published Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Rant

WHY DOES THE pharmaceutical industry, for-profit prison industry and the alcohol industry spend millions of dollars annually to lobby Congress to support marijuana prohibition?

I DON'T GET why Republicans spend their time cutting unemployment benefits, instead of creating jobs.

TEXAS GOV. RICK PERRY, who is anti-choice, says every life is sacred, but his state just executed its 500th prisoner.

CRUCIFYING PAULA DEEN for a racial slur 30 years ago, but not presidents, congressmen, governors, mayors, military personal etc. Something is wrong with this picture!

NEW EDUCATION reform "treats them (teachers) more like private-sector professionals." How many private-sector professionals have their salaries determined by the decisions of children?

I SURE AM glad the gangs declared a truce. I would hate to see how many shootings there would be otherwise.

SURE, WALKER COUNTY can afford to let firefighters drive a $640,000 fire truck to breakfast at Sonic -- no budget, so anything goes. Wake up, residents.

IF SEAN EMMER and Adam Tatum get their jobs back, it will be a disgrace to the police department.

HOPING THE mayor's public safety initiative will also include better traffic control. With many scofflaw, dangerous drivers on the streets, lack of enforcement is absurd.

EAST RIDGE: Nine traffic lights and I stopped eight times. Is this your way of getting tourists to spend time in East Ridge?

THE TEA PARTY is to the GOP like the Taliban is to al-Qaida. The IRS should be looking at them very hard.

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JuneBug4Jesus said...

Have you ever been a firefighter? The reason they take the truck is because they can't leave the station without taking the whole crew. A lot of guys don't have food to bring so they go out in the only vehicle that will carry them all. They go and they eat together as a team so that when your house catches on fire you can be sure that they will be there as soon as they can. They don't have to go back to the station to get anyone or wait on anyone. When time matters they are there. Back off the firefighters. They are risking their lives everyday for a piddly amount of pay that is so not even worth it. When your house is burning to the ground you just think about all they do and cut them some slack. Lord forbid they should be allowed to eat.

July 7, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"WHY DOES THE pharmaceutical industry, for-profit prison industry and the alcohol industry spend millions of dollars annually to lobby Congress to support marijuana prohibition?"

Good question, and one that I think we all know the answer to. Because the amount of money they stand to lose from making it legal would be enough to make them weep. The same goes for all facets of the "war on drugs." Most people agree that it has been an abysmal failure and ruined the lives of countless thousands of Americans who do not deserve their draconian, harsh penalties of years in prison and a life wrecked by stigma and felony records after they get out, such that they can never again live a normal life. But so many people, industries, and institutions make so much money off the drug war that they are doing everything in their power to keep it going. We have become a society that prioritizes profits over common sense, decency, or justice.

July 9, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

The Drug Wars support: politicians, lobbyists, DEA, Law Enforcement, military operations, anti-drug czars, lawyers, judges, DAs, Public Defenders, liquor, wine, and beer industries, violent criminals, pharmaceutical companies, bail-bondsmen, State prisons, private prison corporations, AA, judicially ordered "recovery" programs, psychologists, psychiatrists, hospitals, insurance companies, gun manufacturers, welfare programs, restaurant and beverage industries, religious fundamentalism, drug testing organizations, blackmailers, forced prostitution, child prostitution, government bureaucracies, and tired and worthless "Don't Do Drugs" advertisements and promotions.

"Let's Keep the Money Train Running and Full of Paying Clients. If the First Hundred Years of Prohibition Didn't Work, Give Us a Hundred More. With Your Money, We Can Stop Drugs!" (This advertisement paid for by the people making big money by continuing the never-ending Drug Wars.)

July 10, 2013 at 6:09 p.m.
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