Friday, March 12, 2010

Alladin's Genie - "[S]he CAN Be Taught!"

0800 HOURS

I've always suspected that TLC (Theresa, Lynda, and Corky) were smart, capable women. They just needed Robin Williams' voice in Disney's movie, Alladin, to teach them the concepts to... hmmm, "get along" is too strong... perhaps "not annoy" is sufficient for now.

Concept #1 - Thou shalt not maintain an illegal nonconforming use on a residential property.

It has taken a lawsuit to finally penetrate their insular* half-acre world with that loud and clear concept. They have always claimed that TLC Catering and Commissary was a legally grandfathered business, but the facts prove otherwise. Their dismissive, contemptuous conduct against neighbors' interests since 1987, and their deceits** foisted on city and county officials since at least 1993, cannot be turned to truth merely through constant repetition.

"A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if no one believes it."

Concept #2 - Laws and ordinances represent MINIMUM standards of behavior.

Laws have to be written because some people simply cannot figure these things out for themselves. Laws train people to understand and adhere to principles of behavior, which eventually allows them to govern themselves, giving offense to no one.

Something... someone... somehow... finally penetrated their insular* half-acre world with the teensiest message that 8:00 a.m. is the earliest time that (wo)man-generated or machine-generated noise is allowed in a residential district - and even then only for reasonable periods and purposes. Imagine that! ...and for all these years they have claimed immunity from any regulation they deemed contrary to the illegal operation of their business, including their supposed "right" to make noise at all hours of the night and day with the commercial deliveries, the Ice Bucket Brigade, and now the yard radio.

Concept #3 - Your "right" to make noise STOPS at the fence line.

(OK, they still haven't internalized this concept.)

In other words, noise STOPS at the fence line. It is NOT your "right" to dump your noise pollution garbage onto my property and into my house.

Good neighbors completely understand that noisy activities, which normally occur on residential properties, such as mowing the lawn, using other powered equipment from time to time, children having a party or splashing around in a pool, or any number of other natural sounds - such things are rarely a bother. (Indeed, they are disturbing if missing.)

Problems arise between neighbors when industrial, commercial, and other nonresidential activities create nuisances - lights, dust, noise, vibration, smoke, etc. And the biggest problems arise when the offense runs one-way.

Good neighbors also completely understand and apply another rule:

Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.

Concept #4 - By their fruits ye shall know them.

Gospel of Matthew, Ch. 7, v. 17, "Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit."

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* insular (adj.) 1. of, relating to, or constituting an island; living or located on an island. 2. Suggestive of the isolated life on an island: "She is an exceedingly insular woman, so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of another." 3. Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.

** deceit (n.) 1. the act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying. 2. a dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie. 3. the quality of being deceitful.


The Manteca Response said...

This has been an excellent well-thought and placed article. I enjoyed it very much. On all levels the deceit and cover-up reaches to all branches of our local government who choose to side with lies and not the truth.

Because of this, they too will be judged for their 'non-conforming' to the truth you brought to their attention. The problem is, when you make it very simple and accurate for them, they don't like it...THEY, themselves, need to be the one's to have found this out in order for them to look smart, not you which is why you have a law suit. It's a good guess.

Reminds me of a friend of ours and his Jacksonville issue. Thieves!!!

noisemaker said...

You guessed right. I brought the solution to the city on a silver platter. But, like pigs, they chose to continue wallowing around in the mud of past failures. Pearls before swine...

However, in large measure they are also the dupes of these women who do not comprehend law, or decency, or anyhing else normally attributed to members of the human race. Docile, castrated officials willingly dominated by self-serving women-in-name-only.

People tend to view governments as benign, even altruistic, but that is not true. National governments, city governments, and all levels in between are populated by weak humans who are easily corrupted by money (greed) and perceived power (selfishness). In the end, people have to protect themselves from both greedy, selfish neighbors AND from corrupted government officials.

As our friend knows, thieves supported by useful idiots...