Mayor Bloomberg is an Idiot

We already knew he was a committed nanny-stater and control freak, but now he has shown that he is an idiot in this piece at The Daily Caller.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed pro-gun advocates while encouraging America’s other mayors to pressure Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals, during a lunch gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday.

“Most people I know don’t even have a gun,” Bloomberg said, claiming America is “the only industrialized country in the world” that has a gun “problem” where there are more guns than people.

What about his security detail? I would imagine they carry guns. Is the mayor not aware of this, or are they just not the sort of people he knows? What about the officers of the NYPD? I am sure many of them have guns.

English: New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

I think that Mayor Bloomberg needs to get out of the bubble he is living in.

Also, I really don’t think that having more guns than people in America is actually a problem., at least not to the honest and law-abiding among us. If Bloomberg really wants a gun problem in this country than he should disarm every citizen and render us all helpless from the criminals.

LSD Research

I have never taken any illegal drugs in my life, nor have I ever been tempted to. I never inhaled, and I was never asked so I never had the chance to just say no. I have never smoked and never drink. I have, however, been more than a little curious about the effects of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. I wonder what sort of hallucinations I would experience if I took a small dose. Since I don’t know any drug dealers there is small chance that I will ever satisfy that particular curiosity and after watching this video of an experiment with LSD performed in the 1950’s, I am not sure that the experience would be of any profit to me.

Since the hippie movement of the 1960’s quite a few people have claimed that taking LSD offers important spiritual insights into life, the universe, and everything. Judging from the comments on this video, quite a few people still believe this. Personally, I rather doubt that a substance which befuddles the mind’s powers of observation and reason can offer any particular insight, except perhaps on the taker’s psychology. It seems to me that it is like taking an old-style analog television and adjusting the antenna so that the screen shows mostly snow, and then claiming that you can understand the show that’s on much better than when the screen was clear.