Friday, November 28, 2008


First, the war on Christmas....
A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

Only in America. One day you're spending your Thanksgiving holiday with your family, the next day, hundreds of people overcome with the spirit of goodwill to men are leaving their bootprints on your body as they fight their way to get at the limited quantity big screen TVs.
Next, the war on drugs.....
The United States' war on drugs has failed and will continue to do so as long as it emphasizes law enforcement and neglects the problem of consumption, a Washington think tank says in a report co-chaired by a former president of Mexico.

What are you going to do? The government imports the drugs, then privatizes the prison industry so they can make a profit from the incarceration of all the people using the drugs you smuggled in and abuse them while their at it.
People have been cultivating pot for smoking since before Jesus, perhaps the US needs to re-examine it's drug laws and policies rather than lock people away for recreational drug use.
Finally, the war on terror.....
George W Bush says he wants his legacy to be that of a liberator of millions. Sure, he liberated millions of Iraqis from this mortal coil and still terrorists keep attacking people. This is your legacy.


Tom Harper said...

Yes, that Wal-Mart trampling death sure brings out that Christmas spirit in all of us.

There's also a War on Thanksgiving. The rightwing talking heads didn't get to it this year, but maybe next year it'll be their big media event. A few days ago our local paper had a letter, admonishing everybody not to call it "Turkey Day." Thanksgiving has such a deep historical meaning that it's sacreligious to call it Turkey Day.

Next year Bill O'Reilly will get right on it.

libhom said...

The connection between the Prison Industrial Complex and the War on Some Drugs is an important one to make.