Earlier this month the White House announced that President Obama was commuting the sentences of many non-violent drug offenders because he feels they are victims of outdated drug policies.
…then a week later the DEA announced they will continue enforcing the outdated drug policy that marijuana should remain illegal for any purpose.
In March, President Obama attended a drug abuse & heroin summit where he basically said addicts should not be treated as criminals, but instead be provided with access to effective treatment options to help them deal with their heroin/opium dependency.
…then this week the DEA announced it’s working on banning access to an effective treatment option that helps drug addicts deal with their heroin/opium dependency – Kratom, and will essentially treat addicts as criminals for purchasing it.
If you’re having a hard time following, let me sum it up this way:
Don’t do drugs or the DEA’s outdated drug policies may land you in jail. But since you landed in jail due to the DEA’s outdated drug policies there’s a chance Obama will release you, as long as you treat your addiction once you’re released. But be careful about how you seek treatment because if you use the wrong type of treatment the DEA’s outdated drug policies may land you in jail again. But since you landed in jail due to the DEA’s outdated drug policies there’s a chance Obama will release you, as long as you treat your addiction once you’re released. But be careful about how you seek treatment because if you use the wrong type of treatment the DEA’s outdated drug policies may land you in jail again. But since you landed in jail due to the DEA’s outdated drug policies there’s a chance Obama will release you, as long as you treat your addiction once you’re released. But be careful about how you seek treatment because if you use the wrong type of treatment the DEA’s outdated drug policies may land you in jail again. But since you landed in jail due to the DEA’s outdated drug policies…
Make sense now? Of course not.
The real question though, is who’s really in charge of establishing drug policy in the United States? The President or the DEA?
Trick Question. The answer is Pharmaceutical Companies.
If you guessed right, congratulations! You win a lifetime supply of Viagra with its corresponding Valtrex prescription. I’d ask if I could have some, but the Prozac downed my bonermissile ages ago.
Last year I finally made good on my mission to have at least one Facebook and Twitter update every day. I may have missed a handful of dates, but I made up for it eventually. I was planning on posting them all on this blog post, but I soon realized it would just take too long, so I only did January-March. Whether I ever post April-December remains to be seen. I intend to, but I’ve intended to do many things that never got done – like being successful. For now the following is a mixed compendium (I like that word) of my Facebook and Twitter updates from January 1 through March 31 2012. Some are funny, some aren’t, and many may not make any sense (You had to be there, man).
– New Year’s Day is like my day-after-Xmas. It’s when I usually return all the gifts I got the night before. Namely:Alcohol. Thru:My Butthole.
– Say what you will about deaf people…really, go ahead, they won’t hear you. (more…)
No shit, they call it double-vision.
I think it’s safe to say regardless of who gets the nomination, nobody is going to win.
I’m guessing this all happened before they got to the “Let’s stop shooting at each other” section of the agenda.
U.N. Meeting Moderator: “Welcome gentlemen, we are here to discuss a peace treaty between two warring factions. Warring Faction Warlord #1 what is your peace proposal?”
Warring Faction Warlord #1: *BANG!*
U.N. Meeting Moderator: “Warring Faction Warlord #1 suggests “Bullet through the chest”. Warring Faction Warlord #2, do you accept this proposal?
Warring Faction Warlord Number #2: *BANG!*
U.N. Peacekeeping Moderator: I’ll take that as a “Yes”. Meeting adjourned. Damn, I’m Good.
Here’s my hypothesis…
Perhaps because most wealthy Republicans are used to hiring brown people to do it for them, they’re not very familiar with the clean-up process. They have a very limited concept of how long it takes and how much work goes into cleaning up a mess. All they know is brown people can and are supposed to clean up the messes they’ve made in a fast and efficient manner, otherwise they’re fired.
So that’s why after George W. Bush took an eight year shit on America, they expect Obama to have it cleaned up in nine months.
Originally Posted (10/10/09)
How about we get rid of medicare, medicaid, public schools, highways, police departments, fire departments, state universities, social security, national parks, public libraries, public transportation, and running water. Cause apparently it’s better to have nothing at all than to let the government run anything.
The government is bureaucratic and wasteful, but I’ll take that over no health care at all. If HMO bureaucracy is more your cup of tea, go for it. If you love paying through the roof rates to private health insurance companies that will fight tooth and nail to find a way to deny you when you’re in need of coverage, knock yourself out. Nobody’s taking that away from you. Just let the rest of us have a chance to be able to afford health care for once.
Go to Canada, or Britain, or anywhere where they have socialized health care, and tell me how many would trade our current system for theirs. If you find more than 1% I’d be honestly surprised.
(Originally Posted 8/8/09)