Archive for September 29th, 2013

Should UN Intervene In US Civil Gun War?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

“If it’s viewed as an international humanitarian crisis, does it call for outside intervention? As citizens of the world, perhaps we should demand an end to the unimaginable suffering of victims and their families – the maiming and killing of children – just as America does in every new civil conflict around the globe.

The annual toll from firearms in the US is running at 32,000 deaths and climbing, even though the general crime rate is on a downward path. If this perennial slaughter doesn’t qualify for intercession by the UN, it is hard to know what does.

That 212,994 more Americans lost their lives from firearms in the last 45 years than in all wars involving the US is a staggering fact.”

This is from a column by Henry Porter in the British paper ‘The Guardian”  It was sent to me by my friend Ned Ludd.  I think it’s very funny.

First of all, everyone knows where I stand on more impotent gun legislation:  too late; 300-million guns already out here. But I laugh at the anticipated reaction of most Americans to this very idea.

“WHAT!  WhyTF is this tea-sipping, chimney sweep sticking his nose in our business?!  We can run our own country even if it’s filled with violence, religious wars, regional rivalries, overwhelming corruption, and a dysfunctional government!  MYOFB!”

Our hypocrisy is hilarious!  We can’t quite understand that every country in which we intervene feels exactly the same way.

Today Is National Coffee Day

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Are you a junkie?

What’s the first thing a diner waitress says when she sees you?

“Coffee? Right away!”

And you’d better get it ‘right away’, Sugar Lips, because you’ve got a caffeine junkie who is now hurtling through drug withdrawal and trying hard not to snatch up the butter knife and stab the annoying people seated next to him.  Withdrawal symptoms started about 26-hours after your last cup of the legal drug.

As soon as you score your fix, you tear up little packets of white powder plus containers of liquid poison, and quickly mix up the nearly boiling-brew – before pouring it over one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Ouch! It hurts so good – like the needle prick announcement of anticipated joy when a junkie pushes a needle into her vein.  Coffee is America’s Drug of Choice – BY FAR! 50-million caffeine addicts drink an average of 4-cups per day.

I don’t drink coffee but I certainly don’t care what you do.

However, I would care very much if you’re one of those flaming, “respectable” hypocrites who thinks you’re better than the millions of Americans rotting in jail cells because they loved a drug which is different than yours. Your drug is legal and inexpensive. Their drugs are illegal – making them very expensive.

Still, probably we’re all just junkies in the grand scheme of the universe – and it doesn’t need you to judge what’s right or wrong.

Free coffee here.