Sunday, December 18, 2005

Why did Bush secretly wiretap Americans without getting approval?

If you have to ask, you've never worked for government.

Government of any kind works in a stately, slow manner. Glaciers could take lessons from government.

In 2001, the governing body of the library where I worked finally agreed to install a new HVAC system. (For those who don't know, that is heating, ventilation, air-conditioning.) The damn thing kept breaking down, particularly the AC part, which kept spewing freon into the atmosphere, causing the library to be shut down and the fire department and the hazmat team to be summoned.

In 2002, they hired someone to write specs.

In 2003, they put it out for bids. The bids came in too high.

In 2004, they rewrote the specs.

In 2005, they did nothing. Yet.

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