Mighty Mice

Politician!  Doncha just love what they do to for us?

The Paris SummitThe world’s last chance to save earth.  Well, looks like we are doomed.  All it means is we’ll keep throwing money at it while we wonder why the economy is in the tank.  If/when it starts to get bad, we’ll solve it without the help of politicians.

The War on Drugs has run longer than our war on radicals.  Maybe it is time to admit that Vietnam wasn’t the only war we lost.  Drugs are a problem — I guess you didn’t hear that here first.  But almost everything or anything can be a problem — especially when the politicians get in the act.  There are solutions in little pockets here and there.  Doctors in some places can treat addicts with controls along with prescriptions for those drugs.  Not a great solution but better than what we got for all concerned.

Paris — the attack. It was horrid.  A handful of people took the lives of just people — not a Crusader in the lot.  The aftermath reads like a dark comedy. Martial law was evoked.  Without due process a person can be confined.  That was temporary.  Then temporarily extended.  Then…

San Bernardino  is more of the same. Only we aren’t talking house arrest.  We’re resurrecting the same tired assault weapon (Gun makers really blew it calling them that.) and banana clip reforms that didn’t have any effect before.  If assault weapons are the Devil’s tool, it’s already out of the box.  There are thousand upon thousands of them out there.  California is one of the most regulated states for small arms.  Maybe if the building hadn’t been a gun free zone and carry permits were easy to get; someone might have solved the problem then and there.

I don’t know why I am bothering to post this.  There’s another Republican debate in the offing and I’d put my eyes out before watching it.  There are people who think the great blond hope — Donald Trump — has the answers.  Poppycock!  And going down the list, the answers don’t get better until you compare them with Hilary’s or Bernie’s.

The simple fact is that nobody in their right mind wants to be a politician. We used to have people who served ; Now they spend all their effort on the one important reason for being elected — being reelected.  And folks, that our fault.

ADDENDUM:

Fantasy Football: That little loophole in the law is on the path of poker.   It didn’t even take a Black Friday for them to start the self-destruct.  You gotta think the old owners of Full Tilt and Ultimate Bet are involved.

  1. December 17th, 2015 at 11:51 | #1

    Don’t get me started on politicians. Our system is broken and I don’t think it can be fixed.

  2. December 17th, 2015 at 13:20 | #2

    I don’t know if it can’t. I think it will be at some point. I just worry about the cost. For you and me, its mostly a non-issue…for those who follow…

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