Monday, August 27, 2007

Toxic Flour

I mourn for the loss of sanity, good sense and reason. I am not sure when it died, but I know it is pushing up daisies now.

Case in point: A running club in New Jersey, specifically two members of the group, sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their run and set off a bioterrorism scare. The paranoid police forced shoppers to evacuate an IKEA furniture store and brought out manpower from all over. The running club members heard about the scare and came back to report it was just a little Gold Medal not Heavy Metal. The police's insane response: "You see powder connected by arrows and chalk, you never know,It could be a terrorist, it could be something more serious. (Yeah like flour.... ) We're thankful it wasn't, but there were a lot of resources that went into figuring that out."

So instead of convicting people who kill and rob, we go after flour droppers.

And soon a legislator will make it illegal to own large quantities of flour without a license.

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