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Government

The thing is, if it turns out the citizens of the great State of California actually like low vehicle license fees, almost no property tax, decaying K-12 public education and the circus atmosphere of budgetary sleight-of-hand in lieu of responsible fiscal management, then my career is meaningless before I even graduate.

    TAGS:  work, auto, California, careers, circus, taxes, education, government


postcard :: pam

Greetings from the Bizarro world: I renewed my license at the DMV in five minutes, but getting there and back on the freeway took an hour.

    TAGS:  government, bizarro world, DMV, freeway


breakfast :: 'mouse

Honky-tonk music at loud volume and four cups of coffee may not meet the government’s nutritional guidelines, but it sure hit the spot today.

    TAGS:  coffee, music, government, honky tonks, guidelines, nutrition


Although Little Timmy had no idea government agencies would all maintain thick files on him in the future, he did have a deep, foreboding sense that someone was fucking with him, which sort of took the fun out of playing in the sandbox.

    TAGS:  alias, Timmy, government, paranoia, little timmy


In these troubled times, you have to be careful when commenting upon the health of a government accountant, even if it is cold and flu season; for instance, if the accountant sneezes during your meeting, show concern, but try to avoid saying, “Gesundheit,” which will only result in you being asked to surrender your passport.

    TAGS:  accountants, etiquette, government, paranoia, passport


Above all things, Josie hated socialism, bureaucracy, medicine, being told what to do, and growing old; it was little wonder she regarded her Medicare years as nothing less than a confluence of governmental abuses.

    TAGS:  bureaucracy, josie, government, medicare


The smell of lavender in summer was so pungent, and gave human beings such a euphoric feeling of light-hearted optimism, a Senate hearing was immediately convened to make lavender a controlled substance.

    TAGS:  bureaucracy, government, lavender, lilac


Words bounce off quasi-padded cells, like rubber balls off schoolyard pavement, losing a little bit of themselves with each impact statement.

    TAGS:  work, government, rubber balls


“Close enough for government work” is accurate, even in the painstaking environment I find myself in.

    TAGS:  work, government, old sayings, close enough


Stress Fracture :: 'mouse

The System is breaking down.

    TAGS:  California, failure, government, The Great Recession


Eventually the free range chickens were required to wear ankle monitors so the government could keep better tabs on their comings and goings.

    TAGS:  chickens, surveillance, government


 

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