Friday, 21 May 2010

DC Problems

I live in Arlington...just across the river from DC. Our headlines today for DC?

"DC Teens Want Bigger Condoms"

Apparently, the city health department has this fantastic program where they buy condoms and give them away. The chief reason? DC has a huge AIDS and pregnancy problem. So a 15-year old DC kid can walk into the district health office and pick up a package of

Well....someone got around to asking the kids about this whole program and realized that there were two issues going on.

First, the condoms they were buying....were too small. I'm not going to say much about this....but it's just something that the teenage guys are admitting.

Second, the condoms that the city are giving away....are dirt cheap and break in a great portion of the situations used. So, basically, they are worthless.

So the city is talking about buying high quality condoms....which means more cost. And of course, they were try to size them up for the bigger know.

I paused over this and wanted to provide further Bama analysis.....but after a while....I realized its best not to say anything. All I can think is those poor Bama kids are stuck having to buy their own condoms....and naturally, they are depending on Wal-Mart to sell them the best Chinese-made condoms possible. Best not to say anything else.

Something on My Mind

For a fair amount of time...I've been following the Mojave Cross episode. Out in California, on a national property, federal property to be factual here....stands a cross. It was placed there roughly 75 years ago to give a simple bit of respect over World War I vet's and those who never returned.

At some point....folks came to get upset about the cross on federal property, and wanted it removed. It wasn't least in their minds.

This case went to the Supreme Court and it was finally decided that it'd be there long enough...that it wasn't necessary to remove it. Case closed. I suspect that the justices really didn't want to have a say in this because it was fairly stupid to bring up a case like this in the first place.

Folks were still upset. So in the last month...the cross was stolen. Someone went there in the night...probably three to four folks because of the effort and weight involved...and took it. A reward was posted. Locals are a bit upset about this behavior involved. They don't think it was a local.

So, this twisted story took another turn yesterday. Folks woke up and a new cross was there on the site.

It was up briefly....until federal officials appeared and removed it. Amusingly enough...the Justice Department is involved and they ordered it removed because its not the actual real cross...and the Supreme Court ruling in their mind...only covers that cross (naturally).

I've sat and pondered this whole story.

For someone to have this frame of mind to get upset about the cross in the first place...there's something wrong.

For someone to gather a friend or two and remove the cross from the hilltop....there's something wrong.

For the Justice Department to have this much interest in a episode like this....there's something wrong.

After a long pondering....I think what this region of the Mojave Desert 10,000 crosses....concreted a good four feet in the ground. In fact, you can plant 100,000 crosses....all the better.

The guys out there who are really into this matter....need some good physical work to get their mind back in order. And I suspect the Justice Department involved....might need an introduction of quantity versus stupidity rules. If you put enough ball bearings in a guys pocket....he will eventually fall to the ground.