Finally, that Iraq problem under control . . .

Which problem you ask? The people who won’t buckle up! This is the most Onion-esque New York Times article I have read in a long time.


3 Responses to Finally, that Iraq problem under control . . .

  1. nobamakoolaid says:

    I know this has nothing whatsoever to do with this post, but I have been waiting for a post on the polygamist compound in Texas. Hearings began today in what I see as a circus. Logistics are keeping attorneys from actually being allowed to represent their clients in court. Media is everywhere and has tainted any possible jury pool anywhere in the state, assuming that criminal charges will eventually be brought.
    Here is my primary concern. This all started because a teenage girl was upset with her parents? Does this not sound familiar to anyone who has ever lived with a teenage girl? Now, of course concern for the children should be paramount, but is moving in like an army and separating 400+ children from their parents the best way to handle this? Are the kids better off now than two weeks ago? I honestly do not know.
    I do understand that these men do not legally attempt to marry multiple wives. They generally marry one legally and the rest are joined only in a spiritual manner. The fact that people happen to have kids out of legal wedlock does not violate any laws that I know of. I am truly concerned that the backlash of this will be proposed legislation for government to further dictate where and how we can live. What’s next? Do they say that low income people who raise their kids in drug-infested neighborhoods need to be separated from their children as well? Do they next tell us that only one adult male and one adult female can live in a single dwelling? I can’t be the only one concerned about this.

  2. lbsmom says:

    I think drivers (evidently, passengers don’t count) aren’t safe enough with just seatbelts; adding airbags could really help when vehicles hit a roadside bomb. Who chooses which problems to tackle? Good God, wouldn’t the restoration of basic services be a better idea? How’s it going with schools & hospitals? Is the water safe to drink? And how about all the looted museums? So much nation building to do, so little time. Will January ever arrive?

    Good questions, Koolaid, about those kids in Texas. How can this ever be sorted out? Evidently, the authorities were able to talk a judge into ordering the children be removed; other than the anonymous young female caller, are there other “clues?”

  3. laurabethnielsen says:

    I have been trying to find time for the TX story because it is so ripe for legal studies type analysis. I hereby appoint you the reporter for the story — and have given you all the posting privileges required. GO!

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