The first Republican debate is looming, and it's making news for not having any "top-tier" candidates. Here is some grown-up barely able to contain his chuckling at the poor crop of candidates being fielded - they have the likes of Gary Johnson, pizza entrepreneur Herman Cain, "and, yes, Texas Congressman Ron Paul."
Given the funeral festivities that most of America is celebrating for Osama Bin Laden, it's probably a bad time to talk about peace. But we might as well, since the punditry loves to snark over the childish candidates who don't want to kill innocent civilians along with actual bad guys. Maturity is apparently a function of how many bodies you're willing to accept in the name of America's "interests."
Or perhaps those pragmatic adults are laughing at the kiddie table because those tykes don't want to lock up people who haven't injured others, but use substances such as marijuana. Is it the massive number of deaths caused by pot? With zero overdoses since 2500 BC, this is hard to believe. Perhaps it's the huge number of crimes associated with the drug? Given that the government had anti-pot ads showing pot making people sit on their couches and snack, it's interesting that they would also claim it motivates people to go out and steal, hurt others, etc. Or perhaps the old standby "gateway drug" argument will be brought out ex rectum. If there ever was any truth to that one, the fact that the main commonality is that the DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL manages to escape them. It will be a good day when those who use that argument stick it back up the ass they pulled it from, along with whatever else they see fit to add.
Perhaps it's the budget that those experienced, enlightened pundits are talking about. After all, if we went back to the budget we had in 2000, we would undoubtedly wind up like Somalia, our roads crumbling, our trains stopped in their tracks. Wild gangs would rule the wasteland, even outside of Detroit.
Whatever it is that they are pissing on about, I have to say that they're giving me a case of Peter Pan syndrome - if killing innocents, locking up peaceful people, and being totally irresponsible with money makes you an adult, I'm prepared to be a child for a while.