Bust A Cap Now; Ask Questions Later
The state of Florida approved a new gun law in April that basically gives Floridians who own guns the right to shoot first and ask questions later – all without criminal or civil repercussions. The law, which is supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) was approved by the state legislature. Governor Jeb Bush calls the law “good, commonsense, anti-crime issue.” Before this law took effect gun owners could only fire their weapons if they attempted to withdraw from confrontations and were confronted with a life-threatening emergency or the threat was physically in their home or property. Now, they can fire at will if they “reasonably believe that firing their gun is necessary to prevent a crime or serious injury.” Florida presently enjoys 80 million tourists per year, but now their tourism industry is threatened by notices published in various countries warning that physical injury resulting from arguments or social faux-pas that escalate to a shooting are possible. Pray that New Yorkers don’t ever adopt such a ridiculous piece of legislation.
Y’all Ain’t Comin’ Back Here
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Alphonso R. Jackson told the Houston Chronicle that New Orleans’ pre-Katrina population of 500,000 would not re-establish itself for a long while and when it does, “it's not going to be as black as it was for a long time, if ever again." This prompted some black leaders to respond to the comment, including Maryland’s Elijah E. Cummings who said, “I would beg and hope that the secretary, if that is what he is saying, would re-evaluate the situation.”
Go Topless For Safety
Francois Venter told health officials in Cape Town, South Africa that one of the best available ways to prevent the spread of HIV is circumcision. Venter said his study proved that men who are circumcized were 65% less likely to contract the virus. South Africa has an estimated 6 million folks infected with HIV.
You are on a ill-fated plane trip. The captain has informed you that the plane will be crashing down in less than two minutes. The telephones on the seat-backs have been activated to allow you ONE telephone call. Who will you call? What will you say? Please keep the timeframe in mind.
Keep passin’ the open windows…