Thursday, October 11, 2007

A tale of two cities

In the first city, people with no business having guns have them anyway:

CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.

In the second, restaurant owners are given tickets for using trans fats:

October 11, 2007 -- Margarine was the main culprit for the cluster of Big Apple eateries that were the first to be hit with fines for violating the city's new ban on trans fats, The Post has learned.

Twenty restaurants were issued trans-fat violations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, the first period of time when the city Health Department began fining restaurants.

I'm beginning to believe there really are two Americas: One where lawlessness reigns, guns and narcotics are everywhere, and life is brutal, nasty and short; and the other, where innocent people trying to make a living are hampered by idiotic laws, and possession of margarine is a capital offense.

I don't want to live in either one.

1 comment:

airforcewife said...

it's very easy for the rule makers to decide never to visit or even to acknowledge the existence of the brutish America. Thus, their rules don't apply there.

However, if you have a comfortable house and God Forbid feed your child something not on the approved list - you're in jail for decades.