"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bureaucratic Insanity

I could not resist posting this story as an example of the utter stupidity of unaccountable and unelectable meddling bureaucrats who are destroying the country that I grew up in by their sheer mindlessness and preening sense of self-importance. I have long suspected that many bureaucrats and officials who pull these sorts of stunts have deep psychological issues that prevent their minds from functioning in a rational manner.

Woodpecker-Saving Daughter Costs Mom $500, Possible Jail Time

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- Eleven-year-old aspiring veterinarian, Skylar Capo, sprang into action the second she learned that a baby woodpecker in her Dad's backyard was about to be eaten by the family cat.
"I've just always loved animals," said Skylar Capo. "I couldn't stand to watch it be eaten.



  1. makes me wanna throw up. we have a lot of work to do.

  2. Talk about disincentive to do the right thing; I'm sure the claim will be that ignorance of an obscure law is no excuse. Show me one person who knows all the laws from memory...

    He that is without sin, cast the first stone.

  3. The Dept of Fish And Wildlife is notorious for having employees that become rogue cops.
    When we owned a small family run salmon farm, they came armed to our site to harass us.
    We reported them and met with Wa St. F.W., and they were fire.
    We had several witnesses and these guys were clearly out to take the law into their own hands.

  4. Next time I'll make sure my cats eat any endangered birds in my backyard instead of breaking the law by saving them


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