Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ellen Taylor Goes Politically Incorrect

The Times- Standard did it to me again. They didn't put a link on their web page to something I wanted to deal with here.

Anyway, lefty gadfly and activist from Petrolia, Ellen Taylor, has a My Word column in today's paper entitled The War On Drugs Is A War Against People. Now, that in and of itself isn't politically incorrect in some circles, but the drug she uses for an example does: Methamphetamine.

Hey, it's hard to find anyone that will even come close to defending meth use, but she does it, and I actually think she did it quite well. I won't quibble over any areas I have of disagreement other than to say her column this morning, as usual, has a bit of a conspiratorial tone to it.

But, hey, just cause you're paranoid....

Regardless; kudos to Ellen Taylor. I appreciate people who have the courage to express opinions outside the mainstream line of thinking.

37 Comments:

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

How annoying that its not online. The T-S can't seem to figure out how to run the editorial page on their website.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Fred said...

It's probably part of the vast conspiracy against me. They try and figure out what subjects I might want to comment on and leave those off the web site but they usually guess wrong.

I think that's twice in the last week they got it right, though. This one and their story on the boardwalk curfew.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

Don't you mean the vast left-wing conspiracy? Haven't you heard? The T-S is now the paper of leftist radicals.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Indeed, Heraldo. With so many groups out to get each other nowadays, you need a program to tell just who all the players are.

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Heraldo said...

At least there are only two sides to choose from, if you listen to the simpletons.

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Steve Lewis said...

Heraldo, anyone who has lived in Humboldt County for the last five years has seen the Times-Standard shift editorial policy in favor of the Leftist activists. Why? Because of Arkley's E.R. competition--with the T-S giving Lefties spokespeople great coverage, e.g. the poorly attended Democracy Unlimited meeting.

It's a fact. The T-S is now more than ever another mouthpiece for Humboldt rads. Congratulations, pols for benefiting from the newspaper wars!

 
At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TS seems pretty balanced as I see it. I'm middle of the road, politically speaking, and the TS hardly comes off as radical; however, to each their own.

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Steve is nothing if not consistent.

Unfortunately he's consistently wrong.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Rose said...

She's defending METH!?! As a cure for society's ills. Astounding.

From the Montana Meth Project
Meth is made from some of the nastiest stuff around. You don't even want this stuff in your house, let alone put it in your body.

The key ingredient in meth is a drug called pseudophedrine - that's the chemical that makes store bought cold medicines like Sudafed work. When you have a cold, this may work by itself, but when you combine it with other chemicals, it's a lethal mixture.

Other ingredients may include:

Iodine flakes or crystals (as found in some veterinary products); Its vapors can cause eye and skin irritation and breathing problems.

Hydrochloric acid (one of the most acidic chemicals known to man); Breathing this junk can cause chemical burns to eyes, nose, skin, and severe respiratory problems.

Acetone (from nail polish remover or camp stove fuel); Eating or breathing it can cause severe gastric irritation (the mother of all stomach aches), and coma.

Lithium (usually taken out of household batteries); Skin contact of any kind can cause severe burns.

Anhydrous ammonia (typically from fertilizer); Get a good whiff of this and you could experience severe respiratory problems, eye and mucous membrane damage.

Red phosphorous (most likely sources: ground up matches or emergency road flares): Vapors can irritate your nose, throat, lungs and eyes.

Sulfuric acid (that is drain cleaner): Skin contact of any kind can cause sever burns, breathing this in could result in sever lung damage.

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I am with Rose completely on this issue. If people need a medication to stay awake, then should consult their physician and get a legal perscription. Who knows what or who makes this junk.

 
At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Rose for the Meth lesson.

What boggles me is people who think this is some sort of new epidemic. Its been around since at least WWII! You used to be able to buy it over the counter not 5 years ago. Remember all the baseball players dying of heart attacks? When they diagnose a child with ADD, what do they give them? Prescription crank.

People think it rots your teeth and makes you age quickly. This is really not even true. You can have a meth addict in your family and have no idea. Take calcium pills, use clearacil.

Ultimately what I am getting at is that this drug has been tolerated over the years, because it does make workers more productive at least for the short term. It certainly does not make them happy. But this drug is everywhere. Cocaine doesnt even come close, unless youre in Miami.

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Well, for some odd reason the meth users who are buying from the dealers in beat up motor homes that set up camp all over town don't seem to have any teeth left. Maybe they just forget to floss.

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Rose, and for people such as yourself thats when Meth becomes an issue. Somebody with no teeth parks a motorhome in front of your house. Yeah, I bet you'll take notice then. Maybe next time you will realize problems exist before they become aesthetically unpleasant for you.

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen Taylor...the Anne Coulter of the left. Always as paranoid and now just as toxic. I'd say that she didn't go politically incorrect. She took political correctness to a vomit inducing, rediculous extreme. Sure, the war on drugs (as fought now) is counter productive, but to say meth use is somehow justified by the ills of society gives cover to the effing bastards that profit from this scourge.

 
At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats the thing with conservatives Ive noticed. They want to hear nothing about problems until they show up parked in a motorhome and begin micturating on the new flower bed. Good sleuthing Rose. You're just 2 or 3 decades late.

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She's running for the shelter of her mother's little helper..."

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"She's running for the shelter of her mother's little helper..."

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous mresquan said...

interesting article about the prop 215 scam in todays times-standard.All the more reason to legalize.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like global 'warming'(Which SHOULD be called Global Climate Change)- America has once again run with the story before checking facts.

This stuff now called 'meth' IS NOT
methadrine! (speed) -the stuff that has been around since WW2.

As anyone can see above, it is not made from the same thing-much less made in clean conditions by professionals.

THIS meth is crushed-up diet pills mixed with drano or whatever-ususally by someone already so wacked out they no longer care if they sell pure poison to a child.

WHY would anyone put that into their own body?

This is what the 'war' on drugs has wrought;
It is illegal and costly to get any 'real' drugs, so people take the cheapest crap they can find. How sad that we are so dumbed-down and class-less, that we have an epidemic of people no smarter that glue sniffers.

Ive seen people addicted to cocaine and heroin. Not a great choice perhaps, but even those chemicals are almost kind to you compared to 'meth'
It destroys your mind and body at an unbelievable rate.

People always have- always will take drugs. For thousands of years
people have used many with little
adverse effects. i.e.: marijuana,
yet the current 'war'hardly seems to admit this meth epidemic- while we spend Billions! putting 'dangerous' pot-smokers behind bars.

Almost laughable if it werent so sad.

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

She should, as a medical professional, know that.

It's criminal. This is like a doctor saying "Feeling depressed, take some crackrock, it'll help"

 
At 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad monkey! Back to your own blog.

 
At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Ellen to claim that Meth is a "medicine" that the underclass is justified for using is beyond disingenuous. To claim that people are OK to use and abuse Meth out of some justification for their social standing is worse than disingenuous ... it is double-speak masquerading as social commentary.

This scourge is tearing our society and families apart and we should adopt a no tolerance policy to allow law enforcement to kick some ass in ridding us of this crap.

Other than that, I don't have a strong opinion one way or another.

Chris Crawford

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger Rose said...

She's just completely off her rocker, Chris.

 
At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This stuff now called 'meth' IS NOT"

I know methadrine, and this crystal-meth, sir, is no methadrine.

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you guys ever heard of Adderol? (sp?) It is prescription tweak folks... Doctor prescribed prescription tweak...

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Chris Crawford and Rose, you're wrong. Meth is used in multiple applications, mostly with children. Now we can debate ADD and wether its an actual condition certainly. But it is regularly prescribed to children. Where do you think the meth problem begins? Desoxyn is an actual prescription Methamphatamine. Doctors also prescribe it to obese people and people with narcolepsy.

It amazes me how ignorant the two of you are. Chris Crawford, please don't use words like 'scourge' when you don't have all the facts. You remind me too much of our President, who earlier in his life had a Cocaine problem.

I do agree Meth is bad stuff. But it is actually used medically.

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a cocaine problem? Just look at the guys facial ticks, constant jaw clenching... He looks like he does coke now!

People got all over clinton for smoking weed. Bush is a man who obviously did ALLOT of coke back in the day, at the very least.

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

George W. Bush is still using. No doubt about it. How else could someone come up with such an insance foreign policy? And all that heavy drinking sure doesn't help the "President" either. If the Democrats don't impeach these buffoons, then we need some new Democrats ASAP.

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

conservatives always try to paint what they don't understand in black and white. Crawford thinks its so simple as to go 'kick some ass'. Nice one Chris. Yeah, you're not a Neanderthal or anything. The problem with your ilk of conservatism is that what you don't know could fill a damn book! You are so ignorant yet so righteous at the same time.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Adderall® is a pharmaceutical stimulant amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Severe cases of depression may also be treated with Adderall or other stimulants. It was first prescribed in the 1920s as an anorectic (under the brand name Obetrol®), but such usage is now rare. Adderall is a schedule II controlled substance, meaning it has been deemed to have a high potential for abuse.

It isn't a good thing in itself.

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a really good thread. I think the many misconceptions about meth have been raised here. The fact that we prescribe children meth regularly for being unable to sit in a chair without moving is disturbing. I first learned that you can get meth via prescription from a child who was in high school more than 5 years ago. Believe me children are far more educated, particularly on this issue, than we give them credit for.

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Anonymous said...

This is a really good thread. I think the many misconceptions about meth have been raised here. The fact that we prescribe children meth regularly for being unable to sit in a chair without moving is disturbing. I first learned that you can get meth via prescription from a child who was in high school more than 5 years ago. Believe me children are far more educated, particularly on this issue, than we give them credit for.

6:53 PM


It isn't meth, stop saying that.

 
At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desoxn is Meth. Go back to your blog little boy.

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen is typical of nice folks who just don't get it. God forbid you should have a child destroyed by meth or have a a renter or neighbor that will make your life a living hell. Worst yet her enabling will cause these things to impact others.

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen is typical of nice folks who just don't get it. God forbid you should have a child destroyed by meth or have a a renter or neighbor that will make your life a living hell. Worst yet her enabling will cause these things to impact others.

 
At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speed kills.

 
At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The drug war is a war on our own people - unless they are rich. Then you can do all the hard drugs you want. Just ask George W. Bush.

 

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