Saturday, November 05, 2005

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman: Vandals Should Have Thumbs Cut Off

We've all seen graffiti on overpasses and bridges built with taxpayer dollars, only to be defaced by some misfit of society teenager with a spray can. The city tries to remove it, paint over it, whatever....but it never looks the same.

Well Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is tired of the graffiti in his town. Speaking into a TV camera, he said "In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes. You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it. I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb. That may be the right thing to do." Can I get an Amen from the congregation!!!!

Then, he also went a bit further...saying whippings or canings should be brought back for kids who get into set an example. Not a bad idea...perhaps it would knock some sense into them, something their parents should have done long ago. Of course, all of this will never happen...with parents who believe their kids can do no wrong and with the ACLU out there.

But it's a nice idea. Oh, and Goodman is a Democrat. There just may be hope for that party yet.

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