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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Monday, September 18, 2006

Awright, Willie!

My heroes: Willie and the boys

Willie's bus went through a commercial checkpoint on a highway in Louisiana and the inspector smelled marijuana. The bus was searched and a pound and a half of marijuana was found, along with three ounces of mushrooms.

Normally, this is enough to nail someone with distribution (e.g. major prison time), but since five people fessed up to owning it (including Willie), it turns out to be a misdemeanor for each of them.

Wingnuts aside, it's logical to think that all of the groceries were being shared, so it's not like anyone's lying (which can't be said of our current administration). So when asked whose it was, they all raised their hands.

Whether or not they all could claim legal right to the stash, it was still a way-cool thing to do. If they blamed it on one person, that person would have been incarcerated in the Great State of Louisiana for a long, long time. Instead, they thought of their friends and took one for the team.

That's the kind of loyalty we look for in our friends. That's why we can't trust the current administration to act in our best interest. Everything they've done has demonstrated to us (the common people) that their primary loyalty is to their benefactors - big business lobbyists.

Anyway, I digress. Yes, laws were broken, and the perpetrators will pay the piper. But in standing up their buds, Willie's crew demonstrated the mindset of the modern American progressive: consider other's needs, and then your own comfort.

Okay, I lost about 40% of you there (according to the latest polls), but still; circumventing the law while standing up for your moral values, and still rendering unto Ceasar what is Ceasar's (look it up) is a pretty clever trick in my book.

My cowboy hat's off to you, Willie, and your crew, for demonstrating what selfishness is not about.

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