The Palace of Malice

On February 7, 2008 the Los Alamos County Council voted to destroy the physical symbol of the Independence of Los Alamos.

On December 21, 2010 5 Members of the Los Alamos County Council, 2 of whom voted in the affirmative in the above cited action, voted to destroy the liberties and rights of the citizens of Los Alamos and to vacate the Charter which was the codification of the Independence of Los Alamos.

The Palace of Malice, akin to Nero's Golden Palace and destined to become home to Ozymandius, will be built upon a foundation of legal chicanery, ruthless manipulation, self-aggrandizement, wanton destruction, and the wholesale abuse of Public Trust and authority --- but at what cost, and borne by whom?

Reality Check -- No community of any size can long survive the destruction of its heritage, the dissolution of its freedoms, and the permanent division of its citizens.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

36) The Pony Cart

Los Alamos is a Pony Cart being pulled by a Clydesdale.  Oh, and there is a haywagon hitched to the back of the pony cart.  Of course all anyone can see is the horse.  Because of that the pony cart, which was once fresh and new and rather nice, has been allowed to get shabby and rickety.  But, hey, don't we have a fine Clydesdale!

Problem is the driver in the pony cart can only see one part of the Horse, and that is so big that the driver can't see the road.  So the Horse just meanders along in whatever direction the Horse wants to go with no knowing on the part of the driver where that direction might lead.

Some seem to think that the thing to do is build a large, ungainly, superstructure on the pony cart.  That, of course, will put extra weight and stress on the axles, wheels, and under-carriage, but the superstructure crowd isn't thinking about that.

Now, wouldn't it make more sense to get some ponies to pull the cart, get the cart back into decent repair, and hitch the Clydesdale directly to the haywagon?

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