I live in North Carolina in an area that is all sand, churches and gun shops.
That said, today I was trying to mow my lawn after weeks of rain.
We have a drainage swale that runs across the front yard. GGG. Good Grass Growth.
So as I am trying to mow this almost hay field I am pushing my mower and slipped.
Landed on my ass with my foot under the mower.
Follow the orange twisted brick road.
Somehow, someone in the federal gubment told the lawnmower folks there should be a deadman's type of switch on the mower.
As soon as I lost control of the mower, it stopped.
I still have a foot. I didn't bleed a drop of blood.
My pride and derriere are somewhat injured but the outcome could have been life changing, to say the least.
My taxes paid for my foot.
And a lot of other shit that benefits the masses.
Am I pissed off about taxes? HELL no.
Every day I hear all kinds of shit why the (insert scarey quotes here) FEDS should stay the hell out of our lives.
Multiply that amongst all the Feds that keep us from eating animal poop, bad water, bad air and a host of other horrendous things.
If I had the time, I would add all the Fed agencys that help to make us a better society, but I gotta lay down, have a beer and thank our founding fathers for my foot.