The Mean Nanny (State)

The Nanny, when referring to the State, is about much more than making silly rules about the size of soda-pop you can buy or whether a church organization is allowed to give food to the hungry, because the Nanny can’t be sure the food is healthy. The Nanny State is above all else the ultimate authority figure and this nanny likes to use and abuse her authority. Would it interest you to know that, after decades of her perniciousness, the FBI has a file on one out of every three of you?

This guest post at Zero Hedge relates the findings in a Wall Street Journal article. (The WSJ link below requires a subscription to gain access.) Here is a small sample of it:

From the Wall Street Journal:

A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.

In Texas, a student got a misdemeanor ticket for wearing too much perfume. In Wisconsin, a teen was charged with theft after sharing the chicken nuggets from a classmate’s meal—the classmate was on lunch assistance and sharing it meant the teen had violated the law, authorities said. In Florida, a student conducted a science experiment before the authorization of her teacher; when it went awry she received a felony weapons charge.

Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates. Nearly one out of every three American adults are on file in the FBI’s master criminal database.

Think about that as you go about your life today. As you look at all the people you pass in the streets or see at the mall or at the office, try to guess which of them may have a FBI file. Consider that the FBI may have a file on you and on many of your friends and members of your family.

Have a nice day, you all!

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?







20 thoughts on “The Mean Nanny (State)

  1. A five year old girl kissing a 5 year old boy is by all means a reason to call in a swat team because sexual harassment works both ways. In my granddaughter’s grammar school peanut butter is not allowed since one student in a 1st through 8th grade school is allergic to peanuts. But the po-po have the good sense not to arrest drug dealers dealing 1001 feet from the schools.

    1. You really need to put a little bit of thought into your comments, Jersey. You’ve read enough of my posts to know that neither I nor most of the people who frequent this blog are neo-cons or fans of George Bush and his unpatriotic Patriot Act. Besides, your side has more than enough blood on your hands. Please do not confuse me with the Republicans or a Democrats that created this mess.

  2. The guy across the street from us was the only person involved with the Loomis-Wells Fargo heist some years ago who went to jail…he got eight years. So he has a rap sheet. His wife is a raving lunatic who harasses neighbors. Since my husband’s heart attack a couple of years ago we have a hired yard service to mow our yard….the yard guy was blowing the leaves off the street after mowing the other day when she came out bellowing, sounding much like the demon on The Exorcist, “Don’t you dare blow leaves in my yard!” Mind you she kept this up for over five minutes and my yard guy looked at me like, “What the heck?” I told him just to ignore her and stay far away from their side of the street….and the he was done and left. Lo and behold, 15 minutes later two police officers show up at my door! I opened the door and one of them told me there has been a complaint that you were blowing leaves in the yard across the street! I explained and then they asked me if we have trouble with those people…..wink,wink.

    Am only telling you this because now there is a complaint file with our names on it because of a crazy woman….and the police are using their time on stupid stuff like this while you wonder if they have nothing better to do. Really….this is what our police are doing. Meanwhile we have drug dealers in town, illegals, and now voter fraud…if you caught James O’Keefe’s latest video of voter fraud in Charlotte, NC.

    The FBI probably has a file in us now, too. You know….those bad leaf blowers must be watched very carefully. …you never know when a hired leaf blower might be a terrorist. Sheesh.
    Hope all is good for you and yours down there, Jim.

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