There is very little that government bureaucracy does not turn into a nightmare. A two mile stretch of road in a small Massachusetts town is a perfect example of this fundamental principle. Twice in the recent past, a squabble between highway departments at two levels caused this stretch of road to be closed for hours, … Continue reading Government Bureaucracy turned a small town road into a nightmare.
It's forgivable that Ben Franklin didn't include governmental bureaucracies with death and taxes as being the only certainties of life. After all, he died 143 years before that other Franklin – Roosevelt – laid the groundwork for the America's administrative state. This revelation came to me in early October, five days after my wife passed … Continue reading Social Security death benefit is cheap but actually wasteful
All was well the day of my daughter's surgery. Despite waiting an additional two hours because of a higher priority case, the surgeon came out around 4 pm to tell me everything was finished and looked great. He said someone would arrive in about 15 minutes to take me to my daughter's recovery room. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Make the bureaucracy great again
For this post, I collected a whole lotta links on Education Expert Stupidity. At the start, I was all geared up for apoplexy. I’m talking outrage of the eye-twitching, blood vessel-bursting kind. Writing is a journey, however, and the destination is often a surprise. Certainly, idiocy is in no short supply. But at the end … Continue reading Education Experts Gone Wild
...had an article (via Glenn) that is a scathing critique of the City and how it is run, two things jumped out at me, neither of which were a surprise: #1 The Rush was Right moment. If you actually Listen to Limbaugh show, you will note that for years he's said that liberals are all … Continue reading The San Francisco Weekly