Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Memo to Future Organ Donors

In a recent survey, four out of five doctors recommended waiting until you're actually deceased before donating your brain to science.

Case in point:

I've read some poorly-written letters to the editor before, penned by drastically ill-informed individuals attempting to re-interpret the 2nd Amendment, in order to rationalize and placate their irrational fear of firearms, but this letter by one Bernard Roth of Dartmouth, Massachusetts is serious "Idiot Hall of Fame" material.

I don't have the time right now to righyly take it apart, piece by piece. Frankly, it wouldn't even be worth my trouble to do so. And, as it would amount to having a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent, it just wouldn't be a very fair fight.

So, I'll choose to let compassion rule the day, and let him off easy.

Here's a small sampling, though.

I do not wish to change the constitutional amendment giving an organized militia the rights to bear arms, withdrawn from a carefully tended armory. The National Rifle Association has abandoned the parts of the amendment relating to "organized militia" and "tended armory."

Oh, and be sure to read the part about the "wiggly" musket balls. It's gold.