Dear Readers:
Your reasonably sane and humble reporter is starting to have grave reservations about society in the United States of America.
I had two of my aunts visiting over the summer and according to them most Europeans think that Americans, on the whole, are totally NUTS, and going to hell in a hand-basket.
Unfortunately, I tend to agree with them, and have a proposal to fix the problem at the end of this article!
-Here it is,  the day before Christmas and we get news that two firefighters are killed, and two more injured, responding to a fire in Rochester, N.Y.  Preliminary reports speculated on the possibility that the gunman started the fire to attract the firemen …………………….,  you now, like moths to a flame!
-Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the nation’s gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear than any such effort will face significant obstacles. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre dismissed efforts to revive a ban on assault weapons as a “phony piece of legislation” that’s built on lies.
-More than 31,400 people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun-control views.
-An Texas father faced a rape trial after allegedly forcing his son to have sex with a prostitute because he feared the 14-year-old was gay. It is said that during a family barbecue around Christmas time in 2007, the dad allegedly phoned a prostitute and arranged to meet her at a motel.
-Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ, she was supposed to kiss Charlie three times during their “Scary Movie” bedroom scene, but she ultimately refused to do it because of Charlie’s wild partying past. It’s unclear what Lindsay was so paranoid about — but we’re told BOTH parties had to sign releases that they didn’t have cold sores …….., or anything else!
Then there is this little TIDBIT, which shouldn’t even make the news except that Americans are obsessed with celebrity!
-Apparently, this Santa was too sexy for the cops.
Mike Busey, who fancies himself as the “King of Rock and Roll Debauchery,” was arrested early Saturday during a house party at his Florida home he fondly calls the Sausage Castle.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Busey, who is the nephew of actor Gary Busey, was booked into the Osceola County jail on charges of selling alcohol without a licence.
The paper says that on Friday night, an undercover investigator with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Team visited the Sausage Castle which is located in St. Cloud.
After paying the $20 cover charge for “Mike Busey’s End of the World Sexy Santa Holiday B-Day” party, the deputy stopped by the bar and bought a beer, according to Busey’s arrest report.
The report said Busey, whose real name is Michael Andrew Ward, was standing next to the unlicensed bar but made no effort to stop the bartender from making the illegal sale to the deputy and other party guests.
The Sentinel says the officer also saw several people smoking marijuana and that “(Ward) made no attempt to stop the illegal acts.”
After bonding out of jail Saturday afternoon, Ward sent a tweet to his nearly 9,000 followers, “Last Night I Got Arrested For Throwing A EPIC Party!” and thanked his guests for attending.
He included an Instagram photo of himself sitting in the back of a cop car sporting a Santa costume.
AND FINALLY……………………………, this could only happen in America!

NOW, here is the solution to all the ills in the United States, folks.
Through a rigorous screening process, take all the sane, educated and reasonable folks in the United States, bring ‘em up to Canada, and then finish building that wall along the border!