In today's Aren't There Better Uses of Taxpayer's Money category*, apparently Texas has begun arresting drinkers for being drunk, before the afore-mentioned drinkers have even had the chance to leave the bar and become a public nuisance or other form of danger to the public safety. Apparently this is really what was meant by the Bush administration when they talked about "pre-emptive strikes".**
I don't really care how drunk these guys were (or weren't), I just think this is dumb.
*Also cross-listed in today's The U.S. Never Ceases To Amaze Me and Goin' To H*LL In A Handbasket categories.
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