Morning Shots | February 2, 2011

Drug testing for recipients of taxpayer assistance considered too invasive. (Capital Journal) Of course we know people are poor through no fault of their own.

Ignition locks for DUI repeat offenders? (KELO) We are still only addressing the symptoms here, not the underlying issue.

South Dakotans might be permitted to have their children born somewhere other than home and the hospital. (Watertown Public Opinion) Why not? People have been born in much stranger places since time immemorial.

Groundhogs Students not expected to see their shadows in Sioux Falls today. (KELO) It has been quite a while since we’ve seen that city’s schools close because of weather, IIRC.

**Apropos of Groundhog Day, I would just like to mention that I have eaten scores of the critters. Big ones are tough and rather strong-flavored. Little ones can be quite tasty.**