As I've posted many times. Each level of government should control that which can't be regulated below them and no more. You can't fight vice in your community, but the city can. That's their responsibility. You can't establish safe driving speeds for your state, but your state representatives can. That's their responsibility. You can't close Gitmo, but your federal officials can. That's their responsibility.
The Universities can control the BCS and the US Congress shouldn't stick their motherfucking noses into it, nor the God damn (with all due respect) President. And the NFL and NBA can handle their leagues. No federal involvement is necessary. If you have a son playing in playoffs they might well be injured or worse with multiple "playoff games". Get over it.
I'm basically a Libertarian when it comes to governing. Do what's necessary for the US/states/counties/cities to function efficiently, care for the people, and not one fucking thing more.
It took some kind of nerve to pull off a recent theft - from the Fort Des Moines Correctional Facility.
A thief absconded with a flat-screen TV after attending a program at the Des Moines facility for former prison inmates.
He nearly got away with the crime by using the cover of budget-induced darkness.
Authorities believe a man took the TV, valued at $400, from a dark conference room at the prison facility.
Two men initially avoided detection because budget cuts have left the prison short-staffed. The conference room surveillance cameras did not spot them because lights had been turned off to save money.
And of course we (I) must mention the poster city.
The headline reads: Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many.
COLORADO SPRINGS — This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric.
More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled.
The parks department removed trash cans last week, replacing them with signs urging users to pack out their own litter.
Sometimes those in charge are cutting services in the wrong fucking places. Police? Lighting? Firefighters? Vice police? Its up to you to decide if this is what you want and, if not, to scream your lungs out at the "man*".
Now the pack-out-your-own-litter bit is completely reasonable. It's worked for campers and back country trekkers for years.
Don't give me any shit about the picture. I realize coal black is not happening anywhere. Except in my heart.
*Generic term for men, women, LGBTUs (i.e.) anyone who can serve in government and fuck you up.
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