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Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Links

After a long hiatus Friday links return, slightly directionless, and as useless as ever. On to the links!

It's not just a shitty game show with Howie Mandel any more, it's also now a fact of life in America. 1 out of 100 Americans now resides in prison. We need more reactions like this:
Some Maryland lawmakers said they hope the report will spur reforms in drug-sentencing laws.

"We've been pounding the governor and chairmen of committees with this information for almost five years," said Del. Curtis Anderson, a Baltimore Democrat who has sponsored several bills that would lower maximum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. "The fact that somebody else is saying it and it's a national report might help us wake them up to this issue."
Probably not. It makes headlines for a week or so then everyone goes back to their previous mindsets that allows them to be OK with living in a country with a higher incarceration then a place that is so evil that I can't even visit the place, let alone buy their cigars.

Mayor of a California town found passed out on the sidewalk next to his car and a pool of vomit. No word yet on whether alcohol was involved or not.

Shocking news out of New Zealand. Man admits to "attempting" to fuck a sheep. From the article:
Sergeant Lisa Goodson said the man admitted taking the goat to the back of the property, attempting to have sex with it before doing up his trousers, patting the goat and walking away. "He was contrite but said he was unable to stop the behaviour," said Goodson
If I'm at the point where my pants are down, the sheep is in the ready position and my cock is out, I complete the job. Clearly you've come this far -- would you feel better about yourself if you stopped at that point? Like you have such a strong moral fiber to keep yourself from actually sticking it in, but not from taking off your pants and preparing the sheep? I don't get it...

Study: Fertile married women dig single men. From the piece:
Given these realities, one strategy for a female is to develop a long-term relationship with a lower-quality male while secretly breeding with single high-quality males. The only problem then is getting caught. Long-term partners will often attack an adulterous female in the animal world. In humans, the penalties can be equally stiff.
I like that term, "high-quality male". So all it takes is a tryst or two with a married woman and I'm considered "high-quality". Good, I have a new line for this weekend.

Michelle Obama comforts lower-middle class women in Ohio, by telling them that she spends $10,000 on piano and dance lessons, along with a lot of other worthless and pretentious shit that her kids don't really need. Byron York in NRO:
But not everyone has a close relative living nearby. And not everyone can afford to keep it all together, especially here in Muskingum County, where, according to the census, the median household income in 2004 was $37,192, below both the Ohio and national average. Out of that, there’s the mortgage. And child care. Health care. Education. Lessons. “I know we’re spending — I added it up for the first time — we spend between the two kids, on extracurriculars outside the classroom, we’re spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements and so on and so forth,” Mrs. Obama tells the women. “And summer programs. That’s the other huge cost. Barack is saying, ‘Whyyyyyy are we spending that?’ And I’m saying, ‘Do you know what summer camp costs?’”

With all those concerns, one might wonder whether the women should be comforting Mrs. Obama, but she assures them that she’s really O.K. “We don’t complain because we’ve got resources because of our education. We’ve got family structure,” she says. “So I tell people don’t cry for me.”
Yeah, wipe those tears off your faces folks. The Obamas are going to make it after all...

Congress threatens a Federal drug testing law for all professional sports. Voters who gave the Democrats a majority in Congress collectively shrug and say, "I'm sure this is connected to getting out of Iraq. Really, its gotta be. Any time now. I can feel it. Troops are coming home. You just watch Harry Reid do his thing."

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