Archive for the 'Drug War' Category

Making life worse for those in pain

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

During the Christmas season, 1994, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration put Las Vegas medical doctor Dietrich Stoermer, who had treated our troops in Vietnam, on trial here for writing “too many” painkiller prescriptions. Since other doctors worried about being “red-flagged” by the drug police if they took on the cases of chronic pain patients, Dr. […]

Taxing the poor, seizing the homes of accused ‘pimps’

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

It’s a well known doctrine of economics that what you subsidize you get more of, and what you tax you get less of. Thus, the United States government in its infinite wisdom subsidizes poverty and out-of-wedlock birth, along with unmarried women raising children without any man in the home, and gets more of all three […]

Too much time on their hands

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Not content with banning or at least fining those who traffic in cigarettes, trans-fats, salt, and big sugary soft drinks, New York City’s Mayor and millionaire chief busybody, Michael Bloomberg, last week set his sights on a new villain: Styrofoam. In his State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg pushed for a ban on […]

‘Fast and Furious’: what are they hiding?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., aired a lengthy report on the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” Mexican gun-running operation on Sept. 30. Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills offer an English-language version at http://tinyurl.com/9jdp2gh: “On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of […]

How are we doin’?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, 236 years ago? We remain free by many measures. Americans can still pretty much live where we want, work where we want, […]

Layoffs here, layoffs there … now let’s shut down a thousand smoke shops!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Jeffrey Armstrong is a soft-spoken guy, of evident Caribbean origin. He’s the owner and sole proprietor of “The Smoke Zone,” a rented storefront next to the Quizno’s on Rancho Boulevard just north of Charleston — though it’s one of several similar “RYO (Roll Your Own) Filling Stations” in Southern Nevada. The basic pitch? Cheap cigarettes. […]

‘Legal on Monday, go to jail today’

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Just as the promoters of the income tax swore in 1913 it would never be more than a few percent — and then only on millionaires — so the “Progressive” congressional pimps of the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act said it was just a truth-in-labeling measure, that the government would NEVER get between doctors and […]

The proper role of the county sheriff

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Richard Mack first came to national attention when, as sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, he successfully brought the lawsuit Mack v. United States (re-named Printz v. United States, when Mack’s suit was joined with that of Sheriff Jay Printz of Ravalli County, Montana), arguing Congress had no legitimate power to order local law enforcement officials […]

Taxpayers roasting on an open fire …

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Nation’s “Forests Are Severely Damaged By Marijuana Grow Sites,” reads the headline on the Dec. 7 press release from the U.S. Forest Service, datelined Washington, D&C. Marijuana cultivation sites in 20 states on 67 national forests “have caused severe damage,” said Forest Service director of law enforcement David Ferrell. In California alone, the Forest Service […]

Destroying Americans’ health and wealth, one boondoggle at a time

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I see where “authorities” (so many BDU-clad narcs want in on the action that no one even tries any more to list all the outfits currently operating under the rubric of the “multi-agency narcotics team” or the “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program”) began removing another 9,400 marijuana plants from the mountains west of Las […]