“As Corrupt As Can Be”

Where do I start?

Lepage Corrupt

PORTLAND, Maine — At a town hall-style meeting in Newport on Thursday night, Republican Gov. Paul LePage was asked why there are so many fees associated with getting a cosmetologist license.

In response, the governor said state government is too big and too costly and that the state workforce is part of the problem. LePage told the crowd that he has control over appointed state workers, but has little authority over middle managers and other unionized state employees.

“The problem is, middle management of the state is about as corrupt as can be,” LePage said in remarks first reported by MaineToday Media.

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The host, no longer robust with endless stamina, is stumbling. The parasites are looking for any healthy tissue remaining. Above, see picture of top parasite. The top parasite wishes he had “more control.”

Maine State Employees Association President Ginette Rivard said state employees are “honest public servants” and that she was unaware of any corruption within the ranks of state government.

“These public workers do important work for all Maine people,” Rivard said. “For Gov. LePage to call them `corrupt’ is baseless and insulting to every public worker who has dedicated their lives to making Maine a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

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The parasites think they are benefitting the host. The only question remaining: When will the host fall for the last time, unable to get up, breathing its last shallow gasps of air?

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Fuck George AND Trayvon

The World waits with hushed silence for my thoughts on the over-reported, over-blogged, over-commented situation in Sanford, Florida. So here it is:

If GZ hadn’t gone looking for trouble, he wouldn’t have found it. Classic thug, cop wannabe. Nobody I’d want for a neighbor.

If TM had left his hoodie at home, pulled his pants up, tucked in his shirt, and turned his ball cap straight, he might still be alive. If you look like a gang-banger, expect to be treated as one.

This is just a tragic tale of two assholes who found eachother, with predictable results. I don’t weep for either one. And I sure am tired of hearing about it.

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Who Will Do These Things?

The arguments against freedom all seem to boil down to a question of who will provide all the services our government now provides. Notice I didn’t use snarky quotation marks around any of the words in the first sentence. That’s because I’d like to genuinely answer the following questions:

1.  In a state of pure freedom (anarchy), who will provide for my security, currently provided by police, courts, military, etc…?

Answer: You will.

2.  In a state of freedom, who will educate my children?

Answer: You will.

3.  In a state of freedom, who will help the poor?

Answer: You will.

4.  In a state of freedom, who will build the roads?

Answer: You will.

5.  In a state of freedom, without codified morality, i.e., laws, who will decide what is right or wrong?

Answer: You will.

6.  In a state of freedom, who will provide for me in my old age, or if I should become incapacitated?

Answer: You will.

I know what you’re thinking. Damn, Dave, that sure seems like a lot of work. Couldn’t we form a government to help out with some of that list? But the trade-off, the cost if you will, is that you lose your freedom. I don’t mind a little work, but I damn sure mind having my legs shackled. I think I could handle most of the above list.

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