First, some appropriate music. . .
It seems that the "Newtown Families" are squabbling on how they are to be compensated for their losses. Yes, children and teachers died, and it was horrible. But there's a standard vehicle for compensating for death, even accidental death. We call it "Life Insurance". The 9/11 Families DID get compensation, but that was in return for not suing the airline corporations involved. So at least there was justification, of a sort, for the 9/11 families, because some lawyer WOULD have sued the airlines for allowing bloodthirsty suicidal terrorists on their jetliners.
But not at Newtown. The perpetrator of the crime suicided. He also killed his mother. All the weapons were legally purchased, and legal in the state of Connecticut. . . Yes, the yuppie denizens of Newtown had that most irritating of First World Problems: nobody to sue. . .
But, lo and behold, donations poured in. And with few survivors, there was nothing to do but. . . pay the families. And the Fund, for their work (whatever it is. . ) And now the children who were NOT shot or killed (well . . . their lawyers. . .) want compensation for "psychic trauma". And the Families want lump sums. After all, that Disneyworld vacation ain't free. . .
******Today's First Runner-up: the United States Department of Homeland Security, for telling the US Coast Guard NOT to patrol the waters for customs, immigration, drugs, or anything other than a bona-fide emergency. Which, of course, you will have to apply for, in advance with a DHS form 69. . .
(NOTE 5/13/2013: the ORIGINAL link on this, http://watchdogwire.com/florida/2013/05/06/coast-guard-ordered-to-stay-in-port-and-allow-infiltration/, has disappeared from the web. Not quite sure WHAT is going on here. . . . Sotarr)
The Second Runner-up: Yet another idiotic entry in the Zero Tolerance Wars.
Young Christopher Marshall, a 7-year old student at an elementary school in Virginia was suspended for pointing a pencil and shouting "Pow-pow!". He said he was playing Marines. Well, at least it wasn't a Pop-tart. . . those deadly things are loaded with high-capacity assault Corn Syrup. . .
******And thus, another day sets on teh Burning Stoopid. But, sure as the sun will rise, the Stoopid will be out there tomorrow. . .