Ok, enough with the Big Issues for a day. You want some local, here’s some local:
Why the bejesus can’t the city hire an army of the unemployed to fill potholes and pick up garbage … it’s called public works … what, we can’t rise to the level of the 1930’s? Have you driven around lately? It’s like a goddamn obstacle course, torn up roads, deep car killing holes, need to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid long stretches of stripped pavement. In order to venture out lately I need to drive blocks out of the way to try to avoid the worst of it. Instead, we can pay for Terminator-like Police Forces to catch every last incidence of public urination, make sure we fill the courts with college kids pissing on the earth, like humans have been doing for at least 100,000 years. Honestly, are we so puritanical and rigid a society that humans cannot safely and freely urinate on the ground? That’s what we need to crack down on? Where’s the libertarian outrage on that one? We’re animals here people, we all have the same parts. I don’t think all the children wandering around at 2:00 in the morning are going to care if they see someone’s member floating about sprinkling the ground with yellow water. It’s a natural human function and there’s nothing wrong with it. Oh, yeah and pot possession. Smoking something pleasurable that grows in the ground (again, outlawing the natural because we love freedom so much). Gotta make sure we strictly enforce that one … especially with the wave of legalization all over the country … leave it to Oswego to be dead last in progressive change. The roads, the parks, the lake, the river? They can go to Hell, but by God nobody will empty their bladder out of doors!
And then there’s just the pure stupidity of things like erecting stone barriers around the Fort so people can’t drive through. One of my fondest childhood memories was driving with my dad on a weekend and just cruising through the fort, driving around the ball fields, taking that nice circular trip around the whole facility. Now you can’t do that. Why? Why the frig is it necessary to impede travel there? Because some jerk on a power trip gets off on blocking the way just because he can. I want to know who’s responsible for that. Speak up sir (or madam). I want to drive through the damn fort, I want those stones moved, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!