Porch Pirates

In the last week, I’ve had two packages stolen from my front porch. I went round and round with emails from the first company, they even produced a supposedly valid delivery report from UPS. I told the jerk that I don’t care about that, the package was never delivered! I never heard from him again.

Thanks for your help, asshole. Now, here’s theft number two. Yesterday, I ordered some gloves from Amazon to keep my hands warm while riding the bike. The package was not on my porch when I arrived home from the ride, yet an email from Amazon stated that the package was delivered.

No, it wasn’t! After some thought and reading online about this problem, I found that Amazon and UPS drivers have been caught on cameras everywhere taking packages from people’s homes. This has got to be what has been happening here. Unfortunately, my doorbell camera didn’t see anything. It’s a matter of my words -vs- their words.

Of course, the companies will do whatever they can to protect their bottom line at the expense of the consumer. I am mad and frustrated! I’m going to have to be home going forward to be sure that these pirates don’t walk off with my gloves and camera accessories that I ordered.

Christmas is fun, Christmas also brings out the crooks who believe that they are entitled to other people’s property.

Update: neighbor received my gloves, they showed up on my doorbell cam. I knew that my neighbors are not thieves!

21 Year Old Wisdom

My buddy in Michigan sent me this in an email two days ago and I was and still am amazed at the level of clarity this young woman understands how badly damaged our system is in the United States. Too young for the office of the president? Technically, yes, but who gives a crap, put her in the office!


Wow, this girl has a great plan!  Love the last thing she would do the best.  This was written by a 21-year-old female who gets it.  It’s her future she’s worried about, and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she’s being forced to live in.  These solutions are just common sense in her opinion. This was in the Waco Tribune-Herald, Waco, TX.


Put me in charge of food stamps.  No cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, and all the powdered milk you can haul away.  If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid.  Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine.  If you want to use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing.  Ever live in a military barracks?  You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.  Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried.  If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job.  It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting, and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.  We will sell your 22-inch rims and low-profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good.”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary.  If you want our money, accept our rules.  Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin your “self-esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes, we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices.  The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

I love this one…

AND while you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE!  Yes, that is correct.  For you to vote would be a conflict of interest.  You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a government welfare check.  If you want to vote, then get a job.

Now, if you have the guts – pass it on! Isn’t it weird that in AMERICA our flag and our culture offend so many people.. but our benefits don’t?  They’re “expected” because this is AMERICA, RIGHT?