Headline on a story about whether to sell beer, wine and liquor on Sunday: “Could booze boost state economy?” If that doesn’t, should we try prostitution? Or crack? “Boosting the economy” and “helping education” are the two bogus arguments most often employed to sell a vice.Copywriter Jim is back. Legalize prostitution? Sure, why not. Legalize crack? Let's start with weed and see how that works. As far as "bogus arguments", my favorite is nanny state. It's a favorite of "conservatives" who use it to beat Democrats over the head about social programs, then casually cast aside when they desire to preach about their version of "vice".
Love Illinois politics?Do I really need to copy and paste the remaining lame connect the dots attempt to paint President Obama as a modern Boss Tweed? No, because we can all be thankful the market of thought is finally marginalizing this type of garbage to talk radio and certain fading sections of the AJC.
The North Dakota House recognizes human rights. A fertilized human egg has the legal rights of a human, the House declares. The bill moves now to the Senate. The male and female whose actions caused the birth of octuplets pulls me to the North Dakota House’s position.The North Dakota House recognizes human rights.Two words. Ectopic pregnancy. Do we have a trial to determine if the accused was acting in self-defense in preventing her fallopian tube from exploding?
I love living in a city (Smyrna) and county (Cobb) that’s governed without drama. Residents are said to be sick of it in DeKalb. Who can blame them? Public officials should be like body parts: They’re best when functioning painlessly.Memories can be short. Anti-evolution stickers. Requirements to show residency before you use public transportation. A gate across a public street to keep "undesirables" out. A county commission resolution condemning the gay lifestyle. Apparently the pain threshold is very high in Cobb County. Sweep around your own stoop, Jim, before spitting chaw on mine.
The Associated Press declares President Obama a winner for using “his popularity and bully pulpit to get the notoriously sluggish Congress to work through the huge” alleged stimulus “package in relatively short order.” Some bully pulpit. Pelosi-Reid Democrats got to write the bill and the bully pulpit produced three Republicans in the entire Congress to support the $787 billion eruption of social spending. The AP also declares Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) a winner. That requires a certain point of view.It would be nice to see the original article to determine the content, but since the AJC (unlike those nasty, unreliable blogs) doesn't link to sources, we'll just assume Jim took everything completely out of context.
That's enough. There are limits.