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Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's for the Children

If we have learned anything from politicians, it's this: Any idiot can sell a dumb idea as long as he convinces people it's for the children. What's happening in Chicago is more proof of that:
    Tiny plastic bags used to sell small quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs would be banned in Chicago, under a crackdown advanced Tuesday by a City Council committee.

    The baggy that's threatening to destroy Chicago's childrenAld. Robert Fioretti (2nd) persuaded the Health Committee to ban possession of "self-sealing plastic bags under two inches in either height or width," after picking up 15 of the bags on a recent Sunday afternoon stroll through a West Side park. ...

    ... Health Committee Chairman Ed Smith (28th) said the ban is part of a desperate effort to stop what he called "the most destructive force" in Chicago neighborhoods.

    "We need to use every measure that we possibly can to stop it because it is destroying our kids," he said.
So, it seems the children of Chicago will finally be safe from the evil, miniature plastic baggies that are threatening to destroy them. But who will protect them from stupid politicians?

1 comment:

Chris Wilde said...

Great, now what am I going to use to pack my powdered sugar and loose-leaf tea in my lunch box every day?

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