Friday, July 20, 2012

The Batman Massacre

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and the victims of this psycho's rampage. I hope you find the comfort you need, and that healing finds you quickly. I can't begin to comprehend the pain you must be going through, so I won't pretend to.

To the media/politicians, stop trying to figure out who's to blame. We know who's to blame already. His name is James Holmes. It's not gun laws, the tea party, occupy wall street, video games, music, movies, or a degenerating culture teetering on the edge of the abyss. Ok, maybe it's a little of that last one. But the entirety of the blame rests on this douchebag's shoulders.

Just like that Brevyik (or whatever the fuck his name was) guy that slaughtered the youth camp, or the psycho that gunned down a dozen people in Arizona, or those two dipshits at columbine, or whatever other tragedy that occurs, you assholes are always looking to push your stupid fucking agenda, whichever one it happens to be. Just stop. Let the grieving at least bury family members before you start dancing on their graves.

Because that's what you're doing. You are dancing on the graves of people whose only crime was wanting to see how the new Batman movie ends before the dickwad in their office gives away the ending. (Don't fucking ruin it, either. I already got a sitter so The Mrs and I can go.) And for that, you dance on their graves, blaring your trumpet to be the loudest fucking prick on the overcrowded plot.

If I point out that this has nothing to do with politics, then you say "Well, I'm sure the toxic nature of my opposition isn't helping..." No, mother-fucker. The word you're looking for is "affecting." As in, it didn't affect the outcome one way or another.

You realize that this is the reason everybody hates you, right? You elitist scum dance on the graves of peasants, not for justice, but because it suits your specific ideological masturbation fantasies.

Killing people in a crowded theater is already a crime. Obviously, another law was not going to stop this clown.

Can we let those suffering have one damn day? At least one day to process the fact that their loved one is forever gone? Or should we start calling it "morgue dancing"?

I've never been more disgusted in a group of people in all my life. If you had any shame left, you wouldn't be journalists and politicians.

Go to hell,
Ghost

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cops shoot suspected psychic

Because when you pound on someone's door at 1:30 in the morning without announcing yourselves as police officers, by golly, that peasant should have known they were cops anyway.

Did I mention they were at the wrong house? That seems important. So, they go to the wrong house in the middle of the night, pound on the wrong door, fail to identify themselves, and open fire on an innocent citizen for not knowing they were cops.
"It's just a bizarre set of circumstances. The bottom line is, you point a gun at a deputy sheriff or police office (sic), you're going to get shot," LT John Herrell said.


Here's an idea, fucker: if you pound on a door in the middle of the night without announcing yourselves as cops, expect to be staring down the business end of a frightened homeowner's shotgun, capice?

But no, he should have turned his psychic powers on and then he would have known, "oh, these kind police officers must have the wrong address. No need for this pistol. Surely, this couldn't be a home invasion at this time of night..."
In what civilization is this not considered murder?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

And what a glorious day it will be

Read the whole thing. I mean it. Read the whole thing. I knew I wasn't the only one.
Just a taste:
Just like the poker player who’s been fleeced by all the other players, and gets one mean attitude once he finally wakes up to the con? I’m betting that more and more of the solid American middle-class will begin saying what Brian and Ilsa said:



Fuckit.


Fuck the rules. Fuck playing the game the banksters want you to play. Fuck being the good citizen. Fuck filling out every form, fuck paying every tax. Fuck the government, fuck the banks who own them. Fuck the free-loaders, living rent-free while we pay. Fuck the legal process, a game which only works if you’ve got the money to pay for the parasite lawyers. Fuck being a chump. Fuck being a stooge. Fuck trying to do the right thing—what good does that get you? What good is coming your way?



Fuckit.

The time is coming. Which side are you on?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A couple of good reads and some thoughts

First, from Lew Rockwell's site, The Creation of a South Park Nation. Pull quote:
Nowhere are "imaginary crimes" more prevalent in this country than in so-called sex crimes, be they rape, sexual assault, or child molestation, and no other set of "crimes" requires less proof for conviction. For all of the wistful talk of "revolution," Americans need to understand that a legal revolution already has occurred, as Congress, the courts, and the executive branch have teamed up to wipe out what once was called "due process of law."

Now, these next couple of pieces tie together in a weird way. Well, this week, it came out that when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered, the border agents were forced to use bean bags in the face of automatic weapons (that had been supplied by our Department Of Justice). Now, another document says that the border patrol should run, hide, or if they're really threatened, throw rocks. Yes, the people who are supposed to be protecting this country from foreign invaders have to throw rocks at them. Meanwhile, our police forces are murdering mentally disturbed people with all the discretion that a cartel leader would have. That is, when they're not murdering dogs. Or murdering dogs while informing a family of their son's homicide.

This is what it has come to. We give more consideration to human traffickers than we do to our own citizens. You have a better chance surviving being a drug mule across the border than you do surviving living next door to a guy who sells pot and the police decide to raid the wrong house.

At least the border patrol can't shoot first. The only question I have is why the fuck would they want to come here anymore?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Medical Marijuana

I am currently a patient of Oregon's medical marijuana program for chronic pain. I would like to take some time to talk about the lies, the questions, and the failure of the American war on drugs.
The Lies
1. "Over 40,000 people are using medical marijuana in Oregon. Surely, most of those must be frauds."
I'm sure there are people who lie to doctors to get pain medicines. Does that mean we stop prescribing Vicodin and percocet? Of course not. People will always game the system. However, it is much easier to get a prescription for Vicodin than it is to get a medical marijuana card. Walk into an ER, complain of a tooth ache, and 9 times out of ten, you're walking out with at least 2 opiates and a prescription for more. Go to a "weed doctor," and the first thing you have to show is documented medical history, at least two doctors visits that are 90 days apart but not more than a year old. Then, you have to pay the state a bribe (that's what it's called when you pay the government for the priveledges not afforded to the rest of the masses) of $120, then you get to wait 3-4 months for your card. Then you can legally buy weed at whichever dispensary hasn't been shut down by the Feds yet. So is it possible that some are faking it? Sure. I've never met any of them, but hey, "they must exist." When I walked into the weed doctor's office, I felt like a fraud, because I didn't have it nearly as bad as the rest of the people waiting in that office. And I am constantly in pain.
2. "These people (dispensaries) are just trying to make a profit off marijuana."
Some California assembly person or committee chair or whatever she was actually said that. Apparently this woman has never heard of something called the free market. Hell, I'd be surprised if she had ever once considered the profit margins of the company that makes Vicodin. Let me break it down for you: if they don't make a profit, they don't stay in business. If they don't stay in business, it falls back to the black market. The whole point of the medical marijuana program was to get the people who actually needed it away from the black market. To get the sick and dying off the front lines of the drug war. I'd like to see how this bitch would handle picking up her scripts from Rite-Aid. She must have conniptions at the profits those stores make.
3. "They make a marijuana pill that doesn't get you high."
This one isn't exactly a lie. They do make Marinol, a chemical pill that removes the euphoric feeling that thc delivers. So why am I including it in the lies? Because no one, NOT ONE of these assholes has ever complained about the way pain pills make you high. Are they going to remove the euphoric feeling that Morphine gives you? No? Then shut the fuck up. It's classic misdirection.

The Questions
1. "Why don't you just take pain pills?"
Why don't I stop taking a medicine that works and is non-addictive, and start taking addictive opiates that have so many side affects, it would crash blogspot if I tried to list them all? Well, aside from that sarcastic response, let me tell you why: aside from chronic pain, I also live with Celiac Sprue Disease. If 3 molecules (like half a crumb) of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, gets into my body, I spend the next week or two glued to a toilet. In other words, my insides are fucked up enough as it is. Taking pills that cause liver damage, constipation, and intestinal damage isn't on my list of things that "make me feel better." Also, they're highly addictive. Someone very close to me lost her daughter to the foster system because of her addiction to pills.
2. "What about your kids? Do you want them to know you're always high?"
Honestly, if the schools would stop lying to my kids about marijuana, this wouldn't be an issue. If people would stop lying to my children about the addictiveness, crime, violence, and gateway drug nonsense, it wouldn't be an issue. And it isn't an issue with my kids. They know I take medicine, they know it smells bad, and they know that after I smoke, I'm more able to play with them.
3. "What about people driving stoned?"
What? That's still a crime. Driving intoxicated is against the law. Just like driving while on Vicodin is against the law. Should that stop doctors from prescribing it? This is just an all around stupid argument.

The Failed War On Drugs
Right now, 1 in 6 people in prison are there because of possession of marijuana. That's not even including all the other nonviolent drug offenders. That's just for weed. Our last 3 presidents have admitted to smoking marijuana, and the the current and previous presidents were coke heads. Yet we treat someone smoking a joint like the scum of the planet. Heroin is cheaper, stronger and more readily available (and if you can't find a dealer, there's always the emergency room for all of your opiate needs) than before the war on drugs began. Even though more white people use drugs, more black people are in jail for drug offenses than whites. If that isn't evidence of systemic failure, than maybe Fast And Furious is. See, in the governments quest to end drug trafficking into America, they decided to arm the drug cartels with thousands of automatic weapons. Over in Afganistan, the first thing the Taliban does when it takes over a province is burn the poppy fields. Contrary to what the propagandists would have you believe, the Taliban are actually hardcore religious fanatics who despise anything that makes the body unclean. So our troops are over there protecting the poppy fields. The Taliban aren't using heroin to fund their crusade; we are.
The war on drugs is about control, power, and of course, money. It's about eliminating the competition. It's about giving police another reason to arrest you. It's not about protecting you. And we are seeing that goddam slippery slope in action: Nanny Bloomberg's soda ban. If the government can dictate what you are allowed to ingest, then there is literally no limit to what they can't control. We've sacrificed liberty for safety, and we lost both. Truly, we deserved neither.

Monday, July 2, 2012

What's the point now?

With the nomination of Willard to be the republican nominee, many conservatives, who aren't actively trying to purge the party of differing views like Bill Kristol is, pleaded with the constitutionalist wing of the party (affectionately referred to as "Paulbots") to vote for Romney. "Yes, yes, we know you disagree with him vehemently on foreign intervention and civil liberties, but think about the supreme court nominations! Do you really want two more Kagans and Sotomayors?"

No, no I don't want more Kagans and Sotomayors on the bench. They are rubber stamps for big government and expansion of powers, and they view the constitution with an obvious contempt. But do we need another John Roberts? And how did we get stuck with Roberts, Kagan, and Sotomayor? Spineless republicans capitulating to a rabid leftist crowd.

Why should I waste my vote on someone like Romney, when I can vote third party and use my vote to send a message to the GOP: "you still don't get it." I can't speak for the rest of you, but for me, smaller government means smaller government. The word "limited" actually has meaning. When the fuck did we actually become Europe, where our only choices are more of this government or more of that government?

Conservatives are righteously indignant about Nanny Bloomberg's soda ban, yet yawn indifferently when people are actually murdered by police during drug raids. Liberals bitch and piss about "keeping the govenment out of my uterus!" then creates legislation to put the government into your uterus, lungs, heart, bowels, ears, mouth and throat.

So please, tell me. What the fuck is the point of joining either side now?