The residents of Anchorage are upset at the lack of plows on the city streets. The Mayor told them they have a choice: snowplows or police officers.
Have you noticed that every single time there's a budget shortfall, every public entity cries that "ZOMG!!11!!Eleventy!! we're gonna lay off cops, firefighters, and paramedics!" It's never trash collectors, teachers, or the flower-pot waterers from the Parks Dept.
Why is that, do you suppose? (I already know the answer, and it includes "fearmongering", "knee-jerk reactionary" and "pandering". But do tell.)
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I note with a great deal of amusement that the rioters at last week's Presidential inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, a District of Columbia charge which includes up to $25,000 in fines and 10 years in prison.
Isn't it just too rich? I can't stop grinning.