After wonder all night if I was going to end up writing about all of the little irritating things that happened this evening, my friend KP shows up at the comm room window and he drops this bomb shell on me.
He says (and I loosely quote the best i can remember):
"Do you suppose that we can draw a corollary between the increase in the safety of baby cribs and the increase in the prison population? Think about this.... When you and I were kids we were put in old wooden baby cribs that the sides slid down on. If you grabbed the sides it would pinch your fingers and hurt like hell and if you shook them hard enough they would tip over and dump you on your head.
We were taught that being behind bars was painful and you had to be good to get let out when you wanted to play.
But when Ralph Nader came along and consumer-safetied us half to death, they did away with those old wooden cribs and got these soft sided things that taught you nothing. Being locked away became a soft and comfy place to be.
Most of the new people coming into the system are young punks who never knew the harsh lessons that an old wooden crib would teach you."
By Gawd, if I don't think he's right. I think he's on to something.
And I do wonder if we put our heads together if we couldn't get a sizable government grant to do some research on the subject.
I can always count on my friends when the going gets tough.
Well, tomorrow looks like it's going to be quite the day. What with it being both Punch the Clock Day and Thomas Crapper Day.
I just hope it don't backfire on us!
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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