Calculating the Political Pi While Drinking Cough Syrup


Here’s an idea for a new law that I believe all of us can support.

All candidates, pacs, various federally numbered types of political groups running ads for or against any candidate for any state-wide or national office must maintain a website. Any numbers  or statistics in any ad that is made available to the general public must have a copy of their ad on  their website and must show the source or derivation as well as any computations used to derive the numbers or statistics used in the ad.

I will vote, well maybe not, for any candidate who states that they will, apparently  in complete lack of knowledge  of the constitution,  implement such a law on their first day in office.  Violators, both living and dead(corporations) of this rule under what will be called the Freedom From Bologna Act will be enjoined from running any type of ads in any generally distributed media for a period of 1 calendar year or the next state/federal election whichever comes last.

I would really love to see how the politicians would justify some of their numbers as well as the current fear factor numbers we often see on teen drug use, child abuse, kidnapping, cell phone radiation, vaccines, cough syrup abuse and other hot button topics.

Off the original subject the proposed teenage cough syrup bans that are popping up in many states  could serve a double purpose because mouthwash(some equivalent to around 54 proof alcohol) is cheaper and more affordable than cough syrup and I am sure some teenagers will come home to good old-fashioned drunkenness from their current dextromethorphan high. A second positive result will be that  those teens who drink mouthwash will walk into their first period class , tardy as usual and still clutching a 20 oz Mountain Dew or caffeine laden coffee, but now they will have fresh minty breath and may not be so sleepy.  In most, not all , cases these drug seeking teens don’t have a drinking problem they have an emotional or parenting problem and banning the current  tempting bait will not keep them from getting caught on some other new shiny lure.

Now I’m going to try to get down off my soap box without falling and breaking a hip as I’m old and I find slowly but surely becoming my father.

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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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2 Responses to Calculating the Political Pi While Drinking Cough Syrup

  1. Janae Jaynes-Learned says:

    You may be familiar with these, but wanted to share a few open gov sites (especially Sunlight) http://craigconnects.org/open-government-2 Great post!

  2. thelastgasp1 says:

    I love the law but fear the government bureaucracy required to write (good for about 2500 pages), implement , monitor and adjudicate. More Obamanomics: big government (but more new jobs), more regulation, more graft and of course, doomed to failure. (Has there ever been a successful government program)?

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