Friday, September 11, 2009

Burning money...

...apparently they do it at the local and state levels, too...

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. — Machete-wielding police officers have hacked their way through billions of dollars worth of marijuana in the country's top pot-growing states to stave off a bumper crop sprouting in the tough economy.
The amount only got bigger Thursday when helicopter spotters in Tennessee discovered a five-acre pot field near the Kentucky border and cut down more than 151,000 mature marijuana plants.

Man, I tell you what, for government below the federal level to be so strapped for cash these days, they sure are wasting the funds they DO get on unimportant things that do absolutely nothing to improve the lives of the citizens whom they govern. Helicopter spotters? Really? One wonders how much money they're throwing away that could be better spent vis disbursal to the local communities to beef up their street patrols. Or maybe buy the cops on the street better guns and ammunition, since the criminals have the upper hand with them full-auto AKs, or so the media tells us. (and yes, friends, that was sarcasm...)
"But, but, but....drugs'r'baaaad, hhhmmmmkayyyyyy?...."