There is an excellent article over at the Bolton Smokers Club about how the anti-smokers are using subjugation. Click on the link and go read it. It’s well worth it.
What’s with this opioid epidemic? We use to call them junkies. People who shoot heroin into their veins are pretty stupid. I understand addiction but heroin I just don’t understand.
I knew a cute little 20-something we’ll call her Brynn. I met her at an NA meeting called “The Lunch Bunch”. I would have a smoke after the meeting and she came up to me and introduced herself to me and all the other smokers. She always made a point of giving me a hug before she left. She was a nice intellegent very attractive little girl. I figured she was one of my many NA friends. I hadn’t seen Brynn in a month or so so I broke down and asked around about her and everyone kinda’ looked away and blew me off. WTF? Finally someone told me that Brynn OD’d on heroin and was dead and noone wanted to tell me because they thought we were close or something. Brynn was dead.
Through her obit I learned she graduated from Penn State with a double major and was a cheerleader. Last I saw her she was happy to have six months clean.
I just don’t get it! Sometimes I smoke too much. When I find myself doing that I cut down. When I realised I was drinking to excess I quit drinking. If you smoke too much pot you just stop buying it for awhile. When I have had surgury they gave me painkillers and I didn’t like them. They don’t take the pain away they just get me stoned then I’m stoned and in pain. No thank you. I just can’t see being hooked on painkillers so bad you stick a needle in your arm to get high. Haven’t we learned anything from history? Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, Sid Vicious, Dee Dee Ramone, Rick James just to name a few.
People who stick needles in their arms to get high die! What part don’t you understand?
In my opinion there is no opioid epidemic there is an overabundance of junkies.
It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m watching West Virginia University beat U. of Tennesse. I’m sipping on lemonade and munching on Cheese-Its. Every so often I pop outside and have a smoke. Tonight Notre Dame is playing someone. Doesn’t matter rooting for Notre Dame is in my blood. Hell, I was raised Irish-Catholic. I think it’s a law somewhere saying that if you are of Irish ancestry and are Roman Catholic you have to be a Notre Dame football fan. I’m in Autumn heaven. I love Saturday afternoons and college football.
I’v got a couple of things on my mind. First off, ENOUGH OF THIS JOHN McCAIN CRAP! He wasn’t a President. He was just another politician who held his office since the Eighties. I met him in Tucson back in 1982. He was running for US Senator. He struck me as just another dishonest politician who spoke out of both sides of this mouth. He was for whatever the crowd in front of him was for and changed his tune as the crowd changed. I blew him off as just another dishonest politician. So he was a Vietnam vet. He got shot down and was held captive for 5.5 years. So what! There are tens of thousands of Vietnam vets and they don’t get laid in state in the capitol rotunda. Just bury his sorry ass and stop acting like he was God incarnate.
Secondly there’s Facebook or as Grandad calls it FaRcebook. I deleted it off my phone because it was sucking up all the battery power. I’m seriously considering deactivating my account. On the Pro side, it has put me in touch with friends and relatives that otherwise I wouldn’t interact with. On the Con side, it’s a resource hog on my laptop even when I’m logged out, it still runs some scripts in the background. Farcebook is always yelling at me, when I’m logged in, to turn off my advert blocker and it wants me to accept tracking cookies and scripts. You see I run a Linux only internet browser that has a privacy mode. Which I use and farcebook doesn’t like it. If I turn off the privacy mode and a few other privacy bits that I use then farcebook will show me adverts based on what I was looking at while using my browser but not on farcebook. I don’t like that.
But first things first…The Notre Dame v. U, of Michigan game is starting.
Well today is the day. I am officially old today.
Today I turn 60 years old and don’t give me any of that 60 years young crap either. I feel old today. I had a problem at my 38th birthday. I felt like I was losing my youth. Well today I am facing the realization of being old. Kinda’ like hitting a brick wall.
Four years ago was the memorial party for my best friend Jim who had died the previous June and I looked around at all the “kids” I use to hang with and they all had grey hair if they had any hair left. I remember thinking what happened to all my friends…they got old.
Well now I’m feeling it. I look back on all the good times and bad times and think, Wow I’ve lived alot. I think about all the stupid things I did in my youth that I called fun. I’m amazed I survived my teens and twenty’s.
I married the wrong woman and had a son.
I became an alcoholic in my thirty’s but gave up drinking at 51. Best thing I ever did was to quit drinking.
I became a computer nerd and made a pretty good living at it.
Now I’m on disability and can’t work. I get by.
I think I’m just whineing. Sixty isn’t the end it’s just the beginning of the end.
I’ll get over this. I’ll be OK. I always do.
Ok. so it’s been awhile. Here goes.
We have a midterm election coming up where we elect a Governor, a US Senator and all of our US congressional representatives.
Here in Pennsylvania we have two scummy clowns running for the Governorship. For the Demoncrats we have our current Governor, Tom ‘I never met a tax I didn’t want to impose” Wolf and for the Rebooblicans we have Scott,” the Greedy”, Wagner.
Both of these guys are scum of the lowest order.
Wolf is your typical Tax and Spend liberal who wants to implement every socialist give away program known to man and pay for it by taxing people and companies until they bleed. (Thank God we have a rebooblican controlled Congress and Senate here in PA). Wolf in the short time he’s been in office has raised our gasoline tax to be the highest in the country and tripled the tax on, “roll your own” loose tobacco as well as doubling the tax on cigarettes.
Wagner on the other hand is a lassie fare politician who owns a garbage disposal company that once threatened to sue me because I didn’t want their service. Honestly!!!
At the time I took all of my garbage and trash to work with me and threw it in a dumpster. I did this with the full knowledge and approval of my bosses.
You see the township I lived in passed an ordinance stating that every homeowner HAD to pay for garbage removal and Scott Wagners company had the contract to do this. I called the Township and explained my situation and they said too bad you have to pay for this service any way. I said I’d call my attorney. Nothing ever happened about it. I started receiving invoices from Wagner’s company and after a few months called them and told them my situation and they also said too bad you have to pay us any way. I said I would not and I was told that they would sue me for the money. I said go ahead and try here’s the name and number of my attorney. I never received another bill form them and my attorney never heard from them. Ha!
I hate to say it but I’m going to vote for Wagner just because he won’t tax us to death.
For our US Senator race there really no contest. On the one hand we have the Demoncrat, our current Senator Bob,” I do whatever the Demoncratic National Convention tells me to”, Casey who is the representative of the Scranton Irish mob against Rebooblican Lou Barletta who as mayor of Hazelton succesfully rid the town of illegle aliens and as a Congressman fought hard against Obama’s agenda.
I’m going to vote for Lou Barletta. I even donated a bit of money to his campaign. He’s a good man!
I live in the newly formed 12th Congressional District and I have no idea who’s running. I’ll look into it.
So there you have it. My take on our upcoming elections.
Remember if the Demoncrats take over again they may take away our right to vote so …
Vote while it’s still legal