I paid $110 for PRIORITY and it took EIGHT DAYS to get my parcel from downtown San Francisco to the San Francisco airport, a distance of 14.8 miles. A turtle could have done that in four days. Seriously, I looked it up. An ordinary box turtle cruises 0.17 mph; it could make it from the Rincon Center post office to the cargo terminal of SFO in 87 hours. The United States Post Service took 179 hours to make the same trip.
And I had to wait in line at the post office. There is no line at the turtle store. I could have popped in, bought a turtle, strapped the parcel to its shell, and it would have gotten there in less than half the time.
Can I get a refund here? A partial refund? A complimentary box of turtle food? Anything? here….by jeffli6 with 4 comments
All of these asshat dems not going to the inauguration wouldn’t piss me off, I would just shut it all down, all the pomp and circumstance.
Do a private ceremony in the White House and call it a day. Fuck the networks, the brown nosers, the brown shirts, the whiny ass demonstrators, don’t give them a forum.
Hell I would do the swearing in at Trump Tower, that would really piss ‘em off.
Reader Toejam comments –
Trump flies to Moscow and goes into the Kremlin to take the oath with Vladimir Putin conducting the ceremony.” - Hilarious!by jeffli6 with 7 comments
Hohmann also believes small towns, which tend to lean Republican, are in the bull’s-eye.
“What we can say is this – while the refugee resettlement has been chugging along under the radar in this country for 35 years, leading to the explosive growth of mosques and Islamic centers in the United States, I do believe that under Obama there has been more of a concerted effort to distribute Third World refugees into smaller communities,” Hohmann said. “How else do you explain that Stone Mountain, Georgia, has received more Syrian refugees than New York City? Or that rural Nebraska leads the nation in refugees per capita, with rural North Dakota right behind? Here…
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With the upcoming inauguration of the Donald I wondered what real changes could be done by an aggressive administration charged with shrinking the federal government. I fired up the Google machine and looked for a list of all federal agencies, most of the .gov sites gave you links to the main departments that have hundreds of other agencies that fall under their jurisdiction. This Wiki link actually covered the all the agencies with links to smaller departments or bureaus, I scrolled through at a regular pace and it took me five minutes to get through by just scrolling. To read each agencies name I would imagine would take a good half hour, to open each link to other departments on the entire list would take you hours.
Just hit the link and scroll through….I’ll wait.
Staggering isn’t it.
There are over 22 million ***government (state, local, & federal) employees backed by various unions with full benefit packages. This does not include private contractors that feed off the government trough. The size of the monstrosity is astounding and efficiency is underwhelming to say the least.
I checked out a few obscure departments I had never heard of, even read through some of their financials. The amount of money handed these two agencies is hundreds of millions annually. I see no need whatsoever for either one of the departments other than good intentions, both could be eliminated.
There are billions and billions to be saved if a Trump administration has the courage to do so. If a part time blogger like me can glean enough information to determine that a few agencies could be shuttered imagine what people who get paid to put the hammer down could do.
A strange coincidence, Moobattery posted a story about government waste including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the two departments I mentioned above was a down menu department of the….NIH.
If Big Government were deliberately wasting you money as absurdly as possible to rub it in your face that you are powerless to stop it, what would it do differently from this?
A report released by a Republican senator Tuesday reveals the U.S. government spent over $800,000 to investigate monkey drool.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake published the “Wastebook: PORKemon Go,” which highlights 50 examples of government waste that cost taxpayers approximately $5 billion.
One such waste was the taxpayer-funded study of monkey drool that cost $817,000. The government agency, National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided two grants to the State University of New York at Buffalo to look into monkey drool.
***I was informed by a reader that my 22 million workforce of federal employees was incorrect which is true. I should have written all government employees which encompasses state, local, and federal levels. H/T to Dennis for the correction.by jeffli6 with 5 comments
These people just don’t get it. This high minded nose in the air intellectual I’m better than you attitude is what cost them the election in the first place. It doesn’t get more insulting than this. via Weasel Zippers