Saturday, February 11, 2012

Make My Day Better Law

A bill in Colorado called the "Make My Day Better", would make it so that the "Make My Day" law standards spread to businesses. The "Make My Day" law allows home owners to use deadly force against intruders. Spreading it to businesses would allow for them to legally do the same.

As it stands now, business owners who defend themselves can be sued by their attackers, or the attacker's family. To protect the owners is the primary reason for the bill. Opponents say that giving owners the right to do so, makes them too powerful.

This is not the first time that such an expansion has been attempted, each time before it failed to pass, but this time it is expected to make it through the Republican house. The Democrat senate is a different matter. All expectations are for the voting on the bill to be drawn completely along part lines.

Whitney Houston, Dead at 48

The one time queen of pop has been announced dead by her publicist. Said to have the perfect voice and image, she brought soul into pop. For over a decade she ruled the pop charts, with multiple multiplatinum albums and many number one hits. She also starred in movies such as The Bodyguard and Waiting to Exhale.

Unfortunately, from sometime in the 90s she was heavily using drugs, which ended up killing her career, and now maybe taking her life. She went through rehab twice, then declaring herself drug free, but still was constantly missing scheduled events. Her image was also marred by her marriage to Bobby Brown, who was arrested for domestic abuse.

Hopefully somehow she'll one day be remembered just for her music, and incredible voice.