Monday, January 10, 2011

Humans Really Are Bizarre Creatures, No?

In light of the Citizens United decision, how strange and bizarre does this WSJ alert seem? 
News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. He also received five years for money laundering, but the judge converted that sentence to probation.

DeLay was convicted by a jury in November of illegally channeling corporate donations to several Republicans running for the Texas Legislature in 2002; such contributions were barred by state law.

Mr. DeLay is in the process of posting a $10,000 bond, prosecutors said. That will allow him to remain free during the appeals process, which could take years.
 Is there any chance at all that in the future humans will have better sense?  Not likely?  Sad, no?  Don't you think that after a few thousand years at it that we could get a set of laws laid down that we could just stick with?  Silly me.  What a thought.

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