Only in New Orleans. Reason brings us what was aptly described as “arguably the easiest collar in the annals of policework.”  A city attorney was arrested when a joint fell out of his pocket while he was talking to a couple of police officers in a courtroom.

Might I suggest leaving your weed at home when you go to work next time?  Most especially when you work around a bunch of people whose job it is to put people in jail for that sort of thing.  Just a suggestion.



Well, at Least She didn’t Claim to be Native American

Another Massachusetts politician does what needs to be done to defeat her rival by sticking to the issues and calmly pointing out…  Nope.  Can’t keep a straight face.

Denise Andrews, a Democrat representing the the 2nd Franklin district, went to the police accusing her Republican opponent of buying cocaine.

Andrews claims she was acting on behalf on a concerned constituent who had called her with worries that GOP candidate Susannah Whipps Lee was buying drugs.

To be fair, Andrews does insist that she was just being a good citizen.

The 53-year-old has posted a statement about the cocaine allegations incident on her Facebook page denying that her actions were politically motivated or intended to slander her opponent.

Of course they weren’t.

Steal My Steak, Willya?

Talk about a catfight.  You go, girl.


A Tyranny Sincerely Exercised

CS Lewis once said:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

That out of the way, it’s time for Reason’s Nanny of the Month.

Apparently, I’m Doing it Wrong

I was going to update my Neil Young Armstrong post, but I felt it was more important to confess my sins and come clean afresh.  Apparently, my homage to the great explorer and pioneer was insufficiently grand, as I included a stock NASA photo of the man.  Turns out, the proper homage would have been to include a stock photo of myself.

I do hereby humbly apologize for the grievous sin of not making it all about me.

A most humble hat tip to Stoaty

Scary Critters in the News

Seems there’s been a rash of scary beasts cropping up in the news lately.  Slow news day?  Or something more sinister?

Boy Scouts Stone Beaver to Death.  I swear that I’m not making this up.  The article says it was rabid and had attacked the scout leader; it was not in violation of some obscure provision of Sharia law, as I’d initially surmised.  Jimmy Carter was unavailable for comment.

Damned Big Python Found in the Everglades.  The University of Florida may have to scrap the Gator mascot.  A few more snakes this size and they’ll all have been eaten.

Great white shark video.  A white shark swimming in Cape Cod Bay.  Cue the music.  You know the music I’m talking about:

Sleep well.

Something Tells Me that She Quite Likes the Republican VP Nominee

I think they’ve started writing the romance novel in the comments section.  Cover’s already made, though.

Sometimes, Grasshopper, you are Simply Out-Written

I had some ideas for a blog post or two today, but I think I’ll go sit at the feet of two verbal judo sensei and just link to the masters here and here.

Sometimes, you must listen and learn.  Now, excuse me while I meditate upon everything about nothing.

Edit:  Fixed capitalization in the title