Comedian Randy Liedtke baked himself an iPhone cookie. While this was certainly a blow struck against the police state known as the People’s Republic of California, for Mr. Liedtke himself, it didn’t work so well.
It turns out that he had a warrant out for unpaid parking tickets. Naturally, the cop took him downtown, so to speak.
While Mr. Liedtke says he is out of the cookie-iPhone business, your humble author is struck by two aspects of the situation:
- You can be arrested for parking tickets? What kind of a country is this, exactly? Couldn’t he have pleaded “affluenza”?
- Since the primary stop was baseless, shouldn’t he be free to go, even if he has a parking-ticket warrant? Lawyers of the Internet, I’m calling on you.
Regardless of the particulars, it would appear to Mr. Liedtke is as thoroughly broken on the wheel of governmental oppression as was Winston Smith. But how brightly the flame of revolution burned, in that brief moment when it shone!