Category Archives: Down the drain

Poor management

We really ought to be appreciative. The Republican party is hanging all its dirty linen in public to be inspected and to educate. Bankruptcies, divorces and living off the public dole can’t all be categorized as planned. Pence sort of completes the picture by adding a dollop of moral stricture that his partner just alludes to in passing. Yes, Pence is probably worse ’cause he’s got that deprivation down pat.

Strange Status

It’s strange. The people in the Party of No, who set such importance on status, have effectively managed to demonstrate, once and for all, that the Presidency of the U.S. is of no importance at all– by proposing a slew of candidates not even qualified to do nothing. A billion dollar loss in one year is certainly less than nothing. That’s not even evidence of planning to fail.

Failure by Design or Planning to Fail

Somebody slipped the New York Times some old state tax returns for the Rude Dude. Just one year’s failure could guarantee no federal taxes due for 18 years. The ‘Party of No’ has perfected the art of not doing to advantage their donors, most of whom have enough smarts not to expose the works.

When enterprise is focused on finance, there are no goods and services produced.

The Rude Dude is put in his place.

The odd thing is that, in order to do it, the dude has to be described as if he were a woman.

“Imagine a woman who showed up [to a presidential debate] unprepared, sniffling like a coke addict and interrupting her opponent 70 times. Let’s further imagine that she had 5 kids by 3 men, was a repeated adulterer, had multiple bankruptcies, paid zero federal taxes and rooted for the housing crisis in which many thousands of families lost their homes. Wait… there’s more: she has never held any elected office in her life.”

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What’s the Matter with Georgia?

What’s the matter with Georgia? Well, for one, the “protectors” of our coast, the ocean’s shore and our marshes, are on a “mission” to promote economic development.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Georgia Coastal Management Program to balance economic development in Georgia’s coastal zone with preservation of natural, environmental, historic, archaeological, and recreational resources for the benefit of Georgia’s present and future generations.

In other words, the object of preservation is to insure there’s some nature to destroy later. It’s a homocentric vision.

For another, our “protectors” seem to have no sense of time. We are now in the year 2016. So, what does a recent report cover?

Click to view the recent report: Accomplishments of the Georgia Coastal Management Program (2008-2011)

Will they ever catch up? Given that management is the objective, one suspects not. Management is obviously a synonym for control and, as we know from “pest control,” the goal is neither prevention nor elimination, as evidenced by this statement.

The Coastal Nonpoint Source Program is housed at CRD’s sister agency, the Environmental Protection Division. This program is a requirement of states participating in coastal management programs. Georgia’s program focuses on the development and promotion of sustainable growth tools in order to enhance state and local efforts to manage land-use activities that degrade coastal waters and coastal habitats.

At least they’re honest. Their goal is to “enhance …efforts …that degrade…”

If you think that’s not what they meant, then explain how it happens that’s what we’ve got — continued degradation of the Georgia Coast.

Blaring siren

A blaring siren is hard to ignore. It needs to be silenced. The question is at what point does speech become a blare?

I wonder if “blare” is morphologically related to “blöd.” Do stupid creatures make blaring noises? That is, of course, a matter of perception. One person’s blare is another’s song? Or not?

Are mothers’ voices imprinted on fetal brains so that they register as an irritant ever after? Does that explain the apparently widespread misogyny?

How to penalize non-performance?

When you hire someone to do a job and they don’t show up, what are going to do? Hire someone else and keep your fingers crossed. Of course, if the job is to prosecute malefactors and non- performance lets them get away, there’s no recourse. So, that’s the fix Pam Bondi seems to have left the citizens of Florida in. Will they throw her out of office?
These musings have nothing to do with the fact that I’ve spent most of the day waiting for plumbers. LOL