It’s gummint. Why can’t it be both?

rushmore

I'm only about half sucker; so I knew it wasn't really true that Obama contracted helicopters to hover over Mount Rushmore with a big curtain. But I assumed it was true that the Amber Alert system was shut down.  Turns out Amber Alert, as a way of quickly notifying the public that a child has been abducted and is in immediate danger, is still functioning; it's just the website that's shut down because, if the website (not the program itself) is unmanned while the admins are furloughed, … [Read more...]

All politics is local politics

I have this newspaper picture framed: The article, which I believe ran in what was then the Monadnock Ledger, went like this: Junkyard owner Daniel Kingery can strip used cars, but he can't host strippers, according to zoning board members. The board on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Kingery, who sought to run a strip club in his junkyard by calling it a "cultural facility." He had been told by the town's code enforcement officer to close his club on Route 202 North. But Kingery … [Read more...]


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