Hunger For Power.
It rolls downhill and touches your lives in the most ridiculous of ways. Because when power hungry people go unchecked, they can’t stop looking for ways to punish and control you. Power Hungry people are insatiable.
Please read these little stories and tell me that your government, right in your own county, town, or city isn’t out of control, power-hungry, and treating itself like it is YOUR customer.
Yes, that’s right, folks. They shuttered a four year old’s lemonade stand. If this isn’t power out of control, let me know what is.
CORALVILLE, Iowa – Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn’t have a permit.
Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reports that an officer told Abigail Krutsinger’s dad on Friday that she couldn’t run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville. RAGBRAI is The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which ended Saturday.
The city ordinance says food vendors have to apply for a permit and get a health inspection.
A. Four. Year. Old’s. Lemonade. Stand. Is Iowa OD-ing on corn? You can let the government of Coralville, Iowa know how stupid they look to you here.
Well, if that doesn’t simply piss you off and have you wondering what the hell is going on here with the local seizing of outrageous power to the point of ludicrousness, then try this cruel and inhumane bullshit:
Here’s a BATSHIT CRAZY, POWER HUNGRY, ANAL RETENTIVE city that shut down the yard sale of a terminal cancer patient who was trying to raise money to pay her medical bills.
Can you see that she is at the end of her rope? What do you think of her power-hungry, batshit crazy city?
According to KATU-TV in Salem, Ore., Jan Cline, a woman with terminal bone cancer, has been holding yard sales to raise money to pay off her bills.
But Cline recently received an unfortunate notice from the city of Salem: She is breaking the law, and the city is shutting her yard-sale operation down.
Why ever would they do this? Because Salem has a law that says a person can only have three yard sales in one year.
Well, Ms. Cline. You broke the rule. This must be a VERY important law. After all, there wouldn’t be such a law if more than three goddamned garage sales a year ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY weren’t so damned dangerous or something!
So, Ms. Cline, I guess your city thinks your horrible law breaking by having more than three yard sales to PAY YOUR MEDICAL BILLS is just Over The Top, woman! Guess you’ll just have to go bankrupt or die or something so the city of Salem can be safe from criminals like you.
You can go here if you want to let the City of Salem, Oregon know that it’s too bad Jan Cline is the terminal one instead of the miserable, anal retentive yahoo who thought up this law that has no exceptions and makes it impossible for this women, who is TERMINAL, to pay her medical bills. Perhaps they can just go over to her own PRIVATE PROPERTY and shoot her in the head instead. And perhaps I would rather have pins in my eyes than move to a city that behaves this way to a dying woman trying to raise funds for her own survival.
Where the hell is the heart in this country? How did governments in the USA get so out of control, intrusive and dictatorial? When did Public Service come to mean the Public Serves Them?
I’d like to say I’m glad you don’t live in one of these two dictatorial, Out Of Control With Rules cities, but face it gang, this kind of shit in one degree or another is happening to all of us. In NY, it’s “Authorities”. Unelected, unselected, appointed, paid for by the taxpayer, the antithesis of Democracy, and Lording over everyone, treating them like dog crap, with no recourse because you must RESPECT OUR AUTHORITAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
I don’t know about you, but in NY, when a government wants you captive and cowering, they create themselves that Authority, appoint their meanest relatives to the board, to which you WILL answer….or suffer the consequences. And don’t you dare question them either. Just pay for their salaries (which will go up every year) and shut the hell up. You’re lucky they let you continue on at all. And that doesn’t even include all the ridiculous inexplicable individual local ordinances that keep you as hobbled as possible.
What’s your local government up to that stinks of outrageous hunger for power and control? Is this your local government’s logo yet? If not, give it time, because crap rolls downhill and DC is setting the example: