WAR IS THEFT
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, five-star general of the US Army, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, planner of Operation Overlord, first Supreme Commander of NATO.
And a guy who considered war a catastrophe.
HELL IN A HANDBASKET
About a month ago, a spate of random shootings, assaults, and a couple of high profile murders got local folks to thinking that maybe this erstwhile happy little town is turning into a hellhole.
Things soon settled down. But there’s been raft of vandalism targeting Christmas decorations of late.
And guess who had to file a police report last night. Yup. Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff.
His outdoor Christmas decorations were stolen Monday.
The Herald Times reports there’ve been a dozen or so such complaints within the last week.
IF I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU
This holy land is everlastingly in love with guns but thinks things like book larnin’ are nothing more than rotten socialist plots.
Need more proof?
NPR this morning ran a report on states enacting more and more stringent voter ID laws. One little tidbit caught my ear. The state that gave us George W. Bush, Rick Perry, and Chuck Norris considers artillery ownership a more trustworthy identifier than, ugh, intelligence.
In Texas, a citizen can gain access to the voting booth by flashing a gun permit. College photo IDs, on the other hand, just won’t do.
I don’t know which act was cooler: Jr. Walker & The All-Stars or Booker T & The MGs. What say you?