Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How Long?!

Let's talk about how government can never seem to get anything done. How's that sound? Depressing? That's about right. So, the other day I was looking for a dog park in Cupertino, CA. I wanted to take my uncle's dog there and let her run around for a while. Sort of like a doggie play date. I went to the City of Cuppertino's website and clicked on "Dog Park Options". This is what greeted me in my quest for an area to run around in that is simultaneously suitable for a myriad of canines: "The issue of off-leash opportunities for dogs has been discussed off and on in Cupertino since 1993. Options suggested by residents over the years include: a dog park, a dog off-leash area, and designated dog off-leash times in neighborhood parks." Wait. What?



1993?! Are you kidding me?! That's almost twenty years! What in the world could these people be discussing for almost twenty years?! It's a DOG PARK. Ever been to a dog park? No? OK, picture a regular park...with dogs! There you go. Why on earth would it take you almost twenty years to make a decision on whether there should be a designated areas where dogs can run around with other dogs?! Honestly, I can't think of more than maybe 5 or 6 questions that you would have to have answers to. And it wouldn't take twenty YEARS for those answers to be revealed! They'd be pretty self explanatory. What are these people doing?!

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I've been so frustrated with the freaking federal government lately for their inability to get anything done. I guess that inability to make progress (or at the very least, some freaking decisions) has now dribbled its way down to the local level. Great. And I don't live in Cupertino or anything, so I don't know how annoyed this should make me, but if it takes twenty years to make a decision about something concerning dogs, how freaking long is it going to take those people to make decisions regarding people?


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