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16 June 2005
  The Little Blue Sex Offender


Will Rogers said, "I only know what I read in the papers." While I still rely heavily on dead trees, I remain an informed aardvark by also browsing various electronic news sites and Google News. Needless to say, it usually doesn't take much digging to find something ridiculous into which I can sink my teeth.

Today's farce: Viagra given free to convicted sex offenders. Evidently the flack started in late May in New York, a state usually on the cutting edge of weird but actually this time working to stop rapists, child molesters, and other sexual predators from receiving free erectile disfunction drugs courtesy of United States taxpayers through the Medicaid program.

Immediately after the NY news broke, politicians across the country climbed all over each other, denouncing the lunacy of allowing bureaucrats to blindly follow federal regulations, thus placing weapons back in the hands of multiple felons.

That such programs could exist at all addresses the skewed thought processes of too many career government workers. Suppose the country had a program providing rifles to lower-income people so they could go deer hunting—would these same government drones have so blindly followed guidelines as to rearm convicted armed robbers and murderers?

Maybe I'll just stop reading ... at least long enough to sell my Pfizer stock.
 
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