Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Taunting Squirrel Wednesday, Wheelizens!
Even in the midst of a major disaster, no good deed goes unpunished.
Link: Lawmaker wants Cajun Navy, other volunteers to get training, pay fee.
NEW ORLEANS – The Good Samaritans who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the Great Flood of 2016 not happy after a state lawmaker announced that he wants government regulations on future actions by the citizen heroes.
How dare untrained, unregulated proles help one another out during an emergency!
Republican State Senator Jonathan Perry of the Vermillion, Lafayette area, is working on legislation that could require training, certificates and a permit fee to allow these Good Samaritans to get past law enforcement into devastated areas. He said some were turned away.
Yup…even during an emergency, the government must rule and regulate you; otherwise, we’re no better than Somalia!!1!
“And we’ll never know how many people got rescued, right? Because there were no bureaucrats with clipboards marking down how many. They just went and did it,” said publisher Scott McKay. “The fact that John Perry is a Republican, right? It’s like ‘Hey, you ran on small government. Now you want to regulate the Cajun Navy.’ What are you doing?”
Senator Perry did not return phone calls for a comment.
He’s clearly a very busy man statist goon.
When the immediate emergency is over, Mr. Perry ought to face a Cajun Navy Captain’s Mast. Preferably including a punishment involving ‘gators.
+2 internetz for a “Simpsons” reference and a maritime-related pun.
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Mac!
Fatwa -- it just proves, once again, that politicians of any stripe are more about ruling than serving.
On the work front, I’m still without email. Some in my group who previously had email are now without, but don’t worry, the nebulous “they” are working on it. Nope, no worries. I only have to send out notices to students and families and receive documents and inquiries from them. It’s not like these things are important, or that school starts on Monday. Oh wait, they are, and it does. I don’t know what happened, but someone messed up something fierce.
I wonder if Bryan Pagliano (Hillary!’s IT guy who invoked the 5th 125 times) is now in charge of Paddy’s work email.
Naw, it’s the guys that built HealthCare.gov
Who the hell is dressing Hillary!…Mr. Czajkowski of Bydgoszcz?
(Cher looks very lifelike, doesn’t she?)
Mr. Pinky at the Hefty Hideaway?
If that was the outfit she wore when she landed in Bosnia, I can understand why they were shooting at her.
I don’t know, Fatwa. It seems like everyone had access to the server he ran. Paddy has the opposite problem, I think.
Fair point, Mac.
Hiding the Harkonnen suspenser units?
She needs some different shoes to balance that outfit; these are sort of patriotic:
Thanks for the video, otherwise I’d have had to look up the reference as I’ve never seen “Hairspray”.
These new digs are confusing me. What was down is now up and every comment wants more.