James Durfee BBQ pitmaster.
Many years ago I sat with a couple of my sons on the 2nd level of the Kingdome watching a pre season NBA doubleheader -
It was something a guy with 4 sons, working for a living, could afford. Some guys behind us were Sudsing up & were fairly
well lubricated. Fortunately for them, they did not invade our space physically, but there is a good chance had they spilled
beer on us they would have found themselves on the 1st level. They did make our enjoyment of the games less so.
I really believe in freedom but I'll give this example - A Motorcycle rider doesn't want to wear a helmet & gets in a crash
that leaves them unable to care for themselves - Whose responsibility is it to care for that individual if anyone's? Or do we
cut them off as the Indians did with their elderly & let the coyotes finish the Job?
I've smoked, quit cold turkey after my 1st heart attack - that was over 30 years ago, I can finally have a cup of coffee without
feeling I need to light up. I just find it hypocritical on the part of our government that they still subsidize tobacco farmers .
I've also drank more than a little, yet when one of my teenagers was pulled over for consumption the counsellor put him into
an intervention program after asking the question - Does your Dad drink? & his answer "I have never seen him drink". I'm not
going into further detail, but I believe it is the examples that are seen Up Close & Personal that set the tone .
As for drugs, I don't even like to take prescription medication - will not take any of the codeine-morphine based - needless to say
a couple of aspirin on occasion does the trick as they are taken so rarely. I asked our youngest recently about MJ - he said he never
felt the need to stone himself though he remembers well coming home after having a little too much to drink the previous night, making
a mess of the bathroom & being woke up @0630 to clean up his mess & go out to do his chores, &* when he complained being told that
acting like a man carried certain responsibilities, a lesson he never forgot.
The person standing outside the Tav smoking is still polluting they air for people who don't even drink - where does infringement stop?
What I smile at is the person on this issue who promotes every issue like it is not interconnected & then says his party has all the answers
after following a goofy old guy who did nothing but talk about the issues like he was JC .
I don't think there is a good answer - Law Enforcement did a really poor job of doing their job & got rewarded with more, so why would
they do anything different.
It begins with doing what you are supposed to do - the Boss & I did what we had to do - our sons did what young men do, drink a little -
I resent the do-gooders trying to interfere in our raising of our sons - but we got them through that & I'd like to believe it was through
some of the efforts we made as parents.
In a couple of weeks we go to the beach, a bi-annual event - our grandchildren look forward to that, nothing fancy, they entertain themselves -
we would like to believe that helps them in their perilous journey through life - it's not a bad deal to have some that stand for something .
Everyone's friend is No One's friend
Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!
While it is only six months into legal sales of Mary Jane in Denver.... Guess what?? Crime rates are way down... the violent kind.
In the first six months since Colorado legalized marijuana, homicides in Denver fell by more than 60 percent, according to government data.
tells you that Alcohol makes for angry people vs Pot making a more happy user and be less violent. Now there will be exceptions to everything, but when a man or women decides to get drunk over some unhappy domestic situation, taking relief in some MJ rather then alcohol may keep him or her out of jail.
Those who have feared a society run amok with drug use if Pot became illegal were only backing the Alcohol industry.
“I like one-shot kills where possible and prefer to do all my hunting before I shoot.” ..... Elmer Keith
So, if a guy gets caught with 150#'s of pot from Mexico, you say let him walk?
Stan b & Elvis
You can't put 100 guys in a cowboy bar in Oklahoma on any given Saturday night and have it stay that peaceful.
“Don’t wave your phony patriotism in MY face! If you really love America, open your wallet and hire an American kid to build what you buy. Doug Fraser (paraphrased) 1980
Real Americans buy American.
The older I get the more I think we should legalize all of it. Yes a lot of people will drug themselves to death but the gene pool obviously needs some chlorine; the citizenry is getting entirely too dumb and too dependent. And the tax revenue generated will be more than enough to help those that want to get the monkey off their backs. Anyone who knows anything about addiction also knows that no treatment is going to help someone who does not want to be helped. Hell, anyone who's quit smoking cigarettes knows that.
Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981
Cannabis should be legal. The border should be secure.
If a guy has 150#s of anything he brought from Mexico that's undeclared- it's a problem. Don't blow smoke dude. Stick to the issues.
*personally I can't imagine why someone would
Grease mexican into the country if it were legal. If I were importing mexican- I would want it inspected by the USDA.
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