Hannah Blog

July 30, 2014

“Limited resources” enhance discretion.

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 8:14 am

“Not enough money to do the job,” is potentially a positive from the perspective of public servants. It enhances their discretion by providing a justification for not doing the job they were hired to do. Discretion, of course, is the key to power on the part of our agents of government. Discretion allows them to escape the “musts” with which they are tasked and to substitute “mays.”
That’s the bottom line to the decision in Center for a Sustainable Coast, Inc. v. Turner and why the state’s Environmental Protection Division appealed a judge’s ruling telling it what to do. If the legislature doesn’t provide the funds to prevent environmental degradation, the degradation won’t be prevented. Therein lies the power of the purse, which the citizenry is constantly prompted to overlook by politicians focusing on how the purse gets filled.

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July 29, 2014

The P.O. as status symbol.

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 3:16 pm

Who knew? We’ve got some snotty residents on St. Simons Island who collect their mail at the Sea Island Post Office so they can pretend they live where they don’t. Now they’ve been discombobulated by the armed guards at the gates and collecting their mail has proved an inconvenience. Not to worry. The Sea Island Acquisitions people will just move the P. O. out of their exclusive enclave and give it a new home on St. Simons while they continue to pretend that the Sea Island Road is as exclusive as that cesspool on the dunes known as Sea Island. The patrons will even get to continue to use their special zip code so they won’t have to be identified with the hoi poloi on the main island.

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July 24, 2014

When conservation engineers speak of brush and noxious weeds.

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 8:07 am

You get a hint of the problem. Of course, the article I’m referencing was published way back in 2001.Bedford Lake TN
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July 23, 2014

Significance signifying nothing.

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 5:43 am

What the Republican party has come to.
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July 22, 2014

Except and Exempt

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 3:22 pm

These are two ex words that I don’t usually identify with the ex-men, who

explore
exploit
explode
export
execute
exclude
exact
exterminate, etc.
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July 20, 2014

Couldn’t Say It Better

Filed under: Down the drain,Economy — hannah @ 7:55 am

Than this.
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July 19, 2014

“Soaking” the citizenry

Filed under: another perspective,Down the drain — hannah @ 5:54 am

That’s one interpretation of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ version of the Environmental Protection Agency initiative to mitigate the spread of pollutants via storm water, stick it to the homeowners:
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July 17, 2014

Well, that seems to have worked

Filed under: Down the drain,hannah news — hannah @ 7:27 am

Hannah Blog has got no more comments since the template was removed. I’m not sure why that wasn’t recommended in any of the forums that have been discussing the problem of spammers hijacking comments for over eight years.
Removing the “comments off” line from the index page would make it neater, but not having the function is more important than getting rid of the symbol.

July 12, 2014

Petty Bureaucrat or what?

Filed under: Down the drain — hannah @ 1:43 pm

The Georgia DOT has been making a mess in Glynn County, on the coast, for some time. Sediments kept washing into creeks and the miserable silt-fences, haphazardly installed, didn’t work. So, the Environmental Protection Division came up with the novel solution to just reverse the flow of the stream–make it reverse back on itself.
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July 8, 2014

Institutional Capture

Filed under: Down the drain,hannah news — hannah @ 9:40 am

I think that’s the term which accurately encapsulates the “mistake” Dan Ford brings to our attention in Foster’s Daily Democrat.
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