Now that Senator Hilary Clinton and the left-wingers are selling out liberty to try to out moralize the Republicans by waging war on porno and violent video games (some big name consulting firm told them that being Republican is the next big trend this year) there will be lots of people making hay out of this murder trial. Grand Theft Auto made the defendant kill three cops it seems.
Now the jury took just about an hour (enough time to stop laughing at his defense and not so quick that they look prejudiced) to see through this nonsense but you can be sure that politicians, activist groups and PTA demagogues will buy into his lawyer's load of horse feathers and place an order for more. Violent crime has been going down consistently (or going up if you wish to look at it that way) during the same time that video games have gotten more popular and more violent. But I have mentioned this before. Lets move on.
A new transportation bill has been signed. The $286.5 billion allocation will include $24 billion for lawmaker directed "special projects" and $6 billion to provide epinephrine pens to taxpayers who are allergic to pork. Everyone says they hate pork barreling but history shows that the backlash against politicians who clobber voters with their own money will consist of three people per county. I also suspect that the new transportation infrastructure will be just cosmetic enough that it will need to be redone (by the same contractors) in five years as opposed to the roads of the Roman empire which are still being used to this day.
I don't much care about baseball but I know what I hate. Kenny Rogers was let off the hook early. It seems attacking someone simply because you feel that they are in your face at about a distance of 50 feet is just fine. Let's not make a fuss about it. Now this pansy with roid rage is not what really disgusts me. He is welcome to revel in the millions of dollars from, and the adoration of, people who what to make all sports fans look like drooling troglodyte. He is welcome to be a role model for kids who are already stupid enough to worship this half-baked head case. What I find sickening is the few apologists (used sarcastically - Apologetics involves actually making a case not just saying "Come on!! Leave him alone!!") for this piece of human compost. I have seen posts about this issue which claim Rogers is being treated like an axe-murderer. If a couple of weeks suspension is how they treat axe-murderers in Texas I have been grossly mislead about that state's judicial system.
There are people out there who think they can get away with perjury to congress simply because stupid people love them. They are probably right. As long as they say it with an indignant self righteousness they can sell it to the rubes. Take the morality high ground before the politico types do; that's the way they do it. Even when they are caught red veined they can claim they are too stupid to know what steroid effects are like. The President of the country will believe him because it is just the word of some stupid scientists with their egghead tests verses a baseball star.
What do all these things have in common? They all lead me, through inductive reasoning to conclude the following.
Morality makes lousy soap. It makes everyone who uses it to impress the world come off smelling bad but then the packaging is pretty and strong enough to stand on. The morality soap box makes you tall enough to be seen and since most people can smell jack-all it usually works like a charm.
Well I think I have voided my cynicism reservoir. I hope I didn't get any on you.