Friday, April 29, 2005

Fascinating, and pathetic

This article is so silly. I mean, I know Tom Delay is under major fire right now, so anything he does even slightly hypocritical is going to be magnified, but please. This is ridiculous.

However, interesting tidbits in the article that I did not know...

Last September, the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control
tightened its prohibitions against U.S. citizens importing or consuming Cuban
cigars. Even Americans licensed to bring back up to $100 worth of Cuban goods
are no longer allowed to include tobacco products in what they carry. The
regulation also noted that Americans are barred not only from purchasing Cuban
goods in foreign countries, but also from consuming them in those countries.
The unmitigated stupidity of our government just blows me away. Let's see...
1 - How in the world are they going to enforce this?
2 - Exactly how do they think this will affect Castro in any way, shape, or form. I mean, the embargo hasn't worked for the last 50 years, so what makes them think it will start working now if they only change the rules for a teeny tiny minute percentage of the American population that smokes Cuban cigars and chooses to smoke them overseas when they have the opportunity?

Insanity - Doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results.

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