The ability to assume contorted political postures while delivering the most flowery - but empty - rhetoric must be the most highly sought after skill required to occupy a paid position within a government run institution. Such individuals make a living dandling their clients/customers/serfs/citizens.
It is with extreme irritation that I have to continually prod police, code enforcement, and animal control to do their jobs. Apparently their systems are so utterly deficient that they do not generate even the simplest follow up reminders. The personnel have only to pretend that all their loyal and law-abiding subjects are following the law; they can congratulate each other on what wonderful jobs they are doing; after all, look at all the "closed" cases there are on the computer.
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She's up in smoke - again
On September 1st, I had word that the Manteca police had given Lynda Allen TWO weeks to enclose and secure her pot farm. Here are a few of the plants - all the plants are still out in the open air - as of this morning, the 20th.
In almost THREE weeks, the pothead proprietress has not made a single preparation to enclose and secure them, neither has she "pulled" them. With her decades of practice scoffing at laws, I'm sure she is waiting for the plants to fully mature before harvesting and processing them for consumption, with not a shred of concern about the police, the city, the school district, or the law.
Given two weeks, she'll take at least two months - and Manteca will let her skate. Disrespect for authority? No wonder the citizenry (and none moreso than lawbreakers) disrepects the authority of impotent government.
Yet again, I notified the Manteca Police Department:
New Request # 463673
Monday, September 20, 2010
Request type: Drugs/Narcotics
Description: Ref: Case # 10-24475. The "two week" deadline expired last week, and no preparations to enclose the marijuana have been made, let alone completing the job. The plants are still growing outdoors next to Sierra High School.
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She's gone to the dogs again... still
On September 1st, I had word from Animal Control that Lynda Allen had been "advised" to give up three of her six dogs on the property. As of this morning, the 20th, all six are still there. In almost three weeks, she has not made a single preparation to conform to that law.
Because no time limit was mentioned, Lynda will take unlimited time. Given three weeks, she'll take three months, thirteen years, another thirty decades - and Manteca will let her skate. Disrespect for authority? No wonder the citizenry (and none moreso than lawbreakers) disrepects toothless and ineffectual government.
Yet again, I notified the Animal Control Department:
New Request # 463677
Monday, September 20, 2010
Request type: Other (animals)
Description: The owners keep six dogs on the residential property. Code only allows for three dogs and/or cats. Ref: Courtesy Notice 6408, 01Sep2010.
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* dandle (v) 1st sense: move a baby or young child up and down in one's arms or on one's knees, in affectionate play; pet; "the grandfather dandled the small child."; to treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle. 2nd sense: to toy with; to play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.