Only in America…

Let’s begin with a few news reports from today:

It seems that legislators in Virginia still have some common sense…

State Del. Lionel Spruill has introduced legislation to make it illegal to hang fake rubber testicles from your truck’s trailer hitch. Sounds good to me, but evidently many people feel that one of our ‘inalienable rights’ is the right to display rubber genitalia in public for all 5 year olds to see. Ironically, the only people who find these things ‘cute’ or ‘amusing’ are people with the minds of five year olds. Grow up, people.

The full story can be read here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_fe_st/trailer_testicles;_ylt

=AipbPk3mRT0mNLufOhWO9THtiBIF

Next up:

In Kokomo, Indiana, some idiot trying to rob a convenience store shot his own nuts off. Yep, you heard me right… after demanding that the clerk hand over the cash and cigarettes, this whiz-kid discharged the gun into (and through) his right testicle. Oops.

The full story can be read here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_fe_st/robber_shoots_

self;_ylt=AtJfrk4HGkElDtASnqIOc__tiBIF

I guess my point is this:

This kind of stuff is going on continuously in the U.S., and it is extremely expensive for taxpayers, insurance policy holders, etc…

Maybe the rising cost of health care has a thing or two to do with some idiot, probably without insurance, blowing off his own ‘man jewels’ while trying to steal a $5 pack of cigarettes. Likewise, maybe our income taxes wouldn’t be so high if the courts weren’t bogged down with expensive cases involving people who passionately believe that their rights are being infringed upon because they can’t hang rubber gonads from their trailer hitch.

We are supposed to be the best educated people in the world. This makes for some funny reading, but I think it is time to step up to the plate, people.

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