Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Fowl Play at the Fight Club

Isn't it nice to know that your elected officials are using their time and your money wisely. This past week we had a Virginia senator dedicating--oh, how many hours do you suppose?--all kindsa time to passing law ensuring that no child could bear his behind (or boxers) in public.

Here's another senator judiciously using his time on behalf of the good citizens of Oklahoma "to revive cockfighting in the state by putting tiny boxing gloves on the roosters instead of razors."

Yep. The senator is concerned that a 2002 ban on the sport cost the state a $100 million dollar business. Way cool, Senator, maybe you can bring legalize dog fights and fight clubs, too.

Nah. What'd really be way cool is if such senators spent that much time and creative energy dreaming up ways to, say, educate the homeless or even just keep the roads paved. Eh?

These two senators--both of them Democrats--oughta be ashamed of themselves.

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