cum hoc ergo propter hoc

It's really pretty astonishing that there is so much crime in Jackson, MS, what with the leadership they've got over there:

Councilman Kenneth Stokes sponsored the saggy-pants ordinance. He said many of the young men who wear saggy pants also get in trouble at school or with police.

He said the ordinance was an attempt to "save all the children we can."

I think this is roughly equivalent to treating AIDS with collagen injections.

What's even better is that there is actually discussion over the constitutionality of the ordinance, leading the mayor to remark that "I certainly respect the Constitution, but we have some issues that are much bigger than the Constitution." Note that His Honor is not arguing that, you know, the Constitution is pretty much mute on the issue of whether the waistband of your skivvies is showing (go ahead, call me a strict constructionist), but that this issue is bigger than the United States Constitution.

We tend to get the government we deserve.



Gino said...

you got something against saving children?

without the kids, who's gonna pay your social security?

rob said...

SO, to dumb down your post a little (sorry) I've recently been trained to do collagen injections and there are some indications for AIDS wasting syndrome in the face (and big luscious lips). I also do botox now. Need your eyebrows paralyzed?

chris said...

Come on! Everyone knows that scrappy document that was written over 200 years ago could never have predicted the magnitude of the problems we would face today! Surely our founding fathers would have written in that government should be concerned with pants that are too large to not fail if they had Nostradamus-like vision.