If you can hack it, it may be wise for you to spend a little time in some liberal strongholds, just to see the goofiness that goes on in the name of liberal government.
Today in Oregon, I saw big signs posted all over the entrances to convenience stores, proclaiming that it is against the law, in Oregon, to pump your own gas, or to top off your tank.
Some tree hugger in Oregon managed to convince the already loony state legislature, that topping off the gas tank in your car, harms the environment. That's right bro, if you ask the attendant to "fill 'er up", you are a lawbreaker.
Bad laws make criminals out of good people. A simple truth that liberals have a hard time understanding.
So, let me understand. In a state where you can legally kill yourself, you are considered too dumb to pump your own gas. That's liberalism for you.
One station manager told me he had law enforcement officials hanging around to make sure that the "gas jockey", (the guy/gal who can legally handle the horribly complicated gas pump) doesn't go more than a click when filling your car.
New Jersey has the same goofy law. Aren't libs fun? In a state with ballooning deficits, budget crises, and falling revenues, what are the lawmakers concern with? You pumping your own gas.
A couple of years ago, I had the "pleasure" of traveling through New York State. Unreal. Expensive toll roads, well, actually...expensive everything.
I pulled into a truck stop outside Binghampton, NY. It was chilly, about thirty degrees. After parking, I did some paperwork, and suddenly there was a knock on my door. It was some little gal, all duded up in a fancy uniform, with a fancy badge, and she informed me that I would have to shut my truck off.
The little police gal told me that New York had a law that prohibited idling my truck for more than five minutes. Naturally, I was not happy about having to freeze to death while waiting to make my delivery the next morning, so, I said "No", and explained that I was not going to shiver all night in the truck just to please a bunch of wacko liberals. She explained that I had about one minute to shut the truck off, or pay a large fine. ($250)
Just then, my dog, Pedro, jumps up on the passenger seat. The little lady truck idling cop says, "Wow, you have a dog? Well then, never mind." !!!!! What?!!
I am just trying to understand liberals folks. So, it is okay for me to freeze, but not my dog? In the fantasy that is the liberal mind, the human can freeze, but save the dog. Gotcha!
I went inside the truck stop to eat. There was another uniformed officer at the counter in the truck stop. He was inspecting every single pack of cigarettes in the place to make certain that they all had the New York State tax stamp on them.
Later that evening, I heard some chatter on the CB radio, and listened in. One driver was complaining that someone broke into his truck and burglarized his truck while he was inside getting a shower. Another driver asked him if he had called the police. "Yes", the man answered, "I called them an hour and a half ago."
Again, I am just trying to gain perspective on how the liberal mind works. There were cops around to hassle me about my truck, cops around to make sure that cigarette taxes got paid, but when someone was actually victimized, no police available.
Then there is Illinois. My gawd, you could write volumes on the insanity that goes on in Illinois, but I'll point out just one. Illinois has tolls road all over the place, expensive toll roads. some of the toll roads, you grab a ticket at one end of the turnpike, and pay at the other end of the road. I pull up to the toll booth to get my ticket, dispensed by a machine, and lo and behold. Inside the booth, a large woman, dressed in a fancy state uniform, snacking on 'tater chips, watching tv, with her feet up on the counter, while the machine gave me my ticket.
What do you think that woman gets paid for watchin' tv, and munchin' on chips? Of course this "public servant" gets health care benefits, pension plans, etc., etc.
One more thing about Illinois. There are so many signs up in Illinois, everywhere you go, proclaiming projects funded by the Democrat Slush Fund (Economic Recovery Act - LOL) that the sign may as well be the new State Flag.
In Nebraska, liberal insanity has not yet reached the levels of Oregon or New York, but libs are working hard to ruin our State as well.
I ask you to consider that liberalism is about control, and nothing more. Control, control, control.
Oh, I almost forget. I guess the Oregon Legislature decided that motorcycle drivers are smarter than car drivers, because...they are allowed to fill their own tanks.