Tuesday, January 31, 2006


The War on Drugs

In response to Mark A. R. Kleiman's latest post, I will re-post here an article I posted to usenet (ah, those were the days!) back in the early 1990s.

We would like to join in the public outcry against Surgeon General Elders' recent advocacy of studying the idea of drug legalization.

We want to point out what Surgeon General does not seem to understand-- that there are two kinds of drugs: Legal ones and illegal ones. And that the people who decided which are which back in the first half of [the last] century were very nice men, and very smart, too, even if they weren't doctors or scientists, but politicians. And that we should simply do as they say, without any of this questioning.

Secondly, we are tired of hearing people say that just because the War On Drugs has been going on for over 20 years, and just because its budget doubles and doubles and doubles again, and just because it never dents the supply; that we should consider another strategy.

We're tired of hearing them say that we should quit putting users in jail. They say jails are overcrowded, and that overburdened police and courts should concentrate on stopping violent crime. And that the money would be better spent on creating jobs, and building hospitals. They say we should take drug profits out of the hands of gang members and mobsters. That it's bad enough that people get addicted, that forcing them into a life of crime to support their habits is counter-productive, and ends up hurting otherwise uninvolved innocent people.

They are wrong. Very, very wrong. And they should be ashamed of themselves for even thinking such things.

Just because a strategy doesn't and can't work is no reason to give it up. Instead we should double the Drug War budget again. And again if necessary. And build more jails. We need to make room for the entire ten percent of the American population that smokes marijuana, for instance. And for those who have been suggesting that drugs be made legal, I might add. We need the Army on the border, and big Navy gun boats off the coast of South America. We need to test the urine of every American. And we need to give police the right to stop and search, or search the home of anyone they even suspect of having drugs. We need to seize and sell the property of suspected drug dealers, and give the money to the police so that they can eventually search everyone. Rather than whittling away at it, we should outright suspend the Bill of Rights. (They don't have much of a drug problem in Indonesia, you know.)

In short, we think we speak for the majority of Americans when we say we prefer rampant violent crime and a police state to allowing someone to smoke heroin or snort marijuana legally.

And as for those very cynical people who would point out that thousands of people die because of tobacco and alcohol use for every one who dies from using all of the illegal drugs combined: How could they bring up such statistics? It's disgusting.

C. Thompson, President, People Who Can't Sleep at Night Because They Are So Worried About Possible Losses in National Productivity Due To Illegal Drug Use (PWCSaNbtaSWaPLiNPdtIDU), a public education group.

Now, shut up.

Friday, January 06, 2006


He's the president!

Boy, has it really been over a year since I posted here?

Call it outrage fatigue. Them durn librals keep me too mad to post.

Well, I'm back. And this is what I have to say:

What part of "He's the president, and he can do anything he pleases including throwing your sorry ass in jail forever without charges or access to a lawyer if you so much as whimper about domestic spying, outing CIA agents, croneyism, cutting services to the poor, cutting taxes for the rich, or lieing us into a war" don't you understand?

Now, shut up.

Thursday, December 23, 2004


Happy Holidays

Kevin Drum is trying to downplay the Conspiracy to take Christ out of Christmas, just because there are only three incidents being reported in all the various news stories, and a couple of those are false.

How cynical!

And then some other blogger somewhere out there said people say "Happy Holidays" because they want to be nice and wish people happiness, but don't want to offend anyone.

Nice and inoffensive. Hah! Don't you believe it. They are heathens and the dupes of heathens. This "Happy Holidays" crap was started by unrepentent barbarians who'd like nothing more than to see us return to having orgies to celebrate the solstice. They don't love baby Jesus. And they hate America.

Let's face it folks. This is a Christian Nation. Everybody should be required to say "Merry Christmas" to everyone they meet. By law.

Now, shut up.

Update:That Atrios guy is complaining about this, too.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004


Well, duh...

Over at Atrios they linked to a NY Times article that says the Red Cross is reporting abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo.

Of course there's abuse! Who cares? They deserve abuse! They're prisoners, dammit! They flew airplanes into buildings! They eat their young!

Next thing you know liberals will want them to have legal representation, to be allowed to know what the charges are against them, or even to have contact with the outside world. Geneva conventions, hah! We don't need no stinkin' Geneva conventions. We don't need no stinkin' Red Cross. Let them eat pork!

Now, shut up.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Sometimes you gotta break a few eggs...

They're at it again. Complain, complain, complain.

Iraqis doesn't have clean water to drink. No jobs. Sporadic electricity. Health care in shambles. Bla bla bla.

Atrios (well, an associate) is beginning to wonder if we're helping by being there. He says, "At some point we will have to address whether our presence in Iraq is really helping or hindering the country."

They're FREE, dammit. Don't you get it? And we're gonna stay there as long as we have to and kill as many of them as we have to until they understand that.

Update: Oops, I forgot my trademark sign-off. Now, shut up.

Monday, November 22, 2004


Sore Loser

So on NPR's "Morning Edition" this morning they were talking about how fraud is suspected in Ukraine's PM election because vote counts aren't matching exit polls. And that sore loser liberal I work with started whining about how that happened here in the battleground states, but that it hasn't been on the news.

(The exit polls were about 5% higher for Kerry in all of them-- quite a coincidence, but only a coincidence. If they were right, that would mean Kerry won ten more states and thus the electoral college by a landslide.)


Number One: This is the United States-- it can't happen here. There was no fraud. None. End of story. It's the exit polls that were wrong. I don't care how long they've been doing them, how accurate they always are, or how odd it seems that the discrepancies were just in the battleground states.

Number Two: Neener, neener neener.

Now, shut up.

Update: Great minds think alike.


He wasn't dead...

But he needed to be.

I'm tired of all you panty-waists whining about that brave marine snuffing an unarmed prisoner. This is war, dammit. If that swarthy little camel jockey didn't want to get shot he should have left Iraq before we got there.

They started it, after all, by knocking down those buildings in New York. (Never mind that the president never explicitly said that Iraq was involved-- he must have put Iraq and 9/11 in the same sentence a hundred times. Read between the lines, people! The president knew, and he wanted us to know that Iraq was behind it, even if there was no smoking gun.)

If there was a war crime, it was the crime of filming the shooting, or the crime of showing the film, or the crime of even talking about the film.

Now, shut up.

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