While we're on the "This isn't the country I grew up in" theme, we have this lovely decision by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals on warrantless searches. In short, the majority approves.
I guess I better not go into the 5th Circuit's area, for I will surely be found in contempt of court. How could anyone who has any respect for the Constitution, let alone their oath of office, come up with such nonsense?
Perhaps the Supreme Court will get this case and have a fit of good sense. Perhaps monkeys will fly out my butt.