29 October 2012

Our Tax Dollars At Work, and Other Things

Regular readers are aware that Alaskans do a LOT of business through Amazon and other on-line retailers, due to limited shopping resources here.

Granted, there are a LOT more stores here, now, than there were a decade ago when we arrived.

But as a convenience, things I order for our daughters are routinely shipped to my office, rather than home (for obvious reasons). A box of items intended for Christmas came in today's mail.

The oh-so-considerate mail carrier managed to cram a 9" wide package into my 8.8" mailbox, and I had to cut it open with a knife to remove the contents, in the building's lobby, before I could pull the package shell through the opening.

Cretins, politicians and public "servants" ... but I repeat myself.

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It's snowing lightly this afternoon, and there's snow in the forecast for much of the week. I'm not complaining, mind you: one look at the Atlantic weather map is enough to make me thank God that we're in no danger, here.

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I've heard several people talking quietly, among themselves, about what they plan to do to "any blankety-blank U.N. observers" on election day. Seriously, they're using language that made this old sailor blush.

The Alaska State Troopers reliably estimate that 60 percent of Alaskans are armed. IF there are any U.N. personnel up here to (cough, cough)monitor(cough) the election, I'd leave the blue helmets at home ... if I were you.

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I know that Mitt Romney has promised to grant waivers to all 50 states, excusing them from enacting ObamaKare. I know he's promised many things ... but I wonder how far a Romney administration would go toward rolling back the nigh-unbelievable predations on our Constitutionally-enumerated rights, the DHS, TSA, warrantless wiretaps, no-knock raids, and the indefinite detention of Americans on an executive's say-so?

The list is incredibly long, and there's much that should be done. I know the economy is one of the biggest irons in the fire right now, but has he mentioned things like that?


ProudHillbilly said...

Hee. We don't have home delivery and it's become a bit of a game for me to see how much they can stuff in my mailbox at the P.O. this election cycle. I must say, I'm impressed by their skill at that.

Sandy said...

Fighting with a mail box or a post office box to get a delivery out is ridiculious!! I worry when I receive packages if the item will be broken when shoved in that little box.

I think we're voting early, tired of dealing with the B.S.

In a couple of days (November 1st) guns will be allow to be carried openly, as long as you have your ccw license. This will be interesting for the local police.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, we've noticed their ability to overload the box at home, too. This is the first time my mailbox at work has been literally stuffed solid, though.

Sandy, I had the same concern today. I don't blame you for voting early, and welcome! to the open carry crowd. We have Constitutional carry here, of course, and it's no big deal.

Matt said...

Well Rev. Paul, just take it in stride. If the post office can get away with illegally forging my name, then they can most assuredly get away with stupid stuff like what they did with your package.

Rev. Paul said...

Matt, we all shared your outrage at what the USPS did, but are not surprised that they've pardoned themselves. No surprise, there.