Sunday, December 3, 2023

Yeah, about that rebounding economy...

I was informed today by a credible source that one of the small towns in my area-of-operation has three (3) separate homeless camps. The camps are tents pitched  out-of-sight of the roads. The town has a population of approximately 10,000 people.

Cold rain every few days is in the forecast for the next half-month.

The Plan

In the beginning, there was a plan,
And then came the assumptions,
And the assumptions were without form,
And the plan without substance,

And the darkness was upon the faces of the tax-donkeys,
And they spoke among themselves saying,
"It is a crock of shit and it stinks."

And the tax-donkeys went unto their Mayors and and said,
"It is a pile of dung, and we cannot live with the smell."

And the Mayors went unto their Party Officials saying,
"It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong,
Such that none may abide by it."

And the Party Officials went unto their Representatives saying,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength."

And the Representatives spoke among themselves saying to one another,
"It contains that which aids growth, and it is very strong."

And the Representatives went to the Senators saying unto them,
"It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

And the Senators went to the President, saying unto him,
"This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor
Of the Country With very powerful effects."

And the President looked upon the Plan
And was pleased, 

And then the President held a press conference and told the mainstream media that his plan was good and that everything was working according to his plan.

And the mainstream media trumpeted into every home that life was better than it had ever been before and that those who disagree are enemies of the state and shall be divested of their rights and property.


  1. ERJ, this is a major challenge in our current area of operations - like you relate, there are homeless camps in the wooded areas. One not too far from us had the overgrowth cut out prior to getting ready for development. There were piles of "things" everywhere.

    Even in my hometown in Old Home, where it was never a problem, it now exists on the outer fringes of the urban area. Something I never saw at all when I was growing up.

    If by "best economy" it is meant "maximum amount of shared suffering", I suppose we are on track.

  2. Several here in Modern Mayberry as well. Much more common. Things are Not Good.

  3. Wife has family in and around Charlotte, would very much like more information. Is there a mechanism?

    A litte East of Paris ...

    1. Drop me a line at

  4. Meanwhile NYC has a law that the illegal aliens can sleep on the street and the cops can’t say anything and the illegals are declining to move into tent camps provided for some of them! It is amazing that more aren’t asking for airfare “home”. Maybe all of the big cities need to invite the Chinese to visit in turn, at least maybe they would get cleaned up once in a while!

  5. A few years ago, my son stopped at the exit ramp in Ypsi,
    A guy approached his truck which had his name on it (he owned a construction company). It was a childhood friend.
    I knew him.
    My son and I always felt these exit ramp beggars were scammers.
    Caleb asked him where he was staying and he pointed over to some woods.

  6. That post says it all and is a keeper. Always leave a little wiser.


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