Let’s Talk Tillers

Oh, good lord, people, I just learned that there is this thing called eco feminism that somehow involve only poking tiny holes between your blades of grass and planting in a way that doesn’t defile mother earth.  I would have thought, and in fact remain suspicious that it actually is, that eco feminism would be about the ways in which environmental damage is borne disproportionately on the bodies of women.  But not tilling your garden will not liberate me; I’m just saying.

Forcing libertarians to clean my bathtub while the crankiest of them are coerced into rubbing my head while I drink their beers?  I might find that liberating.  I don’t know.  I’d have to try it a couple of times to see, but I’m betting.

Anyway, so my plan is thus.  We’re going to measure out the size of the garden and till it all.  I’m keeping in mind Bridgett’s admonition to not till what you don’t want to weed, but I’m going to stand in my far back yard, beyond the creek, and decide how best to measure and mark that and leave room for marigolds everywhere.

My only question is this–how do I, not owning a truck, get the tiller to my house and back?  Are there ones small enough to fit in my trunk/backseat if I put the seat down?  Why didn’t we listen to the Butcher when he said he wanted a pickup truck?

Are We To Believe that Nashville Police are Stupid?

In the Tennessean article, Sheriff Hall says

Hall says he doesn’t think the criticisms in the report apply to his program. He’s got no problem with bed space, averaging 300 empty beds system-wide, and he believes the way Nashville is set up — with Metro police making arrests and the sheriff’s department booking offenders — should alleviate fears of racial profiling or abuse of power the report highlighted as community concerns.

This just makes no sense on its surface.  How is “the police arrest people” and “the sheriff’s department books people” a safety net?  Are we supposed to believe that Metro police are so stupid that they don’t get that, if, when they pull over a Hispanic person and they are faced with the decision to arrest him or not, if they arrest him, his immigration status will be checked?

To me, this sounds like Hall is trying to have it both ways.  When 287(g) is being lauded, well, sure he’ll go talk to your community group or your racist organization or whoever to explain “his” program and how well it works.  But when someone says “You’re racially profiling Hispanics,” then it’s not his fault.  He can’t control who the police arrest.  They’re the issue, not his program.

If I were a police officer and I read that article, I’d be a little unhappy to see Hall insinuating I’m the problem.