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Thursday, July 29, 2010

So I said to this guy....


We’ve been cleaning, painting, and organizing the garage for about a week.

Yeah, in 90 plus temperature and 60-70% humidity.

Hey, I never claimed to be smart.

So I work til I’m completely wet and then come inside for a drink and update on FNC. In the garage I have Beck, Limbaugh and Hanity

on the radio

As I cool I can do some surfing the web. I’ve been hanging out at Talk Left for years and years. TL is focused on legal/crime issues and is more balanced than KOS or MoveOn but it does have its share of kooks and loons.

What runs some on the Left crazy is that I fancy myself a social liberal. I believe in minority rights, gay rights (including marriage), a woman’s right to chose and think we need to rationalize our illegal drug policy.

On the other hand I am more or less opposed to “programs” dedicated to minorities, believing that we have moved past that point and need a color blind “helping hand” based on need and scholastic achievement.

And while I believe in “gay rights” that doesn’t mean that I think we need “hate laws.” If someone harms a gay or a straight person the deed speaks for itself. The reason why is of no consequence. And I will tell gays that the Bible says their actions are wrong, just as it says you shouldn’t be humping your neighbor’s wife but I will let them work out the details with God. He’s been known to forgive and forget.

And I oppose abortion but I won’t tell a woman what she must do with her body. I will also say that we need more church sponsored adoption centers and less Hell and Damnation from the pulpit.

The drug thing is a tough one. Some drugs are addictive and damaging to people and society. Problem is the demand drives the supply and the obscene profits keep an endless supply of drugs and dealers. My solution is simple. Flood the market with free drugs obtained by signing up at your local pharmacy.

That’s it.

Just give you all you want until you decide to quit or kill yourself.

That’s how addiction works. You have to do the job yourself.

In the meantime if I caught anyone selling illegal drugs to anyone the penalty would be 5 years first offense. Death for the second.

That should cut down on the new addicts, although I would guess a few would develop.

I would legalize marijuana and sell it just like we sell liquor. Again getting rid of the drug dealer who would also sell you coke or heroin and making some tax dollars.

The police could concentrate on what few illegal dealers we have left and the assorted other crimes of violence society is prone to.

I also happen to believe in a strong defense and limited government spending. There is no doubt in my mind that we have allowed a nest of vipers to develop in a government-education-financial complex that is intent on turning our constitutional republic into a socialist democracy ran by and for the “elites.”

It’s these later positions that drive the Lefties insane. In their world you must not only be for equal rights you must also be for atoning for the sins of our fathers. Sorry. I owned no slaves and whatever good white society, as a whole, got from slavery was paid for in blood and treasure during the most unCivil war.

See? All of that written in about four hours and five breaks and six glasses of ice tea. Hold the sugar and the lemon.



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6 comments:

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  2. I think that you're quite smart, Sir. Actually working in intense heat is not bad for the body and the mind. as long as you keep well hydrated and write such sensible posts in betweeen work.

    I agree with all you wrote. With my own Canadian perspective, of course. I believe that the Aboriginal people, while still respecting their cultural background, should take advantage of the very generous allocations the Government gives them (out of guilt?) and get an education. Then they could leave their self-imposed ghettos and integrate in the country and in the century. Not many wild animals on the land, and fish in the sea. Hard to live as their ancestors did, alas!

    When it comes to abortion, I would just add that the churches (instead of pointing a derogatory finger) and the Government (instead of automatically paying for it all) should teach young girls AND boys how to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Very easy today to combine Pro-life and Pro-choice. With the pill, condoms and adoption, no babies need to be killed. So sad that the Pope outlaws condoms. Specially in Africa with the high incidence of HIV.

    Good article. Thanks!

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  3. D.A. - Thank God, you and I have a different opinion on smartness. I wouldn't want to be on your side for anything in the world. How does it feel to see your sandcastle desintegrating day after
    day?

    Don't cry too hard. There's nothing wrong with having been so wrong. Life is a learning process. Believe an old lady. You might make it one day, and laugh at yourself. Wishing you all the best.

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  4. Jim - I guess I answered D.A. too fast. Just delete the comment, and this one.

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  5. For anyone curious Claudia is responding to a personal attack by DA.

    I deleted DA's attack as a TOS violation.

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  6. Claudia - Not at all. He deserves much more than the good advice you gave him!

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