Straws

You know, whenever we see reports of people going nuts and gunning down government officials (not cops or state troopers, just ordinary workers), we are justifiably appalled.

Should we be?  Try looking at these two little examples of governmental overreach.  In Connecticut:

A Connecticut selectwoman alleged on Facebook that she and her husband are facing a fine of $1,000 for violating the state’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Amy St. Onge (R), first selectwoman of Thompson, posted to Facebook that, on Labor Day, she and her husband Jason left home to visit their son Caleb, who is training at the Air Force base in Altus, Oklahoma, and preparing for his first deployment.
Upon the parents’ return, St. Onge said she received an email from the State of Connecticut informing her that she and her husband had violated Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive orders regarding travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s the thing:  somebody in government was either monitoring their Faecesbook account, or else responded to a fink’s complaint.  Either way, the response was uncalled-for and excessive.  (Connecticut is facing a massive budget surplus.  Just sayin’.)

Now Maryland:

Shawn Marshall Myers from Maryland threw two parties at his own home that violated the governor’s social distancing executive order and now he’s going to spend a full year behind bars.
They were at his own home and they were outdoor bonfire parties.
He threw one and the cops showed up and convinced him to break it up. He threw another less than a week later and he refused to tell his guests to leave when the cops arrived and told him to do so. He said he had the right to have a party at his house and told his guests not to leave.
And now he’s going to prison for a year.

Note, in the latter case, the following:

“He was given a warning,” Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington said. “It’s not like the police just swooped in there and said you’re going to jail. They gave him a warning.”

Yeah, that makes it all hunky-dory, of course.  You fucking little totalitarian cocksucker.

 

16 comments

  1. You should not dismiss the possibility that the Stasi in the first case was Facebook itself. They have thousands of employees that use AI to monitor user activity and it is simple enough to add state/local CV restrictions to the AI.

  2. I think in many cases a “Nazi” is nothing more than a small person who’s given a little bit of power and authority. Or a badge. I’ve had experience. Oh boy, I’ve had experience. Start with anyone at the DMV. Flash forward to a Records Clerk at a small town municipal courthouse. Anyone who’s ever been associated with a HOA. So on and so forth.

    The situation is far far worse when the “small person” is in their position of authority throw the magic of affirmative action.

    I maintain that we should simply fire 80% of the current bureaucracy at all levels (city, state, federal) and cut the salaries and benefits of the remaining 20%. Any extra monies saved by this practice should be used to build really really nice municipal firing ranges. Just an idea.

  3. The usual response of townspeople to overweening authorities in the 19th Century
    start heating up the barrels of tar – dipped, feathered, and ridden out of town on a rail

  4. speaking of governmental overreach, how about Alecia Kitts in Logan, Ohio watching her son’s middle school football game who was assaulted by the police at the request of a school resource officer.
    Can’t find anything recent on this one.

  5. Well, in the past, people have said not to announce plans on Facebook or on forums because one never knows who might be reading it and know where you live. This is just another variant on criminals swooping in and doing evil.

  6. The worst gov’t criminals are those on the bottom tiers for they are trying desperately to climb the ladder, which is based upon ass kissing, brown nosing, and ratting on as many people as possible. In other words, behaving like someone that needs killed. It won’t be long, maybe within the next year, if it lasts that long, when it will be open season on just about everybody.

  7. Nanny state wokescold whiny bitches are alive & well in the private sector too. I lost a client a couple years ago when I lampooned (on FB) some school somewhere that had proposed strategically placed buckets of hockey pucks for students & staff to use against armed intruders. I pointed out the appropriate tool for the task, which the client said made me “pro gun violence.” You can’t make this shit up.

  8. People have been conditioned to become petty tyrants when possible. Look at the use of the term Karen for those entitled folks. This is more like East Germany’s Stasi that employed as much as a third of their population as part time or full time informants on their neighbors, co workers and family members. That’s what the left wants, total control over everyone. They’ll use any technique and method to accomplish their control of anyone they can.

    It’s too bad these petty tyrants, Karens in the supermarket, HOA bullies, petty tyrants at all levels of government need to be removed from their positions where they have abused their power and responsibility. The local Karens need to be told to shut up then ignored.

    JQ

    1. “The local Karens need to be told to shut up then ignored.”
      ========
      It’s too late for that now. Things have went too far. You try that shit now and she’ll be on your ass like stink on a monkey, social media tools and all that. You’ll be attacked by the media, ostracized or fired from your work, or even ganged and beaten.

      Regardless of sex, there is only one way to deal with tyranny. Over the top instant violence. Then disposal of the corpse.

      1. Ghost,
        Reminds me of this cinematic gem:

        Nicky Santoro:
        A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. But you gotta do it right. I mean, you gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Otherwise, you’re talking about a half-hour to forty-five minutes worth of digging. And who knows who’s gonna come along in that time? Pretty soon, you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all f***in’ night.

  9. I wonder sometimes if it’s not intentional. It’s like if your neighbor gets a dog you don’t like, so you tease the dog, mistreat the dog, until it finally bites you and you complain and have the dog destroyed. So the Left pushes people until they break, then insist they be disarmed because they’re “dangerous”. Just like what’ll happen if someone decides “enough” WRT Antifa/BLM, or what has already happened with Rittenhouse.

    Problem is, the Left says they want to burn it all down, but they won’t like it if we actually start that bonfire.

  10. Y’know, I think I remember reading somewhere, can’t remember just where, might have been someone’s Christmas card list, maybe cooking instructions on a recipe, or coulda been maybe the owner’s manual for a lawn mower, something about “peaceably to assemble.” And, there might have been something about being entitled to the same rights in all states, maybe it was in an ad for mouthwash or something.

    Oh, wait, here it is:

    Amendment to the Constitution, Amendment 1:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Article IV, Section 2: 1: The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    Now, Amendment 1 does refer to “Congress,” not Governor Half-Ass of the Great State of Confusion, but it’s been determined, several times, in multiple venues, that “federal” outranks “not federal,” and one has to think on it some to understand that “allowed to peaceably assemble” has to involve “travel” of some kind even if it’s only down the hall, or next door. Or to another state where your child, parent, spouse or friend happens to be.

    That poor schmuck in Maryland – I’m tempted to say he deserved every bit of it for living in a Commie state, but I won’t – can probably win his case on appeal, but I’d suggest someone do a little deep thinking in the subject. As in “appeals cost lots and lots of money because lawyers are ‘spensive, but ammo, even at today’s prices, is pretty cheap.”

    I want to be very clear here, I’m not suggesting or recommending a course of action, but I could imagine a turn of events in which a group – as in a very large group, maybe millions, maybe a whole fucking country – decide paying lawyers over several years to convince government it should not do what it shouldn’t have done in the first place is not the best use of their time and money (interestingly, we actually have historical precedent to study on that particular issue….).

    I’d guess, though, it might involve that “assemble” thing first, which could, maybe, involve “traveling” to assemble, so there’s that.

    I just hope I live long enough to see how all this shit plays out. It’s gonna make for some real interesting television at the retirement home.

  11. Or a Molotov cocktail or two through “Karen’s” window might elicit the response from her neighbors, “That’s a Hell of a way to convince someone to mind their own fucking business.”

  12. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

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