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14 August 2006 @ 09:43 pm
I've been posting a lot, haven't I?  

More and more, I'm afraid of our government...


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Robyn Goodfellow: bad moverobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
That is both absurd, and at the same time, horribly frightening.

There is no possible way his actions could be considered dangerous or hostile, since he even left his pitchfork outside... Not to mention that they assaulted him in his own home simply for announcing his intention to try a third time to give pamphlets to IRS workers. I really don't understand this at all.
Fritters: V - Govts Should Be Afraid by Frittersfritters on August 15th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's just freakin' scary. And honestly, if I was an IRS agent, I'd be freakin' insulted. Are the agents really so chicken-shit and stupid as to be in danger or swayed by some guy with a pamphlet?
Robyn Goodfellow: dragonrobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
I'd wonder what they were afraid of me seeing.
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Fritters: V - Govts Should Be Afraid by Frittersfritters on August 15th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
Well in theory we need government, but as a libertarian, I think we could do with a whole lot less....
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on August 15th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)


I think their major problem with him was the fact that he's a member of The Free State Project - and any thinking member of the federal government must find that group the most frightening thing in existence. The cool part? This is probably going to give The Free State Project more free publicity than it's ever had before.

I'm curious what the charges against him were. Officially.


Robyn Goodfellow: cheese errorrobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
Aggrivated pamphlet-mongering? Informing with the inent to educate?

I certainly don't think you can tresspass on public property during business hours...
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on August 15th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)


You see now, that's the point. To try to reinforce the idea that they aren't public offices, they're government offices - and we have no business going there.

So... just how hard is it getting a visa to work in Canada?


Robyn Goodfellow: thingyrobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
But it's a goverment of, for and by, isn't it? Government offices are Public buildings, with a capital P, because they are held in the public trust. Like Public Libraries and Public Transit.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.html
thudpucker: prisoner - by thudpuckerthudpucker on August 15th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)


"Government offices are Public buildings, with a capital P, because they are held in the public trust."

You ought to be careful. Subversive talk like that could get you investigated.

No, seriously... court houses are public buildings, yet around here you have to prove you have a reason to visit, and then go through a search and scan before entering. It's the same for most federal office buildings.

As I said, I honestly think they want to inculcate in the American populace the idea that you really have no business entering most of their offices and interfering with the well ordered running of our lives.

*headdesk*headdesk*headdesk*

There. I feel better now.


Robyn Goodfellow: insanerobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
They can investigate me all they want. Chances are they already have, since the DoD used to check in to the P6 website all the time, and my name is on the lease. Not to mention I have long conversations at least twice a month with someone whose father was a suspected Communist sympathiser during the Cold War.

And as for the rest... I can understand a certain amount of security in certain buildings, but since I am both tired and inebriated, I can not come up with a satisfactory conclusion to this sentence.
Fritters: Muttley Laugh - I have no idea who madefritters on August 15th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
DoD used to check in to the P6 website all the time

Are you sure they were checking on it, and not that some guy liked to peek in a couple times a year while on his lunch break?

And you're inebriated on HALF a cooler? Wow, you're a cheap date! Still, I'm impressed with your typing-while-sozzled skills.
Robyn Goodfellow: buhrobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
Actually, they used to check out the website once a month like clockwork. At the time we had some kind of IP tracking thingy with our hosting...

And I'm down to about an 8th of a cooler now (7% alc.) and yes, I am a cheap date. After one cooler Brian has to tell me I'm talking too loud. But as for my typing skills, I tend to become more deliberate in my actions when I'm drunk (and I tend to use bigger words, if you hadn't noticed, which makes spelling fun). It's a survival skill for someone who's co-ordination is bad enough at the best of times. I walk really slowly too.

And your icon is laughing at me, which wouldn't bother me so much if I could figure out who the hell it was. He looks vaguely Wallace&Gromit-ish, but I get the feeling that I've seen him as the villanous sidekick in something Hanna Barbara... Scooby-Doo and the reluctant Werewolf maybe?
Fritters: Muttley Laugh - I have no idea who madefritters on August 15th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
...as for my typing skills, I tend to become more deliberate in my actions when I'm drunk

Actually, I have two rules then. 1. Don't post. 2. If you must post, for godsakes SPELLCHECK.

And he's Muttley, yes, from Hanna Barbara. His Wiki is here, but he's mainly known for his laughing style...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muttley
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on August 15th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Ah yes, the sniggering "You're my boss, but I'm laughing 'cause you're an idiot" style.
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on August 15th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
It wasn't meant that way. After all these years all I remember is the laugh...
(no subject) - nerd_king on August 16th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: beware - athfspazzychic on August 15th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)

!!

...

I find I am not surprised anymore.

That's kinda bad.
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on August 15th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
The day that you're not surprised is the day they turn up the heat another notch again...
lironesslironess on August 15th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
As a cat woman, I just ignore them and saunter by with my tail in the air. Perhaps not the "best" attitude, but keeps my blood pressure down for the time being.
postrophe on August 16th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
I wonder if they thought they were doing all the rural 'non-city' new hampshirites a favor? I know they're a lot more conservative... (and way less tolerant of all these 'immigrants hijacking their state'...)

...or maybe they were just counting on their support base?