August 10, 2018

"A DMV for me but not for thee.."

Excuse my coarse language, but a little ball-grinding on a Friday afternoon..

BULL-FUCKING-SHIT! that does not make me feel any better but is adequately expresses my feelings as regards the imperialistic, elitist, dickheads who run our lives here in California.

The short across my bow this afternoon came in the form of an email alert from Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit blog. For those of you who may or may not remember (or even care), one of Hoft's mysterious moderators banned me from the site because of some presumably questionable comment I made re Milania Trump. That was, as I recall, around March or April 12016. After a discussion with Jim via email, I was told things were back to normal. But after a few posts, the ban hammer notice reappeared.

I just let it go. However the butt string is still there and if any of this comes out catty, well understand.

Anyway, to get back on point. Hoft sent an email to alert his readers of a "double secret probation" DMV available for the royalty in Sacramento while we proles swelter out in the hot Summer sun waiting to renew our licenses, etc. The story is below. You look it up on TGP; I am not doing any of Jim's work for him.

So, as the headline proclaims, there's some mysto something abo9ut the secret DMV office but nowhere does that link seem apparent until you click on the KCRA. Anyway, it leads you to this story from the TV station on the secret spot:

Sadly, there's no video I can transport here as yet but here's a written narrative of this happy horse shit.

In California, long lines are a fact of life at Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state, but for California lawmakers and their legislative staffers, there’s an alternative.

KCRA has learned of a DMV office that is not open to the public.

It’s located inside the Legislative Office Building on N Street, adjacent to the state Capitol.

The office, inside Room 121, has no markings on the door and was locked when KCRA visited it on Thursday, but after knocking, a worker confirmed it was a DMV office and said it’s set up to handle customer complaints that escalate to the legislative branch.
However, having a private office for legislators and their Capitol staff is a source of frustration for Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno. His request for an official DMV audit was denied when three Democrats -- Senators Ricardo Lara, of Los Angeles; Ben Allen, of Santa Monica; and Jim Beall, of San Jose -- abstained from voting.

“I've been here six years and I'm not surprised that legislators have given themselves special privileges and perks that typical Californians just don't get,” Patterson said

When asked how constituents might feel about a special office for lawmakers, Lara wasn't too sure about the office's purpose.
“Well, I think it's open to the public, if I recall,” Lara said. “I'm not sure, I haven't used it."

The special office, which has a locked door, is not open to the public.

DMV officials told KCRA 3 that the special office near the Capitol has two staffers who handle 10,000 requests dealing with constituent questions or concerns.

The department didn’t deny serving lawmakers and their staffers, but insisted that 90 percent of the work done there is to solve consumer problems brought to their attention by lawmakers.

As for his reason for abstaining from voting on the audit, Lara believes more is going to be done to fix the problem.

“An audit is only going to delay this another eight months,” Lara said. “The governor has committed to me he’s going to work on this issue effectively, immediately.”

Patterson charged that Democratic lawmakers were pressured by Gov. Jerry Brown to abstain.

“We know for a fact that the governor weighed in with these members, told them expressly not to vote for it,” Patterson said.

Lara denied that, telling KCRA 3, "No, absolutely not. We actually talked to his office and said, 'What are we doing now?'"

Allen told reporters that Brown called him “to explain how his office would hold the DMV accountable." Allen added the audit would have taken too long and revealed nothing new.

While there will be no audit, DMV is getting an additional $16 million to hire 230 more workers at field offices across the state.

The department announced it is also adding Saturday office hours at 60 field offices and is now allowing customers to bring food and drinks with them.

“We’re throwing everything at this that we can," Brown’s office said in a statement. "And we’re grateful for the legislature’s quick action to approve and fund more DMV staff. We share their strong commitment to getting this fixed.”

But Patterson remained frustrated by the lack of a comprehensive audit.

“We are being sentenced again to long, interminable lines with no end in sight," Patterson said. "The bureaucracy cannot fix itself."

DMV Director Jean Shiomoto declined KCRA’s request for an interview.
..and here's the Senior Dickhead himself, bloviating away as the lines get no shorter.

Fuck off and die, you pieces of shit!

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