Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The US Government would appreciate it if you took a little more care in expressing yourself on the Internet

(Via Ars Technica)

Because they apparently can't tell a hyperbole from a true threat.  At least Popehat says so.

I'm just waiting for the lights in New York to go off.  That's how I'll know Ayn Rand was actually a time traveler come back to warn us, and we were just too damn stupid to listen.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Attention North Carolina Drivers

The Commandant of the NC Highway Patrol has apparently been ordered to boost state revenue.  This time, it's going to be at the expense of anyone who decides that safety is important and pulls off the side of the road rather than driving sleepy.

It's perfectly safe to pull off the side of many on and off ramps.  Hell, those near my house have, in effect, graveled parking lots apparently built for the purpose.  In the same vein, no one is causing anyone grief by parking in a rest area for a few hours overnight to grab a few zzzzs.  Better to do that than drive sleepy and risk an accident.

Sheer effing genius.  Col. Bill Grey, when the first person dies because of this, the blood is on your hands.  And it will never, ever wash off.