Sunday, July 25, 2010

Why K2 should stay legal in Fort Wayne

1. Seeing as the proposed ban is limited only to Fort Wayne, K2 users will simply either buy the product outside of city limits or order it online. Passing a local law would be a symbolic gesture at best.
2. Experience shows that official discouragement of a drug usually only serves to increase demand. In European countries that allow pot use, the rate of marijuana usage is actually lower than in the US. Some young people have such an instinct for defiance that I shutter to think what would happen if Congress passed a law against jumping off a bridge.
3. The legal consequences of pot use are its most serious consequences. Smoke pot and if you get caught, you can go to jail and have a criminal record. (Don't get caught, and you might have a bright future in politics.) Drinking too much alcohol in one sitting can kill you if you're not careful. (There aren't enough careful people in fraternities these days.) So far, K2 has not resulted in any deaths or arrests in our fair city. As things stand now, alcohol, pot, and even tobacco pose a far greater threat to the futures of 18 to 21 year olds. Shouldn't the youthfully indiscreet have a perfectly legal and relatively safe alternative to illegal drugs and alcohol?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last year Obama said that the middle of a recession is the wrong time to cut spending. Next year, the White House is predicting a record deficit due to record spending and decreased revenues.

Quick question: If Obama touts government spending as a way to fix the economy, and he has no intention of reducing spending next year, then does that mean he fully expects the recession to continue for another 6 to 18 months?

Friday, July 16, 2010

New state ID law is idiotic.

Now Indiana requires everybody to show ID when buying alcohol, no matter how old they look. Maybe there is some 19 year old out there who looks like George Burns due to some horrible illness that I shouldn't even joke about. If he is out there and he looks that old, then he deserves a drink.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

LeBron James leaves Cleveland

Yeah, I really didn't care when I heard the news either. But I'm bringing this up because I wanted to point out that, unless you're a team it is foolish to pin your financial well-being on the success of a professional sports team. When a person does it, it's called gambling. When a city does it, it's called economic development.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

To think that all I had to do to become an American was continue to breathe after they cut the umbilical cord.

Remember the end of "Saving Private Ryan"? The title character is told "You better earn this."

We all better earn this.

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