Excellent parable. It also illustrates the different methodologies in
capturing wild pigs. We right-wingers wouldn't go to all the trouble of corn
and fences and time.
We'd just shoot the porkers the first day.
Only Texans that have sheep are Aggies.
Brought them back as war brides after the mistaken invasion of New Zealand
(which is a whole 'nother story that had something to do with a muskrat and
a jar of mayonnaise - I never was too clear on the details).
Unfortunately, it was the preceding President who oiled the gate's
hinges and put a stronger spring on the closer.
Not totally true. Have you priced paving lately? No individual can
afford many of the things we insist, rightly, that government carry
out. It's at the point of deciding what's right for the government to
do, and what isn't, that people differ.
Yup. But when was the line crossed? Maybe with something as simple,
and old, as the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the U.S. and
tripling or quadrupling its real needs for government intervention? It
sure isn't a recent phenomenon that government grew beyond reasonable
But the government's not interested in doing things cheaply.
I invented a biped that attaches to a shovel handle to keep the shovel in an
upright position. I tried to sell my invention to several local governments
on the basis that my device could cut labor costs - no longer would a work
crew digging a hole have to have a couple of people on the payroll whose
sole purpose was to keep shovels vertical.
I concluded that governments weren't interested in saving money.
Or ride motorcycles. Or jump from perfectly good airplanes. Or SCUBA dive.
Or ski. Or own firearms. Or are presumed genetically predisposed to early
failure of some sort. Or don't wear sunscreen. Or...
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