In a column by Peter Luke the other day he was moaning about how much tougher Michigan penalties for crime are as opposed to surrounding states and it occurred to me that maybe one reason is that since we don't have capital punishment we want to be sure some persons guilty of felonious assault are not let out on the streets to do it again. The revolving door of recidivism apparently has something to do with it.
And speaking of crime, particularly heinous crime, all this talk about Obama visiting with Caastro and possibly Chavez (should their paths cross) reminds me that their prisons are full of political prisoners. Somehow I just can't get over this problem I have with rewarding incompetence or bad behavior. Since we are now on the path to rewarding the countries on the UN Human Rights Council, it looks like relationships with Cuba and Venezuela are right in line with this.
That, plus the fact that we are all to be punished if we break EPA rules and laws against CO2, makes me wonder if there are enough jails for those of us who can't afford to pay the astronomical fines (taxes) for heating and cooling our homes. Or
could Mark Schauer get a clause in the law which would allow house arrest ala Maddox if we are over retirement age?
And one last thought: is there such a thing as adult onset of ADD? It just seems that Obama just can't sit still. How many nights has he spent in the White House since the inauguration? Isn't he just a travelin' man?
MIKE NOFS TO ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY FOR 19TH DIST. SENATE SEAT IN MICHIGAN!
In answer to the comment earlier today I would like to invite anyone interested in meeting Mike to attend whichever location is closer on Tuesday, the 21st
Mike will be at Kellogg Community College, 405 Hill Brady Rd at 10:00 AM
Advance Turning, 4005 Morrill Rd in Jackson at 2:00 PM--As they say: Come one, Come All!