Rules: Some People Think They Don’t Apply To The Folks Who Make Them

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Now, I am kinda annoyed about this: Sonoma County emergency management director disregards coronavirus shelter-in-place order, takes family to beach. That’s not a good look, Chris. To be fair to him, his statement on the matter is pretty good: “I…

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More Stupid Secrets: Why Were These Briefings Classified?

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

There’s something missing from this Washington Post story titled “US intelligence officials early warnings to Trump about coronavirus went unheeded“. Go ahead; give it a read. I’ll wait. Did you catch it? They do a decent job describing a series…

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No More Charity: Let’s All Do It Together

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I’m not gonna go this far, but I’ll get close. You’d think I’d be all-in for charity. Helping the poor; doing good deeds; not having the government involved. Totally in my wheelhouse, all of that. But there’s a problem with…

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Long Overdue: Get The Government Out Of Marriage

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

When Prop. 8 was current news here in California, I found the whole thing very confusing. Why is the government involved in marriage anyway? Fine; of course. People have been getting married for, like, ever and laws have been hung…

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Setec Astronomy: Government By The [Redacted]

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Can we (should we) trust anyone in the government with the ability to keep secrets from the citizens? No. Just, no. Restricting ourselves just to the current administration, for a moment, we know that they have classified records of embarassing…

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I’m Not OK With This: Depending On Norms Is Dangerous

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Norms can be nice; a lot of people like it when they can depend on other folks to just behave the same way they would. But they really don’t work in governments. Firstly, of course, a government that runs on…

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