When I’m Absolute Dictator

A constant problem around Wilmington is people parking their cars in the street blocking a lane of traffic. Especially galling is when they do they do with spots open just a few feet from where they park their cars in a traffic lane.

Union Street is notorious for this, especially during rush hour. I’ve seen it go from three lanes to one because peopel seem to think they have a God-given right to park wherever they want, regardless of the law and the inconvenience to others.

When I’m absolute dictator, cash payments will be given to those who ram these illegally parked cars from behind and the illegal parker will be made to pay for repairs to their cars and the car that rams them. Plus pay for a nice rental car to replace the ramming car while repairs are being made.

Furthermore, if the car is parking in such a manner when there are spots available, people will be encouraged to drive into the front of said cars as well, with the terms noted above still applying.

When I’m Absolute Dictator

A constant problem around Wilmington is people parking their cars in the street blocking a lane of traffic. Especially galling is when they do they do with spots open just a few feet from where they park their cars in a traffic lane.

Union Street is notorious for this, especially during rush hour. I’ve seen it go from three lanes to one because peopel seem to think they have a God-given right to park wherever they want, regardless of the law and the inconvenience to others.

When I’m absolute dictator, cash payments will be given to those who ram these illegally parked cars from behind and the illegal parker will be made to pay for repairs to their cars and the car that rams them. Plus pay for a nice rental car to replace the ramming car while repairs are being made.

Furthermore, if the car is parking in such a manner when there are spots available, people will be encouraged to drive into the front of said cars as well, with the terms noted above still applying.

Quote-a-palooza

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The real problem is that the political incentives are to spend the taxpayers’ money on things that will enhance politicians’ chances of getting re-elected. There may be enough money available to maintain bridges and other infrastructure but that same money can have a bigger political pay-off if spent building something new instead of maintaining and repairing existing structures.” – Thomas Sowell

“I believe we can reduce costs and improve the quality of care by increasing competition. We can do it through tax cuts, not tax hikes. We can do it by empowering patients and their doctors, not government bureaucrats. Instead of being more like Europe, we need to be more like America.” – Rudy Giuliani

“Real America’s dread of a ‘President Hillary,’ though understandable, is not sufficient to get any Republican elected on that basis alone. Yet time and again, the standard reaction of GOP insiders to Hillary’s candidacy is to attempt to form and mold their field of candidates in direct response to her.” – Christopher Adamo

“Incumbents loathe political uncertainty. If Democrats and Republicans don’t find a way to stop the erosion of pubic confidence in their work, they could be heading into a 2008 election in which neither party has a clear advantage and voters are looking to take scalps in both their camps.” – John Fund

“[Bill Clinton]… will never dodge the spotlight. If his wife is elected, he will speak at conferences and be ambassador to the world. Will he bring drama and mess? Yes. He brings drama wherever he goes because wherever he goes, there he is. Will he bring the particular drama everyone expects? He is officially and forever The Rogue. If Americans hire her as president they will do it knowing he is going to bring his Billness with him.” – Peggy Noonan

“To tell the truth about your opponent is not dirty politics.” – Murray Chotiner

“The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it.” – Horatio Seymour

“The mere absence of war is not peace.” – John F. Kennedy

“We are apt to be deluded into false security by political catch-words, devised to flatter rather than instruct.” – James A. Garfield

“Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.” – G. K. Chesterton

“As a rule, I don’t approve of people who lay their own shortcomings at the feet of their parents, but when I realize that for no other reason than the way I was raised that I actually voted for Jimmy Carter, it’s awfully tempting to blame my folks.”- Burt Prelutsky

“Latest on the campaign: It was reported that things are going so badly for Senator John McCain that he has to carry his own luggage. Meanwhile, things are going so badly for Dennis Kucinich’s campaign, he has to carry Barack Obama’s luggage.”- Conan O’Brien

Jay Leno: Hillary Clinton was chastised by The Washington Post for showing too much cleavage in front of the Senate. See, that seems sexist to me. They’ve never gone after Senator Ted Kennedy for doing the exact same thing. … Isn’t this ridiculous? Shouldn’t we be focusing on I-raq, not her rack? … It’s amazing isn’t it? The United States is 231 years old, but apparently the media is only 13…. If you haven’t seen “The Bourne Ultimatum,” it’s about a guy who works for the government but can’t remember his past. The original title was “The Alberto Gonzales Story.” … Happy Birthday to our governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is 60 years old. You can tell he’s getting up there. Remember when he used to say things like, “I’ll be back”? Now he says, “Ow, my back.”