First up, a prosecutor in my home state of WI is taking things a little too far, as she tries to prosecute a 6 year old boy for playing Doctor with a 5 year old girl (an obvious case of an older man taking advantage of a younger woman). First off, shame on this DA for trying to make her bones on the back of a 6 year old boy. I know Grant County is not the hotbed of violent murders and suave criminals that you’ll find everyday in… well, not in WI, that’s for sure, but this is as manufactured a case as it gets.
And second, which adult in this whole mess called THE F*CKING POLICE OVER A GAME OF DOCTOR?! Sh*t, I can’t tell you how often I played doctor when I was a little boy, and it was certainly a quid pro quo game. We all got our curiosity satisfied, and no one got pregnant because, well, we were 6 years old! Girls still had cooties, and the only reason the game was on was because curiosity got the better of cootie fear. And yes, our parents knew. I didn’t know they knew until the decided that telling me would result in the maximum amount of teenage embarrassment, but the knew, and recognized it as harmless, and now that I think about it, that’s about when mom gave me a copy of “Where Did I Come From?” and told me to read it, and come to her with questions.
Major responsible adult fail, here, and not just on the part of the prosecutor and the DA who signed off on it.
Next up, for us outdoorsy types, seems Iodine is now verboten because Meth heads use it to make Meth. So your iodine tabs for killing bacteria in water while hiking? Yep, those are now evil. Good thing I have a healthy supply of them, and a medical grade water filter.
I am so tired of the fed.gov banning shit because it might be used for X. I don’t care what X is, you need to have a really damn good reason to limit access to X. And, as the Sudafed ban has shown, the drug makers will just crack out the organic chem and figure out another way to get there.