October 26, 2006

The Drug Problem in America

I got this in an e-mail from a friend;and it certainly brought back quite a few memories......I guess I had a drug problem, too! When I was young, I was the drugee and later I was the druger!


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The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county. He asked me a rhetorical question, ''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''

I replied, I did have a drug problem when I was young:

I was drug to church on Sunday morning.

I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.

I was drug to family reunions and community socials, no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profane four-letter word.

I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flowerbeds and cockleburs out of dad's fields.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

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October 16, 2006

SeeBS, they DON'T get it..

Stoopid Cartoon

But, we already knew that now, didn't we?

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October 14, 2006

So freakin' tired

of blatant ignorance.

I know it's something that has been around forever and will continue to be around. Sometimes, though, it just gets to me. Especially when things hit close to home. A few things have happened around here that I am not at liberty to discuss and have made me quite pissed off, so please forgive my ramblings in advance.

For sheer entertainment purposes, I sometimes pop into the chat rooms that are affiliated with my "domestic engineering" websites. Wow. Just wow. Now, I was raised to respect that people are different and that I will always find people that have a difference in opinion from myself. However, I was NOT raised to respect stupidity. Some of the thread titles alone are just that. Stupidity.

#1- "Do you think the reduction of gas prices is manipulation from the administration to remain in seat?"

Hmmm... please, please, please research what goes into gas prices, why it is what it is and why it was recently reduced BEFORE making a complete jackass out of yourself for G-d only knows how many other people. Also please refer to Mirriam-Websters online dictionary for the term, "PROFIT MARGIN". Next time you are shopping in stores like Michael's, think about that as you grab one of those fake trees whose markup is 350%.

#2- Blame Bush!

This mantra is old. Can we come up with something new to discuss? How 'bout this: is the fact that your IQ is lower than my garbage disposal based on genetics (are you predisposed to be a knuckle-dragging fool?) or was it more of an enviornmental thing (you were surrounded by idiots growing up?), or better yet, is it Bush's fault? That's it, asshats! Nature vs. Nurture vs. Bush, much more captivating.

#3- Bush lied, kids died. The war was unjustified. 9/11 was a conspiracy, and other statements that prove lack of frontal cortex activity

Conspiracy theorists: refer to this.
See libruls, we DO like science!

As far as the war being unjustified, I am very proud of our troops and think that their deployment was necessary. I know that it sucks, I have my brother on deck for deployment in January. I don't know about these single neuron baring fools, but I'm not fond of fighting these turban-twisted fucks on OUR streets. If Gore had gotten into office instead of Bush (remember 7 days does not equate to 9, please look up "algorithm" and give a hat tip to Elian Gonzalez while you're at it), if that administration took the wheel and had us pull out like a 17-year-old on prom night, we'd be screwed.

Religion of Peace, my ass. For more displays of "peace", refer to THIS. I know that the death toll is rising in the middle east, as happens in war, but quit bleating for a sec and look at those numbers. 400,000 killed in Darfur as an act of genocide. I don't see that number written on the back of the local moonbat's minivan parked at my college.

I digress, I know I'm preaching to the choir.

*sigh*

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Ann gets it..

.. she always does.

In 1994, the Clinton administration got a call from Jimmy Carter probably collect who was with the then-leader of North Korea, saying: "Hey, Kim Il Sung is a total stud, and I've worked out a terrific deal. I'll give you the details later."

Clinton promptly signed the deal, so he could forget about North Korea and get back to cheating on Hillary. Mission accomplished.

Just a little summpin' to think about, all you finger-pointing nitwits. This chat about doing an "investigation into the administration" for failures in NKo, what exactly does that do to help resolve these issues? Nothing. People, you have to stop and think of these things before hitting the polls in November. Do you want representatives whose only feeble thought is to investigate, investigate, investigate, and NOT into the actual issue on hand or do you want representatives that are going to do something about it?

If you need any more evidence that it was a rotten deal, The New York Times hailed it as "a resounding triumph."

Bwuaaaaahaaahaa! Cheap shot, most excellent.

So when it comes to North Korea, I believe the Democrats might want to maintain a discreet silence, lest anyone ask, "Hey, did you guys do anything with North Korea?"

Thank you, Ann! Like I said, she gets it.

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October 12, 2006

Random Ramblings

I don't know how long this connection will hold up, but I really wanted to try and get SOMETHING up here....it looks so darned bleak and barren w/o any posts up, and my co-authors are all engaged in some time consuming activities that can't be put off, so they couldn't post anything lately.

I'm still staying at my ex's place, it's just more conducive to faster healing than home is at the moment, and speaking of healing, I'm rather pleased with my progress so far. I am up to walking almost half a mile day now (albeit in stages, not continious), and I am tapering off of the oxycodein tabs...and best (and hardest) of all, it's been 55 days nicotine free. I dread the confrontation that will occur when I go home and institute a "no smoking in the house or car" policy. I find it wrong to impose restrictions on anothers right to engage in a legal activity and it makes me feel like a real hypocrit to impose such sanctions, but having said that, I KNOW two things; 1), I will be unable to continue my abstinence if I am exposed to such a great extant of smoke as presently exists, and 2), if I resume smoking, I will be throwing away this one last chance that all of the dedicated medical professionals have given me. As it is, they estimate that I've been given another 5 good years, and I don't want to waste any of them, or shorten that estimate by my own stupidity. I just hope that I can get the others in the household to make what I know is a difficult (and somewhat selfish on my part) sacrifice towards that end. Only time will tell. I won't say I'll never smoke again; I am a nicotine addict. All I can say is "I won't smoke today". I can only pray that it will get easier with time.

On the family front, we have received some difficult news this week; it seems that my ex wife will require surgury to repair tears of the rotater cuffs of both shoulders, and she's scheduled to have the right shoulder surgury done Nov. 28.; and we learned just yesterday that my ex-mother in law will need cardiac surgury to repair a leaking aortic valve....don't know when she will go in to have it done, but it will have to be soon, by all accounts. At her age (no, I WON'T tell it G'ma ;) ) such surgury is pretty problematic, I hope know that I can count on all of you to give us your continued support; you can not conceive of how much it has meant to me and all of my family.

On a much brighter note, LC Beth*A is making the move from San Diego to Indianapolis at the beginning of November, so we can enjoy the pleasure of her company physically, as well as through E-Mail and Tx. (I'm sorry if I'm letting the cat out of the bag, Beth, but I just can't keep a secret like this..) Assuming that the Medicos give me clearence to resume driving and flying( and most likely even if they don't!) at my first post op check-up, I'm going to fly to San Diego and assist her in driving her worldly goods back to her new home here in Indiana. Hopefully, she'll find the time to start putting some of her patented "good horse-sense posts" up here on a semi-regular basis too.

Time to go for my theraputic walk/exercises, talk to you all soon.

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Joke of the Day

A woman, standing nude, looks in the bedroom mirror and says to her
husband, "I feel horrible, I look fat and ugly. Pay me a compliment."

The husband replies, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."


He never heard the shot

Thanks Catfish!

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