April 28, 2004

I'm leaving, on a jet plane.... I might even bring some dope with me, but not tweezers!

But I know I'll be back on the 5th. My wife is terrified of flying, so this should be interesting. My 2 yr old is hyper, so this should be doubly interesting.

I'm going to have anything that could possibly be a weapon taken away from me. Knives, guns, tasers, mace, I can understand. Tweezers, nail clippers? What the hell is up with that? Do they honestly expect to some day find a big pile of bloody 1/2" gibbous moon-shaped flecks of pilot flesh in the cockpit if they let someone on the plane with one?

Am I the only one who thinks if a terrorist ever again tries to take control of a plane, that he's going to be torn limb from limb by 150 passengers? The chances of a terrorist actually taking control of a plane in the U.S. are now effectively zero. It's not going to happen again, they're not even going to try.
The Department of Homeland Security is doing a crappy job. It's a huge waste of money. Immigrants are flooding into the country (both legal and illegal). All of them are carrying something. Underwear? Probably. A little dope? Probably some of that too. Anthrax? Possibly.

I haven't heard ANYONE griping that they can't get crack anymore because everyone coming into the country is being searched. Cocaine is a white powder. So is weaponized Anthrax. Ditto for every other illicit drug. If they DHS was doing their job, the drug trade would grind to a halt as a result. We can get rid of the DEA and the "War on Drugs."

Speaking of the "War on Drugs"....... I'm not going to joing the legions of NORML members and spout the usual statistics about trillions spent, blah blah blah.. I am going to ask a couple of questions.

When was the last time you even HEARD of someone smoking a fattie, going home and beating up their wife and kids? Right, me either.

How many people do you actually know who've been beated by their drunk husband, boyfriend or father? Right. Far too often for me too.

That said, I think the answer is obvious. Outlaw booze and legalize weed. Of course, that will NEVER happen. Making booze at home is difficult, and can lead to blindness or death. Growing weed at home is..... gardening! Booze is legal because it can be reliably taxed. Dope is illegal because it cannot. Simple. End of story.

I've got to go pack.