Thursday, February 18, 2010

Andrew Joseph Stack-Canary in the Coal Mine

Early coal mines did not feature ventilation systems, so miners would routinely bring a caged canary into new coal seams. Canaries are especially sensitive to methane and carbon monoxide, which made them ideal for detecting any dangerous gas build-ups. As long as the canary in a coal mine kept singing, the miners knew their air supply was safe. A dead canary in a coal mine signaled an immediate evacuation.

Andrew Joseph Stack was our canary in the coal mine. Instead of methane and carbon monoxide, he was sensitive to the helpless feeling one gets when being taken advantage of by a bully. Read his suicide note. How many of us feel we do not have a voice in our government? How many of us do not feel represented by our representatives? How many of us smile when we see the already-too-high taxes taken out of our paychecks yet again increase? Just today I heard one of our clueless California legislators has introduced another "soda tax" bill that "would lap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold." Of course the tax would be paid by the beverage makers, but you know it will be passed on to the consumer. I don't drink enough of these types of drinks for it to cause my pocket book pain, but I am so sick and tired of these bastards taxing every little thing. Every time we turn around they are trying to force another "revenue enhancement" on us in the guise of improving our lives. But our legislators are just crack addicts looking for a fix. And after this fix, they'll be looking for another and another until we are sucked dry. We have a parasitic form of government here in California. California legislators and the multitude of government workers feed on the taxpayer and produce nothing of value. I heard a quote today that a particular government worker put in $124,000 of his own earnings into his retirement and is expected to receive $3.8 MILLION in retirement benefits. Parasites I tell you. Rat bastard parasites, or as Andrew Joseph Stack coined them "thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags". Today's incident is a window into the parasite-infested soul of the American taxpayer. The canary has stopped singing.