Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Prison State USA
If current trends continue, by 2100 everybody in the United States will be a felon, with the exception of the President and former Presidents (who will of course pardon each other as a perk of the job). This will present some slight logistical problems. Such as, uhm, if everybody is a felon, who will guard the felons?
But never fear, the State of Texas leads the way. Why, all you have to do is pay felons to guard the felons!
That's sorta like the company hired to build a fence to keep out illegals hiring illegals to build the fence. Sorta a "fox guarding the henhouse". Huh. But that's the gret stet of Texas in a nutshell. As Molly Ivins put it, "All anyone needs to enjoy [Texas government] is a strong stomach and a complete insensitivity to the needs of the people. As long as you don’t think about what that peculiar body should be doing and what it actually is doing to the quality of life in Texas, then it’s all marvelous fun."
Felons guarding felons. Marvelous fun. Uhm, okay.
-- Badtux the former-Texan Penguin
Labels: economy, politics, prison state USA, texas
Posted by: BadTux / 4/03/2007 01:27:00 PM
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