Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Battle of the Yard Signs!!!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Who will it be?  Barack/Biden, McCain/Palin, or Original Landscape by Hawks Nursery?  The suspense on my street is getting thick!

 Battle of the yard signs

Signs of Decline

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Urban Fishing Rules
Originally uploaded by Koog Family.

The lawyer in me appreciates a finely coordinated set of codified rules, but knows that they are rarely either coordinated or enforced.

The libertarian in me knows that that a society that imposes too many rules, as our prolific governments do today, at all levels, simply causes, by definition, widespread rule-breaking.

And so, I find these signs in the park mildly amusing but quietly unfortunate.

A majority of the people who frequent this park don’t speak English natively, if at all.

So the laws announced in these signs result in the creation of multiple violators – citizen and otherwise.

I have to find the quote I’ve bookmarked at work – it cites Plato on how prolific legislation is a sign of a society in decline.


Notice in the Park
Originally uploaded by Koog Family.

The rules on these signs may have been better observed at the time of their original drafting. But today, I fear, they are reminders that our country is sliding toward lawlessness as simple a result of suffering under too many laws.

24 Wisconsin Communities Vote for Iraq Pullout

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

See the report here. The Wisconsin Green Party got the referendum on the ballot in 32 counties. There will be a similar referendum on the Milwaukee ballot in the fall.