Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Hair-owing Choice

If you still think that there are parts of your life the government can't interfere in; think again.

New Jersey is drawing the line when it comes to bikini waxing.
The state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is moving toward a ban on genital waxing altogether after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.

That's right - in the entire state of New Jersey, population 8.7 million, two people were injured. Clearly, this is an urgent public health issue. Not to mention the fact that both women chose to get brazilian waxes. No one forced them to do it.

This part really pissed me off, though.

Technically, genital waxing has never been allowed — only the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms are permitted

Not because it was ever banned, but because it isn't included in the list of things that can be legally waxed. This is where we are now. Unless the state explicitly says that something is legal, it is automatically illegal.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Weekend Cartoon

"A veteran Scrabble player will spot the 'OSTRICH' option"


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Violence up in Mexico - Solution: More Violence

President Obama was briefed today on the state of the War on Drugs. Some of the awful statistics;
More than 1,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence this year. In 2008, the toll doubled from the previous year to 6,290.

So, does Obama see this and recognize the epic failure of U.S. drug policy, and the extreme negative affects it has on countries such as Mexico? Nope.
"He was very interested in what kind of military capabilities may be applied."

Because if we've learned anything from prohibition, it's that there's simply not enough violence.