The "excuse me state/city gov't wtf r u doing?" thread

Discussion in 'Up the People' started by Lerxst, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

  2. thegrimsqueaker

    thegrimsqueaker 28 Moribunding Mouse Aggravates the Angry Assholes

    lmao, the Dallas republican can't deal w kids

    edit: I don't want to turn this into the Texas politics thread, but here's my local democratic party dictator's blog. (Tom Delay called her a bitch in his memoir and she's so awesome I want to be her when I grow up)
     
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  3. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    *slides in and camps* Haven't heard about any spectacularly stupid bills making progress in the WV legislature yet this session, but there was Some Bullshit last year. Plus side: looks like they might finally be passing that human trafficking bill that's almost passed like three times now.
     
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  4. devian

    devian Well-Known Member

    So I am from North Carolina and basically my entire state government is a trashfire *weeps quietly*
     
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  5. cleverThylacine

    cleverThylacine cuddles for the weird and the fierce

    You're from WV?
     
  6. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yep. And work for a legislator. Checking the voicemail at work means I learn what bills actually made it into the newspaper and about every pothole in the county. :::PPP
     
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  7. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    There was a little trans support/anti-SB6 (the Texas version of the fucking "bathroom bill") rally outside the office of our state senator today, which included a group from my church. Very nice, non-threatening people. Mostly old white folks. I bet they even brought donuts and coffee for the senator's staff. Speaking of the senator's staff, a group of our folks had a confirmed appointment to talk to them about why Sb6 is a bad idea.

    In an absolutely shocking turn of events, the staff decided not to show up today. I FOR ONE AM COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY BY THIS TOTALLY UNEXPEcteeeeehhhhh yeah I figured they were gonna do that.
     
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  8. Lerxst

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    So after hours and hours and hours of testimony yesterday, most of it in opposition to SB6, the State Affairs Committe voted 7-1 to advance the fucking thing to the full chamber.

    screwthisland.PNG
     
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  9. Lerxst

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  10. thegrimsqueaker

    thegrimsqueaker 28 Moribunding Mouse Aggravates the Angry Assholes

    I love when these bills happen
     
  11. Lerxst

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  12. BaseDeltaZero

    BaseDeltaZero Shitposting all night.

  13. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    So our (old white rich) mayor got caught on video saying "speak up, boy" to my (Hispanic USMC veteran) city councilman during a city council meeting. Oooooohhhhh hell no. He seems to be getting pretty viciously dragged for it, at least.

    This is the same mayor who got spanked by a federal judge for trying to eliminate my district (mostly brown and/or poor) and I think two others (ditto) and replace their councilmembers with "at large" councilmembers (read: white people from the rich part of town who do not give a single fried fuck about the brown-people-and-poors part).
     
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  14. Lerxst

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  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Does it count as "state government WTF are you doing" if I share the fact that the West Virginia campaign finance filing system is such a poorly-programmed piece of crap that it has a page to edit transactions, but no save button on that page? I hate that whoever made it got paid with tax dollars.
     
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  16. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    Good grief. Yes. That counts.
     
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  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It also only allows bulk uploads as a .csv with the extension renamed to .txt and a specific filename, and it has True/False fields that are case-sensitive.
     
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  18. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    :psyduck:

    christ. why. WHY.
     
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  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I assume they either took the lowest bid to make the website and it was someone who didn't give a damn, or got some sort of out-of-the-box software and had someone who had no idea what they were doing and just cobbled it together as best they could set it up. It also only shows ten transactions per page and automatically sorts them by date with the oldest first. We got hundreds of donations last election cycle.
     
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  20. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    That sounds like the "a state employee's teenage kid got paid one (1) large pizza to build that site" kind of lowest bid.
     
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