Friday, June 03, 2005

Click it or Ripoff

Sheriff Lou Baca, alleged sheriff of Los Angeles County, is once again having his annual whine-in at the Supervisors' offices for more money to run his already bloated agency. He wants yet another county referendum to increase the sales tax to buy more politically correct, but largely ineffectual officers to cruise the ever shrinking county (as the cities annex more land) looking for schlubs who aren't wearing seat belts in their cars.

I guess all those intersection red-light enforcement cameras aren't paying off as well as he thought, eh? Fade in to the Sheriff's fancy hardwood-panelled conference room with the seven-figure teak conference table (seating for thirty).

Sheriff: "Dammit, those assholes are actually stopping for the red lights!

Ass't Sheriff: Yes, but there's a marked increase in rear-end collisions at thos intersections.

Sheriff: Who cares? We can't fine anyone for a rear-ender. Let's increase the fine for not wearing a seat belt.

Coincidentally, the state, in order not to lose federal highway funds that they'll use to fund the recent state senate and assembly salary hikes, has ordered a statewide program to increase seat belt compliance.

Folks, I'm not used to this. I don't usually let stuff get to me, but here we are in the midst of a war against a bunch of savages that couldn't even manufacture the turbans on their heads without Western help, battling against a government that's spending more money messing with its own citizens than effectively fighting the evil "terrorists" who are battling us with weapons we politely gave 'em, and I gotta remember to buckle my seat belt?

O! The pressure!

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

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