Monday, December 16, 2013

Affluenza Deffence

Classic. A Texas judge gave a young teen 10 years probation instead of jail time because his defence lawyers were able to effectively argue the brand new 'sickness' called 'affluenza'. The idea goes like this, if a kid has too much money (or rather his parents) then he can't know right from wrong, or it's really hard to learn because everything is handed to you from day one. I do'nt get it either. But in Texas stupid things happen all the time. Such as teens killing whole families while drunk driving and not getting jail time. What's even more perculiar from a legal stand point is how a psychological disorder that's never been tested and has no empirical evidence to even exist, held up in court. As for the teen boy who got away free, he gets to spend his probation in a resort facility because his wealthy parents can afford it. Luckily there will be a civil suit. Funny how affluenza doesn't affect black people in Texas. http://kfor.com/2013/12/16/victims-families-file-multimillion-dollar-lawsuits-against-affluenza-teen/

Monday, January 28, 2013

Loose or restrict?

Take a deep breathe and let's have a suitable and rational discussion on gun control. If the Governor says he'll do what the Feds say, and the local lawmakers are in fact looking at relaxing carrying laws, well, we still aren't seeing eye to eye. What makes this country great is our ability to dialogue and have opposing views. This is a divisive one, but let's not let an ahistorical reading of ancient historical texts pave the way. Take Canada as an example. Many provinces have more guns per capita than Utah. Yet, their murder rate is a tiny fraction. Why? Culture I would say.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Xmas Sherry A No No

Sometimes this State puts out laughable attempts to legislate behavior. On one hand, everyone will say 'nay' to illegals, gun control, abortion, and of course, healthcare. Most of those are stark reminders of how much many hate more government meddlin in the daily affairs. BUt the same conservative block that hates healthcare, on the other hand, want to legislate things like drinking. Prohibition is back in full force it seems as the moral crusade attempts to pick and choose what's good for Joe Plumber. No drinks before dinner? Well I eat dinner at 330 so I should be safe. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/20/utahs-big-obamacare-gamble/

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Healthcare for all? Heck no

What are we socialists? If you want healthcare you have to sell your soul, sell your house, get insurance, or you're independently wealthy. Away lawmakers go challenging Obama-care. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/20/utahs-big-obamacare-gamble/ Will it be successful? Your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bigamy or bust

Sister wives is not only a lucrative way to make a living (royalties from TLC), but it's also a highly contentious way to live period. Let's assume these 5 can somehow 'make it work', that doesn't keep them frmo the law of the land. They're challenging bigamy law and will find out their next hurdle soon once a federal judge hands down his verdict. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54557306-78/utah-law-bigamy-marriage.html.csp

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Five wives vodka

Do you think that the brand name of a local vodka should be banned? You decide: http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/Law-professor-says-hell-sue-Idaho-over-Five-Wives-Vodka-ban-157603135.html If not wives then maybe the burger business? Five guys and fries?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Have a Seat and think about it

Abortions in Utah will now face delay. If you're considering an abortion you will now be delayed 72hours. Apparently the additional time is for women who haven't 'thought' about having an abortion, which is a bit presumptuous.... but that's merely an opinion.