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The Pimply Minions Rebellion…

March 18th, 2015
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the sing-a-long version.

Local singer Liv Gains only got one thing wrong: the last bit of her name.

The police officer asked Liv Gains for her name.

“First name? Liv,” she said. “Last name? Free and Die hard.”

She should have went with “Free or Die.” Because Live Free or Die, the New Hampshire State motto, is a bald statement of freedom. And having some pimply minion of beaurocracy hand-cuff you for stating as much is a freedom issue. But then, so is inventing the rules, and declaring a spot were taxi’s sometimes drop people off a “taxi stand or public transit stop.”

Making matters worse, as always, is the official response, which notes, “giving a false name is an arrestable offence.” But why isn’t giving out false offences an arrestable offence? Or at least a fireable one?

Gains seems to get this is about more than just being asked to move along, and God bless her for that. She’s having a busk-in at the same spot today. Depending on schedule, I may make it down there and drop a $20 in her case.

And good too for Giant Tiger and councillor Frank Monteiro, both of whom didn’t reflexively take the cops side on this one.

pimply minions of bureaucracy