
Canadian Patriotism: Fly the Canadian Flag, get a fine, have a lien placed against your property
Did you know that Canadians have no right to fly the Canadian flag? As shocking as that sounds, as unpatriotic as that sounds, this is the reality here in the land of True North Strong and Free. Fly the Canadian Flag and you can be fined by your condo association and/or your municipality or both, depending upon where you live. How incredibly… patriotic. Imagine, if … [Read more...]
Union County police fine man for the “crime” of saving his son’s life
It sounds absurd, I know, but that's the net result of police actions in Winfield Park, New Jersey, earlier this month. Frank Roder thought he was doing a good thing when he took his son down to the Rahway River to feed the ducks. No sooner had Frank and his son arrived at the parking lot when his young son jumped out of the jeep and ran directly for the edge of the … [Read more...]
John Stossel on how everything, including common sense, has become illegal in America
Every day there is another asinine law passed, and every day there is another story of how some bureaucrat has abused a citizen because some rule buried in a regulation handbook says he can. John Stossel has made a career out of exploring all of this stupidity, and his latest entry into the absurd is called "Illegal Everything." If you think you've seen every bureaucratic … [Read more...]
Alberta Sheriff Thomas Bounds: Taking Insensitivity to an All-New Low
Thomas Bounds is a sheriff with the Alberta Sheriff’s Service. He requires, at a bare minimum, a severe reprimand and retraining to learn how to act like a human being, since he clearly has no clue at the moment. For his blatantly abusive and potentially life-threatening treatment of Bill Berry, a 52-year-old deaf and mute cancer survivor, Sheriff Thomas Bounds should really … [Read more...]
Tom MacLachlan: Bureaucrat’s Rule #1 sucks, doesn’t it?
Tom MacLachlan was just doing what I’ve personally done numerous times… he was dropping coins into parking meters to prevent a couple of total strangers from getting a parking ticket. I must admit, there is an odd pleasure that comes from knowing you’ve prevented someone from getting a parking ticket. That feeling is enhanced, even more strangely, by the knowledge that the … [Read more...]