My beloved husband sent me these two pieces of government over-reach gone awry, and I thought they deserved a Midweek Mumbler all their own. I mean, really, where else do you get to see such blatant stupidity in the great outdoors?
Now, this one I can understand. We are called to be stewards of the fishies and critters and you can have one guy out there fishing the lake dry. But I would like to point out that his fish was IN HIS FREEZER. As in, he had caught it and cleaned it and saved it for consumption. What did the Federales do when they caught him? Take it out of the freezer and line it up on the ground to take pictures of it and let it rot. What brilliance. Not only are the fish dead either way, but now they’re dead and have served no purpose other than to make bureaucrats feel better. Why not fine the guy, take away his license and let him eat his fish? Why not give the fish to a food bank? Why not do anything but waste it? Again, this is proof that government-led environmentalists aren’t nearly as interested in nature and stewardship as they are in control. Sad but true.
This one takes the cake for bureaucratic stupidity. A 63-year-old park maintenance guy fell off a cliff while driving a riding lawnmower, so 397 – THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY SEVEN – parks will not get their grass cut until there’s a massive study, a huge expenditure of taxpayer dollars, and probably a dozen wildfires from overgrown dead grass. Does anyone in government use their brains? The lawnmower did not kill this dude. His own stupidity did. Maybe he was drunk. Maybe he had a heart attack. Maybe, he’s just a really terrible driver. No matter how you slice it, not cutting the grass in hundreds of national parks doesn’t bring him back to life and it certainly doesn’t solve any safety issues. But I’m sure it’ll cost a bucket-load of your tax money, so yay! Giddy-up for more senseless studies as our nation hurdles toward the abyss!
I just…. can’t take it anymore.