Illustrating Absurdity

13 03 2010
Illustrating Absurdity

Chicken crossing by Peter Griffin

I find the timing of J-Wright’s media reappearance interesting.  Obamacare is on the ropes, and his “son”‘s approval rating is dipping at 43%.  And of course, it’s all the media’s fault.  Negro, puhlease.  Rev. Jeremiah Wright discusses Obama controversy, history of the church.

And much to my surprise, the envelope I received in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau was not the actual Census form, but a letter informing me to expect the form in the mail within the next week.   My tax dollars at work.  Can you say, redundancy and waste?  I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks so: Did the U.S. Census waste millions sending 2-paragraph letters?

And the tragedy of Chelsea King’s murder keeps uncovering further negligence and misses by the California criminal justice and parole systems.  Her killer (I’m not a lawyer or a journalist, so I don’t have to say “alleged”), John Albert Gardner III was discovered to have violated parole back in 2007 because he was living near a college day-care center; but they did not re-arrest him because he moved within two weeks, avoiding a parole hearing that would have landed him back in jail.  Gardner is also a “person of interest” in the murder of Amber DuBois, who went missing a year ago.  Had someone towed a harder line, two lives might have been saved. Sex offender violated parole, but wasn’t sent back to prison.

In an act of locking the chicken coop after the foxes have already visited, Governor Schwarzenegger reversed the recordkeeping policy of the parole board.  Instead of immediately purging records of paroled sex offenders, they will now hold on to them indefinitely.  Too little, too late.  I’m sure the King and DuBois families feel the same.   Schwarzennegger reverses state policy on parole records.



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