“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Thursday, May 08, 2008

unbalanced minds make unbalanced equations

Someone tell Amarillo Globe-Republican Dave Henry that irony is dead.

"As Amarillo voters ponder another public smoking ban Saturday, it is worth pointing out the inconsistencies of trying to save people from themselves through government intervention or the ballot box.

Bexar County finds itself stuck with a needle-exchange program, a legislative shot in the arm from misguided do-gooders wanting to enable drug abusers to continue to shoot up with clean syringes...

They use them to shoot up whatever harmful substance they are hooked on, a substance that might just kill them a lot faster than secondhand smoke from a cigarette."
"Secondhand smoke." Right. Of course the argument would be that heroin is unlikely to drip into your veins while the person next to you shoots up.

If irony isn't dead, Dave will soon kill it.