Guns 'n Brackets

I was listening to NPR yesterday afternoon and heard a piece (which I can’t find at the moment) about the ongoing debate re. whether or not students should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.  Can you imagine anything more hare-brained?  I feel like the gun-lobby and others of like mind have simply gone off the deep end. 

What we need are fewer guns, not more.  This would clearly make campuses much less safe … just imagine the frat parties of your past, and add in a few scattered 45’s!  Or how about that messy dorm room you remember so fondly?  Add a Glock to that half-open sock drawer. 

How’s it make you feel?  Safe as hell, right?

I’m sure that the same geniuses who brought us the Iraq War, Homeland Security, tortured torture rationales, sleazy mortgage practices, and now the Bear Stearns bailout … think this is a good idea.  How’s that for fair warning? 

On a saner note, March Madness continues, with the women’s brackets up, as of last night.  I was surprised to see both LSU and Stanford land #2 seeds, although with its tough schedule, Maryland certainly can make an argument for snagging a #1.  What a bummer that Rutgers and UConn are #1 and #2 in the Greensboro bracket!  As Kara Lawson noted on ESPN last night, it seems unfortunate that two teams from the same conference, who’ve already played twice this year, will have to duke πŸ˜‰ it out to emerge from their group and make the Final Four. 

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