Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tyrannized by Government

If government is the problem, I'm in deep doo-Doo this morning. I purchased an automobile last January, and the dealership arranged the transfer of the registration from my old car to my new car. The hitch was that the registration has an expiration date of 3/29/16. I received a renewal form in the mail with the old vehicle information, necessitating a personal visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Yonkers office of the NY State DMV is across town from my house- the drive is a pain in the ass and parking is even worse. Luckily, the Number 25 bus stops a block from my residence and stops in front of the DMV. I took a government bus to the government Department office. While at the DMV, a very courteous government employee directed me to a self-service kiosk and I was able to obtain a temporary registration and a notice that the new forms would be sent to me via the government postal service. I was in and out of the DMV in less than fifteen minutes. Damn that inefficient government bureaucracy!

I am writing this post in the beautiful government-run Riverfront Library, which is next door to the DMV. Again, I am subject to government tyranny. I subject myself to further tyranny when I board the bus to whisk me back to the east side of the City of Y______.

Such oppression! I've been in thrall to government all morning... and I have to say I'm enthralled.

6 comments:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

you know, you could donate money to your fellow socialist bernie sanders (which i have),and even call other people on the phone to help maximize primary turnout - (i haven't done that yet) - interestingly, one can even do it at home with the aid of software which does the dialing for you

Nasreen Iqbal said...

Socialism! People ought to be competing for your DMV and library business.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

When I changed from Ohio to West Virginia, I took the advice of the barbers in Berkeley Springs (9$ haircuts!) and drove 70 miles to Romney rather than go the 35 to Hedgesville.

Was worth it, most friendly and helpful DMV I've ever been in. Even beat Hamden, Ct.
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Sirius Lunacy said...

I was surrounded by staunch republicans at lunch yesterday, all bashing Hillary. One of them then said he liked Rubio because Rubio promised to abolish the IRS on day one and nobody wants to pay taxes. When I spoke up and said that I want to pay taxes they all looked at me like I was crazy. So I explained that I like having paved, well maintained roads to drive on, that I think it's a good idea to have police and fire protection as well as a strong military and that I am grateful that I live amongst a reasonably well educated populace and would like to continue to do so. I told them that I am proud to live in the country that put people on the moon and that just flew a spaceship past Pluto, pretty amazing stuff and all because we pay taxes. I then reminded these co-workers of mine that we all work at an airport that was built with and is currently expanding with taxpayer money. These people really aren't idiots, but sometimes they are complete morans.

chromeagnomen said...

just don't get caught selling any loosies out there!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

you know, you could donate money to your fellow socialist bernie sanders (which i have),and even call other people on the phone to help maximize primary turnout - (i haven't done that yet)

I tend to be more active in the general elections, rather than the primaries. I did phone bank for John Hall a while back, when he was being challenged by Nan Hayworth.

Socialism! People ought to be competing for your DMV and library business.

Yeah, maybe Raytheon can run the DMV... what could go wrong?

When I changed from Ohio to West Virginia, I took the advice of the barbers in Berkeley Springs (9$ haircuts!) and drove 70 miles to Romney rather than go the 35 to Hedgesville.

Good to have those local informants, they make everything easier.

I then reminded these co-workers of mine that we all work at an airport that was built with and is currently expanding with taxpayer money. These people really aren't idiots, but sometimes they are complete morans.

What's with these people? Just like the 'government hands off my medicare' people or the 'I'll join your armed revolt when my government check comes' assholes, some of the biggest anti-government loons are on the dole.

just don't get caught selling any loosies out there!

Looks at pocket full of beedies... uh, yeah...