The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 11 February 2005]

Damn their sanity

Dammit, I had an erudite post rant all composed in my mind about the flaming idiots in Virginia who proposed a bill to fine people whose underwear was showing, and then they actually go ahead and drop the bill.

A pox on them.

Still, some people won’t give up the good fight:

The Bill’s sponsor, Delegate Algie Howell, issued a statement saying it “was in direct response to a number of my constituents who found this to be a very important issue”.

He said constituents included customers at his barber’s shop who were offended by exposed underwear.

Do not upset the barbershop constituency, I say. Especially when they are your only friends.

Soundtrack: “Chainmail” by Curve itunes

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