I’ll have a weed whacker with a shot of swill please

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.-Ron White

whiskey_22This seemed fitting after watching the local news today. Two stories that well really put a damper on the party I guess but I just  love the names that are given to big police raids.  You always hear them from the military but when the state governments give it a run they really get fun!

First was “Operation Swill”  the claim is that 29 eating/drinking establishments were allegedly substituting premium alcoholic beverage brands with non-premium brands.  So, top shelf prices for, in some cases, food colored rubbing alcohol.  I mean really?  This is as low as it gets.  Some of the names on this list are actually really decent places.  Sad. The name really makes the story though!

Today we heard about another raid, “Operation Weed Whacker”  You can already tell where we are heading here right?  A massive ring busted today seizing 400 pounds of the mighty green believed to have come straight out of the medical marijuana fields of CA.  They estimated this ring was worth over 14 million bucks.  Imagine if that was taxed revenue?