I recently posted an admiring missive about a Jackson County School District No. 4 gauleiter firing a bus driver who refused to remove a Confederate flag with the word Redneck from his truck which he parked on school property (h/t Jewish World Review). The case is now heading for Federal court.
It seems that Jackson County has gauleiters to spare, and these will help you walk the straight and narrow under any and all circumstances.
Now comes Gary Harrington (h/t Hot Air), currently serving a 30-day jail sentence and due to pay a $ 1,500 fine because he collected rainwater in barrels for domestic use. You know: washing, dishes, showers, brushing teeth, that kind of extremist right-wing nonsense. Apparently, there is a 1925 Oregon law that states that people are not allowed to have “illegal water reservoirs” on their property, and Jackson Country gauleiters had Harrington convicted on its basis.
Imagine, if you would, that your neighbor has dug a row of post holes to put up a fence (that is, if it’s legal in Oregon). Then comes a rainstorm, he runs for cover, and by the time he comes out again, voilà, he has a whole bunch of “illegal water reservoirs.” To make things worse, he’d forgotten to turn his wheelbarrow upside down, and now the damned thing is full of water, too. Of course, there’s that natural hollow on his property which has been there since the late Oligocene, and it’s hip deep in water which will take weeks, if not months, to evaporate. And now his kids are splashing it it, and having fun, too, fer krissake! A clear case of domestic use of illegal water reservoirs.
So what course do you, a concerned, progressive and Forward-thinking citizen, have but to call the Kounty Kops on your neighbor? After all, you don’t have any water reservoirs and must pay the county for water, and that’s just not right.
This is so ridiculous that I wonder what else Harrington must have done to earn the Jackson County water gauleiters‘ wrath – ask one of their daughters out for a date?