I hadn't heard of him before. 1976 was the year I turned eighteen. I wasn't paying as much attention to the news as I was focusing on being able to drink legally for the very first time.
I'm glad that I now know the name, Don Bolles.
The Tea party now owns Washington. This radical, right-wing fringe group now sets the agenda in Washington DC, isn't that a scream? Mike Lupica put it well in last week's New York Daily News: "These are the crackpots who have designated themselves to speak for Conservative America. Only they don't act like conservatives. They act like anarchists." I can relate. I never dreamed I would live to see the day when I would feel a sense of tender nostalgia for Alan Simpson. These surely are interesting times to live in.
Nearly three-quarters-of-a-century after it was made illegal; half-a-century after it was proven to be practically harmless - why is it still a crime to possess and smoke marijuana?
Here is a list of ten famous people who died as a result of nicotine abuse:
Edward R. Murrow
Nat King Cole
Here is another list. Ten famous people who died from alcoholism:
Now I'm going to ask you to name for me one celebrity who has died from too much grass.
Go on, I'm waiting. Couldn't do it, could you? Don't feel bad. Neither could I. Not only am I not aware of anyone ever dying in that manner, I am not aware of it happening in all recorded human history. If someone can come up with one example I'll shut up forever on the subject. Is it a "gateway drug" as they never tire of reminding us? Yeah, it probably is. But so is Pabst Blue Ribbon. Let's get a grip here.
Dr. Jane and people like her are destroying the GOP. That is fine with me. Anyone who thinks that the Republicans are going to regain control of congress come November isn't paying attention. The implosion will only continue between now and then.
Isn't life wonderful?
Aren't those tea-partiers a hoot-and-a-half? It really is quite amusing to observe a mass gathering of people so rip-roaringly stupid that they would salivate like dogs at the sound of Dr. Glenn "Pavlov" Beck's bell.
My message to them would be this:
There is a black man in the White House, folks. Get used to the idea. Get over it and grow the hell up. This is a new America - one that is no longer run exclusively by white, male Protestants. That is the new reality. Wake up and face the dawn.
Isn’t Joe Wilson an hoot and a half? It truly is an amusing thing to behold. The extreme right wing is having a collective, massive nervous breakdown. They just can’t come to terms with the nasty little fact that a black guy is the most powerful human being on the planet. It really is kind of funny – to a point.
Here’s what’s happening, boys and girls: The so-called “party of Lincoln” has been forever exposed as ideologically bankrupt and they are in the process of implementing their “scorched earth policy”. In other words, if they have to go down (and down they are going) they’re absolutely determined to bring the rest of the country down with them. That is what is happening - COUNT ON IT.
If you thought that the loony right wing had lost all the marbles they could possibly lose, oh brother! As Al Jolson used to say, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet”. Here's the part that's not so funny: There is violence down the road. Count on it.
Sound paranoid? Stay tuned.
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