I’ve even created some sub-categories, such as my U.S. vs U.K. government stupidity contest and my great-moments-in-local-government series.
But I never thought I would have a special category about bureaucrats vs. Bambi.
1. Bureaucrats in Virginia filed three misdemeanor charges against a man for the horrible crime of rescuing a deer that was hit by a car.
2. Bureaucrats in Maryland fined two men $90 each for not having life jackets when they had the gall to rescue a deer that fell through some ice.
3. Bureaucrats in Indiana are threatening prison time for a family that rescued a baby deer from coyotes.
The paper pushers of the world seem to harbor a special grudge against these harmless ruminants, since we now have another story about a baby deer. But this time, Bambi was the victim, not the family.
Here are some of the unbelievable details from a local news report.
Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant. “(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth,” Schulze said. The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.
And why on earth were they heavily armed? Were they expecting Osama Bin Bambi?
But don’t answer yet, because it gets more absurd. New York City imposed a $30,000 fine on a small shop