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Meet The Beadles

“I personally prefer those who believe in God to those who believe they are God.” – Burt Prelutsky bea·dle·dom – a stupid or officious display or exercise of authority, as by petty officials. – Dictionary.com An old song once asked, “How can we miss you if you never leave?”  And, given the Narcissist-In-Chief’s propensity for decree, he’s got many otherwise sober folk worried that he never will.  But even if he and the Mooch decide to obey the law for once, surrender a future of free golf and luxury vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, and instead glide off to a retirement […]

Career Bureaucrats Are Far Worse Than Our Elected Politicians

On the 15th of May, I wrote a post titled The Bureaucratic Swamp That Is D.C. (District of Corruption). It that post, I quoted from an article in the Washington Post by George Will who, in turn, used this quote from Christopher DeMuth (a Fellow of the Hudson Institute) at George Mason University: Government power is increasingly concentrated in Washington, Washington power is increasingly concentrated in the executive branch, and executive-branch power is increasingly concentrated in agencies that are unconstrained by legislative control. Debt and regulation are, DeMuth discerns, “political kin”: Both are legitimate government functions, but both are now perverted to evade […]

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Killed by Bureaucratic Fiat

Imagine that you run a business.  Also, imagine that the business had been in existence for nearly 100 years.  Then, imagine with the stroke of a pen, an unelected bureaucrat ended your likelihood.  I did happen, the Drakes Bay Oyster Company was killed off.   Moonbattery has a video describing the families plight, as well as the intentional lies used by the government to shut it down. In the end, the government did close down the business. And, apparently, the government simply made up “evidence” to justify it. I would also reinforce the point made by the scientist in the video. Once people think that […]