Archive for the 'Democracy' Category

I Want a New Drug

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

When Huey Lewis released that catchy song back in 1984, people didn’t take him seriously. I think it’s time to take a long hard look at the idea. The United States Government professes to be in the middle of a War on Drugs. The enemies in this war are drugs that cause citizens to act in ways that have a negative impact on society and, by extension, the government.

Some drugs are considered allies. Caffeine is a drug and I can only imagine that it gets to sit in on strategy sessions at the White House. I have a favorite anecdote that involves the King of England shutting down coffee houses for a while back in the 1700s. The stimulating effect of this drug was making people think a lot and they were meeting in the places where it was prepared and discussing a lot of ideas that ran counter to the interests of the King. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think people gather together in crack houses to share revolutionary ideas.

Caffeine catalyzed the industrial revolution. I feel like we need some other kind of revolution at this point and maybe part of the process could be help with a new drug of choice for society. I don’t know what it should do and I don’t know how it would do it. It just seems to me that the people who ruin themselves and their surroundings because of a drug are using the wrong one.

Super Lice did not Infest the US Senate

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

liceIn real life, there is nothing funny about Super Lice. That being said, this item in The Onion about Head Lice Going Around Senate is quite hilarious. It puts things in perspective.

The fictitious lice outbreak was not dealt with effectively because the politicians could not agree on a plan of action. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) even made a privileged motion that all affected heads be immediately soaked in kerosene (not really it is satire). Using kerosene or gasoline to kill head lice is very dangerous, DO NOT DO IT. A teen in Indiana is in hospital with life threatening burns after the gasoline on her hair ignited. Even if you do not have a problem with head lice now, you should educate yourself. Visit www.super-lice.com and get the toxin free method that works, even on Super Lice. The term Super Lice refers to lice that are resistant to most of the toxic shampoos that are available over the counter or by prescription.

Democracy 101

Friday, November 7th, 2008

One day before history was made with the election of a black man as President of the United States of America…

nathanbedfordforrest.JPGNathan Bedford Forrest is thought to have been a founder of the KKK. He is suspected to have ordered a massacre of black soldiers during a civil war battle. The majority of the students at Nathan Bedford Forrest High School are black.

Media attention might be enough to have the board reconsider. I think a more effective form of action would be for a few more black individuals to get themselves elected to the board. There are plenty of really good dead people to name stuff after. I happened to be walking along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue last weekend, in Tunis.