Humor After the Storm

Three Texas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed. One of them said, “I’m the best surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he
performed a private concert for the Queen of England.”

One of the others said. “That’s nothing. A young man lost both arms and legs in an accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold
medal in field events in the Olympics.”

The third surgeon said, “You guys are amateurs.
Read on!Several years ago a cowboy who was high on cocaine and alcohol rode a horse head-on into
a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the horse’s ass and a cowboy hat. Now he’s President of the United States.”Submitted by member via e-mail
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Drug War History

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

Harry Anslinger, U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics, testifying to Congress on why
marijuana should be made illegal, 1937.

(Marijuana Tax Act, signed Aug. 2, 1937; effective Oct. 1,1937.)

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Spiritual thought for today

The sign of the friend of God is that he has three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.-Bayazid in ‘Attar, “Tadhkirat”

From “The Wisdom of Sufism,” compiled by Leonard Lewisohn, published by Oneworld Publications. Reprinted with permission of Oneworld Publications, Oxford,
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Bush to change light bulb

How many members of the Bush Administration does it take to change a light bulb?

1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed.

2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed.

3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb.

4. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either responsible for changing the light bulb or for darkness.

5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the new light bulb.

6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a stepladder under the banner: Lightbulb Change Accomplished.

7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark.

8. One to viciously smear #7.

9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light bulb changing policy all along.

10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.
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Medical professional & drugs

Living with teenage drug addicts

Sometime in the latter part of the first third of the twentieth century a man from the US went to Europe to visit the noted psychiatrist Carl Jung. He spent the entire summer with the noted psychiatrist working on his physic so that he would stop drinking. They finished and the man drank on the ship on his way home . He returned to Dr. Jung an asked if there was anything he could do to aid his drinking problem. The good Dr. replied, “No”, I have done all that I can. Fast forward to January 1976 I was told by a very good psychiatrist the very same thing is a few different words. He stated very clearly that he could treat my depression but I should go to a fellowship to overcome a spiritual malady that was most likely the root of my drinking. He said I must stop drinking before he could treat my depression.

I have never understood why the medical profession has stayed away from the silly drug war. They have allowed medical advice to be handled by people with guns and the power to imprison people with very, very severe brain diseases. The medical profession has not developed care that can respond to the afflicted needs.

What we have in place is a brain disease blamed on drugs. Where in reality we have a person with a spiritual malady using drugs to find relief he cannot find anywhere else. The medical professional say they cannot help him. The people with pistols want him to be a canary to catch bigger fish. Our legislatures play political games with laws they disobey The Justice department is very confused with the laws the legislatures make, however they want the political gain by enforcing these laws. The media is the culprit that keeps this attack on the sick afloat. This BBC article continues to blame the sickness on drugs. They state a position similar if you do not have sex you will not have penal cancer. This is how silly we have become. The people in power have no answer, but they sure want you to believe they do. Why do our people continue to ignore the medical people like Carl Jung and my psychiatrist Dr. Bauer about the spiritual malady that we call addiction? Why does most of the medical profession ignore us?

As this article says we love to look at the sad state of affairs of addiction. We should be looking at these people with all the LOVE that God gave us to use.

Of course what does Weirdharold know?

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Thought on drug war

SURE I INHALED: This morning on C-SPAN a caller asked me, after I’d told my seeing-Ted-Kennedy-soused tale, if it bothered me that George W. did cocaine once, or has been alleged to, or whatever. And I said it did, to the caller’s apparent surprise. It also bothers me that Al Gore could admit to marijuana use the way he did while running for president. My problem has nothing to do with the drugs themselves, though, or the use of them, but by the hypocrisy. How come candidates get to admit to crimes that, when they’re elected, they put others in jail for but have not been punished for themselves? The idea of guys who’ve slipped the noose, and are willing to publically admit it, putting others in the noose — by the thousands and thousands — turns my stomach. To my mind, there’s no more vivid demonstration that the drug laws are a cruel farce.

The next time a presidential candidate makes his ritual drug confession, I think they should be given a choice: serve out the prison term or pay the fine that applied when they offended or recuse themselves and their administration from enforcing the same laws. Better yet, let them commit to changing the laws that they were fortunate enough not to have been caught breaking. Fair? I think so.
Andrew Sullivan Blog
Posted by Walter on Friday, August 19, 2005

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