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?

About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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  1. Jim Cumber says:

    I have a friend who used to live in Oregon (he has, about a decade ago, moved to Arizona), and he had long since informed me of the Communist Insanity which passes for Law in Oregon. Lovely state, but the Gauliters are surely running TOTALLY amok there! Nice place to visit, but I would NOT like to live there! FORGET about “viable democracy”: we MUST return to our “CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!” Our Founding Fathers “hit it on the head” when they said (in the “Federalist Papers”, that “Democracies are as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths!” Or, as Ben Franklin said, when a gentle Lady from Philadelphia asked what they (the Constitutional Convention) had given the country: “A REPUBLIC, Madam, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT!”

    • Jim, I was in Oregon a few years back, and was struck by the same thing. The “funniest” incident involved me pulling into a gas station and, not being from New Jersey, trying to pump my own gas. Out came the attendant, grinning, and reminded me that Oregon was the West Coast New Jersey and I was not allowed to pump my own. He then said quietly: “You’re lucky no cops saw this. Or, worse yet, any kids. The kids around here are pure hell when it comes to catching ‘eco-criminals’ like you.”

      I had a flashback to the bad old days in the Old Country (Communist Czechoslovakia). Children, being easily brainwashed, are your best guardians of the New Order, whatever that New Order might be.

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