Rope a dope
Here's one I missed during the holiday festivities. Nikos at D'Alliance has an interesting post on GOP support of industrial hemp. Of all the dunderheaded effects of this WOsD, the criminalization of this extraordinarily useful plant is one of the worst.
We've said it before but we'll say it again. Industrial hemp is not a drug and it makes no more sense to make it illegal than it would to criminalize the production of cotton. Society and the environment unnecessarily suffers as direct cause of the government's fixation on cannabis.