Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

11.23.2005

The good, the bad and the ugly

First off, the good ... I'm terribly sorry people were displaced after the hurricanes. That has to be so challenging to overcome losing your home, probably losing your job and having to start all over again. However, I tend to think three months is a pretty good amount of time to find a job and stop sucking off the government tit completely. Start weaning yourselves, one goverment assistance program at a time. There are so many agencies out there helping these folks, it is just hard for me to believe that those who want to get back on their feet aren't on their way to do so already.

The bad is my hometown's policy on feeding parking meters. I hate this. Now if you have been at the same meter for more than the maximum time - even if the meter has been fed and is current - you will get a ticket. I think this is BS. I understand they there is a BIG shortage of parking at city meters downtown and parking lots charge you an arm and a leg, but that is crap. If someone is keping the meter fed and paying the meter, then that spot should be his or hers until they no longer feed it and move the car. This is crap. I can see my mom having to get up at the library every two hours to move her car. Never mind that she had a stroke a few months ago and is slow to get around and gets weak easily, need to make sure that she doeesn't take that valuable spot on the curb from someone else who didn't get there early enough to get the spot.

The ugly is the group of Fort Worth residents who raised a stink about having to follow the rules regarding putting your trash out in a certain fashion and not leaving shit out there for days on end. Ok, I know, I'm an oxymoron regarding Fort Worth. I hate the parking meter rule, but like the trash one. Thing is, I think the trash and recycling thing is pretty easy to follow. Put your trash in bags in the container. Easy enough. Don't leave the container out for two days. Again, come on people, how hard is that? WBAP did a story on the "trash classes" people can take to get out of their $311 tickets for non-compliance. These trashy ass folks were still bitching. Hello? I cannot begin to tell you the number of times I have seen dogs eating trash that has been ripped up from people not following the rules. It isn't that hard.

*taking a deep breath and putting my soap box away*

Now, I'm off to enjoy a day with my son and my mom. Just a mom and me kind of day for Hot Rod. Stinkerbelle had her special day. Pickle will get one soon.

4 Comments:

  • At 8:26 AM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    They shold be grateful that they were given a chance to get of the hefty fine! Of course I too hate seeing the idiots leave their trash out or put it out the night before. Dogs, skunks, coyotes, 'possums all say thank you, but since I can't fire a gun inside the city limits I don't like it one bit!

     
  • At 9:57 AM, November 23, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    I actually had to cover one of the "trash classes" for the city and I almost thought it was some sort of Monty Python type joke. I was actually laughing that well-educated people had to concentrate on how to present their trash to the curb!

    PS...my site is down...I am not sure how long...they locked me out since I have had too much traffic!!! How funny is that? Yes its impossible, but I think I am getting hot linked.

     
  • At 5:53 PM, November 23, 2005, Anonymous M.O.T said…

    Aod,I live in the country and have an armidilo(sp) tearing up my yard you can come rid me of him if you want to. My hubby is a gun owner, but I just can't be here when he does the deed, and if I am not at work I am at home.But.......I think I could handle it if you did it. Call it target practice. lol MOT

     
  • At 5:12 PM, November 27, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Be careful what you ask for MOT.

     

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